The Sideline – October 28

Dragons, Marauders named All-HHC in tennis

The best boys tennis players of 2015 have been honored by the Hoosier Heritage Conference. Among the all-conference selections are Mt. Vernon’s Brendon Ware a Hancock County champion at No. 1 singles.

Joining Ware are three New Palestine Dragons and fellow county champions. Freshman singles player Matthew True earned an all-conference selection along with sectional champion teammates Evan Rejer and Josh McKinney, who were voted unanimously.

2015 All-HHC

Singles

Name, grade, school

1. Alec Robillard, 11, Delta*

2. Joe Wegener, 12, Delta*

3. Ian Landwehr, 12, Yorktown*

4. Jason Wegener, 10, Delta

5. Brendon Ware, 12, Mt. Vernon

6. David Bennett, 11, New Castle

7. Matthew True, 9, New Palestine

Honorable mention

Name, grade, school

Zak Lawhorn, 11, Greenfield-Central

Nate Real, 11, Greenfield-Central

Ryan Beck, 11, Mt. Vernon

Matt Hays, 12, Mt. Vernon

Cayden Smekens, 11, New Castle

Noah Garr, 12, Pendleton Heights

Scott Radford, 12, Shelbyville

Evan Phares, 10, Shelbyville

Doubles

Name, grade, school

1. Matt Hapner/Jacob Brewer, 12/12, Delta*

2. Josh McKinney/Evan Rejer, 12/12, New Palestine*

3. Mitchell Minniear/Abe Rosenthall, 12/12, Yorktown*

4. Nick Bantz/Tanner Dishman, 12/9, Delta

Honorable mention

Name, grade, school

Saben Fletcher/Dylan Wilburn, 11/11, Greenfield Central

Ben Kane/Nate Norris, 11/11, Pendleton Heights

*Unanimous selection

2015 HHC Coach of the Year

Tim Cleland, Delta

Final team standings

SCHOOL, HHC, Overall, coach

Delta, 7-0, 22-2, Tim Cleland

New Palestine, 6-1, 20-2-1, Des Evans

Mount Vernon, 5-2, 13-5, Gabe Muterspaugh

New Castle, 4-3, 15-5, John Burdsall

Greenfield-Central, 2-5, 9-9, Michael Turpin

Yorktown, 2-5, 9-12, Bob Darby

Shelbyville, 1-6, 12-8, Stan Wilkison

Pendleton Heights, 1-6, 7-11, Royce Hammel

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Individual, doubles tennis champs crowned

North Central seniors JJ Kroot and Jon Tuerk doubled up this past weekend, winning the doubles tennis state championship after helping the Panthers claim the team state title the week prior.

The duo finished with a 14-1 season record and were 11-0 in the state tournament, advancing out of Friday’s quarterfinals at Park Tudor School before running through Saturday’s semifinals and title match at Five Seasons Club.

Sam Concannon of Culver Academies halted the North Central sweep by beating Panthers singles player Steven Christie in the finals.

Concannon finished the year a perfect 19-0 and 9-0 in the tournament.

Singles

Semifinals, Saturday

Match 5: Steven Christie (12) North Central (Indianapolis) (17-1, 10-0) def. Eric Hollingsworth (11) Richmond (21-0, 7-1), 6-4, 6-2.

Match 6: Sam Concannon (12) Culver Academies (19-0, 8-0) def. Eli Steiner (11) Leo (17-3, 8-1), 7-6 (9-7), 6-3.

State championship, Saturday

Match 7: Sam Concannon (12) Culver Academies (19-0, 9-0) def. Steven Christie (12) North Central (Indianapolis) (17-1, 10-1), 7-6 (1), 6-2.

Doubles

Semifinals, Saturday

Match 6: JJ Kroot (12) | Jon Tuerk (12) North Central (Indianapolis) (14-1, 10-0) def. Jory Shoup (12) | Zach Wisen (12) Bloomington North (19-1, 6-1), 7-5, 6-2.

Match 7: Jimiroqua Stanchin (12) | Ryan Van Wyngarden (11) Carroll (Fort Wayne) (17-5, 9-0) def. Luke Rush (12) | Logan Troyer (11) Goshen (19-1, 7-1), 6-4, 6-4.

State championship, Saturday

Match 8: JJ Kroot (12) | Jon Tuerk (12) North Central (Indianapolis) (14-1, 11-0) def. Jimiroqua Stanchin (12) | Ryan Van Wyngarden (11) Carroll (Fort Wayne)(17-5, 9-1), 6-3, 6-3.