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Sunday, Mar. 1, 2015

High School Sports

Senior Night yields tough loss for GHS (02/27/15)
A tough senior night at McAnally Center for the Greencastle boys' basketball team turned into an eight-point loss Friday. North Montgomery took the win 54-46. "It was disappointing for our seniors," GHS coach Troy Greenlee said. "It's the last game that they'll play in the regular season here. We had such a great first half, being up 10. We come out in the second half and I thought we just didn't perform well."...
DePauw men upset Ohio Wesleyan, advance to finals (02/27/15)
DELAWARE, Ohio -- The DePauw University men's basketball team rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit Friday night to defeat Ohio Wesleyan, the No. 1 seed in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Tournament, 69-65. With the victory, the Tigers, now 18-9, advance to the NCAC championship against Wooster, 68-55 winners over Wabash College in the opening semifinal game Friday night...
Featured Athlete of the Week: Berndt Freeman Basketball South Putnam (02/26/15)
Berndt Freeman is a senior runner and basketball player at South Putnam High School. He was born on March 30, 1996 to Nancy and Terry Freeman. He also has an older brother in college, Brayden. In addition to basketball, Freeman runs cross county as well as the mile, the 800 and the 4x8 relay team on the Eagle track and Field team...
GHS pulls out gritty win against Owen Valley (02/25/15)
The Greencastle boys' basketball team was the beneficiary of a tighly-contested game when Owen Valley visited the McAnally Center Tuesday night. The Tiger Cubs used toughness and grit to pull out the win 44-42. "It was tough," GHS coach Troy Greenlee said. ...
Eagles fall short against Riverton Parke (02/25/15)
MONTEZUMA -- The South Putnam boys' basketball team traveled to Riverton Parke looking to close out its regular season on a winning note Tuesday Night against the 1-19 Panthers. The Home team prevailed 57-36 for just its second win of the season. Both coaches said in the pre-game that it was a good match-up on paper and that it would be physical. ...
Kyle Shaffer takes sixth place at state meet (02/22/15)
INDIANAPOLIS -- South Putnam's Kyle Shaffer provided Putnam County with its highest-placing wrestler in the last eight years after finishing sixth at 182 pounds in the 2015 IHSAA Wrestling State Finals. Shaffer, who won his first-round matchup with Yorktown's Hunter Hiestand, fell to Lawrenceburg's Mason Parris in the quarterfinals before rebounding to pin Elkhart Memorial's David Eli...
Sectional finals at PHS, Crosby gets record (02/22/15)
PLAINFIELD -- It was a good day for Putnam County swimmers when the three schools raced at Plainfield in the sectional Saturday and Eagle senior Zane Crosby finished tops in the county with two second-place finishes. His 50-freestyle time of 22.12 was a lifetime best and tops the mark set by Tayler Arnold last year. The sprinter also took second place in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 49.02...
Boys' sectional draw: GHS plays Danville with Clovers, Eagles rematch (02/22/15)
The 2015 boys' basketball IHSAA state tournament draw took place Sunday and it pits Cloverdale and South Putnam against each other in the first round of the Speedway sectional on Wednesday, March 4. Playing after Speedway and Covenant Christian, Cloverdale will be looking to complete the three-game sweep of the Eagles (3-17, 1-5 WCC), having beaten them decisively in their previous two meetings...
Shaffer into top eight at state finals, will return Saturday (02/21/15)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The dream lives on For South Putnam sophomore Kyle Shaffer, who won his opening match at the IHSAA State Wrestling Finals on Friday. The win puts Shaffer (40-1) into among the top eight wrestlers in the state at 182 pounds and means he will return for Saturday's quarterfinals...
Clovers dispatch Eminence easily, 91-67 (02/21/15)
CLOVERDALE--Senior Clover Marquise Moore was unstoppable when Eminence played against the Cloverdale basketball team Friday, as the Clovers handled the Eels on Senior Night 91-67. The first quarter started out physical with many Clovers contributing to the early lead. The fast-paced action saw five Clovers add to the scoreboard, including a three by sophomore Duke Duff and another by sophomore Cooper Neese...
Greencastle boys lose in overtime (02/21/15)
NEW MARKET -- Four quarters was not enough to separate Greencastle and Southmont Friday night. After trailing 15-8 in the first quarter, the Tiger Cubs eliminated the lead by the end of the third quarter, forced overtime and had a two-point lead, only to be cruelly cut down by a Camden Chadd buzzer-beating three, falling 43-42 to the Mounties...
Turnovers doom Eagles at Owen Valley (02/21/15)
SPENCER -- A strong start and good defensive energy weren't enough for South Putnam boys' basketball Friday, as the Eagles struggled with turnovers in a 57-41 loss to Owen Valley. Coach Greg Dean liked what he saw out of the Eagles (3-17) early in the game...
Cougars fall to Class A No. 1 Covington (02/21/15)
COVINGTON -- North Putnam struggled with top-ranked Class A team Covington (20-1) Friday night, falling to the Trojans 76-26. No further details were available from the game at press time. The Cougars (3-17) are set to conclude the regular season when they travel to Indianapolis Washington on Tuesday, Feb. 24...
County swim teams race in boys' sectional at Plainfield (02/20/15)
PLAINFIELD -- Putnam County's finest boys swimmers made the trek to Plainfield for the preliminary round of the IHSAA Swimming and Diving Sectional Thursday night. Eleven swimmers and five relays will return in Saturday's finals as Avon, the No. 1 team in the state, put themselves in position to claim the sectional crown...
Featured Athlete of the Week: Calvin Hughes, Basketball Greencastle High School (02/19/15)
Calvin Hughes is a senior basketball player at Greencastle High School. He was born on Feb. 6, 1997 to Anjuan and Bethany Hughes. An active Tiger Cub, Hughes also plays baseball, football and he runs the 4x1, 100 and 200 on the track and field team...
Greencastle defeats Knights (02/18/15)
In another bout where the Greencastle boys' basketball team was undersized and facing a 6-8 sophomore in Northview's center, the Tiger Cubs were not fazed Tuesday night and handled the game 66-48. The fast-paced game was competitive, but GHS was able to pull away due mostly to its outstanding free throw shooting in the fourth...
Eagles come up short against Cats (02/18/15)
Having had it's two-game winning streak broken by Northview last Thursday, South Putnam hosted South Vermillion Tuesday night with the intent of getting back to winning ways in the remaining two weeks of the boys' basketball season. Runs of 12-0 and 10-0, along with 13 fourth-quarter free throws, instead propelled the Wildcats to a sixth road victory on the season with a 52-37 win over the Eagles...
Clovers win road nailbiter (02/18/15)
ROCKVILLE--The Clover boys' basketball team used a complete team game to overcome Rockville on the road Tuesday, 78-76. While Rockville shot well throughout, scoring 24 in the first quarter and 16 in the second, Cloverdale was able to use its defense to keep an advantage advantage...
GHS wins JV Tournament (02/16/15)
ROACHDALE -- In the final round of the 2015 Putnam County Boys' JV Tournament Saturday, Greencastle was able to pull away from North Putnam in the final quarter after three quarters of back-and-forth basketball. "I'm really proud of the way we played," GHS coach Jimmy Beasley said. ...
Eagles lose in sectional final (02/16/15)
In the championship round of the South Putnam Sectional the Lady Eagle basketball team, which was coming off a win against its Cloverdale rivals, played against Covenant Christian, who had blown out both its sectional opponents. The hot streak continued for the Warriors as they put an end to the South Putnam season 60-28...
Shaffer qualifies for State (02/16/15)
EVANSVILLE--As the only Putnam County represenative in the 2015 IHSAA wrestling State semifinal, South Putnam's sophomore Kyle Shaffer pulled out a second-place finish in the match at Evansville on Saturday. Wrestling in the 182-weight class Shaffer went to the championship round before losing to Evan Elmore from Avon in an ultimate tie-breaker 4-6...
GHS girls JV finishes season with 14-5 record (02/16/15)
The Greencastle Girls JV Basketball team beat the Monrovia Bulldogs last Friday evening to finish their season with a 14-5 record. The Lady Tiger Cubs were in a battle early in the contest as both teams were playing well. GHS led 10-9 at the end of the first quarter. The Lady Tiger Cubs really picked things up from that point going forward, outscoring the Bulldogs 32-10 over the last 3 quarters and went on to get the victory with a final score of 42-19...
Danville wins Greencastle sectional (02/16/15)
Having split their two meetings in the regular season 1-1, Danville and Tri-West met in the IHSAA Girls' Basketball Class 3A Sectional No. 27 final looking to win the series and claim a sectional crown. Trailing by four at the break, the Warriors utilized a 17-0 run to start the second half and hit 14-of-17 free throws in the final quarter to win the sectional 57-48 over the Bruins...
Danville wins Sectional Title (02/14/15)
The Danville girls' basketball team got the best of Tri-West in the Greencastle sectional winning 57-48. To be updated
Warriors beat Lady Eagles in sectional final (02/14/15)
The Lady Eagles' basketball team played well throughout the game but couldn't challenge Covenant Christian in the South Putnam Sectional Final game on Saturday losing 60-28. To be updated