Hancock County 2014-15 Boys Basketball Coach of the Year:
Michael Lewis, Greenfield-Central
All-Hancock County Girls Basketball Second Team:
Michael Thompson (11), Mt. Vernon
Addison True (9), Eastern Hancock
Derrik Noel (12), Eastern Hancock
Miles Wayer (11), Mt. Vernon
Kirill Schoellman (11), Greenfield-Central
All-Hancock County Boys Basketball Honorable Mention: Tom Barton (Eastern Hancock), Chandler Bean (Greenfield-Central), Alec Cook (New Palestine).
How the All-County Teams were selected: Hancock County head coaches Travis Daugherty (Mt. Vernon), Adam Barton (New Palestine), Michael Lewis (Greenfield-Central) and Aaron Spaulding (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: Curry, 70; Hall, 58; Ertel, 57; Shepherd, 50; Riley, 41; Thompson, 35; True, 26; Noel, 24; Wayer, 17; Schoellman 6; Bean, 4; Barton, 2; Cook, 1. Coach of the Year: Lewis, 4 votes; Barton, 2 votes; Daughterty, 1 vote.
Final team records
Eastern Hancock: 10-13
Mt. Vernon: 13-9
New Palestine: 13-12
The People’s Choice
The Daily Reporter asked for your help in naming a People’s Choice winner, and you responded with more than 2,500 votes in an online poll. With 677 votes, or 28 percent of the vote, Greenfield-Central junior Tate Hall is the People’s Choice for top Hancock County boys basketball player. Hall edged Mt. Vernon’s Michael Thompson (669 votes, 28 percent) for the honor, followed by Mt. Vernon’s Michael Ertel (338 votes, 14 percent) and New Palestine’s Kevin Riley (298 votes, 12 percent).