The Sideline – February 4

Mt. Vernon’s runners named to All-State team

The Mt. Vernon boys cross-county duo of Christian Noble and Aaron Rush recently were honored by the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country.

The senior tandem was selected to the IATCC Class 4A All-State First Team, marking the program’s first twosome to achieve the feat in the same year since Mt. Vernon’s Jeff Wheeler and Mike Mundy more than 30 years ago.

Noble, a two-time IHSAA All-State runner, also earned the IATCC distinction as a junior. The Lee University signee holds the school record for the fastest 5K at 14:55.

A three-time sectional and regional champion, Noble claimed his first semistate title this past cross-country season en route to a fourth-place finish at the state meet. He placed 16th at state as a junior and competed in the Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships in San Diego this past December.

Rush, who placed 19th at state, also was named to the IATCC All-Academic State First Team along with Marauders’ teammate Brian Bozymski.

Cougars softball camp approaching

The Greenfield-Central Cougars softball team will be conducting its annual spring camp Feb. 27 in the fieldhouse at the high school.

The camp will be broken into two age divisions and times. For girls 10 and younger, the camp will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., while girls 11 and older will go from 2 to 5 p.m.

The cost for the camp is $35 per person and will include pizza and a T-shirt for all players. The camp will be conducted by Greenfield-Central varsity softball coach Jason Stewart, his assistant coaches and the girls 2016 Cougars team.

The maximum spots available for the camp is 50 girls, so early registration is encouraged. The deadline to signup for the camp is Feb. 20.

For more information on how to register: email Jasonstewart

Mt. Vernon grad sets IPFW indoor track record

Olivia Coleman hasn’t slowed down one bit.

An all-state sprinter during her time at Mt. Vernon High School, the IPFW freshman recently set a new school record in the 400-meter dash Jan. 23.

Running the event in 58.88 seconds, Coleman bested Angie Suel, who set the school mark in 1:00.35 in 2006.

Coleman posted her record time during the IPFW Duals against runners from Butler, IUPUI, Valparaiso, Detroit and Wright State.

While at Mt. Vernon, Coleman was a standout in soccer, basketball and track. She finished her track career by placing sixth in the long jump with a record-setting leap and holds the school records in the 200, 400 and in career points.

Greenfield-Central earns 15th in IBCA rankings

Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Top 20 girls rankings

Sunday’s poll

(First-place votes in parentheses)


1. Princeton (18) 26-0

2. Columbus North (1) 22-1

3. Homestead (1) 21-2

4. Lawrence North (1) 18-3

5. Heritage Christian 19-4

6. Penn 21-2

7. Roncalli 20-4

8. SB. St. Joseph 20-1

9. Lake Central 22-1

10. Carmel 19-4

11. Noblesville 22-4

12. Plainfield 21-2

13. Oregon-Davis (1) 21-2

14. Westfield 20-3

15. Greenfield-Central 19-4

16. North Central (Indpls) 17-5

17. New Castle Chrysler 19-3

18. Tippecanoe Valley 21-1

19. Benton Central 23-2

20. Evansville Central 21-2

Bedford North Lawrence, Central Noble, Covenant Christian (Indpls.), East Central, East Chicago Central, Gary West Side, Gibson Southern, Indian Creek, Jac-Cen-Del, Lebanon, Marion, Michigan City Marquette, Mooresville, North Harrison, North Knox, Northridge, Norwell, Rochester, Seymour, South Bend Adams, Southridge, Springs Valley, Vincennes Lincoln, Vincennes Rivet, Warren Central, Washington, West Lafayette, Westview, Whitko, Zionsville