The Sideline – September 2

Marauders hold steady in cross-country poll

The Mt. Vernon boys cross-country team held its 18th team placement in’s latest rankings released Monday.

The Marauders moved up from 19th in last week’s rankings. also included Mt. Vernon’s Christian Noble and Aaron Rush in their weekly “Super Seven,” which notes the state’s top individual runners.

In’s latest poll, the Marauders are 22nd overall.

Carmel is ranked No. 1 overall in both polls.


Unbeaten Dragons earn place in top 10

The Class 3A New Palestine volleyball team is ranked 10th overall in the recently released Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association polls.

The Dragons improved to 7-0 on Saturday after winning the Lawrence Central Invitational and knocked off 4A No. 16 Brebeuf Jesuit earlier this season.

Yorktown is ranked No. 1 in Class 3A.


Marauders soccer team gets honorable mention

The Mt. Vernon boys soccer team earned an honorable mention in the latest Indiana Soccer Coaches Association rankings.

The Class 2A Marauders upset 2A No. 9 Fishers with a 1-0 shutout Saturday. Subsequently, the Tigers dropped to 13th in the rankings released Monday.

The unranked Marauders are 6-0 on the season and have held four opponents scoreless.


Cougars baseball planning golf outing

The ninth annual Greenfield- Central High School Baseball Golf Outing is scheduled to take place Sept. 20.

The event will be at Royal Hylands Golf Club in Knightstown.

Registration for the Florida Scramble outing will begin at noon with golf to start at 1 p.m. Dinner will follow.

The cost to participate is $75 per person and $280 per group of four. The fee includes golf, a cart and dinner.

There are four levels of sponsorship available:

The “Grand Slam” sponsorship at $500 includes: (1) foursome, name on the welcome banner on the day of the outing and (1) hole sponsorship sign.

The “Home Run” sponsorship at $250 includes: name on the welcome banner the day of the outing and (1) hole sponsorship sign.

The contest sponsorship at $150 involves options for: longest drive, closest to the pin and putting. Sponsorship includes sponsor signage.

Hole sponsorship costs $100 and includes: (1) hole sponsorship sign.

Information:; 502-5508.


Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying approaching

Registration is open for the Third Annual Southern Hancock Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying event.

Open to participants of all ages, the event will be conducted at 9 a.m. Sept. 12 and offers a one-mile walk and a 4.5-mile walk.

The cost is $5 for students in kindergarten through 12th grade and $10 for adults. Children under school age are free unless they want a T-shirt.

Participants will be allowed to park at New Palestine High School, with the one-mile walk beginning on that campus. The 4.5-mile walk will start at Doe Creek Middle School. School buses will transport participants to Doe Creek.

Participants can walk, run or roll in wheel chairs.

Following the event, entertainment, information on preventing bullying and refreshments will be provided at New Palestine High School.

Each participant and volunteer who registers and pays for the event by Sept. 4 will receive a free T-shirt, which can be picked up on Sept. 11 in the New Palestine High School bookstore during school hours or the morning of the walk.

To register, go to and click on the quick link for registration. Participants can pay online (processing fee will be added) or send a check made payable to DCMS to Doe Creek Middle School. Please indicate in the memo that the payment is for Run, Walk, Roll and place the registration name on check.

Information: Craig Moore at Doe Creek Middle School 317-861-4487 ext. 6007 or, Katy Eastes at New Palestine Elementary School 317-861-5287 ext 172 or, or Miles Hercamp at New Palestine High School 317-861-4417 ext 112 or