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  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 4:47 PM
    With winter sports over and spring sports on the way, it is once again time to determine the county's ultimate swim team.

    All of the county coaches were given the opportunity to nominate any potential candidates.

    Here is what they determined:

    Representing Crawfordsville are Katelyn Dixon, Kaylee McCandless, Zoe Harp and Jayde Miller. Dixon won the 200-yard Individual Medley at the county championships in December with a time of 2:32.65.

    McCandless took second in the 50-yard Free with a time of 28.4 at the county meet, coming in less than a second back from first. Harp placed second as well in the 500-yard Free with a time of 6:34.51. Miller earned the highest score for the Athenians as a diver at the county meet with a score of 174.45.

    For North Montgomery, representatives are Ashlynn Bennett, Lillia Mitchell, Lauren Odle and Anna Cotrell.

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  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015 8:06 PM
    Joining the Montgomery County Swimmer of the Year, Javan Barton, on the All-County swim / dive team from North Montgomery are Luke Spencer, Jeffrey Miller, Gus Maxwell and diver Austin Odom-Whitlock. Spencer, Miller, Maxwell and Barton made up the relay team that advanced to state. Odom-Whitlock made it to the diving regional. Additionally, Spencer won the 200 IM at county and Maxwell won the 100 fly.
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  • Sunday, March 1, 2015 2:26 PM
    INDIANAPOLIS - The swim season came to an end on Friday night at the state prelims at IUPUI.

    Crawfordsville's Thomas Fairfield qualified for state in the 100-yard breaststroke. He finished Friday with the 32nd best time, 1:03.15. He is a junior.

    The North Montgomery relay ream of Luke Spencer, Gus Maxwell, Jeffrey Miller and Javan Barton finished 28th in the 200-yard freestyle relay. They dropped more than a second off of their seed time, finishing in 1:30.36.
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  • Athenians nab team crown
    Sunday, February 22, 2015 7:53 PM
    The excitement was palpable Saturday at the Crawfordsville Aquatic Center. The host Athenians were capturing the sectional swimming title and with each event it became more and more of a sure thing.

    Crawfordsville ended up swimming away with the meet, gathering 401 points, greatly out-distancing second-place Western Boone (307) and third-place Twin Lakes (302.
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  • Thursday, February 19, 2015 7:06 PM
    The preliminary swims are complete and the sectional finals are set. All three Montgomery County boys' swimming teams saw action Thursday at Crawfordsville as the fields were determined for Saturday's finals.

    Crawfordsville earned the most swims in the finals for county schools with 19. North Montgomery will have 11 swims in the finals and Southmont earned eight.
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  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015 8:25 PM
    BROWNSBURG -- North Montgomery's Ashlynn Bennett finished 13th and was just five points away from making the finals at Tuesday's diving regional at Brownsburg. Bennett entered as the section champion and scored 236.55 in the six dives she partook in Tuesday.

    Fellow Charger Tori Gwynn was 18th with 188.75 points and Crawfordsville's Jayde Miller was 16th with 197.35 points.
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  • Wickholm headed to state following swimming sectional
    Sunday, February 8, 2015 6:21 PM
    When the waves settled at the Crawfordsville Aquatic Center, there was one Montgomery County swimmer heading to state - Maddi Wickholm from Southmont.

    Wickholm won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:03.88 to earn a spot at this weekend's state finals.

    Three divers also advanced from Montgomery County. North Montgomery's Ashlynn Bennett was the sectional champion with a score of 337.95. Crawfordsville freshman Jayde Miller took third with 307.90 and North Montgomery's Victoria Gwynn was fourth with 305.35. Those divers will head to Brownsburg Tuesday for the regional.

    Fountain Central was the team champion, with 374 points. North Montgomery was fourth (235), Crawfordsville was sixth (212) and Southmont was eighth with 133.
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  • County swimmers kick off postseason
    Thursday, February 5, 2015 6:26 PM
    The postseason is underway for area girls' swimmers. North Montgomery, Crawfordsville and Southmont all participated in the IHSAA sectional swimming prelims Thursday at the Crawfordsville High School Aquatic Center.

    The North Montgomery girls earned the most swims in the sectional finals of any county school with 10. Crawfordsville will swim 8 times in the championship rounds of Saturday's sectional and Southmont earned five spots.

    Lauren Odle had one of the best nights of anyone. The Charger tanker enters as the top seed in the 100 yard backstroke and the second seed in the 100 yard freestyle. She also helped the Chargers into the finals of the 200 medley relay. Anna Cottrell will join Odle in the 100 free. Lillia Mitchell will also swim twice on Saturday for the Chargers. She is the No. 3 seed in the 100 fly and the seventh seed in the 200 IM. Megan Merica will swim in the 500 free on Saturday as the sixth seed and in the 200 free as the fifth seed. The Chargers also earned spots in the 200 and 400 yard freestyle relays.

    Crawfordsville was led by Katelyn Dixon. She will swim in the finals Saturday of the 100 fly and the 200 IM. She's seeded sixth in both. Zoe Harp also earned two finals swims. She's seeded No. 4 in the 200 freestyle and the 100 freestyle. The Lady Athenians will also compete in the 200 medley relay and the 400 free relay.

    Southmont's girls were led by Maddi Wickholm's first place finish in the prelims of the 200 free. She also qualified third in the 100 yard breaststroke. Taylor Hesler will swim as the seventh seed in the 100 back. The Mounties will also swim in the 200 and 400 yard free relays.

    Saturday will kick off with the diving prelims at 9 a.m. Swimming starts around 1 p.m.
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  • Athenians cap dual season with split
    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 5:57 PM
    The Crawfordsville swimming and diving teams wrapped up their dual-meet season with a split over Lafyaette Jefferson Tuesday at home. The Athenian boys beat the Bronchos 119-66 while the girls lost 107-74.

    Katelyn Dixon was the lone winner for the Crawfordsville girls. She won the 200-yard IM (2:38.60) and the 100 fly (1:14.46).

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  • Sunday, January 25, 2015 4:46 PM
    The 20th Annual Crawfordsville Swimming and Diving Invitational was held Friday at Saturday at Crawfordsville High School. Westfield swept the event, winning the girls' portion with 674 points and the boys' portion with 790 points. McCutcheon was second on the girls' side with 518 points. North Montgomery was the top Montgomery County girls' team with 293 points, good for fifth place. The Crawfordsville girls were ninth with 163 and Southmont was 12th with 72.

    On the boys' side, Terre Haute South was second with 534 points. Crawfordsville was fourth at 364, ahead of North Montgomery's fifth place finish at 290. Southmont took 10th on the boys' side with 111 points.

    The competition in the water was stiff. The only county team to capture a first-place finish was the North Montgomery 200-yard medley relay team of Javan Barton, Luke Spencer, Gus Maxwell and Jeffrey Miller.

    Maxwell added a second-place individual finish with his time of 1:51.99 in the 200 free. Maxwell also touched third in the 100 fly (56.97).

    Crawfordsville's Thomas Fairfield also had a second-place finish. His came in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.91

    The diving board was a strong point for the county. North Montgomery's Ashlynn Bennett finished second in the girls' portion with a score of 337.20. Crawfordsville's Jayde Miller was fourth (284.45).

    For the male divers, Austin Whitlock took third for the Chargers (356.03), just ahead of Crawfordsville's Caleb Whicker (334.80).

    The swimmers will continue tuning up with various meets this week as the sectional is just a couple of weeks away.

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  • Divers pick up big wins for Athenians over Bulldogs
    Thursday, January 22, 2015 7:56 PM
    BROWNSBURG -- The Crawfordsville swimming and diving teams lost dual meets with Brownsburg on Thursday. The Bulldogs won the girls meet 138-46 and the boys meet 135-51.

    Brownsburg won every swimming event, but the Athenians ruled the diving board.

    On the girls' side, Jayde Miller's score of 177.65 topped all other competitors. Caleb Whicker won the boys' event with a score of 218.70.

    The divers will get another chance to put on a show tonight with the Athenian Diving Invitational. The Athenian Swimming Invitational will be held Saturday. This is the 20th year for the event.

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  • Athenians capture boys' Sagamore swim and dive crown
    Monday, January 19, 2015 4:42 PM
    Thanks to their depth and execution, the Crawfordsville boys are the Sagamore Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving champions. They edged North Montgomery 391-299 Saturday at Crawfordsville to take first place. Western Boone was a third with 279 points. Southmont clocked in at seventh, with 164 points. On the girls' side, Lebanon was the class of the field. Their 356 points edged Danville's 351.5 and was well ahead of third-place North Montgomery's 270.5. Crawfordsville was seventh (225) and Southmont eighth (131).
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  • Finals set for Sagamore Meet
    Thursday, January 15, 2015 6:34 PM
    The preliminary rounds of the Sagamore Athletic Conference swimming and diving meet took place Thursday at Crawfordsville High School. All three Montgomery County schools put swimmers in the finals, which take place Saturday at Crawfordsville.

    Crawfordsville earned a total of 23 swims in the finals. Thomas Fairfield earned two of those swims and will be seeded first in the 100 yard breaststroke. He will also swim in the 50 yard freestyle. Calvin Chaney will join Fairfield in the 100 breaststroke. Juan Huesca also earned two swims, the 100 yard and 200 yard freestyles. Sam Malott and John Servies will join Huesca in the 200 free. Malott will also swim in the finals of the 500 yard freestyle, joined by Dalton Humphrey. Davis Thompson and Reeve Hawkins will join Huesca in the 100 free. Jacob Pruett and Conner Franke will swim in the 200 yard IM. Pruett will also swim the 100 yard butterfly. Franke, along with Westin Evans, will swim in the 100 yard backstroke finals.
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  • Tuesday, January 6, 2015 6:46 PM
    The Crawfordsville swimming teams split with Sagamore Athletic Conference rival Frankfort on Tuesday.

    Frankfort won the girls' portion of the meet, 108-74. Crawfordsville won the boys, 106-77.

    Crawfordsville will be back in action Thursday with a trip to Danville for more Sagamore action.
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  • North girls, CHS boys win county
    Sunday, December 21, 2014 7:31 PM
    North Montgomery and Crawfordsville split the county swim meet title last season. The same was true this year, but who won what was switched.

    The North Montgomery girls claimed the title with 301 team points, ahead of Crawfordsville's 190 and Southmont 140. The Crawfordsville boys won with 288 points, better than 223 from North Montgomery and 139 from Southmont.

    The Lady Chargers won eight of the 12 events on the day. Lauren Odle was a double winner in the 100 free and the 100 back. Lillia Mitchell claimed the 100 fly to go along with Megan Merica's win in the 500 free. Anna Cottrell won the 50 free and Ashlynn Bennett took the diving event as individuals. The Lady Chargers also won the 200 medley and 400 free relays.

    The Crawfordsville boys won just five events, but used strong numbers and depths to earn big points with second and third place finishes.
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