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Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

High School Sports

Lorian, Secrest lead All-County football team (11/27/14)
When it came time for the coaches to pick the All-Putnam County team, there was never any doubt who would top the list when it came to the offensive side of the game. Holding eight of South Putnam's 10 rushing records and claiming the No. 18 spot in career rushing yards and No. ...
Featured Athlete of the Week: Adam Gerard, Basketball, Greencastle High School (11/27/14)
Adam Gerard is a senior at Greencastle High School. His parents are Bryan and Robin Gerard and he has an older brother, A.J. He has played football (1 year), tennis (3 years) and basketball (4 years) for Greencastle. Gerard's favorite school subjects are environmental science, advanced theater and advanced choir...
Greencastle boys' basketball gets off to a great start (11/27/14)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- Trips to Crawfordsville have rarely been fruitful for the Greencastle boys' basketball team. Tiger Cub head coach Troy Greenlee's charges had not won on the home of the Athenians since the 2002-03 season but rectified that problem Wednesday night, outscoring the hosts by 11 in the opening quarter and never looking back in a 62-46 opening-night win...
South Putnam struggles in season opener (11/27/14)
DANVILLE -- Coach Greg Dean's South Putnam boys' varsity basketball team traveled to Danville to open up its 2014-2015 season in a non-conference game. The Danville Warriors proved a rude host as they won 81-29. The opening quarter was the best of the night for South Putnam. ...
Mounties spoil Cougars' home opener (11/26/14)
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam boys' basketball team opened its season on its home floor against the visiting Southmont Mounties on Wednesday. The Mounties used their height advantage to down the Cougars, 52-40. "We are a little bit backwards of where most teams are. I think we are a lot further ahead...
Clover boys' basketball opens season with loss (11/26/14)
Expectations for the Class 2A No. 5 Cloverdale boys' basketball team were sky-high entering their season and home opener against North Central (Farmersburg) Tuesday night. The hosts came up short, though, falling to the unranked Thunderbirds, 69-58...
Tiger Sharks swim to victory over Eagles (11/26/14)
South Putnam's swim team held its second meet of the year when county rival Greencastle visited for its first meet. The Tiger Sharks were anxious to get into the water and took first place honors. The Lady Tiger Sharks scored 122 through the events while the Lady Eagles scored 48...
Greencastle girls' basketball keeps on winning (11/26/14)
At McAnally, the Lady Tiger Cubs hosted non-conference rival Crawfordsville, looking for their sixth win on the young season. The Athenians came into the battle looking for their fourth win. The Tiger Cubs got the exciting 48-43 win. The opening period saw the guest get back-to-back threes from senior guard Lacey Garrett to go up 6-0. ...
Cougars swim their way to season's second win (11/26/14)
BAINBRIDGE -- Monday in front of a standing room only crowd the North Putnam boys' varsity swim team picked up their second straight win defeating Tri-West and South Putnam. Final score, the host 148, Tri West 119 and South Putnam 79. In girls' varsity action, Tri-West took first with a score of 133, North Putnam 2nd with 109 and South Putnam 104...
NPHS girls' basketball team show improvement (11/26/14)
By Johnathon Goode For the Banner Graphic CLINTON-- The North Putnam Cougars girls' basketball team has been playing up to standards over the past two games and Tuesday night they continued that streak, losing in a 23-20 nail biter. They played the South Vermilion Wildcats on the road...
Greencastle wins its second consecutive Putnam County Championship (11/22/14)
The Tiger Cubs are champions again after controlling their game over Cloverdale and winning 61-29. Greencastle jumped to a big lead early and continued scoring to secure its second consecutive Putnam County Championship. To be updated
South Putnam wins consolation game over Cougars (11/22/14)
The South Putnam girls basketball team took the win at home against North Putnam on Saturday in the first game of Day: 2 in the Putnam County Tournament. The Eagles held off a surging Cougar team to win 38-32
Clovers beat Eagles in a tourney thriller (11/22/14)
There should have been no surprise when Cloverdale and South Putnam were involved in a knockdown-drag out match-up in the second game of the girls' Putnam County Tournament Friday night. Both teams threw themselves into the game at every opportunity and it took 9-of-11 free throw shooting from the Clovers in the final quarter to withstand a late barrage from the Eagles and advance to the finals with a 49-46 win...
Greencastle outworks North in County (11/22/14)
The first game of the girls' Putnam County Tournament featured a Cougar team still searching for a win and a Tiger Cub team coming off a dominant home win. Though the North Putnam girls definitely fought, Greencastle's hustle eventually prevailed in a 42-29 victory...
Featured Athlete of the Week: Elizabeth Alford, Swimming North Putnam High School (11/21/14)
Elizabeth Alford is a 17-year-old swimmer at North Putnam High school who was born on June 28, 1997. Her parents are Dan and Ann Alford. She has three siblings, Tyler (20, Vincennes University), Clara (13) and Rebecca who is only six. Other than swimming, Elizabeth is a member of the show choir and she participates in musicals. In her free time she likes to crochet hats and scarves and her favorite food is spaghetti...
Cougars swim to a opening season victory (11/21/14)
ROACHDALE--Coach Tony Gray and the North Putnam girls swimming and diving team opened up their season against the Covenant Christian Warriors Thursday night. They came away with a persuasive victory, 110-50. "I learned that this team has some good mental toughness," Gray said. "We've got some freshman who this is a whole new experience for and they really came out and competed well."...
Sixth grade Eagles win runner-up (11/21/14)
The South Putnam sixth grade girls basketball team competed in the Indiana Hoops Fall League and this past weekend finished runner-up in the e sixth grade girls tournament at Greenfield Central High School. The team beat Greenwood in the semi-finals 24 to 17. Scoring for the team was Alex Steffy 8, Macie Bumgardner 8, Brianna Egold 4, Ava McHugh 4...
Clovers want to build on last season's success (11/21/14)
CLOVERDALE--If the 2013-14 season was exciting for the town of Cloverdale, the 2014-15 boys' basketball season might just be the hottest thing going in the west-central portion of Indiana. The preseason Class 2A No. 5 Clovers compiled a 19-2 record last season and picked up the Putnam County and WCC titles, only to be denied a sectional win by eventual regional runners-up Speedway, a loss that didn't deter head coach Pat Rady's feelings abut the season...
Seventh grade Clover boys lose to Cascade in season opener (11/21/14)
Cloverdale's seventh grade boys' basketball team opened its season with a 45-23 loss to Owen Valley. The Clovers worked really hard on defense but a few passing errors sealed the Clover fate. Kyle Thoma had 15 points and Nolan Kelly scored four. Mark Gill and Clayton Maynor each had two...
Players and coaches up the Tiger Cub tempo (11/21/14)
Greencastle will play one boys' basketball game on the road before it hits the Putnam County Classic on Dec. 6 and while the Tiger Cubs have returning seniors that have played together for at least a few years, GHS coach Troy Greenlee is still focused on chemistry in the early days of practice...
Eagle coach: We want to get better every single day (11/21/14)
Coaching changes have become the norm at South Putnam recently and new basketball coach Greg Dean wants to make consistent improvement the norm as well. Dean will be taking over an Eagle team that went 4-16 last year before losing to North Putnam in sectional. This year the players and coaches will be looking to get back to a winning season and will be looking to give county teams a run for their money...
New faces on North Putnam's team and bench (11/21/14)
ROACHDALE--Only senior point guard Michael Roberts remains from the starting five of last year's North Putnam Cougars boys' basketball team. Jordan Nauert, Shane Beaman, Beau Green and Bennett Hazelgrove all graduated in May and head coach Luke Haworth departed earlier this fall...
Greencastle bounces back, wins at home (11/19/14)
After the Greencastle girls' basketball team took its first loss of the season Saturday, Tiger Cub fans were anxious to see how GHS would respond. They were not disappointed to see a Greencastle team set a defensive tone early and finish with a convincing 50-26 win over Southmont Tuesday...
Cougar girls' team is looking to improve (11/19/14)
By Johnathon Goode For the Banner Graphic ROACHDALE-- The North Putnam Cougars girls' basketball team finally made it on the board in the first quarter. This is only one of many improvements that they showed in Tuesday night's loss to the Covington Trojans, 67-33...
Cloverdale holds off Owen Valley (11/19/14)
SPENCER--The score was closer than the game on Monday when the Cloverdale girls' team made the short trek to Owen Valley. The Clovers won by five but, due to their shooting early, had already built up a 17-point lead by the fourth quarter. Cloverdale took the victory over Owen Valley 51-46...