Kade Kobel continued his domination during the Montgomery County’s Best Senior Bracket Challenge, defeating Southmont’s Lexi Nelson in the championship round.
The North Montgomery senior has separated himself as an athlete by contributing in four sports throughout his athletic career. With letters in track and field and baseball this spring, Kobel will have earned 16 varsity letters.
He was the Journal Review Football Player of the Year last fall, helping the Chargers to
Crawfordsville senior Lauren Kellerman became the latest Athenian to crack the century mark.
Southmont senior Lexi Nelson used a last second comeback to sneak by North Montgomery’s Drew Webster, while the Chargers’ Kade Kobel flashed his additional varsity letters past Crawfordsville’s Lauren Kellerman in the other semifinal of the Montgomery County’s Best Senior Bracket Challenge.
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Lifelong friends Lauren Kellerman and Kade Kobel practice their social distancing over the weekend. The Crawfordsville and North Montgomery pair advanced to the final four of the Montgomery County's Best Senior bracket challenge where Kobel defeated Kellerman to advance to the final. And then there were four.
The senior athlete bracket challenge is down to the final four.
The four athletes remaining have all become some of the best to ever wear their respective schools’ u
The list of senior athletes is now down to eight as some of Montgomery County’s best for the last four years is now front and center, and the accomplishments of this group is glowing.
North Montgomery’s Kade Kobel, who has suited up for the Chargers in each of his four sports — football, basketball, track and field, and baseball since he was a freshman, now faces Southmont’s Mia Myers. The Mountie senior helped lead the Mounties to three-straight soccer sectional titles as
Led by Cali Wetli, Southmont ended an 15-year skid in 2014 with its first IHSAA Girls’ Basketball Sectional title since 1999 with a convincing 56-35 win over Fountain Central on their own floor to win the Class 2A sectional crown.
Wetli, a senior who was later named the Journal Review Player of the Year, led all scorers with 26 points.
Both Alex and Aarika McKinsey were in foul trouble, which allowed Wetli’s post-play to make an impact.
“With the McKinseys on the bench
A total of 32 senior athletes advanced to the second round of the Area March Madness bracket with the intent to give recognition to senior athletes while they await the fate of their final seasons.
Kade Kobel, a 14-time varsity letter-winner for North Montgomery now faces Crawfordsville’s Owen Bennett, who played tennis last fall and is hopeful to return to behind the plate for the Athenians this spring.
Fresh off a record-breaking swim season, Southmont’s Emma Tyler will
In Tuesday's newspaper is a list of 64 senior athletes from Crawfordsville, Fountain Central, North Montgomery, and Southmont.
There are 32 boys and 32 girls, all boys are squared off against girls and vice versa for the first round.
The bracket will change and be updated in the newspaper on a daily basis, and it is up to you to pick the deserving senior athlete to advance.
Each morning go to JR_Sports on Twitter and you can vote for your favorite athlete. Today there w
Mandi Johnson helped make Crawfordsville girls’ basketball history with a second half effort for the ages back on Feb. 14, 2009.
The senior scored all 19 of the Athenians third quarter points and scored 24 straight to lift Crawfordsville past Danville 52-32 at Western Boone and to their first sectional crown in school history. It remains the only girls basketball sectional title in school history for Crawfordsville.
“I don’t think I have ever gone against a player that sc
Crawfordsville boys’ basketball has won 41 IHSAA Sectional titles, but it took the 2014 team getting hot in March to end a 25 year drought and give the Athenians their first crown since 1989.
‘Back Where It Belongs,’ the Journal Review read on March 10, 2014 after the Athenians defeated Western Boone 58-53 to claim the Class 3A title at Frankfort.
Hank Horner, a 2014 Crawfordsville graduate and later named Journal Review Player of the Year, led the Athenians with a game-h
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I want to send my many thanks to all of the coaches who have reached out in the last week with their reaction to the situation. If you wish to say more, I will continue to be available throughout the spring to tell the stories of the many great athletes and coaches in our community.
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