Clay Garrison, who served as captain of the Connersville Spartans boys basketball team for the past two seasons, has been selected as a recipient of the Jack Butcher Scholarship Award by the Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association.

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The Bible tells of a miracle in which Jesus’ disciples fed a multitude of people with five loaves of bread and two fishes. Now, the fish caught by entrants in a virtual walleye tournament will help feed 3,000 people in Connersville.

Sports coverage in the Connersville News-Examiner has been temporarily suspended. Local sports  at the school and recreational leagues have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 health emergency. Coverage will resume in the News-Examiner when there are local activities to report.

Connersville Middle School has announced Winter Sports program award recipients. Because the school is closed, the awards will be presented at a future date, according to Trent Liggett, athletic director.

Though they didn’t get to meet, go up on stage, and receive applause for their efforts throughout the winter, athletes at Connersville High School have not been forgotten.

BROOKVILLE – In what Connersville head coach David Ellis deemed “the best start to the season imaginable,” his Lady Spartan softball charges opened 2014 with a doubleheader sweep on the road at Franklin County on Saturday.

With all the indecision, confusion and unknown swirling in current mainstream life, Connersville High School basketball player Jacob Brown can rest easy on one thing, at least.

Masters golf tournament moved to November

With winter sports in the rear-view mirror and the weather beginning to warm, athletes throughout Indiana have been looking forward to spring programs to start.


In the current landscape the country finds itself in, what does a business do when it is determined to be ‘non-essential’ in spite of the fact that those using that business have skills that need to be engaged almost daily?

EDITORS NOTE: With local sports on hold due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Connersville News-Examiner will run spring sporting event stories on Thursdays, from previous years. This tennis story was originally from the April 7, 2019 paper. I hope you enjoy the trip down memory lane.  


The threat of the COVID-19 virus isn’t going to stop Kelli House from putting on her shoes, making sure her children are dressed appropriately for the weather, and stepping outside with them for a little run.

Cubs fans in the Wrigley Field bleachers have been throwing opponents' home-run balls back onto the field for decades.

Tokyo Olympics looking at summer of 2021

Connersville's Damon Huffman readies for a pitch in sectional play last season. Along with other high school athletes, Huffman, a senior, is awaiting the start of the 2020 season.

Not even a month ago, Connersville High School athletes were closing out their winter seasons and shifting gears to prepare for what was ahead in the spring.

While spring sports stand currently in limbo, possibly headed toward cancellation, there have been a few awards handed out, keeping sports somewhat relevant.

INDIANAPOLIS — Former Connersville High School girls basketball player April (McDivitt) Schilling was named as an assist coach with the WNBA’s Indiana Fever in a press release received on March 18.

Local cancellations/postponements

SPENCER, Ind. — With sports of all shapes and sizes falling victim to the Covid-19 virus, six Connersville Gymnastics Center USA level 3 gymnasts were able to dodge the bullet by attending their state meet prior to all of the postponements and cancelations.

The Connersville High School boys swim team might not have been large as far as the numbers went, but the 2020 squad wound up successful in spite of that.

Take a look at the won/loss record for the Connersville High School wrestling team in 2019-20, and you might think that the Spartans had a sub-par season.

Cancellations and PostponementsDue to COVID-19 precautions, several local events have been cancelled or postponed. Among them include:

The Kentucky Derby was postponed until September on Tuesday, the latest rite of spring in sports to be struck by the new coronavirus along with the Masters, March Madness and baseball season.

With Coronavirus fears shutting down nearly every professional sporting league and event in the country, it was only a matter of time before local athletic events would fall victim as well.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks to the media during a press conference at the United Center on Feb. 15, in Chicago, Ill. Silver has announced that the current stoppage of the NBA season could last a month or longer.

FRANKLIN — Seven competitors from the Connersville Area Swim Team (CAST) traveled to the Southeastern Divisional Championships in Franklin, Ind., looking to advance and earn another swim.

Connersville Middle School baseball/softball tryouts

MIAMI — The NBA has suspended its season “until further notice” after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, a move that came only hours after the majority of the league’s owners were leaning toward playing games without fans in arenas.