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  •  Indians invade North Montgomery
    Thursday, October 27, 2016 4:00 AM
    LINDEN – Twin Lakes makes the trip South to battle North Montgomery in a rematch of last year’s Sectional semi-final that saw the Chargers defeat their visitors from Monticello, 37-0.
    The Indians advanced to the rematch this season by avenging an earlier loss to Hamilton Heights, beating them 28-14. They enter the contest at 3-7 while the Chargers sit at 5-5.
    “Twin Lakes has shown to be a run dominant team in the games we have seen,” said Charger head coach Josh Thompson. “It has been a benefit for us to play run oriented teams in back-to-back weeks (speaking of last week’s 14-0 win over Crawfordsville).”
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  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016 10:13 PM
    The 2016 North Coast Athletic Conference Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships take place Sunday in Terre Haute.
    The Wabash squad is looking to win its fourth NCAC men's title after capturing first place in 2011, 2013, and 2014 with second-place finishes in 2010, 2012, and again last season.
    The Little Giants enter the meet as the favorite to add another conference championship trophy to their collection. Wabash earned seven first-place votes and total of 79 points from the nine league coaches in the pre-championship poll.
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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, October 25, 2016 4:00 AM
    The second week of the football state tournament is quickly approaching. North Montgomery (5-5) is the lone Montgomery County team still in the mix, but the Sagamore Athletic Conference has plenty of representation. 
    The Chargers advanced at the expense of the Crawfordsville Athenians, 14-0. They’ll take on Twin Lakes (3-7) in round two of Class 3A Sectional 28. On the other side of that sectional Western Boone (6-4) will look to move the SAC forward if they can upset an 8-2 West Lafayette squad that’s ranked fourth in the state. The Red Devils are favored to win the sectional. 
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  • Monday, October 24, 2016 10:48 PM
    For your holiday enjoyment, the Crawfordsville High School Athletic Department is once again offering their Holiday Greenery. This is the same high quality greenery, which has been offered for the past 26 years. Orders can be made from now until Oct. 26. 
    Orders can be made by contacting a member of the Crawfordsville High School coaching staff, athlete, or by phoning Crawfordsville High School at 362-2340. No money is necessary at the time you order. Payment is made upon delivery.
    Delivery of the greenery will be on or shortly after Nov. 18 prior to Thanksgiving. Don't miss this opportunity to purchase high quality greenery at very affordable prices.
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  • Monday, October 24, 2016 10:48 PM
    On Nov. 17 the Crawfordsville School of Karate is holding a fund-raising event for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital so that all kids can have a fighting chance. The Crawfordsville School of Karate will be hosting a Kick-a-Thon, but fund raising of any type is welcome to help this wonderful cause.
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was founded in 1961 by entertainer Danny Thomas with the idea that ‘no child should die in the dawn of life.’ It is dedicated to finding cures for childhood catastrophic diseases. When the hospital was opened the survival rate for ALL (the most common form of leukemia) was less than 4 percent. Today, thanks to their life-saving research, the survival rate has risen to over 94 percent. The research and findings are shared worldwide by St. Jude so that all children have a chance of surviving.
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  • Delving into Linden hoops
    Monday, October 24, 2016 4:00 AM
    Last week we took a broad look at the history of Linden basketball. We will continue to look more closely at some of the individuals who made those teams what they were. 
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  • Monday, October 24, 2016 4:00 AM
    NEW CARLISLE – The cross country season has come to an end for Montgomery County, but not be-fore spectacular performances from five county athletes at the New Prairie Semi-State. From fields of nearly 180 athletes, county athletes performed very well, although none were able to advance to the state meet. 
    The top finisher from Montgomery County was Southmont’s Brooks Long on the boys’ side. He fin-ished 53rd out of a field of 179. It took Long just 16:53.80. The top six teams advanced as well as the next 10 individuals from schools not advancing. Long was the 27th such individual. Crawfordsville’s Riley Fyffe also showed very well with a 94th place finish at the semi-state. 
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  • Monday, October 24, 2016 4:00 AM
    Tickets for the 123rd Monon Bell Classic between Wabash College and DePauw University will go on sale today at 10 a.m. 
    Wabash and DePauw will meet on Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. on Sewell Field at Hollett Little Giant Stadium on Wabash College's campus.
    For the first time, multiple ticket options will be available for advance sale:
    Monon Bell Classic General Admission Ticket: offering one-time game day entry to non-reserved seating areas of the Hollett Stadium, for $25 per single-admission ticket.
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  • Monday, October 24, 2016 4:00 AM
    The volleyball season wrapped up Saturday for the two remaining Montgomery County teams. North Montgomery was defeated in Class 3A Sectional 25 by Tri-West in straight sets, 25-16, 25-13, 25-13. Mary Jackman, Megan Merica and Taylor Jenkins each had four kills in the contest. Jackman added two aces. Taylor Dyson pitched in defensively with 11 digs and Kasey Krutzsch helped out with 16 assists. Tri-West went on to meet Western Boone in the final. The Stars won their sixth-straight sectional by overpowering the Bruins in three sets, 25-19, 26-24, 25-20. 
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  • Friday, October 21, 2016 4:00 AM
    The Southmont Mounties have had almost all week to get ready and it will all come to fruition Saturday. The trip for Southmont’s volleyball team through the sectional will last only a day – win or lose. 
    The Mounties took a bye into the semifinal of the Class 2A Sectional 44 at Monrovia and they will meet the hosts in the second game of the day, around 12:30 p.m. Win, they move on to the championship at 7 p.m. Lose, pack up and call it a season. 
    Here’s a closer look at the two clubs. 
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  • Thursday, October 20, 2016 9:06 PM
    NEW MARKET – If you’re going to win a football state championship in Indiana – or even a sectional – you’re going to have to play the best in the state. And while the Monrovia team that enters Class 2A Sectional 39 isn’t a one-loss team like they were a year ago, this squad is still ranked in the top 10 and is a stout bunch. Plus, they’re the defending state champions, so they know how to get it done in the postseason. 
    The Bulldogs will take on Southmont on the Mounties’ home turf Friday night. It’s the same school that eliminated the Mounties from the tournament a year ago. 
    “They have two of their primary backs returning. They only had a couple of guys who went both ways last year. I think they were above average at every position on the field,” Southmont head coach Desson Hannum said. “I don’t think they’re as deep as they were last year, but they’re still a very good team. Each of their four losses have come against very good teams. So to me, those four losses don’t mean a lot.”
    The Mounties (2-7, 2-5 Sagamore Athletic Conference) put in a nice tune-up effort last Friday with a 35-20 win over Frankfort. Just their second win of the season. They showcased the most balanced attack they have all year. Antonio Burks ran for 94 yards, Dawson Beck ran for 90 and Kyle Nunemaker marched for 94. Quarterback Hunter Chadwick connected on just three of his six passes, but still racked up 133 yards. Most of that was thanks to a 61-yard catch-and-run by Kaleb Swick. All of those players will be keys on offense (and many of them on defense) in Friday’s matchup. 
    The Bulldogs (5-4, 4-3 Indiana Crossroads Conference) bring in an offense that is pretty one-dimensional and will look similar to the Frankfort offense South saw a week ago. Monrovia averages 300 yards-per-game on the ground and just 44 through the air. 
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  • Thursday, October 20, 2016 9:05 PM
    North Montgomery was given the task, by the IHSAA’s blind sectional draw, to do one of the most difficult things in sports, and that’s beat a team twice in one season. Not only do they have to try to do that Friday, but they have to do it against one of their biggest rivals, in county and Conference foe Crawfordsville.
    “It’s always difficult to beat a team twice in one season,” said Charger head coach Josh Thompson. “But, we’ve focused this week in practice, and we’ll be ready Friday night.”
    “Anytime you get an opportunity to play your rival, motivation does not become a factor,” said Crawfordsville coach Larry Getts. “Our kids have been waiting for this game for the last two weeks, so we should be ready to go.”
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  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016 4:00 AM
    Hello world!
    Goodness, it feels good to scribe those words again. Yes, the cats out of the bag and I am back in Montgomery County and back to my post as Editor of The Paper. I had a wonderful experience during my time in Washington, D.C., but it just turned out that this is the place for me. 
    To make the deal even sweeter, my better half (and FINALLY fiancé – she said yes!) Abbey, got a pretty sweet spot downtown for her studio. So in my moment of self-promotion, please stop in and say hello to this beautiful individual at her new studio at 105 E. Main St. in beautiful downtown Crawfordsville. 
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  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016 4:00 AM
    Saturday was the final day of the season for Crossroads Dragway in Terre Haute. The competition was some of the best seen this season making for a long day of racing action. 
    In the Pro class, Dustin Brenton of Rosedale was the winner over points leader Mike Lourash of Crawfordsville. Brock Smith of Carbon was the semi-finalist.
    Super Pro class was loaded with heavy hitters but in the end Jordan Bouchie of Washington was the winner over Cody Alumbaugh of Terre Haute. Jake Orman, also of Terre Haute was the semi-finalist.
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