Trying to solve hoop's problems
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first of a two-part column on the state of basketball today. The conclusion will be in Monday's Banner Graphic. Basketball is considered an American game in general, and an Indiana sport in particular. Dr. James A. Naismith (actually born in Canada) invented the game, and it is often said that Indiana perfected it...
One last hurrah for many in WVFCA All-Star game
TERRE HAUTE -- Some players in Saturday night's Wabash Valley Football Coaches Association All-Star Game at Terre Haute North will be continuing their careers in college this fall, but for the majority of the players this week is the last time they will ever suit up in pads and play in a competitive game...
Rector thrilled with opportunity
Bryce Rector had not yet been a part of the Greencastle High School boys' basketball program for 24 hours yet, but Tuesday evening's meet-and-greet session gave the new Tiger Cub boys' head coach a great first impression. "The fact that you're coming out to something like this shows me the support already that this community gives to its basketball program," said Rector, speaking to approximately 50 parents and players prior to an open gym session. ...
Ben Wells named GHS varsity baseball coach
The Greencastle Community School Corporation Board of Trustees Monday night appointed Ben Wells as varsity baseball coach. Wells has been selected to lead the GHS Tiger Cubs baseball program as the head coach beginning with the spring 2017 season. Wells has been a member of the Greencastle Middle School faculty since 2010 as a social studies teacher...
High school staff, players pass on football knowledge
Fundamentals in any sport are crucial at all levels, from youth leagues to the professional ranks. The Greencastle High School coaching staff and players have spent the past two nights teaching what they know to approximately 70 players from the Greencastle Youth Football League in a camp at the high school field...
USA Volleyball to host free Friday clinic locally
DePauw is serving as the host of the USA Volleyball College National Team training camp this week. On Friday, the USA program is hosting a free volleyball clinic for K-12 girls from 3-4 p.m. in Neal Fieldhouse, with registration beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the lobby...
Exploring the often-asked question: 'Can Cooper Neese really play at Butler?'
A majority of my conversations when out in public, as my wife can reluctantly confirm, are sports-related in nature. Since taking this job nearly two months ago, one of the most common questions that has been posed of me is "Can Cooper Neese really play at Butler?"...
Neese's 19 not enough in OT loss
ANDERSON -- Cooper Neese had a much better statistical game on Friday evening in the Class Basketball All-Star Game than he did in the Indiana Junior All-Stars' game against the senior squad earlier this month. But one thing sticks out more to him than anything else...
DePauw sprint/endurance camp still has openings
DePauw University will be hosting a sprint and endurance camp for aspiring runners from July 17-20. Any boys or girls who will be in grades 8-12 this fall are eligible to attend. The cost is $300 for the entire camp, including room, board, tuition, t-shirt, awards, handouts, and fitness tests for VO2 max and body composition...
Summer league champs
Greencastle's varsity girls' basketball team won the South Putnam summer league championship on Thursday night by defeating Northview in the title game...
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