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Area sports Boys and girls track: Hoosier State Relays, Bloomington, 10 a.m. College baseball: Taylor at Mt. Vernon Nazarene, 1 p.m. (DH); Indiana Wesleyan at Saint Francis, 1 p.m. (DH). College softball: Indiana Wesleyan at Saint Francis, 1 p.m. (DH), Grace&#

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Senior spotlight-Class of '19

Cortavius Love Marion football and basketball Parents: Cortez Love, Shy-Kell Porter-Love Siblings: Cortez Jr., Camarrius, Khainen Favorite teacher (all-time): Mrs. Wright Favorite school subject: Gym Favorite food: Pizza Favorite musical ar

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Announcements

Grant County Tennis Association Jr. team The Grant County Community Tennis Association is currently accepting applications for its 18th local spring season of Junior Team Tennis, a program directed by the United States Tennis Association. Junior Team Tennis is open

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Vermilion first-team academic all-state

Marion’s Ellie Vermilion was one of 37 girls selected to the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association’s academic all-state first team earlier this week. Student-athletes are nominated by their coaches and must meet criteria that include a 3.5 GPA or highe

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Kansas City to host NAIA men's basketball championship

- From NAIA.org KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced on Friday a new four-year agreement to ensure men’s basketball champions continue to be crowned at historic Municipal Auditorium. Kansas City, the

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Oak Hill holds fundraiser for mission trip

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com For a week in this summer, Oak Hill boys’ basketball coach Kevin Renbarger hopes his program will experience multi-faceted growth, both individually and collectively, yet there won’t be a basketball in sight.

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Announcements

Oak Hill boys basketball fundraising auction The Oak Hill boys basketball team is hosting a fundraising auction/dinner on Friday, April 5 at the Roseburg Events Center for an upcoming summer missions trip to Jamaica. More than 40 players, coaches and support staff

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Senior spotlight-Class of '19

Ashlyn Standfest Eastbrook basketball Parents: Kevin and Lori Standfest Siblings: Kylie and Makayla Standfest Favorite teacher (all-time): Mr. Liddick Favorite school subject: History Favorite food: Chicken pot pie Favorite TV show:

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Giants' head coach begins to develop future for program

FUTURE GIANTS: Marion girls’ basketball coach Lawrence Jordanputssomefuture Giants through a defensive slide drill Thursday afternoon in Bill Green Arena. Jordan and his staff are using open gyms twice a week to teach fourth- through eighth-grade girls fundamental skillsto help create a foundation for the program.

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com Girls’ basketball season ended less then five weeks ago and Marion coach Lawrence Jordan is already beginning the task of training future Giants players. Thursday afternoon in Bill Green Arena, Jordan was p

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IWU softball wins fifth straight

Indiana Wesleyan won its fifth straight game on Wednesday, the third straight in comeback fashion, with a 6-4 decision over visiting Grace. Game two of the doubleheader was suspended due to field conditions in the bottom of the first and will be resumed at a l

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Blackmon tops area IBCA all-state players

GIANT AWARD: Marion sophomore Jalen Blackmon earned selection to the IBCA Underclass Supreme 15 team released Thursday evening. He was one offour GrantCounty players to receive all state accolades from the Indiana coaches association.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com For two seasons now, Marion’s Jalen Blackmon has seen about every defense imaginable thrown his way by opponents, yet his assault on scoring records in Marion and beyond has seldom been slowed. Some of those same co

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Area sports

Area sports College baseball: Taylor at Mt. Vernon Nazarene, 4 p.m.; Indiana Wesleyan at Saint Francis, 2 p.m. College softball: Taylor at Indiana Wesleyan, 4 p.m. (DH). Men’s and women’s golf: Taylor at Clash at Crosswinds, Savannah, Georgia. 9 a.

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TV sports

TV sports BOWLING: PBA Bowling: PBA World Championship, Allen Park, Mich., 8 p.m., FS1. COLLEGE BASEBALL: Florida at Vanderbilt, 7 p.m., SEC. COLLEGE BASKETBALL (MEN'S): NCAA Tournament (First round): Louisville (20-13) vs. Minnesota (21-13), 12:15 p

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Area sports

Area sports Boys and girls track: Madison-Grant at Eastern, 4:30 p.m. College baseball: Cleary (Michigan) at Indiana Wesleyan, 4 p.m. College softball: Taylor at Indiana Tech, 3 p.m. (DH).    

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Senior spotlight-Class of '19

Jeshon McClung Mississinewa basketball and track Parents: Christina Soldan Siblings: Tarrik (Tai) McClung Favorite teacher (all-time): Mr. Woodard and Kikendall Favorite school subject: Anatomy Favorite food: Chinese Favorite musical a

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Brown gets chance to turn around Panthers

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com Ryne Brown, one of the Grant County's most accomplished high school pitchers, finally gets a chance to run his own baseball program. A three-time Chronicle-Tribune Pitcher of the Year, Brown begins his first

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Rangel to lead Giants into 2019 season

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com The Marion softball team will have a bit of a different look in the 2019 season and it starts at the top of the program. Sierra Rangel, a 2015 Oak Hill graduate and Giants' assistant the past couple of seasons under Riann

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Senior spotlight-Class of '19

Konnor Cabe Oak Hill basketball Parents: Kevin and Laura Cabe Siblings: Kordell, Kamron, Kaylee Favorite teacher (all-time): Ozmun Favorite school subject: P.E. Favorite food: Mac and cheese Favorite movie: Toy Story Dream job:

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Area sports

Area sports High school baseball: Oak Hill at South Adams, 5 p.m. High school softball: Northwestern at Oak Hill, 5 p.m. (scrimmage), South Adams at Madison-Grant, 5 p.m. (scrimmage). College softball: Grace at Indiana Wesleyan, 4 p.m. (DH).  Goshen

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Area athletes set for state relays on Saturday

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com Indoor track season officially ends on Saturday in Bloomington with the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches hosting the Hoosier State Relays in Gladstein Fieldhouse on the campus of Indiana Un

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'Cats win two on final at bats

SWEEP: IWU sophomore Mckenzey Ridge delivers a pitch in the sixth inning of the Wildcats' come-from-behind, 8-7 win over Goshen in the opening game of a Crossroads League doubleheader Tuesday evening.

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com If Steve Babinski's beard has a few more grey hairs, attribute it to the Indiana Wesleyan University softball team's doubleheader Tuesday evening against Goshen College. The NAIA No. 10-ranked Wildcats finally got a c

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Area sports

Area sports College baseball: Cincinnati-Clermont at Taylor, 3 p.m. (DH). Indiana Wesleyan at Marian, 1 p.m. (DH). College softball: Goshen at Indiana Wesleyan, 4 p.m. (DH). Men’s Lacrosse: Taylor at Union, 4 p.m.    

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Senior spotlight-Class of '19

Bradey Evans Oak Hill basketball and track Parents: Cynthia Dennison Siblings: Jacob Evans, McKinsey Jessup, Brenner Evans, Braeleigh Evans Favorite teacher (all-time): Mrs. Hewitt Favorite school subject: Math Favorite food: Tacos Fav

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Giants fight Culver to end of semistate loss

GIANTS FIGHT: Marion coach James Blackmon offers a last second message as the Giants take the court just prior to tipoff in Saturday’s Class 3A Northern Semistate in Elkhart. The Giants fought a galliant battle before falling to defending champion Culver Academy, 57-44 to end the season 19-8.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com Watching a Marion boys basketball season come to an end has never been easy, at least short of the Giants cutting down nets at the state championship game. As the final seconds ticked off the clock Saturday in Elkhar

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Marian walks off against IWU in college baseball, 3-2

Indiana Wesleyan University lost its Crossroads League opener on Monday 3-2 at Marian (Ind.) in Indianapolis. IWU gained the advantage in the second inning when Nick Coy was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded then Tye Thixon scored on a p

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Giants dominate all-NCC basketball team

TOP COACH: Marion boys basketball coach James Blackmon (right) guided the Giants to a share of the 2019 North Central Conference championship and was named the NCC Coach of the Year, as announced on Monday.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com A North Central Conference championship season was handsomely rewarded when the All-NCC boys basketball teams were released on Monday. All five Marion starters earned all conference recognition while coach James Blac

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TV sports

TV sports AAF FOOTBALL: San Antonio at Atlanta, 4 p.m., CBSSN. Birmingham at San Diego, 8 p.m., NFL. AUTO RACING: MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP: The Auto Club 400, Fontana, Calif., 3:30 p.m., FOX. BIATHLON: IBU World Championship: women's 12.5km mas

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Senior spotlight-Class of '19

Preston Hinkle Eastbrook wrestling Parents: Teri Hinkle Favorite teacher (all-time): Mrs. Trible Favorite school subject: Science Favorite food: Steak Favorite musical group: Disturbed Favorite movie: Deadpool 2 Dream car: Mu

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Area sports

Area sports College baseball: Indiana Wesleyan at Marian, 4 p.m.     

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Bowling scores

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com Sunday Mixed Men's high scratch games: Zach Newman 259, Matt Becktel 247, Matt Burggraf 246, Zach Robinson 238, Tyson Robinson 231, Rus Kendall 224, Vic Power 219, Dirk Jones 203. Men's high scratch series: Matt Beckt

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From Warsaw to small college stardom

WARSAW CONNECTION: Paul Marandet defends Kyle Mangas on a shot attempt during a regular season game. The two former Warsaw teammates have led their teams to NAIA Division II men's basketball national championships the past two years.

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com Warsaw boys' basketball coach Doug Ogle had one of the most enviable jobs for the two seasons when Kyle Mangas and Paul Marandet formed the Tigers starting backcourt. "To have Paul and Kyle on same team

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