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Connersville’s Alexa Weber hits a shot of the 14th fairway at the Elks Country Club in Richmond on Saturday. Playing in the Indiana High School Athletic Association sectional meet, Weber and the Lady Spartans returned home following a sixth-place team finish.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com RICHMOND — Four local teams traveled to the Elks Country Club to take part in the Indiana High School Athletic Association girls golf sectional on Saturday. The goal for each was simple. Earn a top-three finish among the

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Union County football evens record at 2-2

By The NEWS-EXAMINER WINCHESTER — The Union County football team traveled to Winchester on Friday night and picked up a Tri-Eastern Conference win over the Golden Falcons, returning home following a 12-8 verdict. Offensively, at least on the ground, the Patri

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Sports Briefs

Spartan Open golf tournament accepting registrations   Registrations are now being accepted for Connersville High School basketball’s Spartan Open golf tournament. The event will be held at Willowbrook Country Club on Saturday, beginning with a 9 a.m. sh

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Into the lion's den

Connersville junior Colten Glover (4) looks to get around the corner against the Rushville defense, Friday night at the Connersville High School football stadium. CHS finished with 224 rushing yards as a team, its best output of the season on the ground.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com The back-and-forth with the War on 44 trophy continues. After winning the prize from Rushville with a 44-34 victory last season, the Connersville football team made several key mistakes on Friday, allowing the Lions to reclaim

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Connersville soccer boys post shut out over Devils

Connersville junior Brayson McQueen leaps to settle a ball against Richmond in game between the two teams, Thursday at Spartan Field. McQueen scored the first goal of the game, with 4:02 left in the first half, helping the Spartans claim a 2-0 victory over their Wayne County rival.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com It is said that patience is a virtue. Entertaining Richmond on Thursday afternoon, the Connersville High School boys soccer team got the opportunity to discover what truth there is to that. Watching shot after shot m

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CHS boys tennis edges visiting Oldenburg

By The NEWS-EXAMINER In any tennis match that delivers a 3-2 final score, there has to be one match making both teams hold their breath, hoping for a positive outcome. For the Connersville Spartans in their tilt with visiting Oldenburg Academy,

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Sports Briefs

Lady Spartan basketball camp The 2018 Connersville Lady Spartan basketball camp will be held at Spartan Bowl on Oct. 1 and 3, and on Oct. 8 and 10 (both weeks on Monday and Wednesday). The camp is for girls in grades K-6th (based on current grade). On all four days

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Vinatieri visits Washington with chance at field goal record

By MICHAEL MAROT - AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Adam Vinatieri’s weekend preparations have already kicked into full force. He’s working with wet footballs, determining his best footgear and getting ready for another potentially big day in messy

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Diametric decisions

Connersville’s Kelsey Smith tangles with Delta’s Addie Chester (8) at Spartan Field on Wednesday afternoon. Tasked with defending Chester,the leading scorer for the Lady Eagles with23 goals, throughout Wednesday’s contest, Smith limited the freshman striker to one goal, helping the Lady Spartans earn a 7-1 victory.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com In a span of 24 hours, the Connersville girls soccer team ran a gamut of emotions on Tuesday and Wednesday evening. On Tuesday night, the Lady Spartans defeated Shelbyville, winning the 3-2 contest on a goal by Maddie Gregory

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CHS tennis celebrates senior night with shutout

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com On Monday night, No. 1 singles player Justus Parvis was the final varsity player still hitting backhands and sending serves over the net for the Connersville Spartans. His three-set win over Rylan Hundley put the fin

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Lady Spartans tame Panthers in 3 sets

Connersville hitterLaina Fields (7) goes up for a spike against Franklin County in an Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference match on Wednesday evening. The Lady Spartans finished the night with 36 kills, on the way to a straight-set victory over the visiting Lady Wildcats.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com Whether the Connersville High School volleyball team is back in charge of its game, and closing in on being sectional-ready, remains to be seen. After all, in its last four matches, the team is 2-2. But in spite of t

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Area golf teams head to Richmond

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com RICHMOND — If the 2018 Indiana High School Athletic Association girls golf sectional in Richmond has a Tri-Eastern Conference feel to it on Saturday, well, that’s completely understandable. Nine teams will tee it u

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Spartans and Lions renew gridiron skirmish

Connersvillerunner Landon Cerqua, left, looks for running room against South Dearborn,while Nate Pruitt for the Knights (33) moves in to attempt a tackle, last Friday night at CHS field. Connersville entertains Rushville tonight for the annual War on 44 with the Lions.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com Two years ago, the Rushville Lions defeated Connersville on the football field to keep control of the War on 44 trophy, a traveling award given to the team that wins the contest between the two squads. Last year, the Spartans

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Area grid teams look to hit midseason on a roll

Union County’s Tucker Coffman (27) tries to break free from Cambridge City Lincoln’s Jeremiah Holder in a Tri-Eastern Conference game between the two teams at Ball State University on Saturday, Aug. 25. The Patriots will travel to Winchester, while the Golden Eagles will play host to Hagerstown in a pair of TEC games tonight.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com With temperatures this week starting to feel like fall, and the NFL kicking off its season last weekend, football is in the air nearly everywhere one turns. While the big boys in the pros and college are trying to get their le

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Franklin County cross country splits with Patriots

By The News-Examiner LIBERTY — Both Franklin County cross country teams hit the road on Tuesday, traveling to Union County for dual meets. The Wildcat boys returned home with a 22-36 win, but the Franklin County girls were handed a heartbreaking 27-28 loss. T

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Senior send-off

Franklin County senior Abby Orschell watches a shot at Willowbrook Country Club on Tuesday evening. Orschell and the Lady Wildcats posted a 187-214 win over their hosts, raising their 2018 dual record to 8-2.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com A busy week greeted Connersville High School girls golf, as the team headed to class on Monday morning. The first of two days of Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference play greeted them on Monday evening, and the Indiana Hig

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Connersville XC runs atNew Castle Invitational

Connersville’s Tylissa Beckner approaches the finish line at the New Castle Invitational on Tuesday. Beckner finished third individually, helping the Lady Spartans earn a third-place team finish at the meet.

By The NEWS-EXAMINER NEW CASTLE — Both Connersville cross country teams boarded a bus on Tuesday, headed for the New Castle Invitational. Following the event, the two teams got back on the same bus, this time with third- and sixth-place finishes. Led by a thi

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To the very end

Connersville's Justus Parvis offers up a serve against New Castle's Rylan Huntley in No. 1 singles play on Monday evening. Parvis and Huntley were the final varsity players on the courts, as the match came down to their outcome. Parvis wound up winning in three sets, 6-4, 0-6, 7-5.

By GRADY TATE - gtate@newsexaminer.com Connersville High School tennis coach Chris Bloom is no stranger to witnessing his charges lose a match by the ever-so-dreadful score of 3-2. Those are the matches that, in many cases, a serve here or a return there

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Franklin County soccer splits games with Centerville

By The NEWS-EXAMINER CENTERVILLE — Both the Franklin County boys and girls took their soccer teams on the road to Centerville on Monday night, splitting the two games. The Franklin County boys were successful in their tilt, scoring seven times on the way to a

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Sports Briefs

For more information, please call the Connersville Parks office at 765-825-5244. Spartan Open golf tournament accepting registrations Registrations are now being accepted for Connersville High School basketball’s Spartan Open golf tournament. The event will b

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Novak Djokovic ready to chase Federer, Nadal

By HOWARD FENDRICH - AP Sports Writer NEW YORK — Now that Novak Djokovic has the same number of Grand Slam titles as his childhood idol, Pete Sampras, it’s realistic for him to start thinking about chasing the only two men ahead of him, Roger Federer an

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