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  • Crawfordsville Golf fires up their engines
    Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:12 PM

    Roger Tribbett is back with six golfers to try and beat their 6th place at conference last year.

    Practice started on Monday and Tribbett said they start out with drills to get back into the swing of things and play a round by the end of the week.

    “We need to get our bodies ready and our minds in the right mode,” Tribbett said about the week.

    They will be facing Frankfort and Hamilton Heights next week and he expects to hang with Frankfort but Hamilton Heights will be a challenge.

    Shania Harrison and Katelyn Dixon are seniors and have been on the team ever since Tribbett found them in the hallway as freshman. Otherwise known as the fashion twins, they want to “look good and play good,” according to Dixon. 

  • North golf comes out swinging today with new coach at helm
    Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:08 PM

    The girls’ golf team plays in their first tournament today with another conference school, Western Boone. The Harrison Hills Invite at Seeger is the first time Cooper Tartar will be coaching the team.

    Tartar has been around the Montgomery County golf scene for many years. His entrance was when he was 15 years old working as a cart boy at the municipal golf course.

    He proceeded to golf at Crawfordsville High School and then for Danville Community College. He received Montgomery County golfer of the year during his high school career. For the past two years, he has worked for Muni and this year he is dipping into the world of coaching.

    “I am excited to see how I can help them having that background,” Tartar said. “Who knows, some people are better at playing than coaching and some people are better at coaching than playing.”

  • 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. 


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