The Sideline – February 12

Cougar diver advances to state with record

Greenfield-Central’s Shyanne Milne broke her own school record Tuesday at the diving regional at Brownsburg to advance to the state finals.

Milne posted a total of 403.6 points and finished fourth. The top eight regional divers qualified for the state finals this weekend at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis.

The Cougars’ Ava Dickmann finished 10th with a 330.7.

Milne will be joined at IUPUI by Greenfield-Central swimmers, as well as swimmers from Mt. Vernon, who advanced out of the swim sectional. The state finals schedule:

6 p.m. Friday: Swimming prelims.

9 a.m. Saturday: Diving prelims and semis.

1 p.m. Saturday: Consolations and finals for all events.

Admission: $8 per session or $12 both days.

Webstream: Saturday’s championship and consolation finals will be streamed live at beginning at 1 p.m.

Advancement: The top 16 in each swimming event during Friday’s prelims will return for competition Saturday, with the top eight individuals vying for state title honors. Finishers nine through 16 on Friday make up the competitors in the consolation heats. All diving will take place Saturday, with the top 20 of 32 competitors advancing from the prelims to the semis after five dives each. After three dives each in the semis, the top 16 advance to the final round for another three dives each.


Dragon earns coaches’ player of week honors

New Palestine senior Ryan Curry was named the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association District 2 Player of the Week after scoring a school-record 46 points against Shelbyville, followed by a 19-point effort against Mooresville on Saturday.


New Palestine resident set to receive Hall honor

Longtime New Palestine resident Noah Haynes has been chosen for the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2015 Silver Anniversary Team, based on outstanding accomplishments as a senior basketball player 25 years ago.

The team, which also includes 1990 Mr. Basketball Damon Bailey and All-Star Eric Montross, will be honored at the Hall of Fame’s annual banquet March 25.

At Frontier High School, Haynes was the state’s leading scorer in 1990, averaging 33.8 points per game. He scored 1,571 career points at Frontier, then played college basketball for Indiana State and the University of West Florida.

Haynes has been a track and field and cross-country coach at Brebeuf for 17 years and was head coach of the Braves’ basketball team for two seasons ending in 2013-14.


Youth baseball sign-ups underway

Baseball players ages 4 to 18 and softball players between the ages of 4 and 13 are invited to register online for the New Palestine Youth League at

For more information, email


Prep schedule


Boys basketball: Mt. Vernon at Frankton, 7:30 p.m.; Greenfield-Central at Knightstown, 7:30 p.m.; Hauser at Eastern Hancock, 7:30 p.m.

Boys swimming: Cascade at Mt. Vernon, 5:30 p.m.


Girls basketball sectionals: See sectional scoreboard on page B2.


Boys basketball: Lawrence Central at Mt. Vernon, 2:30 p.m.; New Palestine at Connersville, 1:30 p.m.; Eastern Hancock at Indian Creek, 2:30 p.m.

Gymnastics: New Palestine at Bloomington North, 11 a.m.