Youth football league planning skills camp

The Marauder Youth Football League is offering a free spring football skills camp. The three-day camp is designed to instruct the core fundamentals in all offensive and defensive positions.

The “no contact” camp will be conducted from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 3, 10 and 17. Each session will be held on the MYFL Fields behind Fortville Elementary School. Players need to bring cleats and mouth pieces.

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Daily Reporter Bracket Challenge has arrived

You are invited to participate in the Daily Reporter’s Bracket Challenge in connection with the men’s college basketball tournament.

Go to to register for entry in this year’s contest.

Once the teams are selected Sunday evening, you’ll have until 11 a.m. March 17 to fill in your brackets.

The contest is part of a larger $1 million contest, but there will also be lots of local prizes including electronics, gift cards, gift certificates for local services, and local event tickets. In addition to the overall contest, there is a round-by-round contest allowing participants a second chance at prizes.

Entrants must be at least 18 years of age as of March 17, 2016, and not employed by AIM Media Indiana to be eligible for prizes. No purchase necessary for entry.


New Palestine performs well in meet at UIndy

New Palestine’s track and field teams had solid showings at the University of Indianapolis on Tuesday in their second indoor meet of the season.

Dragons head coach Kyle Ralph said he was impressed with his team. “They did a tremendous job as a whole,” he said.

For the boys, Laine Schonauer finished third in the high jump. Tyler Carrie also was third in the pole vault.

The 3,200-meter relay of Riley Wilson, Caleb Eagleson, Connor Dobbins and Aaron Kirklin finished third, as well.

New Palestine’s girls were led by the distance medley relay team of Sarah Schwartz, Victoria Crowder, Mattie Waggoner and Grace Voelz, which finished second. Julia Strange placed third in the 3,200-meter run.


IFCA honors county student-athletes

County players named Academic All-State

The Indiana Football Coaches Association honored six Hancock County student-athletes as Academic All-State for 2015-16.

Mt. Vernon’s James Campbell and Greenfield-Central’s Jeremiah Fields both were selected for their respective schools in Region 8. Eastern Hancock was represented by Cole Cochran and Grant Friesen. New Palestine’s Michael Woodall and Matt Moeller were also recognized.

Four players named Region 8 All-Stars

The Indiana Football Coaches Association named four Hancock County players to the 2015-16 Region All-Star Football Team.

New Palestine earned three spots with two selected to participate in the 2016 Community Chrysler of Martinsville/IFCA All Star Football Classic on July 15 at North Central High School.

Region all-stars Alex Neligh and Nick Brickens were both picked to play in the annual showcase while teammate Duke Blackwell was chosen as an alternate.

Eastern Hancock’s Matt Bowman earned a Region 8 All-Star spot as a full back.

Bowman was named IFCA Class 2A All-State and Associated Press All-State honorable mention.