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Giants, Panthers make impression at scrimmage

SHOT: Marion's Kyle Coryea fires a shot around Oak Hill's Corey Griffen and Thommy Seybold (22) during the Grant County boys soccer jamboree Saturday at Marion High School.

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com A dress rehearsal for the 2019 Grant County boys' soccer season Saturday at Marion's Dick Lootens Stadium became even more condensed when thunder and rain brought the scrimmage to an early end. Yet, eve

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Meseraull ties record with seventh feature win

RECORD RUN: Thomas Meseraull won his seventh race of the 2019 season at Gas City/I-69 Speedway on Friday evening and matched the track record retired driver Jon Stanbroughset in 2007.

FROM STAFF REPORTS - ctreport@indyrr.com GAS CITY — Point leader Thomas Meseraull earned his seventh non-wing sprint car feature victory of the season Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway and tied Jon Stanbrough's track record accomplished a 

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Ole Miss counts on balance, experience

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com GAS CITY - The Mississinewa boys' tennis team is making things difficult for their coach Bruce Fleming. No, they are not being unruly or argumentative, but they are causing him headaches nonetheless. Preseason practic

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Area sports

Area sports Boys tennis: Madison-Grant at Hamilton Heights Invite, 9 a.m. Girls golf: Easbrook, Marion at Lapel Invite, 1 p.m., M-G at Elwood Invite, 1 p.m. Boys and girls cross country: Marion in Norwell Invite, 9 a.m. Boys soccer: County jamboree at Marion, 11 a.

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IWU's Maxwell, Tu's Bradbury ink pro deals

- From staff reports A pair of recent graduates from Grant County universities will soon be starting professional basketball careers overseas. Indiana Wesleyan's Evan Maxwell, who helped the Wildcats to the 2018 NAIA Division II National Championship along with Ken

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Eagles looking to fly through 2019 XC season

EAGLES: Oak Hill's girls cross country team returns each of its top seven runners from its Grant Four, CIC, Marion Sectional and Regional championship team in 2018. Pictured (from left) are: Kate Hornocker, Selah Jackson, Ireland Dodson, Kinzie Robey, Lauren Marsh, Mollie Gamble and Grace Geller (behind).

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com Oak Hill's cross country program has established itself as one of the area's best for several seasons under coach Paige Brunner, but the excitement in his voice when talking about the prospects for the 2019 season for bot

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Taylor volleyball opens season with split

The Taylor volleyball team found its rhythm late into its second match of Wednesday’s season-opening doubleheader in Fullerton, California, rallying from an 0-2 match deficit to top William Carey in five sets, after falling to No. 18 Vanguard in three. The Tr

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Announcements

Boys and Girls Club Legends Dinner The Boys and Girls Club of Grant County will be hosting its annual Legends Dinner and Auction from 6 to 9 p.m. on August 22 at the Roseburg Event Center.  Feature guest speaker for the evening will be Nathan Harmon, who was t

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Area sports

Area sports Prep football (Scrimmages): Marion at Fort Wayne Wayne, 7 p.m., Tri-Central at Madison-Grant, 7 p.m., Hamilton Heights at Eastbrook, 7 p.m., Eastern at Mississinewa, 7 p.m., Oak Hill/Culver at North Miami, 7 p.m. Men's soccer: Concordia at Taylor, 7 p.m

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Hewitt relishes first sprint car victory

VICTORY HUG: First-time sprint feature winner Tyler Hewitt (right) of Marion gets a hug from Thomas Meseraull following Friday’s race at Gas City/I-69 Speedway.

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com Tyler Hewitt's first sprint car feature victory was 12 years in the making, and that alone makes it unforgettable. To accomplish it at his home track, Gas City/I-69 Speedway, and in front of family and friends an

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Racers are ready to roll into Marion

THEY’RE BACK!: The fourth-annual Indy Airstrip Attack presented by Shift-S3ctor and Revvolution rolls into the Marion Municipal Airport this weekend and promises to once again showcase some of the fastestcars in the world. Gates open at 7 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday with racing commencing about9 a.m.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com One of the biggest weekends of the year in Marion has arrived, and the excitement and anticipation Thursday morning at the Marion Municipal Airport was tangible for the fourth-annual Indy Airstrip Attack presented by Shif

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Area sports

Area sports Boys tennis: Lapel at Mississinewa, 5 p.m. (scrimmage) Girls golf: Eastbrook at Alexandria, 4:30 p.m., Mississinewa at Daleville, 4:30 p.m. Prep volleyball: Marion at Southern Wells (scrimmage), 6 p.m., Peru at Oak Hill (scrimmage), 6 p.m., Mississinewa

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Area briefs

Girls golf Endlsey earns medalist Marion’s Maddie Endsley shot 58 and won medalist in the Giants dual meet at Southern Wells on Tuesday. Bayley Grieve added 65 and Savanah Grieve had 67. The Raiders won the match with 262 to the Giants’ incomplete score

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Eastbrook's Foulk set for national showcase

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com Eastbrook junior Sarah Foulk and her Panthers teammates are busy preparing for the upcoming girls soccer season, which starts with the Grant County jamboree Saturday at Mississinewa. For Foulk, the high school season and

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Panthers looking for strong XC season

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com There is a lot of excitement surrounding Eastbrook's cross country programs leading into the 2019 season and with good reason. On the boys team, coach Ethan Evans returns five seniors and six of his top seven runners from

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Announcements

Boys and Girls Club Legends Dinner The Boys and Girls Club of Grant County will be hosting its annual Legends Dinner and Auction from 6 to 9 p.m. on August 22 at the Roseburg Event Center.  Feature guest speaker for the evening will be Nathan Harmon, who was t

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Area sports

Boys tennis: Peru at Madison-Grant, 5 p.m. (scrimmage) Girls golf: Marion at Oak Hill, 5 p.m., Madison-Grant at Kokomo, 5 p.m. Prep volleyball: Eastern at Madison-Grant, 6 p.m. (scrimmage) College volleyball: Taylor vs. Vanguard, 1 p.m. & vs. William Carey, 5 p

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Announcements

Boys and Girls Club Legends Dinner The Boys and Girls Club of Grant County will be hosting its annual Legends Dinner and Auction from 6 to 9 p.m. on August 22 at the Roseburg Event Center.  Feature guest speaker for the evening will be Nathan Harmon, who was t

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Area sports briefs

Girls golf Mississinewa 219, So. Wells 243 Maggie LaBarr shot 49 to earn medalist and lead the Indians to a dual match win on Monday. Jayce White finished with 51, Anabella Pannell had 57, Peighten Allen added 61 and Kylie Smalley shot 70 for Ole Miss. Mississ

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Marion tennis aiming high in 2019 season

GIANTS: Vikram Oddiraju swings at a forehand return during a drill at Marion's tennis practice Tuesday evening on Bill Beekman Courts while Caleb Spitzer looks on. The Giants host Delta in a scrimmage on Monday then start the regular season with home matches against Yorktown and Lapel on Aug. 21-22.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com Expectations rarely vary when it comes the Marion's boys tennis program, no matter how the team changes from year to year. And the 2019 season is no different for coach Doug Porter and the Giants. Marion didn't escape gra

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Marion's Hewitt picks up first sprint feature win

- From staff reports The build-up to Friday’s sprint car feature race at Gas City I-69 Speedway pitted track points leader Thomas Meseraull against Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) point leader Matt Westfall. But it was Tyler Hewitt who stol

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Area sports

Area sports Girls golf: Marion at North Miami, 5:30 p.m., Eastbrook at Bluffton, 4:30 p.m. Boys tennis: Peru at Madison-Grant, 5 p.m. (scrimmage) Girls golf: Marion at Oak Hill, 5 p.m., Madison-Grant at Kokomo, 5 p.m. Prep volleyball: Eastern at Madison-Grant, 6 p.

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Area sports briefs

High school football Giants ranked No. 1 by IFCA Marion was voted No. 1 in Class 4A in the Indiana Football Coaches Association preseason poll released Monday.  The Giants received 63 votes, (one first-place vote) to edge No. 2 Evansville Central (61

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Argylls' XC grows in numbers and athleticism

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com One of the first steps in building a high school cross country programs numbers is getting enough runners out to provide competition in practices and in meets. Finding enough able bodies to score in meets has been an issu

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Football camp preparing future Giants

DRILLS: Campers go through pursuit drills during the Little Giants Football Camp on Saturday at Marion High School.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com The future of Marion football, both immediate and distant, was on display on the Dick Lootens Stadium turf Saturday afternoon. One of the most important factors for sustaining success for any high school athletic program

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