The Sideline – March 11

Vote for Girls Basketball People’s Choice winner

The Daily Reporter soon will unveil its 2014-15 Hancock County Girls Basketball Player of the Year. We invite our readers to name a winner, as well, by voting in an online poll.

Who, in your opinion, was the best girls basketball player this season? The top vote-getter will be named People’s Choice.

To vote, visit and select the local sports tab to view the poll.

The choices: Eastern Hancock’s Emiley Carlton and Hope Spaulding, Greenfield-Central’s Katie Helgason and Madison Wise, Mt. Vernon’s Olivia Coleman, Ariana Sandefur and Sydney Shelton, and New Palestine’s Raegan McMurray and Gia Nitschke.

Through Monday evening, Helgason led the voting with 740 votes, or 51 percent. Wise (491 votes/34 percent) and Shelton (116 votes/8 percent) were next.


Greenfield-Central hosting 2A regional

Greenfield-Central will host the boys basketball Class 2A basketball regional Saturday. Doors open at 9 a.m. The schedule:

10 a.m.: Park Tudor (22-2) vs. Northeastern (22-3)

Noon: Cloverdale (22-5) vs. Crispus Attucks (18-5)

8 p.m.: Championship game

All-Regional Tickets are on sale at participating schools and at the Greenfield-Central athletics office. Cost is $10. Individual tickets are $7 per session.

Mt. Vernon senior earns hoops magazine honor

Mt. Vernon senior basketball player Olivia Coleman (pictured above) has been invited to the Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top 60 Workout for the state’s top seniors.

Statistical evaluation, game observation and statewide research were conducted to determine the Top 60, according to the magazine.

Two sessions of the Top 60 Senior Workout, hosted by Hoosier Basketball Magazine in conjunction with the IHSAA and the IBCA, will be conducted Sunday at Marian University in Indianapolis.

Thirty-two girls of the Top 60, primarily from northern and southern Indiana, will participate in the first session (1 to 3 p.m.). The remaining 32 girls of the Top 60, primarily from central Indiana, will compete during the second session (3:30 to 5:30 p.m.).

Coleman, an IPFW track and field commit, averaged 7.0 points per game and was a defensive leader for the 21-3 Marauders this winter.

The workouts, which serve as college recruiting opportunities as well as evaluation in determining the Indiana All-Star Team, are open to the public. Cost is $7.


Mt. Comfort soccer sign-ups underway

Upward Soccer is accepting registrations for boys and girls in kindergarten to sixth grade.

The final signup day is Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mt. Comfort United Methodist Church.

For more information, call 317-894-8965 or email


Greenfield-Central sets athletics dates

Greenfield-Central girls tennis tryouts begin at 3:30 p.m. Monday. Complete athletics physical packet must be on file with athletics office.

The Greenfield-Central High School baseball team will host a bowling fundraiser Saturday at Strike Force Lanes in Greenfield. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., with the event from 6 to 10 p.m. Cost is $25 per person. Lane sponsorships are available for $50.

Greenfield-Central winter sports award programs will be conducted on the following dates: Cheerleading, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Cougar Meeting Room; swimming and diving, 6 p.m. March 19, cafeteria.


Prep calendar


Gymnastics: New Palestine at Columbus East Regional, 7 p.m.