The Sideline – June 14

Former Marauder drafted by Angels

Ohio State baseball’s Troy Montgomery was selected by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim with the 246th pick in the eighth round of the 2016 Major League Baseball amateur draft Friday.

Montgomery, a Mt. Vernon graduate, was named second-team All-Big Ten in 2015. This year, he hit .297 with 14 doubles, eight home runs, 21 stolen bases and 34 RBIs.

He earned Big Ten All-Tournament team honors after helping the Buckeyes win the title on May 29. He capped his year off with a .600 average in the NCAA Tournament.


New Palestine camp for wrestlers postponed

The New Palestine wrestling team’s summer camp has been postponed until an undetermined date in July.

For more information, contact the New Palestine athletics office at 861-5701.


Sign up for Marauders Youth Soccer Camp

The 17th annual Marauder Youth Soccer Camp will be 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).


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.


Indiana’s softball champions crowned

Four programs clinched their first-ever IHSAA softball state championships Saturday at Ben Davis High School.

Borden (21-2) opened the day by defeating Frontier 5-3 to capture the Class A title in the team’s first state finals appearance.

In 2A, Evansville Mater Dei (27-5) survived 1-0 to win its first state championship against Boone Grove.

Lebanon (27-1) won the school’s first state title since 1918 with a 2-1 win against Kankakee Valley.

The Avon Orioles knocked off Penn 4-3 to win their first softball state title. The Orioles scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to claim the crown.