The Sideline – February 13

Girls basketball sectionals

Class 4A Sectional 9 at Mt. Vernon


Anderson (6-17) vs. Connersville (13-11), 6 p.m.

Mt. Vernon (21-2) vs. Richmond (18-6) , to follow


Championship, 7:30 p.m.

Class 4A Sectional 13 at Greenwood


Franklin Central (15-8) vs. Center Grove (18-6), 5:30 p.m.

New Palestine (11-11) vs. Greenwood (11-12), to follow


Championship, 7 p.m.

Class 2A Sectional 41 at Cambridge City Lincoln


Eastern Hancock (13-9) vs. Union County (13-10), 6 p.m.

Centerville (5-16) vs. Hagerstown (19-4), to follow


Championship, 7:30 p.m.

Players earn honors

Mt. Vernon’s Olivia Coleman was named to Hoosier Basketball Magazine’s Top 100 list for senior basketball players.

Further research and evaluation will determine a final list of seniors who will be invited to the magazine’s Top 60 Senior Girls Workout on March 15 at Marian University.

New Palestine volleyball freshman Ally Dennemann was named to the 2014 Frosh 59, a list of the 59 top freshman players in the country.

The outside hitter compiled 447 kills, 43 aces, 63 blocks and 255 digs for the Dragons in the fall.

Youth baseball sign-ups

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

For more information, email


The Eastern Hancock Youth Baseball Program for Eastern Hancock School Corporation boys and girls has opened registration in the 6U, 9U and 12U leagues.

Register with Lorrie Edwards in the Eastern Hancock High School athletics office. Cost is $50 per player. Volunteers for coaching and umpiring also are sought.

For more information, contact league president and Eastern Hancock junior varsity coach Stu Fisher at


Registration for the Greenfield Youth Baseball Association Recreational League will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, as well as Feb. 21 and Feb. 28, at the Riley Park concession stand, 810 E. Lincoln St.

The league is for boys ages 5 to 16. Practices begin in late March, with games beginning April 18 and continuing through June.

Important athletics dates

Volleyball weightlifting for Greenfield-Central players in Grades 8 to 11 will begin March 2 (Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m.) in the high school weight room.

Greenfield-Central cheerleading open practice for Grades 9 to 12 is Feb. 23, March 2 and March 9 in the Cheer Loft from 6 to 8 p.m.

A mandatory parent meeting will be held March 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cougar Meeting Room.

Clinics are March 17 (6-8 p.m.) and March 19 (6-8 p.m.) with tryouts on March 20 at 4 p.m.

Prep schedule


Girls basketball sectionals: See schedule, above.


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.

Wrestling: Eastern Hancock, Greenfield-Central, New Palestine at New Castle Semistate, 9 a.m.