High School Sports
Skin cancer awareness: Student-led project constructs sun shelters on GHS soccer fields
High school athletes are frequently encouraged to stay hydrated, eat the right foods and get a proper amount of sleep in order to be healthy and perform at the optimum level. Greencastle senior multi-sport athlete Whitney Weinschenk noticed that skin cancer prevention instruction was not normally included in the traditional safety package, though, so she decided to do something about it...
Clovers change lineup, play best of season
CLOVERDALE -- The Clovers defeated West Vigo in five sets by the scores of 25-21, 18-25, 25-22, 16-25 15-11 on Thursday night for their first win of the season. Hannah Rady had a season-high 21 points, five aces and 37 set-assists Tori Combs had a season-high 18 kills and five blocks, while Kassie Wade had five kills and Hailey Thomas added a season-high 12 points with six kills, and 18 digs...
Featured Athlete of the Week: Whitney Weinschenk
Whitney Weinschenk is a senior at Greencastle High School. She competes in multiple sports this fall, in addition to participating in several school clubs, and also competes in track and field in the spring. Banner Graphic: What sports do you play in school?...
Gillen perfect again as GHS wins
Greencastle completed a perfect pair of girls' soccer matches this week on Tuesday evening, defeating North Montgomery 4-0 at DePauw's Boswell Field. Sophomore goalie Claire Gillen recorded her second straight shutout, and drew praise from her coach...
Meyer, Duff, Amis pace Greencastle spikers over Southmont
Greencastle defeated Southmont in three sets in Tuesday night's high school volleyball match, winning by scores of 25-12, 25-12 and 25-14. The Cubs' defense was led by Maggie Meyer with 16 digs and Jayln Duff with nine. Lydia Trout and Hannah Miller each added seven digs to help run the offense...
SP's Vittetow places second in sloppy Zionsville meet
ZIONSVILLE -- South Putnam competed in the Zionsville Invitational on Saturday, with Eagle senior Kieffer Vittetow finishing second in the boys' junior-senior race in a time of 13:19. "Kieffer Vittetow had a gutsy race, going out with the lead pack from the start and sitting tight," Welti said. "He held on despite the obvious struggle of maintaining that effort and speed, yet he was still strong enough to close the race out hard and get really close to the winner."...
Clar's 210 yards key 27-20 Greencastle victory
The Greencastle Tiger Cubs mixed strong play from their offensive and defensive lines with a healthy dose of Devin Clar to open their football season with a 27-20 win over the Crawfordsville Athenians. Clar rushed for 210 yards on 28 carries as Greencastle dominated the line of scrimmage in the non-conference high school football game on Friday night, overcoming the big play Athenians...
Kickoff return sparks Eagles to win
CLOVERDALE -- The kickoff return can be one of the most exciting plays in football, and can be used as a huge momentum-changer in the right spot during a game. Trailing Cloverdale 8-0 midway through the second quarter on Friday night, South Putnam got a huge 83-yard TD return from sophomore Aidan LeBlanc to start a 26-point run over the remainder of the game and pace the Eagles to a 26-8 win in high school football action...
Cougars overcome miscues to edge Cascade
CLAYTON -- North Putnam defeated Cascade 20-13 on Friday in what wasn't one of the prettiest games in which head coach Greg Barrett had been involved. The Cougars, ranked No. 15 in the AP Media 2A Poll, committed three turnovers and eight penalties and saw a 14-0 lead disintegrate to 14-13 late in the fourth quarter...
Eagles, Tiger Cubs, Cougars all week 1 winners (Video)
South Putnam 26, Cloverdale 8; North Putnam 20, Cascade 13; Greencastle 27, Crawfordsville 20
Tiger Cubs, Eagles, Cougars compete in better golfing conditions
DANVILLE -- South Putnam and Greencastle traveled to Twin Bridges on Thursday evening to compete with Danville in a triangular meet. The Warriors won with a score of 226, while Greencastle was second with a 241 and South Putnam was third with 261. Alex Weliever paced the Tiger Cubs with a 54, while Macey Masten added a 57...
Tiger Cub netters open with win
Greencastle's boys' tennis team opened its season on Wednesday by winning 5-0 at South Putnam, which was also playing its season opener. The Tiger Cubs got singles wins from Jed Fajt, Sean Ramey and Yuji Mozawa plus doubles victories from the teams of Nathan Gobert-Elijah Lewis and Logan Wood-Jack Riggle...
Young Eagle spikers fall to CC
By Joey Bennett Sports Editor Clay City took control early in the first game and easily defeated South Putnam 25-5, 25-16 and 25-7 on Thursday night in girls' high school volleyball action. South Putnam got the first point of the night, but Clay City ran off the next six straight behind the serving of Kara Rendant...
Hard work has Clovers excited for improved season
By Joey Bennett Sports Editor CLOVERDALE -- Tony Meyer likes what his Cloverdale Clovers have done since the end of the 2015 season. Having been hired just a few weeks before practice started last summer, Meyer was lacking for precious time it will take to turn Cloverdale into a winning program...
Tony Meyer says 'it is possible' to turn Clovers around
CLOVERDALE -- When Tony Meyer accepted the varsity football head coaching position at Cloverdale in the summer of 2015, he knew the situation he was entering. The historical numbers going into his first season last fall were plain ugly: Eighteen straight losing seasons;...
NP 'road warriors' don't really care who or where they play
North Putnam's football team finished 9-3 last year, a season that did not end the way the Cougars wanted. NP finished second in the East Division of the Western Indiana Conference and advanced to the sectional championship game, but was defeated 50-0 by eventual state champion Monrovia...
Shaffer, Scott return as powerful Eagle RB tandem
South Putnam's Nathan Aker lost several outstanding players to graduation from last year's 8-4 team that placed third in the West Division of the Western Indiana Conference, but also returns several key performers with others looking to break through as replacements...
Prep high school football rule changes include contact period, play clock
Working with the Indiana Football Coaches' Association, the Indiana High School Athletic Association has made two significant rules changes for the 2016 season. One of these changes will never be seen by fans and spectators at the Friday night games, while the other will make some sort of changes to the game -- but no one is quite sure exactly what those changes will be...
Tiger Cubs encouraged by preseason progress
By Joey Bennett Sports Editor Mike Meyer starts the second year of his second term as head coach of the Greencastle Tiger Cubs with a much better feel about his players and his program than he had a year ago. Meyer took over last summer when Ryan Spoonmore resigned in May, after having previously coached the Tiger Cubs from 2005-2009...
Tiger Cubs, Cougars fall in volleyball
PITTSBORO -- Tri-West defeated Greencastle 25-19, 23-25, 25-17, 25-14, 13-15 on Monday night in varsity volleyball action. Maggie Meyer led the team with 23 digs and 4 aces, while Madison Trout had 12 kills to lead the offense. Jalyn Duff recorded 22 assists...
Most agree booster support vital
Football is an expensive sport to administrate, due to its great amount of needed equipment, and you don't have to be a coach or athletic director to realize that obvious fact. Schools and their athletic departments provide each program as much assistance, financial and otherwise, as possible. Sometimes, though, there are things that are needed or desired for which the money isn't there...
Scrimmages help Putnam football squads prepare for Week 1
North Putnam's Bobby Phillips (71) leads a group of tacklers against Indianapolis Ritter.
Eagles, Cougars have promising golf outings
The South Putnam girls' golf team opened its season on Thursday evening by hosting North Montgomery at Clover Meadows. The Chargers won by a 209-242 margin, led by Alicia Haywood with a 49. Kristi Wood and Anna Carrington followed with 64s, while Reagan Ladd had a 65, Leighla Hazlett shot a 71 and Kate McCammack scored a 72...
UPDATED: Football scrimmages set for Friday night
Putnam County high school football teams will participate in controlled scrimmages on Friday night, with three schools playing at home and one on the road. The schedule is: 7 p.m. -- Southmont at Greencastle, Cloverdale at South Vermillion, Indianapolis Lutheran at South Putnam...