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Giants stumble following rain delay

GIANTS: Marion’s Dylan Meyer delivers a pitch in the Giants’ 8-4 loss to Lafayette Jeff on Art Caldwell Field Saturday afternoon. Marion finishes its regular season at Eastbrook on Monday at 5 p.m. then meets Norwell Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the opening game of the Bellmont Sectional.

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com Rain delays in baseball can be a double-edged sword. For a team that's ahead it can derail momentum, and it gives the trailing team a reprieve. When weather interrupted Marion's Senior Day game Saturday afte

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Announcements

Oak Hill youth hoops camp The Golden Eagle Basketball Camp is open to all boys currently enrolled in 1st through 7th grades and will be held May 29 through June 1. Individual, group and team instruction will be provided as a basis of learning by the Oak Hill Basket

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First spring sectional week in pictures

RECORD SETTERS: Oak Hill’s Margo Hornocker (3) and Mollie Gamble (5) ran the two-fastest 3,200 meter times in Marion Sectional history Tuesday night. Hornocker won the race in 11:11.86 while Gamble was second in 11:14.94. Both bested the previous meet record of 11:22 set by Jenna Halderman, formerly of Northfield and currently running for Purdue, in 2015. Hornocker also blitzed the field with a 1,600 clocking of 4:58.8 to shatter the old sectional mark of 5:14.88 setHannah Stoffel of Huntington North in 2014. Stoffel currently runs for Indiana University.

Chip shot

Arbor Trace Hole In One: Mike Presnall on par-3, 132-yard No. 12 hole on Friday. His playing partners were Stan Neuenschwander, Joe Combs and Paul Grabel. It was Mike’s first career hole in one and the second at Arbor Trace this year. Eagles: Ray Mughmaw 

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Radio/TV sports

AUTO RACING: FIA Formula E Series, BMW i Berlin E-Prix, qualifying, at Berlin (taped), 10:30 a.m., FS2. FIA Formula E Series, BMW i Berlin E-Prix, at Berlin, 11:30 a.m., FS1. IndyCar, Indianapolis 500, qualifying, Day 1, at Indianapolis, 4 p.m., ABC.

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Area sports

 Area sports Boys golf: Marion/Oak Hill in Muncie Central Invite, 1 p.m. High school baseball: Lafayette Jeff at Marion, 11 a.m., Eastbrook at Norwell, 10 a.m. High school softball: Maconaquah at Eastbrook, 10 a.m.

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Senior spotlight-Class of '18

Rebecca Sparrow Eastbrook softball Parent: Krell Sparrow Siblings: James Sparrow, Marlene Sparrow  Favorite teacher (all-time): Mr. Schwerin Favorite school subject: Anatomy Favorite food: Lasagna Favorite musical artist: Niall Horan Favorite TV show and/or mo

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Announcements

Indiana Swish summer basketball Indiana Swish is a “start-up” travel basketball group being created to develop young boys and girls in both the game of basketball and life. Our goal is to create teams based out of Marion, but not limited to players just

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IWU, Taylor baseball dominate Crossroads postseason awards

TOP ACE: Taylor’s Matt Patton was named Crossroads League Pitcher of the Year when the all-league awards were released on Friday.The senior led the Crossroads with 10 wins and 102 strikeouts and helped Taylor earn a spot in the NAIA national tourney.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com Befitting of being national tournament qualifiers, the baseball programs from both Indiana Wesleyan at Taylor Universities were each very well represented when the Crossroads League released its postseason awards on Frida

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Senior sparkles in final home game

EAGLES: Oak Hill’s Sierra Selleck winds to deliver a pitch in the Golden Eagles’ 4-1 win over Northfield Friday evening at Oak Hill.

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com MIER — Oak Hill honored its senior softball players Friday evening and Sierra Selleck was getting a rare start in the pitching circle. The senior proceeded to make the game extra special, weaving a masterfu

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Andretti tops speed chart again in Indy 500 practice

WALLBANGER: The car driven by James Davison, of Australia, gets airborne after hitting the wall in the second turn during a practice session for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Friday.

AP story - INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marco Andretti could be the pole favorite for the Indianapolis 500. He’s certainly been the most consistently fast driver all week in practice. Then again, nobody’s really sure what to expect when the new IndyCars

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Bowers, Trojans earn all-league honors

Ted Bowers was named Crossroads League Coach of the Year for women’s track and field and Taylor had 26 athletes recognized on the all-league team announced Friday. Bowers returned to Taylor as interim coach this spring and guided the Trojans to the

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Radio/TV sports

Radio/TV sports AUTO RACING: NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series, North Carolina Education Lottery 200, final practice, at Concord, N.C., 10:30 a.m., FS1. NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, All-Star Open & Race, practice, at Concord, N.C., 11:30 a

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Area sports calendar

Area sports High school baseball: Taylor at Oak Hill, 5 p.m.  High school softball: Northfield at Oak Hill, 4:30 p.m.    

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Changes made to Gas City race schedule

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com Gas City/I-69 Speedway is making major changes to its racing schedule that includes seven additional modified races and a special thunder car program with a record payout. The track is returning to full

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Senior spotlight-Class of '18

Conner Royal Madison-Grant baseball Parents: Keith and Janna Royal Brother: Carson Royal Favorite teacher: Shannon Carson Favorite school subject: Precision machining Favorite restaurant: Outpost Favorite musical artist: Bob Seger Favorite TV show: Impractical Joke

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Indians complete path to first sectional title

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com Before the season, the Mississinewa girls' tennis team set down its goals for the season. Among them, another Central Indiana Conference championship, but a sectional title wasn't even discussed. "I didn't even know t

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Ross leads Panthers to golf victory

Noah Ross shot a 1-over par 37 Wednesday evening and helped Eastbrook pull off a 177-181 boys' golf victory over Bluffton. The meet was played on the Timber Ridge Golf Club that will host the sectional. Cody Everling added a 46 while Gaven Bright and Collin Bu

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Announcements

Indiana Swish summer basketball Indiana Swish is a “start-up” travel basketball group being created to develop young boys and girls in both the game of basketball and life. Our goal is to create teams based out of Marion, but not limited to players just

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Senior spotlight-Class of '18

Alexis (Lexi) Sulfridge Marion softball Parents: Cassie and Dustin Sulfridge Brother: Trenton Sulfridge Favorite teacher: Mr. Staton Favorite school subject: Math Favorite restaurant: Taco Bell Favorite musical artist: NBA Youngboy Favorite TV show: Grey’s An

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Taylor bats stymied in elimination-loss to Cumberland

CAUGHT: Taylor second baseman Brett Lawson applies the tag to a would-be Cumberland base stealer during the Trojans’ 5-2 loss to the Phoenix Wednesday afternoon in Upland. The loss eliminated the Trojans from the NAIA national tournament.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com UPLAND -- A cold streak at the plate couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Taylor University baseball team. The Trojans entered Wednesday’s NAIA national tournament elimination game in the Upland Bracket

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Correction

In Wednesday’s Chronicle-Tribune, Mississinewa’s Haleigh Skeens was misidentified in the girls track sectional story. Skeens finished second in the long jump for the Indians and advanced to the Marion Regional. The C-T regrets making the mista

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Eastbrook looks to defend boys' track title

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com Eastbrook relied on its depth and balance last year to win the school’s first boys’ track and field sectional championship. Now, the question is do they have enough of both to repeat. The Panthers dep

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Radio/TV sports calendar

Radio/TV sports BOXING: Romero Duno vs. Gilberto Gonzalez, lightweights, at Indio, Calif., 10 p.m., ESPN2. COLLEGE BASEBALL: TCU at Texas, 7:30 p.m., FS1.  CYCLING: Amgen Tour of California, stage 5, from Stockton to Elk Grove, Calif., 4:30 p.m.

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IWU softball earns second-straight trip to NAIA World Series

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com It took two games on Wednesday, but for the Indiana Wesleyan softball it was mission accomplished on its trip to Hattiesburg, Mississippi for the opening round of pool-play in the NAIA National Tournament. The No. 7 Wildc

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Taylor men's golf sixth in nationals after 36 holes

The Taylor men’s golf team fired a collective 297 on day two of the NAIA Golf National Championship at the TPC of Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois on Wednesday and will enter today’s third round in sixth place with 29 schools being represented. The Trojans

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Indians, Argylls advance to tennis championship

ARGYLLS: Madison-Grant’s Kristen Cleaver returns a shot in match at No. 1 singles in the Argylls’ 3-2 win over Blackford in the Marion Sectional Wednesday evening.

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com After more than a decade of trying, Mississinewa finally broke through and defeated Marion in the girls’ tennis sectional. Riding their strength in singles, the Indians pulled out a 3-2 victory over the Giants i

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Radio/TV sports

CYCLING: Amgen Tour of California, stage 4, at San Jose/Morgan Hill, Calif., 4:30 p.m., NBCSN. MLB BASEBALL: Regional coverage, St. Louis at Minnesota OR Chicago White Sox at Pittsburgh (12:30 p.m.), 1 p.m., MLB. Regional coverage, Milwaukee at Arizo

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Area sports

Area sports Boys golf: Eastbrook at Huntington North, 4:30 p.m. Girls tennis: Marion Sectional semifinals: Marion vs. Mississinewa and Madison-Grant vs. Blackford, 5 p.m. High school baseball: Yorktown at Oak Hill, 5:30 p.m., Mississinewa at Taylor, 5 p.m. High sch

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Senior spotlight-Class of '18

Ashlyn Swan Eastbrook softball Parents: Rayme and Heather Swan Brother: Caleb Swan Favorite teacher: Mrs. Russell Favorite school subject: Art Favorite food: Mac and cheese Favorite musical artist: Cardi B Favorite movie: I’m Not Ashamed Dream job: Physicians

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Announcements

Indiana Swish summer basketball Indiana Swish is a “start-up” travel basketball group being created to develop young boys and girls in both the game of basketball and life. Our goal is to create teams based out of Marion, but not limited to players just

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Owsley inducted into softball hall of fame

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com Ron Owsley still has trouble believing the recent honor he received. The Marion resident was inducted into the USA Softball of Indiana Hall of Fame for his illustrious 15-year slow-pitch career, which i

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Familiar foes Giants, Indians meet in sectional

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com Anyone who follows girls’ tennis expects Marion and Mississinewa to battle it out for the sectional championship on the Bill Beekman Courts. Yet, more often than not, the Giants and Indians tend to meet in the f

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Hornocker sets county mark in 1,600 during Marion Sectional

SIDE BY SIDE: Mississinewa's Carli Fones (left) and Marion's Katie Gadd run stride-for-stride coming to the finish line of the 200 meter race in the Marion Sectional Tuesday night at Indiana Wesleyan. Fones won the race by .25 seconds.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com It’s hard to believe with all she’s accomplished in her distance running career at Oak Hill, senior Margo Hornocker’s only sectional championship in track and field came in the 800 during last year’

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IWU softball victorious again at NAIA tournament

Indiana Wesleyan dominated from the circle once again behind Carlie Weaver, defeating William Carey 5-1 Tuesday afternoon in the NAIA Opening Round softball tournament in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Weaver went the distance and struck out six while giving u

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Radio/TV sports

CYCLING: Amgen Tour of California, stage 3, King City to Laguna Seca, Calif., 4:30 p.m., NBCSN. GOLF: World Long Drive Tour, AK-CHIN Smash In the Sun, at Maricopa, Ariz., 8 p.m., Golf Channel. MLB BASEBALL: St. Louis at Minnesota, 8 p.m., FS1. NBA BA

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Senior spotlight-Class of '18

Seth Beal Marion golf Parents: Amy and Shane Beal Siblings: Elijah Beal, Avery Beal Favorite teacher: Mr. March Favorite school subject: History Favorite restaurant: Maggiano’s Favorite movie: High School Musical 2 Dream job: Bilionaire Favorite teams: St. Lo

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Taylor walks-off in national tournament opener

TROJANS: Taylor second baseman Tanner Kolbe looks towards first base on a double play attempt in the Trojans’ 2-1 win over Northwestern (Iowa) in the opening game of the NAIA national tournament’s pool play in Upland Monday afternoon.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com UPLAND — Sam Wiese had a singular thought as he walked to home plate for an at-bat in the bottom of the ninth for Taylor University in its NAIA national tourney opener against Northwestern (Iowa) Monday afterno

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Ridge pitches IWU softball to opening win in nationals

Freshman Mckenzey Ridge pitched a one-hitter with six strikeouts to lead Indiana Wesleyan to a 5-0 win over Talladega (Ala.) in the Opening Round of the NAIA National Tournament in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on Monday afternoon. It was Ridge’s 23rd win of

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Oak Hill finishes third in Miami County baseball tournament

EAGLES: Oak Hill’s Spencer Ballinger takes a swing during the Golden Eagles’ 5-4 loss to Peru in the Miami County baseball tournament at Peru High School on Saturday.

BY TRENT SCOTT - tscott@perutribune.com Saturday was a mixed day for Oak Hill’s baseball team at the Miami County Classic. Having lead most of the opening game, the Golden Eagles were stunned by a sixth inning rally from Peru, dropping the game 5-4. Oak Hill

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Girls track sectional fires off spring sports postseason

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com The spring sports’ postseason officially begins today as girls track and field sectionals are being held throughout Indiana. Fresh off winning its eighth consecutive Central Indiana Conference championship, Oak Hill

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Area sports

Area sports Girls track: Eastbrook, Marion, Mississinewa, Oak Hill in Marion Sectional at IWU, 5:30 p.m.; Madison-Grant in Northwestern (Kokomo) Sectional, 5:30 p.m. Boys golf: Marion at Alexandria, 4:30 p.m.; Oak Hill/South Adams at Eastbrook, 4:30 p.m., Tri-Centr

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