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Tumbling wunderkind

Jayci Allen offers a salute at the Connersville Gymnastics Center. The Connersville 12-year-old will travel to Illinois this weekend to take part in the 2019 USA Gymnastics Level 7 Regional Championships. Allen will compete as an All-Around gymnast (competing in all four events) at the meet.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com Jayci Allen applies powder to her hands, checks her foot position, and glances up at the uneven bars in front of her. Everything goes quiet inside the Connersville Gymnastics Center, and every set of eyes i

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Rally falls short for Franklin County softball against Milan

MILAN — The Milan Lady Indians scored a total of six runs in the first two innings to put the Franklin County High School softball team in a 6-0 hole, early on Thursday night. But the Lady Wildcats weren’t finished. The FC offense would eventu

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Sports Briefs

C.A.S.T. accepting registrations for summer The Connersville Area Swim Team is now accepting registrations for the summer season. For new swimmers, tryouts will be held on Monday, May 13 at the Connersville High School swimming pool, starting at 5 p.m.  Cost t

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Trojan Split

Connersville’s Hunter Fasbinder delivers a pitch against Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference foe East Central, in a junior varsity tilt between the two teams at Spartan Field on Thursday evening. Fasbinder was one of three hurlers for the Spartan reserves in the game. CHS was beaten by the Trojans 16-1.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com With the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference adopting a schedule that has league opponents playing home and away games on Mondays and Thursdays, the Connersville Spartans concluded their two-game series with East Central

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Battle of the birds

Cambridge City Lincoln hurler Nolan Miller unleashes a pitch against Seton Catholic at Lincoln Park, Wednesday in Milton. Miller was one of four hurlers for the Golden Eagles on the day. Seton Catholic won the game 13-6.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com MILTON — For four innings on Wednesday night, the Cambridge City Lincoln baseball team found itself locked in a dual against visiting Seton Catholic, a case of Golden Eagles vs. Cardinals. In this case, the Cardinals got

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Lincoln softball holds off New Castle for win

By The NEWS-EXAMINER NEW CASTLE — The Cambridge City Lincoln softball team traveled to New Castle on Tuesday, and managed to hang on to a 7-6 victory over the Lady Trojans. Trailing 4-2 after three innings, the Lady Golden Eagles charged back in front wi

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Sports Briefs

Connersville Parks Dept. announces sign-up dates The Connersville Parks and Recreation Department has released a schedule of sign-up deadlines and fees for its sports programs. • Church league softball: ages 16-up, $180 per team, deadline May 1

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Three-way track and field meet greets CHS boys and girls

By The NEWS-EXAMINER GREENSBURG — Both Connersville track and field teams made a road trip on Tuesday evening, going to Greensburg to face both the host Pirates and the New Castle Trojans. The Lady Spartan team wound up taking their half of the meet by a

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Playin' catch-up

Connersville senior Katie Steele moves in to make a catch against Shelbyville on Tuesday afternoon. Steele finished with two of CHS' eight hits against the Lady Golden Bears. Shelbyville won the game, 12-2.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com While opportunities to score runs might be plentiful against some teams, against truly talented schools, that's just not the case. On Tuesday night, the Connersville High School softball team hosted a very good Shelb

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Sports Briefs

3v3 soccer tournament accepting registrations Now is the time to sign up for the Nolan Kicks 4 Causes 3v3 soccer tournament. The tournament will be held on Saturday, June 15 at River’s Edge Park in Connersville. The registration fee before June 1 is only $75

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Fairway four-way

Franklin County’s Zach Jewell follows through on a fairway shot at Willowbrook Country Club on Monday night. Jewell and the Wildcats won a four-way meet on the Connersville course, the team’s 200 score beating Batesville, Oldenburg Academy and the host Spartans. Jewell led FC with a score of 44.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com With the sun shining brightly on all four teams, Oldenburg Academy and a pair of Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference teams, Batesville and Franklin County, joined the Connersville Spartans on the Willowbrook Country Club

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Connersville baseball tripped in conference game by Trojans

By The NEWS-EXAMINER A two-run lead after one inning proved insufficient, as the Connersville High School baseball team wound up on the wrong end of a 5-2 outcome against Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference opponent East Central at Spartan Field on Monday night. Co

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Sports Briefs

Willowbrook ladies 9-hole league starting The Willowbrook Country Club ladies 9-hole league is getting ready to begin, and will have an organizational meeting on Tuesday at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held at Willowbrook inside the pro shop. Anyone interested in pla

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