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Tuesday, October 06, 2015
  • Life’s a race
    Tuesday, October 06, 2015 4:54 PM

    Her life is one giant race against time.

    Two sports. Show choir. School. Life . . .

    These are all the activities of one Southmont Mountie who has something every day and never stops.

    She is a four-sport athlete. She runs . . . all the time. And, right now, she is preparing for both soccer and cross country sectionals.

    Kelsey Dugger is a sophomore at South and this is her second year in a row of playing two fall sports.

    “When I got into high school, I was like, ‘I don’t want to give up soccer but I really like cross country,’ so I decided I would do both and I did it again this year because I love both sports so much,” Dugger said.

  • Sprinting to conference title
    Sunday, October 04, 2015 9:58 PM

    Each school made a statement in the conference meet on Saturday.

    Southmont’s Brooks Long placed first in the boys meet, Crawfordsville’s Maddy Hurt placed first in the girls meet, and North Montomgery’s girls’ team won the team conference title for the second year in a row.

    South junior Brooks Long finished second in conference last year and came in with a plan this year.

    “Pretty much throughout the whole race I just used people as wind blocks,” he stated.

    His plan allowed a big sprint to win the conference on Saturday with a 16:56 finish.

    “I was just kind of coasting behind (Jackson) Swisher of Danville and letting him block the wind for me and then at the last turn of the course he seemed to be losing energy so I thought I could just sprint past him to finish strong,” Long explained.

  • Sunday, October 04, 2015 9:57 PM

    “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, by Bing Crosby has been playing on my smart phone quite a bit this weekend. No, not because there’s 81 days left until Christmas, nor is it because the weather was quite cool on Saturday. It’s because Tuesday makes the beginning of the Major League Baseball playoffs.

    As of Sunday, the last day of the Major League season, the American League West, and the Wild Card, are still up for grabs. The Texas Rangers have a one game lead over the Houston Astros, who are one game back of the New York Yankees in the Wild Card chase, and the Los Angeles Angels are a game back of the Astros. Both the Astros and Angels hold the tie break over the Yankees, they both won the season series.

    So, with a Texas loss, and a Houston win, the two teams would meet on Monday to determine the AL West Championship with the loser hosting the AL Wild Card game on Tuesday. With a Houston loss, and Angels win, the two teams would meet on Monday to determine who played the Yankees, should they win on Sunday.

  • Wabash impressive in win over Hiram
    Sunday, October 04, 2015 9:54 PM

    Wabash dominated on both sides of the ball during Saturday’s homecoming game against the Hiram Terriers (0-4, 0-3 NCAC). Defensively they limited the Terriers to 137 yards of offense, including just 45 in the second half, while gaining 463 themselves in a 38-0 win.

    The Little Giants wasted no time getting started hitting pay dirt on their first possession with a 5-yard Connor Rice run for the 7-0 lead. Rice was a perfect 5-for-5 with 40 yards passing and Mason Zurek had 4-carries for 20 yards.

    Wabash added another touchdown 4:00 into the second as Rice found Drake Christen on a third and five play for 13-yards to make it 14-0.

    After the defense forced a three and out on Hiram’s next possession, the offense was back at it, this time with a little help from the Terrier’s special teams.

  • Little Giants soccer drops 3-0 contest to OWU
    Sunday, October 04, 2015 9:52 PM

    Wabash trailed early and could not cut into the Ohio Wesleyan lead, eventually falling 3-0 to the Battling Bishops in a Homecoming soccer battle Saturday afternoon.

    The Little Giants (8-2-1, 0-1-1 NCAC) stayed even in shots with the visitors, taking 14 attempts to 15 for OWU. Wabash managed only one shot on goal in the match --- an attempt by senior Adam Antalis that was collected by Ohio Weseleyan goalkeeper Ben Farynowski.

    The Battling Bishops (8-2-2, 1-0-1 NCAC) notched the first of three goals in the eighth minute on an attempt by Frian Schaefer for his 7th goal of the year. Schaefer added his second goal of the match in the 38th minute, then collected the hat trick with a third goal in the 53rd minute. OWU produced six shots on goals in the match. Dayton Jennings made two saves.

  • Split efforts produce top-six results for cross country
    Sunday, October 04, 2015 9:50 PM

    Wabash cross country returned to action Saturday by competing in different races. One portion raced at the Greater Louisville Classic, tying for fourth out of 36 teams. The rest of the squad finished sixth at the E. DeWitt Baker Invite at Huntington University.

    Three Wabash runners finished under 26 minutes to earn places in the top-50 among runners competing from all three NCAA divisions at the Louisville race. Mason McKinney posted the top time, finishing 21st overall with a time of 25:20.95. Fabian House crossed the line in 25:35.23 to place 28th. Adam Togami clocked in at 25:54.08 for 46th place.

    Colin Rinne finished 58th with a time of 26:01.97. Dominic Patacsil scored the final team points as the fifth finisher with a time of 26:10.15 for 66th place in a field of 287 competitors. Murphy Sheets added a 118th-place finish with a time of 26:45.92. Luke Doughty finished in 27:47.65 for 208th place.

    The Little Giants scored 209 points to tie with the University of Detroit for fourth place. Oakland University placed first in the Blue Division with a score of 52 points, followed by Grand Valley State (118), and the University of Kentucky (149).

  • Courts produce Charger champions
    Saturday, October 03, 2015 12:31 AM

    A windy sectional championship saw a county rival duking it out to see who would move onto regionals.


    North Montgomery took the first three matches for the win while Crawfordsville No. 1 and No. 2 singles made the final score 3-2. This makes it the first time in four years since North has won sectionals.

    First off the court. Sam Jackman.

    North’s No. 3 singles boosted some North morale after a quick 6-0, 6-2 win against C’ville’s Ryan Fry.

    “Sam jumped out way early and got going and just didn’t let up,” Coach Ric Walke said. “Getting the first point for us before anybody else got on the board, I think that was big.”

  • Chargers bid for SAC crown takes blow
    Saturday, October 03, 2015 12:30 AM

    LINDEN - Western Boone did what championship teams do. The Stars brought an unblemished Sagamore Athletic Conference record to North Montgomery Friday night and left a few hours later the same way. The 15th-ranked Class 3A Stars rode a strong start to a 28-14 victory and now sit all alone atop the SAC.

    With the win, Western Boone is 6-1 overall and a perfect 5-0 in the SAC. The Stars have already beaten defending state champ Tri-West and have only 1-6 Danville and 3-4 Lebanon left on the schedule. The Chargers are now tied for second in the SAC with Tri-West at 4-1. North travel to Frankfort next week and wraps up the year playing host to Tri-West. North must win out and hope for Western Boone to stumble in order to win the conference.

  • Tigers tame Athenians
    Saturday, October 03, 2015 12:25 AM

    LEBANON – Windy Mother Nature made sure Friday’s Lebanon homecoming was one to remember. The Tiger offense also made sure the homecoming crowd went home happy with a 51-0 win over Crawfordsville.

    The Tigers dominated in every facet of the game. They outgained the Athenians 366 to 93, and controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the football.

    “You can’t show up and make as many mental mistakes as we did,” said Athenian head coach Mike Hammons. “We dropped kickoffs, didn’t pick up our assignments on a punt and got it blocked twice.”

    The Athenians first drive stalled after converting a fourth and two.

  • “Tale of two halves”
    Saturday, October 03, 2015 12:23 AM

    Close first, runaway second.

    The Southmont Mounties stayed just ahead of the Bruins the entire first half until they weren’t able to finish their fourth drive. The Mounties could not hold with a scoreless second, ending 47-21.

    The first three drives ended with Senior Nathaniel Farabee touchdowns. The first drive was a good omen for the Mounties. A 73 yard kickoff return from Antonio Burks brought them into great positioning. Farabee ran the one play of the drive for 12 yards for his first.

    The Bruins came right back with a strong drive with some strong runs from Senior Wesley Cook who ran for 43 yards on the drive.

    This was how the first quarter played out. South drive, Farabee touchdown. Tri-West drive, Cook touchdown. South’s last drive was a long one but not a fruitful one. Mixed in were fake punts, personal fouls against the Bruins and a missed field goal.


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