The Sideline – October 16

Eastern Hancock HOF nominations needed

The Eastern Hancock Athletic Boosters are seeking nominations for the 2016 class of the Eastern Hancock Athletic Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame recognizes the achievements of former athletes, teams, coaches, administrators and other contributors to the athletic programs at Eastern Hancock, Charlottesville, Westland and Wilkinson High Schools.

To be eligible, an athlete must be seven years removed from competition, a coach five years and a team 10 years. Nominations are due to the Eastern Hancock athletics director’s office by the end of school Dec. 1.

The 2016 Hall of Fame class will be recognized at halftime of the Eastern Hancock-Shenandoah boys varsity basketball game Jan. 23.

For more information or to obtain a nomination form, visit or contact Greg Hall at


Eastern Hancock group plans Sports Mania Night

The Eastern Hancock Athletic Boosters annual Sports Mania Night is scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at Eastern Hancock High School.

Activities planned for the night include dodgeball and euchre tournaments, athletic games, carnival games and a silent auction.

Registration for the dodgeball and euchre tournaments are at 6 p.m. the day of the event.

For more information or to make a donation for the silent auction, contact Greg Hall at


Wayer sets new digs record for Marauders

The Mt. Vernon volleyball team has a new digs queen. During the Marauders’ 3-1 victory against rival New Palestine on Monday night, Julia Wayer led the defensive effort with a team-best 31 digs.

Her ability to stymie the Dragons offense helped Mt. Vernon collect wins in the second, third and decisive fourth sets (25-13, 25-13, 25-21).

Wayer also became the program’s all-time single-season digs leader in the process. She broke the record previously held by Jesse Earl, who now is playing for Auburn. Earl had amassed 459 digs in 2011. Wayer reached the 480 at the conclusion on Monday night.


Indiana basketball hall, adidas ink partnership

The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame announced that they have reached a three-year agreement with adidas as the organization’s exclusive apparel partner.

“The Hall of Fame feels honored to be a partner with such an outstanding company as adidas,” Hall president Sam Alford said. “We certainly look forward to our partnership.”

The partnership will allow the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame to offer a new sportswear and activewear line to their supporters, museum visitors and event participants produced by a worldwide brand synonymous with helping athletes perform better, play better and feel better.

Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Adidas merchandise is available online at and in the museum’s gift shop, with a wider variety of items arriving in the next few weeks.


Tennis team state finals set this weekend

The state’s elite eight tennis programs will play this weekend in the 49th annual Indiana High School Athletic Association’s boys tennis team state finals.

Here is the schedule of matches, beginning today:

Quarterfinals | today, 3 p.m.

at Carmel

Match 1: No. 1 Carmel (17‐1) vs. No. 2 North Central (18‐0)

Match 2: No. 4 Jeffersonville (21‐0) vs. No. 20 Culver Academies (17‐2)

at Center Grove

Match 3: No. 9 Jasper (14‐4) vs. No. 3 Park Tudor (16‐4)

Match 4: Perry Meridian (23‐5) vs. No. 11 Leo (23‐2)

Semifinals | Sat, 10 a.m.

at North Central (Indianapolis)

Match 5: Match 1 winner vs. Match 2 winner.

Match 6: Match 3 winner vs. Match 4 winner.

State Championship | Sat, 2 p.m.

at North Central (Indianapolis)

Match 7: Match 5 winner vs. Match 6 winner.


Prep Calendar



Greenfield-Central at New Castle, 7:30 p.m.

New Palestine at Delta, 7:30 p.m.

Yorktown at Mt. Vernon, 7:30 p.m.

Lapel at Eastern Hancock, 7 p.m.



Eastern Hancock at Union County Invite, 9 a.m.

Boys soccer

Mt. Vernon Regional (championship), 7 p.m.

Girls soccer

Shelbyville Regional (championship), 4 p.m.


Mt. Vernon at Delta Regional, 10 a.m.

Greenfield-Central, Eastern Hancock, New Palestine at Rushville Regional, 10:30 a.m.