High School Sports
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
Senior JD Briones threw six solid innings and homered against Edgewood on Thursday, but the effort wasn't enough as South Putnam lost 8-5. SPHS (3-18, 2-8) scored two runs in the second to tie the game but a five-run third inning helped settle the score...
Tiger Cubs lose to Knights in sectional final
BRAZIL -- The highly-successful season for the Greencastle girls' tennis team came to an end on Friday when the Tiger Cubs lost to sectional host Northview, 4-1. While the final team score seems one-sided, it could have just as easily been GHS that advanced to next week's regionals...
Tiger Cubs to finals, Eagles eliminated at tennis sectional
The Greencastle girls' tennis team cruised to an easy 4-1 win on Wednesday, then made it look even easier Thursday when it beat South Vermillion 5-0. South Putnam lost in an earlier match and was knocked out. The win moved the Tiger Cubs to the Indiana High School Athletic Association sectional final, where they will take on Northview...
Relays, throwers lead charge out of boys' track sectional
TERRE HAUTE -- The Putnam County boys' track and field squads made the trek to Terre Haute Thursday night for the IHSAA Boys' Track and Field Sectional, hosted by North Vigo High School. Athletes from all four schools will compete next week at the Evansville Central Regional after their performances, with South Putnam the highest placing team on the day in fourth position on 41 points...
Cougars win 5th straight, beat Danville 8-3
DANVILLE --The North Putnam baseball team has stayed hot after winning the Putnam County Classic on Saturday. The Cougars (19-3-1) have started the week with two more wins, including an 8-3 game at Danville on Thursday. Junior Kaleb Belcher hit his first home run of the season in the sixth inning to help finish off the Warriors...
Fifth-score lifts Greencastle golfers past Owen Valley
GOSPORT -- When the first four scores came in for the Greencastle-Owen Valley boys' golf match on Thursday, they teams were locked in a 153-153 tie. GHS senior Wataru Otaki's 43 as the Tiger Cubs' fifth-scorer beat out OVHS's Corbin Worland's 44 to give Greencastle the win...
Cloverdale golfers fail to hang with Martinsville
MARTINSVILLE --The youthful Cloverdale golf team has hit a rough patch in its season. The Clovers have struggled all week and the challenges continued Thursday in a loss at Martinsville, 192-179. Aaron Whitlock was the Clovers' best scorer, shooting a 44 at the nine-hole event...
Eagles lose third straight, topped by TH North 6-5
The South Putnam softball team battled back to tie the score with three runs in the bottom of the seventh against Terre Haute North on Thursday, but it still came out one run short of a win. The Eagles lost 6-5 in eight innings. Junior Brooke Cundiff led the Eagles with three of the team's 12 hits, but three errors proved too costly to overcome...
40th annual WCC awards banquet honors 2012-13 athletes
The annual West Central Conference awards banquet was held at Greencastle High School on Wednesday, honoring all of the all-conference performers from the 2012-13 athletic seasons. Because this past season was the 40th in WCC history, the banquet also hosted a special guest speaker, DePauw University women's basketball coach Kris Huffman...
Results from the 2013 girls' track and field sectional
Girls track and field IHSAA Sectionals at South Putnam Team results 1. Terre Haute North, 195; 2. Terre Haute South, 116; 3. Greencastle, 71; 4. Northview, 54; 5. Cloverdale, 38; 6. South Putnma, 32; T7. North Putnam, 26; T7. North Central (Farmersburg), 26; 9. Sullivan, 21; 10. West Vigo, 18; 11. Riverton Parke, 17; 12. Clay City, 8; 13. South Vermillion, 2...
Cougars edge past Eagles in boys' golf dual meet
DANVILLE -- The North Putnam boys golf team snuck past visiting South Putnam on Tuesday 186-197. Cougars' coach Linda Patrick said she expected a stronger performance from the team, given the near-perfect weather conditions and the time of the season...
CHS sweeps Greencastle, finish second in WCC
The Cloverdale baseball team took a pair from Greencastle on Monday and Tuesday to finish the West Central Conference schedule with an 8-2 record, locking the team into second place. Cloverdale (19-5, 8-2) won 5-2 at home on Monday, then won at Greencastle on Tuesday 4-1...
Greencastle's Weatherford, North Putnam's Lucas among local girls qualifying for track and field regionals
Greencastle senior Colleen Weatherford won two events and North Putnam senior Sam Lucas won one at the girls' track and field sectionals on Tuesday at South Putnam High School. Weatherford picked up wins in the 800- and 1600-meter races, repeating as sectional champion in both races...
GHS senior Gobert won't let injured knee get her glum
Like she has done a few hundred other times before, Greencastle senior softball player Ellen Gobert hit a ground ball on Saturday, and like she has done a few hundred other times before, she busted out of the batter's box as hard and as fast as she could toward first...
Cloverdale golfers pick up three wins in two-day span
The Cloverdale boys' golf team swept a three-team match on Monday and followed it with a dual-match win on Tuesday. The Clovers (11-6) topped West Central Conference opponents Cascade and South Putnam on Monday, 171-187-188, then beat Turkey Run on Tuesday 182-226...
North Putnam softball responds with walk-off win on senior night
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam softball team picked up a win in its final home game of the season on Tuesday, beating Riverton Parke by scoring two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, 2-1. The Cougars (11-10) were coming off a disappointing loss to Cloverdale in the championship game of Saturday and NPHS coach Benny Ault said he was pleased to see the team come back after the emotional weekend...
Sectional draws set for girls' tennis
The Indiana High School Athletic Association announced Monday the draws for the 2013 girls' tennis tournament. Greencastle and South Putnam both play in the Northview Sectional, which also includes South Vermillion, Northview and Owen Valley. The Tigers Cubs open the postseason against the Owen Valley Patriots on Tuesday, May 21 at 5 p.m. at Northview High School...
Baseball draws set for 2013 postseason
The Indiana High School Athletic Association announced pairings for the 2013 baseball postseason on Tuesday. Sectionals begin on Wednesday, May 22, with sectional finals on Monday, May 27. 2013 West Central Conference and Putnam County champion North Putnam (18-3-1, 9-1) drew a first-round bye. The 3A Cougars will play their first sectional game on Monday, May 27 at 11 a.m. at North Montgomery High School...
North Putnam Cougars get 18th win against Riverton Parke
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam baseball team followed up its county championship with a win against Riverton Parke at home on Tuesday, 12-8. The Cougars piled up 17 hits in the game, led by senior Michael Herrmann, who went 4-for-5 with three doubles...
South Putnam softball loses at Carmel
CARMEL -- The South Putnam softball team lost an emotional game on Saturday and was unable to regain momentum on Tuesday. The Eagles lost at Carmel 10-8. Senior Mattie Varvel had three hits and an RBI for the Eagles, but she came on in relief of starter Ashlee Gibson and picked up the loss...
Clovers shock Putnam County, themselves with Classic win
Like all those that preceded it, the 2013 Putnam County Classic softball tournament was unseeded. But to all the fans, Cloverdale looked like the biggest long shot. The seniors on South Putnam's squad entered Saturday's game two having never lost to a Putnam County school. They had a 30-0 record against Greencastle, Cloverdale and North Putnam in four years...
Cougars' baseball completes sweep at Putnam County Classic
Becoming successful makes a baseball team a target, and when the North Putnam Cougars entered Saturday's 2013 Putnam County Classic at Greencastle, they were easily the most successful team of the season. The Cougars (17-3-1, 9-1 WCC) wrapped up the West Central Conference championship on Friday and were perfect against the rest of the county, including two wins against rival Cloverdale...
Tiger Cubs win 2013 WCC boys' golf tournament championship
CLAYTON -- Greencastle dominated the West Central Conference golf match Saturday at Deer Creek Golf Club, winning the team championship by 23 strokes, taking medalist honors with Alec Davis and placing all five of its players on the all-conference team...
Clovers shock the county with tournament win
The Cloverdale softball team shocked even themselves in beating South Putnam in the first round of the 2013 Putnam County tournament on Saturday, then kept the momentum going with a 4-3 win over North Putnam in the eight-inning championship game. Senior Kat Raisor pitched every inning for the Clovers and earned both wins...