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Area sports Prep volleyball: Class 4A Sectional 7 at McCutcheon: Logansport vs. Lafayette Jeff, 6 p.m., Marion vs. Harrison, 8 p.m.; Class 3A Sectional 24 at Western: Eastern vs. Western, 6 p.m., Mississinewa vs. Oak Hill, 8 p.m.; Class 2A Sectional 39 at Madison-G

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IWU's Luczka runner-up in Midwest Invite

- Staff reports Indiana Wesleyan's Cameron Luczka finished the NAIA Midwest Invitational tied for first place in regulation, losing in a playoff to Lindsey Wilson’s Callum Blinkhorn Tuesday in Silvis, Illinois. Luczka shot a 2-under 69 in round one and follow

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Senior spotlight-Class of '20

Paityn Martin Mississinewa volleyball Parents: Stacy Martin, Chad Martin Siblings: Karsyn Fisher, Grant Brown, Dillon Martin, Zach Martin Favorite school subject: Math Favorite food: Buffalo chicken dip Favorite music artist: Chris Brown Favorite TV show/movie: The

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IWU men tabbed second in Crossroads preseason coaches poll

TOP CAT: Indiana Wesleyan junior Kyle Mangas, reigning two-time Crossroads League Player of the Year, was selected to the the preseason all-league first team. The Wildcats were tabbed second behind defending NAIA Division II national champion Spring Arbor.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com Defending NAIA Division II men’s basketball national champion Spring Arbor has been tabbed as preseason favorite to win the Crossroads League championship as voted on by the 10 head coaches in the league. The Cougar

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No. 14 IWU tightens hold on first place

BATTLE: Indiana Wesleyan's Lexis Garcia (8) and Taylor's Morgan Orme battle for position and possession in the Wildcats' 2-0 win over the Trojans in Crossroads League women's soccer Wednesday afternoon at IWU.

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com Indiana Wesleyan University jumped nine-places in NAIA women's soccer rankings Wednesday afternoon, then validated the pollsters with another big Crossroads League victory. The Wildcats' 2-0 victory over cross-county

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Taylor football falls at No. 21 Siena Heights

- From staff reports Facing the NAIA’s top-rated scoring defense on Saturday, Taylor suffered a 42-0 loss at No. 21 Siena Heights in Adrian, Michigan. Taylor started the afternoon with a 10-play, 43-yard drive to reach the Saints (5-1, 1-1 MSFA

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Area sports

Area sports Men’s soccer: Indiana Wesleyan at Taylor, 5 p.m. Women’s soccer: Taylor at Indiana Wesleyan, 7 p.m. College volleyball: Indiana Wesleyan at Spring Arbor, 7 p.m., Taylor at Huntington, 7 p.m.    

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Senior spotlight-Class of '20

Logan Carrico Marion cross country and track Parents: Beth Carrico, Brent Carrico Siblings: Jordan Schumm, Morgan Carrico, Jake Carrico Favorite food: Chicken and rice Favorite music artist: A$AP Rocky Favorite athlete: Joseph Powell Role models: Donald Glover, Cas

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Ole Miss hopes Grant 4 momentum continues

Stanley

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com GAS CITY -- Mississinewa’s volleyball team entered this 2019 season by truly stepping into a great unknown of sorts. Gone were all the Indians top hitters from a year ago: Cailyn Bolser and Halle Planck both graduat

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County teams go 5-0 in cold, wet week 8

ARGYLLS: Madison-Grant’s Brad Hasty (3) and Jeron Mason (50) pursue Elwood’s Hunter Scholl during the first half of the Argylls’ 54-0 win on Friday in Fairmount.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com High school football teams around Indiana faced uncontrollable adversity in Week 8 thanks to rainy and windy conditions accompanied by the coldest temperatures for a Friday night all season. The imperfect weather cou

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Area sports

Area sports Men’s golf: IWU in NAIA Midwest Invite, Silvis, Illinois, 9 a.m.    

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Senior spotlight-Class of '20

Zak Huffman Mississinewa cross country and track Parents: Jamie and Joshua Huffman Siblings: Ethan and Taylor Huffman Favorite teacher (all time): Mrs. McGuire Favorite school subject: Spanish Favorite food: Spaghetti Favorite music artist/group: Tech N9ne, Queen F

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Area sectional football pairings

Wildcats pound Lawrence Tech in homecoming rout

WILDCATS: Brayden Smith cruises into the endzone with one of his two touchdown receptions on Saturday in leading IWU over Lawerence Tech, 45-10 in Wildcat Stadium.

BY KEVIN HELFRICH - ctreporter@indy.rr.com In a season where the Indiana Wesleyan football team has become accustomed to the final possession determining the outcome, Saturday afternoon’s homecoming tilt was a welcomed exception for head coach Jordan Langs. A

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Panthers' second half roll leads to sectional title

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com For the entire first half of Saturday evening's sectional championship match, the Eastbrook girls' soccer team was stuck in a construction zone, bottled up in heavy traffic. Once clear, the Panthers' offense kicked in

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Second-half goals lift No. 7 Western over Oak Hill

EAGLES: Oak Hill senior Luke Allgood-Hartman pursues Western's Nolan Kessler in the second half of the Panthers' 2-0 sectional 21 championship win over the Golden Eagles on Saturday.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com CONVERSE — Space was limited and shots few for both Oak Hill and Western in the boys soccer Class 2A Sectional 21 championship Saturday afternoon. The match featured sides with strong midfield play who are also stou

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No. 14 Bellmont tops Marion's girls in finals

GIANTS: Marion's Taylor Kitts positions herself for a header in front of a Bellmont defender in the Giants' 4-0 loss to the Class 2A No. 14 Squaws in the championship match of sectional 23 in Decatur on Saturday.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com DECATUR — Bellmont's girls soccer team has been the bully of Class 2A Sectional 23 for nearly a decade now and that continued Saturday night on their home pitch against Marion in the championship match. The 14th-ran

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Argylls crush Elwood for first win

ARGYLLS: Madison-Grant's Brad Hasty (3) and Jeron Mason (50) pursue Elwood's Hunter Scholl during the first half of the Argylls' 54-0 win on Friday in Fairmount.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com FAIRMOUNT -- It wasn't a perfect performance, but it wasn't far from it either. It was a perfect way for Madison-Grant to cap a night in which it celebrated the school's 50-year heritage and proud tradition of Argylls' fo

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Westview edges Giants for semistate title

GIANTS: Marion junior Vikram Oddiraju eyes a return in his 7-6 (10-8), 7-5 loss at No. 1 singles to Westview senior Kurtis Davis in the Homestead Semistate on Saturday in Fort Wayne.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com FORT WAYNE – Marion tennis coach Doug Porter believed the outcome of the Giants' semistate championship match against Westview at Homestead would be decided between the top players on each of the teams. And his intu

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Eagles sweep to sectional cross country titles

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com For all the success the Oak Hill boys and girls cross country teams have enjoyed, sweeping the sectional meet on the same day has long eluded them. Until Saturday, when both teams won sectional championships for the f

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Big second half lifts Giants past Tech

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com While North Central Conference opponents had done little to slow down Marion's football team the past five weeks, the elements kept the Giants in check for at least one half Friday evening. Playing

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Strong second half clinches CIC-title share for Eastbrook

BY ERIC HINDERLITER - ctreporter@indy.rr.com HARTFORD CITY -- After itself in a dogfight through the first half Friday night at Blackford, Eastbrook was able to right the ship in the second half and pulled away from the Bruins, 31-8. T

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Golden Eagles pull away in second half at Frankton

BY Randy Huggler - Elwood Call-Leader FRANKTON -- Korbin Finley had a big night running the football for the Frankton Eagles, but Oak Hill spoiled Senior Night festivities on a rainy Friday night at Otis Cress Field. The Golden Eagles scored four unanswered touchdo

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Ole Miss rolls to rout of Alexandria

- From staff reports Mississinewa quickly turned a matchup of Central Indiana Conference contenders into a rout Friday evening and rolled to a 65-7 victory over host Alexandria. The Indians, ranked eighth in Class 4A by the Associated Press, ran out  to a 20-0

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Giants advance to sectional final with PK win

JOYFUL GIANTS: Marion seniors (from right to left) Ellie Vermilion, Alex Riggs, Taylor Kitts and Claire Hendricks react after teammate Morgan Hartman scored the clinching goal in the final round of penalty kicks in the Giants' Class 2A Sectional 23 semifinal win over Heritage Thursday night in Decatur. The match stood tied 1-1 at the end of a pair of overtime periods before the Giants outscored the Patriots, 3-1 in PKs.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com DECATUR – There may be no more pressure-packed moment in sports than a soccer match being settled by penalty kicks. Marion's girls' soccer team was faced with just that situation Thursday night in its Class 2A Secti

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Panthers stymie Squires to advance to finals

PANTHERS: Eastbrook's Jowhen McKim dribbles past Manchester's Haley Clifford during the Class A No. 6 Panthers' 4-0 winover the No. 20 Squires in a sectional 39 semifinal at Eastbrook on Thursday.

BY JACOB RUDE - srude@wabashplaindealer.com MARION - Eastbrook’s girls’ soccer team has long established itself as one of the dominant programs in the area. And while head coach Jamie Hallis admitted to battling against complacency with her side at time

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Senior spotlight-Class of '20

Alexandria Riggs Marion soccer and tennis Parents: Laura and David Riggs Siblings: Faith, Christian and Patrick Favorite teacher (all time): Mr. Tippey Favorite school subject: Science Favorite food: Soft pretzel with cheese Favorite music artist: Alicia Keys Favor

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Area sports

Area sports Prep football: Marion at Indianapolis Tech, 7 p.m., Elwood at Madison-Grant, 7 p.m., Eastbrook at Blackford, 7 p.m., Oak Hill at Frankton, 7 p.m., Mississinewa at Alexandria, 7 p.m. Men’s and women’s cross country: IWU, Taylor at Bethel Invi

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