The Sideline – June 10

Eastern Hancock hosts alumni games

Several former Royals will take the court tonight for the annual Eastern Hancock boys basketball alumni games.

The games begin at 5:30 p.m. with the JV vs. the Old-timers. The Varsity team will take on the 2013-15 alumni squad at 6:30 p.m. The finale pits Blue vs. White as players from 2000 to 2012 lace up their sneakers for action at 7:30 p.m.

Admission for the event is $5 at the door.

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Mt. Vernon Optimist Baseball


Standings (as of June 7)


Cardinals 9-0

Astros 7-1

Reds 5-3

Orioles 5-4

Dodgers 4-5

Giants 3-5

Marlins 1-7

Indians 0-9


May 29

Cardinals 13, Marlins 1

June 6

Giants 18, Dodgers 7

Cardinals 19, Reds 3

Orioles 13, Indians 9

Game balls: Tristan Sitton, Riley Jarrett, Ben Slattery (Cardinals), Charlie Runyan (Dodgers), Jack Hufty, Alex Watson (Indians), Austin Peckham (Orioles)


Standings (as of May June 7)


Vahle 6-1

Perkins 5-1

Lowder 6-2

Trattner 2-3

Lloyd 3-4

Adamson 3-5

Payson 3-6

Ross 1-7


May 20

Lowder 9, Adamson 2

May 27

Perkins 13, Ross 11

May 30

Lowder 15, Perkins 8

June 1

Ross 10, Lloyd 9

June 3

Perkins 10, Adamson 5

June 4

Vahle 15, Payson 0

June 6

Payson 17, Lowder 10

Adamson 12, Ross 7


Standings (as of June 7)


McCleerey’s Sporting Goods 6-2

Full Bloom Landscaping 4-3

Dick’s Sporting Goods 3-4

Brooks Home Improvements 0-4


June 1

Dick’s 9, Full Bloom 8

June 6

Full Bloom 15, McCleerey’s 10

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New Palestine football hosts golf outing

The New Palestine Grid Iron Alliance is inviting all Dragons fans to take part in this year’s Dragon Classic Golf Outing on July 11 at Hawk’s Tail in Greenfield.

The event opens with registration at 7 a.m., follows with an 8 a.m. shotgun start and ends with lunch.

The cost is $70 per player with prizes awarded in several categories. The event is sponsored by Bell Mortuary but other sponsorship opportunities are still available.

For those unable to attend, donations are being accepted to help support the Grid Iron Alliance. With a donation of $25 or more, individuals will receive a Dragon football car window decal.

For more information and to register, visit The registration deadline is June 29.

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Mt. Vernon’s Unified Track team takes eighth

The Mt. Vernon Unified Track & Field team scored 70 points at Saturday’s second annual state meet in Bloomington to tie for eighth place.

The team competed in all five events at the Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex and against a field comprised of 10 teams from across the state.

The Lafayette Jefferson Bronchos won the state championship with a team score of 100. Kokomo took second at 97 points. Crown Point was third with 93 and Noblesville fourth with 92.

Floyd Central and Michigan City tied for fifth at 80 points.

Mt. Vernon won a sectional championship this season and came in only one point behind Terre Haute South, which placed seventh at state with a 71. Columbus East tied with Mt. Vernon. Carmel finished tenth with 60 points.

In the mixed 100-meter dash, Tyler Davis (12.93 seconds), Cleo Hampton-Rainey (14.61) and Kristy Reynolds (17.77) competed for the Marauders.

Brandon Roy (57.42), Forrest Gottman (1:21.19) and Chris Cleveland (1:23.17) each netted team points in the 400-meter dash.

The 400-meter relay team of Collin Pete, Hampton-Rainey, Dillon Roy, and Ellie Weilbrenner completed their run in 1:00.9.

Four long jumpers soared for the squad with Dillon leaping at 15-feet, 9-inches. Weilbrenner (10-7.75), Alyssa Marlowe (9-10) and Carissa Hardin (8-10) combined for 17 team points.

Wade Ripple led the shot put group with a throw measuring 37-06.75. Matt Prow tossed at 29-11. Gottman recorded a 25-6.25, and Reynolds reached a distance of 22-09.5.

Mt. Vernon placed runner-up to Warsaw at the Inaugural Unified Track and Field State Finals last June.