The Sideline – April 21

County All-Stars sweep Shelby at Triton Central

The Hancock County All-Stars defeated their Shelby County counterparts Friday in the Special Children’s Classic girls-boys basketball doubleheader at Triton Central.

The Hancock County boys edged Shelby County 98-96, with the teams combining for 33 3-pointers. Hancock County made nine of its 16 total 3-pointers in the second half, while Shelby County sank 12 of its 17 total 3-pointers in the first half.

Hancock County erased a 90-78 deficit with a 17-2 run with four minutes to go.

Hancock County and retiring New Palestine boys coach Adam Barton said Derrik Noel of Eastern Hancock and the Dragons’ Kevin Riley and Ryan Curry led a balanced scoring attack.

“It was a fun game with a really good group of kids,” Barton said. “The 10 seniors enjoyed themselves as much as any group that I have seen in the all-star series.”

For the Hancock County girls, New Palestine’s Emma Laughlin scored a team-best 16 points to pace a 58-54 victory. Mt. Vernon’s Olivia Coleman and Greenfield-Central’s Shelby Oldham made key free throws down the stretch. Hancock County trailed 43-33 midway through the third quarter before rallying.

Proceeds from the game benefited Shelby County charities. Next year’s event, to be at New Palestine, will aid Hancock County charities.


Dragons celebrate Throwback Night

For Thursday’s local rivalry softball game featuring Mt. Vernon at New Palestine, the Dragons will welcome all former players to attend the game for free by signing in at the gate with their graduating year.

Former players should wear New Palestine apparel, and they will be recognized with an announcement during the game. The game is at 5:30 p.m.


3rd Run to Remember will honor lost lives

The third annual Run to Remember will be May 9 at Greenfield-Central High School.

Cost is $25 for adults and $15 for students. Packet pick-ups and registration are at 7:30 a.m. race day, with the race beginning at 9 a.m.

A Run to Remember was conceived by the families of Zach Lett, Todd Lewis and Benjamin Culver, three young men whose lives were cut short. All race proceeds are equally divided between the Greenfield-Central High School track and field program and the memorial scholarships of Zach Lett, Todd Lewis and Benjamin Culver.

Register online at


Prep calendar


Baseball: Fishers at Mt. Vernon, 6 p.m.; Eastern Hancock at Tri, 5 p.m.

Softball: Yorktown at New Palestine, 5:30 p.m.; Frankton at Mt. Vernon, 5:30 p.m.; Eastern Hancock at Morristown, 5:30 p.m.

Golf: New Palestine at Franklin Central, 4:30 p.m.; Warren Central at Greenfield-Central, 4:30 p.m.; Triton Central at Eastern Hancock, 4:30 p.m.

Tennis: Mt. Vernon at Rushville, 5 p.m.; Greenfield-Central at Waldron, 5:30 p.m.


Baseball: New Palestine at Roncalli, 5:30 p.m.; Eastern Hancock at Southwestern, 5:30 p.m.; Connersville at Greenfield-Central, 6 p.m.

Softball: New Palestine at Zionsville, 5:30 p.m.; Daleville at Eastern Hancock, 5:30 p.m.

Golf: New Palestine at Hamilton Southeastern, 4:30 p.m.

Tennis: Delta at Mt. Vernon, 5 p.m.

Girls track and field: Greenfield-Central at Noblesville Women’s Invitational, 5:30 p.m.


Softball: Mt. Vernon at New Palestine, 5:30 p.m.; Greenfield-Central at Rushville, 5:30 p.m.; Eastern Hancock at Indian Creek, 5:30 p.m.

Golf: Eastern Hancock at Wes-Del, 4:30 p.m.

Tennis: New Palestine at Yorktown, 5 p.m.; Greenfield-Central at Mt. Vernon, 5 p.m.; Blue River Valley at Eastern Hancock, 5:30 p.m.

Track and field: New Palestine, Anderson at New Castle, 5 p.m.; Mt. Vernon at Pendleton Heights, 5 p.m.