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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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  • 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.

  • Local travel team players to finish off summer season
    Thursday, July 23, 2015 10:02 PM

    The Indiana Thunder 15u and 16u are competing in the Crossroads Midwest Championship this weekend.

    The 16u won Thursday 8-3 against the Mt. Vernon Pythons. The 15u lost 1-0 against the FCA Armor baseball team.

    Play continues Saturday with the 16u at 1:30 p.m. at North Montgomery High School and the 15u at 3:45 p.m. at DePauw University.

    The 15u’s next local game will be on Saturday at 9 a.m. at North Montgomery JV field.

    Presenting the 15u Montgomery County players: Chase Dowell, Peyten Abney, Caleb Donahue, Payton Kobel and Devan Plant. 

  • Softball youth camp finishes as dead week sets in
    Thursday, July 23, 2015 9:47 PM

    It is the little things.

    Mechanics are extremely important in the sport of softball and learning them young is also extremely important. Head coach Britney Carpenter put on a youth softball camp at Crawfordsville High School for the past four days for first through eighth graders. The camp was split up between grades one through five and six through eight.

    Carpenter said this camp is used to teach skills to the younger kids to prepare them for high school. “We are just trying to build some camaraderie and unity between the junior high and high school,” she added.


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