The drip, drip, drip of high school sports cancellations continued following Gov. Eric Holcomb’s announcement around noon Thursday that public schools would now be closed until May 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

When Rossville senior basketball player Dirk Shaw heard from his coach last Friday that the Hornets’ Saturday regional game with Wapahani was postponed by the IHSAA due to COVID-19, he immediately thought of the end of his high school career.

When Rossville senior basketball player Dirk Shaw heard from his coach last Friday that the Hornets’ Saturday regional game with Wapahani was postponed by the IHSAA due to COVID-19, he immediately thought of the end of his high school career.

Clinton Prairie grad Kale Morris finished up his collegiate basketball career at Franklin College late last month helping the Grizzlies earn a share of the regular-season Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship in the process.

The postponement of the IHSAA boys basketball tournament last Friday affected one county school in Rossville, but all four are in limbo regarding the start of spring sports with schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Colton Crum finished his collegiate pole vaulting season on a high note with a second-place finish at the ACC Indoor Championships on Feb. 29 before the Notre Dame sophomore found out his outdoor track and field season would be canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

Clinton Central Junior High beat visiting Frankfort Middle School in swimming on Thursday in likely the last school athletic event before the announcement of school closings and sporting event postponements due to COVID-19.

Rossville’s regional boys basketball game in Lapel against Wapahani and all other high school tournament games were postponed by the IHSAA on Friday with Hornet head coach Cory Dunn not expecting games to resume and saying his team was devastated by the news.

Rossville prepared for its first boys basketball regional since 2015 this week with developments surrounding the COVID-19 virus providing a damper on involvement for fans.

Clinton Central held its winter sports banquet on Monday evening recognizing letter and award winners with boys basketball coach Whit Keadle finishing off the ceremony by urging underclassmen to remain diligent after noting some of the strides each program made this season.

With a Class 2A sectional championship on the line and under 10 seconds to play, Rossville put the ball in senior Dirk Shaw’s hands on Saturday night against Western Boone. He wasn’t the first option to shoot, but he saw an opening from the left elbow and took it.

Clinton Prairie struggled offensively in the second half and was plagued by foul trouble throughout in a 48-37 loss to Class 2A sectional host Western Boone in their semifinal matchup on Friday.

Frankfort almost pulled off its second comeback upset at the Greencastle Class 3A boys basketball sectional on Friday before falling 49-46 to North Montgomery in the first semifinal of the night.

Clinton Central’s Payton Moore hit a game winner in overtime on Friday against host Attica to get his team into a Class A boys basketball sectional championship, but the Bulldogs didn’t have enough firepower to overcome state-ranked Covington in the title game.

Rossville will play sectional host Western Boone for a Class 2A boys basketball championship at 7:30 p.m. tonight after the Hornets topped Seeger, 55-39, in a semifinal on Friday night.

All four Clinton County schools still have their boys basketball state tournament hopes alive with games tonight after Frankfort and Rossville started things off strong with wins over Greencastle and Carroll on Tuesday.

Frankfort looked dead in the water after the first quarter trailing 17-4 to sectional host Greencastle on Tuesday, but they chipped away against the favored Tiger Cubs finally taking a lead in the fourth quarter and holding on for a 50-48 win.

Rossville got a combined 34 points from Dirk and Damon Shaw on Tuesday night to advance past Carroll, 63-58, in the opening round of the Western Boone Class 2A Boys Basketball Sectional.

Clinton Central beat visiting Carroll in both girls and boys junior high swimming on Monday with the girls prevailing 68-15 and the boys, 38-23. The teams competed in mixed events with both boys and girls swimming.

March Madness is getting into full swing this week with boys high school sectionals beginning last night and the NCAA tournament not far away, but the basketball journey for most of the players started in a youth basketball league like the one at the Clinton County Family YMCA that is wrappi…

Clinton Prairie used a big second half to cruise to a 59-43 win over visiting Western Boone in boys basketball on Friday in a contest that could be replicated this Friday in sectional play.

Frankfort pulled out a 74-67 overtime win in boys basketball at Delphi Friday to end their regular season with a 6-16 record.

With the boys basketball regular season finished last night, county teams can now turn their attention to sectional play with Frankfort and Rossville starting off things on Tuesday in their respective sectionals and Clinton Central and Clinton Prairie awaiting until Friday to see action afte…

The Clinton Prairie esports team ran a make-shift operation last semester in the test Season Zero for the Indiana High School Esports Network, but thanks to a grant award from the Subaru of Indiana Automotive Foundation and donations locally they have everything they need as the league went …

The Clinton Prairie esports team ran a make-shift operation last semester in the test Season Zero for the Indiana High School Esports Network, but thanks to a grant award from the Subaru of Indiana Automotive Foundation and donations locally they have everything they need as the league went …

Clinton Central had trouble gaining first-half separation from a winless Elwood squad in boys basketball on Tuesday, but quickly changed that in the third quarter on their way to a 50-30 home win.

Clinton Prairie won easily (59-25) at Fountain Central in boys basketball on Tuesday to improve their record to 17-4 on the season.

Frankfort’s Braden Compton signed his letter of intent to play baseball for Grace College next year where he’ll have the opportunity to face several of his teammates from last season’s run to the regional championship game.

Sometimes life is unfair and Frankfort sophomore wrestler Elijah Anthony received that lesson as he lost a close 7-5 match to Avon’s Cheaney Schoeff in Friday’s first round of the state finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Clinton Prairie players and coaches stand with the Hoosier Heartland Conference championship trophy after beating host Tri-Central, 55-33, on Friday night. The win completed an 8-0 conference slate for the Gophers.

Clinton Prairie topped host Tri-Central, 55-33, on Friday to claim the Hoosier Heartland Conference boys basketball title outright with an undefeated conference season.

Clinton Central’s 200-medley relay team broke a school record and the Bulldogs’ Erik McCarty qualified for today’s Zionsville boys sectional finals in both events he swam at Thursday’s sectional preliminaries, while teammate Colton Payne did so in the 100 backstroke and Frankfort’s Tyler Har…

Frankfort sophomore wrestler Elijah Anthony will make his second trip to the state finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis tonight, but expects more than last year and to wrestle on Saturday despite getting likely the most unfavorable draw of any second-place finisher from a semistate.

Clinton Central had several close basketball games get away from them early this season as they started 0-16.

Clinton Central beat host Attica, 147-29, in junior high mixed swimming on Monday sweeping all three relays.

The heads of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Indiana High School Athletic Association put out columns last year noting how fan abuse was deterring the recruitment of game officials for high school sports.

Frankfort lost to host North Montgomery, 70-59, in Sagamore Conference boys basketball on Friday and to visiting Hamilton Heights, 71-58, on Saturday.

Frankfort sophomore wrestler Elijah Anthony will return Friday to Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis for his second consecutive state finals, taking runner-up at Saturday’s New Castle semistate losing only to the No. 1-ranked 113 lbs. wrestler in the state in the final.

Rossville used a big second half to beat visiting Delphi, 78-58, in boys basketball on Friday, with the win somewhat avenging last season’s upset to the Oracles in the sectional.

Clinton Central broke through for its first win of the boys basketball season on Monday, driving about 350 miles to do so at the Big House Shootout hosted by West Virginia State University. Bulldog head coach Whit Keadle hopes the good vibes continue with five games remaining on the schedule…

Clinton County athletes playing winter sports collegiately are going into the homestretch of their seasons in the coming weeks. Here’s brief overviews of this year’s campaigns for those the Times know about.

Clinton Prairie edged visiting North White, 57-52, in boys basketball on Tuesday just three days after an intense road win in double overtime over county and conference rival Rossville.