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Monday, May 04, 2015
  • The North Montgomery baseball team dominated Rossville on the road Saturday morning, winning 15-3.

    The Chargers scored two runs in the second inning, three in the third, two in the fourth, one in the sixth and seven in the seventh to win.

    North brought the heat at the plate; Maverick had a homerun, Baylee Adams had two triples and a double and Bryce Frederick had a double. Adams scored three runs. Helping him was Vince Gwynn, Justin Clary, Collin Denham and Bacon with two runs each.

    Adams had three RBIs. Devon Zachary and Denham contributed two more each.

    North Montgomery will play Sagamore Atheletic Conference-rival Lebanon on the road Tuesday at 6 p.m.

  • The North Montgomery tennis team competed as individuals in the Northview Invite Saturday.

    North Montgomery took home the first place title with 30 points. Host Northview placed second with 18, West Vigo had eight, and Greencastle finished with four.

    The Chargers won four of the five matches in the first found; all the girls won in straight sets.

    Chargers won every match in the championship round as well.

    Erinn Suiter and Lexi Thomas won in the third place match.

    The Lady Chargers will be back on the courts Tuesday at Rockville at 4:30 p.m.

  • The North Montgomery boys’ and girls’ track teams competed Saturday at the Covington Invite and brought home some wins.

    Though no team scores were kept, both teams had their fair share of first place finishes.

    Daniel Sanchez placed first in the 300-meter hurdles at 42.6 and the 110-meter hurdles at 16.5. Alex Prather, Jordan Shillings, Alex Parsons and Austin Donahue won the 4x100-meter relay at 47 seconds.

    Shillings also won long jump at 18-08. Jordan Banta took home first place in shot put with 40-09.

    Caroline McClaskey won the 400-meter dash at 1:06.6. Hanna Heide won the 3200-meter run at 13:45.7. Lexi Rogers, Shyann Volger, Haley Heide and Caroline McClaskey won the 4x400 relay at 4:42.2.

    The North Montgomery track team will be back sprinting around the track Friday for the county meet at home at 5 p.m.

  • The Southmont Mounties defeated North Putnam on the road Saturday by two runs.

    The Lady Mounties, 11-4 (5-3 SAC), scored two runs between the last two innings to win 2-0.

    Rachel Welliever and Maddie Mills scored South’s two runs. Welliever also had a double and a single while Mills had a triple.

    The Lady Mounties will be back on the softball field Tuesday at Frankfort at 6 p.m.

  • Lady Chargers fall to Greencastle

    The North Montgomery Lady Chargers’ softball team was defeated by Greencastle Saturday at home by ten runs.

    North Montgomery had the lead at the end of the four inning but Greencastle fought back with five runs in the fifth, four in the sixth and six in the seventh to win 17-7.

    Zoey McCormick had two runs for the Chargers. Cheyenne Warren and Olivia Townsend each had two hits. Warren also had two RBIs.

    North will be back next on Tuesday at Lebanon at 5:30 p.m.

  • The Southmont boys’ golf team played at Windy Hill Country Club today in the Tiger Cub Invite.

    The Mounties came away with a championship; a first-place finish on the strength of a team score of 333.

    The team was paced by Blake Williams with a 78. Williams was followed by Charlie Bullerdick with an 80, Nolen Whitecotton with 86, and Heath Whalen with 89.

    It was a close meet; Southmont was followed by North Putnam with 337, a win of only four strokes. Host Greencastle finished last with 341.

    These same three teams finished as the top three teams in the sectional last season.

    The Mounties return to play on Tuesday as they host Lafayette Central Catholic on the back nine at the Crawfordsville Country Club.


    Southmont 333, North Putnam 337, Greencastle 341

    Southmont individuals: Blake Willaims 78, Charlie Bullerdick 80, Nolen Whitecotton 86, Heath Whalen 89

  • Go big or go home

    Coach John Froedge and the Crawfordsville Athenian baseball program made history Saturday evening. With a 10-5 win over Covington in the early afternoon and a thrilling 10-9, 10-inning victory over Sagamore Athletic Conference-rival Frankfort later that night, Froedge became only the eighth baseball skipper in the state of Indiana to reach the milestone of 700 victories.

    Statistically speaking, Froedge has been very successful in his 34-year run at Crawfordsville. His overall win-percentage is .686 (700-321) and his SAC win-percentage is an astounding .850 (261-46), including this year’s 5-2 record.

    He has 21 conference baseball championships, including 10 in-a-row from 2004 – 2013, and has 13 sectional (including eight back-to-back from 2006 – 2013), five regional, two semi-state and two state championships, the latter of which came in 2008 and 2011.

    To say Froedge has been a successful baseball coach is an understatement. However, to say that he’s touched the lives of every young man who has ever played for him is a testament about his coaching ability.

  • Froedge, Athenians pick up 700th win, move to 16-2

    Crawfordsville’s head baseball coach had an historic weekend.

    After picking up career-win number 699 with an early 10-5 win over Covington (1-8), the Athenians (16-2, 5-2) looked to put coach John Froedge into the 700 win-column and, more importantly, force a tie atop the Sagamore Athletic Conference with Frankfort (8-4, 5-1) in the second game of Saturday’s double-header at Crawfordsville High School.

    Playing their fourth game in three days, the Athenians had less than an hour to prepare for the conference-leading Hot Dogs.

    Frankfort, looking to extend their lead over the Athenians to two games and end a two-game losing-streak of their own, wasted no time getting on the board. Forcing an early pitching change, the Hot Dogs plated two runs in the first on only one hit and one Athenian error to take a 2-0 lead.

    Crawfordsville responded immediately.

    Dane Baldwin singled to right and advanced to second on Trent Johnson’s sacrifice, while Michael Minks reached on an error by the centerfielder, scoring Baldwin. Minks had the luxury of trotting home as Caden Jones sent a pitch over the wall for a two-run shot to give Crawfordsville a 3-2 lead.

  • Tickets for the Victory Field Classic to be played Friday, May 9th are now on sale.  Tickets can be purchased for $5 at Friday and Saturday's home baseball games or next Thursday at CYB night against Danville by seeing Bryce Barton. Tickets are also available in the main office at CHS from 8-4 pm daily through next Thursday.  Crawfordsville will face the Fishers Tigers at 5:30 pm.  Brownsburg, with assistant coach and 2002 Crawfordsville graduate, Adrian Norris, will face Zionsville in the nightcap of the doubleheader.

  • Athenians handed first loss of the season

    With the thought of a perfect season on the back of everyone’s minds, Crawfordsville took to the field Tuesday against a Lebanon Tiger team that booted them from last year’s sectional.

    Crawfordsville (13-1, 6-1) almost survived Tuesday’s home game against the visiting Tigers from Lebanon (6-5, 4-3), but instead walked away with their first season, conference and home loss by a score of 4-3.

    Rallying late, the Athenians had a few missed chances, but perhaps none were more costly than the situation in the seventh inning. Tiger junior Reed Schaller pitched all seven innings, ultimately throwing 134 pitches in all. Head coach Rick Cosgray commented on Schaller’s night, saying that he really hung in there.

    “He was outstanding,” Cosgray said after the game. “He had great command [and] his velocity was good.

    “What I’m really pleased with was his composure. In a hot-contested game like that, he stayed within himself to be able to strike-out the number three and four hitters there in the seventh – those were two really big strikeouts.”


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