High School Sports
All-county teams packed with talent
The 2016 Banner Graphic all-Putnam County baseall and softball teams show several key graduates who will be missed by their teams next spring, but also many more underclassman selections who will look to continue their successes in 2017. The top award winners were three seniors and a junior, with all the seniors continuing their careers in college next year...
Abner enjoying IHSAA experience
Extracurricular activities are designed to supplement high school curriculum offerings and assist students with multiple goals -- including the acquisition of knowledge, the ability to compete against peers, providing forums to expand a student socially and to help choose a career direction...
NP's Smith gets scholar award
Madisyn Smith learned a lot from playing basketball at North Putnam over the past five years. A competitive cheerleader since age six, she began playing hoops in eighth grade and looks back upon both experiences as having positively shaped her. "At cheer practice, you practice the same routine all the way through," she said. "Nothing changes, and you memorize exactly what you have to do. Once you memorize those things, it's hard to mess up."...
Neese, Hoosiers finish four seconds from tourney title
ATLANTA -- Imagine the worst way to lose a basketball tournament. Sorry, Cooper Neese and the Indy Hoosiers can top your story -- no matter what it is. The Cloverdale senior and his summer travel squad lost 78-76 to We R1 in the Under Armour Nationals last week in three overtimes, with the game decided on sudden death (first team to score) in the third extra period...
Greencastle gears up with activities
Several activities are upcoming in the next few weeks regarding the athletic programs of Greencastle schools. Middle school students interested in playing football for the GMS Tiger Cubs are encouraged to attend an organizational meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the GMS field (behind the middle school building)...
Special night for Masters family
INDIANAPOLIS -- Hundreds of players have competed in the 50-year history of the Indiana Football Coaches Association All-Star game, many of whom who went on to have successful collegiate careers and some to even make their marks at the professional level...
Clover standouts hooping away
INDIANAPOLIS -- Jalen Moore of Cloverdale has spent his summer refining his skills and working on getting quicker and stronger. He got a reminder on Wednesday at the Indiana Basketball Coaches' Association Top 100 Underclass Workout of how crucial those last two aspects will be for his final two high school seasons...
Top 100 a great learning experience for county hoopsters
INDIANAPOLIS -- Three Putnam County boys' basketball standouts participated in the Indiana Basketball Coaches' Association Top 100 Underclass Workout on Wednesday at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis. Allen Plunkett of South Putnam is just a sophomore, but was one of the state's leading freshman scorers last year at 15.6 points per game and has already made a name for himself in basketball circles...
County hoopsters to play in Top 100 event
The 14th annual IBCA/IHSAA Underclass Showcase events have been set for later this month at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis. Four players from Putnam County will be competing in the event -- senior-to-be Cooper Neese and junior-to-be Jalen Moore of Cloverdale, junior-to-be Colin York of Greencastle and sophomore-to-be Allen Plunkett of South Putnam...