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  • Previous North player becomes Southmont coach
    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 10:50 PM

    Girls’ soccer at Southmont has seen three different head coaches in the past four years.

    Julia Pierce has been named the new head coach along with her assistant Maddie Burton.

    Pierce coached the junior high team at South two years ago.

    She said the advantage to this is that she knows a lot of the players. There are about 10 sophomores and she coached all but one who transferred in.

    “Previously working with the girls helps some because they all know how I work,” Pierce said. “I am ok with being your buddy until game time and if you are not ready, bad cop will come out.”

  • Miller named Mountie volleyball head coach
    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 10:47 PM

    NEW MARKET – Heather Miller was named head volleyball coach at Southmont yesterday, six days prior to the first day of practice.

    “I would like to thank Southmont, and Mr. Charles, for giving me this great opportunity to coach the Mounties,” Miller said. “I’m looking forward to getting started Monday.”

    The 1997 Crawfordsville graduate is currently a fourth grade teacher at Turkey Run Elementary. She served as the assistant softball coach at Crawfordsville for five years, the head junior varsity and assistant varsity volleyball coach at Turkey Run for two seasons, and helped the Warrior softball program for a year.

    She will take over the Mountie team that finished 8-26 last season, but has quite a bit of talent returning.

    “I’m looking forward to getting to know the girls and build as a team,” Miller said. “I’m counting on this group to build the foundation for Mountie volleyball.”

  • Monday, July 27, 2015 11:18 PM

    Wow, where did the summer go? Oh yeah, it pretty much floated away down Sugar Creek this summer with all the rain we have had.

    Nonetheless, starting next week, real practices begin for the fall sports. That’s right athletes the point in the year you all dread is near . . . Two a day practices!

    Two a day practices are brutal, the athletes work incredibly hard trying to prove themselves to coaches (at least they should be). Coaches, of course, know who has been putting in the effort all summer long and those athletes that work the hardest usually excel.

  • C’ville Municipal Golf Course: a brief history
    Monday, July 27, 2015 11:16 PM

    What does 85 years mean to you?

    The amount of time since the Great Depression? Your lifetime? The amount of time it feels like since you had a vacation? The lifetime you hope to achieve?

    One place has reached 85 and has changed a lot since its inception.

    Crawfordsville’s Municipal Golf Course turned 85 this year and along with it, all the memories it has made.

    Its 85th year was not one of its best.

  • Four locals compete in state championships
    Sunday, July 26, 2015 11:15 PM

    Bodies are cutting through the water. Whistles are blowing as heat by heat launch off the board. Coaches are screaming as they lose self-awareness when their swimmer glides to the finish line.

    Leave it to say, the Age Group State Championship was a little different than your typical swim meet.

    Tensions were high and times were getting lower; specifically with four swimmers from Crawfordsville, Indiana.

    Whitman Horton, Campbell Mason, Megan Scheidler, and Emma Tyler all competed in the age group meet this weekend. And all of them achieved best times in the events they swam.

    “I was very impressed with how the kids performed,” head age group coach Sarah Dowd said. “They handled the pressure very well and it helped that they had been to the pool before and were used to the temperature of the pool and stuff like that so they could concentrate more on the individual events and performance.”

  • Sunday, July 26, 2015 11:14 PM

    The Thunder 16u brought home five wins and a trophy last night in the Crossroads Midwest Championship. The game was played at DePauw University.

    The winning streak began on Thursday and continued on Saturday with a shutout and a 5-2 win. Sunday morning followed with another high scoring game. The Thunder scored a total of 33 runs in two days.

    Game 1

    The Saturday morning game was a quick one as it only went four innings. The final score was 10-0.   Six of these runs were scored off of two plays. A three-run error and three-run double combined in the first two innings to put the Thunder far ahead of the Indiana Phoenix. Justin Clary had the double with 3 RBIs and Prickett followed suit with a two-run double.

  • Sunday, July 26, 2015 11:14 PM

    The Indiana Thunder 15u had to win both games on Saturday to advance to bracket play of the Crossroads Midwest Championship.

    The first game, held at North Montgomery’s junior varsity field, saw a bright morning and focused baseball players take the field.

    Even though the weather was nice, the Thunder and the Hurricanes were battling it out. A relaxed first inning brought about a rough second and third for the Hurricanes.

    The Thunder struck, capitalizing off an error on Peyten Abney’s grounder to short. Lance Oldham fenced a double to bring in two RBIs.

  • Finally enjoying some sunny weather
    Friday, July 24, 2015 9:28 PM

    Crawfordsville Municipal Golf course president Dick Simonds hits a shot near the green as his group tries to follow the ball while looking into the sun. Senior golf is on Friday mornings at the municipal golf course.

  • Horses provide peaceful outlet for kids
    Friday, July 24, 2015 9:28 PM

    Every horse has a story. The Achaius horse ranch in Montgomery County houses 13 different stories.

    Liberty kicked her way out of a barn fire. Unfortunately, her colt did not survive. Her back has burn scars and has to be protected from the sunlight.

    Patrick pulled cannons for civil war reenactments. He eventually became a race horse but now lives in quiet retirement in Ladoga.

    Keva has bonded with lots of Montgomery County kids. She is one of the six riding horses available for the ranch’s youth program.

    All of these horses have found peace at Achaius Ranch in Ladoga. The ranch offers free horse riding sessions to kids throughout the county. Program director Elisha McCulloh said they focus on relationships between the kids and the horses. 

  • Indiana Thunder 16u goes 2-0 in Crossroads tournament
    Friday, July 24, 2015 9:26 PM

    Doubles were the name of the game in the Thunder’s match up verse the Oswega Panthers as a part of the Crossroads Midwest Championship.

    However, small ball got the game going.

    The second at bat of the game, Dowell of Crawfordsville High School, moved the runner to third after some smart base running by the lead off.

    The well-placed bunt led to a sacrifice fly that scored the first run and the Thunder took the lead.

    Double the fun started in the third inning.

    Launch after launch brought the inning total to four doubles and two singles. Each side started off with a walk and progressed from there.


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