The Sideline – August 13

Royals’ softball coach steps down

After three seasons at the helm, Sue Anderson has stepped down as head softball coach at Eastern Hancock. The former standout at Anderson University informed her players of her decision earlier this week.

This spring, Anderson guided the Royals to the Forest Park Semistate championship game where Eastern Hancock lost to eventual Class 2A state champion second-ranked Evansville Mater Dei 3-2 in eight innings.

They defeated top-ranked Henryville 6-2 in the semistate semifinals to reach the title game. Eastern Hancock won 7-6 against No. 5 Union County in the regional championship.

The Royals sectional and regional championships were the program’s first since 2012-13. Eastern Hancock finished the season with a 20-4 record. During Anderson’s tenure, she accumulated a 57-17 record.

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Anderson decided to resign in order to commit more time to her family and three children along with her husband, John. Anderson was named the 2016 Hancock County Softball Coach of the Year.

Eastern Hancock Athletic Director Aaron Spaulding said an in-depth candidate search will begin in the near future to fill the vacant coaching position.

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Marauders win again, beat Royals

The Mt. Vernon girls golf team defeated Eastern Hancock 209-227 at Royal Hylands on Thursday to improve their season record to 4-1. 

Sophomore Charley True earned her fourth straight medalist honor, finishing with a 4-over par 39 to lead the Marauders. Abby Fout posted a 53 to pace the Royals.

Mt. Vernon freshman Katie Davis shot a 53 while Lily Hampton carded a 56. Eastern Hancock’s Emiley Carlton and Alexis Young came in with a 55 and 59, respectively. 

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Dragons cruise to another victory

The New Palestine girls golf team scored another win on Thursday, defeating No. 19 Noblesville 171-184 on their home course.

The Dragons were led by Annaliese Fox, who earned medalist with a 38 at Hawk’s Tail of Greenfield.

The victory was a follow-up to the team’s near record-setting performance on Tuesday against Greenwood at Hickory Stick. New Palestine shot a 157, which was two strokes shy of the program’s nine-hole school record.

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New Pal travel hoops tryout approaching

The New Palestine girls travel baseball team is conducting tryouts Aug. 22.

All players in third to eighth grade are invited to attend. The tryouts will be conducted at New Palestine High School and run from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Information: jb.kehrt8@gmail.com

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Pacers 50th season opens at home

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers will open the 2016-17 season at Bankers Life Fieldhouse against the Dallas Mavericks on Oct. 26. That marks the start of a season-long celebration of the team’s 50th season.

Defending NBA Champion Cleveland makes the first of two visits to Indianapolis on Nov. 16 (the Cavaliers return Feb. 8), and Golden State makes its only trip to Indiana, Nov. 21.

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Correction

An article in the August 11 edition (“Farewell to a Legend,” B1) contained incorrect information. Terry Edon is survived by his brothers Barry (Renee) Edon and Alan (Sherry) Edon.