The transformation of the Crawfordsville Aquatics Center is complete and ready as teams begin arriving today for the third annual Great Lakes Valley Conference Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships.
Montgomery County high schools will send 13 wrestlers to Saturday’s New Castle Semi-State. North Montgomery will send seven wrestlers, Southmont will send five and Crawfordsville one after advancing from Saturday’s IHSAA wrestling regional at North Montgomery.
LINDEN — North Montgomery used a smothering defense from the start of their basketball game against Benton Central forcing six turnovers in the first three minutes of the game to run out to an 11-0 lead. The Chargers went on to tally the second most points theat they have scored all season to rout the Bison 81-54.
DOVER – Sometimes things just don’t quite work out the way they are planned. That was the case for the North Montgomery girls basketball team as they fell to Western Boone 70-33 in its opening game of the Class 3A Sectional 25.
Southmont has plans to repeat as wrestling sectional champs. But first, with potential for multiple anticipated rematches, the sectional round of the IHSAA state tournament could turn into a showdown between rivals.
LINDEN — North Montgomery Coach Joel Grindle has been waiting for his team to get hot. It happened Tuesday night in Charger Gym. The Chargers outscored West Lafayette 42-13 in a big second half in what might be the best half of basketball North Montgomery (9-6) has played all season. The Chargers won 64-39.
LINDEN — North Montgomery High School senior Alex Parsons has made his decision about where he will put on football pads next fall. The two-time Journal Review Football Player of the Year has committed to the University of Indianapolis where he will join the Greyhound football team.
LINDEN — North Montgomery used their team depth and took advantage of opportunities to capture the 2016 Sagamore Athletic Conference Wrestling Championship by outdistancing second place Southmont 237 to 228. Out of the 14 wrestling classes, 12 Chargers finished at least in fourth place including four champions and three runner-ups.
Wes Nah followed Mel Kovenz as the swimming coach at Southmont and turned in a creditable 10-4 record, including a second place finish in the county meet and Southmont’s second straight Wabash River Conference title.
Dave Duncan began his teaching and coaching career at Winamac High School. He started out coaching football at Winamac, but since he was single and didn’t have anything better to do after football was over, he started helping out with wrestling. He stayed at Winamac for eight years coaching football wrestling, track and chess. His chess teams finished 11th, second and third in the state. Duncan then moved to Tri-West, where he was an assistant in football and track and head coach in wrestling where he coached the Bruins to a 7-5 record in his only year there. After one year at Tri-West, he moved back home to Montgomery County and coached at Southmont for the next 31 years with two years out to further his education and add to his license.
By the time this column is printed the second round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament will have been completed. The Round of 32 will get started Saturday afternoon and will most likely have just as many great games as the opening two days.