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.

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.

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.

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…

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 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.

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.

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.

Three county wrestlers advanced out of last Saturday’s North Montgomery regional to move on to this Saturday’s New Castle semistate with all hoping to win two matches there to reach the state finals the following week at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Clinton Central and Frankfort each got two relay teams into today’s Zionsville girls sectional swimming finals at Thursday’s preliminaries (each in the 200 medley and 200 freestyle) while Frankfort qualified in three individual events for Saturday’s finals and Central had two.

Frankfort almost pulled off an upset over North Montgomery at the Danville Class 3A Girls Sectional on Tuesday before falling 36-34.

Clinton County had no wrestlers claim individual championships at Saturday’s Frankfort sectional and struggled in the team standings as well, but eight wrestlers moved on to compete at next Saturday’s North Montgomery regional.

Frankfort displayed progress on the offensive end, but host Maconaquah’s sophomore guard Lilly Maple dropped 29 points as the Braves prevailed 79-42 in girls basketball on Wednesday as each team points to next week’s sectionals.

Rossville jumped out to a big second quarter lead and held off host Western Boone, 44-42, in girls basketball on Tuesday.

Clinton Central swept both the girls and boys titles at the Hoosier Heartland Conference swimming meet they hosted on Saturday with the Bulldog boys winning the title for the fifth consecutive time (no meet in 2015) and the girls for the second time in a row.

Clinton Central almost beat host Frankfort at their own outside-shooting game in boys basketball on Friday before the Hot Dogs made enough plays and hit free throws late to secure a hard-fought 77-73 in-county win.

Clinton Central swept both boys and girls swimming against visiting in-county rival Frankfort on Thursday with the Bulldogs gearing up for its conference meet today and the Hot Dogs winding down from their own last weekend.

High above Case Arena for most Frankfort athletic events you’ll find a group of students getting hands-on broadcasting experience of games even if they have a tight schedule with their own athletic endeavors.

Clinton Prairie and Frankfort have displayed that they are in different stages with their girls basketball programs during the season and that played out when the two matched up on Tuesday in a 64-10 win for the visiting Gophers.

Clinton Central beat visiting Tri-County, 49-34, in girls basketball on Tuesday to match the most wins in school history since 2003.

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Three foreign-exchange students participating in high school swimming and other fall sports were recently featured in the paper, but another is getting her feet wet in the game most associated with being a Hoosier as Japan’s Kurumi Katano joined the Frankfort girls basketball team when open …