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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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  • 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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  • Friday, July 5, 2019 9:55 AM

    TILTON, IL – American Legion Byron Cox Post 72 were hoping for some fireworks of their own on the Fourth of July as they traveled to Tilton, Illinois to play in the Tyler Brennan Memorial Tournament. In their first game of the tournament they played the Post 210 Seniors and ended up losing by a final score of 20-3.

    Post 210 scored in all five innings of the game and capped off the game with an eight run fifth. They tallied 15 hits on the day and were led by Ernest Plummer who went 3-5 with five RBI’S including a home run in the winning effort. Kotah Broeker (4), Chase Rademacher (3), Chase Vinson (2), Trevor Davis (2), and Noah Ruch (2) all had multi-RBI’s in the win.

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  • C’ville dance team dominating
    Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:41 PM
    The Crawfordsville Dance Team won the state AA Hip Hop competition on March 9 (right). They then went on to compete at an International Dance Competition this past Saturday in Orlando, Fla. They went up against teams from all over the country and the world at ESPN Wide World of Sports (left). The team took first in Hip Hop, first runner-up in Jazz and the high point award in Hip Hop. Team members include Seniors Tayla Haas, Sarah Chalmers and Sadi Simpson; Juniors Demi Haas, Reagan Minnette and Haley Nicoson; Sophomores Megan Buser, Megan Nicoson and Allyson Barton; and Freshmen Reese Minnette, Natalie Dossett, Shelby Greene, Amaya Moore and Taedyn Cook. The team is coached by Tami Haas and Cristin Coons. 
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  • Thursday, March 7, 2019 4:00 AM
    In a press release Wednesday, Crawfordsville Director of Athletics Bryce Barton announced Crawfordsville High School will be hiring Kurt Schlicher as their Head Football Coach at next Thursday evening’s monthly school board meeting. Schlicher most recently had been Assistant to the football, girls’ basketball, and baseball programs at McCutcheon High School, while also serving as a Social Studies Teacher at McCutcheon.
    “Crawfordsville High School is excited about bringing Kurt Schlicher on board to serve as head football coach. Kurt will bring a lot of energy and passion to this position. He has a great football mind having coached on either side of the football for over 25 years. His experience of coaching multiple sports should help in the process of trying to get more multi-sport athletes here at CHS,” said Barton. 
    A 1987 graduate of North Montgomery High School, Schlicher was a three-sport standout for the Chargers. He went on to scholarship to Indiana State University to play baseball for the Sycamores. Schlicher was a member of the football coaching staff at North Montgomery during their IHSAA State Championship runs of 1995 and 1996. Schlicher also had two stints at McCutcheon and Lafayette Jeff High School where he served as both their offensive and defensive coordinators.
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  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 4:00 AM
    The Crawfordsville Municipal Senior Men’s Golf Association will have a meeting at 9 a.m. on March 22 at the Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse. 
    Any golfer 55 years old and older is invited to join. Dues are $20 per year. 
    Weather permitting there will be golf after the meeting. 
    The first scramble will be March 29 at 9 a.m. Participants should sign up by noon on March 28. 
    For more information call the golf course at (765) 364-5171 or Larry Lynch at (765) 366-6425 or Steve House at (765) 365-3639 of the senior golf league. 
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  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 4:00 AM
    Last Saturday, I had the privilege of joining my faithful friend, farming phenom, and set shot swami, Rocky Kenworthy, at the Indiana High School Athletic Association’s Girls Basketball State Finals. It was the 44th annual championship event, and darned near the forty-fourth time we sat court-side.
    A lot of the small talk in the media room still centered around the fallout from the high-profile shoe malfunction in the Duke-North Carolina college game the previous weekend.
    If you did happen to miss it, just 33 seconds into the contest, 6-foot 7-inch Zion Williamson of Duke was cutting across the top of the key to receive a pass. When he planted his left foot, his
    Nike brand “Paul George” 2.5s sneaker shredded. It sent the 285-pound center sprawling, twisting his right knee.
    The consensus All-American, and presumed No. 1 draft pick in the NBA next season was left clutching his right knee in front of a stunned crowd, and millions of viewers who tuned in to see the marquee game.
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  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019 4:00 AM
    Southmont enters their Class 3A Sectional 25 opener with a little revenge on their mind. The Mounties will open with Western Boone Wednesday and will look to avenge two regular season losses. Tip is set for 6 p.m. at Crawfordsville. 
    South trailed by 13 early in the fourth back on Dec. 14, only to claw back into it. After cutting it to four mid-way through the fourth, the Stars hit their free throws to pull out the 48-44 victory.
    Three weeks later in the Sugar Creek Classic opener, the two teams went to the locker room tied at 22. However, the Stars outscore the Mounties 37-18 in the second half for the 59-40 victory. 
    In both games, it may have been the third quarter that hurt Southmont. In game one they only scored four points, while on Jan. 4 they only scored five.
    “I think the biggest keys for us are taking care of the ball and taking great shots on offense. We also need to keep them out of transition and off the offensive boards,” Mountie head coach Jake Turner said. “The other thing that we will have to do is handle their physicality better.”
    The Stars enter winners of their last three, while the Mounties are 2-4 in their last six, but have the programs first win at Lebanon and a win over Frankfort in that time frame. So, the Mounties have shown promise, and they’ll need that Wednesday.
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  • Monday, February 25, 2019 6:33 PM
    The Boys & Girls Club of Montgomery County will be holding its 6th annual Run for the Club 5k & Family Fun Run/Walk & Festival on March 16. The event will include a 5k competitive run and a shorter distance Family Walk/Run. There will be activities for the kids including bouncy house and obstacle course, face painting as well as food and refreshments. 
    Gates will open at 8:30 a.m. with the race beginning at 10 a.m. The cost to participate is $25 or $70 for a family of 3-or-more participants prior to the 16th or $30 and $80 the day of the event. Every participant who registers prior to the event will receive a t-shirt. Prizes will be awarded for winners in several age groups so come out and support the Club. You can register at active.com or at the Boys & Girls Club at 1001 Whitlock Ave. Please contact the Club at (765) 362-8912 if you have any questions. 
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  • A look at Harold Hugh Gray – Part 6
    Wednesday, February 20, 2019 4:00 AM
    The early basketball games were played under rules that were a great deal different than today. For example: In 1910—11, there was a rule that stated that “No coaching is allowed during the progress of the game. A warning is given for the first violation and a free throw after that.” It was not until the 1948—49 season that coaches were allowed to speak to players during a timeout. When you see that a player was elected captain of the basketball squad, it was really an important position. The captain was the one who planned the strategy during a time-out. In 1923—24, the player fouled had to shoot his own free throws. Up until that time, there was a designated free throw shooter. In 1932-33, the 10 second line was introduced to prevent stalling. Also in 1932-33, the 3 second rule was introduced making it a violation if an offensive player stayed in the three second lane too long. In 1937-38, the center jump was eliminated, which called for a jump ball at the center circle after each basket, and in 1944-45, defensive goal tending was banned.
    We’ll wrap up next week!
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