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Riz's Roundball Picks Week 6 (Jan. 18-20)

By David Risley - Drisley@thecouriertimes.com
I was 6-0 in games played last Thursday through Saturday, as the other nine games got postponed. Three of those games will be played tonight, so they will count toward the Week 5 record (nine games total).
That leaves u . . . more »


Raiders beat Golden Bears in battle of county champs

By Ron Greeson - For The Courier-times
MIDDLETOWN  — Shenandoah hosted Monroe Central Saturday night in the growing rivalry of area small school athletic powers which are now Mid-Eastern Conference (MEC) rivals.
The Raiders entered the game unbeaten at 3 . . . more »


Trojans tame Lions in 78-45 romp to tie record

By David Risley - Drisley@thecouriertimes.com
RUSHVILLE — New Castle High School boys basketball team tied a school record Saturday night as it defeated host Rushville 78-45 in Memorial Gymnasium to remain perfect on the season.
In recording their 13th straig . . . more »


Trojans finish eighth at HHC Swimming Meet

By Jason Kubick Of Nchs And C-t Staff Report
NEW PALESTINE — New Castle High School girls and boys swimming teams both finished eighth at the Hoosier Heritage Conference swimming meet Saturday at the New Palestine High School Natatorium.
Team scores for the g . . . more »


IHSAA honors Eric and Stacy Cox of the Knightstown Banner

Story Provided by the IHSAA
INDIANAPOLIS — The owners and operators of one of Indiana’s great hometown newspapers, Eric and Stacy Cox of the Knightstown Banner, were honored with this year’s Distinguished Media Service Award for District 2. The co . . . more »


Sports Briefs

By David Risley - Drisley@thecouriertimes.com
Girls Basketball
Blue River Valley 49, Northeastern 43 (OT)
The Viking girls hosted the Knights Thursday night and defeated them in overtime to improve to 12-7 for the season. The victory assures Blue River of a winning . . . more »


Lady Tigers capture rivalry game against Lincoln

By Dan Harney - For The Courier-times
CAMBRIDGE CITY—Last Saturday night, the Cambridge City Lincoln Lady Golden Eagles captured the Wayne County Tournament championship, defeating both Centerville and Northeastern during the week. The Hagerstown Lady Tigers . . . more »


Trojans roll past Raiders

By David Risley - Drisley@thecouriertimes.com
MIDDLETOWN — Traditionally, both the New Castle and Shenandoah High school wrestling programs have had strong programs over the years, and the two schools met in a dual meet Thursday night at Shenandoah to determi . . . more »


Friday night basketball action postponed

By David Risley - Drisley@thecouriertimes.com
Due to the winter weather that arrived, all of the local area high school basketball games that were scheduled for Friday night were postponed.
The New Castle at Greenfield-Central girl/boy doubleheader has been resched . . . more »



Name G Pts. Avg.
Luke Bumbalough (NC) 12 258 21.5
Mason Gillis (NC) 12 232 19.3
Andrew Froedge (BR) 10 188 18.8
Chase Kinsey (S) 12 185 15.4
Jarred Porter (K) 11 148 13.5
Luke Cross (BR) 5 62 12.4
Trey Klein (BR) 10 121 12.1
Nick Wilson (T) 10 114 11.4
Niah . . . more »


Sports Briefs

BSU Women Win Again
AKRON, Ohio — The Ball State women’s basketball team (14-1, 3-1 MAC) earned its second-straight road victory in Mid-American Conference action with its 74-61 victory at Akron (6-9, 0-4 MAC) Wednesday night in James A. Rhodes Arena.
S . . . more »


New Castle ranked No. 1 is rarefied air indeed

By David Risley - Drisley@thecouriertimes.com
I’m a New Castle native and except for the five years I taught at Frostburg State University in Maryland and the cup of coffee I had in the PhD program at Ole Miss, I have lived in Indiana all my life and have had . . . more »


Conference races heat up in second week of 2018

By David Risley - Drisley@thecouriertimes.com
The various conference races for boys and girls high school basketball are taking shape in this second week of 2018. With only about three weeks left in the regular season, the girls races are winding down, but most of . . . more »