High School Sports
Eagles battle, lose at Owen Valley 69-47
SPENCER -- The South Putnam girls' basketball team wrapped up a brutal stretch in its schedule with a loss at Owen Valley on Tuesday 69-47. The Eagles battled and, led by a career-high 16 points from junior Emily Dobson, got the Patriots into foul trouble and fought their way out of a hole with an 11-4 second quarter that put the South Putnam down 28-22 at halftime...
North Putnam falls at home to Falcons
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam girls' basketball team welcomed the North Vermillion Falcons to its home court on Tuesday night. The Falcons hot-shooting third quarter led them to victory, 45-31. North Putnam (1-8) started out strong in the first quarter on defense holding North Vermillion (5-4) to seven points in the frame...
Eagles split with Southmont in pool
The South Putnam swim teams split in a meet against visiting Southmont on Tuesday. The Eagles boys' team won 126-49 and the girls lost 100-72. The South Putnam boys swept all three relays and won 11 of 12 events total. Joining in the relay success were Zach Rayce, Tyler Neumann, Tayler Arnold, Zane Crosby, Wyatt Nees, Ben Albright and Hunter Fields...
Greencastle JV girls top Edgewood
The Greencastle junior varsity girls' basketball team bested a challenge from visiting Edgewood on Monday, winning 24-23. The Tiger Cubs (4-3) were led by Grace Paul, who scored eight of her team-high 11 points in the second half to help her team overcome a 14-9 deficit at the break...
NP swimmers top visiting West Vigo
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam boys' and girls' swim teams both picked up victories against visiting West Vigo on Monday. The girls won 114-41 and the boys won 114-71. The swim of the night for the girls, NPHS coach Tony Gray said, were Rorie Buchanan and Samantaha Freije, who dropped 16 and 11 seconds in their 500 frees, respectively...
Tiger Cubs can't come back from slow start in loss to Edgewood
A second-half charge led by sophomore Allison White came up short as the slow-starting Greencastle girls' basketball team lost to visiting Edgewood on Monday 55-45. White had 14 points, all in the second half, to lead the Tiger Cubs. She also finished with eight rebounds...
Burgess resigns as South Putnam football coach
After eight season and two sectional championships, South Putnam football coach Troy Burgess had his resignation accepted at the South Putnam School Board meeting on Monday. Burgess, also the head basketball coach and assistant principal at SPHS, said he can no longer commit the time necessary to serve in all three positions the way he believes he needs to...
Tiger Cubs sweep rival Athenians in pool
The Greencastle swim teams dived into the water and came out blazing on Monday, sweeping Crawfordsville in all six relays and winning both the boys' and girls' team events. The Tiger Cub girls won 123-61 and the boys won 127-59. "I was very pleased to see fast swimming across the board for our Tiger Sharks," GHS coach Kent Menzel said. "The relay sweep for both boys and girls meets was a nice exclamation point to add to the hard work out team has been doing for the first half of the season."...
All Saturday sports postponed
The Putnam County junior varsity girls' basketball tournament, scheduled to begin Saturday at Cloverdale, was cancelled on Friday night because of concerns about road conditions in the morning. A potential make-up date has not been set. Also cancelled were morning wrestling meets for Cloverdale, Greencastle, North Putnam and South Putnam...
Moore, Clovers have one more run than Tiger Cubs in WCC win 68-58
CLOVERDALE -- Led by 32 points from junior guard Marquise Moore, the Cloverdale boys' basketball team improved on its perfect season with a win over visiting Greencastle in the West Central Conference opener for both teams, 68-58. It was the first time Cloverdale had won its conference-opener since 2009...
Tiger Cubs streak past Clovers 58-32
CLOVERDALE -- After winning a tight contest over Cloverdale in the championship game of the Putnam County Classic, the Greencastle girls' basketball team was out to prove they were still the top team in the county on Friday, beating host Cloverdale 58-32 to erase all doubt...
Cougars lose to Rockville 47-41
ROCKVILLE -- The North Putnam boys' basketball team traveled to take on the Rockville Rox (2-2) on a snowy Friday night but fell after putting up a great fight, 47-41. The Cougars (2-2, 0-0 WCC) had a significant disadvantage due to the height of the Rockville team. Five players on Rockville's team were taller than the Cougars tallest player. The Cougars still managed to get off good looks at the basket all night long...
Free throws doom Eagles in loss to Cadets
CLAYTON -- The South Putnam boys' basketball team made the 30-minute trip down US 40 to Cascade High School on a cold, snowy night Friday. The Eagles tried to even up their record but fell short 50-40. The Eagles (1-3, 0-1 WCC) played a good game against the Cadets, but Cascade (2-3, 2-0 WCC) did more to get the win. The hosts had lost three out of their first four games and came into Friday wanting to turn things around...
SP crushed by Cadets in WCC opener
CLAYTON -- Bad weather arrived at Cascade High School around the time the girls' basketball game started Friday night. At the same time, a worse storm was brewing for South Putnam as the Cadets pressed and shot the lights out early and often in an 80-27 rout of the Eagles...
Swimming in money
To thank the Tiger Cubs for their assistance during Airport Appreciation Days in September, parking co-chair Mary Vandeventer presents the Greencastle swim team with a $750 check. The funds from the grateful group will help the swim team purchase needed items. Members of the Putnam County Airport Appreciation Days present were Doug Miller, Tracy Maynard, Christen Doan, Ginger Scott and J.R. Scott. (Courtesy photo)
Greencastle boys' JV tops Cloverdale
The Greencastle JV boys' basketball team evened its season record by defeating visiting Cloverdale on Thursday 41-21. The Tiger Cubs were getting open looks but nothing to drop in the first quarter as juniors Tyler Lotz and Fred Fislar scored seven of the Clovers' points for a 12-5 lead...
Eagles JV tears up Cadets 41-21
South Putnam jumped out to an early lead and built from their in the boys' junior varsity basketball win against visiting Cascade on Thursday, 41-21. Josh Stewart led the Eagles with 11 points with a balanced back of scorers behind him. SPHS held a 14-5 advantage after the first, built it up to 11 at halftime and shutout the Cadets in the third...
Local prep stars named to media, coaches all-state football rosters
South Putnam junior running back Lucas Lorian was one of several local athletes named to the recent all-state football teams. Lorian was named to both The Associated Press 1A all-state honorable mention team and the Indiana Football Coaches Association junior all-state team and is the only local athlete on both lists...
Eagles split with Viking swimmers
The South Putnam girls' swimming and diving team picked up a big win on Thursday, beating visiting West Vigo 109-46 and taking first place in 10 of the 12 events. The Eagles boys' team lost to the Vikings 101-84. Sophomore Katie Jo Beasley had a strong day for South Putnam, picking up individual wins in the 50- and 500-yard freestyle races and helping with the winning medley and 200 free relay teams...
Tiger Cub swimmers cruise past Mounties
The Greencastle girls' and boys' swimming and diving teams came away with decisive wins at Southmont on Thursday. The girls won 131-52 and the boys 143-36. "I thought that our entire team had a stong performances tonight," GHS coach Kent Menzel said. "We were dropping time from the beginning of the meet to the end...
Engineers construct a win against Tigers 64-61
The DePauw men's basketball team cut a 19-point halftime deficit to two with less than 20 seconds remaining against visiting Rose-Hulman but the comeback attempt came up just short when the buzzer-beating attempt by senior Pat Haggin rimmed out, giving the Tigers a 64-61 loss...
Tiger Cubs come up short in meet at Bloomington North
BLOOMINGTON -- The Greencastle co-ed swim team faced a stiff challenge on Tuesday, competing at powerhouse Bloomington North and getting an early-season glimpse at some elite competition. The Tiger Cubs lost close in both meets, the boys going down 107-76 and the girls 111-72...
Motter, Newby lead Warriors past Tiger Cubs 53-40
DANVILLE -- The Greencastle girls' basketball team struggled with the quickness, physicality and size of Danville on Tuesday, losing on the road 53-40. Warriors sophomore forwards Hannah Newby and Maleha Motter provided the biggest punch, combining to score 38 points. Motter also brought in six rebounds, had six steals and four blocks...
Bruins take down Cougars, 65-26
LIZTON -- The North Putnam girls' basketball team traveled to Tri-West High School to take on the Bruins on Tuesday. Despite sophomore Taylor Nauert's outstanding performance, the Cougars fell 65-26. In the first quarter the Cougars (1-7), 0-0 WCC) could not find a way to the hoop. In the quarter, they attempted eight shots and all missed their mark. The Bruins, (4-3, 1-1 Sagamore) meanwhile, had no trouble finding their mark and gained an 11-point lead...
NP freshman split with Monrovia, Covenant
The North Putnam boys' freshman basketball team split a pair of games in recent weeks, beating visiting Monrovia 35-33 and losing at Covenant Christian 41-37. A layup by Preston Porter in the final seconds helped the Cougars beat the Bulldogs. He and Kendall Jackson both had 10 points in that game...