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USAC Sprint Week coming back to Gas City in 2019

SPRINTERS: After a year's hiatus, USAC will bring it's AMSOIL National sprint car racing series back to Gas City/I69 Speedway for opening night of Indiana Sprint Week on Thursday, July 18 as well as the James Dean Classic on Thursday, Sept. 27. Plans are in place for a full summer of racing, according to track promoter Jerry Gappens, starting April or early May.

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com Gas City/I-69 Speedway once again will have a big part in the USAC AMSOIL Nartional Sprint Car Series and return to full-time racing in 2019. Promoter Jerry Gappens Jr. said the quarter-mile dirt oval track

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Senior spotlight-Class of '19

Khloē Price Oak Hill volleyball and swim Parents: Roger and Amy Alcock, Randy Price Siblings: Kinsey Price, Landon Price, Fallon Price Favorite teacher (all-time): Anne Fagan Favorite school subject: Math with Mrs. Clock Favorite food: Cracker Barrel Favo

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Area sports

Area sports Girls basketball: Yorktown at Mississinewa, 7 p.m.

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Colts Hogan reflects on NAIA performance

By Pete Scantlebury - NAIA Manager of Athletics Communications Krishawn Hogan had just led his Marian (Ind.) football team to the 2015 NAIA National Championship on the back of one of the greatest postseason performances in history. In a 45-14 win on the road again

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Announcements

Mississinewa football tenderloin supper Friday The Mississinewa football program is hosting a Rock’s Concessions all-you-can-eat tenderloin supper from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday The supper will be held in the high school cafeteria prio

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Drake reaches career milestone for Grace

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com Former Marion girls basketball standout Vironnica Drake recently crested a milestone that marks just the type of college career she is having. Drake, a 5-7 junior guard at Grace College, topped the 1,000-point plateau for

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Eagles defense stifles Apaches

PRESSURE: Oak Hill’s Adrianna Trexler (33) and Abby Shaw harass Wabash’s Tabatha Wagner during the first half of the Class 2A No. 2 Golden Eagles 62-20 win over the Apaches Tuesday.

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com CONVERSE — Each time the Oak Hill girls’ basketball team sets high standards for defensive proficiency, the Golden Eagles go out and raise the bar even higher. After holding Mississinewa without

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Area sports

Area sports Girls basketball: Wabash at Oak Hill, 7:30 p.m., Madison-Grant at Eastern, 7:30 p.m. Boys and girls swimming: Marion at Anderson, 5:30 p.m. Wrestling: Eastbrook at Wabash, 6:30 p.m., Alexandria at Mississinewa, 6 p.m.

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Senior spotlight-Class of '19

Christian Downam Mississinewa football Parents: Tracey Carter, Jerry Carter Siblings: Jasmin Downam Favorite teacher (all-time): Galbraith Favorite school subject: Math Favorite food: Buffalo chicken dip Favorite musical genre: Classic rock Favorite movie: The

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Taylor's Silent Night an unforgettable experience

CRAZY TOWN: Costume-clad Taylor University students try to energize the Trojans during the 22nd-annual Silent Night game in Upland on Friday.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com “Silent night. Holy night. All is calm. All is bright.” Those lyrics, written by Joseph Mohr in the village of Oberndorf, Austria in 1818, are known as the first two lines in the first verse of

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Bowling scores

Every Other Sunday Mixed Men’s high scratch games: Lawrence Owen 215, Charlie Smith 211, Kevin Smith 205, A.J. Fry 200. Men’s high scratch series: A.J. Fry 560, Kevin Smith 550, Steve Puckett 548. Women’s high scratch games: Barb Tucker 205, Shaun

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Radio/TV sports

Radio/TV sports COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Holiday Festival Game, Columbia vs. Iona, 11 a.m., FS1. Arizona at Alabama, 1 p.m., ESPN. Princeton at St. John’s, 1 p.m., FS1. Gonzaga at Tennessee, 3 p.m., ESPN. Oregon State at St. Louis, 3:30 p.

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No. 1 IWU loses second straight game

No. 23 Spring Arbor upset No. 1 Indiana Wesleyan, 96-86 Saturday in Michigan. The Cougars rarely missed from beyond the arc and featured five players in double figures as the Wildcats dropped a second straight Crossroads League game. Indiana Wesleyan led 55-53 on a

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Announcements

- Mississinewa football tenderloin supper on Dec. 14 The Mississinewa football program is hosting a Rock’s Concessions all-you-can-eat tenderloin supper from 4 to 7:30 p.m.  Dec. 14. The supper will be held in the high school cafete

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Senior spotlight-Class of '19

Caden Bell Mississinewa football and baseball Parents: Tiffany Bell, Brian Bell Siblings: Lauren Bell Favorite teacher (all-time): Evertts Favorite school subject: PE Favorite food: Texas Roadhouse Favorite musical group: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Favorite TV show:

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Oak Hill's defense throttles Ole Miss

PRESSURE: Oak Hill’s Brittany McCorkle defends Mississinewa’s Riley McKee during the second half of the Golden Eagles, 63-23, Central Indiana Conference win Saturday afternoon.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com CONVERSE -— A trademark of Oak Hill girls basketball for the past three seasons has been its stifling, and at times suffocating, defense. Intense ball pressure creates turnovers and make shots hard to find for oppos

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Buchs have Goshen seeing double

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com UPLAND — More offensive weapons, just what the high-scoring Taylor University women’s basketball team really needs. Already featuring Kendall Bradbury, NAIA Division II’s second-leading scorer,

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Taylor bounces back with OT win

TROJANS: Taylor senior Jake Heggeland puts up a shot over a Goshen defender in the first half of the Trojans 71-68 win over the Maple Leafs Saturday night in Odle Arena. Scott Hunt/shunt@chronicle-tribune.com

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com UPLAND — It was big-time gut check time for the Taylor men’s basketball team on Saturday night and the Trojans summoned every ounce of guts and grit they could find to earn a Crossroads League win. A night aft

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Radio-TV sports

BOXING: Top Rank Boxing: Main Event: Jose Pedraza vs. Vasily Lomachenko, 9 p.m., ESPN. COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Depaul at Northwestern, noon, BTN; CBS — Michigan State at Florida, noon, CBS; Pittsburgh at West Virginia, noon, ESPN2; Wichit

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Senior spotlight-Class of '19

Jon Holz Jr. Oak Hill football, swim and track Parents: Jon Holz, Tami Holz Siblings: Gavin, Evelyn Favorite teacher: Mrs. Hewitt Favorite school subject: English Favorite food: Mexican Favorite musical genre: Rock and Roll Favorite TV show: Lone Survivor Dream car

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Announcements

Mississinewa football tenderloin supper on Dec. 14 The Mississinewa football program is hosting a Rock’s Concessions all-you-can-eat tenderloin supper from 4 to 7:30 p.m.  Dec. 14. The supper will be held in the high school cafeteria

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Area sports

Area sports Boys basketball: Norwell at Eastbrook, 7:30 p.m., Maconaquah at Oak Hill, 7:45 p.m. Girls basketball: Marion at Huntington North, 7:30 p.m., Mississinewa at Oak Hill, 12:30 p.m., Madison-Grant at Elwood, 7:30 p.m. Wrestling: Marion, Eastbrook and Oak Hi

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Grace Christian trips up Trojans on Silent Night

WORKING THE OFFICIAL: A Taylor student dressed like Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh voices his displeasure with a call during the Trojans’ 73-71 loss to Grace Christian during the 22nd-annual Silent Night basketball game in Uplnad on Friday.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com UPLAND — Taylor University’s Silent Night game is just a little different every season. The 22nd-annual edition held Friday evening in Don Ole Arena was even more unusual than any other year. First off, the Tr

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Indians' defensive pressure too much for Eagles

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com GAS CITY — Applying full-court pressure against an Oak Hill boys' basketball team usually has some unfortunate repercussions, but this is a new season and new team. Mississinewa with its quickness and

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Argylls start CIC schedule with win over Elwood

BY ERIC HINDERLITER - ctreporter@indy.rr.com FAIRMOUNT -- After experiencing four straight nail-biters to start the season, the Madison-Grant Argyll boys’ basketball team had a relatively easier game Friday night. The 75-63 victory over Elwood moves

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Richmond hands Giants third straight loss

- From staff reports After a season-opening victory over Jay County, Richmond head coach Shabaz Khaliq reminded his players and fans that it was only the first game of a long season. After Friday’s victory over state-ranked Marion, there was no hiding the exc

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Second half surge pushes Frankton past Eastbrook

BY Randy Huggler - Elwood Call-Leader FRANKTON -- At halftime, the Eastbrook Panthers were poised to head home with some rather significant hardware. The Frankton Eagles, however, had other ideas and turned the tables on the Panthers in the second half to post a 50

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All-County football team profiles

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com OFFENSE Quarterback *Heisman Skeens Mississinewa 5-8, 160, Sr. Skeens made a seamless transition to quarterback and passed for 1,169 yards and seven touchdowns and still was a big-ti

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Radio/TV sports

Radio/TV sports BIATHLON: IBU World Cup, women’s 15km, Slovenia, 12 p.m., NBCSN.  BOBSLEDDING/SKELETON: IBSF World Cup, women’s bobsled, Latvia, 1:30 a.m. (Saturday), NBCSN. COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UMass at Providence, 7 p.m., FS1. 

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Senior spotlight-Class of '19

Chloe Rains Oak Hill volleyball, girls basketball mgr. Parents: Ron and Lisa Rains Favorite teacher: Ms. Torrence Favorite school subject: Math Favorite food: Pizza Favorite musical artist: Luke Bryan Favorite TV show: Jane the Virgin Dream job: Right now, personal

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Area sports

Boys basketball: Marion at Richmond, 7:30 p.m., Eastbrook at Frankton, 8 p.m., Oak Hill at Mississinewa, 7:45 p.m., Elwood at Madison-Grant, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball: Eastbrook at Frankton, 6:30 p.m. Men’s basketball: Grace Christian at Taylor, 6 p.m.

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Announcements

Mississinewa football tenderloin supper on Dec. 14 The Mississinewa football program is hosting a Rock’s Concessions all-you-can-eat tenderloin supper from 4 to 7:30 p.m.  Dec. 14. The supper will be held in the high school cafeteria

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Clark takes over IWU defense

From staff reports Indiana Wesleyan football coach Jordan Langs has announced the hiring of JJ Clark as his defensive coordinator. “Coach Clark is one of the elite defensive minds in the country at our level,” Langs said. “Couple that wi

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Versatility, explosiveness makes JK Thomas Player of the Year

RUNNING TO DAYLIGHT: Marion’s running back JK Thomas amassed more than 1,500 yards on the ground and scored 26 total touchdowns in helping the Giants to a Class 4A final fourth berth and a 13-1 season. Thomas is the Chronicle-Tribune’s 2018 Player of the Year.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com There were few scarier sights for opposing defenses and special teams than seeing Marion junior JK Thomas with the football in his hands and any open space around him. More often than not, it meant big chunks of

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County teams look to shake sluggish start

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com Grant County boys’ basketball teams are a combined 2-13 heading into weekend games, but there is a silver lining. One team is guaranteed a victory when cross-county rivals Oak Hill and Mississinewa meet today at

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Senior spotlight-Class of '19

Isaiah Henry Oak Hill soccer and track Siblings: Alex, Amara, Emma, Andrew, Elliot, Olivia, Elise Favorite teacher (all-time): All Favorite school subject: English Favorite movie: Marvel movies Dream job: Soccer player Favorite team: Argentina Favorite athlete

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Taylor 'Silent Night' tradition to include governor

NOT SILENT STUDENTS: The Taylor University student body is shown during the annual men's basketball Silent Night game in 2017. The Trojans will host the 22nd-edition of the game Friday at 6 p.m. in Odle Arena.

By CHUCK LANDIS - clandis@chronicle-tribune.com As traditions go, the Taylor University men's basketball Silent Night game is relatively young at 22 years of age. Yet, its stature seemingly grows with each passing year and brought national and international re

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Third quarter blitz pushes Ole Miss girls over Southwood

INDIANS: Mississinewa's Riley McKee heads up court after making a steal in the first half of the Indians' 69-31 win over Southwood Wednesday night in Gas City.

BY SCOTT HUNT - shunt@chronicle-tribune.com GAS CITY -- There was no smile on Omega Tandy's face and a sound of concern in her voice. Her Mississinewa girls basketball team had just put the finishing touches on a 69-31 win over Southwood, but with a Central In

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