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Sunday Mixed Men’s high scratch games: Tyson Robinson 258, Chip Weaver 246, Jim Strickland 245, Rus Kendall 235, Matt Burggraf 232, Todd Weaver 227, Mike McIlwain 222, James Wortinger 214, Jacob Burnsworth 211. Men’s high scratch series: Matt Burggraf 6

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Eagles are state finals bound

STATE BOUND: Oak Hill’s Spencer Ballinger puts a up a shot during the first half of the Golden Eagles’ 70-64 win over Westview in the Class 2A Northern Semistate championship at Huntington North on Saturday.

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com HUNTINGTON — With the game hanging in the balance the Oak Hill boys’ basketball team never wilted Saturday evening, and that cool under fire resulted in a trip to the state finals. The Golden Eag

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Southwood tops Blackhawk for Class A state berth

BY JACOB RUDE - sports@wabashplaindealer.com HUNTINGTON - In a match-up pitting two of the top offensive teams in the state against one another, it was defense that took center court on Saturday afternoon. A three-pointer from Dallas Holmes with just over a mi

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Purdue's Haas inured in easy win against Cal State Fullerton

BOILER DOWN: Purdue center Isaac Haas grimaces after falling on his right elbow during the second half of the Boilermakers first round win in the NCAA college basketball tournamentover Cal State Fullerton, Friday in Detroit. Haas suffered a broken elbow and will miss the rest of the tournament.

By LARRY LAGE - AP Sports Writer DETROIT — Rust, it turned out, was the least of Purdue’s problems against Cal State Fullerton. The Boilermakers center Isaac Haas broke his right elbow in Purdue’s 74-48 victory on Friday and will miss the rest of

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Mangas, Bradbury named NAIA All-Americans

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com If the opening act to Kyle Mangas’ basketball career at Indiana Wesleyan university is a prelude of what’s to come, the rest of the talented Wildcat freshman’s career will be must-see entertainment

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Taylor baseball opens league with win at Marian

Taylor earned a 3-1 victory at Marian to open Crossroads League play as well as a key series between two of the favorites to contend for the league crown Friday in Indianapolis. Taylor scored all three runs in the second inning. After Austin Mettica was hit by a pi

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Hasty joins Hall of Fame

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com Arlen Hasty was a major booster of Madison-Grant and Grant County athletics and an original member of the Grant County Sports Hall of Fame executive committee. Following his death on Feb. 9, the committee

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Area sports College baseball: Taylor at Marian, 4 p.m.; Indiana Wesleyan at Bethel (Ind.), 3 p.m. College softball: Taylor at Indiana Wesleyan, 4 p.m. (DH). College track: Taylor at Rose Hulman Invite, 4 p.m. Men’s golf: Indiana Wesleyan at Huntington Invitat

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2001 Eagles share similar traits with current team

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com MIER — Two teams that are 17 years apart would seemingly have little in common. Yet, the 2001 and ‘18 Oak Hill semistate boys’ basketball teams share quite a few similarities and circumstan

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Knights face tall task at semistate on Saturday

KNIGHTS: Southwood’s Peyton Trexler goes up for a basket in the Knights’ win at Madison-Grant on Feb. 8. Trexler and his Southwood teammates meet Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian for the Northern Class A semistate championship at Huntington North Saturday at 4 p.m.

BY JACOB RUDE - sports@wabashplaindealer.com For just the second time in program history, the Southwood boys’ basketball team sits just one win away from the state finals. To get to Bankers Life Fieldhouse next weekend, though, the Knights are going to have t

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Evertts stepping down from coaching position

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com GAS CITY — Mississinewa High School will soon begin its search for a new varsity boys basketball coach as Andrew Evertts has tendered his resignation from the position. Evertts has spent the last four seasons a

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Eagles looking to stay hot at semistate

EAGLES: Oak Hill’s Tyce Frank harrasses a Northwestern guard while Spencer Ballinger (left) and David Arens take away passing lanes during a Golden Eagle win over the Tigers on Feb. 20. Oak Hill hopes its stellar late-season defense will propel it to a win over Westview at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Northern 2A semistate at Huntington North.

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com MIER — Oak Hill is confident the long and sometimes bumpy road it traveled this season will help the Golden Eagles navigate the next step in the IHSAA state tournament. The No. 8-ranked Golden Eag

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Evertts to step down from Ole Miss boys basketball coach

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com GAS CITY— Mississinewa High School will soon begin its search for a new varsity boys basketball coach as Andrew Evertts has tendered his resignation from the position. Evertts has spent the last four seasons at

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Culture leads to championships for IWU hoops

CHAMPIONS: Indiana Wesleyan University head men’s basketball coach Greg Tonagel speaks to supporters gathered at Luckey Arena on Wednesday to welcome home the Wildcats after their 84-71 NAIA Division II victory over Saint Francis on Tuesday.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com If there is a secret to Indiana Wesleyan’s success on the basketball court, you have to look much deeper than just Xs and Os to find it. When Greg Tonagel became head coach of the men’s basketball team 13 year

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Oak Hill team plays with passion on postseason run

EAGLES: Oak Hill’s players huddle around coaches during a game against Northwestern late in the regular season. The Golden Eagles will compete for a berth in the Class 2A state championship against Westview at 6 p.m. Saturday in Huntington.

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com MIER — When Indiana Wesleyan players and coaches spoke about the familial bound that led to their NAIA Division II men’s basketball national championship, it resonated with Kevin Renbarger.

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Southwood rekindling memories of past success

BY JACOB RUDE - sports@wabashplaindealer.com The Southwood boys’ basketball team has picked up some monumental wins in recent seasons, whether it be their road win over Oak Hill in the sectional semi-final last season or their win against Lafayette Centr

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Oak Hill semistate tickets, regional t-shirts Tickets for the Huntington North boys basketball semistate are on sale today and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m and from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday in the Oak Hill High School office. Tickets are $8. Oak Hil

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Nine local players earn all-conference honors

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com Four Marion Giants and five Grant County players were named to their respective all-conference boys’ basketball teams, it has been announced. Freshman Jalen Blackmon became the fourth Blackmon family member to r

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Joyful Wildcats win National Championship

JOYFUL: Indiana Wesleyan’s men’s basketball teams hoists the national championship trophy after defeating Crossroads League-rival Saint Francis 84-71 Tuesday night in Sioux Falls, S.D.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com The Indiana Wesleyan men’s basketball team approached the postseason with a theme for how it wanted to play. Xs and Os aside, the Wildcats wanted to play with joy in all situations, good or bad. And the Wildcats fou

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Senior spotlight-Class of '18

Alayna Wagner Oak Hill swimming Parents: Renata and Brad Wagner Brother: Braden Wagner Favorite teacher: Ms. Torrence Favorite school subject: Study Hall Favorite food: Chicken & Noodles with mashed potatoes Favorite music: Whatever is on I’ll listen to F

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Oak Hill tops Tipton for Class 2A regional title

By CHUCK LANDIS clandis@chronicle-tribune.com LAPEL — Oak Hill’s grit was tested throughout Saturday’s Class 2A boys’ basketball regional at Lapel High School, and the Golden Eagles never buckled. Try as Tipton might to break down the

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