Chestnut is recipient of GGCC's Putnam County Senior Student Athlete of the Year Award.
The Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce presented its 2012-13 Putnam County Male Senior Student Athlete of the Year Award on Friday to South Putnam's Ryan Chestnut. The award is presented annually to the high school senior who best exhibits qualities in academics, athletics and leadership. Winners receive a plaque and a $250 scholarship, presented by the GGCC and the Teacher's Credit Union. Chestnut was chosen ahead of nominees from Cloverdale, Greencastle and North Putnam. Students are nominated by their coaches and athletic directors, then a winner is chosen by a committee of five. Chestnut, shown with GGCC representatives Pam Lage and Scott Herrick, lettered in four varsity sports, including football, basketball, baseball and track and field. He is the student body president at South Putnam High School and has been received the Mark Wildman Leadership Scholarship, All-Wabash Valley Academic Team. Chestnut is a 10-year 4-H member, a member of the Church of Christ and is an honor student. This past season he was a captain on the football, basketball and track and field teams. He has been a state finalist in the shot put and been named to numerous all-state, all-region, all-county and all-conference football teams. He also set SPHS records for sacks in a season, sacks in a career and career wins. (Banner Graphic/LAUREN BOUCHER)
Five-run third dooms Eagles against Mustangs
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Tiger Cubs lose to Knights in sectional final
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Relays, throwers lead charge out of boys' track sectional
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Cougars win 5th straight, beat Danville 8-3
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Fifth-score lifts Greencastle golfers past Owen Valley
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Cloverdale golfers fail to hang with Martinsville
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Eagles lose third straight, topped by TH North 6-5
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40th annual WCC awards banquet honors 2012-13 athletes
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Greencastle girls' basketball sectional final
The Greencastle High School girls' basketball team won it's first sectional championship since 1993 on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. Relive the action with this photo gallery.