The Sideline – October 15

Mt. Vernon’s Shelton commits to Butler

Kentucky’s loss is Butler’s gain. On Tuesday night, the Bulldogs secured Mt. Vernon senior Sydney Shelton’s verbal commitment when she officially broke the news on her Twitter feed.

“So excited to announce that I will be playing basketball at Butler University,” she posted.

Shelton, the Marauders’ all-time leading scorer, previously committed to Kentucky in 2014 and remained steadfast in her decision throughout the summer months.

Shelton’s recent change of heart will reunite her with former Mt. Vernon girls basketball coach Julie Shelton, an assistant coach at Butler and her aunt.

Julie Shelton coached the Marauders to a Class 3A state championship in 2012-13. Sydney Shelton scored 29 points in the title game against rival Hamilton Heights as the Marauders defeated the Huskies 61-47.

In three seasons, the 5-foot-9 point guard has amassed a program-best 1,491 points. She only needs 395 more points to overtake Greenfield-Central’s Ellen Hamilton as the county’s most prolific scorer in girls basketball history.

In the offseason, Shelton was one of six core Indiana Junior All-Stars.

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Dragons, Royals hold ground in AP rankings

The Associated Press high school football polls for Week 9:

Class 6A

Rank, school (FPV) W-L Pvs.

1. Center Grove (16) 8-0 1

2. Carmel 6-2 2

3. Penn (1) 7-1 3

4. Cathedral 6-2 4

5. Hamilton SE 7-1 5

6. Avon 6-2 7

7. Warren Central 5-3 6

8. Southport 6-2 9

9. Valparaiso 6-2 10

10. Columbus North 6-2 8

Others receiving votes: 11, Ben Davis 22. 12, Fishers 20. 13, Chesterton 16.

Class 5A

Rank, school (FPV) W-L Pvs.

1. New Palestine (16) 8-0 1

2. Columbus East 8-0 3

3. Bloomington So. (1) 8-0 4

4. Kokomo 8-0 5

5. Ft. Wayne Snider 7-1 2

6. Whiteland 6-2 6

7. Mishawaka 6-2 8

8. Concord 6-2 10

9. Decatur Central 6-2 7

10. S. Bend Adams 5-3 NR

Others receiving votes: 11, Lafayette Jeff 22. 12, McCutcheon 18. 13, Westfield 16. 14, Zionsville 4.

Class 4A

Rank, school (FPV) W-L Pvs.

1. Ev. Reitz (16) 8-0 1

2. Lowell (1) 8-0 2

3. Northview 8-0 3

4. Ft. Wayne Dwenger 7-1 6

5. Jasper 7-1 4

6. E. Central. 7-1 5

7. Plymouth 7-1 7

8. Leo 7-1 8

9. Shelbyville 7-1 T9

10. Andrean 6-2 T9

Others receiving votes: 11, Roncalli 24. 12, E. Noble 20. 13, Delta 10. 13, Ev. Harrison 10. 15, New Prairie 2.

Class 3A

Rank, school (FPV) W-L Pvs.

1. Gibson Southern (12) 8-0 1

2. W. Lafayette (5) 8-0 2

3. Heritage Hills 7-1 5

4. Bishop Chatard 5-3 3

5. Guerin Catholic 6-2 10

6. Ft. Wayne Luers 5-3 4

7. N. Harrison 8-0 8

8. Jimtown 6-2 9

(tie) Mishawaka Marian 6-2 7

10. Brebeuf Jesuit 5-3 6

Others receiving votes: 11, Bellmont 50. 12, Western Boone 36. 13, Southridge 20. 14, Batesville 6. 15, Tri-West 4. 15, Wheeler 4. 17, Brownstown 2.

Class 2A

Rank, school (FPV) W-L Pvs.

1. Ev. Mater D. (17) 8-0 1

2. Eastern Hancock 8-0 2

3. Monrovia 7-1 3

4. Woodlan 8-0 4

5. Eastbrook 8-0 5

6. Whiting 7-1 7

7. Winamac 6-2 10

8. N. Putnam 7-1 NR

9. Ind. Howe 5-3 NR

10. Heritage Christian 6-2 6

Others receiving votes: 11, Cardinal Ritter 24. 11, Oak Hill 24. 13, Winchester 20. 14, Northeastern 6. 14, Boone Grove 6. 16, Eastside 4. 16, Triton Central 4. 18, Wabash 2.

Class A

Rank, school (FPV) W-L Pvs.

1. Lafayette Cath. (14) 8-0 1

2. Pioneer (2) 8-0 2

3. Linton (1) 7-1 3

4. N. Vermillion 7-1 4

5. Tri-Central 8-0 5

6. N. White 8-0 6

7. Adams Cent. 8-0 7

8. W. Washington 8-0 10

9. Monroe Central 7-1 NR

10. Shenandoah 6-2 9

Others receiving votes: 11, Northfield 22. 11, Perry Central 22. 13, N. Judson 12. 14, S. Newton 8. 14, Fountain Central 8. 14, LaVille 8.