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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Greencastle sweeps Putnam County track meet titles (05/04/16)
Greencastle swept the Putnam County track meet titles at South Putnam on Monday evening, winning the girls' event by a wide margin and edging out Cloverdale to take the boys' title. In the girls' meet, the Tiger Cubs amassed 118 team points to outdistance runnerup North Putnam's 51...
Knights edge Tiger Cubs in battle of wounded (05/04/16)
BRAZIL -- Tuesday marked the fourth conference game out of five for both Greencastle and Northview as the Western Indiana Conference slate nears its conclusion. Both teams entered play with banged-up lineups, but it was Northview that got the most bang out of its offense in an 8-6 victory...
NP, Greencastle golfers win; set to battle today (05/04/16)
Austin Judy and Logan Grim each shot a 39 to lead the North Putnam boys' golf team to a win over Covington and Fountain Central on Monday to improve to 7-1 on the season. "I was real proud of our guys," NP coach Shawn Alspaugh said, noting that his team shot its best score of the year. "I felt like we did a much better job of taking advantage of the course, and actually converting scoring opportunities into some low scores. "...
College Report: Column will be popular BG addition (05/01/16)
Today marks the debut of the College Report column in the Greencastle Banner Graphic. This column ran for the past 11 years in the Terre Haute Tribune-Star as I worked as a columnist and correspondent there, and has been a popular item among those readers over the years...
Buis medalist with 37 as Tiger Cubs triumph (05/01/16)
Rain shortened the Greencastle Invitational boys' golf tournament on Saturday, but the host Tiger Cubs played well despite the poor weather conditions and finished first in the four-team event. Jake Buis was the medalist for the meet with a 37, followed by Jake Bennett in third with a 41...
Monnett driven to succeed for DePauw (04/30/16)
Some athletes mature earlier than their classmates at a young age, and as a result they use that physical advantage to succeed in sports during adolescence until others catch up with them physically. DePauw junior distance runner Claudia Monnett of Cloverdale is an exception to that rule, and would be considered as an ultimate late-bloomer in terms of her athletic career...
Improving Eagles play West Vigo tough before falling 3-1 in WIC (04/30/16)
If you are a baseball fan who likes pitching duels and top-flight defense, you certainly would have enjoyed the Western Indiana Conference high school game between the South Putnam Eagles and the West Vigo Vikings on Friday night at South Putnam. The Eagles lost a tough one to the Vikings, 3-1, and are now 4-9 on the season and 0-2 in the conference...
Balanced SP beats Monrovia; Kaeff, Edwards pace Clovers (04/29/16)
The South Putnam boys' track team won both relay events and got individual firsts from six different athletes in defeating Monrovia 69-63 on Thursday evening. Logan Vandermark won both the 1,600- and 3,200-meter races for the Eagles, while other firsts came from Timmy Parker in the 100, Michael Crossman in the 800, Joe Masters in the discus, Christian Zeffel in the high jump and Jacob Lorimer in the pole vault...
Featured Athlete of the Week: Sam Atwood, Track and Field Cloverdale (04/29/16)
Sam Atwood was born on Sept., 23, 1997. Her parents are Scott and Debbie Atwood. She enjoys eating dulce de leche cookies that her Area 30 Class made, and her favorite TV show is "Chopped." Her favorite class in school is "any math class." She set a school record recently in the pole vault with a leap of 10-6...
Duff thankful for opportunity as NP coach (04/29/16)
By Joey Bennett Sports Editor The North Putnam girls' basketball program has changed coaches four times in the last five years, and predictably has not flourished on the court during those constant transitions. Jarrod Duff has been a varsity coach at two of Putnam County's other three high schools, and with his recent hiring as the fifth Cougars' head coach in the last six years he is looking to bring stability to the NP program that he hopes will also bring success...

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