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Prairie advances in 'heart-stopper'

EYE ON PRIZE: Clinton Prairie catcher Cam Cornell tracks down a foul ball near the backstop during Monday’s sectional game with Tri-County.

BY ANDREW KRULL - akrull@ftimes.com Clinton Prairie won a wild game on Monday to advance to the semifinal of the Rossville Class 1A softball sectional, scoring four runs in the last inning for a 12-11 win over Tri-County. “It’s a heart-stopper type of a

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Gophers hold on to beat Seeger

A three-run second inning helped the Clinton Prairie baseball team end its regular season with a 19-8-1 record after holding on for a 4-3 victory over the Seeger Patriots on Monday at West Lebanon. Mason McGraw picked up the win for the Gophers, striking out one an

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Frankfort finishes 5th at conference tourney

READY TO DRIVE: Frankfort’sSascha Pirch, right, prepares to drive during Saturday’s Sagamore Conference meet at Rocky Ridge golf course.

BY ANDREW KRULL - akrull@ftimes.com Frankfort took fifth at Saturday's Sagamore Conference golf tournament at Rocky Ridge golf course in Darlington, with strong winds causing havoc and pushing up scores for all the competitors. Two Hot Dogs – Sascha Pirch and

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Frankfort tops No. 3-ranked Athenians in regular season finale

Frankfort beat visiting Crawfordsville, 6-4, for a conference baseball win to end their regular season on Saturday night, finishing a busy day after topping host Hamilton Heights, 14-2, in the morning. Crawfordsville came into Saturday’s game as the No. 2-ran

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Hot Dogs dominate Chargers after slow start

WELL BUNTED: Frankfort's Tarah Martinez lays down a bunt in the second inning of the Hot Dogs' 20-5 sectional win over North Montgomery on Monday. Martinez successfully moved runners over with bunts in the second and third innings reaching on errors both times, including bringing a run home in the third.

BY ANDREW KRULL - akrull@ftimes.com Frankfort had beaten Monday's sectional opponent North Montgomery, 30-0, in two earlier games this season, but it took a few innings before the host Hot Dogs pulled away for a 20-5 win to move on after a slow start. “You me

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Today's Schedule Girls track Clinton Prairie at Lafayette Jeff (regional), 6 p.m. Frankfort at Lafayette Jeff (regional), 6 p.m. Rossville at Lafayette Jeff (regional), 6 p.m. Softball Sheridan at Rossville (sectional), 5 p.m. Faith Christian v

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Rossville's Allred qualifies for track regional

Rossville hurdler Sarah Allred qualified for Tuesday's Lafayette Jeff girls track and field regional based on her sectional time in not one but two events. The IHSAA posted its performance list for regionals on Thursday, with Allred qualifying for both the 100 and

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Rossville eliminated by 7th-ranked Zionsville

DOUBLES STROKE: Rossville's Anna Lawrence hits a forehand during her and No. 1 doubles teammate Madison Struck's match against Zionsville. The 5-0 loss was the last high school match for Lawrence and the rest of Rossville's varsity roster, which includes seven seniors.

BY ANDREW KRULL - akrull@ftimes.com Rossville lost 5-0 to Zionsville, ranked seventh in the state, in Friday's semifinal of the Frankfort girls tennis sectional, with the Hornets head coach arguing the match provides a perfect example of why the IHSAA needs to make

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Heide qualifies for regional in 400

HIGH HURDLE: Rossville's Chase Frey, left, took fourth in the 300-meter hurdles at Thursday's sectional and sixth in the 110 hurdles, while teammate Elijah Holden took sixth in the 300 and seventh in the 110.

BY ANDREW KRULL - akrull@ftimes.com A late lunge by Caleb Heide gave him a second-place finish in the West Lafayette boys track and field sectional on Thursday, giving him some personal satisfaction as he would have qualified for next Thursday's Lafayette Jeff regi

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Hot Dogs lose sectional heartbreaker

PERFECT SEASON: Frankfort's Rebeca Perez Castro, above, and No. 2 doubles partner Jalynn Kidwell finished the girls tennis season with a perfect record, winning their sectional match against Western Boone on Friday, 6-4, 6-3. The Stars beat the sectional host 3-2 in the team match, ending the Hot Dogs' season.

BY ANDREW KRULL - akrull@ftimes.com A successful season that saw the Frankfort girls tennis team share the Sagamore Conference title for the first time in 15 years came to an unexpected and emotional end on Friday, with a semifinal sectional loss to Western Boone i

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Rossville has clunker against Western, losing the game 8-0

HE’S OUT: Rossville’s Mark Soiseth puts down the tag on Western’s Kitchel Gifford who catcher Corbin Beard threw out on a steal in the fourth inning of Wednesday’s 8-0 Western win.

BY ANDREW KRULL - akrull@ftimes.com Rossville had a hiccup during an otherwise successful baseball season to this point on Wednesday, losing at Western, 8-0, with their head coach displeased with the team’s focus despite a brutal stretch of games. “We d

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Valdes Sandoval signs to play at St. Francis

THROW ’EM OUT: Frankfort’s Jose Valdes Sandoval signed a letter of intent to play baseball next season at St. Francis University. Above, he is shown throwing out a runner at second in a game against Lebanon earlier this season.

BY ANDREW KRULL - akrull@ftimes.com Jose Valdes Sandoval became the second senior Frankfort baseball player to sign a letter of intent to play at St. Francis University during a signing ceremony on May 9, with first-year St. Francis head coach Dustin Butcher liking

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Gophers bounce back against Hamilton Heights

Clinton Prairie bounced back after a disappointing conference loss to Carroll the day before for an 11-3 win over visiting Hamilton Heights on Wednesday. The Gophers scored five runs in the third and put the game away with six in the sixth for the win. Mason McGraw

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