The Sideline – April 11

Brumfield, Ruble pace Royals to track wins

Eastern Hancock scored 97 points to beat South Decatur (88), North Decatur (30) and Anderson Prep (13) in a boys track and field meet Thursday.

Winners for the Royals were Caleb Beyers in the high jump (5 feet, 10 inches), Braden Dickey in the long jump (17-3), Cole Cochard in the 110 meter hurdles (16.39 seconds), Jayson Bowers in the 300 hurdles (45.54), Clayton Brumfield in the 800 (2:10) and 1,600 (4:56) and the 3,200 relay team of Brumfield, Parker West, Corbin Jennings and Gabe Blake (9:07).

The Eastern Hancock girls (99.5) outlasted North Decatur (55.5), Anderson Prep (43) and South Decatur (27). 

Kaycee Ruble broke her own school record in the shot put (38-2), and the Royals were boosted by fellow winners Karlee Gray (100, 200, 400), Hope Spaulding (300 hurdles), Ryley Burkhart (discus), Shelby Mourey (high jump), the 400 relay team (Spaulding, Mourey, Maddie Lee, Madison Stunda), the 1,600 relay team (Spaulding, Lee, Stunda, Cassey Hancock) and the 3,200 relay team (Hancock, Annie Floyd, Liberty Durham, Cara Johnson).

Cougars sweep Golden Bears, Dragons

The Greenfield-Central boys track and field team’s 94 points were enough to defeat Shelbyville (46) and New Palestine (27) Thursday. The Cougars also won the girls meet with 75 points, edging Shelbyville (67) and New Palestine (34). 

The Cougars were led in the boys meet by victors Nick Kiser (100 meters), Michael Sosnowski (400), Syrus Fletcher (800), Tyler Morris (1,600), Zach Bishop (3,200), Bryce Ratliff (pole vault), Andy Kim (shot put), Zach Phillips (discus), the 1,600 relay team (Fletcher, Austin Herald, Cody Jenkins, Tommy Hembree) and the 3,200 relay team (Fletcher, Bishop, Hembree, Jason LaFord).

The Greenfield-Central girls won eight events to Shelbyville’s seven, led by victors Savannah Girolami (200, long jump), Maddie Wise (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles), Regan Lewis (high jump), Sydney Cook (1,600), the 400 relay team (Girolami, Amanda Flora, Shelby Bowmer, Olivia McBride) and the 1,600 relay team (Girolami, Liews, Flora, Cook).

Hahn resigns as Pendleton Heights coach

Brian Hahn announced his resignation Thursday as the Pendleton Heights boys basketball coach, after nine seasons, 151 wins and three sectional titles. Hahn said in a news release that he intends to open a basketball academy.

Hahn joins a growing list of boys coaches to depart recently. New Palestine’s Adam Barton, Triton Central’s Cary Chandler, Columbus North’s Jason Speer, Warren Central’s Greg Graham, Anderson’s Joe Nadaline and Jeffersonville’s Matt Pait will not return next season. 

New Palestine’s opening could be filled as early as Monday at the Southern Hancock school board meeting.

Current girls basketball openings include jobs at Avon and Pike, where David Cupp and Bob Anglea, respectively, will not return.

Lewis among academic honorees

Greenfield-Central senior Regan Lewis was one of 34 senior girls across the state named Indiana Basketball Coaches Association First Team Academic All-State. The Cougars’ Shelby Oldham earned girls honorable mention academic honors, as did Ryan Curry and Taylor Hiland of New Palestine on the boys side.

Swim clubs hosting sign-ups, tryouts

The Greenfield Community Swim Club is conducting summer swim season walk-in registration and tryouts 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the high school pool. Children ages 7 and younger are invited to participate. More information can be found at or via email to Mark Logan at


The Eastern Hancock Aquatics Club will host registration Thursday and Friday in the high school pool area from 4 to 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Derek McCormick at or at 317-448-7742.

Prep Calendar


Baseball: Eastern Hancock at Shenandoah, 10 a.m.; New Palestine at Greenfield-Central (DH), 2 p.m.

Softball: Lutheran at Mt. Vernon, 11 a.m.; Warren Central at Greenfield-Central (DH), noon; Hauser at Eastern Hancock, noon

Golf: New Palestine, Jay County, Alexandria at Yorktown, 11 a.m.


Baseball: New Palestine at Perry Meridian, 5:30 p.m.; Mt. Vernon at Lawrence Central, 5:30 p.m.; Beech Grove at Greenfield-Central, 6 p.m.

Softball: Roncalli at New Palestine, 5:30 p.m.; Greenfield-Central at Noblesville, 7:30 p.m.

Tennis: Delta at Greenfield-Central, 5:30 p.m.; Eastern Hancock at Southwestern, 5 p.m.


Baseball: Mt. Vernon at Shenandoah, 5:30 p.m.; Eastern Hancock at Randolph Southern, 5:30 p.m.

Softball: Mt. Vernon at Yorktown, 6 p.m.; Knightstown at Eastern Hancock, 5:30 p.m.

Golf: New Palestine, Greenfield-Central at Whiteland, 4:30 p.m.