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File, Dukes advance to super regional

James Madison third baseman Hannah File prepares for the outcome of the pitch during Satuday’s NCAA regional softball game against Michigan at Alumni Field in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com With two wins over No. 15 national seed Michigan on its home field Monday, James Madison earned its second NCAA Super Regional appearance. The Dukes defeated the Wolverines, 3-0 and 2-1, at Alumni Field one day after the Ann Ar

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Kirstein, Blocher earn medalist honors

By KRIS MILLS - kmills@shelbynews.com The Morristown golf team beat Edinburgh on Monday, 200-220.  Morristown’s Bryce Kirstein was named medalist after carding a 42 at River’s Edge. Also for the Yellow Jackets, Collin Essex shot a 50, Sawyer J

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MHC Champs

The Southwestern golf team claimed the Mid-Hoosier Conference title this season for the second time in school history. The Spartans also won the MHC title in 1998. Submitted photo

Quick start not enough for Golden Bears

Shelbyville sophomore Addisenn Weaver looks for a pitch to hit on Tuesday at Bloomington South. The Panthers have an artificial turf field, which made playing in wet conditions a piece of cake.

By KRIS MILLS - kmills@shelbynews.com BLOOMINGTON — The Golden Bears will be back.  A young Shelbyville softball team had a quick start offensively Tuesday at the Bloomington South Sectional against the host Panthers. Showing the talent in thei

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Kirstein breaks two school records for Morristown

Morristown’s Bryce Kirstein carded a 69 against Hauser on Saturday to break two school records.

By KRIS MILLS - kmills@shelbynews.com Morristown’s Bryce Kirstein carded an impressive 69 Saturday at the Hauser Invitational, breaking two school records along the way.  Kirstein shot a 33 on the front nine at Clifty Creek, breaking his first school rec

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Weaver, Hamilton perform well during conference softball play

Shelbyville’s Karissa Hamilton (9) rips a ball in a game earlier this season.

STAFF REPORT The New Palestine softball team claimed its sixth Hoosier Heritage Conference title this season, going 7-0 in HHC play and 22-3 for the regular season. Pendleton Heights (6-1) and Mt. Vernon (5-2) were second and third. The rest of the league finished

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Weber named First Team All-Central Region

Franklin College sophomore Natalie Weber was named First Team All-Central Region by the National Fast Pitch Association.

STAFF REPORT Franklin College sophomore catcher Natalie Weber, a Shelbyville graduate, was named First Team All-Central Region when the National Fast Pitch Association (NFCA) unveiled its all-region teams last week. The Shelbyville, Ind.-native was an absolute forc

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Indiana Grand to host Caesars Rewards Handicapping Challenge

STAFF REPORT Caesars Entertainment horse racing properties, including Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, Harrah’s Hoosier Park, Harrah’s Philadelphia and Harrah’s Louisiana Downs, announced last week the first-ever Caesars Rewards Handicapping Cha

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Earnhardt Jr. to drive Indy 500 Pace Car

- STAFF REPORT Racing legend and NBC Sports motorsports analyst Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive the 2019 Corvette Grand Sport Official Pace Car for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, leading 33 drivers to the green flag Sunday, May 26 at the Indianap

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Tournament tested

Morristown’s Gabrielle Ibarra returns a shot Friday at Shelbyville.

By KRIS MILLS - kmills@shelbynews.com For nearly three hours, Rylie Stephens and Hailey Bowman played chess. Stephens would make her move, only to see Bowman counter with one of her own — and vice versa.  In a battle that was just as mentally draini

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Area teams advance runners past sectional

Shelbyville’s Matt Baker preparing to run in the 1,600 Friday at the Warren Central Sectional.

By KRIS MILLS - kmills@shelbynews.com The Shelbyville, Morristown and Triton Central track and field teams competed at the Warren Central Sectional on Friday.  Shelbyville advanced runners in six events to regional competition. Collin Miltz advanced in the 100

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Steele leads TC past Oldenburg

By KRIS MILLS - kmills@shelbynews.com Triton Central senior Aaron Steele went 3-for-5 at the plate Wednesday, finishing with five RBIs in an 11-9 win over Oldenburg. He had a single, a double and a triple to help lift the Tigers over the Twisters.  Steele also

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Seniors lead Spartans past Golden Bears

By TAMMY KNOX - For The Shelbyville News The Southwestern tennis team got past Shelbyville in the first round of sectional action Wednesday at Shelbyville. The senior singles trio of Jenna Kuntz, Abby Sweet and Hailey Bowman sealed the win for Southwester

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Fever select 20th anniversary team

STAFF REPORT When the Indiana Fever host a 20th Anniversary Celebration delivered by Papa John’s during their home opening game on Saturday, June 1, the organization will honor members of a 20th Anniversary Team selected by fans and select staff and media. Th

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Muck leaps over Southwestern school record

Southwestern’s Alison Muck broke the school record in the 100 hurdles (16.70) on Tuesday during sectional action.

By KRIS MILLS - kmills@shelbynews.com The Southwestern and Waldron girls' track and field teams competed at the Franklin Community Sectional on Tuesday. Southwestern freshman Alison Muck had an impressive meet, breaking a school record in one event and advancing to

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Unbelievable effort

Submitted photo Triton Central senior Luke Sanders broke the TC school record for the third time this season Tuesday, carding a 30. Sanders has also shot a 33, twice, this season, which was the old school record. The senior helped the Tigers beat Cardinal Ritter 14

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Family man

Submitted photo Morristown head boys basketball coach Scott McClelland recently accepting an honor for his late sister Kristen McClelland, who was inducted into the 2019 Delaware County Athletic Hall of Fame (volleyball).

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