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  • Sunday, September 1, 2019 4:00 AM
    New Ross is the place basketball players want to be on Sept. 7 for the 6th annual “3 on 3 Basketball Tournament” and a “3 point shooting contest”.
    Registration for both events is from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the New Ross basketball court in downtown New Ross. The 3 point shooting contest begins at 10 a.m. and the 3 on 3 basketball tournament begins immediately following the 3 point contest. The registration fee for the basketball tournament is $30.00 with an 18 and under age group plus a 19 and over age group. The basketball tournament winning team and the runner up will receive a cash prize for each age group. The registration fee for the 3 point shooting contest is $5. The 3 point shooting contest winner and the runner up receive a cash prize.
    Call Gary Johnson at (765) 418-9269 for additional information.
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  • New Generation Wrestling resumes August 24
    Friday, August 23, 2019 12:22 AM
    The Maniac has been here and there lately, teasing a sports entertainment return to Crawfordsville, and August 24, at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 400 Park Avenue, the wait is over. Sandwiched between comedy performances in June at The Barefoot Burger and Francis & Mount right here in town, the wrestler ended his in-ring drought by appearing at Mad Hatter Wrestling’s debut event in Monticello. Following an unfortunate loss involving a foreign object, Delphi’s taunts on a now-viral Facebook video broadcast of ‘Call It a Hunch’ lead to NGW signing The Maniac vs. Delphi for their Saturday show.

    The show will also include a singles match between Parker Davis and Drex Odell as well as a tag team bout between Jeremy Hadley & Jamie Crisis vs. the returning Jay Maddix & Nate Mathews. For one night only, the 6’9” Buck Boulder will be with the company. Also scheduled to be in action are Jason Levi, TK Zero, Bentley Alexander Dawson, Chris Gordon, Buck Sexton, and tag champs High Society.
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  • Thursday, June 13, 2019 11:14 AM

    The Crawfordsville Athenians soccer program will be hosting a youth soccer camp July 23-25. Boys and Girls entering grades K-8 are eligible to register. The camp will be held at the Crawfordsville Athenians Stadium at the high school.

    Boys and girls in grades K-5 will have their portion of the camp starting at 5 p.m. and lasting until 6:15. Grades 6-8 will start 30 minutes later at 6:45 and go until 8:15 each day.

    The cost is $30 for each individual and $25 for each family member after that with all proceeds benefitting the CHS soccer programs.

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  • Scott to represent Chargers on Team USA
    Wednesday, June 12, 2019 3:53 PM

    Sophomore Olivia Scott will have the opportunity this summer to represent North Montgomery as a member of “America’s team”. Scott has been invited to be part of the team that will travel to the Dominican Republic this summer to do mission work and play in six different softball games.

    “We’re really proud of her,” said Mom Valerie Scott. “She will get the opportunity to see a whole new world and get to experience things that she doesn’t get to experience here in the United States. And having that USA logo across her chest, while wearing the red, white, and blue means a lot to us, and I know it will mean a lot to her.”

    The team will spend a week in the country and the trip will include a snorkeling excursion, visiting different waterfalls, getting to play against, and mix and mingle with other international teams.

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  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:04 PM

    Matt Merica announced late Monday evening that he would be stepping down as the baseball coach at North Montgomery. Merica will continue to serve as athletic director and head the search for a replacement.

    “I’ve decided to step away from coaching after five years to spend more time with my family,” Merica said. “I have three kids, and it’s important to spend time with them.”

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  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:24 AM

    The American Legion Bryon Cox Post 72 baseball team got their season going last night as they played Franklin at North Montgomery. The team was scheduled to start the season this past Sunday in a double header against Danville, but the games cancelled due to rain. The team is looking to improve off an 11-12 record from last season.

    Head Coach Kyle Proctor says that on paper, this could be one of the best teams they’ve had in a long time.

    “We have a great mix of experience and youth on our team this season,” Proctor said. “We have several pitchers who pitched a lot of quality innings for us last season, so that’s something that we’re really excited about. We’re just ready to go out there and see what we’ve got.”

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  • Thursday, June 6, 2019 5:19 PM

    Now that the New Orleans Pelicans have won the Zion Williamson lottery sweepstakes, NBA writers have begun revising their projected draft picks.
    In the next three weeks leading up to the June 20 draft, don’t be surprised if you see former Indiana guard Romeo Langford’s draft stock rise and fall like the sun. Opinions on him seem to change daily.

    Sam Vecenie of The Athletic sees Langford falling to Detroit at No. 15, citing anonymous NBA scouts noting that “Langford is far from a surefire lottery pick after his season at Indiana.” That’s because questions remain about his jump shot. Did his thumb injury cause Langford to shoot 27 percent from 3-point range for the Hoosiers?

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  • Thursday, June 6, 2019 5:10 PM
    The Sagamore Athletic Conference has announced their All-Conference teams for the spring season. Montgomery County was well represented in all sports with multiple first and second team honorees. All of the players who were named to either the first or second team for their respective sport were honored this past Tuesday night at Lebanon High School 
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  • Thursday, June 6, 2019 5:05 PM

    West Lafayette – Crawfordsville’s own Trent Johnson is making a name for himself at the collegiate level. Johnson just finished his second season at Purdue and he is quickly becoming a force on the mound just like he was during his time at Crawfordsville. 

    The former Athenian spoke about what it’s been like to pitch for the Boilermakers. 

    “It’s been an awesome experience,” Johnson said. “I’ve always wanted to play baseball at one of the highest levels and pitching here at Purdue in a really tough conference like the Big Ten has allowed me to do that, and I’m just enjoying the ride.” 

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  • Thursday, June 6, 2019 5:03 PM
    Make plans this summer to register for Kyle Brumett’s basketball camp, taking place at Wabash College from June 17-20. Any boy or girl in grades 2-8 is eligible. The four-day camp will consist of individual coaching from current college coaches, players and local high school coaches. Some fundamentals that will be taught include shooting, offensive moves, ball handling, rebounding, defense, and footwork. 
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  • Friday, May 31, 2019 6:45 PM

    Attica – All three Montgomery County boys’ golf teams were in action Friday as they traveled to Attica to compete in sectional tournament. Greencastle took home first place with an overall score of 327. Seeger (338), and Park Heritage (353) rounded out the top three as they will be advancing to the regional competition on Thursday, June 6. Nolan Potter (Covington), Chase Little (Attica), and Zach Junker (South Vermillion) will also be advancing to the Regional competition as individuals. 

    North Montgomery was the top team from Montgomery County as the Chargers placed fifth overall with a score of 361. Southmont finished right behind the Chargers in sixth shooting a 373, and Crawfordsville finished in ninth place while shooting a 403. 

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  • Wednesday, May 29, 2019 8:17 PM
    Britney Carpenter who had spent the last four seasons as head coach of the Crawfordsville softball team announced her resignation Wednesday evening. 
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  • Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:34 PM

    The Crawfordsville girls’ basketball program has found their next head coach in Tyler Smith pending board approval on June 13. Smith will replace Tony Bean who resigned in early March after a 4-20 season. 

    “We are excited about the addition of Tyler to the Athenian coaching staff,” Director of Athletics Bryce Barton said. “The hiring committee was pleased with the vision that Tyler has for our girls’ basketball program. He stressed continuous improvement of his players, his staff, and himself throughout the interview; which is key to any high school program.”

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  • Evolution of Basketball Uniforms – Part 6
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019 2:59 AM
    Since Title IX became the law of the land, the game of basketball for the ladies has undergone a cataclysmic change, but if you Google the words “Granny Ball”, you can still see girls basketball being played in Iowa and Kansas the same way it was played in the early days with grannies wearing replicas of the original uniforms. 
    The uniforms for girls began to look just like the boys after Title IX. 
    I hope you enjoy the pictures of the early basketball uniforms for girls. Most are from my home county of Montgomery County, Indiana, where basketball really started. Here in Crawfordsville, we firmly believe that the first game of organized basketball was played right here in the old YMCA on March 16, 1894. 
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  • Force looking for 150
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019 2:52 AM
    Just a few short weeks ago, 16-time NHRA Funny Car Champ John Force had a birthday. Number 70. By today’s standards certainly not old, but much older than your everyday professional athlete. So this weekend at the Route 66 Nationals Force will be trying for another best, win 150.
    Why is this a big deal? The next closest win total is 97 and that belongs to a retired Warren Johnson.
    Force, admittedly, has seemed to race forever. It’s a sure bet that he will continue to race for as many years as he still enjoys it. One hundred and fifty wins? That’s a great milestone. No one else in NHRA drag racing is going to get close. A 70 year old man has a great shot at it Sunday at a race track just south of Chicago.
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