Cougars finish runner-up at home volleyball invitational; Tiger Cubs win modified Bob Arnett Invitational

Sunday, April 21, 2024
North Putnam went 3-0 in pool play at its own boys’ volleyball invitational Saturday morning and afternoon, advancing to the championship game where the Cougars fell to the Wabash Valley Warrior A team 25-22, 25-18.
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North Putnam hosted an eight-team boys’ volleyball tournament Saturday, finishing runner-up to the Wabash Valley Warriors after going 3-0 in pool play earlier in the day.

The Cougars started off with a 25-17, 25-23 win over University and followed that up with a 25-16, 25-12 win over the Warriors’ B squad.

A 25-21, 25-20 win over Indianapolis Shortridge completed a sweep of the B Pool for North Putnam while Wabash Valley’s A squad won matches over International, Kokomo and Irvington Prep.

In the final, the Warriors reversed a 3-1 loss from earlier in the year with a 25-22, 25-18 win to go 4-0 on the day and win the invitational title over the Cougars.


West Vigo 3-Way

Boys: Northview 83, Greencastle 51, West Vigo 33

Girls: Northview 70, West Vigo 56, Greencastle 41

In one of two small WIC preview meets, the Tiger Cubs picked up five wins in the boys’ meet while the girls won three events in total.

Greencastle’s distance runners helped pave the way on the boys’ side as Daniel Dinn won the 400-meter dash (53.61), Charlie Menzel won the 1,600-meter run (4:45.58) and Landon Miller won the 3,200-meter run (10:22.06). Brendle Brennan added a win in the 110-meter hurdles (16.21) while Dinn, Menzel, Clay Glessner and Lamar Moore closed the meet with a win in the 1,600-meter relay (3:41.10).

On the girls’ side, Greencastle got a pair of wins in the hurdle events as Mikinley Cantonwine won the 100-meter hurdles (19.26) while Kyra Bandy won the 300-meter hurdles (53.26) while Colleen Bossnack won the 3,200-meter run (13:26.51).

Owen Valley 3-Way

Boys: South Putnam 77, Owen Valley 51.5, Cloverdale 32.5

Girls: Owen Valley 63, South Putnam 46.5, Cloverdale 39.5

The other small WIC meet saw the Eagles win eight events on the boys’ side while the girls claimed four event wins. The Clovers had two winners in the boys’ half while the girls had six wins on the night.

In the boys’ meet, South Putnam had a strong night from its distance crew as Wyatt Kendall won the 800-meter run (2:22.65), Evan Hinkle won the 1,600-meter run (5:10.50), Gabe Feltner won the 3,200-meter run (10:48.38) and the team of Hinkle, Feltner, Emilio Gallegos and Keaton Chew won the 3,200-meter relay (9:12.46).

Wyatt Switzer won the 110-meter hurdles (16.27) while the other three wins came in the field events as Khalil Jefferson won the long jump (19-03.50), Ben Teipen won at discus (150-10) and Keenan Mowery-Shields won the shot put (50-05).

Cloverdale’s two wins came from Connor Ramsey in the 400-meter dash (54.29) and Harrison Tyler in the pole vault (10-0).

Asyira Ford and Olivia Hemmerling were both double winners for the Clover girls as the former won the 200-meter dash (27.66) and the 400-meter dash (1:02.84) while the latter won 300-meter hurdles (50.39) and the long jump (15-03.50).

Cloverdale also won both throwing events as Emily Mann won the shot put (32-07) and Kayla Henderson won the discus (86-03).

Jasmine Guzman won the 100-meter dash (13.32) to get things started for South Putnam while Faith Wiggins won the 1,600-meter run (6:01.69), Reagan Bain won the 100-meter hurdles (16.34) and the team of Bailey Brickert, Elise Kendall, Isabella Fanning and Josey Helton won the 400-meter relay (54.65).

Crawfordsville 4-Way

Boys: Crawfordsville 83, Cascade 78, Western Boone 41, North Putnam 39

Girls: Crawfordsville 95, Western Boone 61, North Putnam 49, Cascade 38

A meet that now serves as a future preview of the Monon Athletic Conference, the Cougars picked up three wins on both sides of the meet.

Jeremiah Miles provided two of the wins to the North Putnam boys, winning the 1,600-meter run (4:42.68) and the 3,200-meter run (10:30.18) while the team of Christian Kramer, Evan Polley, Matt Farrington and Wes Murphy won the 1,600-meter relay (3:41.97).

Mackinley Lawson was also a double winner for the Cougars, winning at shot put (34-06) and discus (108-06) while Jenna Day added a win in the 800-meter run (2:40.34).

Boys’ Golf

Bob Arnett Invite

Greencastle (317) 1/21; Cloverdale (339) 9/21

The Tiger Cubs won the Bob Arnett Invitational Saturday at Rea Park GC, besting WIC foe Northview for the title by two strokes.

Ben Zellers shot 78 to finish with the second-lowest score of the day of 78, followed by Bryson Worman on 81, Jackson Rodgers on 83, Zane Huber on 84 and Sam White on 97.

Zach Thomas and Eli Kelley led the Clovers with dueling 81s, followed by Houston Jobe on 99 and Carson Caulkins and Desmon Alexander on 103.

Unlike most rounds, each competing team played as a fivesome with the four best scores on each hole counting toward the team total.

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