Hancock County 2014-15 Girls Basketball Coach of the Year:
Steve Doud, Mt. Vernon
All-Hancock County Girls Basketball Second Team:
Ariana Sandefur (11), Mt. Vernon
Emiley Carlton (10), Eastern Hancock
Regan Lewis (12), Greenfield-Central
Shaely Duff (12), Mt. Vernon
Shelby Oldham (12), Greenfield-Central
All-Hancock County Girls Basketball Honorable Mention: Kaysi Gilbert, Shelby King, Shelby Mourey, Hope Spaulding (Eastern Hancock); Sadie Baugh (Mt. Vernon); Emma Laughlin, Gia Nitschke, Haley Stratman (New Palestine).
How the All-County Teams were selected: Hancock County head coaches Steve Doud (Mt. Vernon), Brian Kehrt (New Palestine), Doug Laker (Greenfield-Central) and Jeremy Powers (Eastern Hancock), along with Brian Harmon and Jim Ayello of the Daily Reporter and local television/radio broadcaster Chris Lambert, voted on the teams, each listing, in order, who they felt were the 10 best players in the county. A player listed No. 1 on a ballot received 10 votes; No. 2, nine votes; and, so on. The player receiving the most votes was named Player of the Year; top five players, All-County; second five and others, Second Team and Honorable Mention. Voters also selected a Coach of the Year. Final player vote totals: Shelton, 70; Wise, 63; Helgason, 45; McMurray, 41; Coleman, 41; Sandefur, 33; Carlton, 30; Lewis, 22; Duff, 14; Oldham, 13; King, 3; Mourey, 2; Nitschke, 2; Baugh, 1; Gilbert, 1; Laughlin, 1; Spaulding, 1; Stratman, 1. Coach of the Year: Doud, 6 votes; Kehrt, 1 vote.
Final team records
Eastern Hancock: 13-10
Mt. Vernon: 21-3
New Palestine: 12-12
The People’s Choice
The Daily Reporter asked for your help in naming a People’s Choice winner, and you responded with more than 2,000 votes in an online poll. With 1,055 votes, or 53 percent of the vote, Greenfield-Central sophomore Katie Helgason is the People’s Choice for top Hancock County girls basketball player. Cougars teammate Maddie Wise (556 votes, 28 percent) finished second, followed by Mt. Vernon’s Sydney Shelton (159 votes, eight percent) and Eastern Hancock’s Emiley Carlton (111 votes, six percent).