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  • North looks to bounce back
    Thursday, October 08, 2015 11:14 PM

    LINDEN- After coming off a heartbreaking loss against the Western Boone Stars last week, the North Montgomery Chargers (5-2, 4-1 SAC) look to continue their successful season this week as they take on Frankfort (3-4, 1-4 SAC) at home on Friday.

    With a win, the Chargers will solidify their spot among one of the top teams in the Sagamore Conference. 

    North Montgomery is coming off of a 28-14 loss to the Western Boone Stars. The Chargers racked up 213 yards passing against the Stars and only 84 on the ground. Senior Baylee Adams completed 18 passes on 31 attempts for a total of 213 yards. The Chargers struggled with timely penalties which cost them 51 yards.

    “Practice has been great this week,” Charger coach Josh Thompson said. “We have been focusing on our adjustments for Frankfort and improving as a team." 

  • Athenians look to contain Bruins
    Thursday, October 08, 2015 11:12 PM

    Crawfordsville travels to Tri-West Friday evening looking to put a damper on the Bruins final home game and their senior night festivities.

    Tri-West enters at 4-3 overall and 4-1 in the Sagamore Conference. They average nearly 40 points-per-game and allow just under 27. Their two non-conference losses have come against Class 2A top-ranked Evansville Mater Dei, by a touchdown, 35-28, and to Class 3A No. 2, West Lafayette, in their first game of the season.

    The Bruins have a wealth of skill players that can hurt you both on the ground and through the air.

    “Tri-West is a great offensive team,” said Athenian head coach Mike Hammons. “They are very talented at their skilled positions. Wide receiver, Colton Jobe, quarterback, Jake Hill, and 2014 All-State running back, Wesley Cook, just to name a few, so we’ll have to be sound across the board and tackle well in space.”

  • Thursday, October 08, 2015 11:11 PM

    Hello Sports Fans.

    What a topsy-turvy year it’s been. Sure, I’ll be the first one to admit that predicting North Montgomery beating Western Boone was off base – but hey, that’s a game between two state-ranked, quality teams. Anyone could win that one. Lebanon over Crawfordsville and Tri-West over South sure weren’t tough picks, and I, of course, nailed those. But who saw winless Dannyville absolutely grilling the Hot Dogs? Apparently not me, that’s for sure.

    What the heck, life goes on – and for some schools that means getting ready for basketball season.

    North Montgomery at Frankfort

    It’s probably not a great time to be a Hot Dog. The Chargin’ Chargers fell out of the state rankings and no longer control their own Sagamore Athletic Conference fate. In fact, in order for North to win the SAC title outright, it must win tonight, beat Tri-West next week and hope Western Boone stumbles against Danville and next week against Boone County rival Lebanon.

  • Thursday, October 08, 2015 11:09 PM

    The Athenians dropped their Thursday match against Covington 21-25, 18-25, 19-25.

    It was a close fight the entire way with the Athenians racking up 24 kills and 22 assists.

    Kim Hampton had 13 kills, Hannah Hungerford 5, Madison Wendelin and Emily White 3.

    Caroline Schueren pulled through 15 assists.

  • Athenians top Mounties
    Wednesday, October 07, 2015 11:02 PM

    Crawfordsville and Southmont battled for the second time this season, this time with an opportunity to advance to the Sectional Championship on Saturday.

    After handing the Mounties a 6-1 loss back on August 27, the Mounties were looking for a little redemption Wednesday evening.

    The Athenians made a rebound goal by Isaac Lopez at the 16:45 mark of the first half stand, as they beat the Mounties 1-0.

    “It was a tough hard fought match,” said Athenian head coach Marcus Hale. “When you play a county school, everybody knows everybody. So, they’re always going to be tough.”

  • Stars fly to sectional championship
    Wednesday, October 07, 2015 11:00 PM

    North Montgomery entered Wednesday’s second game of the Crawfordsville sectional looking to avenge an earlier loss to Sagamore Conference rival Western Boone. Despite a quick start by the Chargers, that saw them put two shots on goal in the first 2:30 of the match, the Stars used their speed, and aggressiveness, to pull away from the Chargers 4-0.

    The Stars first goal came at the 6:32 mark of the first half on a goal by Jack Fortner. Daniel Collins found the back of the 1:22 later to give Western Boone a 2-0 half time lead.

    The two were back at it again in the second half. Fortner put a shot home with 33:10 remaining on a free kick to take a 3-0 advantage, and Collins scored at the 24:45 mark for the final tally.

  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 10:59 PM

    By the time you read this, Chicago Cubs fans will know whether to start making hotel reservations for St. Louis or for St. Thomas.

    The Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates play Wednesday night in the National League Wild Card game to see who advances toward a World Series. The one game play-in will either send the Pirates into dry-dock, or send the Cubs into hibernation once again.

    Most of you know the Chicago Cubs’ story. The Cubs are cursed.

    As one of the founding franchises of professional baseball, the Cubs appeared in the 1906, 1907, and 1908 World Series. The Cubbies have made it to the World Series seven other times.

    In 1945, tavern owner, Billy Sianis – and avid Cubs fan – attended the Series with his pet goat.

  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015 10:57 PM

    The Chargers took on the Rockville Rocks on Wednesday.

    The team fell early on as they lost the first two sets, but rallied up a win in the third. The game ended in a fourth set where the rocks came back to secure the win. The final set scores were 25-16, 25-20, 23-25, 25-15.

    The Chargers were led in kills by Cortney Kolger who smashed eight by the end of the match up. Tori Martin found her place with the aces as she ended the night with two. Martin also led the chargers in assists by finding a whopping 25.  Ally French found a total of nine digs to round out the night.

    “We need consistency in the passing and keeping everyone in the loop,” Coach Jodi Webster commented. “Our leadership factor is a big component for communication.”

    The Chargers will be competing on their home courts for the North Montgomery Invite on Saturday. The matches are set to start at 9 a.m.

  • Mounties survive Chargers
    Tuesday, October 06, 2015 10:38 PM

    North Montgomery and Southmont met for the third time this season. The Mounties defeated the Chargers 8-0 on Sept. 1 and 6-1 on Sept. 28.

    So, what appeared to be a lopsided game, at least on paper, was anything but.

    The Mounties used two goals in the last ten minutes from Macy Zachary to escape with a 2-0 win over their County and Conference rivals.

    “Give North Montgomery credit,” said Mountie head coach Julia Pierce. “Their first half was amazing. They came out and played their hearts out.”

    “You look at the other two times we played them, and this was 100 percent different from then,” said Charger head coach Julie Hodges. “We showed up and gave everything we had. I couldn’t be more proud.”

  • Tuesday, October 06, 2015 10:36 PM

    Tuesday’s Sectional match-up between Crawfordsville and Western Boone was their second game in less than a week. The Stars beat the Athenians 5-0 on both teams regular season finale on Sept.30.

    The Athenians knew they would need to pick up their intensity and pressure and play a complete game to have a chance to upset Western Boone.

    In the end, it was a goal by the Star’s Lena Goerke with 36 seconds remaining to give them a 2-1 victory.

    Athenian Coach Brent Bokhart said the difference Tuesday was intensity. “We lacked that the first time around, and I thought we played with more tonight.”


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