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CHS netters top South
Photo by Lori PoteetReigning Player of The Year Dane Baldwin has looked good again this season.
Photo by Lori Poteet

Reigning Player of The Year Dane Baldwin has looked good again this season.
NEW MARKET-Crawfordsville's tennis team got a leg up in the Sagamore Athletic Conference with a 4-1 win over Southmont Thursday.

"We came out with a lot of focus and energy," Crawfordsville head coach Michael Demeter said. "We talked a lot about being mentally tough and coming out knowing what to expect. We knew it was going to be a dogfight against Southmont. We discussed coming out for the first few points with confidence."

The Athenians got quick wins from Dane Baldwin at No. 1 singles and the No. 1 doubles pair of Tanner Laughlin and Cameron Douglas to take a 2-0 lead.

Just before Southmont's Nathan Truncone won at No. 2 singles, Crawfordsville clinched the match with Trey Barton and Reeve Hawkins winning in two sets.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Ol' Bubbles on fire, baby
Hello Sports Fans.

What do the Ohio Players, Billy Joel, Harry Nilsson, Blue Oyster Cult and Ol' Bubbles have in common? We're all on fire, baby! (Hey, exactly what is a blue oyster cult anyways?)

Yup, they sang about fire and I'm on it! After three weeks the Caldron is 15-5 - and if you give me a break for a cool first week, then I'm a sizzling 10-2! Whoa! It doesn't get much better than that!

So sit right back and relax as we torch another week of Friday Night Pyrites!

C'ville at Western Boone

Do I get some partial credit for last week? Yeah, yeah, I missed it when I went with CHS to start the season undefeated at 3-0. But I did say that Dannyville was going to score 28 and they actually scored 33. That count? Nah, didn't think so.

This week could get worse.

The boys of Athens are taking on the boys of Boone and it looks like one of the better years for the Stars. Maybe it's something in the water over by Dover, but somehow little Western Boone keeps finding pretty strong athletic teams here and there. This year's football team is one of those. Webelo is ranked among the top 10 teams in Class 3A and looking to go 4-0 before facing some tough challenges.

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Southmont takes Jr. High battle
Northridge and Southmont met Wednesday night for seventh grade football action. After a back-and-forth game, the Mounties came away with the win, 24-20, to move to 3-0 on the year.

Zach Brown capped a 5-minute opening drive for Southmont with a touchdown and Ethan Himes ran in for the conversion to make it 8-0. The Cougars responded with a touchdown drive of their own, but couldn't punch in the conversion, making it 8-6.

The Mounties drove the field once again on their ensuing drive and Ty Welliever punched it in. Himes added the conversion for a 16-6 lead.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Chargers offering youth girl hoops
North Montgomery Girls Basketball program is offering a fall youth league for all third through fifth grade girls. The league runs from Sept. 29 to Dec. 14. There will be an informational meeting at North Montgomery High School, in the commons, on Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Coach Ryan Nuppnau will be available for information and questions. Parents may also register their daughter at that time too. Registration forms can be found on the high school website and in the main office. If you have questions, you may contact Coach Nuppnau at or at 362-5140 ext 239.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Wabash wins opener over No. 21 HSC
Wabash's defense dominated the historic matchup of two all-male D3 schools in the initial Gentlemen's Classic. The Little Giants contained the touted Hampden-Sydney offense en route to a 34-21 season-opening win.

"I felt like we were in good shape offensively," Wabash Coach Erik Raeburn said. "I thought we wore them out; they had to sub out a lot of their linemen."

Hampden-Sydney (0-1) came out firing as it did in a second round NCAA playoff loss at Linfield last fall. All-American quarterback Nash Nance found his All-American receiver Holton Walker for a 60-yard scoring strike. The Little Giants (1-0) countered with an 11-play, 69-yard drive on the next possession. Tyler Holmes, back after missing eight games last year with an injury, capped the drive with a four-yard run to tie the game at 7-7.

After a Nance sneak, 14-7, the Tigers looked poised to take control. The HSC defense held Wabash to a three-and-out. But then sophomore Ethan Buresh stepped in front of a screen pass for an interception and returned the ball 41 yards for his first-career touchdown. The Little Giants never trailed the rest of the way.

Monday, September 8, 2014
Chargers fast at HH
North Montgomery boys were seventh out of 11 teams at the Hamilton Heights Invite. The girls were fifth of nine teams.

Michael Munro was the top finisher for the boys. He was eighth in 19:11. Brandon Alenduff finished 11th in 19:32.

For the girls, twin sisters Haley and Hana Heide were 12th and 13th in identical times of 23:19. Courtney Clark was 19th at 24:31.

The Chargers run again Thursday at their own Charger Classic.

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Athenian boys second, Maddie Hurt fast in invite
Crawfordsville played host to the cross country teams of Attica, Fountain Central and North Vermillion Thursday. The boys' team won the meet with 34 points. Fountain Central was second at 36 and North Vermillion had 81. Attica fielded just four runners for an incomplete team. On the girls' side, Fountain Central was first at 23 ahead of Attica (42) and North Vermillion (86). The Athenians have just two female runners.

Maddie Hurt snagged second place for the Athenians in 24:35. Amy Hutchison was 20th in 34:18.

Thursday, September 4, 2014
North girls get back in win column
MONTICELLO-The North Montgomery girls' soccer team got to mid-season form Thursday. Which looked surprisingly like the good soccer they were playing early in the season. It resulted in a 2-1 win on the road over Twin Lakes.

"We played much better as a team," head coach Julie Hodges remarked. "We were aggressive and we were able to win the possession game, which allowed good things to happen for us. We played a much improved game over the last couple weeks."

Madison Howey and Lauren Odle scored the goals and Katharyn Sabens notched the assist.

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Top Cross Country Times
Here are the fastest cross country times from Montgomery County runners as of Sept. 2.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Athenian spikers perfect over Attica
ATTICA-The Crawfordsville volleyball team moved to 9-3 on the year with a sweep of Attica Thursday. The girls served a perfect game in the match, making not a single service error. The finals were 25-9, 25-13 and 25-14.

Hannah Hungerford had a big night with 11 kills and three aces. Kim Hampton added five aces and made seven kills. Mackie Edwards pitched in with five kills as well.

The Athenians didn't need much defense, but it was there when they needed it. Libero Lacey Garrett made nine digs and Hampton had seven.

Thursday, September 4, 2014
North edges South in county preview
DARLINGTON-A preview of this month's Montgomery County meet was had on Thursday at Rocky Ridge. North Montgomery played host to McCutcheon and Southmont. It was the Mavs that came out on top with a team score of 181, but North Montgomery edged Southmont 184-198.

Heather Ruby took medalist honors for Southmont with a 42. Chargers Kennedy Bonwell and Abbey Woodard were right behind her with 43s and Megan Douglas had the third-best Charger score with a 45.

Natalee Brann added a 49 for Southmont.

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Mounties tally first win of season
ROACHDALE-The Southmont boys' soccer team got its first win of the year Thursday night. It came with a 3-1 final over North Putnam.

Travis Michael, Cameron Mason and Mikal Farabee each scored and Race Olinger had two assists.

Devin Miller made nine saves for the Mounties.

"I want to compliment the leaders of our team, Mikal Farabee and Devin Miller for really pulling the team together," Mountie coach Brandon Rash said. "We came out a little slow and sluggish in the first half, but we had a good talk at halftime and made some things happen in the second half. We had some great team plays that we have worked on in practice.

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Northridge football swept by Danville
The Northridge seventh grade football team lost to Danville Wednesday night 36-14. Kade Kobel led the Cougar offense with 98 yards rushing and 71 yards passing. He scampered for a 51-yard score in the third quarter. Dawson McCloud scored on a 34-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Kobel also had 13 tackles and recovered a fumble.

The seventh graders are now 1-2 and travel to Southmont Tuesday.

The Northridge eighth grade football team lost to Danville Wednesday 48-22.

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Caldron hot two weeks into season
Hello Sports Fans.

Somebody get me an ice bucket because ol' Bubbles is burnin' up!

7-1 in week two brings me to 12-4 on the year and if it wasn't for the pesky Tiggers that reside to the east I would be sitting even prettier. They dropped a Boone-County showdown to Ze'ville and proved to be my only blemish on the week.

Frankfort and Danville both tumbled, as I said. And WeBo extended a long, long losing streak for the Raiders of Harrison. In what was touted as a battle of 3A No. 12 Tri-Harder and 1A No. 13 South Putt, well the Eagles bogeyed and took a 59-0 stomping at the hands of the Bruins.

I was perfecto in the county, but the games are a little tougher this week. Sagamore action gets rolling and there will be a lot of early jostling. Let's see what kind of damage I can do this week.

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Lebanon tops North netters
North Montgomery lost to Lebanon in boys tennis on Wednesday, 5-0.

The loss moves the Chargers to 6-3 on the year and 1-1 in the Sagamore Athletic Conference.

They will be back in action Saturday at the McCutcheon Invite.

Thursday, September 4, 2014
CHS beats LCC in boys tennis
The Crawfordsville tennis team beat Lafayette Central Catholic 4-1 on Wednesday.

Juan Huesca battle back after dropping the first set at No. 3 singles to win in three. Dane Baldwin and Chris King won in straight sets to make it a singles sweep.

At doubles, Tanner Laughlin and Cameron Douglas lost the first set 6-2 before bouncing back with 6-4, 6-4 wins.

The Athenians are back in action tonight at Southmont.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

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