With a shift across all of the sectional boards Monday, as announced by IHSAA, the post-season will look a little different for most area schools this year – Crawfordsville, North and South included.
Crawfordsville and North will be in Sectional #25 again, but will encounter some new schools they haven’t seen in the post-season for many years. The group includes Crawfordsville, North Montgomery, Frankfort, Lebanon, Tri-West and Western Boone. With the new addition of the Bruins, the collection will essentially become a conference-tournament.
Southmont, on the other hand, will be seeing the most change as they enter Sectional #44 with Cloverdale, Monrovia, North Put, South Put and South Vermillion high schools.
Athenian baseball coach John Froedge, who recently picked up his 700th career-win, said they are probably some of the least-affected by the change.
“Not much of a different for us,” Froedge said. “It’s virtually a conference tournament without South and Danville. A sectional matchup would mean a third meeting [and] I like playing rivalry teams and the sectional level.”