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  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017 4:00 AM
    FOUNTAIN CENTRAL- Last night was a season opener for many teams. Crawfordsville’s boy’s tennis team was one of them. They lost a very close match to Fountain Central 3-2. 
    This match could have gone either way. Crawfordsville took the number one and two singles matches, but were unable to win the number three singles match and were barely edged out in both doubles matches. Eddie Heinold, number one singles won his first match of the season in a competitive two sets 6-4, 6-3. Number two singles Ryan Fry is also off to a hot start with a convincing 6-2, 6-2 victory over his opponent. 
    The boys start off their season 0-1, but can rebound on Thursday when they host McCutcheon. 
    Fountain Central 3, Crawfordsville 2
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  • Knights too much for Mounties
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017 11:20 PM
    NEW MARKET – Coming off an impressive 3-1 win Saturday over Owen Valley, a different Southmont boys’ soccer team took the field Tuesday. The result was a 4-0 loss to Lafayette Central Catholic.
    “Saturday we were controlled and made the open passes,” Southmont head coach Brandon Rash said. “Tonight was the first time that we had to tell them to pick up the effort.”
    The Mounties fell into an early deficit when the Knights found the back of the net nine minutes into the contest. The visitors made it 2-0 going into the intermission. 
    “This is a young team and this was our first time going up against one of the better teams,” Rash said. “We have good leaders, but a lot of young guys, so we’re still finding our identities and coming together.”
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  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 11:19 PM
    COVINGTON- The Charger’s volleyball team began their season with a match against Covington last night. Unfortunately they will begin 0-1 after this loss in three sets. The first two sets were lost 25-10 and the third concluded at 25-15. 
    This may not have been the outcome North hoped for, but they still had times of success. Mary Jackman led the team with three kills while Gracie Chapman, Tori Warren, and Kelsey Sabens all had two. Kasey Krutzsch was able to serve up three aces. Jackman threw up two aces of her own. Krutzsch was a solid sidekick in this game by having eight assists. Caroline Turner had five digs and Jackman had four. 
    North Montgomery (0-1) will have their chance to bounce back on Thursday when they go to Clinton Prairie. 
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  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 11:19 PM
    INDIANAPOLIS- North Montgomery’s boy’s tennis team was away at Pike yesterday. They were able to just edge out their opponents to snag a 3-2 victory to start the season. 
    The Chargers had a strong showing in both singles and doubles taking two of the singles matches and one of the doubles. The match opened up with two convincing singles wins for North. Devan Plant, number one singles, defeated his Pike counterpart 6-2, 6-3 and Matt Jackman, number two singles, won his matchup 6-2, 6-0. The number one doubles team of Jaxon Plant and Tim Newlin was able to give North the final win they needed to take the match. They won in two sets 6-3, 6-0. 
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  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 11:18 PM
    DARLINGTON- North Montgomery’s girls’ golf team hosted Greencastle at their home course of Rocky Ridge Monday. The ladies were able to take the match 191-214. 
    Three Charger’s were able to break 50 in this match which helped them put a 23 shot gap between the team scores. Jaycee Walden led the way for North with a personal best 43 to claim medalist in this match. Right behind her was Megan Douglas with a round of 44. Walden wasn’t the only one with a personal best on the team, Chloe Maxwell shot a new low with a 47. Abbie Horn fired a 57 to round out scoring. Kyla King was the alternate with a 66.
    North’s (3-1) next round will be on Thursday at North Putnam. 
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  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 11:18 PM
    OXFORD- The North Montgomery girls soccer team traveled to Benton Central last night. The team shutout their opponents 3-0.
    All three goals came from different individuals in this game. Sidney Campbell, Nina Gable, and Marley Dyson were all able to contribute a score. The team effort went even further as Gable had an assist on one of the goals while Lillia Mitchell helped out with assists on the other two goals. 
    North’s defense was solid overall, but when someone was able to slip through the cracks, the keeper Regina Dodds was a wall. Dodds had four saves by the end of this game. 
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  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 11:17 PM
    The Crawfordsville volleyball squad made the trek to Rockville Tuesday and were handed a loss from a very talented Rockville squad, 25-17, 25-12, 25-19. 
    “Rockville is an awesome team,” Crawfordsville head coach Kelly Johnson said. “They have a very good freshman that could go D1.”
    Madison Wendelin led the offense with five kills. Caroline Schueren was versatile with seven assists, five digs and two kills. Abby Bannon added a kill and five digs.
    Crawfordsville (1-1) is at home Thursday against Greencastle. The varsity-only matchup starts at 6 p.m.
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  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 4:00 AM
    North Montgomery’s boys’ soccer season started with a hiccup Monday night with a 12-3 loss at home to Covington. 
    Corbin Osborne scored all three of North Montgomery’s goals. 
    “No sense in dwelling on this one,” said Charger coach Mike Margeson. “We’re just going to look for the positive and try to build. We’ve got to refocus to Central Catholic immediately.”
    The Chargers (0-1) pay the Knights a visit Thursday.
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  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 4:00 AM
    The North Montgomery golf team came away with its first dual win of the season Thursday, 195-244 over South Putnam. The team previously competed in an invite and split a tri-meet. 
    North Montgomery was led by medalist Megan Douglas with a 38. Jaycee Walden fired a 48. Chloe Maxwell (52) and Abbie Horn (57) rounded out the scoring. Kyla King provided the alternate score with a 65. 
    The Chargers (2-1) return to action Thursday at North Putnam. 
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  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 4:00 AM
    The Crawfordsville volleyball team kicked off the fall season with a 4-set win over nearby foe Turkey Run, 27-25, 20-25, 25-21, 25-18. 
    Caroline Shueren led the Athenians with her all around effort. She finished with seven kills, seven aces, eight digs and nine assists. Abby Bannon added nine digs on defense. Mia Stadler brought more offense with five aces and four kills.
    “Turkey Run is much improved,” Athenian coach Kelly Johnson said. “We played well tonight.”
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  • Monday, August 14, 2017 4:00 AM
    CLOVERDALE- Southmont’s volleyball team made the trek to Cloverdale over the weekend and were unfortunately defeated. They kept the sets close, but fell in three.
    The first set was lost 19-25 and the second one was even closer with a final score of 21-25. The team was unable to extend the match with a 16-25 loss in the third and final set. Sidney Veatch and Macy Wells led the team in aces with three each. They were both able to put up six assists as well. Emma Kinkead threw down the most kills for South at four while Emily Shultz and Kaley Remley both finished the game with three. 
    This was a tough loss to start the year, but the Mounties (0-1) have a lot more to look forward to as the season progresses.
    Their next game will be at North Vermillion on Tuesday.
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  • Monday, August 14, 2017 4:00 AM
    The Southmont girl’s golf team hosted the Lady Mountie Invitational over the weekend at the Crawfordsville Country Club. Tri-West was able to win the invite by just two shots over Southmont, 424-426. Crawfordsville was also at the event and finished in fourth place with a team total of 483. 
    Southmont’s Lexi Rusk and Bailey Thompson finished in third and fourth place respectively with individual scores of 98 and 99. Erin Williams shot a 111 and Carson Mussche finished with a 118 to round out the scoring for the Mounties. 
    The next match for Crawfordsville will be today at Rockville with Attica while Southmont will travel to Monrovia with Tri-West for their next match on Tuesday. 

    DUAL WIN
    The team won a dual meet with the Danville Warriors Thursday night at the Crawfordsville Country Club. The Mounties shot a 208 while the Warriors shot a 229. Leading the Mounties was Erin Williams as she fired a 46 to take medalist honors.
    Also scoring for the Mounties were Bailey Thompson with a 53, Carson White with a 54 and Lexi Rusk with a 55.
    The Lady Mounties travel to Monrovia Tuesday for a tri-meet with Tri-West.
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  • Monday, August 14, 2017 4:00 AM
    NEW MARKET- The Lady Mounties soccer team began their season with a dominant 14-0 shutout victory over Owen Valley on Saturday.
    The team went up 8-0 in the first half and were able to tack on another six in the second. Unsurprisingly, Macy Zachary led South in scoring with five goals. Although Zachary will have a spotlight on her after a record breaking season last year, this game was an all-around team effort with Avery Hess scoring three goals and Lexie Odum putting in two of her own. Kelsey Dugger and Shannon Isenberg were able to score a goal apiece as well. Chy Davis had two saves on Southmont’s side of the field to keep Owen Valley off the scoreboard. 
    The Lady Mounties soccer team (1-0) will be back in action on Tuesday at home against Central Catholic.
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  • Basketball in the Small Town of Linden Part 3
    Monday, August 14, 2017 4:00 AM
    Keith Airey has written about his memories of basketball in the small towns before consolidation. This was in the days when every small town had a school and every school had a basketball team whether there were 70 kids in the school or 700. Keith has given a voice to every boy who ever played basketball in Indiana, every girl who was ever a cheerleader or every kid who was ever in the pep block. These are the memories of a Linden Bulldog in the 60s who still bleeds black and gold.
    Written by Keith Airey
    Between my eighth grade and freshman year in 1967, my dad decided to build a bigger and better basketball court in Linden. Suddenly the Airey court became the place to gather if you were looking for a game. Sometimes I just planned to go out on my court just to shoot around by myself. Soon, one car would stop, then a second, etc; until there was a 4 on 4 game raging. The court wasn’t large enough for 5 on 5 so any arriving players gathered a team of 4 to take on the winners. There would be so many player cars lined up along the alley where we lived on those summer nights that if my dad returned from an evening vet call, he would have to drive all the way up the alley to park in our back yard. In the winter I would shovel off the snow and put salt on the ice to help the sun burn off the moisture. I remember wearing gloves to play which were warm but provided no grip on the ball. Sometimes you would take off your shooting hand glove until that hand became so cold you had to put it back on. Another tactic during winter ball was to have two basketballs. I would put one on the hot air register in the kitchen and when the playing ball became dead from the cold, I would go exchange the ball for a warm, bouncy ball. We wore out so many nylon or cotton nets that my dad eventually put up a chain net. Many players of the era can recall the distinct sound of the ball going through the chain net. 
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  • Saturday, August 12, 2017 4:00 AM
    SHERIDAN – Crawfordsville made the trip to Sheridan for their annual scrimmage against the perennial Class A power. The Blackhawks enter the season preseason ranked 9th in Class A, and are led by Larry “Bud” Wright, who’s in his 52nd season at the helm.
    “They’re a good football team that’s well coached, but we still have to execute,” said second year Athenian head coach Larry Getts. “We’re going to be outmanned and outgunned most of the time, but we still have to do the little things.”
    The scrimmage featured three quarters. Quarter one allowed both teams 15-plays or 18-minutes from 65-yards out while quarter two was from the 10-yard line with 10-plays and the third quarter was 12-plays from the 35.
    Crawfordsville’s defense knew they’d be tested with the Blackhawk rushing attack. Sheridan has been known for their smash mouth style of play, and they put that on display Friday only attempting five passes on the evening, but were able to score seven times.
    “We’ll have to go back and look at film and see what we need to do better,” Getts said. “We didn’t come out ready to play, and we’ll take that responsibility as coaches.”
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