High School Sports
Eagle wrestlers win Putnam County Championship
CLOVERDALE -- For the first time this season, all four Putnam County wrestling teams were under the same roof as Cloverdale hosted the 2014 Putnam County Wrestling Meet Thursday evening. While action on the mat was the main attraction, maneuvers off the mat became a major subplot as South Putnam overcame three forfeits and the rest of the field to retain the county title...
Cougar swim team visits GHS
The Cougar swim team swam its last match of three-meet road trip, at Greencastle, which was coming off of a competitive meet at Crawfordsville. The Tiger Sharks took the event with the girls winning 121-59 and the boys winning a close one 100-86. "I think we had a really good meet tonight," NPHS coach Tony Gray said. ...
GHS boys come up short in loss
MOORESVILLE--Having bounced back well after its first loss of the season, Class 3A No. 21 Greencastle's boys' basketball squad knew it would be put to the test when the Tiger Cubs traveled to Mooresville Wednesday night. The Pioneers attacked with a platoon system from their deep bench and pressed the visitors into 20 turnovers and multiple easy baskets in a 74-43 win...
Lady Tiger Cubs win on the road, beat Rockville 44-32
Rockville--Thursday the Lady Tiger Cubs girls varsity basketball traveled to Parke County to face the Rockville Lady Rox. GHS coach Bradley Key's club came home with its ninth win of the season with the 44-32 win. The first half saw the Greencastle ladies jump out to a first quarter lead of 12-6. The Lady Tiger Cubs started hot from behind the three-point line hitting three of their first five shots...
Lady Eagles fall to quality team
The South Putnam girls' basketball team hosted its sectional opponent Covenant Christian on Thursday. Though the odds were leaning toward a big margin, the Eagles actually stood and fought before losing 45-29. "The score does not reflect the effort of our girls," first-year Eagle coach Tim Garver said. ...
Lady Eagles net road win, 53-45
By Trent scott For the Banner Graphic SPENCER--Having lost three games on the spin, South Putnam's girls' basketball team went looking for an elusive win at Owen Valley Tuesday night. The Eagles had not beaten the Patriots on their last six trips south and lost the last eight overall meetings but would not add to either tally as the visitors scraped out a 53-45 victory...
Cloverdale gets win with defense
CLOVERDALE--At the end of a defensive battle, it took one more defensive stop for the Lady Clovers to pull out the win against Linton-Stockton's basketball team. Cloverdale stood strong took the win 28-26 at Cloverdale. There was nothing about the first quarter to suggest that it would be a low-scoring game...
North Putnam girls lose on road
CAYUGA-- It is finals week for North Putnam High School and the girls' basketball team took a break from studying to travel to North Vermillion to take on the Falcons Tuesday night. After falling behind by 10 in the third quarter the Cougars rallied to get within one but lost a heartbreaker, 27-21...
Greencastle girls are JV County Champions
Just as its varsity counterpart, the Greencastle girls' JV team are the Putnam County Champions. They were able to overcome South Putnam in the championship game at Cloverdale on Saturday 38-10.
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GHS holds lead against Sullivan
On Saturday the Sullivan boys' basketball team gave Greencastle some trouble down the stretch at McAnally Center but the Tiger Cubs held their ground and pulled out the win 47-40. Three-pointers were the order of the day as Greencastle took a large first-half lead led by the passing of senior Brody Bollman and the shooting of junior Ryan Coble. ...
Cougars come up short at home to Athenians
ROACHDALE-- The North Putnam Cougars boys' basketball team showed up to play Saturday night, but only shot 9-of-36 from the field and 9-of-16 from the free-throw strike. A close game turned into a loss, 44-30, to a struggling Crawfordsville Athenian team...
Cougar wrestling team hosts Kerns Invitational Saturday
ROACHDALE--The fourth annual Kenny Kerns invitational took place Saturday as hosted by the North Putnam wrestling squad. The Cougars renamed their invitational after Kerns four years ago when he retired from 22 years of coaching. "North Putnam has hosted this invitational for several years," coach Bucky Kramer said. ...
South Putnam boys' basketball can't bounce back
After falling behind by 14 after one quarter of play, the Eagles' boys' basketball team found stability by halftime and trailed by seven after three quarters of play, only to run out of steam and fall to the Mounties 63-40. South Putnam coach Greg Dean noted that the team came back well after a disappointing home defeat the previous evening...
Cloverdale boys top Greencastle at McAnally
The Cloverdale boys' basketball team traveled to Greencastle to attempt to hand the Tiger Cubs their first loss of the season in the opening West Central conference game of the season. The Clovers succeeded, 56-39. "I thought we came out kind of slow but then we battled back and tied the game at halftime," Greencastle coach Troy Greenlee said. "Our kids play hard and we played a really good team tonight."...
Garver: Can't afford to get down in first quarter
In several other games this season, South Putnam's girls' basketball team found themselves down early and had to try to rally their way to victory. The script was no different against Cascade Friday night as the Eagles trailed by 11 after one quarter of play, rallied late in the game but eventually fell 61-49...
North Putnam loses to Rox at home, 60-36
ROACHDALE--Growing pains are what the North Putnam Cougars boys' basketball team suffered against the Rockville Rox Friday. The Cougars were outmatched, 60-36. "I don't think we were really ready to play," NPHS coach Collin McCartt said. "I was really disappointed in that. ...
Eagle boys fall behind early, can't recover
The South Putnam boys' basketball team was trailing by two when Cascade managed to knock down a three at the first-quarter buzzer. The shot was the spark for a 25-7 Cadet run that helped the visitors run away with a 56-38 win over the Eagles Friday night...
Greencastle hands Cloverdale their fourth loss of the season
The Cloverdale girls were the first to take the basketball court against Greencastle in the doubleheader Friday, however after a superb first quarter by Greencastle the game was put on ice, as the Tiger Cubs won 60-20. The first quarter was all about Greencastle and mostly about senior Callan Taylor and junior Allison White. White scored 10 first-quarter points, while Taylor notched eight...
Lady Eagles lose close game, play Cascade in doubleheader Friday
South Putnam pushed the Wildcats to their limits on Tuesday but poor free throw shooting led to a loss at South Vermillion 46-41. After being down early and starting the second quarter down 14-5 Eagle coach Tim Garver thought it was time to switch up the defense...
Cougars suffer road loss
The Owen Valley boys' basketball team scored 54 points and restricted the visiting North Putnam Cougars to 39 in the Patriot non-league victory on Tuesday. The Patriots now sport a 4-2 record. They put it on the line next when they host South Vermillion for a Western Indiana contest on Friday...
Two Eagles selected to IFCA All-State
The Indiana Football Coaches Association has released its annual All-State teams. Two players from South Putnam were recognized. Lucas Lorian made the 1A team as a running back. There were three back selected for 1A. Joe Masters made the 1A team as a defensive lineman. There were only four selected for the class at the defensive line position...
GHS JV basketball team building up its wins
The Greencastle girls' JV basketball team improved its record to 6-1 Tuesday against Danville at McAnally Center. The Lady Tiger Cubs opened the game with a scoring frenzy, leading 14-4 at the end of the first quarter. Danville battled back and cut the lead to only four points at halftime...
Clovers handle Eels easily, play Greencastle next
The Lady Clover basketball team hit the road Tuesday to face Eminence after more than a week off. The visitors looked fresh had they handled the Eels 68-25. "I didn't think anybody tried to force anything tonight," Clover coach Matt Langdon said. "I thought we did a good job with penetrating and getting easier looks. We shot 54 percent from the field which is definitely our season high."...
North Putnam girls fall to Tri-West, 38-18
BY JONATHAN GOODE For the Banner Graphic ROACHDALE--The North Putnam girls' basketball team undoubtedly played its best game of the season Tuesday night while hosting the Tri-West Bruins. Although they lost, 38-18, the Cougars set several new season records...
South Putnam boys fail to rebound against Clay City
CLAY CITY -- After taking two losses at the Putnam County Classic, the South Putnam boys' basketball team looked to rebound at Clay City Tuesday night. The Class A No. 9 Eels were in no mood to slip below .500 themselves and punished the Eagles with a barrage of first-quarter three-pointers that helped the hosts to a 67-32 win...