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Wildcats need OT to defeat Grace

NAIA Division II No. 7 Indiana Wesleyan University used a 20-1 run to force overtime and then build an early lead in the extra period for an 80-72 Crossroads League men's basketball victory over Grace Tuesday night in Luckey Arena.
IWU trailed by 12 point . . . more »


Indians take command in fourth quarter, top Apaches

By Chuck Landis - Clandis@chronicle-tribune.com
GAS CITY — When Wabash had Mississinewa playing at its level, the Apaches kept pace and even took a lead into the fourth quarter of Tuesday evening's boys' basketball game.
But then the Indians reinserted 6 . . . more »



Area sports
Boys basketball: Anderson at Marion, 8 p.m., WBAT 1400 AM; Madison-Grant at Daleville, 7:30 p.m.; Wabash at Mississinewa, 7:30 p.m.
Girls basketball: North Miami at Oak Hill, 7:30 p.m.; Madison-Grant at Daleville, 6 p.m.; Adams Central at Eastbrook, 7:3 . . . more »


Senior spotlight-Class of '18

Matthew Renbarger
Marion tennis
Parent: Susan Couch
Sister: Tricia Couch
Favorite teacher: White
Favorite school subject: Math
Favorite restaurant: Texas Roadhouse
Favorite musical artist: Drake
Favorite movie: Fast & Furious
Dream car: Lambo
Dream job: Enginee . . . more »



The Chronicle-Tribune sports staff would like to apologize for misspelling a local wrestler’s name in Sunday’s sports section.
Aidan Hardcastle, a freshman at Oak Hill, compiled a 5-0 record to win the 106-pound weight class in the Elwood Super 8 Invite . . . more »


IWU's Moats to be inducted into NCCAA Hall of Fame

By Scott Hunt - Shunt@chronicle-tribune.com
Candace Moats has spent the last 16 years guiding Indiana Wesleyan’s volleyball program to elite status in the Crossroads League and helping the Wildcats find success on a national stage as well.
Before arrivin . . . more »



M-G to host dinner chicken noodle dinner
The Madison-Grant softball program will host a chicken noodle dinner, Jan. 26, in the high school cafeteria prior to the boys basketball game between the Argylls and Oak Hill.
Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. a . . . more »


Mangas, Bradbury earn Crossroads' Honors

The Crossroads League announced its athletes of the week on Monday, recognizing the top performers from the week of January 8-14. In order to be considered for the award, a student-athlete must be nominated by their institution’s Sports Information Director.
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Giants to host Anderson on busy Tuesday night of hoops

By Scott Hunt - Shunt@chronicle-tribune.com
The calendar says it’s Tuesday but tonight looks an awful lot like a Friday with the slate of area basketball games.
Six Grant County teams, three boys and three girls, along with the men’s teams from Indiana . . . more »


AP source: Colts closing in on deal to hire Patriots OC Josh McDaniels

By Michael Marot - Ap Sports Writer
INDIANAPOLIS — New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels could soon be on the other side of an AFC rivalry.
A person familiar with the negotiations said Monday the Indianapolis Colts are “close” . . . more »


Bowling scores

Every Other Sunday Mixed
Men’s high scratch games: Rod Mowery 279, Bruce Baumbaugh 259, Paco Sollars 238, Steve Puckett 238, Charlie Smith 234, Mark Tucker 225.
Men’s high scratch series: Rod Mowery 677, Charlie Smith 628, Paco Sollars 620, Steve Pucket . . . more »


Senior spotlight-Class of '18

Seth Honeycutt
Eastbrook basketball
Parents: William and Jacqueline Honeycutt
Sisters: Lexi Honeycutt
Favorite teacher (all-time): Mr. Johnson
Favorite school subject: Anatomy
Favorite food: Hot and spicy ramen
Favorite musical artists: Boogie wit da Hoodie/21 Sava . . . more »



Madison-Grantto host dinner
The Madison-Grant softball program will host a chicken noodle dinner Jan. 26 in the high school cafeteria prior to the boys basketball game between the Argylls and Oak Hill.
Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and will be dine . . . more »


Desperate Saint Francis hands IWU women second league loss

By Scott Hunt - Shunt@chronicle-tribune.com
Toughness is often an essential ingredient in winning Crossroads League basketball games and it was the biggest difference between NAIA Division II No. 13 Indiana Wesleyan and Saint Francis Saturday afternoon.
Saint Franc . . . more »


'Cats beat St. Francis in overtime

By Chuck Landis - Clandis@chronicle-tribune.com
Just when it seems the Indiana Wesleyan-Saint Francis men’s basketball rivalry couldn’t get any better, along comes Saturday afternoon’s game and raises it to yet another level.
A game with a little . . . more »


Sizzling start leads Tech over Giants

Indianapolis Tech made its first nine shots, hit six 3-pointers in the first quarter to build a 31-14 through eight minutes and never looked back in a 97-84, North Central Conference win over Marion Saturday night in Indianapolis.
The Titans led 50-34 at halft . . . more »


Giants are small in numbers, big in heart

By Chuck Landis - Clandis@chronicle-tribune.com
Jenn Smith watched from afar when Marion High School had one of the best gymnastics programs in the state, and the current Giants coach would like to return to that level of success.
Smith was a Mississinewa stud . . . more »



Area sports
Boys basketball: Marion at Indianapolis Tech, 7:30 p.m., WBAT 1400 AM; Oak Hill at Eastbrook, 7:45 p.m., ESPN 860 AM.
Girls basketball: Mississinewa at Blackford, 12:30 p.m., WBAT 1400 AM; Marion at Logansport, 7:30 p.m.; Madison-Grant at Frankton, 7:30 . . . more »


Patriots chase 7th straight AFC title berth against Titans

By Kyle Hightower - Ap Sports Writer
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Two things, among many, have been consistent for the Patriots the past decade: Tom Brady at quarterback and New England in the AFC championship game.
Brady will try to lead his team to its seventh stra . . . more »


Senior spotlight-Class of '18

Breanne Jones
Marion soccer
Parents: Ronitta Harris, Brent Jones 
Siblings: Breanikka and Reanna Jones, Rylee Drake 
Favorite teacher: Burchell
Favorite school subject: Science
Favorite food: Fettuccine Alfredo
Favorite music: All
Favorite TV show and/or . . . more »



Madison-Grantto host chicken noodle dinner
The Madison-Grant softball program will host a chicken noodle dinner Jan. 26 in the high school cafeteria prior to the boys basketball game between the Argylls and Oak Hill.
Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. a . . . more »


Mother Nature wins Friday HS hoops schedule

All four boys basketball games scheduled for Friday night were postponed due to poor winter weather conditions.
All but one of those games, Blackford at Mississinewa, already has a make-up date.
The Marion at Indianapolis Tech and Oak Hill at Eastbrook games will b . . . more »


No. 7 IWU men host No. 2 Saint Francis in critical Crossroads matchup

By Scott Hunt - Shunt@chronicle-tribune.com
Just over a month remains in the college basketball regular season, and as always, the next game is the most important one for the Indiana Wesleyan and Taylor men’s and women’s teams.
Mid-January brings&# . . . more »