Mt. Vernon tennis duo wins in championship

Mt. Vernon’s Cassie York and Emily Annakin both took home some championship hardware from the 36th Annual Community Hospital Anderson Tennis Classic at Anderson University this past week.

The duo teamed up and defeated Anna Etherington and Blaine Kelly, 6-2, 2-6, 6-0, to win the girls’ varsity doubles championship.

The event’s girls varsity singles title went to York, who defeated her finals opponent, Samantha Hammel of Pendleton Heights, 6-3, 6-2.

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York, pictured, won three matches to reach the final round, only surrendering five games en route to her meeting with Hammel, an incoming junior.

York, a senior this fall, cemented herself at No. 1 singles for the Marauders this past season after starting at No. 2 doubles as a sophomore.

The Marauders defended their Hancock County championship this past spring and won a second straight sectional title.


Mt. Vernon volleyball camp approaching

The Mt. Vernon Youth Volleyball Camp will be conducted July 6 to 9 at Mt. Vernon High School in the auxiliary gym.

A camp designed for beginner boys and girls (second grade through fifth grade) will run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. each day.

An advanced camp for fifth-grade through eighth-grade boys and girls will run from noon to 2 p.m.

Instructional focus will be on setting, hitting, serving, passing, team defense and game play.

Cost for the beginner camp is $45, and the advanced camp is $55.

Players can preregister by check (payable to Eric Bulmahn) or sign up with cash the morning of camp.

All preregistered campers will receive a T-shirt.

For more details, visit and download the volleyball camp form or contact Mt. Vernon volleyball coach, Eric Bulmahn at


New Palestine football will host 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 Registration deadline is June 29.


NCAA unveils 2016 Women’s Final Four logo

The NCAA Women’s Final Four logo has been released. Revealed this past week in Indianapolis during a celebration of women’s basketball, the logo is inspired by the legacy of Indiana basketball and the state capitol’s brand and flag.

The logo’s background shape is reminiscent of a championship banner and the brick pattern is evocative of the walls of gyms and field houses found across the Hoosier State. Other elements were chosen to represent the city’s Monument Circle and Indianapolis as being at the Crossroads of America.

Indianapolis will play host to three women’s basketball national championships in a 48-hour span at Bankers Life Fieldhouse with games played April 3 and 5.

The NCAA Division II and III women’s basketball championship games will take place April 4. The NCAA Division I national semifinals are scheduled for 6:30 and 9 p.m. April 3. The national championship game will be played at 8:30 p.m. April 5

It will be the first time that all three women’s basketball divisions crown a national champion in the same city.

Indianapolis hosted the Women’s Final Four in 2005 and 2011.