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Monday, May 2, 2016
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...
Tiger Cub golfers win pair (04/29/16)
Greencastle got a 37 from medalist Jake Bennett to help record a 160-187 win over Cloverdale on Thursday in boys' high school golf action at Windy Hill. Jake Buis added a 38 for the Tiger Cubs, while Zach Nichols paced Cloverdale with a 45. "Both Jake Bennett and Jake Buis had excellent scores on a very wet course that made the course play long," Greencastle coach Steve Paquin said. "Jaxon Parmley continues to lower his scores and count in the scoring column...
Foster homers as Tiger Cubs fall, 11-3 (04/29/16)
The Greencastle Tiger Cubs hosted Western Indiana Conference rival Sullivan in high school softball Thursday night, jumping out to an early 2-0 lead before the Golden Arrows broke open a tight game in the fifth inning to finish with an 11-3 victory...
Prep roundup: NP golfers win Southmont tourney, defeat Clovers (04/26/16)
CRAWFORDSVILLE --The North Putnam golf team won the Southmont Invitational on Saturday, beating second-place Crawfordsville by four shots (334-338). Southmont was third at 371, followed by Avon (381), North Montgomery (386), Frankfort (397), Danville (416) and Rockville (453)...

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