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Holt signs on to play golf at Bethel College

Marion High School senior Lindsay Holt on Monday signed with Bethel College to play golf for the Pilots. Lindsay helped lead the golf team to state competition her junior year, and was among the team’s top golfers in her senior season as well, when the Giants finished in fifth place at regionals. She is the

C-T: Learning season for Giants gymnasts

The Marion High School gymnastics team is set to kick off its season on Wednesday at Western High School (after a meet last Thursday was postponed due to snow). Leading the team will be two-time regional qualifier Emily Murphy, an MHS junior. Other returning gymnasts will be junior Courtney Barber, who also competed in last

Blackmon Jr. a McDonald’s All-American nominee

Marion High School senior James Blackmon Jr. is one step closer to following in another of his father’s footsteps. He was recently named a nominee to play in the annual McDonald’s All-American Games, which feature the best high school basketball players in the nation each year. Many NBA stars have participated in the games, and

C-T: Local youth learn from Giants

Area youngsters recently got the chance to improve their basketball skills – and share the court with Marion High School basketball players – at the Junior Giants Basketball Camp at Bill Green Athletic Arena. Local students in first through eighth grades got pointers from the players and MHS Varsity Basketball Assistant Coach Tommy Strine, who

C-T: A look back at 2013 in area sports

Coach James Blackmon‘s hiring was the top local sports story of 2013, according to the Chronicle-Tribune. Blackmon, a standout for the Marion Giants in the 1980s, returned to coach basketball at his alma mater this season. His son James Blackmon Jr., a senior now playing for the Marion Giants, also earned a spot on the

Giants reach championship in Carroll Shootout

The Marion High School boys basketball team participated in a two-day Carroll Shootout tournament in Fort Wayne during winter break. The Giants reached the championship game, winning three match-ups along the way: vs. East Noble on Dec. 27, the Giants won 74-39. View stats here. vs. Homestead on Dec. 27, the Giants won 76-68. View

Wrestlers in top 5 at Jay County tourney

Marion High School wrestling team finished in fifth place out of 17 teams at the Jay County tournament on Dec. 28. “We had an outstanding day as all 12 wrestlers enter in the tournament scored team points for us,” Coach Steve Swinson said on the team’s Facebook page. “This was a total team effort as

Giants vs. Indianapolis Tech

Marion will play @ Indianapolis Marshal (10101 E 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46236 (317) 693-5460) on Monday 12/23. Tickets will only be available at the gate and will be $13 per ticket. The ticket will be good for all nine games played. Tickets will be sold on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS. Please see

New date set for Giants vs. Columbia City

The Marion High School JV/varsity boys’ basketball games against Columbia City originally scheduled to be played Saturday, Dec. 14, have been rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Bill Green Athletic Arena. Game times will remain the same: JV tipping off at 6 p.m., varsity following. Season ticket holders are reminded to hang on to

Junior Giants winter basketball camp

Coach Blackmon and the Marion Giants coaching staff will be hosting a youth basketball camp on Dec. 30 and 31 in the Bill Green Athletic Arena. There will be two sessions offered each day of the camp. First grade through fifth grade will run from 10 a.m. to noon; sixth grade through eighth grade will