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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit is headed to Baltimore for the Preakness Stakes while trainer Bob Baffert said Monday that he won’t attend the race to avoid being a distraction in the wake of scrutiny following the colt’s failed postrace drug test.

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DUBOIS – The Barr-Reeve Middle School boys and girls teams performed very well at the Blue Chip Conference Track and Field Championship hosted by Northeast Dubois. B-RJH girls won with 110 points, while Vincennes Rivet had 77, South Knox 71, North Knox 66, Wood Memorial 47, Northeast Dubois …

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BLOOMINGTON — The Washington Hatchets boys golf team found themselves in a familiar situation on Saturday – yet another Saturday tournament with a field full of ranked teams. Three of the top eight teams in the state found their way, along with the Hatchets, to the Bloomington North Invitati…

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ELNORA – Area baseball fans wanting to get a preview of a potential Class A sectional championship game matchup got a good one as North Daviess came from behind for a 2-1, eight-inning win over Barr-Reeve at Wayne Davis Field on Saturday.

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Vikes get win over Linton

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The Washington Hatchet tennis team went to 16-0 with a 4-1 over Barr-Reeve (7-3) at Lena Dunn on Wednesday.

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Former WHS baseball coach Steve Walker was honored with a sign on the outside of the press box and by throwing out the first pitch on Wednesday before the Princeton game at the Sports Complex.

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NEW CASTLE – This year, for the second year in a row, a Daviess County team will be represented in the Raymond James Hall of Fame Classic. Last year the Barr-Reeve boys team played, and in the 2021-22 version, it will be the Washington Lady Hatchets playing in the prestigious tourney on Wedn…

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Bloomington — After winning the Big Ten tournament against Penn State on penalty kicks, the Indiana men’s soccer team needed to survive through penalty kicks again to get past St. Francis-Brooklyn in its first NCAA Tournament game last week.

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The Washington Hatchets (11-7) honored former coach Steve Walker before the game and then honored him with a 6-1 win over PAC foe Princeton at the Sports Complex on Wednesday.

Washington High School Hatchet Tennis Senior Night was held last week. Kenzie Knepp with her parents Barb Knepp and Mike Knepp.

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The Washington Lady Hatchet softball team knew they would have a tough game against Pike Central on Tuesday, but the toughest thing might actually have been getting it played. The game was moved to Washington on Tuesday and in spite of dodging steady rain drops, PC was able to win 12-0 in fi…

At 63, new Indiana men’s basketball coach Mike Woodson intends to bring an old-school approach to the Hoosiers, centered on effort, toughness and accountability.

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At 63, new Indiana men’s basketball coach Mike Woodson intends to bring an old-school approach to the Hoosiers, centered on effort, toughness and accountability.

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The IHSAA announced on Monday the sectional assignments for soccer, basketball, football and volleyball for the upcoming year. They have not announced who will host the sectionals, but they have assigned who will be playing in which sectional.

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BLOOMINGTON – Indiana added more depth to its defensive line with the signing of Northern Illinois transfer Weston Kramer on Monday.

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MANCHESTER, England — The English Football Association has opened an inquiry into the Super League rebellion and sought evidence from the six English clubs involved in the breakaway that could lead to punishments.

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PERU – Getting invited to play in one of the most prestigious Indiana High School boys’ golf tournaments brought a tremendous amount of excitement to one area team this past weekend.

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AVON – Washington High School freshman wrestler Brady Byrd won the Freestyle/Greco Roman ISWA events in his weight class over the weekend, as ISWA State was hosted by Avon High School over two days. Freestyle and Greco Roman are the styles of wrestling you have at the Olympics.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Medina Spirit’s surprising Kentucky Derby victory gave Bob Baffert a good problem to have — figuring out where to hang another sign on his barn’s already crowded wall of glory.

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Although the weather was near perfect on Friday night at the Washington Sports Complex, so was South Knox (8-4) softball hurler Jianna Hughes.

I thought this would be a good time to see where some outstanding performances have been coming from this season right at the start of the column. With the exception of the last week, we have been lucky with weather, but I expect to see things really tighten up during May.

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In the spring of 2019, the Lady Hatchet tennis team was one of the big surprises in the southwestern Indiana area. Filled with mostly freshmen and sophomores, they made it all the way to state. Now almost two years later, they are showing even a global pandemic couldn’t slow them down.

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If anyone forgot what a sectional atmosphere was like after a year without one, then the Washington Sports Complex was the place to be on Tuesday.

The DNR is offering free admission to state parks, recreation areas, forests, and reservoirs on Sunday, May 2, which is also a Free Fishing Day.

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TOKYO — Tokyo Olympic organizers and the IOC are to unveil new plans this week to explain how 15,400 Olympic and Paralympic athletes can compete in Japan when the games open in three months in the midst of a pandemic.

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MONTGOMERY – Curt Hopf, Brycen Graber, Silas Bauer, Kalea Fleming and Addison Ainscough got a chance to finish out their high school careers in the familiar surroundings of New Viking Arena on Sunday at the HBCA East-West game.

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ELINOR RIGGINS — A funeral service was held for Elinor Riggins on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Ed Lee Mortuary North Chapel at 1 p.m., with Pastor Rex Thomas officiating. Burial followed at Oak Grove Cemetery.