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High School Sports

GHS girls win county swim Championship (01/29/15)
In the final meet before the swimming sectional takes place at Avon, the Putnam County girls' swim teams gathered at South Putnam for the Putnam County Swim Meet. Greencastle picked up seven wins, including all three relays, to power past the field 260-199-156, with the host Eagles finishing second and North Putnam placing third...
Eagles travel to Southmont for JV wrestling tournament (01/29/15)
CRAWFORDSVILLE--In one of the last wrestling outings before sectionals begin, South Putnam brought its JV squad to the Southmont JV/Freshman Wrestling Classic Thursday night. Jesse Neal finished second at 285 pounds, defeating South Vermillion's Devin Wallace before falling to Lebanon's Cody Chelf in the finals...
Cloverdale boys too much for Shakamak (01/28/15)
CLOVERDALE--For the first minutes of Tuesday night's varsity boys' basketball game between Cloverdale and Shakamak, there were some uneasy glances being made around the gym as the Clover offense sputtered out of the gates and trailed 7-5. A 15-0 run to close the quarter and a 27-0 run to open the second half eased any fears as the hosts rolled the Lakers 81-39...
Lady Cougars get 17-point victory against Turkey Run (01/28/15)
ROACHDALE--The North Putnam girls' basketball team put up an impressive 17-point victory Tuesday against the Turkey Run Warriors, 44-27. This win for the Cougars (4-14, 1-1 WCC) is its second straight after beating the Cloverdale Clovers on the road last Friday night, 38-33...
Bruins get best of Eagles (01/28/15)
LIZTON -- On Tuesday, the South Putnam high school girls' basketball team traveled to Tri-West to play the Bruins. Turnovers played a part in the game, according to Eagle coach Tim Garver, and contributed to the 60-41 South Putnam loss. "We didn't exactly play the best," Eagle coach Tim Garver said. ...
Lady Tiger Cubs take loss (01/28/15)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The GHS girls' basketball team lost its second game in a row for the first time this year. Though some bright spots were noticeable against a good Covenant Christian team, the Lady Tiger Cubs lost 65-42. "We did a pretty good job at handling the press (Tuesday)," GHS coach Key said. ...
NPMS wreslting classic (01/28/15)
North Putnam Middle School hosted its first annual Preseason Classic. Middle School competitors included North Putnam, South Putnam, Greencastle, North Clay, Covington, Ft. Wayne Carroll, Crawfordsville, Southwestern, Wea Ridge MS andWainwright MS...
County swimmers tackle Athenian Invite (01/26/15)
Saturday morning saw Greencastle, North Putnam and South Putnam's swim teams make the trek to Crawfordsville for the swimming portion of the 12-team, two-day Athenian Invitational. The Tiger Shark boys' team finished third behind Westfield and Terre Haute South while the girls' team finished fourth behind the Shamrocks, Braves and McCutcheon...
Tough Tri-West team beats South Putnam boys (01/25/15)
LIZTON--The South Putnam boys' basketball team squared off on the road with the Tri-West Bruins Saturday night. The Bruins punished the Eagles 90-35. During the first few minutes of the first quarter the Eagles (1-13 0-2 WCC) kept it close. They had the deficit down to two at 8-6 before the Bruins (13-1 2-0 SAG) went on a 20-4 run to close the quarter...
Lady Eagles lose Saturday (01/25/15)
A defensive battle ensued at South Putnam when the Bulldogs come for a visit on Saturday night against the Lady Eagles. The guests prevailed in the low scoring game 33-19. The Monrovia defense would not let South Putnam have any easy baskets, and in fact, the defense only allowed one in the first half. That basket came from sophomore Jenna Carmichael with five seconds left in the half...
Greencastle offense can't get rolling against Stars (01/25/15)
The Tiger Cub boys' basketball team wasn't outsized like it usually is, when it faced Western Boone at McAnally Saturday. The Tiger Cubs just couldn't stop the athletic senior Riggs Baxter, who scored 28 points in the 56-50 Greencastle loss. Greencastle was in good shape at the start of the game, taking an 11-3 lead early. ...
Western Boone spoils GHS Senior Night (01/24/15)
Even with the three-pointers flowing, the Tiger Cub girls' team fell short against Western Boone Saturday, 54-49. Greencastle started the game in a hole, but thanks to the Tiger Cub shooting, in particular senior Delanie Stoltey's three three-pointers, the home team was only down two after one quarter...
Cougar girls upset Clovers (01/24/15)
CLOVERDALE--The Clovers held homecoming Friday night and the girls' basketball team hoped to keep the crowd happy, but the Cougars had other plans. The North Putnam spoiled Cloverdale's hopes 38-33. North Putnam started the game up 10-2, but Clover (7-11 0-3 WCC) senior Laura Worthington hit a last-second three to cut the lead to five at the end of the first quarter...
GHS girls win at Cascade (01/24/15)
CLAYTON -- The two unbeaten WCC girls' basketball teams squared off Friday night, as Cascade welcomed Greencastle in a match-up that decided the destination of the conference title. An 11-point Tiger Cub lead late in the fourth quarter was nearly squandered before late free throws helped the visitors seal the deal on a 46-39 win...
Cloverdale wins against North Putnam (01/24/15)
CLOVERDALE--Cloverdale boys' basketball rebounded nicely Friday night for homecoming after losing to Clay City last Saturday. They beat the North Putnam Cougars 72-29. "Obviously, they're long and athletic," Cougars' coach Collin McCartt said. "It was kind of the same old tour. We came out had too many turnovers and got ourselves into a whole."...
Eagles lose to Bulldogs (01/24/15)
The Monrovia Bulldogs travelled to South Putnam to take on the Eagles and used intense defensive pressure to come away with the win, 59-44. "I thought we played really solid defense. We were rewarded with some easy shots tonight and some transition points," Monrovia head coach Micah Elliott said...
Greencastle can't notch win at Cascade (01/24/15)
CLAYTON--Looking to stay in contention in the race for the WCC boys' basketball crown, Greencastle traveled to Cascade looking to run its conference record to 2-1 Friday night. In a sluggish contest, both teams struggled to find offensive rhythm yet the night finished with bang when Schuyler Hart nailed a three with nine seconds left to hand the Cadets a 36-35 win...
Eagle wrestlers host Orioles, prepare for sectional matches (01/22/15)
In its last match before sectionals, South Putnam's wrestling team hosted Avon in a varsity dual match Wednesday night. Three Eagle forfeits put the hosts in a deep hole against the No. 12 Orioles, one that would not be scaled, as the visitors left with a 62-3 win...
Cougars host Senior Night (01/22/15)
ROACHDALE--The North Putnam wrestling team hosted its final regular season match of the year Thursday night against the Cascade Cadets and came away with a 40-37 win on an Alan Aynes final match pin. With the match came senior night for lone Cougar senior, Brandon Binnion. The 220-pound weight class wrestler is competing in wrestling for his second year but he has family experience to back that up. He received a forfeit, but pinned a Cadet in exhibition...
Featured Athlete of the Week: Kristen Stevens, Swimming Greencastle High School (01/22/15)
Kristen Stevens was born on Feb. 1, 1997 to Gary and Julie Stevens. She has two older brothers, Nick and Ryan. She's participated in swimming (four years) and cheerleading (two years) and has been involved with the Student Council (four years), Pep Club (four years) and NHS (three years)...
GHS gets win over Eagles (01/21/15)
By trent Scott For the Banner Graphic NASHVILLE -- With Saturday's postponed girls' basketball game at Brown County delayed until Tuesday, Greencastle had to wait an additional three days to score its first win over the Eagles since the 2009-10 season...
South Putnam continues on a winning trail (01/21/15)
By Jay Lockett Sports Editor Once the South Putnam girls' basketball team took the lead against Linton-Stockton it never gave it back despite some tough defense and hustle from the Lady Miners. The Eagles took the victory 54-39 on Senior Night for the sixth win in seven games...
GHS gets win over Eagles (01/21/15)
NASHVILLE -- With Saturday's postponed girls' basketball game at Brown County delayed until Tuesday, Greencastle had to wait an additional three days to score its first win over the Eagles since the 2009-10 season. A steal-laden second quarter surge pushed the Tiger Cubs ahead by 12 at halftime, fuelling a 63-44 win...
Second-half struggles doom Lady Cougars (01/21/15)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- The North Putnam girls' basketball team tried to eke out its third win of the season Tuesday night against the Southmont Mounties only being down one at halftime, but they ultimately fell, 40-26. North Putnam struggled to start the game, turning the ball over six times on its first seven possessions. Senior Kayla Clodfelter struggled with traps as she turned the ball over four of those times...
Lady Clovers can't hold lead (01/21/15)
The Cloverdale girls' basketball team hosted Rockville in a Tuesday night matchup, with the visitors prevailing, 50-36. "I thought the third quarter was the difference in the game, which was our energy coming out in the third," Cloverdale head coach Matthew Langdon said...