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Tuesday, October 06, 2015
  • North, Baldwin advance
    Tuesday, October 06, 2015 10:18 PM

    The North Montgomery tennis team, South No. 1 doubles, and C’ville No. 1 singles took to the courts Tuesday to continue the IHSAA tournament.

    After a big comeback by No. 1 doubles, Mitch Merica and Tyler Swick, North snatched the win 4-1 of the first round of regionals. South’s Justin Lowe and Jack Reimondo faced Fountain Central in 6-4, 6-3 sets with Fountain Central advancing. C’ville’s Dane Baldwin clinched a spot for tonight against West Vigo’s No. 1 singles.

    Team-wise, North’s No. 3 singles Sam Jackman was, once again, first off the court with a 6-0,6-0 win. No. 2 doubles Jaxon Plant and Matt Jackman grabbed the second win 6-0, 6-3 while Merica and Swick continued to battle.

    They got down 2-1 in the first set and could not set their feet from there. The second set saw a different doubles.

  • Tuesday, October 06, 2015 10:13 PM

    Southmont took Seeger to five sets Tuesday: 25-20, 25-19, 19-25, 26-28, 9-15. South has battled like this before but could not pull it out.

    "We had way too many service errors," Coach Kristin Charles said. "We played very will in game one and game two and then I am not sure what happened in three through five."

    South will be up next against Frankfort next Tuesday.

  • Tuesday, October 06, 2015 10:07 PM

    Crawfordsville took the courts Tuesday, winning in three straight sets but each set was a fight ‘til the end.

    The Athenians walked away with a 25-21, 26-24, 25-19 win over Sagamore Athletic conference rival Frankfort.

    The teams rose their score in almost complete unison during the first set, but the Lady Athenians snatched a close 25-21 win. As the second set began, the Athenians began to fall back. This lead to an 18-22 deficit, the Athenian squad rallied back to take another victory of 26-24. In the third set, the Athenians defeated the Hot Dogs 25-19.

  • Life’s a race
    Tuesday, October 06, 2015 4:54 PM

    Her life is one giant race against time.

    Two sports. Show choir. School. Life . . .

    These are all the activities of one Southmont Mountie who has something every day and never stops.

    She is a four-sport athlete. She runs . . . all the time. And, right now, she is preparing for both soccer and cross country sectionals.

    Kelsey Dugger is a sophomore at South and this is her second year in a row of playing two fall sports.

    “When I got into high school, I was like, ‘I don’t want to give up soccer but I really like cross country,’ so I decided I would do both and I did it again this year because I love both sports so much,” Dugger said.

  • Monday, October 05, 2015 9:09 PM


    The Tri-West ladies soccer team advanced to the second round of Sectional 44 here, with a lopsided 5-1 victory over Cascade in the first of two Monday night contests.

    The Bruins’ Hayley Stroup and Lexi Turner each regis­tered two goals en route to the Tri-West victory. The win avenged a 3-2 Cadet victory on September 9.

    “We were a little nervous coming in, because Cascade was the last team to beat us,” assessed head coach Elainna Kish. “We came out excited, and ready to play. They were aggressive, but we fought past that.”

  • Monday, October 05, 2015 8:40 PM

    Hello sports fans!  

      Fall sports are starting to come to an end and that means senior nights and sectional games. Since I’m often at many events on a given night, I usually try to time things so I miss the senior night celebrations.  I guess I missed one great photo opportunity of a senior night last week.

        Sounds like South girls’ soccer had one very memorable senior night.  The way I understand it, junior Ali Swank was rather excited about seeing a llama at the Pet Supplies Plus. Coach Julia Peirce decided that since she knew the owner of the llama why not have them bring for senior night to surprise the girls. I’m positive the South girls’ will always remember their senior night and the apprences of a llama in and old no longer used soccer jersey.

  • The fight for sectional championship
    Monday, October 05, 2015 8:36 PM
    Wednesday’s games decide who makes it to the championship on Saturday. C'ville plays South at 5 p.m. and North plays Western Boone at 7 p.m. 
  • The race begins for sectionals
    Monday, October 05, 2015 8:33 PM
    Crawfordsville plays Western Boone tonight at 5 p.m. South plays North at 7 p.m. tonight. 
  • Sprinting to conference title
    Sunday, October 04, 2015 9:58 PM

    Each school made a statement in the conference meet on Saturday.

    Southmont’s Brooks Long placed first in the boys meet, Crawfordsville’s Maddy Hurt placed first in the girls meet, and North Montomgery’s girls’ team won the team conference title for the second year in a row.

    South junior Brooks Long finished second in conference last year and came in with a plan this year.

    “Pretty much throughout the whole race I just used people as wind blocks,” he stated.

    His plan allowed a big sprint to win the conference on Saturday with a 16:56 finish.

    “I was just kind of coasting behind (Jackson) Swisher of Danville and letting him block the wind for me and then at the last turn of the course he seemed to be losing energy so I thought I could just sprint past him to finish strong,” Long explained.

  • Sunday, October 04, 2015 9:57 PM

    “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, by Bing Crosby has been playing on my smart phone quite a bit this weekend. No, not because there’s 81 days left until Christmas, nor is it because the weather was quite cool on Saturday. It’s because Tuesday makes the beginning of the Major League Baseball playoffs.

    As of Sunday, the last day of the Major League season, the American League West, and the Wild Card, are still up for grabs. The Texas Rangers have a one game lead over the Houston Astros, who are one game back of the New York Yankees in the Wild Card chase, and the Los Angeles Angels are a game back of the Astros. Both the Astros and Angels hold the tie break over the Yankees, they both won the season series.

    So, with a Texas loss, and a Houston win, the two teams would meet on Monday to determine the AL West Championship with the loser hosting the AL Wild Card game on Tuesday. With a Houston loss, and Angels win, the two teams would meet on Monday to determine who played the Yankees, should they win on Sunday.


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