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  • Coach starts season coaching 30th team
    Monday, August 03, 2015 9:09 PM

    The new Crawfordsville boys’ soccer coach is Marcus Hale who has coached 29 teams in the past nine years.

    He has ranged from 5u teams to high school age. The last team he coached was the Crawfordsville Middle School team. He was the head coach for two years and the assistant coach for the previous year.

    Originally from Greensburg, IN, he wrestled in high school and would have played soccer at his high school but they did not have a state-sanctioned soccer team at the time. So, he played on club teams for about 10 years. He has been kicking soccer balls since he was four years old.

    The freshmen through junior players were able to have Hale when they played for the middle school so he already has those introductions out of the way.

  • Monday, August 03, 2015 9:06 PM

    Fall sports officially began practices yesterday; therefore, the dreaded two-a-day practices are this week. So, if you notice that teenagers seem grouchier than usual that maybe why . . . they are tired.

    On Sunday, throughout twitter I saw many coaches tweet reminding players when to be at practice and reminding them that hard work pays off. As I roam around this week I will be able to tell that the athletes are working hard and no matter how hard they work their coaches would like to see them work even harder.

  • Assistant coach leaves Wabash baseball
    Monday, August 03, 2015 9:04 PM

    Assistant baseball coach Will Vazquez will be leaving the Wabash baseball team after spending his whole life surrounded by the game.

    Vazquez was a catcher for Kent State and played on five different minor league teams for the Red Sox before coming to Wabash to coach.

    His wife was from Crawfordsville and he spent his off season working out at Wabash. This is when Vazquez and head coach Cory Stevens met.

    Stevens said the timing worked out because his former assistant was leaving and Vazquez was looking to get out of professional baseball.

  • Volleyball hits the ground running
    Monday, August 03, 2015 9:03 PM
  • Post 72 remembers, looks ahead
    Sunday, August 02, 2015 11:55 PM

    Byron Cox Post 72 completed another successful season, on July 20, losing to Kokomo in the Regional Championship at Loeb Stadium. Their final tally was 16-13.

    They entered the season with quite a bit of unknowns. The biggest job was to mesh 13 young guys, with their four returning players.

    “We knew coming in that there were going to be some ups and downs and some growing pains,” head coach Johnathan Pickett said. “However, I thought towards the end we started to gel and were learning from our losses.”

  • Sunday, August 02, 2015 11:53 PM

    Tryout times for the various Thunder age groups are as listed:

    13u 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    14u 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    15u 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

    16u 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    17u/18u 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.


  • First sponsored disc golf tournament
    Sunday, August 02, 2015 11:51 PM

    The Crawfordsville/Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring their first disc golf outing on Aug. 15. Registration will begin immediately following the Funky 5k run at 10 a.m. at the north shelter in Milligan Park.

    It is free and open to the public. Participants may also register on the website at or call 765-362-6800.

    The format of the event will consist of pairing together teams of two and assigning each to one of the 22 holes. Novices will try to be put with experienced players. The game will follow a scramble format and scorecards and a map will be provided. Players need to bring their own discs which can be found Dunham Sports.

    Prizes will be awarded for best score and holes-in-one. For more information on disc golf, go to

  • Gymnastics sees impressive numbers at camp
    Saturday, August 01, 2015 12:06 AM

    The instructor may have been more excited than the student.

    One girl at the summer gymnastics camp at the Parks and Recreation department did a back tuck for the first time and instructor Anna Cornelius could not contain her excitement. “I was jumping around and I was just thrilled to see them learn new things and accomplish them,” Cornelius said.

    The camp ran for two weeks from July 13 to July 24. Six different instructors taught kids from age four to high school age. 

  • All you need to know about disc golf
    Saturday, August 01, 2015 12:04 AM

    Disc golf, originally known as “frolf,” began in 1976 with Wham-O Frisbees that have since developed into long distance Frisbees.

    The growing sport began in Crawfordsville in the 90s. Nine baskets were set up at a farm south of Crawfordsville and were brought to Milligan Park in 2000. From here, 13 more holes, concrete tees, tee signs, and the Montgomery County disc golf club have turned it into the 26th best disc golf course out of 130 in Indiana. 

  • North Montgomery youth football camp draws 80 kids
    Friday, July 31, 2015 11:59 PM

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