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Saturday, November 16, 2019
  • Friday, November 15, 2019 10:29 PM

    ATTICA – Another balanced offensive performance and continued stellar defense added up to North Montgomery’s second girls basketball victory of the season.

    Playing without sophomore Katie Rice for the final 14 minutes of the first half, the Chargers turned that adversity into an insurmountable lead and an eventual 56-18 triumph Friday night.

    Rice was charged with a controversial foul moments into the game when it appeared a teammate should have been credited with the personal. Rice was called for a second foul just 100 seconds into the game and was forced to the bench.

    With Rice watching, the Chargers turned a 4-0 lead into a 14-3 advantage after one quarter and 34-8 by halftime. Grace McClaskey made a trio of 3-pointers in the first half, and Emily Sennett scored all seven of her points in the second quarter.

    “It’s good to know when we have one person down others will step up,” North Montgomery coach Ryan Nuppnau said. “We really didn’t lose a beat with her on the bench, which was good to see.”

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  • Friday, November 15, 2019 10:24 PM

    LIZTON – The Crawfordsville Lady Athenians traveled to Lizton on Friday night to play their first Sagamore Athletic Conference of the season against the Tri-West Bruins. 

    The Lady Bruins came out firing on all cylinders as they opened up a 26-4 lead after the first quarter. The Lady Athenians attempted to rally back but had just dug themselves too deep of a hole as they lost by a final score of 64-37. 

    The offense for the Lady Athenians seemed stagnant most of the night. Head Coach Tyler Smith who is still in search of his first win with the Lady Athenians, talked about the offensive struggles so far this season. 

    “I think we’ve relied a bit too reliant on our top players to make the plays out there,” Smith said. “Some of our other girls have to understand that they don’t the ball on the first pass every time. If we run our offense the ball will find them. There have been points where we try and go to quick on offense, then there are times where we look too passive. If we run our offense correctly, then those shots will come for the other girls.” 

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  • Mounties balanced offense defeats Mustangs
    Thursday, November 14, 2019 10:28 PM

    VEEDERSBURG – The Southmont Lady Mounties basketball team headed into Thursday night’s matchup looking to build off their momentum from their last win last Saturday as they traveled to take on Fountain Central. 

    The Lady Mounties used a well-balanced attack on offense while playing smothering defense as they walked away with their second straight win by a final score of 46-22. Senior Emma Ward led all scorers with 14 points and added five rebounds in the win. Ward started the game hitting her first three threes in the first quarter as she had the Mounties first nine points. Head Coach Dustin Oakley talked about Ward’s performance and the team’s well-rounded game. 

    “Our decision making of when to shoot the ball and when to feed it down low in the post have been excellent in our first few games,” Oakley said. “I feel like we’re playing really balanced and they’re playing really well as a team right now. Emma hitting that first three was ridiculous. I think she needed a game like this. We see it every day in practice and it finally was shown out here tonight.” 

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  • Webster leaves lasting legacy with Chargers
    Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:51 PM

    LINDEN – Jodi Webster who has been at the helm for the North Montgomery Volleyball team has chosen to step away as head coach of the Lady Chargers. Webster has been the head coach of the Chargers volleyball team since 2005. 

    Under her guidance, the Lady Chargers have claimed three sectional titles, four Sagamore Athletic Conference titles, and seven county championships. Webster in her 15 year career totaled 255 career wins. 

    Despite all the success that the team has had under her direction, it’s not the trophies or accolades that Webster will remember most, it’s all the people and kids that she has gotten the chance to work with and coach. 

    “I’ve just been so blessed,” Webster said. “I’ve had my family beside me and the entire North Montgomery community beside me this entire time. I truly do love North Montgomery and for me to raise my family here and have my three boys grow up and understand what being a great athlete was very special to me.” 

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  • Cougars dominant 3rd quarter key in win vs Athenians
    Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:46 PM

    ROACHDALE – The Crawfordsville Lady Athenians were looking to bounce back from their season opening loss against Seeger last week as they hit the road for the first time in the 2019-20 season, taking on the North Putnam Cougars. 

    When the final buzzer sounded the Cougars walked away with a 55-28 victory over the Lady Athenians. Heading into halftime, the Cougars had doubled up the Athenians as the score sat at 26-13. However coming out of the second half, the Cougars quickly were able to outscore the Athenians 20-4 in the third to take a 46-17 lead into the final quarter of play. 

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  • Lady Chargers defense leads team to first win
    Tuesday, November 12, 2019 10:51 PM

    LINDEN – North Montgomery’s girls basketball team had struggled to score in its first two games this season, managing 46 total points in losses at Frontier and Parke Heritage.

    Listening to coach Ryan Nuppnau’s pregame mandate, the Chargers found the homecourt nets much more to their liking Tuesday night in an easy 54-28 victory against winless Elwood.

    A 3-pointer by Emily Sennett early in the second quarter gave North Montgomery a 22-9 lead, nearly matching the Chargers’ season scoring average in less than 10 minutes of game time. Sennett would make three of North Montgomery’s five 3-pointers against Elwood, taking to heart Nuppnau’s challenge.

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  • History of Wingate Basketball - Part 2
    Tuesday, November 12, 2019 10:14 PM
    The Wingate quintet next contested against the Lafayette team.  (At different times during the ball season Wingate had tried to get games with Lafayette but failed.  Lafayette’s excuse was that they wanted to play bigger and more experienced teams.)  The game was called at 2 p.m.  The boys had had a good rest and feed and  were in good condition.  Lafayette soon found that they were not utterly inexperienced and the first half ended with a score of 15-6 in favor of Wingate. 
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  • Lady Athenians drop season opener against Patriots
    Friday, November 8, 2019 10:13 PM

    The Crawfordsville Lady Athenians began their new season on Friday night as the team hosted the Seeger Patriots in their home opener. This game also marked the head coaching debut for first year coach Tyler Smith for the Lady Athenians. 

    The debut for Smith and the season opener for the Lady Athenians ended in a loss as the Patriots ended up walking away with a 56-39 victory. The Patriots got off to a fast start in the first quarter and never looked back as they outscored the Athenians 20-6. After the game Smith talked about how the Patriots were able to get off to that fast start and walk away with the win. 

    “I knew from watching film from their first game that they already looked in mid-season form,” Smith said of the Patriots. We knew they had a good offense with many players returning. After the first quarter I think we matched up with them fairly well. Our 1-3-1 zone broke down a few times on defense and other times it was the offensive boards that killed us. We needed our guards to rebound a bit better than they did tonight.” 

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  • Thursday, November 7, 2019 11:29 PM

    This week’s countdown of Purdue’s Top 150 football players has a distinct Joe Tiller flavor.

    Nine of the 10 players played for the winningest coach in Boilermaker history. While Tiller was known for his offense, seven of the nine starred on defense. The 10th man on this week’s countdown was an Olympian and an NFL wide receiver following his days at Purdue.

    No. 60
    Kyle Orton

    Orton ranks fourth in Purdue history for career passing yards (9.337) and touchdown passes (63). His four consecutive starts in bowl games (2001-04) at the time was a distinction matched by only 12 quarterbacks in college football history.

    But what Orton should be remembered for is his toughness. Playing with a dislocated thumb, a sprained toe and a cracked rib, he completed 20 of 34 passes for 230 yards and a touchdown in an overtime loss to Georgia in the Capital One Bowl following the 2003 season. He also rushed for two touchdowns that day.

    Orton went on to pass for 18,037 yards and 101 touchdowns in 11 NFL seasons with Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Dallas and Buffalo.

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  • Thursday, November 7, 2019 10:45 PM

    LIZTON – The Southmont girl’s basketball team got their season started on Thursday night as the Lady Mounties opened up the season on the road against Sagamore Conference opponent Tri-West. Overall the game didn’t go the way the Mounties would have liked as they were defeated by a tough Bruins team by a final score of 63-37. 

    Head Coach Dustin Oakley despite the score was very optimistic about how his team played in their first game of the season. 

    “Their press style of defense it hard to break and I thought we did a much better job this season than last year,” Oakley said. “I told the girls that we had the right looks and the right vision of what we wanted to do, we just didn’t make the right passes tonight. We know that they’re an athletic group and their going to come after us. They did hit a ton of jump shots tonight and that’s what ended up killing us and overall we’ll live that. Inside I thought we were very physical and I didn’t think there was anything easy for them and I feel pretty happy about that.” 

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  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019 5:58 PM

    LINDEN – Are you one who loves to buy, sell, or trade sports cards? Logical Collectibles will be having a sports cards collector show on Sat. Nov. 16 which will be taking place at the Linden Library (downstairs) which is located at 102 S. Main St. 
    All types of sports cards such as baseball, football, basketball, racing and more will be available to buy, sell and trade. The event will last from 9 a.m. until noon. The event is free and open to all members of the public. 
    For more information about the show or to reserve a table, please contact Brennen Sutton at 765-376-6848 or at For more information can be found about upcoming shows and events on their Facebook page @Logical Collectibles. 
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  • Lady Athenians look to defend sectional crown
    Wednesday, November 6, 2019 5:54 PM

    The Crawfordsville Lady Athenians swimming and diving team is coming into this season looking to fill the void of last year’s senior class. The Lady Athenians last season were able to claim the sectional title and the team under the direction of Head Coach Kevin Hedrick will attempt to defend their sectional title. 

    Coach Hedrick talked about the goals he has and the expectations for the defending sectional champs as they start preparing for another season. 

    “The goal this season is to fill the gap left from last years’seniors,” Hedrick said.  We will strive to improve each meet and hopefully get a top three finish at conference and sectional.  The expectation is that each member of the team will push each other to give an effort that will allow significant improvement.”

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  • Lady Chargers lose nail biter in season opener
    Tuesday, November 5, 2019 11:25 PM

    CHALMERS – The girls’ basketball season is finally back as the Lady Chargers of North Montgomery got their season started on Tuesday night as they traveled to Frontier High School for a matchup with the Falcons. 

    In the first game of the season, it would turn out to be a thrilling season opener for both teams which saw the Lady Chargers fall just short as the Falcons walked away with 31-30 victory. The Lady Chargers had two chances to take the lead in the final 20 seconds but ended up turning the ball over both times. Head Coach Ryan Nuppnau talked about the team’s season opening loss after the game. 

    “We did a nice job of holding them to just nine points in the second half,” Nuppnau said. “If you hold a team under 40 points then you have a great opportunity to win. We just made some silly unforced errors late and didn’t do a great job of putting the ball in the basket. We went 9-18 from the free throw line and I told the girls from the beginning that’s how we won last year’s game against this team.” 

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  • Friday, November 1, 2019 10:50 PM

    LINDEN – The North Montgomery Chargers knew they had a very tall task ahead of them on Friday night as they hosted the No. 1 team in Class 3A (No. 3 overall in the state) the Bishop Chatard Trojans. (9-1). 

    The game started out pretty well for the Chargers defense as they forced the Trojans to go three and out on their first drive. However after that drive the Trojans offense woke up in a big way. Daylen Taylor took a swing pass into the end zone for the first score of the game for the Trojans with 6:49 left in the first quarter to give the Trojans a 7-0 lead and they never looked back as the Chargers season came to an end as they fell by a final score of 49-12. 

    Head Coach Josh Thompson talked about the message he shared with his team after the Chargers season ending loss. 

    “We ask the kids at the end of each season to shake the senior’s hands after our final game,” Thompson said. “These guys, especially the ones who have spent four years in the program deserve that. I told them that high school football is a game that unfortunately doesn’t last long enough. You’re guaranteed 10 games a season, then after that it’s whatever we can do in the post-season. I told them to enjoy it because it will be gone before you realize it. You can see that in our senior’s eyes tonight.” 

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  • Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:56 PM
    LINDEN – The North Montgomery Chargers (6-4) were able to advance in the Class 3A Sectional 28 tournament last week when they defeated cross-town rival Crawfordsville in dominating fashion by a final score of 49-12. This week in order for the Chargers to advance to the sectional championship game, they will have to take down the No. 1 team in 3A and No. 3 ranked overall, as they host the Bishop Chatard Trojans (9-1). 
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