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End of the Line

Several players on the Connersville defense converge on Richmond runner Wyatt Boyd in the Class 4A Sectional 22 opener at CHS stadium on Friday night. Making the tackle are players Anthony McClain (58), Breydan Shafer (23), Adam Kelly (3) and Evan Shafer (9). Richmond defeated the Spartans 31-7.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com The 2018 Connersville High School football season ended the same way that it started more than two months ago. The opponent was the same. The location was the same. And, unfortunately for the Spartan gridders, so was the outco

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7th Scholar Athletes

Pictured are the Connersville Middle School seventh-grade top GPAathletes honored atthe 2018 Fall Sports Awards program at the school.Carson Giesting was a cross country runnerfor the Spartans and took home the boys award.Aleigha Williamscompeted on the swim team and earned the award for the girls.

7th Scholar Athletes

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Sports Briefs

CMS girls basketball open gym starts Open gym for the Connersville Middle School girls basketball team will be held each Wednesday in Oct. (24th, 31st), and on Nov. 6th, 8th, 15th and 20th. The South Gym will be the location for each of the open gyms, with the exce

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Fresh start

Connersville senior Brent Jones (18) wraps up Batesville runner Ben Schebler, last Friday night at Spartan Field. Tonight, Jones and the Spartans will entertain Richmond in the first round of the Class 4A Sectional 22 tournament. The game will be a rematch, as the two teams opened the 2018 season against one another. The Red Devils won that game 34-16.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com When the Richmond Red Devil football team lines up, opposite the Connersville Spartans tonight in the IHSAA Class 4A Sectional 22 opener on the Connersville High School field, all of the cliches will apply. One and d

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Local gridiron teams set for sectional openers

The Union County duo of Mason Whitsell (78) and Jakob Clarkston (5) put the brakes on Cambridge City Lincoln runner Jacob Ervin in a Tri-Eastern Conference game between the two teams at Ball State University on Saturday, Aug. 25. The Patriots travel to Knightstown for the opening round of the Class 2A Sectional 37 tournament tonight. Lincoln will play hostfor tonight’s Class A Sectional 46 opener, welcoming Edinburgh to the Eagle’s Nest.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com Post season football kicks off tonight, and for two area teams, a glance across the field will reveal teams they’re all too familiar with, as Union County travels to Tri-Eastern Conference foe Knightstown, and Franklin C

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Classroom Excellence

Pictured are the 2018 Connersville Middle School fall athletes who maintained grades of A throughout the season.Front row, left to right:Lisa Downard (cross country), Harlee Dunaway (cross country), Braelyn Riggins (cheerleading), Kiley Smith (volleyball), Paige Dafler (volleyball), Lexi Barr (volleyball)and Jocelyn McClung (swimming). Back row: Braxton Myers (football), Cody Hauger (football), Cody Naylor (cross country), Chance Bentley (football), Carter DeBoard (football), Gavin Pearson (football)and Kerstin Ellis (volleyball). Not pictured: Owen Nobbe (swimming). Contributed

Classroom Excellence

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Sports Briefs

High School football playoff selections made The 2018 IHSAA football sectional selection show was held last Sunday, and based on the results, three of the four local teams will open postseason play at home. In the Class 4A Sectional 22 tournament, Connersville (0-8

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Calling All Runners

Cambridge City Lincoln runner Payton McGriff (413) runs slightly ahead of teammate Dylan McCullum at the IHSAA sectional cross country meet at Connersville High School on Saturday, Oct. 6. Both McGriff and McCullum will compete at the semistate run at Shelbyville on Saturday.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com At the sound of a gun on Saturday, 10 local runners will have a chance to reach the pinnacle of the high school cross country world — the state finals. Six girls and four boys from the area will step up to the

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Sports Briefs

Fayette County youth boys basketball tryouts Tryouts for Fayette County Youth boys basketball will be held this month. Tryout day will be on Oct. 30 for second-graders. The location will be Spartan Bowl and the tryout will run from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. The make-up d

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Top Scholar Athletes

Pictured are the Connersville Middle School eighth-grade top GPAathletes honored atthe 2018 Fall Sports Awards program at the school. Gavin Pearson played football for the Spartans and took home the boys award. Kerstin Ellis was a volleyball player and earned the award for the girls.

Top Scholar Athletes

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Regional Exit

Union County’s Brooklyn Wilson (14) beats a pair of Park Tudor players to the ball, Saturday in the Class A Regional 11 soccer semifinals, played at Heritage Christian High School. Wilson scored a goal in the contest for the Lady Patriots, but Park Tudor wound up coming away with a 5-1 victory.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com INDIANAPOLIS — Facing the third-ranked team in Class A, the Union County High School girls soccer team was hoping for a fast start, Saturday in its Regional 11 semifinal game against Park Tudor High School. Unfortun

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Lady Tigers win TEC tilt for sectional volleyball crown

Cambridge City Lincolnhitter Laynie Russell (9) collects a kill in the Class 2A Sectional 41 championship match against Hagerstown on Saturday night. The Golden Eagle senior collected 18 kills in the match, but LHS wound up on the losing end ofa 22-25, 10-25, 25-22, 25-27 verdict,bringing its seasonto an end.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com CAMBRIDGE CITY —  There were plenty of tears to go around, following the championship game of the Class 2A Sectional 41 volleyball tournament on Saturday night. Some of them were happy tears. Many more of them were

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Lincoln football tripped up by South Decatur

By The NEWS-EXAMINER GREENSBURG — Alex Hokey ran for a season-high 150 yards, and scored two touchdowns, but that wasn’t enough to lead Cambridge City Lincoln to its first win of the season, as the Golden Eagles fell to South Decatur by a 32-14 score. J

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Sports Briefs

CMS girls basketball open gym starts Open gym for the Connersville Middle School girls basketball team will be held each Wednesday in Oct. (17th, 24th, 31st), and on Nov. 6th, 8th, 15th and 20th. The South Gym will be the location for each of the open gyms, with th

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