Marauders selected for All-Star Game
Mt. Vernon volleyball standouts Jaclyn Bulmahn and Julia Wayer were both selected as Junior All-Stars by the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association.
The duo helped the Marauders capture their first Class 4A sectional championship this season. Mt. Vernon posted a 29-5 record, falling to eventual state champion Cathedral in the regional championship.
Bulmahn and Wayer will represent the South All-Stars along with 12 other players selected from across the southern region of the state. Bulmahn also was recently named 4A Second Team All-State.
The Junior All-Star Game will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis.
Following the best-of-three match, a Class A/2A All-Star Game is scheduled to take place at 2:30 p.m. The 3A/4A All-Star Game is set for 4 p.m.
Eastern Hancock’s Ferguson earns honor
Leah Ferguson was named to the Mid-Hoosier Conference First Team in volleyball this month.
The Eastern Hancock junior led the Royals with 182 kills. She provided the team with 18 aces, 78 digs and 25 total blocks.
The Royals advanced to the Class 2A sectional finals in Knightstown last month, defeating the rival host Panthers 3-2 in the semifinals. Eastern Hancock lost to Shenandoah in the final 3-0 to finish the season 10-24.
Victory Field to host MLB exhibition game
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Indians announced Tuesday that Victory Field will host a Major League Baseball exhibition game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds on April 2.
First pitch will be at 1:35 p.m. Ticket prices are $32 for Box, $24 for Reserved and $20 in the Lawn and are on sale now through the Indians website indyindians.com.
“This game will be among the premier professional baseball attractions ever held in Central Indiana,” said Cal Burleson, Indians vice president of Baseball and Administrative Affairs. “What an exciting way to begin our 20th season of professional baseball at Victory Field in downtown Indianapolis.”
The Tribe has been the Pirates’ Triple-A affiliate since 2005, and on October 27, the organizations announced a four-year player development contract extension through the 2020 season. Pittsburgh will be the home team for the April 2 game.
Prior to 2005, the Indians were affiliated with the Pirates from 1949-51 and with the Reds from 1939-41, 1961, 1968-83 and 1994-99.
The last time a Major League Baseball team played in Indianapolis was June 12, 1997. It was an exhibition game between the Indianapolis Indians and Cincinnati Reds. The Tribe won 3-1.
A sampling of current Pirates that played in Indianapolis include outfielder and 2013 National League Most Valuable Player Andrew McCutchen and 2015 Gold Glove and Wilson Defensive Player of the Year winner Starling Marte (OF).
Bishop Chatard at Mt. Vernon (scrimmage), 6 p.m.
Morristown at Greenfield-Central (scrimmage), 6 p.m.
Eastern Hancock at New Castle (3-way meet), 5:30 p.m.
Rushville at Mt. Vernon, 7:30 p.m.
Eastern Hancock at Irvington Prep Academy, 6 p.m.
Greenfield-Central at Pendleton Heights, 7:30 p.m.
Mt. Vernon at New Castle Invitational, 8 a.m.
New Palestine at Arsenal Tech, 9 a.m.
Greenfield-Central at Elwood Invitational, 9 a.m.
Mt. Vernon at East Central, 7:30 p.m.
Union County at Eastern Hancock, 7:30 p.m.
Scecina Memorial at New Palestine, 2:30 p.m.
North Central at Greenfield- Central, 7:30 p.m.
New Palestine at Scecina Memorial (scrimmage), 11 a.m.
Turkey Breast Relays at Greenfield-Central, 10 a.m.
Class 5A Semistate Championship: Castle at New Palestine, 6 p.m.