The Frankfort Hot Dogs hosted their home opener on Thursday night against Central Catholic in the first game of Frankfort’s 2020-2021 girls basketball season. What played out by the time of the final buzzer was a 56-28 shellacking by the Knights, handing Frankfort their first loss of the season.

Frankfort faced a tough challenge in sectional football action Friday when they traveled to face its perennial rival, the Lebanon Tigers – a team that has held the Hot Dogs scoreless over the previous three years and outscored them 233-39 in the past four. And like the previous three years, …

LINDEN – Frankfort entered Friday’s contest against Sagamore Conference foe North Montgomery in hopes of their first win in 11 years against the Chargers.

Frankfort fell 45-12 to an undefeated Warriors team Friday night at Danville. The Warriors got out to a fast start scoring on its first three possessions – and doing so without taking much time off of the clock.

Frankfort entered Friday's homecoming game against Western Boone with a two-game win streak, and knew they would have a big task going for a third.

Union Mills – On an evening when the Frankfort Hot Dogs’ defense struggled, its offense came out on fire – and they did not have to wait long to get on the field.

Though their teams did not advance, a trio of Clinton County golfers qualified for the regional tournament after turning in strong individual performances at Friday’s sectional at Coyote Crossing Golf Club in West Lafayette.

Back on the field after missing the last two weeks, the Clinton Central football team put together a 44-38 win over the Frontier Falcons on Saturday at Michigantown.

Frankfort looked to build on its win over Clinton Prairie as it traveled to Tri-West to open Sagamore Conference play Friday evening – but the Bruins had other plans.

For the first time since 2012, the Frankfort girls soccer team won its Lady Hot Dog Invitational on Saturday at Frankfort High School. After defeating county rival Rossville, 13-0, in the first round, the Hot Dogs earned a 4-2 win over the Tri-Central Trojans in the championships game.

The Frankfort boys soccer team improved to 4-2 on the season and 2-0 in the Sagamore Athletic Conference with a 10-0 win over the North Montgomery Chargers on Thursday night in Linden.


Through the uncertainty of the novel coronavirus pandemic, high school football made its return in Clinton County on August 21. In a clash of county rivals, the Clinton Central Bulldogs earned a 20-16 win over the Hot Dogs on Friday night in Frankfort.

Bulldogs set school records at Elwood

The Clinton Central girls golf team won a closely contested Clinton County Tournament, edging out Rossville for the county title on Saturday at Frankfort Commons Golf Course.


Four members of the 2020 All-County First Team were seniors who graduated just last month, long after the novel coronavirus pandemic halted the boys’ basketball playoffs in March just as the Rossville Hornets were preparing for a regional game. And the fifth member of the All-County First Te…

Jack Wilkins will graduate with the rest of Frankfort High School’s Class of 2020 this weekend. Less than a week after he crosses the stage and receives his diploma, he will leave Clinton County for Tiffin, Ohio, after recently signing to play baseball for the Tiffin University Dragons.

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.