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  • Linden hoops history: Daryl Warren 1971
    Monday, January 09, 2017 4:00 AM
    Daryl Warren was the player that all young Bulldogs of the late 60s and early 70s wanted to be like. Daryl finished his four-year, 82 game career with 2,083 points for an average of 24.8 placing him at the top of Bulldog basketball scoring. He is the top single season point producer with 644 points his senior year for a 29.7 average, 592 his junior year for 29.5 average and 434 points his sophomore year for an average of 21.7. He averaged 16.3 his freshman year.
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  • Monday, January 02, 2017 7:09 PM
    Only a few families in Montgomery County have contributed as much to their high school basketball teams as the family of Burrill and Marcella Denhart. I asked the Denharts for some of their memories about growing up with such an amazing family. Here are some of their thoughts.
    Thoughts from Randy Denhart
    Living on the farm was a very good character building process for all of us. We were all in 4-H and as our dad’s competitive attitude went so did we. He was very demanding that we work with our projects, then go outside and play ball. All of us were also in band from 4th grade through 12th. I think that is rare.
    Don’t let my brothers blow you smoke on how hard they worked, even though they did, because they had chickens, hogs and cattle, but remember I was the only kid left in the household to feed cows and clean barn until Dad passed away in 1972. I drove to the farm every morning to feed my 4-H calves before school and after practice.
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  •  Randy Denhart Part 2
    Saturday, December 24, 2016 4:00 AM
    Only a few families in Montgomery County have contributed as much to their high school basketball teams as the family of Burrill and Marcella Denhart. I asked the Denharts for some of their memories about growing up with such an amazing family. Here are some of their thoughts.
    Thoughts from Randy Denhart—North Montgomery 1975
    I have a lot of respect for my brothers and the stories that I heard while I was growing up about them playing basketball, baseball and track. It was always fun to hear the stories. We spent many nights after basketball games at the Kopper Kettle waiting for the varsity players to return to the café. It was just crazy when they walked in. The community had much respect for them, and that started at home with Mom and Dad. 
    Dad always stressed for us to be aggressive when we played. If we didn’t, we heard about it when we got home. It didn’t matter if it was grade school, junior high or high school.
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  • BOONE:  Randy Denhart Part 1
    Monday, December 19, 2016 4:00 AM
    Only a few families in Montgomery County have contributed as much to their high school basketball teams as the family of Burrill and Marcella Denhart. I asked the Denharts for some of their memories about growing up with such an amazing family. Here are some of their thoughts.
    Thoughts from Randy Denhart—North Montgomery 1975
    Well, since there was a 17 year age difference between Dick and me, I didn’t have any recollection of how Dick, Dean or Ron played. With that being said, I often felt like I was there because of the stories told by my family as well as our neighbors and friends. I did see, I think, all of Steve and Gary's games. It was cool to see them play together for a year and then watch Gary finish his career. I rode on several fan buses. Thanks go to Jack Warren who picked me up and dropped me off at the farm.
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  • Gary Denhart Part 3
    Monday, December 12, 2016 4:00 AM
    Only a few families in Montgomery County have contributed as much to their high school basketball teams as the family of Burrill and Marcella Denhart. I asked the Denharts for some of their memories about growing up with such an amazing family. Here are some of their thoughts.
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  • Monday, December 05, 2016 4:00 AM
    Only a few families in Montgomery County have contributed as much to their high school basketball teams as the family of Burrill and Marcella Denhart. I asked the Denharts for some of their memories about growing up with such an amazing family. Here are some of their thoughts.
    Thoughts from Gary Denhart Pt. 2
    A couple other great memories were always going to the Linden café, the Kopper Kettle, after a game for a cheeseburger and fries and a huge crowd being there to welcome us home. Thanks to either Jack Warren or Alvin Winger our bus rides to and from games were always safe.
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  • Gary Denhart Pt. 1
    Monday, November 28, 2016 4:00 AM
    Only a few families in Montgomery County have contributed as much to their high school basketball teams as the family of Burrill and Marcella Denhart. I asked the Denharts for some of their memories about growing up with such an amazing family. Here are some of their thoughts.
    Thoughts from Gary Denhart Pt. 1
    My earliest recollections involve playing basketball, along with other sports, with my brothers on the farm two miles south of Linden. Due to the age span of the brothers, most of my memories involve Steve, Randy and Ron, to a limited extent. At one time, there were no less than six hoops in various spots on the farmstead, from gravel to dirt to concrete to the haymow! This doesn’t include any places in the house where we found a way to play, much to our mother’s chagrin! There was a slight problem, however, as we only had two basketballs at any one time that would hold air. So, there had to be “games” for all to participate.
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  • Ron Denhart
    Monday, November 14, 2016 4:00 AM
    Ron Denhart
    Only a few families in Montgomery County have contributed as much to their high school basketball teams as the family of Burrill and Marcella Denhart. I asked the Denharts for some of their memories about growing up with such an amazing family. Here are some of their thoughts.
    Thoughts from Ron Denhart
    Because we lived on a farm we had the opportunity to place basketball goals in various places including but not limited to the barn. In my case one of the first things I recall is since I was the youngest of the three oldest boys at the time, it was very difficult to compete. However, that disadvantage created a toughness that may not have been there without serious hard knocks by much larger and older brothers and neighbors who would visit our farm to play basketball. My younger brothers may have experienced a similar situation.
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  • Monday, November 07, 2016 4:00 AM
    Only a few families in Montgomery County have contributed as much to their high school basketball teams as the family of Burrill and Marcella Denhart. I asked the Denharts for some of their memories about growing up with such an amazing family. Here are some of their thoughts.
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  • Linden Basketball: The Denharts
    Monday, October 31, 2016 4:00 AM
    Only a few families in Montgomery County have contributed as much to their high school basketball teams as the family of Burrill and Marcella Denhart. From 1955 when Dick Denhart made his appearance in a Bulldog uniform until 1975 when Randy graduated from North Montgomery High School, the Denharts watched their sons play basketball.
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  • Delving into Linden hoops
    Monday, October 24, 2016 4:00 AM
    Last week we took a broad look at the history of Linden basketball. We will continue to look more closely at some of the individuals who made those teams what they were. 
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  • Bowers always suffered from lack of numbers
    Sunday, November 09, 2014 7:05 PM
    The Bowers baseball field was just behind the Bowers school building. According to Eldon Horney, a 1944 graduate, it was a nice little field that served Bowers baseball well. Ladoga never played Bowers when I was in high school, but Tommy Thompson, a Darlington star of the late 40's remembers playing there and pitching a no-hitter early in the season.
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  • Mounties made it to semistate in 1998 season
    Sunday, November 02, 2014 5:27 PM
    The 1998 edition of the Southmont Mounties led by Coach Jerry Long who had graduated from SHS in 1990, rolled through their own sectional that year finishing with a 21-6 record. The Mounties beat old rival North Montgomery 16-7 in the sectional and had to rally to beat Fountain Central 7-6. They then wiped out Western Boone 8-2 to advance to the Cascade Regional where they really put on a hitting show.

    Led by junior Jeremy Paris who went 4-4 and Kyle Maynor who was 3-5, the Mounties beat the Cadets 19-4 to run their record to 22-6. A.J. Melvin and Kyle Maynor shared the mound duties in the win. In four tournament games, Paris pounded out 10 hits in 14 times at bat for a .714 average. The Mounties then moved on to the Semi-State at Richmond where they lost to Evansville Mater Dei.
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  • The Mounties were the best in 1986
    Sunday, October 26, 2014 7:19 PM
    It would be another seven years before Southmont would return to baseball prominence.

    Steve House took the coaching reins from Mike Strickler and promptly led the Mounties to their second sectional championship.

    After winning the County as juniors, Kelley House, David Brewer, Nathan Poynter, Rob Bazzani, Bruce Zimmerman, Mike Bishop and Eric Murphy dedicated themselves as seniors to winning the sectional.
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  • Southmont pride takes over in 1970s
    Sunday, October 19, 2014 7:22 PM
    Dan Taylor's senior year was the real breakout year for the Mounties. They were County Champs and defeated both Crawfordsville and North Montgomery by the 10-run rule. They beat CHS 18-2 and NMHS 13-2.

    The Mounties were ranked as high as No. 7 in the state that year. They won the 1979 sectional (the first in school history) by defeating Covington and North Montgomery. SHS won the first game of the regional against Cardinal Ritter 12-3 as Jim Stull pitched a complete game and Rhett Welliever hit a home run. They lost to Roncalli in the championship game 4-2 ending the outstanding careers of eight seniors.
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