The Sideline – March 26

Pair of area players collect All-State honors

Greenfield Central’s Tate Hall and Mt. Vernon’s Michael Ertel received a statewide honor Thursday.

Hall was named to the IBCA/Subway Senior Large School roster, while Ertel was named to the Underclass Large School roster.

Fifteen seniors and 15 underclassmen were named to the Supreme 15 teams, the top honor awarded, and players were voted to that group without regard to school size. The Large School designation was made up of remaining players from Class 3A and Class 4A.

Senior Large School All-State

Vijay Blackmon, Marion

Darnell Butler, McCutcheon

Tahj Curry, Homestead

Braxton Day, Bedford North Lawrence

Preston Flamion, Carmel

Colten Garland, Washington

Tate Hall, Greenfield-Central

Josh Jefferson, New Albany

Reggie Jones, Marion

John Kiser, Noblesville

Reontre Lawrence, South Bend Riley

Paul Marandet, Warsaw

Christian Reed, Silver Creek

Blake Ruckman, Evansville Reitz

Justin Thomas, Pike

Underclass Large School All-State

Mark Albers, Pendleton Heights

Jaylen Butz, Fort Wayne North

Jermaine Couisnard, East Chicago Central

Chance Coyle, Bloomington South

Haden Deaton, McCutcheon

Michael Ertel, Mt. Vernon (Fortville)

David Hanyard, Lafayette Jeff

Isaac Hibbard, New Albany

Musa Jallow, Bloomington North

Matt Jennings, Logansport

Mehki Lairy, Evansville Bosse

Tim Leavell, Marion

Kyle Mangas, Warsaw

Jaylen Minnett, Terre Haute South

Vincent Miranda, NorthWood


Aquatic team offering swim lessons

The Greenfield Community Aquatic Team is offering swimming lessons next month. The spring session is set for April 4 to 21.

Lessons are 30 minutes each and will take place Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for three weeks with six lessons overall.

The cost is $65 for group lessons with four to six swimmers or $100 for private lessons.

Available time slots include: 4 to 4:30 p.m.; 4:30 to 5 p.m.; 5 to 5:30 p.m.; or 5:30 to 6 p.m.

Online registration is open until April 1. Walk-in registration will be 6 to 7 p.m. today and Thursday at the Greenfield-Central Aquatic Center. Registration is available online at


Boys basketball state finals this weekend

The 106th Annual Indiana High School Athletic Association’s Boys Basketball State Finals will take place Saturday.

Admission to each session is $15.

IHSAA State Finals

Session I

Class A State Championship: Bloomfield (26-3) vs. Liberty Christian (25-4), 10:30 a.m.

Class 2A State Championship: Indianapolis Howe (23-7) vs. Lapel (25-4), approximately 12:45 p.m.

Session II

Class 3A State Championship: Evansville Bosse (19-10) vs. Griffith-Marion winner, 6 p.m.

Class 4A State Championship: New Albany (26-1) vs. McCutcheon (28-3), approximately 8:15 p.m.