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  • Tuesday, December 06, 2016 4:00 AM
    Well, last week I predicted that Crawfordsville boys’ basketball would beat Lebanon okay so I said by double digits and they game the fans a great two point win to enjoy instead. Either way, they beat evil Lebanon so it was a good thing.
    I also said that it would that one of the hardest parts of my job is to leave one great game to go to another game. However, I was also excited to see how the North/South game would play out. One of the other best things about my job is meeting and getting a chance to talk with people, which is what happened once I got to South. It was close to half when I arrived. I sat down at the end of the court and a very nice gentleman started up a conversation with me. His name was Fred Zimmerman. He has been a south supporter for many years. As the Southmont Mountie mascot posed with little kids for pictures during halftime. Zimmerman pointed to the mascot and said, “I’m sure you were not around here at the time but I was the Southmont Chicken at games.” I sat there for a second and thought the Chicken? How on Earth does that work with the Mountie mascot? 
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  • Tuesday, November 29, 2016 4:00 AM
    I know it’s only Tuesday, but I’m ready for Friday! OK, sure we may all feel like that every Tuesday. However, Friday is our first big county matchup for boys’ basketball.
    Southmont will play host to North Montgomery and I have no doubt it will be a great game. I have seen both teams play and both are playing with a lot of heart and hustle. Southmont is 2-0 and North is 1-1 after a loss to a tough Harrison team.
    Southmont is big, strong, and fast this season. They’re averaging 76 points a game. I personally love to watch a team execute the run-and-gun fast-paced game. 
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  • Tuesday, November 22, 2016 4:00 AM
    Another girls’ Sugar Creek Classic is in the books and as I predicted Western Boone once again took home the trophy. The Stars have now won the Classic nine out of 10 years. However, this year I saw a glimmer of hope that someday soon a county team will dethrone Western Boone.
    Despite the final score, South gave the Stars a pretty good run for their money for three quarters. The Lady Mounties just did not have enough gas left to shoot down the Stars. The one very positive I keep seeing is that all three county schools are improving and most definitely more fun to watch this season.
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  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016 4:00 AM
    I’m just going to say it - covering the Bell Game is just not as much fun when the team from Greencastle wins. While it was certainly one of the most exciting Bell Games in recent years, I much-prefer to be able to get photos of the Bell and the celebration. I guess all good things must come to an end. I hope the Little Giants can get the Bell back and start a new, long streak!
    On the plus side, the weather was nice. I remember a couple of years ago when it was at Wabash it was so cold that the sandwich I had in my camera bag froze solid, while I was on the sidelines. That day was miserably cold but Wabash won so it was fun.
    On to the next exciting sporting event to look forward to. The Annual Girls’ Sugar Creek Classic starts Friday at Southmont and the Championship game is Saturday.
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  • Tuesday, November 08, 2016 4:00 AM
    Well what do you know? After the first weekend of girls’ basketball, all three county schools have a game marked in the W column! So that makes me think our girls’ basketball teams will be a little more competitive this season.
    Crawfordsville beat Seeger Friday 49-45 in overtime. Sounds like it was one wild game as the Patriots were down to three players in a final couple of minutes. In case you are wondering, it took all the way until Jan. 6 last season for the Lady Athenians to find a way to win a game. It was a rough season but the girls have stayed with it and got to celebrate a victory with the season opener! Addie Laskowski scored 15 and Lauren Kellerman chipped in 14. That’s a sophomore/freshman duo that might be fun to watch this season and beyond. Crawfordsville will have their home opener tonight against North Putnam with a 7:30 p.m. tip off.
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  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016 4:00 AM
    Is it just me or did the fall sports season fly by in super-fast mode this year. We are down to the last team standing. North football is still alive in the state tournament and hoping to advance even further into the sectional. The Chargers will take on a 3-7 Twin Lakes team.
    I enjoy the time in between seasons as we start working on the player of the year stories and I get to come up with picture ideas to feature our county’s standout athletes.
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  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016 4:00 AM
      Lori Poteet is The Paper’s ace Sports Photographer. She graduated from Ball State with a journalism degree. You have probably seen out at one of the local high schools. She usually always has her camera in hand. Lori’s column, Behind the Lens, will appear on Tuesday in The Paper. You can also follow her on Twitter @LoriPoteetPhoto. Lori is proudly starting her 12th year at The Paper of Montgomery County and 12 great years of covering Montgomery County Sports!
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  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:00 AM
    This is what I expect for Friday’s North Montgomery vs Crawfordsville game. I expect the crowd to be a record crowd. You might as well plan on being there early because I have no doubt it will be stand room only. It is going to be a fun game with a great crowd atmosphere. That will be fueled by an exciting game that will come down to the wire. What I’m saying is you really don’t want to miss this game, it’s really big deal.
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  • Wednesday, August 31, 2016 9:17 AM
    You simply can’t have lived or passed through Montgomery County without hearing about the glory days of 1995 and ‘96 when North Montgomery Football won back to back state championships.
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  • Tuesday, August 23, 2016 11:02 AM
    On the soccer field Macy Zachary is a standout player. Last year, she led the area in scoring and was voted Montgomery County Player of the Year.
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  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 7:00 AM
    Not sure where the time went, but this week marks my 12th year of covering Montgomery
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  • POTEET: Circle of life
    Monday, August 08, 2016 10:38 PM

    Hey there! It seems like it’s been a while since I wrote a column. I took just a little time off at the end of the summer so I could travel a bit and rest up for the new school year and lots of sports. So now I’m rested and ready to go!

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  • POTEET: Little league, where it begins
    Monday, June 27, 2016 10:31 PM
    I think since I have been covering sports for so long in Montgomery County, sometimes I get a little sentimental when a kid graduates that I’ve seen play so many games.
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  • POTEET: Shout-out to youth camps
    Monday, June 20, 2016 11:47 PM
    I always enjoy going around and taking pictures at the youth sports camps in the area. This year, I’ve noticed that there seem to be a decline in the number of kids attending the camps.
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  • POTEET: Lights, camera, action . . .
    Monday, June 06, 2016 10:09 PM
    The recent passing of boxing great Muhammad Ali reminds me why I love sports photography so much. I can remember as a child watching some of Ali’s boxing matches with my dad and certainly Ali’s confidence and quotes that will live on forever.
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