County match-ups proceeded without interruption in the fall, but winter sports weren’t quite as lucky. Due to COVID-19 impacts — Crawfordsville’s girls’ basketball team played just two Sagamore Conference games and while they battled Southmont to a 43-37 overtime loss in the Sugar Creek Classic final, they did not play a game that counted toward the Montgomery County Chase. Southmont defeated North Montgomery 55-29 in the only county match-up this winter in girls’ basketball.
Several Montgomery County athletes earned first-team Sagamore Conference honors this winter. Crawfordsville seniors Jesse Hall and Ty Lynas ranked third and fourth respectively in Sagamore Conference scoring to earn first-team honors. Hall averaged 18.9 points per game and Lynas 18.4 points per game. Southmont’s Avery Saunders, who averaged 14.3 points per game as a junior, also made first-team all-conference. The trio joined Danville’s Kobe Ward, Tyler Dostin, and Brady Rugg
It was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. And honestly, something I hope we never have to experience again. First a math lesson. Out of our six Montgomery County basketball teams, only North Montgomery’s girls won a sectional game. That would put the maximum number of total games played for each team combined at 134. Our schools played a total of 106 games (100 if you account for head-to-head). In the first two months of the season, more games were being canceled or postp
Connor Rotterman drives to the bucket on Wednesday night at Chadwick Court. Wabash sent the senior out with a 91-79 win over Denison. Jake Paige | Wabash College Wabash turned a two-point halftime deficit into a 12-point win against Denison on Wednesday night to close out a shortened 12-game 2021 season. Kellen Schreiber scored the first 12 points for the Little Giants and reached a career-high 30 total points in a Wabash 91-79 win over the Big Red. “He’s a really hard wo
CLOVERDALE — Everything went right for Parke Heritage in a run away 66-34 win over Southmont on Friday night in the IHSAA Class 2A Sectional No. 43 semifinal at Cloverdale. The No. 4 ranked Wolves (23-3) led 15-6 after a quarter and 27-15 at the half, before blowing the game open in the third period by outscoring the Mounties (11-10) 22-8. Southmont’s struggles came from the field, connecting on just 11-of-43 (26%) shots for the game, while Parke Heritage was 21-40 (53%). “I
DePauw outscored Wabash by 14 in the second half of an 84-70 win for the Tigers on Thursday night at Chadwick Court. Tied 35-35 at the half, No. 12 ranked DePauw (11-1) opened the second half on a 9-0 run and the Little Giants (5-5) never recovered. “I don’t think our guys appreciated how well we did some things in the first half,” Wabash coach Kyle Brumett said. “We played from behind a bit and kept grinding and went to the half tied. You have to appreciate your defense, we
FRANKFORT — North Montgomery’s boy’s basketball season came to its final stop Wednesday with a 54-30 loss to Greencastle in the first round of the Class 3A Sectional 25 tournament. After nearly a month-long hiatus running up to the tourney, the Chargers, who finish 2-12 on the season, had too many turnovers and not enough offense to better the Tiger Cubs, who move to 19-6 overall and head into the sectional semifinals Friday. The Chargers, playing their first game since Feb.
FRANKFORT — Danville’s Kobe Ward took over the game on Wednesday night against Crawfordsville in the IHSAA Class 3A Sectional No. 25 quarterfinal matchup at Case Arena. The senior scored 10 of his team-high 16 points in the fourth quarter, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 4.2 seconds left to lift the Warriors past the Athenians 65-62. Crawfordsville (12-7) led 33-32 at the half and extended it to 48-40 after three quarters, but Danville (15-4) came storming back in t
Dan Chadd admits the mistakes he made while coaching his oldest son, Cam. And now after spending three years as a floating helper of the program, the former Southmont varsity basketball coach is back on the Mounties’ staff as a varsity assistant coaching his middle son, Carson. “I missed it when I wasn’t officially on the staff,” Dan Chadd said. “It kind of ignited a fire that had been smoldering for the last several years. I missed hanging with the guys, and it’s a great gro
North Montgomery is excited to get back on the court this week. The young Chargers know they have improved this season, and they’re ready to show it. North Montgomery (2-11) started the season 0-5, but the Chargers have won two of their last eight outings, and seen a steady increase in points scored since notching their first win. In the first five games of the season, the Chargers failed to hit 40 points, but have raised their season average to 40 points per game. “I think t