The Sideline – November 13

New Palestine falls to Greenwood on the road

The New Palestine girls basketball team built a 26-18 halftime lead, but the host Greenwood Woodmen rallied back to win 48-42 on Tuesday night.

Led by 12 first-half points from senior Haley Stratman, the Dragons came out firing as the team hit 40 percent from the field and 57 percent from 3-point range.

The New Palestine defense stifled the Woodmen in the first half, leading to 20 percent shooting from the field.

A game-high 19 points from Jae Taft turned the tide, however, as Greenwood outscored New Palestine 30-16 in the second half.

Stratman finished with 16 points. Carly Hackler led the team with 12 rebounds and Raegan McMurray had four assists.

New Palestine falls to 1-1 and travels to Southport on Saturday for a 7:30 p.m. opening tip.


Bulmahn, Dennemann earn All-State honors

Mt. Vernon’s Jaclyn Bulmahn and New Palestine’s Allison Dennemann were both named second-team All-State in volleyball this week by the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association.

Dennemann made the 3A second-team after averaging 4.7 kills per set with a .337 hitting percentage. She led the Dragons with 465 kills and 299 digs for a 3.1 digs per game average. The sophomore also finished the season with 31 total blocks and 43 aces.

New Palestine posted a 25-10 record this fall.

Bulmahn led the 4A Marauders with 496 kills on the season for an average of 5.4 per set at a .332 hitting percentage. The junior had 36 total blocks and 254 digs. She averaged 2.8 digs per set.

The 2014 Hancock County Player of the Year helped guide the Marauders to a 29-5 record and the program’s first 4A sectional championship. Mt. Vernon’s last title came in 2010 while still competing in the 3A state tournament.


Semistate, regional week in prep football

State finalists will be decided for Class 6A tonight while the rest of the state’s classifications are vying for regional championships.

The remaining two 6A teams will receive an automatic bye week as the final four remaining teams in each of the other five classes will compete in semistate championship games next Friday night.

Here are tonight’s championship matchups. All game times are 7 p.m. (ET) unless otherwise noted.

Class 6A semistates

Carmel (10-2) at Penn (11-1), 7:30 p.m.

Avon (10-2) at Center Grove (12-0)

Class 5A regionals

Mishawaka (8-3) at Fort Wayne Snider (10-1), 7:30 p.m.

Westfield (7-4) at Kokomo (11-0)

Zionsville (5-6) at New Palestine (11-0)

Bloomington South (11-0) at Castle (7-4)

Class 4A regionals

South Bend St. Joseph (7-5) at Lowell (12-0)

Fort Wayne Dwenger (11-1) at Plymouth (10-2)

Delta (9-3) at Indianapolis Roncalli (8-4), 7:30 p.m.

Evansville Harrison (10-2) at East Central (10-2), 8 p.m.

Class 3A regionals

Mishawaka Marian (9-3) at Culver Academy (7-5)

West Lafayette (11-1) at Bellmont (10-2), 7:30 p.m.

Batesville (11-1) at Indianapolis Chatard (8-3)

Brownstown Central (10-2) at Gibson Southern (12-0)

Class 2A regionals

Whiting (11-1) at Bremen (7-5), 7:30 p.m.

Winchester (10-2) at Woodlan (12-0)

Indianapolis Howe (9-3) at Indianapolis Scecina (7-5)

Evansville Mater Dei (12-0) at Monrovia (11-1)

Class A regionals

Pioneer (12-0) at Lafayette Central Catholic (12-0)

Northfield (7-5) at Adams Central (11-1)

Indianapolis Lutheran (8-4) at North Vermillion (11-1)

Linton-Stockton (11-1) at West Washington (11-0), 7:30 p.m.


Greenfield-Central fall sports programs planned

Fall athletes of Greenfield-Central High School along with their friends and families are invited to the following Sports Programs:

Football, 6 p.m. Nov. 16 inside the cafeteria; girls soccer, 7 p.m. Nov. 18 inside the Blue/Gold Room; tennis, 6 p.m. Nov. 16 inside the Cougar Meeting Room; fall trainers, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 inside the training room.

Prep calendar


Girls basketball

Eastern Hancock at Centerville, 7:30 p.m.

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


Girls basketball

Greenfield-Central at Lafayette Jeff, 1:30 p.m.

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

Indianapolis Marshall at Mt. Vernon, 7:30 p.m.