Football practices at Connersville High School have been cancelled for this week after two coaches showed symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19.

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With paint in place, the new futsal court at Offutts Park is complete. A grand opening tournament is being planned on a Sunday within the next several weeks.

Limited activity times and parent meetings will mark the start of a phased-in fall sports season for Connersville High School.

INDIANAPOLIS – Due to the many COVID-19 related challenges that would accompany staffing team rosters for a two-month season, Major League Baseball will not provide players to the teams of Minor League Baseball in 2020, resulting in the cancellation of this season.

Tom Hilkert putts on the ninth green at Willowbrook Country Club during Fayette County Chamber of Commerce golf tournament on Thursday as Morgan Howard, left, and Craig Kinyon, right, wait. All were members of the Reid Health team. The Chamber executive, Gertrud Whitaker, said 21 teams parti…

Among volunteers helping put on the Chamber golf tourney were, from left, Karen Lippincott, Beth Shank, Melinda Sudhoff and Anna Pugsley, who are pictured with some of the prizes offered to tournament participants.

Players signed off on Major League Baseball’s health and safety protocols and agreed to report to training camps at their home stadiums by July 1 in preparation for a pandemic-shortened regular season of 60 games.

Thirty-five teams are participating in the Wednesday Night Men’s League at Willowbrook Country Club.

With a new fieldhouse nearly ready for Spartan sports to occupy, Connersville High School athletic director Brent Duncan is turning his attention to the school’s past glories.

It may be hard to believe that the COVID-19 health emergency could be good for something, but the managers at Willowbrook Country Club see it that way.

INDIANAPOLIS — Preliminary results from the second phase of a scientific study aimed at measuring the spread of the novel coronavirus in Indiana show fewer active infections and a greater number of people testing positive for antibodies.

BLOOMINGTON — The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved a resolution naming the intramural center on the Bloomington campus after Bill Garrett, IU’s first black basketball player.

An additional 449 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing the total number of Indiana rewidents with the novel coronavirus to 38,748 by Thursday.

Paul Neidig expects his first year as IHSAA commissioner to begin the same way that every other fall season has for decades — with football games being played on Friday nights, soccer and volleyball matches, all that other good stuff.

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.