PREP ROUNDUP: Eagle golfers edge North Putnam

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Both the North Putnam and South Putnam girls’ golf teams shot season low scores on Tuesday at Old Hickory.

South Putnam’s best of 221 topped North Putnam’s 228 by seven strokes, but both coaches were happy with the performance of their teams.

“This was our best round of the season,” South Putnam coach Kevin Metz said. “Hopefully things will continue to improve as the season moves forward.”

North Putnam’s Linda Patrick praised both teams.

“This was a good matchup for both teams, with each team having few experienced players and a lot of freshmen just starting out,” she said. “The Lady Cougars are progressively getting a little more golf savvy by beginning to understand the importance of varying club choices for course conditions.”

As usual, the weather’s effect on the course conditions is something the players still need to learn to manage.

“It has been hot and dry for so long it took them a few holes to see that they needed to use a club to get them more distance on wetter grasses with less roll,” she said. “Putting proved to be a little more difficult also due to wet greens and taller turf.”

North Putnam’s Nyiah Goff was medalist with a 53, while Leighla Hazlett from South Putnam was low with a 54 for the Eagles.

North Putnam (228) – Taylor Dixon 57, Brittany Bonifacius 59, Nyiah Goff 53, Grace Timm 59, Haylee Greene 69, Mady Williams 70

South Putnam (221) – Leighla Hazlett 54, Reagan Ladd 55, Drew Steffy 55, Anna Carrington 57, Kate McCammack 59, Alex Fanning 61

In other golf:

Eagles third in triangular – South Putnam played Brown County and Monrovia in a triangular match at Deer Creek on Wednesday.

Monrovia walked away with the win with a 201, while Brown County shot a 209 and the Eagles were third with 241.

Drew Steffy paced the Eagles with a 54, while Reagan Ladd and Leighla Hazlett each had a 62,

Kate McCammack had a 63, Alex Fanning had a 65 and Kortnee Starks shot a 67.

Greencastle 218, West Vigo 270 – Senior Marin Nally had her best round of the season with a 48 to win medalist honors as the Tiger Cubs routed the Vikings.

“Marin had good ball striking and overall good play,” Greencastle coach Steve Paquin said. “Bailey [Shuee] continues to improve and lower her scores as she becomes more consistent.

“Macey [Masten] had an off day because of some back issues that prevented her from swinging the club as efficiently as usual. Rose [White] and Molly [Ramey] are improving and working hard to lower their scores. Windy Hill CC is a very difficult course with the hills, sloping fast greens and tight fairways for beginners to score on. The more we can play in these conditions the better we will become heading toward the end of the season.”

Greencastle (218) – Marin Nally 48, Bailey Shuee 53, Macey Masten 55, Rose White 62, Molly Ramey 63

West Vigo (270) – Emily Noe 61, Isabel Miller 66, Ashton Stewart 71, Jenna Minor 72

Clovers third in triangular – Cloverdale played a triangular match with Plainfield and Monrovia on Tuesday.

The Quakers won with an impressive score of 170, while Monrovia was second with a 208 and the Clovers third at 226.

All four Putnam County teams will play in the Western Indiana Conference meet at Forest Park in Brazil on Tuesday.


South Putnam 3, South Vermillion 2 – The Eagles lost the first two sets, by scores of 25-14 and 25-12, but came back to win the last three.

South Putnam won the final three sets by scores of 25-20, 25-19 and 15-13.


Points — Miranda Bieghler 18, Grace Burdge 11, Caitlin Capps and Brianna Robinson 10 each, Drew Bratcher 8, Chloe Custis 5, Abby Teipen 2

Aces — Miranda Bieghler, Grace Burdge and Drew Bratcher 2 each, Caitlin Capps and Chloe Custis 1 each

Kills — Caitlin Capps 5, Grace Burdge 4, Miranda Bieghler 3, Drew Bratcher, Chloe Custis, and Aubrey Hill 1 each

Blocks — Aubrey Hill 2, Caitlin Capps and Miranda Bieghler 1 each

Digs — Brianna Robinson 14, Grace Burdge 9, Miranda Bieghler 6, Drew Bratcher and Caitlin Capps 4 each, Chloe Custis 3, Masey Chambers 2

Set assists: Chloe Custis 6, Miranda Bieghler 4, Abby Teipen 3, Grace Burdge 2

South Putnam JV beat South Vermillion in two sets, winning 25-22 and 25-13.


Points — Saydee Proctor 11, Chloe Custis 7, Brionna Egold, Bree Mahoney-Sutherland and Abby Teipen 5 each, Gracie Nees 4, Eva Hubbard 2

Aces — Saydee Proctor- 4, Bree Mahoney-Sutherland and Gracie Nees 2 each, Chloe Custis and Brionna Egold 1 each

Kills — Chloe Custis and Bree Mahoney-Sutherland 3 each, Brionna Egold and Abby Teipen 2 each

Sullivan 3, Greencastle 0 — The Cubs fell on Wednesday night to Sullivan.

The 6-1 Arrows won by scores of 25-15, 25-6 and 25-17.

Ivy Wright and Lilly Meyer led the way with five kills each. Jayln Duff recorded 16 assists while Maggie Meyer had 20 digs and Mackenzie Woodall had five.

Cloverdale 2, South Vermillion 0 (JV) — The JV Clovers fended off a variety of South Vermillion attacks on Monday night for a 2-0 victory.

The Clovers battled back and forth in the first set with the Wildcats with both sides winning long rallies. It wasn’t until the score was tied at 20-20 when the Clovers’ defense stepped up and pushed to a 25-21 victory.

The second set had the Clovers race to an 18-4 lead with Haley Smith serving 12 consecutive points in the run.

Stat leaders:

Sky Lowe (7 kills)

Maci Jones (7 assists)

Autumn Lewellen (12 digs)

Haley Smith (14 points)

Clay City 3, Cloverdale 0 — On Tuesday night, the Cloverdale varsity lost 14-25, 19-25 and 14-25.

“The Clovers never found their feet against Clay City,” coach Traci Scott said.

The Clovers fought from behind to make the score 13-13, then immediately lost their drive, Scott said.

The Clovers were led by Kenzie Stoltz with four kills Hailey Thomas with three kills and Hannah Rady seven points.

“Haley Smith did a great job coming off the bench and playing well,” Scott said.

Tri-West 3, North Putnam 0 — The Bruins won by scores of 25-6, 25-7 and 25-6.

Kinzey Young and Bradi Gierke had kills each and Gibson with six assists.

“Our serving was better in this match,” Cougar coach Bonnie Osborn said. “We need to gain confidence in ourselves. We are doing some things better every game, but still lack the needed confidence in ourselves.

“Being a young team, our confidence will come in time,” she added. “I have no doubt we will continue to gel as a team and do things better every game.”


Eagles split pair — South Putnam played a pair of 4-1 matches this week, losing by that score to West Vigo on Tuesday and defeating Northview by that margin on Wednesday.

“That was a good way to bounce back from a tough loss to West Vigo,” South Putnam coach Johnny Briones said after the Northview win. “It was a big conference win. We had some strong singles performances. Our No. 2 singles [Ty VanSickle] continues to play very well.”

Briones was “extremely proud” of No. 1 and 3 singles going three sets and pulling out the win.

“Despite injuries, No. 1 doubles fought hard but fell short,” he added. “No. 2 doubles continues to play well and is starting to communicate better.”

Briones appreciated Northview “playing back” to be able to get all the JV matches in.

The Eagles are now 3-6 in JV matches.


North Montgomery 7, North Putnam 0 (boys) — Cougar coach Curt Krominaker noted that one Charger player made things tough for his team.

“North Montgomery has a very good player leading the line,” he said. “We started out well, keeping the game tight until the last fifteen minutes of the first half when we lost our marking and gave up 5 goals in that time period.

“In the time before that, and in the second half, we played up to our ability.”

Krominaker noted that one of the bright spots in the game was Grant Jarboe moving into the center back position.

“During his time stationed in the back we only allowed one goal,” he said. “I believe he made a statement for claiming his spot on the field.”

Cross country

Cougars place third — North Putnam hosted Crawfordsville and Tri West for a triangular meet on Tuesday.

Kyle Young (10th) led the way for the boys. He was supported by Adam Bonebrake (14th) and Matt Trotter (15th).

Crawfordsville won the team title with 19 points, and Tri-West had 36. The Cougars did not field a full team.

In the girls’ race, NP’s freshmen led the way again.

Grace Elmore was seventh overall and Anna Haste took 10th. Sydney Sims and Ashley O’Neal placed 14th and 15th, respectively, followed by Gabby Carney (19th) and Taylor Hensley (20th).

“Though they placed third, they ran tough,” coach Kevin Lutes said. “We look forward to racing Saturday at the Hokum.”

Crawfordsville was first with 16 team points, followed by Tri-West with 48 and North Putnam with 56.

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