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County trio helps North to 6th-straight win

STARS: Recent Eastbrook graduate Xaine Kirby looks for running room in the IFCA’s 53rd-annual North-South All Star football game Friday at North Central High School in Indianapolis. The North defeated the South, 25-24.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com INDIANAPOLIS — The high school football careers of Eastbrook’s Xaine Kirby and Mississinewa’s Heisman Skeens officially ended Friday night in the Indiana Football Coaches Association’s 53rd-annual

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Frankton slips past Mississinewa for district title

DELIVERY: Mississinewa's Leyton Stearns delivers a pitch against Frankton Monday evening in the Town and Country Little League district IV championship game in Gas City Park. The Eagles scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to escape with an 8-7 win over the Indians. Both teams will play in the semistate beginning on Wednesday in Walton.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com GAS CITY — Part of the beauty of the Town and County Little League baseball state tournament is surviving and advancing from one week to the next gives teams multiple opportunities to see one another. And locally sp

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Varner in command of men's county am

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com Suddenly, Jim Gallagher Jr.'s Grant County Amateur Men's golf tournament scoring record appears in jeopardy, and appropriately it's Andy Varner who's challenging it. For the second straight round, Varner fell just sho

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Mississinewa 12Us two wins from district IV title

ARGYLLS: Madison-Grant's Xavier Yeagy delivers a pitch against Frankton in the Town and Country District IV little tournament in Gas City Park on Saturday.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com GAS CITY — Mississinewa’s 12U all star baseball team wasted little time in taking control against Alexandria in the second round of the Town and Country District IV tournament on Saturday. The Indians scored f

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Varner takes charge of county am with 67

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com For someone who doesn't play much golf, Andy Varner has a game that most of his brethren envy. Varner put up a score Saturday in the 88th Grant County Amateur Men's Tournament - a 5-under par 67 at Walnut Creek - that

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Conway steps down as Eagles golf coach

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com Gerry Conway never played for a high school golf team, yet he elevated Oak Hill into a small school powerhouse over his 19-year coaching career. Now Conway has stepped away from the program he guided to

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White brothers ready to compete for county title

PLAYERS: Brothers BJ (left) and Cody White finish up a practice round at Arbor Trace on Thursday. Both will likely be high on the leaderboard during the Grant County Amateur golf tournament ove the next two weekends.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com Competition came naturally to BJ and Cody White. As brothers who are close in age and enjoy playing the same sports, it often does. While the White brothers grew up playing a variety of sports, Cody played baske

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Local junior tennis teams ready for district

DISTRICT BOUND: Grant County Community Tennis Association president and Marion High School coach Doug Porter talks to his team of young players prior to rain washing out Wednesday night's practice session at Indiana Wesleyan. Porter is taking four teams from the GCCTA in various age divisions to South Bend on Saturday to compete in the USTA's Northern Indiana District team tennis tournaments.

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com Keeping the competitive juices flowing while providing a fun summertime environment is Doug Porter's objective for his USTA junior tennis teams, and Saturday's Northern Indiana District tournament is the perfect

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Corporate Challenge set for 23rd straight launch

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com While the cast keeps changing, the number of teams and participants in the YMCA Marion General Hospital Corporate Challenge remains relatively stable. Registration closed with 11 teams entered and now final prepa

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Gas City track celebrates Christmas in July

SPRINT WINNER: Brownsburg, Indiana’s Clinton Boyles slid his way to the sprint feature winduring Gas City/I69 Speedway’s Star Spangled Spectacular on Saturday night. Boyles will try to make it back-to-back triumphs in the Christmas in July promotion for Friday’s racing card in Gas City.

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com Christmas in July is the theme of Gas City/I-69 Speedway’s program Friday evening, but some drivers will continue to want all the presents. Thomas Meseraull seeks his fifth sprint feature win this season, w

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Expanded Designated Hitter Role Coming to High School Baseball

By Luke Modrovsky - nfhs.org The role of the designated hitter in high school baseball has been expanded to give coaches an additional option for the 2020 season. The revision to Rule 3-1-4 was the only change recommended by the National Federation of State High Sc

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Grant County Amateur tee times

By Luke Modrovsky - nfhs.org Hoosier Jiffy Print Grant County Amateur Round One tee times Walnut Creek - Saturday 8 a.m. - Jenna Boucher, Hope Mygrant 8:09 - BJ White, Brian Gallaway, Todd Butcher 8:18 - Doug Carey, Dee Ballinger, K

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Tradition continues at Taylor Basketball Camp

LAYUPS: Campers go through a layup drill Wednesday afternoon at the annual Taylor University boys basketball camp in Upland.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com UPLAND – The looks on the faces needed little explanation mid-morning Wednesday inside Don Odle Arena. It was a tired look, and it was shared by most of the nearly 200 boys in their fourth day of Taylor Univers

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Three Wildcats' named ITA All-Americans

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com The Indiana Wesleyan men’s and women’s tennis programs recently received distinguished awards when the Intercollegiate Tennis Association released its 2019 NAIA All-American teams. Lizzie Bauss finished with t

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Oak Hill youth football camp The Oak Hill football program will host its annual youth camp from July 15-18 and from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $35 and includes camp t-shirt. Camp registration forms are in the high school office or walk up registrations will be wel

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Injury keeps Aguilar out of all-star game

Scott Hunt/shunt@chronicle-tribune.comALL STAR: Heisman Skeens will represent Mississinewa inthe 52nd-annual North-South All-Star football game at North Central High School in Indianapolis. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:15 p.m.

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com Dre Aguilar and injuries frequently have been linked together, and another one has put the former Marion Giants standout on the sidelines once again. Aguilar’s latest injury is a fractured wrist while playi

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