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  • Saturday rundown (bonus: Gordon photo shoot)
    Monday, November 23, 2015 9:21 PM

    Congratulations to Western Boone girls’ basketball for winning their seventh straight Sugar Creek Classic. The Paper of Montgomery is proud to sponsor the tournament and happy that it continues to be a growing success. I personally am holding out hope that someday again I will get a chance to take photos of a county team accepting the classic trophy.

    Also, congratulations to The Paper of Montgomery County’s All-Tournament Team:

    MVP: Rachel Ramey (Western Boone)

    Callie Gaubera (Western Boone)

    Madison Jones (Western Boone)

    Reagan Case (Southmont)

    Paige Schueren (Crawfordsville)

    Carli Cahill (North Montgomery)

  • Monday, November 16, 2015 8:46 PM

    The girls’ basketball season is just underway and it’s time for their first big test of the season. That’s right, it’s Sugar Creek Classic time.  The Sugar Creek Classic is once again proudly sponsored by The Paper of Montgomery County.

    Each year the classic seems to grow in popularity, featuring the girls’ teams from our county as well Western Boone. The boys will get their chance at the classic after Christmas, but starting Friday at North Montgomery the classic will feature Crawfordsville taking on defending champions and once again favorites Western Boone. Personally, I’m hoping a county team can find a way to shoot down the Stars.

  • Football seniority
    Monday, November 02, 2015 10:41 PM

    As I have said all season long, North football is pretty loaded with talent that can score and win games. Friday night was a 37-0 beat down of Twin Lakes. The Chargers looked really good as they made Twin Lakes look really bad.

    North’s long time announcer and English teacher John Walker always has clever things to announce. This year he came up with the phrase for when Baylee Adams passes a touchdown pass to Devon Zachary: “The Chargers score from A to Z.” 

    Zachary had a couple of amazing catches several that looked like they should be on ESPN’s highlight. DaDaDa, DaDaDa!! So, especially after last week, Zachary gets the nickname of “the human highlight.”

  • Football spectacular
    Monday, October 26, 2015 11:04 PM

    I don’t think anyone was shocked that North Montgomery Football (7-3) won the first round of their sectional. I think most expected it to be a big lopsided score. The Chargers met expatiations with a 51-7 pounding of Benton Central.

    North will be home Friday to host Twin Lakes (6-4). The Chargers will need a good week of practice and stay focused. Looks like Twin Lakes season had been either big wins or big loses.  Last week was kind of a cake walk for the Chargers. I’m hoping to see another big win for orange and blue.

    North has been led by a strong senior class all season long so I have no doubt, Baylee Adams, Alex Parsons, Devin Zachary, Cole Clore, Jordan Lewis and Jordan Banta will all have a huge effort to keep their high school careers alive. Then you throw in junior Ben Dugard who is having a very good year as well. North is just loaded with weapons to make this the Twin Lake Indians last stand of the season.

  • Monday, October 19, 2015 10:35 PM

    Ah, do you hear the sound of basketballs bouncing in the gyms across the county? That’s right . . . girls’ basketball began official practice on Monday for the 2015-2016 campaign.   Boys’ basketball has to wait a couple of weeks before they can start practice.  I’m sure the boys’ coaches will have to sigh as they walk past the gyms knowing they still have to wait till Nov. 9 to start practice.

    Southmont girls open up with a tough game against Tri West, North plays Turkey Run and Crawfordsville plays Seeger; all on Nov. 6. So, there is not much time to prepare and many key players will be missing from practices this week as they play volleyball and their season is still going.

    I do look for the county girls to be pretty even this year. Conference will be tough. I have no doubt that Lebanon will not only win a lot of games but Kristen Spoyler will be Miss Basketball. The good news is Spoyler is a senior . . . the bad news is, not only is Lebanon a conference rival, but North and Crawfordsville have to face them in the sectional too. 

  • 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.

  • Monday, September 28, 2015 10:35 PM

      All season long, people around the county have been asking me is North football really that good. I think after Friday’s game that should no longer be a question. Yes! so far they really are that good. This Friday’s game against Western Boone will hopefully prove to the rest of the conference that they are that good as well.

       Congratulations to Charger’s quarterback Baylee Adams who broke the school record with a whopping 435 passing yards including five touchdowns. The previous record was set in 1985 by Ron Reed (351 passing yards). Remember Adams tied the school record for passing touchdowns last week with 6.

       This Friday, the Chargers have homecoming and host Western Boone who is also undefeated in the conference. I’m sure Coach Josh Thompson will keep his team focused on the game and do all he can to get them to tune out all the festivities for homecoming. The Homecoming events are really more for the fans anyways.

  • Monday, September 21, 2015 10:50 PM

    Phew, what a week in sports for Montgomery County we had last week!

    First of all, early in the week, Dane Baldwin broke Crawfordsville’s school record for all time wins. He easily won over his Danville opponent. I personally stuck around the entire time until he won waiting for a shot of him Dane showing some excitement. A fist to the air, a shout out of whoa! Anything, I knew, the odds of that coming from the ever so even keel Baldwin was slim. I still had hope. Baldwin showed perfect sportsmanship, politely shook the hand of his opponent and quietly walked off the court. I did notice out of the corner of my eye while focusing on Dane that the photo of people being excited would have been his mom and grandma in the stands. Now with each win for the rest of his career he breaks his own record and makes it that much tougher for his record to ever be broken. I think it will be a record that stands for many years and perhaps will never be broken.

  • Monday, September 14, 2015 10:59 PM

    Hey there sports fans! Looks like another fun week of sports ahead.

    On Friday we actually got football games in, Mother Nature gave us a little scare early in the day with rain but then the skies cleared and made for a great night of football. Guess what this week’s forecast has it clear and sunny until . . . yep you guessed it, rain and storms forecasted for Friday.

    Friday’s games look to be interesting. Southmont will have their homecoming and host Crawfordsville. The county rivals both are 1-3. I’m going to stay politically correct and not pick a favorite in this one. However, I think it will be a close game like it was last year. South edged ahead last year with a one point win. I look for the battle to be back and forth again this year as well.  

    As far as the North/ Danville match up that game too was close last year with North winning by just two points. Rest easy Charger fans at home North will be up so much this year that the JV players will see lots of time come the second half. North has too many weapons this year . . . Baylee Adams, Alex Parson, Vince Gwynn, Cole Clore and more! The Warriors will go home weeping,

  • Monday, August 31, 2015 10:57 PM

    Well we went from all three county football teams opening up with a win to all three schools losing the next week. That’s how the football bounces I guess.

    This week I guarantee there will be at least one football victory in the county. Ok that’s an easy guarantee considering North and South play each other this week and thankfully there are no ties in high school football. Despite a loss last week to power house Brebuef, it sounds like North played a very good game.  I went to the closer game distance wise and made the drive over to North Putnam to see Southmont. South also played a good game just had a few costly turnovers. Southmont’s Nathaniel Farabee has been impressive with his carries this season, #33 is like a tank he just keeps pushing through the line and drags most of the defense with him to gain a few extra yards each play. I love watching Farabee make that extra effort to gain more yards. I’m sure North’s defense will be doing all they can to stop that gain and push the Mounties back. Last year North won 40-14. Most years it seems the North/South battle turns out to be one of the best games of the year. There is a lot of pride on the line with this county match up.


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