Star of the Week

Jason Hall-Manley

Team: New Palestine

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Jersey: No. 6

Grade: Junior

Position: Outfielder

Stats: In wins against Warren Central, Centerville and Batesville, Hall-Manley went 5-for-10 with a home run, triple, double, four RBIs, four runs scored and two walks, raising his season average to .375.


Baseball poll

This week’s Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association polls.

4A: 1. Cathedral, 2. Floyd Central, 3. LaPorte, 4. Columbus North, 5t. Lawrence North, 5t. Lake Central, 7t. Zionsville, 7t. McCutcheon, 9. Avon, 10. Crown Point.

3A: 1. Hanover Central, 2. Jasper, 3. Crawfordsville, 4. Silver Creek, 5. Andrean, 6. Peru, 7. Yorktown, 8. Norwell, 9t. North Harrison, 9t. Leo.

2A: 1. Knightstown, 2t. Lapel, 2t. S. Spencer, 4. Wapahani, 5. Cass, 6. Alexandria, 7. FW Canterbury, 8. Lafayette Central Catholic, 9t. Sullivan, 9t. Eastern Greentown.

A: 1. Orleans, 2. Pioneer, 3. South Central, 4t. Rockville, 4t. Frontier, 6. Rising Sun, 7. Caston, 8. Jac-Cen-Del, 9. Shakamak, 10. North White.


Greenfield-Central senior signs with Wabash Valley

Greenfield-Central senior Slater Rush has signed his National Junior College Athletic Association National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Wabash Valley College (Illinois) for the 2015-16 season. The 6-foot-2 right-handed middle infielder is hitting .264 with three home runs and 19 RBI for the Cougars.

Regarding Rush’s future at the Illinois junior college, Wabash Valley head coach Rob Fournier said in a news release:

“We are very excited to have an eager and focused student-athlete like Slater in our program that fits the needs we are looking for on next year’s roster. He will be right in the mix for a middle infield position, as we know he brings a quality bat to our lineup and shows signs of aggressive base running. Our offense runs on pressure. The more hitters that get on base, the better chance they have to run, make things happen, and ultimately score more runs than the other team. We know Slater will fit in by striking the ball to get on base and making pitchers repeat pitches in the strike zone.”



Star of the Week

Issy Hoyt

Team: New Palestine

Jersey: No. 4

Grade: Junior

Position: Third base

Stats: In the Dragons’ back-to-back wins over Indianapolis Cathedral and Greenfield-Central, Hoyt went 4-for-7 with two home runs, a double, four runs scored and three RBI. The Purdue commit is hitting .509 for the season.


Arabians on track for conference championship

With four Hoosier Heritage Conference games remaining on its schedule, the Pendleton Heights softball team is on track for a league title.

The Arabians will visit Delta on Monday, Greenfield-Central on Tuesday, host New Castle on May 19 and visit Yorktown on May 21. The HHC standings (each team plays seven conference games) with overall record: Pendleton Heights 3-0/11-5, Greenfield-Central 4-2/15-3, New Palestine 4-2/15-3, Yorktown 3-2/15-5, Shelbyville 3-3/14-4, Mt. Vernon 2-4/7-7, New Castle 1-2/11-6, Delta 0-5/11-6.