The Sideline – March 20

All-conference team members announced

The 2014-15 All-Hoosier Heritage Conference Boys Basketball Team, as selected by HHC coaches.

First Team


Kameron Slaven


Tate Hall

Mt. Vernon

Michael Ertel

Erick Shepherd

New Castle

Kyle Bumbalough

New Palestine

Ryan Curry

Kevin Riley

Pendleton Heights

Sean McDermott

Kenton Dunham


Mitch Orem


Riley Miller

Caleb Morey

Honorable mention


Kirill Schoellman

New Castle

Abe Haler

Pendlelton Heights

Caleb Hardy

Mark Albers


Braden Cole


Riley Neal

Coach of the Year

Brian Hahn, Pendleton Heights

Final HHC standings

Team HHC All

Pendleton Heights 6-1 17-6

Mt. Vernon 5-2 13-9

Greenfield-Central 5-2 10-15

New Palestine 4-3 13-12

Yorktown 3-4 17-8

New Castle 3-4 9-12

Shelbyville 2-5 11-12

Delta 0-7 8-15


Dragons standout receives another honor

New Palestine’s Ryan Curry was selected to participate in the 28th annual Boys’ Top 60 Senior Workout by the Hoosier Basketball Magazine.

The magazine recently selected Curry as a member of its Top 100 Senior List from more than 1,600 senior players statewide. From those 100, 60 were chosen to participate in the workout. The Boys’ Top 60 Senior Workout is April 12 at Marian University.


Laker named coach of Junior All-Stars team

Greenfield-Central girls basketball coach Doug Laker has been named an assistant coach for the Indiana Girls Junior All-Stars, along with fellow assistant Kevin Moore (East Central) for head coach Rod Parker (Homestead).

The Indiana Junior All-Stars will play the Indiana Senior All-Stars June 8 and June 10 at sites to be determined. The Seniors will be coached by Mark Holt (Barr-Reeve), with help from Jane Schott (West Lafayette) and Carrie Shappell (Leo). The Seniors will face Kentucky June 12 in Lexington, Kentucky, and June 13 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.


Cougars begin season with win vs. Mt. Vernon

The Greenfield-Central boys track and field team opened the outdoor portion of the season Tuesday with a victory against Mt. Vernon and Frankton.

The Cougars posted 86 points, while the host Marauders secured 75 and the Eagles eight.

Winning events for Greenfield-Central were Josh Woodard (110-meter high hurdles), Austin Herald (100-meter dash), Louise Blaser (400-meter dash), Eli Diehr (300-meter low hurdles), Nick Kiser (200-meter dash), Drayke Tift (long jump), Zach Phillips (discus), the 1,600-meter relay team (Michael Sosnowski, Jason LaFord, Blaser and Tift) and the 3,200 relay team (Syrus Fletcher, Tommy Hembree, Zach Bishop and LaFord).

Picking up victories for the Marauders were Link Hine (pole vault), Wyatt Gutierrez (shot put), Mark Lough (high jump), Aaron Rush (1,600 meters, 800 meters) and Christian Noble (3,200 meters).

“We really took a hammering in the sprints and hurdles and fell far behind,” Mt. Vernon coach Bruce Kendall said. “We rallied in the middle of our distance runners and throwers but could not close the deal.”

The Cougars are next in outdoor action against New Palestine and Shelbyville on April 9 in New Palestine, while the Marauders race again April 1 at Fishers.


Mt. Vernon finishes behind Greenfield girls

Olivia Coleman led the Mt. Vernon girls track team Tuesday night in Fortville, as she won the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes as well as the long jump. The Marauders’ Aubri Benbow won the 300 low hurdles.

“The girls survived the cold and windy conditions and performed up to their expectations,” Kendall said.

The Mt. Vernon girls will join the boys April 1 at Fishers.