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  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017 4:00 AM
    C’ville comes up third
    The Crawfordsville Varsity Boy's Golf Team finished third in a 3-way meet with Harrison and Lebanon Monday. Harrison placed first with a 155, Lebanon placed second with a 175 and Crawfordsville finished with a 189. 
    Harrison 155, Lebanon 175, Crawfordsville 189
    Devin Guard 44, Jack Sommer 48, Matt Mitchell 47, Simon Hacker 50, and Karsten Williamson 54. 
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  • Local athletes hit the track
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 4:00 AM
    Local athletes got a preview of county action when North Montgomery and Crawfordsville were joined by Fountain Central and Seeger in a Monday track and field meet. North Montgomery won both the girls and boys meets ahead of Crawfordsville. 
    On the boys side, Damon Biddle won the high jump for North Montgomery while fellow Chargers Noah McClerkin and Kade Kobel took wins in the pole vault and long jump, respectively. Crawfordsville Chris Baer was best in the shot put. 
    Kobel also won the 110 and 300 hurdles while Athenian Daulton Bridgewater took the 100 dahs. Corbin Osborn won the 200 and 400 dashes for the Chargers. 
    Local winners on the girls’ side included Kelsey Sabens was tops in the high jump for North Montgomery and Aria Warren won the pole vault for North. Kaitlyn McClerkin and Taylor Jenkins won the long jump and discus, respectively, for North. 
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  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017 4:00 AM
    The Crawfordsville Lady Athenians plated nine runs in the first and another eight in the fourth as they poured it on Turkey Run Monday evening 24-2 to pick up their third win.
    Every Crawfordsville starter recorded a hit, including six who had a multi-hit game. 
    Cali Saunders led the Athenians with a 4-for-5 night including three runs scored and three RBIs. Mia Stadler, Abby Bannon, and Addie Laskowski each finished with three hits while Lauren Kellerman, Saunders and Mackenzie Lynas each accounted for 3-runs-a-piece.
    Stadler earned the win on the mound striking out seven, while Olivia Barnett pitched a scoreless inning of relief.
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  • Mounties throttle Trojans
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 4:00 AM
    NEW MARKET - The Lady Mounties received contributions from up and down their line up, pounding out 14 hits in A 15-5, five inning win over visiting Covington Monday evening.
    “Obviously, we wanted to get our bats going early, but we were a little slow at first,” said Mountie head coach Jennifer Watson. “However, we came around, and I’m proud of the girls for sticking to it.”
    “This is really the first game that we got offensive production out of all nine positions,” she continued. “So that was definitely good to see, and a big positive headed to Western Boone tomorrow night.”
    The Mounties wasted little time getting on the board. Avery Hess led off with a walk and moved to second on Sydney Casteel’s single to left. Hess scored on Jordan Crist’s double to right and Casteel made it 2-0 on Veda Emerson’s fielder’s choice.
    The Trojans tied it at two in the second before the Mounties scored another run in their half to make it 3-2.
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  • Monday, April 24, 2017 11:36 PM
    Seeger jumped out to an early 4-1 lead in baseball action before the Mountie offense came to life. Southmont collected 10 hits overall, plating 10 runs in their final three at bats, to defeat the Patriots 11-4 Monday evening.
    Brandon Rogers, Risty Bullerdick and Cam Chadd led the Mountie offense each collecting a pair of hits while Cole Roach finished with 4RBI. Boone Welliever, Rogers and Chadd all scored twice.
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  • Monday, April 24, 2017 11:35 PM
    WEST LAFAYETTE – North Montgomery got off to a hot start at West Lafayette Monday night, but the bats went cold as the sun set and the Red Devils rode off into the failing light with an 11-8 baseball victory. 
    Caleb Donahue started things off with a single followed by the same from Bryce Frederick. With two outs in the first, Collin Knecht singled to drive home Donahue. Mitch Merica reached on an error, plating Frederick and a Devan Plant single scored Knecht. Matthew Pietsch took one for the team to load the bases before Quentin Hall plated a run with a free pass. Donahue capped a 6-run first by reaching on an error, bringing two across. 
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  • Monday, April 24, 2017 11:35 PM
    Mounties take down South Put
    Southmont cruised to a 5-0 tennis victory Monday over South Putnam. Kennady Black, Cora Waddell and Hope Lighty took down straight set victories in singles play. Kelly Tucker teamed with Sophie Reimondo and Katie Rosentreter teamed with Jane Scheidler for straight set wins in doubles play, too. 
    Southmont is now 4-2 on the season and will be home against Sagamore Athletic Conference foe Danville Thursday. 
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  • Monday, April 24, 2017 4:00 AM
    Written by Keith Airey
    After his commission as an Army helicopter pilot and ten days after traveling home for the Thanksgiving Holiday, Bill was deployed to South Vietnam. He arrived on Dec. 7, 1967 and began flights on Dec. 11 from Bearcat Base 10 miles north of Saigon. On Dec. 14, one week after arrival, Bill was killed when the craft he was piloting caught fire during a combat mission due to mechanical failure. Bill had volunteered for an additional combat assault mission and was leaving the landing zone. He and his crew were returning to pick up another load of combat troops. For an unknown cause, Bill’s helicopter transmission froze and the craft crashed into the jungle canopy near Phan Thieu at a high rate of speed, killing himself and all others aboard. Bill had been in country one week.
    Bill’s body arrived back in Linden on Dec. 21, 1967. With the Christmas holiday fast-approaching, the calling was held at Linden’s King Funeral Home on Saturday, Dec. 23. On Sunday, Bill’s funeral services were held at the Linden-Kirkpatrick Methodist Church. Following the service, WO Bill Clawson was laid to rest at the Linden Cemetery with full military rites conducted by a detail from Fort Benjamin Harrison.
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  • Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:43 PM
    Crawfordsville hosted the Athenian Tennis Invitational over the weekend. Indianapolis Cathedral won the tournament as a team. All three county teams finished right around each other. North Montgomery placed sixth, Crawfordsville finished in seventh, and Southmont claimed eighth place.
    Crawfordsville’s number one singles Sarah Chalmers defeated North’s Kenzie Neal 6-4, 6-2 to move on the next round. Chalmers would go on to finish in fourth place for her team in the number one singles bracket. Lilly Bushong, Crawfordsville’s number two singles, took on Cora Waddell from Southmont in their first round. Bushong won the match in a close 6-3, 6-4. North’s number one doubles team of Scout Groves and Jennifer Guard were able to take down Terre Haute North’s best doubles partners to eventually place fourth. Both of Southmont’s doubles teams met up with Crawfordsville in the ladder end of the tournament. The number one doubles team for the Mounties, Hope Lighty and Kelly Tucker defeated their Athenian opponents 6-1, 6-1. The number two doubles team for South consisting of Sophie Reimondo and Katie Rosentreter won their match 6-1, 6-2. Both of these wins gave the teams seventh place finishes.
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  • Danville dingers doom Mounties
    Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:42 PM
    NEW MARKET – Foreboding clouds ushered in a biting northeast wind at Southmont, Saturday morning. Yet, visiting Danville found the atmosphere agreeable, and pierced the icy ceiling with three home runs en route to a 6-0 pounding of the hosts.
    It was the second foray into Montgomery County for Danville (6-3, SAC 5-0) in less than eight hours, in a game that was moved up to 10 a.m. anticipating deteriorating conditions. Friday night’s 3-1 win over North Montgomery, coupled with Saturday’s blanking of Southmont (3-5, SAC 0-5) rewarded the Warriors with an unsoiled share of the Sagamore Athletic Conference lead.
    Danville’s Collin Rutan ignited the Danville offense with a lofty three run homer in the top of the second that rode the wind over the left field fence.
    “Conditions didn’t help us any,” said Mounties head coach Jamie Welliever. “A soft fly ball hit to centerfield that I thought we could have been more aggressive on, and then a ground ball through the hole between third and short, and a big fly ball in the wind. Suddenly it’s 3-0.”
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  • Adams hit gives North big SAC win
    Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:41 PM
    LINDEN- A very even game that went back and forth because of strong defense by both teams eventually ended with a 2-1 Sagamore Athletic Conference victory for North Montgomery over Western Boone Saturday. 
    Both teams struggled to get any hits off the opposing team during this game. The Stars were actually the first to strike. After a lot of three-up-three-down innings, Western Boone was finally able score a run to go up 1-0 in the fourth. All the pressure was put on the Chargers to respond. One run was not enough of a cushion for Western Boone as North tied the game in the bottom of the sixth off an RBI by Bryce Frederick to bring Justin Clary home. 
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  • Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:40 PM
    The Southmont golf team played host for the Southmont Invitational on Saturday. All Montgomery County schools were in attendance with Crawfordsville having the best placement of the three. Crawfordsville finished in second overall as a team only losing to Franklin Community. Southmont was a little behind them finishing in fifth place. North Montgomery finished in seventh place. 
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  • Athenians stay perfect in Conference play
    Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:40 PM
    Chase Dowell was perfect through four innings, and the Crawfordsville bats were hot in Saturday’s cooler temperatures, as the Class 3A, No. 2 ranked Athenians stayed perfect in the Sagamore Athletic Conference with a 10-0 drubbing of Frankfort.
    Dowell was in command on the hill, as he needed only 51 pitches cruising through the first four innings. He faced the minimum number of batters while striking out seven Hot Dogs, including the side in the first.
    “Chase was dominant today,” said Athenian mentor John Froedge. “He really didn’t give them a chance in the game, and we grabbed the momentum early.”
    While Dowell was cruising on the mound, four Hot Dog pitchers couldn’t cool the Athenian bats as they scored in every inning except for the third.
    Crawfordsville collected nine of their 12 hits through the first three innings, scoring five runs, but stranded the bases loaded in all three.
    The Athenians ended the game by adding three more in the fourth, one in the fifth and one in the sixth.
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  • Timely hits elude Chargers in loss
    Saturday, April 22, 2017 4:00 AM
    LINDEN – North Montgomery officially went to the plate 26 times Friday against Danville, and only once did they fail to put the bat on the ball. However, Warriors’ pitcher Riley Weston managed to spread out the seven Chargers’ hits, effectively rendering them harmless, and the visitors left clinging to a 3-1 Sagamore Athletic Conference victory in the second game of the series.
    The win secured a series sweep for Danville (5-3, SAC 4-0), who dropped North Montgomery (4-6, SAC 2-2) at home earlier this week.
    “I like the fight we had in us, tonight, as opposed to Tuesday,” said Chargers head coach Matt Merica, referring to the 11-6 pounding, which saw the hosts jump out to a 10-0 lead before the Chargers could answer.
    “This was a real good high school baseball game. We are disappointed that we lost, but there’s nothing you can point your finger at to say ‘that’s what caused it’. They just strung together a few more hits than we did.”
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  • Saturday, April 22, 2017 4:00 AM
    The big Hoosier outdoor story of the week was the announcement that Indiana’s 2016 deer harvest was down four percent from the 2015 total. This information came from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources via the 2016 Indiana White-Tailed Deer Summary that was released April 13.
    Four percent isn’t that big a deal statistically but when you consider that the annual harvest has dropped four times in the last five years, some hunters are getting a little hot under the collar. However, we should conduct an examination of the harvest numbers over the past decades before the orange-clad masses start storming the state legislature to demand changes in the hunting seasons.
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