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  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015 8:35 PM

    How does the Wabash College soccer team improve on a record-setting 2014 season? By continuing to work on fundamentals, execution, and playing together as a team in 2015.

    The Little Giants set a new record for victories in a season with a 13-3-3 mark last year, including wins over a pair of nationally ranked opponents. Wabash set another record by playing 12 consecutive matches without a loss to open the season before dropping a 2-0 decision to national semifinalist Ohio Wesleyan. The Little Giants completed the North Coast Athletic Conference portion of the schedule with a record of 6-2-1 to place third in the standings and earn the team's first berth in the league tournament.

  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015 8:35 PM

    The Southmont Mounties set their focus on a non-conference clash against North Putnam this week after coming off a close victory against Fountain Central.  Coach Hannum looks to keep his teams momentum going.

    “After last weeks’ close win, this gives us a huge boost to look forward and focus on the upcoming week to get another win,” Hannum said.

    One thing the Mounties look to do is keep the run game going after rushing for 317 yards on Friday. There were seniors that stood out for the run game both rushing for over 100 yards. Zach Worm rushed for 107 yards on 20 carries while Nathaniel Farabee rushing 26 times for 146 yards.

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 11:32 PM

    Sending kids to college can be daunting.

    I just moved away from Butler, ironically, while all of the little freshmen were moving in. It got me thinking back to when I moved in. I had no idea what to expect. I also thought about the kids I have talked to from Montgomery County who are heading off to college soon. I have been lucky enough to talk to some athletes like Hannah Whicker, Grant Gaylor, and Michael Minks (Crawfordsville graduates) who are heading to their different colleges to play their respective sports. What struck me the most while talking to them was their excitement for a new chapter in their lives. It can be scary to leave friends and family behind, but the opportunities, especially in our American culture, are endless.

  • North loses lead after half
    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 11:31 PM

    Caroline McClaskey scored the solo goal for the Chargers in their 2-1 loss against Greencastle.

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 11:30 PM

    The Crawfordsville High School tennis team brought the hammer down on Rockville Tuesday night in their 5-0 victory. Coach Michael Demeter was extremely proud of his players.

    According to Demeter, after a tough loss, the boys really started stepping it up in practices. Clearly the hard work paid off. Dane Baldwin won his singles match 6-0 6-0. Ryan Fry and Juan Huesca also won their singles matches. Cameron Douglas and Sam Lucas became quite the dynamic duo as they won their doubles match 6-0 6-4.

    “They came out super strong, all of the first sets will show that,” Demeter said. “We still don’t quite have the mental focus we need or want for some of those second sets where we started dropping a few games but overall the focus was much better. It really speaks to the high intensity practices we have been having.”

  • Lady Mounties overtaken by Greencastle
    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 11:26 PM

    South volleyball battled it out with the Greencastle Tiger Cubs during the first set of Tuesday’s game.

    After their 25-23 loss in the first, the Mounties fell 25-9 in both the second and third sets.

    “We noticed from the first two games that we needed to cover on the blocks and the kills so we worked on that coverage, which I did see an improvement tonight,” coach Heather Miller said. The two teams remained within four points of each other throughout the entire first set with the Tiger Cubs in the lead for the majority of the game. After two aces by senior Kaiti Chadd, the score tied up at 17-17.

    Chadd ended with nine digs while senior Brittany Barrett gathered seven.

    The Mounties kept it within two points until Greencastle took it away 25-23. 

  • Monday, August 24, 2015 11:14 PM

    Join the Sugar Creek Swim Club and become the next Olympic qualifier. SCSC short course season new swimmer callouts will be on Sept. 2 and 3 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Crawfordsville Aquatic Center. 

    Please bring a swim suit and towel for your free evaluation and see if you have what it takes to be a competitive swimmer. All kids, ages six through high school, are eligible for competition.

    Practice begins on Sept. 8 but swimmers are able to join or leave at any point during the season. The first meets will be at the Crawfordsville Aquatic Center on Oct. 10 and 14 with meets going through March. The short course season is swum at a 25-yard distance while the summer long course season is 50 meters. There are two other sites at which the swim club has teams: Frankfort and Western Boone. 

  • Monday, August 24, 2015 11:13 PM

    The tough hills at Harrison Hills did not stop the girls of the North golf team. They played a strong game, bumping up their record to 4-0.

    “It was a good win and the course is a difficult one,” coach Cooper Tarter said. “The girls are not used to playing on courses like that but they did well under the circumstances.”

    The top three shot under a 50 for the nine holes with Kennedy Bonwell at 43, Megan Douglas at 45 and Abbey Woodard at 46. The girls have taken on Attica/Seeger, Danville, and North Putnam and have won by landslide many of the times. Harrison was closer trailing behind by only 11 shots at the end but North pulled through.

    “Obviously we like winning and it is more fun than losing but the girls are still getting better and trying to improve their game so we try not to think about it,” Tarter said.

    Their next match will be against Lafayette Central Catholic and Fountain Central on Thursday at Rocky Ridge.

  • Monday, August 24, 2015 10:50 PM

    LINDEN – North Montgomery had a tall task, literally, on Monday evening as they played host to Class 4A Zionsville. The Eagles, who are receiving votes in this week’s volleyball poll, used that height, and a sharp passing attack, to beat the Chargers in straight sets 25-13, 25-11 and 25-18.

    “They did a really good job with their runs and getting the ball outside and splitting up the block,” said Charger head coach Jodi Webster. “We were a little tentative tonight, especially on the block. We started a new line up, and I think we were unsure where everyone was going to be.”

    Zionsville jumped out to a quick 9-2 lead in set one which forced a Charger timeout. They would extend that lead to 23-8, however North would earn four straight points, before the Eagles closed it out 25-13.

  • Monday, August 24, 2015 10:49 PM

    The Boys and Girls Club started registration for spring micro soccer, fall recreational soccer, and volleyball yesterday and will proceed through Sept. 4. Register at their office at 1001 Whitlock Ave. between Monday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Practices will start the week of Sept. 14 and games will go from the 26th to Oct. 31. Game days are either Saturdays or some Tuesdays and Thursdays. Micro soccer is held for ages four to 12. Practices and games will start Sept. 24 and go until Oct. 24.

    Volleyball is for K-5 with three teams separating ages. Practices will begin Sept. 14 and games two weeks after that.

    Fees for volleyball and rec soccer include $40 athletic fee and then either $10 membership fee just for the sport or an overall $30 membership for the school year. Micro soccer is $50.


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