Northview tennis sectional brackets set

Boys tennis teams around the state learned their postseason route Monday night during the IHSAA Boys Tennis State Tournament Pairings Show.


Sectional 11 is hosted by Northview this week and features five programs vying for the title. The opening quarterfinal will be Owen Valley vs South Vermilion.  The winner will play Greencastle in one semifinal. 


The other semifinal will pit Northview against South Putnam.

S. Putnam golfers Alexa and Madison Newby complete season in regional round

A pair of South Putnam golfers wrapped up their season Saturday at the Washington regional at Country Oaks.


Alexa Newby and Madison Newby shot a 99 and 100, respectively.


The top three teams advanced from the regional to the state finals.  Castle, Bedford North Lawrence and Gibson Southern were the top three teams in the 15-team field. 


Gibson Southern advanced with a tie-breaker decision over Jasper.  Both teams shot a 355.


Soccer pairings set for upcoming IHSAA state tournament

A record number of boys and girls soccer teams will compete in the 29th annual IHSAA soccer state tournaments.


A total of 305 boys teams and 273 girls teams learned their opening-round sectional opponents Sunday night during the IHSAA’s state tournament draw. The previous record for participants was 301 for the boys in 2017 and 2019, and 272 girls teams in 2019.


Both tournaments mirror each other beginning with 16 sectionals in each of three classes running Oct. 3-8.


Regional semifinals will be played Oct. 12-13 with regional championships on Oct. 15.


Semistate champions will be determined on Oct. 22 at four sites with the winners advancing to the state championship matches Oct. 28-29 at Michael Carroll Stadium at IUPUI in Indianapolis.


This is the second year that a mid-week regional semifinal match will be played on the home field of one of the sectional winners. This year, the winners of the even-numbered sectionals will host a regional semifinal match on Wednesday (boys) and Thursday (girls) with all championship matches played at a pre-determined site on Saturday.


Boys Tournament

Greencastle Sectional

Greencastle, ranked No. 15 in the state coaches poll, will face Owen Valley in the second scheduled match at Class 2A, Sectional 29.

In the opener, Brown County will take on West Vigo with the winner getting the Greencastle-Owen Valley winner in the semifinal round.

The other quarterfinal matchups are Indian Creek vs. Northview and South Vermillion vs. Edgewood.

The Greencastle Sectional champion will travel to the Providence Sectional champion for the regional semifinal match.

Washington is the host site for the regional championship match.


Bethesda Christian Sectional

North Putnam, ranked 19th in the state coaches poll, will make its postseason debut against the host Patriots in Class A, Sectional 41. The winner advances to the championship match of the five-team sectional.

In the quarterfinal opener, No. 13-ranked Covenant Christian faces Riverside with the winner taking on No. 10 Providence Cristo Rey in the semifinals.

The Bethesda Christian Sectional champion will face the Southwestern Sectional champion in the regional semifinal round.

Knightstown is the host site for the regional championship match.


Girls Tournament

Cascade Sectional

North Putnam drew the host Cadets in the Class A, Sectional 41 opener.

The winner will take on the winner of the South Vermillion-Southmont quarterfinal match in the semifinals.

The other semifinal matchup features Greencastle against Bethesda Christian.

The Cascade Sectional champion plays at the Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter Sectional champion in the regional semifinal round.

Knightstown is the host site for the regional championship match.

South Putnam football up one spot in 1A poll, Brownsburg still top-ranked in 6A

With a 35-14 win at Greencastle Friday, South Putnam moved up one spot in this week’s Indiana Football Coaches Association Class A state poll.


The top five ranked teams in Class A are still unbeaten.


Lutheran (4-0), Adams Central (4-0), Park Tudor (4-0), North Judson (4-0) and North Decatur (4-0) round out the top five. South Adams (3-1) is No. 6 followed by Carroll (Flora) (4-0), Tri (4-0), South Putnam (3-1) and Monroe Central (2-1).


No. 9 South Putnam hosts Edgewood (1-3) in week five of the regular season.


There is a new No. 1 team in Class 3A. Chatard’s 38-0 loss to Class 6A, No. 3 Cathedral cost the Trojans the top ranking.


West Lafayette (4-0) takes over atop the 3A poll with Chatard (2-2), with two losses to top-10 ranked opponents, falling to No. 2 this week.


Unbeaten Gibson Southern (4-0) is No. 3 ahead of Tri-West (3-1), Guerin Catholic (3-1), Norwell (4-0), Western Boone (3-1), Hanover Central (4-0), Lawrenceburg (3-1) and Owen Valley (4-0).


The top three teams in last week’s Class 2A poll sit atop the latest poll.


Linton-Stockton (4-0), Andrean (2-2) and Scecina (4-0) are ahead of LaVille (4-0), Eastbrook (3-1), Fort Wayne Luers (2-2), Evansville Mater Dei (2-2), Heritage Christian (3-1), Triton Central (3-1) and Lafayette Central Catholic (2-2).


The best team in Class 4A is not unanimous. New Palestine (4-0) continues its grip on the No. 1 ranking but Roncalli (4-0) is receiving several first-place votes while ending up ranked No. 2.


Mooresville (4-0) is No. 3 followed by Kokomo (4-0), East Central (3-1), Northwood (4-0), Brebeuf Jesuit (2-1), New Prairie (4-0), Evansville Reitz (4-0) and Greenfield-Central (3-1).


Whiteland (4-0) is the unanimous No. 1 team in Class 5A ahead of Mishawaka (4-0), Merrillville (3-1), Fort Wayne Snider (3-1), Valparaiso (3-1), Fort Wayne Dwenger (3-1), Franklin (3-1), Castle (3-1), Decatur Central (2-2) and Harrison (West Lafayette) (3-1).


Brownsburg (4-0) held on to the top ranking in Class 6A with a 60-21 win over Avon. Center Grove (3-1) is No. 2 followed by Cathedral (3-1), Hamilton Southeastern (4-0), Ben Davis (2-2), Carmel (2-2), Carroll (Allen) (4-0), Westfield (3-1), Fishers (3-1) and Warren Central (2-2).

Week 4 football preview includes South Putnam at Greencastle tonight on GIANT fm Sports

South Putnam (2-1, 2-0) visits Greencastle (2-1, 1-0) tonight on GIANT fm Sports.  The winner will be the last team still unbeaten in the WIC Green Division.


Also tonight, Cloverdale (1-2) tries to keep momentum from snapping a 22-game losing streak last week and North Putnam (0-3) looks for its first win.


Johnny McCrory has a preview of Week 4.







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