Just like that, winter sports came to an end and spring sports are ready to go. In fact, the track and field teams have their first indoor meet tonight at the Wabash Fieldhouse. The indoor season consists of just a few meets that serve to allow athletes to try to qualify for the state indoor meet.
Tonight’s meet is called the Little Giant / Charger Classic and teams from all over the state will be there. Even though this is the first meet of the year, I guarantee there will be some big-time athletes at this meet that will give you the wow factor. Then on Thursday Wabash will host the Sagamore Athletic Conference indoor meet.
Softball official began practice yesterday. They have very little time to prepare as scrimmages start next week and the regular season begins the week of March 20.
Golf, tennis, and baseball all can officially begin practice next Monday. However, they are allowed to have open field / conditioning prior to the official start date. So don’t be surprised to see the baseball teams out in full force doing some hitting drills and conditioning activities. From what I can tell, the boys of spring are more than ready to get baseball season underway. I think it’s safe to say North and Crawfordsville both expected to win the sectional last year. Somehow things did not fall into place and Western Boone was surprisingly able to walk away with the championship. All this did is make Crawfordsville and North even more hungry. Which is great news for county sports fans. There is no better rivalry in the county than when it comes to North and Crawfordsville baseball, should be lots of fun!
Crawfordsville baseball will make their annual spring trip to Tennessee to play some top competition from several states. Crawfordsville’s own baseball mom Susan Ehrlich will be going as always and providing us great photos from Volunteer State. Ehrlich helps out The Paper regularly supplying photos. She loves all Crawfordsville sports but have no doubt she is a part of the Crawfordsville Baseball program. The boys call her “Mama Ehrlich” and she does not miss many games - home or away, even if they are Tennessee. We really appreciate all that Susan does to help out The Paper and I know Crawfordsville athletes and parents appreciate all the memories she captures and shares!
Ok spring sports let’s bring home some sectional championships so far the county has only had two sectional titles this whole school year. Those were North’s wrestling team and the Crawfordsville boys’ soccer team. So hopefully spring sports can bring home some hardware. See you out there!
Lori Poteet is The Paper’s ace Sports Photographer. She is a Ball State graduate with a photojournalism degree. You have probably seen her out at one of the local high schools. She always has her camera in hand. Lori’s column, Behind the Lens, will appear on Tuesdays in The Paper. You can also follow her on Twitter @LoriPoteetPhoto. Lori is proudly starting her 12th year at The Paper of Montgomery County and 12 great years of covering Montgomery County Sports!