Wabash College sophomore Jack Davidson rattled the college basketball world this season.
Ranked 10th in the nation in Division III with 25.1 points per game, and broke the record for most consecutive free throws made across all-divisions in NCAA with 95. After leading Wabash to 21 wins, the postseason accolades kept pouring in.
First North Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Year, then NABC Great Lakes Player of the Year, and finally NABC All-America First Team.
Last time we looked at Crawfordsville High School’s success on the basketball court in the decades of the 1950s. While the Athenians might have been the premiere team of that decade there were plenty of other great teams from the county during the same time frame.
While Crawfordsville led the county with four sectional titles, Waveland was close behind with three.
The Hornets took the sectional crowns in consecutive years beginning in 1951 and ending in 1953.
It all sta
Keith Greve was the next New Ross coach, following Tom Spear, and guided the Bluejays to a 52-9 record which is the highest winning percentage in school history at .863. Greve’s team won the County in 1961, the sectional in 1961 and 1962 and the regional in 1961. The Bluejays were led that year by the second of the Haffner boys, Phillip, who ended up eighth in the career scoring list with 731 points. He had the highest scoring average of all Bluejay players with an average
In the last column we talked about the great basketball which was played in the 1960s, so this time around we will, look at the great decade of the 1950s for Crawfordsville.
Of course you have to start with the 1958 Crawfordsville team which went all the way to the State Finals before losing to Fort Wayne South 63-34. Crawfordsville ended the regular season with a 15-5 record before running off nine straight wins in the season until losing in the finals.
The big news that
COVINGTON — Several area basketball senior all-stars got a chance to lace up the sneakers one more time and put on their school’s uniform as the Battle for the Border games were played Sunday at Covington High School.
The series, in its ninth year, raises scholarship money and features players from western Indiana and eastern Illinois.
The Indiana girls increased their overall lead in the series to 12-3 with a 62-46 win but the boys series evened at 8-8 with a 71-64 Illin
Jesse Johnson-Hall was the best player on the best boys basketball team in the area this past season.
He has the stats to back it up.
The sophomore averaged 15 points per game, grabbed 7.7 rebounds a contest, and dished out 1.9 assists.
And the skills that don’t always show up in the stat sheet too.
“He does a lot of little things that nobody realizes,” Crawfordsville boys basketball coach David Pierce said. “One he takes a lot of defensive attention. He’s going to pi
The decade before consolidation in Montgomery County could be deemed as the “Golden Era.”
Just about every year the county had a team which put together an outstanding season. In the 10 seasons from 1960-61 to the 1969-70 season one county team won 18 or more games during the regular season a total of seven times. In fact, four times the county had a 20-win season heading into the postseason.
Early in the decade the team to beat was New Ross.
The Blue Jays went an amazi
New Ross became a launching pad for great coaches in the era from the middle 50s to the late 60s. From 1953 to 1965, The Bluejays won four county tourneys, four sectionals, and two regionals, posting a record of 229-51 for a winning percentage of .817. John Ward, who would later become the Superintendent of Schools for Montgomery County, was the first New Ross principal and coach. Ward would remain in that position for six years. From 1916 to the closing of the school in