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Monday, January 20, 2020
  • Sunday, January 19, 2020 2:05 PM

    MONTEZUMA – The Southmont Mounties traveled to Riverton Parke on Saturday night. The game between the Mounties and the Panthers needed not one, but two overtimes to decide a winner. Unfortunately for the Mounties, the Panthers prevailed in double-overtime by a 70-65 final score.

    “We fought back after being down early on,” Head Coach Jake Turner said. “We tied the game at 27 going into halftime and even were able to take a five point lead heading into the fourth quarter. It was great to see Logan Oppy hit the game-tying three point shot to send it to overtime but in the end we just fell short.”

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  • Sunday, January 19, 2020 1:46 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Crawfordsville Boys’ Basketball team hit the road Saturday as they took on Victory College Prep and were able to come out with a gritty 58-53 win.

    The Athenians offense had a strong first quarter as they scored 18 points to find themselves up 18-14. That first quarter lead proved to be key as the next two quarters were dead even between the two teams. Each team scored 12 points in the second and thirteen in the third and the Athenians still held a four point lead at 43-39 heading into the final quarter.

    The Athenian defense did a nice job of never allowing Victory Prep to take the lead late as they held on for the win.

    “Karsten Williamson had one heck of a night,” Head Coach David Pierce said. “He was able to take over the game after Jesse (Hall) went down with an injury early in the game. Ty Lynas also came in and hit some big shots for us early on in the first half when we needed which allowed us to keep the lead. It was really awesome to see three sophomores step up as Ziair Morgan, Mekhi Wallace, and Alex Kellerman all played well.”

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  • Sunday, January 19, 2020 1:24 PM

    Not one, but two Sagamore Athletic Conference titles were on the line Saturday as Crawfordsville High School hosted the swimming and diving conference championships. The Athenians, Chargers, and Mounties were all looking to take home the conference title. 

    At the conclusion of the meet, the Lebanon Tigers took home the conference crown on the girl’s side, holding off the Lady Mounties by scoring 393 points. Over on the boy’s side the Danville Warriors held off the Athenians to capture the title. 

    The Lady Mounties scored 340 points to place second followed by the Lady Athenians who finished in third with a team score of 300. North Montgomery placed fourth with a team score of 221. 

    Crawfordsville scored 433 points to place second on the boy’s side. Southmont ended the meet in fifth with 190 points and North Montgomery placed seventh with 120 points. 

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  • Mounties claim SAC Wrestling Crown, end 12 year skid
    Sunday, January 19, 2020 12:06 PM

    LINDEN - The Southmont Mounties wrestling team ended a 12-year drought on Saturday as they captured the Sagamore Athletic Conference wrestling championship at North Montgomery High School by scoring 238 points . The conference title not only ended a 12-year drought for the Mounties, but they also dethroned county rival North Montgomery who had won the previous four conference titles. 

    “It was true team win,” Head Coach Jamie Welliever said. “Every single guy was able to pick big wins throughout the day. 14 guys scoring us points, that’s what it takes. I’m just really proud of every single person on this team. Our conference is a really good wrestling conference year in and year out. We had to go out and earn it today and we certainly did.”

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  • 2nd quarter dooms Chargers in loss to Warriors
    Friday, January 17, 2020 11:21 PM

    The boy’s team took their crack at the Warriors in game two of the double-header. The Chargers came out and didn’t back down from the 11-2 Warriors early on as they only trailed 17-12 after one quarter of play. However after that things spiraled out of control quickly as Danville cruised the rest of the way in route to a 69-41 win. 

    The second quarter saw the Chargers score just two points. Meanwhile the Warriors poured in 22 points to take a commanding 39-14 lead at halftime. After that the Chargers didn’t allow the deficit to grow too much larger, but much like the girl’s game, the hole was just too deep. 

    “When you let a team as talented as they are grab all the loose balls and run in transition, it will start to snowball on you like it did tonight,” Head Coach Chad Arnold said. “They make you pay for any mistakes that you make. Our transition defense just wasn’t good tonight. If you don’t have a chance for a rebound then you have to get back.” 

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  • Lady Chargers struggles continue vs Danville
    Friday, January 17, 2020 10:38 PM

    LINDEN – Friday night the North Montgomery Chargers hosted Sagamore Conference opponent Danville in girl/boy double-header. Both Warrior teams came into Friday night’s games leading the SAC, so both Charger teams knew they were in for a tough challenge. 

    The Lady Chargers got things started in game one of the double-header as they looked to snap a four-game losing streak with an upset win. However the Warriors quickly dismissed any chance for an upset as they rolled easily to a dominating 72-24 win. 

    A 22-5 opening quarter set the tone early for both teams as the Warriors press was able to disrupt the Lady Chargers. Early turnovers led to easy points at the rim and through three quarters, the Lady Chargers were only able to score 11 points. 

    “Their pressure definitely gave us problems tonight,” Head Coach Ryan Nuppnau said. “We’re used to teams trapping us right away to where they trapped around three-fourths of the court instead of the full court. We crunched everything down around the half-court line and we struggled to get across and get some passes. Once we got them out of that we were fine. It’s just a matter of recognizing the type of pressure they’re going to apply to us.”

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  • Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:53 PM

    The Crawfordsville Wrestling team hosted Scecina Memorial on Thursday night on what was “Alumni Night” for the Athenians as they honored all of the wrestling alumni that have come through the program.

    Scecina however would spoil the reunion with a 41-21 win over the Athenians on the mat.

    The Athenians will now prepare Saturday Sagamore Conference meet at North Montgomery.

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  • Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:47 PM

    MONTEZUMA – The Crawfordsville Lady Athenians hit the road Thursday night to take on Riverton Parke. After coming off of a narrow loss against conference opponent Western Boone, the Lady Athenians were able to get back into the win column with a 52-31 victory. 

    “We faced some adversity tonight, and we responded,” Head Coach Tyler Smith said. “That was big for us. Lauren got into some foul trouble and the other girls were able to step up in her place. Shea once again stuffed the stat sheet like she always does then Lauren was able to come back and have a big second half. It was a total team win and a solid night for our program.” 

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  • Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:27 PM

    The 2020 Sagamore Conference Swim and Dive preliminaries were held at Crawfordsville High School on Thursday night.

    The finals will take place Saturday morning as we will find out who takes home the conference crown. Below are the results from Thursday preliminary round.

    Girls 200 Yard Freestyle

    Morgan Lawson, LEB, 2:07.68. 2, Megan Scheidler, SMT,

    2:10.34. 3, Sydney Daisley, LEB, 2:11.56. 4, Aubrey Teter, FKRT, 2:14.29. 5,

    Lily Gascho, LEB, 2:14.35. 5, Kelsey Anderson, NMONT, 2:14.35. 7, Bailey

    Barker, SMT, 2:15.84. 8, Halle Smith, CRAW, 2:18.32. 9, Emily Richardson,

    WEBO, 2:22.77. 10, Ashlyn Risley, CRAW, 2:31.83. 11, Payton Teter, FKRT,

    2:33.68. 12, Ashley Reagan, CRAW, 2:33.75. 13, Taylor Brelage, TWHS, 2:34.70.

    14, Kassi Jackson, TWHS, 2:35.68. 15, Grace Lucas, DANV, 2:35.69. 16, Alexis

    White, SMT, 2:36.35. 17, Raelyn Mitchell, FKRT, 2:38.13. 18, Brianna Coffing,

    NMONT, 2:38.94. 19, Taylor Hortstmann, TWHS, 2:39.10. 20, Alexie Wise, WEBO,

    2:41.67. 21, Cristal Torres, NMONT, 3:00.95.

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  • Second half surge leads to dominant win for Lady Mounties
    Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:00 PM

    NEW MARKET – The Southmont girls’ basketball team hosted the Attica Ramblers on Thursday night. Using a 10-0 run to end the half, the Lady Mounties took a 25-15 lead into halftime and never looked back as they outscored Attica 38-13 in the second half to run away with a 63-26 win. 

    Each team recorded 19 turnovers in the first half and that allowed Attica to keep pace with the Lady Mounties in the first two quarters. Head Coach Dustin Oakley talked about what his halftime message was to the team and how they came out and dominated the final two quarters. 

    “I told them to wake up during halftime,” Oakley said. “We had a whole week off after the North game so I was worried a little bit with how focused we would be. We weren’t taking care of the basketball or shooting it that well besides from the foul line. We started to get some easy steals and layups to begin the second half and had really balanced scoring. Our style is really hard to guard for a full game. We put up 63 points and our offense has been really explosive as of late so that’s good to see.” 

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  • Thursday, January 16, 2020 4:10 PM

    The 1990s were the peak of Gene Keady’s 25-year basketball coaching career at Purdue, most notably the run of three consecutive outright Big Ten Conference championships from 1994-96.

    Two Indiana Mr. Basketball winners and an Arkansas Mr. Basketball are on this list as recruiting began to improve with the help of assistant coaches Frank Kendrick and Bruce Weber.

    10. Mike Robinson

    A McDonald’s All-American in 1996, Robinson was a smooth small forward and an underrated rebounder.

    His 11.8 points and 6 rebounds a game as a senior helped Purdue reach the NCAA tournament’s Elite Eight in 2000. Robinson scored 1,322 career points, one of three Boilermakers to eclipse 1,000 points on the Elite Eight roster (joining fellow seniors Brian Cardinal and Jaraan Cornell.)
    Robinson went into coaching after an 11-year pro career in Argentina, leading South County to the 2018 Virginia Class 6 state championship.

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  • Stevens signs NLI to continue soccer career at Manchester
    Thursday, January 16, 2020 4:03 PM

    LINDEN – North Montgomery Senior Avery Stevens signed his National Letter of Intent on Thursday afternoon. Stevens will continue his soccer and academic career at Manchester University next fall.

    “Manchester I think is the perfect fit for me,” Stevenson said. “They were really welcoming. The coaches there gave me great advice and I had season’s cut short in high school. The combination of those two things is really what made me want to continue my athletic and academic career.”

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  • Wednesday, January 15, 2020 3:16 PM

    The girls’ basketball season believe it or not is in the home stretch as teams are now slowly starting to prepare for post-season play which will be getting underway on Feb. 4. 

    All three Montgomery County teams will find out who they will face in the opening round of sectional play when the IHSAA hosts the 45th annual Girls Basketball State Tournament Pairings show on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 5 p.m.

    Both the Lady Athenians and Lady Chargers will compete in the Class 3A Sectional 25 at Danville High School. Along with the Athenians (3-13) and the Chargers (9-9), the sectional includes host school and Sagamore Conference leading Danville (13-5), Tri-West (13-4), Greencastle (6-11), Monrovia (7-12), and Frankfort (2-15).

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  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:42 PM
    The North Montgomery Chargers swim and dive team hosted South Putnam on Tuesday night. The Chargers ended up splitting the meet with South Puntnam as they girls took home a narrow 91-85 win while the boy’s team was defeated 132-45.
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  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:32 PM

    The Southmont Swim and Dive team traveled to take on the Seeger Patriots on Tuesday night. Both teams came away with victories as the Mounties swept the Patriots. The girls’ were victorious by a 111-74 score while the boys took home a 96-62 win.

    Full Results are as follows:

    Women 200 Yard Medley Relay:

    1. Southmont-IN 'A' (Jones, Aubrey L 17, Pedro, Suzi E 18, Scheidler, Jane E

    18, Scheidler, Megan A 16), 2:10.01; 2. Seeger Memorial High School-IN 'A'

    (Brasker, Emma , Brasker, Kaylee , Kirkpatrick, Leah , Ford, Sydney ),

    2:20.18; 3. Seeger Memorial High School-IN 'B' (Mitton, Kloey , Wilson,

    Whitney , Knosp, Saige , Smith, Libby ), 2:28.53; 4. Southmont-IN 'B' (Barker,

    Bailey N 15, Gray, Elle M 15, Bowlin, Cassidy L 16, Smith, Adriana L 16),

    2:30.83; 5. Southmont-IN 'C' (Phillips, Emma , Overfelt, Scarlet , Smith,

    Heaven L 15, Mooday, Sami A 15), 2:41.05.

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