The Sideline – June 11

Pair of area players set for All-Star Classic

Mt. Vernon’s Michael Ertel and Greenfield-Central graduate Tate Hall will participate in the Eighth annual Indiana Class Basketball All-Star Classic on June 17 and 18.

The two-day basketball showcase will be conducted at Anderson University, with nine games scheduled.

Ertel, who was named to the Indiana Junior All-Star’s south group, will compete with the Junior Boys Team 1 on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

They will face Indiana Junior All-Stars Tyler Smith of Northeastern, Issac Hibbard of New Albany, among others.

Hall, a University of Indianapolis signee, takes the court at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18. This is the former Cougars’ second showcase after appearing in the Hoosiers Reunion Classic last week.

All games can be seen live on Admission is $10 per session for spectators.

Event schedule


Junior Girls Team 1 vs. Junior Girls Team 2, 12:30 p.m.

Junior Girls Team 3 vs. Junior Girls Team 4, 2 p.m.

Junior Boys Team 1 vs. Junior Boys Team 2, 6:30 p.m.

Junior Boys Team 3 vs. Junior Boys Team 4, 8 p.m.

June 18

Class 3A-4A Senior Girls Team 1 vs. Class 3A-4A Senior Girls Team 2, 12:30 p.m.

Class 3A-4A Senior Boys Team 1 vs. Class 3A-4A Senior Boys Team 2, 2 p.m.

ICSAA South vs. ICSAA North, 4 p.m.

Class 1A-2A Senior Girls Team 1 vs. Class 1A-2A Senior Girls Team 2, 6:30 p.m.

Class 1A-2A Senior Boys Team 1 vs. Class 1A-2A Senior Boys Team 2, 8 p.m.


Soccer team tryouts planned in Greenfield

The USF Real Soccer Club is conducting its annual team tryouts Monday and Tuesday at Brandywine Park in Greenfield.

Monday’s sessions begin at noon with 19U ’98 and 18U ’99. At 2 p.m. 17U ’00, 16U ’01 and 15U ’02 will tryout. Players for 14U ’03 and 13U ’04 go at 4 p.m. The 12U ’05 and 11U ’06 players will take the field at 6 p.m.

Tuesday’s supplemental sessions consist of 11U ’03 through 14U ’06 at 6 p.m. and 15U ’98 through 19U ’02 at 8 p.m.

Players must register at prior to tryouts. Direct questions to Director of Coaching, Bobby Holden at 317-695-1431 or CoachBobby

To register, visit


Marauders soccer camp approaching

The 17th annual Marauder Youth Soccer Camp runs from July 11 to 15. The event will be conducted on the soccer complex at Mt. Vernon High School.

The camp is designed for boys and girls players in first through eighth grades and is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 7 p.m. each day.

The camp is $60 with payment through check only.

Camp awards and certificates will be presented to participants. Campers also will receive a T-shirt.

Marauder camp director Steve Williams, assistant director Matt Mayhew and Mt. Vernon varsity Players will instruct campers in basic fundamentals.

For more information and to obtain a registration form, visit (Marauder HQ link).


Mt. Vernon jazz band hosting fundraiser

Mt. Vernon High School’s jazz band will perform at 6:30 p.m. Monday on the Hancock County Courthouse Plaza.

The band will sell concessions and accept donations. The funds raised will go to individual band member accounts.