TOURNEY TIME: Spring season drawing to a close
While some county and conference tournaments have already taken place for Putnam County teams, a majority of the post-season action is still on the horizon.
County titles have been decided in boys’ golf and track and field, and conference titles have been awarded in tennis and track and field.
Here is a look at some of the remaining events on the schedule, with sectional action starting next week in three sports:
Greencastle will be looking to defend its Western Indiana Conference crown on Saturday at Rolling Meadows near Ellettsville.
The Cubs have won three tournaments this year, including the county title on Thursday.
Tiger Cub No. 1 player Jake Bennett is the defending medalist, and should have strong competition to repeat from Cascade’s Jackson Franchville. The Cadet standout was a state finalist last year, but was unable to compete in the conference meet.
Sectional play will take place in June.
The Putnam County tournament was postponed due to bad weather in mid-April, but will be played at Greencastle on Saturday.
Greencastle meets North Putnam in the first game at 10 a.m., followed by Cloverdale against South Putnam at approximately noon.
The championship game will take place approximately 30 minutes after the second semifinal game.
None of the teams has a winning record this season, and the tournament looks to be wide open.
WIC crossover games have been set for Tuesday. South Putnam finished fourth in the WIC West and plays at Brown County for seventh place, while Greencastle was fifth in the West and plays at Cascade for ninth place.
North Putnam and Cloverdale each finished in sixth place, and will play at Cloverdale.
Sullivan will play at Indian Creek in the championship game.
Sectional play starts May 23.
The Putnam County tourney will also be held today at Greencastle.
Greencastle and North Putnam open the tourney at 10 a.m., followed by Cloverdale against South Putnam. The championship game will take place approximately 30 minutes after the second semifinal game.
Cloverdale brings the best record into the tourney at 10-5. South Putnam is also above the .500 mark at 10-8, and is ranked No. 9 in the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association Class 2A poll.
Crossover matchups will also take place on Tuesday. South Putnam finished third in the WIC West and will play at Indian Creek for fifth place. North Putnam and Cloverdale each finished fourth in its division and will meet at Cloverdale, while Greencastle was sixth in the West and plays at Owen Valley.
Sectional play starts May 21.
Northview won the WIC title last week, with Greencastle finishing eighth and South Putnam placing ninth.
Sectional play begins on Wednesday at South Putnam, with both the Cubs and Eagles having one regular-season event left to play before then.
The tennis sectional draw will be broadcast on ihsaatv.org on Monday night.
Track and field
Greencastle’s girls and South Putnam’s boys won county titles last week, with the Tiger Cub girls also winning the WIC meet this week.
Cloverdale was fifth in the boys’ WIC meet to highlight county teams.
Sectional competition will take place this week at Terre Haute North, with the girls’ event on Tuesday and the boys competing on Thursday.