Crawfordsville wasted no time getting back to business after a two-week layoff on Friday night — defeating Fountain Central 74-45 in a non-conference boys’ basketball battle. The Athenians (4-2) led 19-8 after a quarter and 35-18 at the half before riding to a comfortable win in their first game since Jan. 9 due to COVID-19 protocols. Seniors Ty Lynas and Jesse Hall led the Athenians with 20 and 17 points respectively. “We knew it would take a team effort because we were out
That was the story of the game as the Southmont boys’ basketball team hosted Covington on Friday night, but fell 54-50. The Mounties took their first lead of the game, 36-35, on a Logan Oppy 3-pointer with 1:34 left in the third quarter. Both teams continued to battle back and forth down the stretch but Covington made “just one more play in the end,” as Coach Jake Turner described. “Other than a few small things, I’m very proud of how we played tonight,” he said. “We had a se
NEW MARKET — The Southmont girls’ basketball team ended a three-game losing streak with a 56-27 Sagamore Conference win over Frankfort on Thursday night. The Mounties (11-3, 3-2 SAC) opened the game on a 10-0 run and led 15-1 after a quarter. The Hot Dogs (2-14, 0-5 SAC) made a mini run in the second quarter to cut the lead to 16-8, but never posed a serious threat. Southmont led 26-12 at the half and finally broke things open when Sidney Veatch made it a 20-point game late i
NEW MARKET — The Soutmont boys’ basketball team used a strong first half to build a lead and hold on for a 58-54 win over Cascade on Tuesday night. The Mounties led 33-23 at the half, but the Cadets turned up the pressure on both sides of the ball and were able to cut the Mountie lead to just two points with under a minute to play. Led by Senior Austin Bowman, the Mounties were able to hold on for the win. Bowman led all scorers in the game with 24 points and stepped up when
Crawfordsville's girls’ basketball team made it three wins in a row for the first time since 2015 by knocking off Covington 47-41 on Tuesday night. After a back and forth tilt, the game hung in the balance following an 8-0 Covington run that tied it at 38-38 with 4:20 left. Second-year Athenian coach Tyler Smith needed a timeout and his words paid big dividends down the stretch. Crawfordsville (5-10) scored nine-straight over the next three minutes to bury the Trojans (3-15)
DANVILLE — A tough night taking care of the ball turned into a 54-35 Southmont girls basketball loss in Sagamore Conference action to Danville. A total of 31 Mounties turnovers became 27 Warriors points as South drops its third in a row and falls to 10-3 overall and 2-2 in the conference. Danville moves to 8-9 overall and 5-1 in the league. “Teams are scouting us,” South coach Daniel Burkman said. “They are forcing us to take the ball left and tonight, we never got into our o
LINDEN — North Montgomery’s girls basketball team is hitting its stride at the right time. The Chargers proved that on Monday night, stopping an 11-game losing streak with a 47-39 win over Sagamore Conference foe Frankfort. “We got off to another great start, and that’s been big for us is getting off to a good start and normally in the past it’s been the second quarter when we kind of lose that steam and now it’s that third quarter,” North Montgomery coach Ryan Nuppnau said.
The Crawfordsville girls’ basketball team won its second straight game on Saturday, defeating Monrovia 60-45 on the road. The Athenians knocked down 11 3-pointers in the win. Olivia Reed led Crawfordsville with 22 points, while Shea Williamson added 15, and Kearston Hutchens 12. Crawfordsville has a busy stretch to end the regular season, including a home date with Covington on Tuesday.
It may have seemed like Montgomery County high school sporting events were being postponed or canceled right and left during November and December — only to see them ramped up in the first two weeks of January. Or it may seem like more and more teams have been impacted by COVID-19 with each passing day. Both answers are correct, and with a decision made by local officials — athletics will continue as long as each individual team is able — contrary to what took place the last
Crawfordsville finally did it. The Athenians put together four strong quarters and stopped a four-game skid with a 48-43 win over Riverton Parke on Thursday night. “It feels good to put four quarters together and finish one off,” Crawfordsville coach Tyler Smith said. “because we’ve had a lot of situations where we could have put our foot on the gas to close the game.” The difference was the third quarter. Trailing 21-18, the Athenians (3-10) outscored the Panthers (2-10) 18-