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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
  • History of New Ross Basketball Part 6
    Tuesday, July 16, 2019 4:06 PM
    According to Bob Whitecotton, the New Ross gym was built in 1933, and was made possible because his mother wanted someplace for her boys, Bob and Pat to play.  I remember reading someplace that the old barn-like gym was built by the men of Walnut Township.  That hasn't been confirmed, but we are still trying.  The gym was so unusual with its pot-bellied stoves and lack of amenities that I have decided to let some of the old-timers tell about their memories of the gym.  Glen Harper took control of the New Ross fortunes in 1952 and led the team to a 10-12 record.  I think that 1952 was the last year that the Jays played any home games.  Rusty Nichols remembers that they played a couple of games a year at Granville Wells a couple at Darlington.  I asked Rusty to walk me around the gym since I only played one game there.  I would have been in the 8th grade and that would have been in 1952.
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  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019 4:04 PM

    The Elston softball summer season is quickly approaching its end with only a couple of weeks left before the end of the season tournaments begin. The men’s league was back in action on Monday night and the standings up at the top are getting pretty tight.

    University Lending/Grundy Woodworks held on to first place with a 14-6 win over JCB Trucking. Tom’s Marine/Cville Outdoor are right behind in second place with a 9-2 record, while California Pellet Mill/Walden’s are in third place at 8-2. Pickett Farms and Carpenter Realty/Bridges round out the top five as they both sit at 7-3.

    First place is still within reach for many teams with only a few games left. You can watch all of the action unfold at Elston Park every Monday through Wednesday night starting at 6:30. The men’s league play on Monday’s and Wednesday’s with the women’s league playing on Tuesday’s.

    Also registration is now open for the fall leagues which will get underway in mid-August. Contact Kelly Price at 765-364-5175 for more information

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  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019 4:02 PM

    The North Montgomery football parent’s club will be hosting their first annual golf scramble on Sunday June 21 at Rocky Ridge Golf Course. The scramble will was the idea of John Roche who is one of the members of the parent’s club. Roche said he brought the idea to Head Coach Josh Thompson and it took off from there.

    “We have seen other schools and other programs host a golf scramble so we thought we’d give it a try ourselves,” Roche said. “We just didn’t want the kids to have to do the usual go around and selling stuff, especially when they are in the middle of summer workouts.”

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  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:36 AM

    BROWNSBURG – The Sugar Creek Swim Club was back to competing this weekend after taking a week off for the Fourth of July holiday. The team traveled to Brownsburg this past weekend to compete in the BBSC Summer Splash at the Brownsburg Aquatics Center.

    Some notable swimmers include Whitman Horton placed third in both the boys 13-14 100 and 200 meter back stroke. Marie Hesler placed fifth in the girl’s 11-12 50 meter freestyle and in the 100 meter backstroke. And Sohia Melevage placed fourth in the girl’s 11-12 200 meter freestyle.

    14 of the 12 & under swimmers traveling to Center Grove tomorrow night for the Stars and Stripes Invitational

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  • C’ville baseball crowned Crossroad champs
    Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:25 AM

    The Crawfordsville summer baseball team wrapped up a very successful weekend playing in the 17 and 18 under Crossorads Prospect Championship Tournament. The team played a total of six games starting on Thursday with the beginning of pool play and ending on Sunday with the championship game taking place at Wabash College. The tournament was spread out, with teams playing at Crawfordsville High School, North Montgomery High School, Wabash College and DePauw University.

    Crawfordsville went 5-1 in overall in the tournament and 3-1 in pool play to earn the top seed. The Athenians in their first game on Thursday faced the Indiana Smoke at North Montgomery High School in the first game and were victorious in a high scoring affair, defeating the Smoke 10-8.

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  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:24 AM
    DECATUR, IL – American Legion Byron Cox Post 72 dominated their competition this past weekend in the Midwest Slugfest tournament in Decatur, Illinois. The team went undefeated with a record of 4-0 and outscored their opponents 50-4 during the four games. Post 72 defeated the Adidas A’s in the first game 13-3, followed by a win over the Macon County Jokers 17-0, then defeated the Galesburg Silver Streaks 9-1, and finally shutout Shelby County in the last game.
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  • Thursday, July 11, 2019 2:59 PM
    INIDANAPOLIS – It wasn’t looking good for the Thunder in Thursday’s matchup against Toronto Mets at Pike High School. Heading into the top of the fifth inning the team found themselves down by a 7-1 score. However scoring four total runs in the fifth and sixth innings, the Thunder only found themselves down 7-5 heading into the seventh. Their comeback would fall just short as the Mets were victorious by a final score of 7-5.
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  • Thursday, July 11, 2019 2:53 PM

    The headline on the Celtics’ team website read, “Edwards and Boston’s system are a match made in heaven.”

    That cliché aside, after three games in the NBA Summer League, it appears indeed that the Boston Celtics and Purdue All-American Carsen Edwards are an ideal fit.

    A good thing, too, since Boston’s top draft pick – former Indiana guard Romeo Langford – is unlikely to step on a court this summer due to his recovery from ligament surgery on his right thumb.

    Edwards was averaging 19 points a game in three Boston victories, showing that his mindset is no different in green than it was in gold and black. Which is fine with Celtics coach Brad Stevens.

    “Carsen has a chance to impact our team early because he obviously can make tough shots,” Stevens told nbcsportsboston.com. “He’s done a great job of picking the right ones, and he’s done a great job of picking up full (court defensively) and pressuring the ball.”

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  • Thursday, July 11, 2019 2:51 PM

    he high scoring affairs continued Wednesday evening at for the Crawfordsville Softball League at Elston Park. After a night off on Tuesday the men’s league was ready to get back in action. There was some movement in the standings after first place Tom’s Marine/Cville Outdoor split their two games.

    University Lending/Grundy was able to move in to first place while Tom’s Marine fell into a three way tie for second place with their 7-2 record. The other two teams tied for second are Pickett Farms/Robbies and California Pellet Mill/Waldens.

    Be sure to come out to Elston Park every Monday thru Wednesday and watch the games unfold. The games get started at 6:30 p.m. with the men’s league playing on Monday and Wednesday and the women’s league on Tuesday.

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  • Thursday, July 11, 2019 2:49 PM
    The 2018-2019 Wabash College basketball team received the Team Academic Excellence Award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches Association (NABC) for its efforts in the classroom.

    The Little Giants produced a 3.404 grade point average for the 2018-19 season. Institutions recognized for the award must count the grade point average of all male student-athletes who competed during the season. The Team Academic Excellence Award was created by the NABC Committee on Academics.
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  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019 3:47 PM

    It was announced on May 30 that the Wabash Little Giants would be adding a men’s volleyball team to their athletic program. Well now we know what conference the Little Giants will be competing in in their inaugural season.

    The following was released from the school in regards to the conference selection.

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  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019 3:17 PM

    The Crawfordsville softball leagues were back in action last night at Elston Park after taking last week off because of the Fourth of July. The men’s league played the first set of games this week, with the second set to take place on Wednesday night.

    Tom’s Marine and Cville Outdoor continued to hold on to first place as they defeated California Pellet Mill and Walden’s 18-8 to improve their record to 6-1. The competition is getting tight up at the top as University Lending and Grundy Woodworks are keeping up in second place with a 5-1 record.

    Pickett Farms and Robbies aren’t far behind either with a 7-2 record and CPM and Walden’s rounds out the top four with a 6-2 record.

    Come on down to Elston Park every Monday-Wednesday and watch some great game of softball. The first game starts at 6:30. The men’s leagues play on Monday and Wednesday, with women’s league playing on Tuesday.

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  • History of New Ross basketball Part 5
    Tuesday, July 9, 2019 3:10 PM

    New Ross became a launching pad for great coaches in the era from the middle 50s to the late 60s.  From 1953 to 1965, The Bluejays won four County tourneys, four Sectionals, and two Regionals, posting a record of 229-51 for a winning percentage of .817.

    John Ward, who would later become the Superintendent of Schools for Montgomery County, was the first New Ross principal and coach. Ward would remain in that position for six years.

    From 1916 to the closing of the school in 1971, no coach would remain longer than four years.

    Glen Harper had the longest tenure after John Ward.  Harper, a Darlington HS and Butler University graduate came to New Ross in 1952 and immediately changed the climate for the Bluejays.

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  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019 3:06 PM

    Pat Sullivan, entering his sixth season with the Wabash College basketball program, has been elevated to associate head coach beginning immediately.

    "I am extremely proud to have had Pat as my assistant for the past ten years," Wabash head basketball coach Kyle Brumett said. "Our success at both Defiance College and here at Wabash College has been very rewarding. We have had very good players, and more importantly, great young men. Coach 'Sully' has been an integral part in building these successful programs. He truly is the associate head coach and has his fingerprints on everything we do. As we prepare for what hopes to be a very exciting season in 2019-2020, I wanted him to be recognized for all of the great contributions that he is making to both Wabash basketball and to the College as a whole."

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  • Monday, July 8, 2019 10:32 AM

    TILTON – IL  American Legion Byron Cox Post 72 just finished up play this past weekend in the 24th annual Tyler Brennan Memorial Tournament. The team split the four games they played, winning two and losing two. The first game saw Post 72 fall behind early and lose to Post 210 20-3.

    The team was able to finish off the rest of the tournament by playing much more competitive ball. They were able to get back in the win column on Friday by defeating Lincoln Legion by a final of 8-4. The two teams would meet again in the playoffs on Saturday with Lincoln taking the win this time by a final score of 6-3.

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