SOAR! to sell calendars at Friday Night on the Square PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 07:39

In the spring, Washington County SOAR! asked community residents to submit photos from days gone by, landscape, historical sites, or anything that represented Washington County.  All photos submitted had to be taken in Washington County. The SOAR! board of directors never expected the tremendous turn-out in submissions. 

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Indiana’s Tom Crean to speak at Washington County YMCA tip-off fundraiser dinner PDF Print E-mail
The Washington County Family YMCA is excited to announce that Indiana University head basketball coach Tom Crean will be the keynote speaker at a fundraiser banquet to be held at Salem High School on Monday evening, October 21, at 6:30 p.m.
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WW defense continues to shine in win over Mitchell PDF Print E-mail
West Washington’s defense gave up a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage to start the season at Eastern. Since then, the Senator D has stiffened up and hasn’t allowed anyone else a score.
That includes a 46-0 win over Crawford County last week and an 18-0 win last Friday over Mitchell.
The win over the Bluejackets was without two regular starters, Tyler Dunn and Tyler Holliday and another Sean Keller, who is out the first four games of the season for disciplinary reasons.
“That’s missing three pretty solid players,” said Head Coach Phillip Bowsman. “I am pretty proud of the kids who stepped up and filled in for them.”
One of those players is Brendon Grimes who scored a touchdown on a 40-yard screen pass from Cody Maudlin and then scored again on a 35-yard post route catch.
The Senators other score was a five-yard run by Dakota Young.
The 18 points could have been more. Bowsman said his team turned the ball over twice in the redzone and missed all three PATs (point after touchdown).
On the defensive side of the ball, West Washington is allowing opponents to score less than a point a quarter.
The defense was the strength of the last year’s team that won its sectional and Bowsman expected them to be good this year, but he is a little surprised by how good.
“We had a lot of players coming back in our secondary and upfront on the line, but we had some holes in our linebacking corps,” Bowsman said. “The kids we’ve had in there have done great. Dakota Young has done a great job and Landon McPheeters is a freshman, but he certainly hasn’t played like one.”
To keep the scoreless streak going, things may be tougher this week when the Senators celebrate home coming by hosting Springs Valley.
The Blackhawks are 1-2, but have scored quite a few points this season.
Bowsman said offensively Valley will try to establish the run to open up their play action pass to beat them over the top.
When the Senators have the ball, Bowsman isn’t sure what Valley will do to try to stop them.
“We’ve seen a lot of different looks from them defensively over the past few years,” he said. “I don’t know if we will see something we haven’t seen yet or if they will go with a defense we’ve seen recently.”
Besides homecoming, West Washington will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1993 team that were state runners-up.
Kick-off will take place at 7 p.m.
 
Pirates fall in season opener to visiting Cubs PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Ross   
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 12:28

The Charlestown High Pirates were ready to get the 2013 campaign started last week as they hosted the Cubs of Madison. The team’s motto, “New Year... New Team... SAME EXPECTATIONS!” proves the tradition of Pirate football and Coach Jason Hawkins will accept nothing less than the same expectations from season to season. Last year the Pirates steamrolled through their regular season competition and brought home a Sectional title behind their All-Star quarterback Aaron Daniel. 

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Sheriff’s Department searching for Sunday night shooter from Reid Road incident PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 12:25

A scary situation developed shortly after 8 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, on Reid Road.

As Reserve Deputy Daniel Dicken began checking out a car parked and apparently abandoned on a fairly isolated section of Reid Road, shots rang out from a fringe of nearby woods.

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