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Tuesday, February 09, 2016
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  • Sectional foe looks familiar

    It was the luck of the draw, but when the IHSAA ping-pong ball popped up South¬≠mont’s adversary, they couldn’t have picked a more evenly matched opponent. Southmont travels to meet South Vermillion in Friday night’s 2A Sectional 39 round one game.

    The Wildcats (3-6) enter the contest with a similar record, and run an offense similar in style to the Mounties (2-7).

    “When we see South Vermil¬≠lion on film, it looks very similar to our offense,” reports Mounties coach Desson Hannum. “They have some things that they may do a little bit differently, but it is very similar to what we do.”

    “They are going to run the option, they are going to run some mid-line, they are going to run some veer. These should be plays we’re very familiar with.”

    The similarities continue into the offensive backfield. The Wildcats feature a senior running back –– Hunter Thornton–– who can break big gains any time.

  • Sprinting to conference title

    Each school made a statement in the conference meet on Saturday.

    Southmont’s Brooks Long placed first in the boys meet, Crawfordsville’s Maddy Hurt placed first in the girls meet, and North Montomgery’s girls’ team won the team conference title for the second year in a row.

    South junior Brooks Long finished second in conference last year and came in with a plan this year.

    “Pretty much throughout the whole race I just used people as wind blocks,” he stated.

    His plan allowed a big sprint to win the conference on Saturday with a 16:56 finish.

    “I was just kind of coasting behind (Jackson) Swisher of Danville and letting him block the wind for me and then at the last turn of the course he seemed to be losing energy so I thought I could just sprint past him to finish strong,” Long explained.

  • INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Colts are AFC South Champions and will host a 2014 NFL Playoff game next weekend at Lucas Oil Stadium. They will play the loser of the Bengals at Steelers game that finished late Sunday night, barring a tie in that game. The date and time of the Colts Wild Card game will be determined by the NFL later this evening.

    As the national spotlight once again shifts to Indianapolis, the team is inviting fans and local businesses to celebrate the team's playoff berth this week and #BringTheNoise to Lucas Oil Stadium next weekend.

    The week's plans include a special edition playoff poster, social media contests, pre-game festivities and more. In addition, tickets for the Colts Wild Card game are still available via www.colts.com, www.ticketmaster.com, the Lucas Oil Stadium box office, all Ticketmaster outlets and charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000.
  • INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Indians announced its 2015 schedule recently. True to its mission to provide baseball at Victory Field as affordable and memorable family fun, season, individual and group ticket prices will remain the same as 2014.

    Following a season in which a franchise record 660,289 fans visited Victory Field, single-game rates will remain $16 for box seats, $12 for reserved and lawn seats for just $10. Savings opportunities also return in 2015 as an Advanced Purchase discount of $2 remains in effect for single-game tickets purchased online, in-person or by phone prior to game day.
  • Crawfordsville Youth Football League is one of the youth and high school football program that will benefit from a Jim Irsay Equipment Grant. A check for $10,000 was presented to 10 central-Indiana football teams Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium. The grant was given at Lucas Oil Stadium from the Colts' owner and Indianapolis-based USA Football, the official youth football development partner of the Colts and the NFL. The grants are awarded based on need and merit.
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