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  • Saturday, September 24, 2016 4:00 AM
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  • Sunday, September 18, 2016 12:07 PM
    North Montgomery had four chances to put points on the board, Friday, but could not cash in.
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  • Sunday, September 13, 2015 2:15 PM

    If Danville’s head coach, Russ Sumner, wanted to show his young football team what it takes to become an elite squad, he found the right team to teach them. Unfortunately the lesson was a painful one at the hands of their cross county rivals.

    Defending State champion Tri-West defeated the Warriors here on Friday, 59-13, and held claim to the Helmet Trophy for the third consecutive year.

    The Bruins were paced by Junior quarterback, Jake Hill, who completed 12 of 21 passes for 266 yards, and three touchdowns.

    “We are pretty happy with the outcome, but obviously we are not satisfied with everything we did tonight,” said Bruins head coach Chris Coll. “[Danville] made it kind of tough on us inside. We missed some assign¬≠ments. But we have some big-play guys, and we were able to get some ‘home runs’ on them.”

    Those big plays came in the second quarter with the Bruins already leading 10-0.

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  • Danville Warrior's First Trooper
    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 4:56 PM

    Known as "America's Corp," The Troopers Drum & Bugle Corp, of Casper, WY, was Bailey McChesney's, 17, choice from the start. Having only played trumpet for about 18 months, she first auditioned for a spot in December 2013, but it wasn't until December 2014, after a second audition, that she earned her spot for the 2015 Summer Tour.

    Click through to see a photo story of her journey from a Danville Marching Warrior to a member of America's Corp, The Troopers.

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  • Sunday, November 2, 2014 5:29 PM
    The Sagamore Athletic Conference All-Conference teams were announced late last week for football.

    Montgomery County schools received nine first team selections, nine second team selections and six honorable mention selections.

    North Montgomery, by virtue of finishing in a tie for second place at 5-2 in conference play, took five first team nods. Tight end and defensive end Kobi Wray was the lone senior selected for the Chargers. Juniors include quarterback and safety Baylee Adams, receiver and linebacker Alex Parsons, receiver and cornerback Vince Gwynn and offensive lineman and linebacker Jordan Banta.

    Quarterback / halfback and safety / linebacker Mitch Dehne joined offensive lineman Nathan Jent to represent Southmont. Both are seniors.

    Seniors Nick Corbin and Robert Manns were selected from Crawfordsville. Corbin was a primary receiver for the Athenians, while Manns was a running back and middle linebacker. He led the team in scoring, rushing and tackles.
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  • Chargers hold on for Senior Night victory
    Friday, October 17, 2014 9:39 PM
    LINDEN -- North Montgomery (6-3, 5-2 SAC) came out ready to play from the first snap of the game against the visiting Danville Warriors (4-5, 4-3 SAC).

    North Montgomery got the lead early and never gave it up. The Chargers went on to win 22-20, claimed second place in the Sagamore Athletic Conference and also got the win on senior night.

    "That was a fun game. I'm glad the kids came out and played well for the seniors. We faced adversity and overcame it," head coach Josh Thompson said.

    Danville started the game with the ball on their own 11-yard line. They ran three plays for negative one yard and were forced to punt. Junior Jordan Banta busted through the line and blocked the punt forcing the ball out of the end zone causing a safety. The safety gave the Chargers a two-point lead and the ball.

    The Chargers were also forced to punt after three plays. On the punt the Danville returner muffed the ball and it rolled into the end zone where junior Alex Parsons recovered it for six. The two-point conversion was good giving the Chargers a 10-0 lead with 8:42 left in the first.
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  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014 7:55 PM
    LINDEN -- For North Montgomery, Friday's game against the visiting Danville Warriors is more than just the end of the regular season; it is also Senior Night. Both teams also look to continue their winning streaks. The winning team will also share second place in the Sagamore Athletic Conference with the winner of the Western Boone and Lebanon game.

    The Chargers are coming off an 8-0 win over Western Boone. Danville is riding a three-game win streak. Most recently they beat Frankfort 35-6.

    "It was a good momentum builder to get a win that way. We have to be ready for the task at hand and come out focused Friday," head coach Josh Thompson said.

    The task at hand is taking on an athletic Danville team. The Warriors have a balanced attack on offense averaging 168.8 rushing yards and 123.3 passing yards per game. Along with their balanced up-tempo offense Danville mixes things up on the defensive side of the ball. They have many formations that the Chargers will have to play against.
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  • Friday, October 3, 2014 9:36 PM
    DANVILLE-Southmont knew it would run into a unique Danville team Friday night. They just didn't know they would look so different themselves.

    With starting fullback Nathaniel Farabee out as a preventative measure following an accident, senior quarterback Mitch Dehne moved to fullback and freshman Cam Chadd got his first start under center.

    "It was out of basically necessity tonight," Southmont head coach Desson Hannum explained. "Obviously we were not prepared to do that. We planned on going in the game with Mitch at quarterback and Nathaniel at fullback. Nathaniel had a car accident this morning and he's fine, but it was just a precautionary measure that he's not playing.

    "For the most part we still tried to run what we wanted to," Hannum added. "It will be good experience for (Cam) as he grows toward the future and he did alright tonight. It's never easy to be put in that situation right before game time. Especially as a freshman."
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  • Thursday, October 2, 2014 7:09 PM
    Hello Sports Fans.

    How do I say this without sounding too brash - aw the heck with it - I am absolutely on fire, Baby! With a capital F and that rhymes with . . . well, something. But whatever it is, it's hot, smokin' hot. Do you realize that in the last four weeks the most I've missed in any one week was one game? One! A couple of weeks ago I was again perfect, as in perfecto!

    Take me to Vegas, Baby! I'm money. But I digress. While we're speaking of Vegas, this week is a real crap shoot and just for the record, I'm not putting down big bets on any game this week. Everything is close - and home field matters. A bunch.
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  • Wednesday, October 1, 2014 7:04 PM
    DANVILLE-It's a familiar opponent with a unique look.

    That's what Southmont (2-4, 1-3 SAC) will see when they travel to Danville Friday for a Sagamore Athletic Conference clash with the Warriors (2-4, 2-2 SAC).

    They do some unconventional things. They do some things that your normal opponent doesn't really do," Southmont head coach Desson Hannum noted of the foe. "They're an up-tempo offense and they'll try to run a lot of plays. Defensively, they run an odd stack, which is something different than what we've seen this season. They try to create more possessions by kicking onside kicks, going on it on fourth downs, things like that. "

    The offense is quarterbacked by Christian Schabel, who is only a sophomore but saw action in the starting lineup last season. He has thrown for 615 yards and five touchdowns. Ben Jones is their best offensive player. He has rushed for 322 yards and two scores. James Banich, the 6-6, 287-pound center also stood out, Hannum said.

    "Their quarterback is young, but this is his second year. Jones is one of their best overall football players.
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  • County title up for grabs
    Thursday, September 25, 2014 7:40 PM
    Hello Sports Fans.

    Ho-hum, another awesome week for Ol' Bubbles. Of course that's what you've come to expect. Only one game prevented me from being perfect two weeks in a row, and shucks, I didn't mind missing that one. I predicted the Boys of Athens would topple the Mounties and the gang from the South rose to the challenge. Good for them. Had the Mounties fallen it could've been the beginning of a long slide. Tough loss for the Blue and Gold though. We'll get to see how well they can or can't rebound this week.

    For the season, I'm cruising at 22-6. I know. It doesn't get much better than that.
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  • Bubbles rolls
to perfection
    Thursday, September 18, 2014 7:45 PM
    Hello Sports Fans.

    What's the only thing better than a perfect week for ol' Bubbles? A county rivalry week, that's what!

    Yeah, yeah, we all know that I'm having - in the immortal words of Gene Conard, a helluva year. I was perfect last week once again and for the season stand at a gaudy 19-5 record. But listen, let me set the record straight. No, Trump Casino in Atlantic City did not close this week because of me. Sure, I was there. Yes, I did a little playing of the odds. But I'll deny any connection that my time there caused them financial distress. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

    So let's get to rivalry week.
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  • Tuesday, September 16, 2014 6:42 PM
    Hello world!

    It's a huge week in the Sagamore football ranks, so let's waste no time.

    We'll have a clash this week between Crawfordsville and Southmont that won't go very far in deciding the final outcome of the conference, but it might be one of the best games of the week.

    This game is going to be interesting for a lot of reasons. The teams don't have styles that clash. Southmont packs it in and runs the ball to try to set up some big hits with the pass. Crawfordsville spreads it out a little bit and tries to get the ball into open space.

    Neither team has done a very good job at stopping the others' type of offense so far this year. So this could very well be a shootout.

    As strange as it may sound, the Mounties have all the momentum right now. Sure, they lost 21-0 to Lebanon last week. But it was 7-0 most of the game and South had scoring opportunities to tie and take the lead. Lebanon has the best defense in the conference. Southmont will be able to capitalize this week.
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  • Ol' Bubbles
on fire, baby
    Thursday, September 11, 2014 7:44 PM
    Hello Sports Fans.

    What do the Ohio Players, Billy Joel, Harry Nilsson, Blue Oyster Cult and Ol' Bubbles have in common? We're all on fire, baby! (Hey, exactly what is a blue oyster cult anyways?)

    Yup, they sang about fire and I'm on it! After three weeks the Caldron is 15-5 - and if you give me a break for a cool first week, then I'm a sizzling 10-2! Whoa! It doesn't get much better than that!

    So sit right back and relax as we torch another week of Friday Night Pyrites!

    C'ville at Western Boone

    Do I get some partial credit for last week? Yeah, yeah, I missed it when I went with CHS to start the season undefeated at 3-0. But I did say that Dannyville was going to score 28 and they actually scored 33. That count? Nah, didn't think so.

    This week could get worse.

    The boys of Athens are taking on the boys of Boone and it looks like one of the better years for the Stars. Maybe it's something in the water over by Dover, but somehow little Western Boone keeps finding pretty strong athletic teams here and there. This year's football team is one of those. Webelo is ranked among the top 10 teams in Class 3A and looking to go 4-0 before facing some tough challenges.
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  • Tuesday, September 9, 2014 7:22 PM
    Hello World!

    Who would have thought it could happen again?! But it did!

    What am I talking about?

    Well for starters, the storms. Two Fridays in a row. C'mon. I have enough gray on the top of my head as it is, I don't need it to start in my beard too!

    But another thing happened that just couldn't be . . . for the fourth straight year the North Montgomery vs. Southmont football game was won by the visitors. Who would have thought?!

    I did get the pick right in our little contest we have every Friday, but it's still one of those things that stand out in sports that just doesn't make sense.

    Another shocker, at least to me, was the Danville and Crawfordsville outcome. I picked the Athenians and if I had to do it again I would pick them again. I thought that they had the momentum to carry them through. What I underestimate was how ticked off Danville was.

    Turns out, getting beat up on by the likes of Plainfield and New Palestine doesn't put a very good taste in your mouth. The Warriors could be a threat in the Sagamore this season. COULD be. They won't. But they could.

    Part of the reason they won't is that there's a pair of legit squads that are in mid-season form already. Other can keep getting better and get there, but Tri-West and Western Boone are two of the best in the state.

    The Bruins are ranked 10th in the media poll and the Stars are right behind them at No. 11.
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