Pending school board approval at the June 13 board meeting, Tyler Smith has been announced as the new girls basketball coach at Crawfordsville High School.
“We are excited about the addition of Tyler to the Athenian coaching staff,” Crawfordsville athletic director Bryce Barton said. “The hiring committee was pleased with the vision that Tyler has for our girl’s basketball program. He stressed continuous improvement of his players, his staff, and himself throughout the inte
Charlie Priebe played on the Sectional Championship team in 1939 and later married into the Greve family. In 1999, he composed a poem to honor the Greve boys who played on the six sectional championships teams.
In 1949, Brother Keith appeared on the scene and the Hornets won the sectional. In 1950; they won the county and in 1951, Keith’s senior year, they won the county and the sectional. That was a rare feat in Montgomery County basketball and had not been done since Ral
LINDEN — A new era for North Montgomery boys basketball is underway. The Chargers will have their third new coach in four seasons and athletic director Matt Merica introduced Chad Arnold to the returning players and incoming freshmen at a team meeting on Wednesday afternoon.
“Coach Arnold stood out with his number of years of experience in very successful programs and experience as a varsity coach was something we were looking for,” he said.
Arnold was hired after Andrew
Our run through the decades of Montgomery basketball will conclude this week.
Over the past several columns we have looked at the basketball scene from the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s up to consolidation. While consolidation took place and all the little schools no longer existed the level of basketball continued at a high level.
North Montgomery got out of the gate early and went 18-5, 12-9 and 19-5 in its first three years under the leadership of Chuck Kristin. It took
The public school system began in Waveland in the late 1880s, probably 1888. As was the case in several of the larger towns in Montgomery County, Waveland had some private educational institutions, most notably the Waveland Presbyterian Academy. They were playing organized sports as early as 1901 as they were fielding a football team. They were also playing baseball in the early 1900s. The earliest basketball team that I can find a picture of is the 1914-15 team.
We are continuing our journey through the decades of Montgomery County basketball this week.
We have looked at the 1950s and 1960s and this time we move into the 1970s. The 1970s was the end of county basketball as it has been known for decades as North Montgomery and Southmont came into existence in the fall of 1971.
That left two seasons —1969-70 and 1970-71 — and the curtain call for the eight county schools. They did not disappoint.
In the 1969-70 season, Darlington
LINDEN — North Montgomery boys basketball coach Andrew Evertts resigned on Monday after one season of guiding the Chargers.
Evertts came from Mississinewa to North Montgomery last summer and was 5-18 this past season.
“It’s best for my family that I need to pursue something else,” Evertts told the Journal Review Monday evening. “We (Wife Susan and I) took a lot of time this weekend, and I had hoped it would work out.”
Evertts and his wife, Susan, welcomed their first ch
The IHSAA released new sectional assignments for the 2019-20 school year for girls and boys soccer, football, volleyball, and girls and boys basketball on Monday.
In girls soccer Southmont will participate in a Class A sectional with Cascade, Monrovia, North Putnam and South Vermillion. The Mounties have won two straight Class A sectional titles.
In boys soccer Crawfordsville, North Montgomery and Southmont will participate in a Class 2A sectional with Danville, Frankfort
According to Bob Whitecotton, the New Ross gym was built in 1933, and was made possible because his mother wanted someplace for her boys, Bob and Pat to play. I remember reading someplace that the old barn-like gym was built by the men of Walnut Township. That hasn’t been confirmed, but we are still trying. The gym was so unusual with its pot-bellied stoves and lack of amenities that I have decided to let some of the old-timers tell about their memories of the gym. Glen H