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COLUMBUS – In all of his years coaching swimming, Greensburg coach Josh Hawkins called competing in last weekend’s sectional championship the most satisfying.

LAWRENCEBURG – The Tigers exploited their height advantage over a short-handed Rushville squad on Tuesday. Lawrenceburg consistently went to 6-5 Jackson Bobo and 6-5 Ashton Craig in the paint to build an early lead and cruise to a 76-48 EIAC victory.

WESTPORT – The 3-pointers were falling Tuesday night when Oldenburg Academy played at South Decatur.

RUSHVILLE – The Lady Lions rounded out the regular season with a tri-meet with visiting Morristown and Scecina. Rushville improved to 10-1 on the season with a season-high team score of 95.875. Morristown was second with 84.05 and Scecina took third with 74.575.

GREENSBURG – Visiting East Central built a 12-point lead at the half at North Decatur on Monday. The Chargers put together a 15-7 run in the third quarter, but could not get over the hump and fell to the Trojans 58-47.

Spectators will be able to pick up vouchers at the Greensburg Community High School athletic office for the boys basketball sectional on the following dates:

Three hundred ninety-nine teams were drawn Sunday night and placed into brackets for the 111th Annual IHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament.

VERSAILLES — Despite scoring close to its season average, the shots didn’t fall Saturday night for Greensburg.

WESTPORT — South Decatur has played bigger schools and high-quality competition all season. The intended goal was the make the Cougars tougher for this time of the year, with the conclusion of conference games and in postseason play.

NEW CASTLE — The Lady Lion gymnastics team finished second in a tri-meet with New Castle and Jay County. The Lady Trojans finished first with 103.95 followed by Rushville 93.675 and Jay County 81.20. Rushville is 8-1 on the season.

SHELBYVILLE — The second quarter for North Decatur at Southwestern (Shelby) was key in the Chargers’ 63-46 loss to the Spartans. Southwestern outscored North 22-8 in the second quarter en route to the victory.

OLDENBURG — The short-handed Lions traveled to Oldenburg to face the Twisters on an unusual noon start on Saturday. The host Twisters used a 13-6 first quarter and 14-5 third quarter to separate from the Lions in Oldenburg’s 55-34 victory.

It’s been a lot of years since we have seen good fishing ice on the rivers. The three week Arctic blast which slammed the Midwest finally put fishable ice on the rivers, and brought memories of some good times as a kid.

BATESVILLE — Katie Hartman has told Denise Davalos how much she enjoys watching her play soccer. Batesville’s coach has always been impressed with Davalos’ game and called her an outstanding player.

Paige Ledford has been selected to play in the Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association Regional All-Star game. The Spring Classic between the East and West teams will be April 25 at Barr-Reeve High School.

MILAN — North Decatur made the trip to Milan on Wednesday to face a senior led Indians squad that started five seniors. That experience was big for the Indians as Milan defeated the Chargers 67-30.

My apologies to any Colts fan who reads this and it causes flashbacks of watching Andrew Luck play. The scar/wound of Luck retiring is probably still fresh, but who knows, maybe Luck will decide to return (but don’t hold your breath waiting).

Coaches in two of the local conferences have voted for and named girls basketball all-conference selections. While the Mid-Hoosier Conference coaches have yet to vote, here’s a look at who made the lists in the EIAC and ORVC.

Barring more snow and school closures, here is the upcoming boys basketball schedule. Less than two weeks remain in the regular season.

Snow has postponed or cancelled numerous basketball games scheduled for Tuesday. Here are the latest updates:

Winless in 377 NASCAR career starts, perennial “underdog” Michael McDowell pulled off the upset of the last decade by winning the 63rd annual Daytona 500 Sunday.

ST. LEON — Batesville’s shooting touch went cold Saturday. A day after shooting 50 percent from the field in a win over Rushville, the Bulldogs shot 31 percent.

CHARLESTOWN — Rushville arrived at Charlestown High School for the regional as the lone unranked team. The Lady Lions faced No. 5 Washington in the opening game. No. 1 Silver Creek and No. 4 Evansville Memorial squared off in the other semifinal. Being unranked did not slow the Lady Lions as…

RUSHVILLE — Visiting Batesville used a 21-7 run in the fourth quarter to blow open a close game through three quarters at Rushville and post the 67-47 victory. Batesville moved to 3-4 in the EIAC while the Lions dropped to 0-5.

GREENSBURG — Coming off a tough, 1-point loss on Friday, the Chargers returned home to face the Knightstown Panthers. After trailing after the first quarter 10-6, North Decatur led at every other stop, including 55-45 at the end of the fourth quarter. North improves to 4-14 on the season.

As winter has advanced, the number of birds visiting the bird feeder has skyrocketed! I have hundreds of birds going through about two gallons of black sunflower seeds each day.

WESTPORT — Big plays down the stretch – especially two by senior Chase Boswell – helped South Decatur rally for a 63-60 win Friday over Waldron.

BATESVILLE – Whether it’s on the volleyball court or in the classroom, Katie Bedel strives to be the best she can be. It’s an internal motivation, yet that fire is stoked by her coaches.

GREENSBURG – When Rodney King got his track and field officiating license in 1968, it was simply a way to earn some spending money while he was in college. Officiating was an easy way to earn additional income when King started teaching and had loans he needed to pay off.

RUSHVILLE – The Lady Lion gymnastics team remained undefeated on the season by knocking off Shelbyville and Scecina on Monday. Host Rushville tallied 94.775 points to take top honors. Shelbyville was second with 91.1 and Scecina was third with 61.525. The Lady Lions are now 7-0.

Kyle Busch used the patience of a veteran NASCAR Cup Series champion Tuesday evening to steal a season opening victory in the annual Busch Clash on the Daytona International Speedway road course. Busch never led a single lap in special 35-lap (non-points race) event contested for the first t…

Hello bowlers! This is Jim Ephlin, at the Rushville Bowl, where all the action is. In this Covid-19 world we are living in many things have been cancelled or delayed. Among those were last year’s league awards.

COLUMBUS – When it comes to the state tournament, high school swimming isn’t like any other high school sport. While every sport has a sectional competition, including swimming, in all the other sports there are regional competitions and in most other sports, semi-state and then the state finals.

COLUMBUS – The Lady Bulldogs of Batesville high school wrapped up their swim season at the IHSAA Sectional Championship Thursday and Saturday in Columbus. While the Bulldogs had a rough start to the meet, they persevered and landed three individuals and two relays in Saturday’s finals.

GREENSBURG — South Decatur enjoyed a fifth straight win on the basketball court over its county rival. However, Saturday’s victory at North Decatur came with a setback.

GREENSBURG — A close game after the first quarter gradually turned into a lopsided affair when Greensburg hosted Jac-Cen-Del Saturday afternoon.

WALDRON — Sectional 60 featured three of the 11 highest-ranked girls basketball teams in Class 1A. Which meant the team that cut down the nets would have to earn the championship.

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