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Boyles wins third straight at Gas City

- From staff reports GAS CITY — For someone who first saw Gas City/I-69 Speedway two months ago, Clinton Boyles is turning the quarter-mile dirt oval into his own personal playpen. Boyles led all 25 laps to collect his third consecutive sprint feature ra

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Chip shots

Arbor Trace Hole In one: Jim Beck had the fourth hole in one of 2018 Monday on hole No. 12 from 98 yards. His playing partners were Jim Hutchison, Jim Fricke, Dan Smith and Truman Stevens. It was Beck’s first career ace. Good Scores: Jim Beck 75,

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Radio/TV sports

Radio/TV sports AUTO RACING: NASCAR, Xfinity Series, Iowa 250, qualifying, at Newton, Iowa, 2:30 p.m., FS2. NASCAR, Xfinity Series, Iowa 250, at Newton, Iowa, 5 p.m., FS1. COLLEGE BASEBALL: NCAA College World Series, Game 3, Arkansas vs. Texas, at Om

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Senior spotlight

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com Braden Henry   Mississinewa golf Parents: Renee and Marcus Henry. Brothers: Brent Henry, Bryce Henry. Favorite school subject: Gym. Favorite food: Buscuits and gravy. Favorite TV show: Fa

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Three new winners in Hotline tennis tourney

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com Ninty-degree days and tennis aren’t very compatible, but a few brave souls made it through a full day of competition in the 41st-annual Hotline Tennis Tournament at Matter Park on Saturday. The three divisi

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Grant County football players battle at East/West game

GRANT COUNTY LINE: An all-Grant County offensive line was on the field for the West All-Stars’ third touchdown Friday night in Anderson during the Indiana Football Hall of Fame’s annual East/West Classic. From left to right are Eastbrook’s Matthew Hollars, Jake Taylor, center Manual Davis of Marion with Jeffrey Duckwall and Gabe Sizemore of Eastbrook anchoring the left side. Frankton’s Travis McGuire was quarterback.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com ANDERSON — The scoreboard at the end of the Indiana Football Hall of Fame East/West Classic was a bit one sided late Friday night. The West team, with 10 players representing three of Grant County’s high

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Blackmon Jr. applies all his experiences to first camp

GIANTS: Marion varsity players Jalen Blackmon (dribbling) and Latrell Simpson go through a warm ups to get the started in the afternoon session of the James Blackmon Jr. Basketball Skills camp Friday at Marion High School.

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com James Blackmon Jr. has spent thousands of hours in gymnasiums perfecting his basketball skills. Friday, the NBA hopeful was back in the gym, only in a different capacity. Blackmon Jr. was conducting his very firs

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Tibbets wins state Match Play title

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com After knocking on the door, Lauren Tibbets has her first major state women’s golf championship. The Butler University senior and former Oak Hill standout captured the IWGA Match Play Championship Friday afternoo

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Radio/TV sports

Radio/TV sports CFL FOOTBALL: Toronto at Saskatchewan, 9 p.m., ESPN2. DRAG RACING: NHRA, Thunder Valley Nationals, qualifying, at Bristol, Tenn., 6 p.m., FS1. GOLF: USGA, U.S. Open, second round, at Southampton, N.Y., 10 a.m., FS1. LPGA Tour, Me

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Senior spotlight-Class of '18

Jillian Downam Madison-Grant track and cheerleading Parents: Brandon Downam, Jamie Harms Brothers and sisters: Jacob, Sydney, Liberty, Emily Favorite teacher: Mrs. Caudill Favorite school subject: Math Favorite food: French fries Favorite musical group: B

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Hotline tennis tourney set for 41st year

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com Indiana’s longest-running tennis tournament begins Saturday at Matter Park with singles play in two men’s and one women’s divisions. The 41st-annual Hotline Singles Tournament will have 19

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Announements

Hotline Doubles Tourney The 40th Annual Sports Hotline Doubles Tennis Tournament is June 23-24 on the tennis courts in Matter Park. Several different divisions are available, including: men’s, women’s, mixed, 35 & over and centuries (

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Jack and Jiggs Classic honors Gas City legends

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com New track promoter Jerry Gappens might be new to the area, but he certainly has been brought up to speed about the lore of Gas City I-69 Speedway owner Jack Himelick and former promoter Jiggs Thomason. Together,

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Senior spotlight-Class of '18

Genesis Millward Marion track Parents: Stacy Stewart, Richard Stewart, John Millward Brothers and sisters: Macain, Camron, Angelina, Brandon, Matthew, Dylan Favorite teacher (all-time): Mrs. Sellers Favorite school subject: Biomed Favorite food: Chicken a

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Lady Wildcat youth camp more than basketball

WILDCATS: Indiana Wesleyan women’s basketball assistant coach and youth camp director Amber Osborn shares her thoughts about the day with campers toend Wednesday’s session in Luckey Arena.

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com Just about every college and high school in the area has basketball camps during the summer. Few, though, can match the wealth of experience of the Indiana Wesleyan University girls’ camps. Camp director

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Announcements

Hotline Doubles Tourney The 40th Annual Sports Hotline Doubles Tennis Tournament is June 23-24 on the tennis courts in Matter Park. Several different divisions are available, including: men’s, women’s, mixed, 35 & over and centuries (

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East/West Classic has county presence

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com For some, it will be the last time they don pads and cleats. For others, it’s an opportunity to knock off some rust and dish out contact before heading off to college. For all the players in Friday

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Taylor XC, track programs repeat with high marks

The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced its NAIA programs of the year recently, naming Taylor as one-of-nine schools in the nation to earn top-20 grades for its men’s and women’s programs. Taylor came in at No.

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Senior spotlight-Class of '18

Jeremiah Planck Marion golf, marching band Parents: Stephanie Timmons, Jerry Planck Siblings: Chad Planck, Allison Planck, Adrianna Timmons Favorite teacher: Mr. Huff Favorite school subject: Band Favorite food: Shepherd’s pie Favorite musical group: Coldplay

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Blackmon Jr. looking for next path to NBA career

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com To say James Blackmon Jr. is just busy chasing his dream of playing in the NBA, that wouldn’t give justice to the pursuit the 2014 Marion High School graduate is giving. Not even close. Blackmon is currently back ho

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County amateur golf tourneys live on another year

COUNTY AM: Cody White (facing) gets congratulations from (from left) Andy Varner, Lance Hoch and Doug Carey after finishing off his third-straight Grant County Amatuer golf championship at Meshigomesia last July. White will try to win a fourth straigth when the 2018 tourney starts at Walnut Creek on July 14.

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com The Grant County Amateur Golf Tournament has a glorious past and murky present, but Doug Piper believes the event is well worth preserving. And so the 87th men’s and 54th women’s county amat

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