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MORRISTOWN — Members of the Morristown community took to social media Thursday to show support for one of their own. Morristown senior Quinton Batton was diagnosed with leukemia (AML) earlier this week.

He’s been a fierce contender on the Indiana racing circuit for the past two years and Cash Logistics just added to his bankroll with a win Wednesday in the 21st running of the $100,000 Empire Stakes. Ridden by Alex Achard, it was his second stakes win at Indiana Grand.

The Triton Central football team (2-2) will hit the road Friday for a contest with Indian Creek (1-3). The Tigers are ranked No. 14 in this week’s Class 2A IFCA Poll after losing to Monrovia in Week 4, 38-14.

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Shelbyville Assistant Athletic Director Kyle Shipp said he is “feeling good” about the Golden Bears next football game, which is scheduled for Sept. 24 at home against Yorktown.

The Shelbyville girls’ soccer team beat Connersville 6-0 Tuesday to improve to 5-3-1. The Golden Bears scored five goals in the second half to secure their third consecutive win.

Shelbyville’s Regan Mathies earned medalist honors Monday in a meet against Beech Grove at Blue Bear Golf Club. Mathies finished with a 49 as the Golden Bears won with a 218. The Hornets had an incomplete team.

The Barbell Bear Post Fifth Edition was released at the end of last week. The fifth edition of the post, which is a newsletter created by Shelbyville Strength Coordinator Royce Carlton, features columns written by senior Jaidyn Tackett and junior Ollie Sandman.

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The Shelbyville High School Athletic Department announced Monday that the Golden Bears will not play a football game this week. Shelbyville was scheduled to travel to Greenfield-Central Friday. 

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Triton Central sophomore wide receiver Anthony Dunville has been named the Major Health Partners (MHP) Athlete of the Week. Dunville had eight receptions for 138 yards, including a 69-yard touchdown in TC's 38-14 loss to Monrovia Friday.

Royal Prince and Fernando De La Cruz pulled in a win Wednesday in the $150,000 Caesars Stakes. The race was the highlight of the 11-race card that included four stakes on the card and marked the richest day of turf racing in the state of Indiana.

Shelbyville will not play its football game scheduled for Saturday afternoon against New Castle, according to SHS Athletic Director Jennifer DeMuth Hensley. The Golden Bears also canceled last week’s game against Delta.

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Shelbyville Middle School has rescheduled its Kim Stillabower recognition to Oct. 5 during the seventh and eighth grade football games. It will also be Faculty Night and Veterans-Active Duty Night.

The Indiana Soccer Coaches Association (ISCA) released its state rankings on Tuesday. Southwestern (6-1) is ranked No. 11 in this week’s Class A ISCA Poll. The Spartans will host the defending state champions, No. 4 Providence, on Saturday.

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Triton Central's Emma Branham has been named the Major Health Partners' (MHP) Athlete of the Week. Branham shot a 101 last week at the Indiana Crossroads Conference meet to earn all-conference honors. 

The proliferation of online streaming of high school athletic events has put a new focus on the need for a qualified play-by-play announcer when broadcasting live games. With the release of the new, free online course “Play-by-Play Announcing,” the NFHS Learning Center provides important tra…

The Barbell Bear Post Fourth Edition was released at the end of last week. The fourth edition of the post, which is a newsletter created by Shelbyville Strength Coordinator Royce Carlton, honored SHS Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Rick Zimny.

INDIANAPOLIS — Despite what the scoreboard showed in its 35-7 loss to Class A No. 1 Indianapolis Lutheran Friday night, 2A No. 8 Triton Central had different players step up to keep the Saints at bay for most of the game.

The Shelbyville-Delta football game scheduled for Friday evening was canceled due to COVID-19 complications within the SHS football program. The Shelbyville Athletic Department made the announcement Friday morning.

As high schools begin a third school year of sports and other activities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, a familiar issue continues to challenge administrators nationwide: finding enough individuals to officiate all scheduled contests.

Shelbyville golfer Kaylee Tackett hit a hole-in-one at practice Wednesday at Blue Bear Golf Club. Tackett used a 5-iron on the 122-yard fourth hole (par 3).

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Is Shelbyville football back? It is probably too early to make that statement. But after the Golden Bears beat Richmond last week to snap a 26-game losing streak, it feels like the program has turned the page to a new chapter.

The Shelbyville and Triton Central football teams will face tough tests in Week 3. The Golden Bears begin Hoosier Heritage Conference play as they host Class 4A No. 9 Delta. The 2A No. 8 Tigers will travel to 1A No. 1 Lutheran for an Indiana Crossroads Conference game.

The Ethan West Stable has been named Barn Crew of the Month at Indiana Grand for August. The award is presented monthly by the Indiana Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) and Texas Corral of Shelbyville.

FAIRLAND — Triton Central head coach Ray Basile made a great point Tuesday following the Tigers 3-1 home win over Waldron. Unlike most sports, Basile said, the scoreboard resets after each set in volleyball.

Franklin College has announced a gift commitment from Indiana University head football coach Tom Allen to construct a weight room in honor of his father, Tom Allen Sr., a 1961 alumnus of Franklin College. The state-of-the-art weight room will be housed in the new Johnson Memorial Health Athl…

Aidan Asher remembers what it is like to be a freshman. Playing varsity during your first year of high school — in any sport – can be intimidating.

Shelbyville High School welcomed back Alumni Hall of Fame members and their associates with a reception prior to Friday’s home football game against Richmond. Representatives of the hall inductees enjoyed a tour of the high school facilities, a meal, an opportunity to visit with the communit…

The Golden Bears won the Shelbyville Invitational on Saturday, topping Herron and Batesville. SHS beat Herron in its first game of the invite, 4-2. Drew Hassebroek finished with a hat trick in the win. Two of his goals came off free kicks. Al Hernandez scored the other goal for the Golden Be…