FREE ACCESS: Greencastle seeking girls' golfers

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Any Greencastle High School students interested in playing girls’ golf this fall are asked to contact coach Steve Paquin at (765) 721-6709 before practice begins on Aug. 2.

South Putnam sets blood drive — South Putnam's football team will have its annual blood drive from 1:30–6:00 pm. on Sunday at the Bloodmobile at the Putnam Co. Fairgrounds.

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Donating blood takes about an hour. Anyone age 17 or older in good health who meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to give. Parental consent is required for donors age 16 to donate blood. Donors should bring a photo ID that includes their birth date.

Appointments are highly encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 317-916-5150 or visit

To help ensure the blood supply doesn’t run low in the summer months, Indiana Blood Center, part of Versiti, has partnered with the Indianapolis Colts to create the Colts Leadership Challenge.

The program, which began in 2012, encourages Indiana high school football teams to exercise their influence and leadership in their respective communities to host a blood drive between now through July 25.

To win the challenge, a team must host the largest blood drive in the state or achieve the largest percentage participation based on the team’s school size. There is also a wild card prize, awarded through a drawing of all teams with at least 30 participants at their drive. The winning team receives a $2,500 equipment grant from the Colts, VIP access to the Colts training camp, recognition from the Indiana Football Coaches Association and more.

Eagles selling discount cards — South Putnam football is selling discount cards for several local restaurants.

People interested in purchasing a card should connect with a football player assistant coach.

Cards are $20, and are valid for several businesses in Putnam County and others located in an area from Plainfield to Terre Haute.

Among the businesses offering discounts to card purchasers are Cabela’s, Domino’s, Coachman Inn, Metro Diner, Papa John’s, McDonald’s, Burger King, Casa Grande, Don Julio, Taco Wapo and Burrito Factory, Kwik Freeze, Noble Roman’s Pizza, White Castle, Myers’ Market, Arby’s, Dairy Queen, Monical’s Pizza, Family Video, White Cleaners, Pacesetter Sports, Jiffy Lube, Iguana’s Mexican Restaurant, Hot Box Diner, Lou’s Diner, Wings Etc., Anytime Fitness and AMC Theaters.

Vipers set tryouts — The Greencastle Vipers will have tryouts for their 2020 11u AA Viper baseball team on July 27 at 2 p.m. at Big Walnut Sports park in Greencastle.

Interested players are encouraged to contact Darren Hughes by e-mail at or by text message to (765) 720-0946.

“We are looking to continue to build on our successes from this year,” Hughes said.