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  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:00 AM
    Well, do you have your tickets to the biggest game of the last four years? I’m talking about the Presidential Inauguration of course. In terms of viewers, and parties, and corporate sponsor-ships, the Inauguration has only the Super Bowl to rival it.
    Inaugurating a new President is a big deal. It doesn’t hurt us to celebrate the triumphant, and look forward to a new season in government.
    If politics are a sport, the Inauguration is the victory lap.
    This year, Donald John Trump will take the oath of office during the 58th Inauguration ceremo-nies in Washington D. C. It doesn’t hurt, I suppose, that Trump has a long association with sports.
    Did you forget that Trump is a former sports franchise owner? When the World Football League tried to wedge its way uninvited into the NFL’s house party, Donald Trump owned the New Jer-sey Generals from 1983-1985, until the league’s implosion. He also took a shot at owning the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL.
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  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:00 AM
    There will be some jostling atop the boys’ Sagamore Athletic Conference this weekend. The two biggest games are happening right here in Montgomery County. 
    Friday night, North Montgomery (6-6, 0-3 SAC) will play host to Lebanon (7-8, 3-2 SAC). The game is much bigger for Lebanon in terms of the conference race. With two losses already, the Tigers can’t afford to drop another league game if they intend to make a run at first place. Lebanon wouldn’t be completely out of it with a loss, but it would take a very, very strange finish to the year. North simply has to win this game to maintain any (slim) hope of a conference title. 
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  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:00 AM
    The North Montgomery gymnastics team got its second win of the young season Wednesday in a three-way meet with Harrison and Lafayette Jeff. 
    Rhi Harpel took first place for the Chargers in the vault (8.75) and the beam (8.675).
    The Chargers (2-0) are back in action Saturday at the McCutcheon Invitational. 
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  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:50 PM
    NEW MARKET- Southmont extended their win streak to two after defeating North Putnam on Tuesday night. The Mounties won 45-37 with everyone pitching in for the victory. 
    “We had a great defensive game,” said South’s head coach Dustin Oakley. “They did beat us in the second half but it was a good overall win for us against a sectional opponent. We pretty much had a lead the entire game.”
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  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:48 PM
    Covington proved to be too much for the Athenians women’s basketball team on Tuesday. Crawfordsville lost by a score of 47-61 which puts them at 3-16 for the season.
    “They pressed us the whole game like we thought they would. We handled it really well in the first quarter,” said Athenian coach Bean. “We shot better than we’ve been shooting. Addie Laskowski’s effort was incredible the whole game. We’re just going to keep fighting.”
    The cold start was Crawfordsville’s demise as they went down 5-13 in the first quarter, but made the rest of the game very competitive. They started the second quarter of on an impressive 10-2 run. Addie Laskowski was the leading scorer for the Athenians with 16 points. Her teammate Lauren Kellerman was not far behind with 11.
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  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:00 PM
    NEW MARKET- Southmont had one of their closest swimming matches of the season against Fountain Central on Tuesday. Both Mountie teams came out on top in the meet with the girls winning 99-80 and the boys defeating their opponents 94-85.
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  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017 4:00 AM
    LINDEN- The Chargers showcased their dominance in wrestling against Benton Central. Winning by a score of 66-9, assuring the dominance they demonstrated at the Sagamore Athletic Conference meet a day before. 
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  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017 4:00 AM
    Hello world!
    Book your Saturday right now. The only place you should be on Saturday evening is the Crawfordsville High School Gym for the C’ville-Southmont game. If the first go-round was any indication, the county title won’t be won easily. The Athenians and Mounties battled in an overtime thriller in the championship game of the Sugar Creek Classic less than two weeks ago . . . you might have read a column or two about it. Point is, believe the hype. 
    I have a memory of game just like this a couple years back. In 2013 Southmont went into Crawfordsville with a 9-2 record and countered Crawfordsville’s best game of the year to win 82-69. Crawfordsville came out firing that game and really did play its best game of the year. Southmont did the same. Southmont seniors Cody Thomas and Drake Cooksey tossed in 29 and 20 points, respectively, and junior Devon Burton matched Thomas’ total. On the other side, Seth Lewis racked up 17 points to lead a brigade of four Athenians in double figures. That wasn’t enough on a night that Southmont hit 16 3-pointers.
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  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017 4:00 AM
    LINDEN- The Chargers were back at it the very next day after the Sagamore Athletic Conference swim meet. The team may have been a little tired coming off the long day before as both the boys and girls teams fell to McCutcheon. The girls lost 105-78 and the boys went down 108-76. 
    Gus Maxwell tacked on a couple more event wins after his record setting performance the night before. He won the 200 free and 100 fly against McCutcheon. Maxwell’s teammate Christopher Schaub took first place in the 500 freestyle as well. The girls had a little bit closer matchup against the McCutcheon and this was mainly because of solid performances from four specific swimmers. Caitlin Fedor (200 free), Megan Merica (50 free), Brynn Anderson (100 free), and Lillia Mitchell (100 breast) all took the first place spot in an event. They all also teamed up to win the 200 medley, 200 freestyle, and 400 freestyle relays. 
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  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017 4:00 AM
    NEW MARKET- After a decent performance at the Sagamore Athletic Conference meet, the Mountie wrestling team took on South Putnam on home ground Tuesday. They came away with a victory that was probably a little closer than they would have liked. But no matter how you look at it, a wins a win and South scored 45 points to South Putnam’s 23.
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  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017 4:00 AM
    WEST LEBANON – The North Montgomery Chargers took on Seeger Tuesday night. They emerged victorious 41-32. The Lady Chargers all around played a much better game, besting Seeger in nearly every statistic. 
    North started off a little slow going down 12-8 in the first quarter, but picked up the pace in the rest of the game. Especially in the third quarter when they outscored Seeger 13-4. The Lady Chargers shot 42 percent from the floor and 72 percent from free throw range. 
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  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017 4:00 AM
    LAFAYETTE- Crawfordsville traveled to one of the state’s premier Class 4A basketball programs Tuesday and came away with a 102-52 loss to McCutcheon. Division 1 bound Robert Phinisee went for a game high 38 points to lead the Mavs.
    “For the most part we were able to take some good things away from the game,” Crawfordsville head coach David Pierce said. “When you’re playing that type of talent and athleticism, it’s tough to do the things you can usually do. I was really proud of the guys.”
    Pierce praised James Gineris, Trent Johnson and Devin Guard for their play Tuesday. 
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  •  Chargers dominate SAC
    Tuesday, January 17, 2017 4:00 AM
    LINDEN- It was a record breaking afternoon as the North Montgomery Chargers dominated the Sagamore Athletic Conference wrestling meet. They broke the record of most points scored in the SAC with 290. The Chargers were the clear victors as they had seven first place finishes, that’s half of the weight classes. They put 12 wrestlers into the finals. The nearest competitor, Lebanon, had four. Southmont came in third place with 205 and Crawfordsville was behind them with 160. 
    “It could have been a little bit better but we wrestled well,” Charger head coach Maurice Swain said. “We talked all week about wanting to do something unheard of. Unheard of would have been putting 14 guys in the championship match at the conference tournament and scoring 300 team points. We got pretty close. We’ve been talking all year about legacy. What legacy is this team going to leave behind? The guys looked good today.”
    North found tremendous success from the lowest weight class to the heaviest. The North wrestlers who won conference championships were Seth Johnson (106), Parker Moseley (113), Jake Lowe (138), Micah Wray (160), Tanner Webster (170), Cole Slavens (195), and Kevin Pierce (285). No other team could keep up with the pure strength and talent of the Chargers. 
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  • Athenians sweep Sagamore meet
    Tuesday, January 17, 2017 4:00 AM
    You can have all the individual talent in the world, but it’s almost impossible to win without the support of a near equally talented team. Crawfordsville High School proved this to be true Monday at the Sagamore Athletic Conference swim meet. Crawfordsville cruised to wins in both the girls and boys meets. Crawfordsville won all but one of the relays. 
    The next best county team was Southmont whose girls’ team finished in fifth and boys’ team claimed a solid third place finish. Southmont’s girls’ 400 yard freestyle team was the only one able to take a relay victory away from Crawfordsville. North Montgomery came in seventh with their girls’ team and fifth with their boys’ team. North had two seniors that were able to win individual events to make their final year a memorable one.
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  • Daryl Warren Part 2
    Tuesday, January 17, 2017 4:00 AM
    Here are some of Daryl Warren’s memories of Bulldog basketball:
    Well, it has been forty-five years ago but, the experience of playing for Linden High School (1968-1971) was incredible. 
    Growing up, I knew all of the great players that came before me like Vail, Waltz, Denhart, Johnson, German, Rice, to name a few. The “buzz” of the community during the winter would always include the local basketball team. By the time we reached high school, it really sank in as to how much the community and especially our parents, looked forward to each season with great excitement. Early in those years we had some struggles winning against some of the other county schools (Darlington in particular--they were very good) but never did it diminish our desire to compete. 
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