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  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017 4:00 AM
    Without a doubt . . . this year’s Sugar Creek Classic was the classic of all classics! I don’t know how you could have expected a better game in the championship. Southmont and Crawfordsville battled back and forth the entire game.
    Crawfordsville had a led late in the fourth quarter by as much as eight points, then South made a great come back with Cam Chadd and Kaleb Swick leading the resurgence sending the game into overtime. Then in overtime, Crawfordsville Trent Johnson inbounded the ball underneath their basket, with just under 3 seconds left. Senior James Gineris got the ball and was able to nail the game-winning shot at the buzzer! 
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  • Tuesday, December 20, 2016 4:00 AM
    Well I had planned on be able to talk about county wrestling and swimming in this week’s column but mother nature rules and the county meets did not happen Saturday. They will now happen in early January . . . weather permitting of course!
    There was action Friday night, however, and I think Crawfordsville boys’ basketball proved they are indeed a pretty solid team. They have a strong starting five, they have a strong bench. They have a good coach that keeps them playing hard and together. Oh and they really look like they are having a lot of fun playing the game. I know one thing, I’m having fun covering them. I will just say look out other teams. I have found through the years that teams coached by David Pierce always seem to get better over Christmas break so they should be lot of fun to watch in January.
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  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016 4:00 AM
    Hang on tight as the schools ready for Christmas Break, We still have lots of sports before the break!
    Friday kicks off another rivalry weekend. North Montgomery vs Crawfordsville in boys and girls basketball. The girls’ game will start at 6 p.m. at North and the boys’ game will follow. Both games should be interesting.
    First, the girls game, both the Lady Athenians (3-10) and the Lady Chargers (5-6) have had their ups and downs at times this season. North has been led by senior Becca Adams. Crawfordsville has freshman Lauren Kellerman that is a pure shooter keeps improving each game as well. Crawfordsville has been battling some injuries and hoping to get all back and healthy soon. I’ve found when it comes to county rivals they are often the hardest fought games of the year. Last season North took the win 34-25 win and ended up winning the county later in the season.
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  • Tuesday, December 06, 2016 4:00 AM
    Well, last week I predicted that Crawfordsville boys’ basketball would beat Lebanon okay so I said by double digits and they game the fans a great two point win to enjoy instead. Either way, they beat evil Lebanon so it was a good thing.
    I also said that it would that one of the hardest parts of my job is to leave one great game to go to another game. However, I was also excited to see how the North/South game would play out. One of the other best things about my job is meeting and getting a chance to talk with people, which is what happened once I got to South. It was close to half when I arrived. I sat down at the end of the court and a very nice gentleman started up a conversation with me. His name was Fred Zimmerman. He has been a south supporter for many years. As the Southmont Mountie mascot posed with little kids for pictures during halftime. Zimmerman pointed to the mascot and said, “I’m sure you were not around here at the time but I was the Southmont Chicken at games.” I sat there for a second and thought the Chicken? How on Earth does that work with the Mountie mascot? 
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  • Tuesday, November 29, 2016 4:00 AM
    I know it’s only Tuesday, but I’m ready for Friday! OK, sure we may all feel like that every Tuesday. However, Friday is our first big county matchup for boys’ basketball.
    Southmont will play host to North Montgomery and I have no doubt it will be a great game. I have seen both teams play and both are playing with a lot of heart and hustle. Southmont is 2-0 and North is 1-1 after a loss to a tough Harrison team.
    Southmont is big, strong, and fast this season. They’re averaging 76 points a game. I personally love to watch a team execute the run-and-gun fast-paced game. 
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  • Tuesday, November 22, 2016 4:00 AM
    Another girls’ Sugar Creek Classic is in the books and as I predicted Western Boone once again took home the trophy. The Stars have now won the Classic nine out of 10 years. However, this year I saw a glimmer of hope that someday soon a county team will dethrone Western Boone.
    Despite the final score, South gave the Stars a pretty good run for their money for three quarters. The Lady Mounties just did not have enough gas left to shoot down the Stars. The one very positive I keep seeing is that all three county schools are improving and most definitely more fun to watch this season.
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  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016 4:00 AM
    I’m just going to say it - covering the Bell Game is just not as much fun when the team from Greencastle wins. While it was certainly one of the most exciting Bell Games in recent years, I much-prefer to be able to get photos of the Bell and the celebration. I guess all good things must come to an end. I hope the Little Giants can get the Bell back and start a new, long streak!
    On the plus side, the weather was nice. I remember a couple of years ago when it was at Wabash it was so cold that the sandwich I had in my camera bag froze solid, while I was on the sidelines. That day was miserably cold but Wabash won so it was fun.
    On to the next exciting sporting event to look forward to. The Annual Girls’ Sugar Creek Classic starts Friday at Southmont and the Championship game is Saturday.
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  • Tuesday, November 08, 2016 4:00 AM
    Well what do you know? After the first weekend of girls’ basketball, all three county schools have a game marked in the W column! So that makes me think our girls’ basketball teams will be a little more competitive this season.
    Crawfordsville beat Seeger Friday 49-45 in overtime. Sounds like it was one wild game as the Patriots were down to three players in a final couple of minutes. In case you are wondering, it took all the way until Jan. 6 last season for the Lady Athenians to find a way to win a game. It was a rough season but the girls have stayed with it and got to celebrate a victory with the season opener! Addie Laskowski scored 15 and Lauren Kellerman chipped in 14. That’s a sophomore/freshman duo that might be fun to watch this season and beyond. Crawfordsville will have their home opener tonight against North Putnam with a 7:30 p.m. tip off.
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  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016 4:00 AM
    Is it just me or did the fall sports season fly by in super-fast mode this year. We are down to the last team standing. North football is still alive in the state tournament and hoping to advance even further into the sectional. The Chargers will take on a 3-7 Twin Lakes team.
    I enjoy the time in between seasons as we start working on the player of the year stories and I get to come up with picture ideas to feature our county’s standout athletes.
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  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016 4:00 AM
      Lori Poteet is The Paper’s ace Sports Photographer. She graduated from Ball State with a journalism degree. You have probably seen out at one of the local high schools. She usually always has her camera in hand. Lori’s column, Behind the Lens, will appear on Tuesday in The Paper. You can also follow her on Twitter @LoriPoteetPhoto. Lori is proudly starting her 12th year at The Paper of Montgomery County and 12 great years of covering Montgomery County Sports!
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  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:00 AM
    This is what I expect for Friday’s North Montgomery vs Crawfordsville game. I expect the crowd to be a record crowd. You might as well plan on being there early because I have no doubt it will be stand room only. It is going to be a fun game with a great crowd atmosphere. That will be fueled by an exciting game that will come down to the wire. What I’m saying is you really don’t want to miss this game, it’s really big deal.
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  • Wednesday, August 31, 2016 9:17 AM
    You simply can’t have lived or passed through Montgomery County without hearing about the glory days of 1995 and ‘96 when North Montgomery Football won back to back state championships.
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  • Tuesday, August 23, 2016 11:02 AM
    On the soccer field Macy Zachary is a standout player. Last year, she led the area in scoring and was voted Montgomery County Player of the Year.
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  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 7:00 AM
    Not sure where the time went, but this week marks my 12th year of covering Montgomery
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  • POTEET: Circle of life
    Monday, August 08, 2016 10:38 PM

    Hey there! It seems like it’s been a while since I wrote a column. I took just a little time off at the end of the summer so I could travel a bit and rest up for the new school year and lots of sports. So now I’m rested and ready to go!

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