Tonight will be a big night in Montgomery County. No, not because shorts and t-shirts will make a comeback tomorrow with a high of 51, but all three county schools are at home, and all three will be hosting girl-boy doubleheaders. Also, all three girl’s teams will be celebrating senior night. Southmont will host Lebanon, while North Montgomery will battle Western Boone, and Crawfordsville will look to cook some Hot Dogs when Frankfort comes calling.
Let’s start down in New Market where the Lebanon Lady Tigers enter at 8-13 overall and 3-3 in Conference play. Coach Dustin Oakley’s Lady Mounties will look to have a winning record in the SAC with a win over Lebanon. Southmont is currently 9-12 overall and 3-3 in the conference.
The Lady Mounties enter winners of five of their last seven and will look to gain some momentum into next week’s Class 3A Sectional 25 action at Crawfordsville. The two teams could meet up again next Friday, if Lebanon can defeat Greencastle Tuesday. The Lady Mounties drew the bye.
The Mountie boys are looking to keep pace in the Conference as they host the 5-10, and 1-5 SAC Tigers. Southmont is currently in third place with a 3-1 record behind Danville and Tri-West, both 3-0.
The Mounties are 6-3 under head coach Jake Turner and have a Sugar Creek Classic and Montgomery County championship under their belts. Lebanon has won the last 12-games in the series. South’s last win came when the current seniors were in kindergarten, back on January 26, 2006, by a score of 48-46.
The Lady Chargers, who have lost 10 of their last 11 will battle a Western Boone team that defeated them in the championship game of the Sugar Creek Classic on November 18 by 16, 48-32. The Stars, entering Thursday night’s game at Frankfort is 8-12 overall but 3-2 in the Conference. North sits at 7-13 overall and 2-4 in the Conference.
North will look to gain some momentum entering sectional. They drew the bye, and will face the winner of Tuesday’s Crawfordsville and Benton Central matchup.
The Charger boys enter at 4-10 overall and 0-3 in Conference play and will look to avenge their earlier loss, 55-52, to the Stars in the consolation game of the Sugar Creek Classic.
The Stars are 5-9 overall and 1-3 in the Conference. They’ve lost five of their last six with their only win in that stretch coming over North.
The Lady Athenians will look to break their current 17-game slide when they entertain Frankfort, whose 3-17 and 0-6 in the Conference. Entering Thursday’s game against WeBo, the Hot Dogs have dropped 8-straight.
Coach Tony Bean’s Athenians, 2-19, 0-6, will look to build off Tuesday’s 2-point loss to North Vermillion.
The boy’s matchup is intriguing. Frankfort enters at 1-1 in conference play and 5-9 overall, while the Athenians are 6-7 and 2-1. Frankfort has dropped three of their last four, while the Athenians have dropped four of five. Both teams will be looking for a win that propels them into the second half of their season.
All three boy’s teams are on the road Saturday. Crawfordsville will travel to Turkey Run for the last time, while North travels to Attica and Southmont to Harrison.
Scott Smith is a Sports Writer for The Paper and has enjoyed covering Montgomery County sports for about three years. What started out as simply attending his son’s baseball games turned into a passion for writing about all different games and players. Scott’s “From the Cheap Seats” can be found in The Paper every Friday.