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GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Marshall and East Carolina will open the 2020 football season a week earlier than scheduled to accommodate a national television broadcast marking the 50th anniversary of the worst disaster in U.S. sports history.

COLUMBUS — The IHSAA boys swimming state tournament opened Thursday night with the Greensburg Pirates visiting Columbus North High School.

NASCAR Veteran Ryan Newman, who was involved in the horrific-looking finish-line crash at the end of the rain-delayed 2020 Daytona 500 was miraculously released from the Daytona hospital the next day.

The Indiana Pacers closed the pre-All-Star break portion of their schedule on a genuinely poor note. Until finally getting a win against a Milwaukee Bucks team that didn’t have Giannis Antetokounmpo, they were riding a six-game losing streak.

Canada geese begin scouting for nesting areas in February, and now is when goose management techniques should begin. Canada geese prefer to nest near water bodies surrounded by short, mowed grass offering a clear line of sight to look for potential predators.

GREENSBURG — The Greensburg Pirates (19-2) were nearly perfect for the most of the night Tuesday.

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SAVANNAH, Ga. – Behind a 12th place finish by Greensburg’s own Keegan McCullough, the IUPUI men’s golf team put up a strong opening showing of the spring schedule at this weekend’s Invitational at Savannah Harbor, posting a final round 2-over 290 to end tied for seventh among 19 teams.

PAOLI — The North Decatur Lady Chargers were up to the challenge of the No. 7 ranked Eastern (Pekin) Musketeers on Saturday afternoon, but were still unable to pull off a regional victory.

HANOVER – The South Decatur Cougars (19-2) were handed their second loss of the season on Saturday when they traveled to Southwestern (Hanover).

KNIGHTSTOWN — After an 0-5 start to the season, the North Decatur Chargers (10–10) have won 10 of their last 15 games to reach .500.

NEW CASTLE — The wrestling season officially ended for the Greensburg Pirates on Saturday as Evan Bray and Eric Lowe we’re defeated in the semistate round.

WALDRON — On Friday night, the South Decatur Cougars (19-1) clinched at least a share of the Mid-Hoosier Conference title with ease. They defeated Waldron 95-58 on the road to move to 5-0 in conference play.

GREENSBURG — The Greensburg Pirates (18-2) were given all that they could handle on Friday night when the Madison Cubs visited town.

GREENSBURG — The North Decatur Chargers (9-10) were able to take care of business Friday night against the visiting Union County Patriots, 43-36.

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GREENSBURG – Saturday morning, Evan Bray and Eric Lowe will compete in the IHSAA Wrestling Semistate at New Castle.

GREENSBURG – Thursday night’s game between North Decatur and Knightstown in boys basketball was postponed Thursday night due to the closure of Knightstown Schools on Thursday.

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AUSTIN, Texas — Josef Newgarden has already won two IndyCar Series championships and heads into the 2020 season chasing rare back-to-back crowns, something that hasn’t happened in nearly a decade. Yet he’d give up a third title this season to win the Indianapolis 500.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Daytona Beach became the unofficial “Birthplace of Speed” in 1903 when two men argued over who had the fastest horseless carriage and decided things in a race on the white, hardpacked sand along the Atlantic Ocean.

On February 6, Chief Surveyor Bob Vollmer, age 102, left the Indiana Government Center South as an employee for the last time. He worked for the Department of Natural Resources 57 years, mostly in the field or out of his home office in Brown County.

CROTHERSVILLE – The South Decatur Cougars (18-1) were given a trap game on Tuesday night when they traveled to an unfamiliar gym to meet a Crothersville team with a winning record.

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Carl Edward Brogan, age 88 of Indianapolis passed away Friday, February 14, 2020 at Rawlins House in Pendleton. He was born November 7, 1931 in Liberty, Kentucky to the late Dennis and Monte Pearl (Barnett) Brogan. Carl served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He retired from G.E.…

Paul B. Lecher, age 88 of Batesville, died Monday, February 17, 2020 at his home. Born May 19, 1931 in Franklin County Indiana, he is the son of Anna (Nee: Schulte) and Peter Lecher. He married Joan Schebler July 6, 1957 at St. Anne's Church in Hamburg, Indiana. Paul served in the army durin…