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Prep Notes: Aaron Smith to lead G-C boys cross county

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Aaron Smith, a 2008 Greenfield-Central graduate, has replaced Hunter White as boys cross country coach.

White will remain with the program, serving as a volunteer assistant.

Smith, who ran cross country and track at G-C, graduated from Indiana Wesleyan in 2012 and is a mathematics teacher at GCHS. He became a full-time assistant to White after his graduation from college.

“Aaron was one of the standout students of the sport – not only talented and gifted athletically, but he is a true student of cross country as a discipline and a way of life,” White said. “I have no doubt that the program will continue to grow and get better each year.”

Paul Youngkin remains as an assistant coach.

Also, summer conditioning for the boys and girls cross country programs has begun.

Conditioning is Monday through Friday beginning at 6 p.m. All junior high and high school runners are encouraged to attend.

Interested runners should meet at the cross country sign near the practice football fields.


The Track and Field Awards will be held Wednesday in the high school cafeteria at 6 p.m.

Athletes must turn in their uniforms before they receive any awards.


Mt. Vernon baseball coach Scott Johnson is retiring from coaching.

Johnson, who recently completed his second season with the Marauders, wants to spend more time with his wife and four young daughters. He was 30-24 in his two seasons at MV.

When he was hired prior to the 2013 season, Johnson was the Marauders’ fourth baseball coach in as many seasons, following Mike Gibson, Eric Nielsen and Dustin Glant.

Johnson, a Crawfordsville native and Western Boone graduate who teaches English at the Hamilton Southeastern Freshmen Center, previously coached at Angola and HSE.

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