The Sideline – October 6

Dragons, Marauders climb in rankings

The Class 3A New Palestine Dragons and 4A Mt. Vernon Marauders have steadily climbed the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association’s weekly volleyball rankings.

The Dragons are ranked seventh in the latest poll, while the Marauders rose to 11th. New Palestine is 20-7 on the year as of Tuesday morning. Mt. Vernon is 20-6 and put together an 11-match winning streak as of Monday night.

ICGSA volleyball rankings

Oct. 4, 2016

Class 3A

Rank, school Points

1. Yorktown 86

2. Providence 83

3. Delta 71

4. Mishawaka Marian 59

5. Bellmont 43

6. Silver Creek 35

7. New Palestine 31

8. Leo 25

9. Andrean 14

10. FW Dwenger 12

11. Mt. Vernon 11

12. Guerin Catholic 5

12. Brownstown Central 5

14. Jasper 4

14. Cardinal Ritter 4

16. Bishop Chatard 3

17. FW Luers 2

17. Batesville 2

Class 4A

Rank, school Points

1. Hamilton SE 138

2. Avon 124

3. Crown Point 113

4. Cathedral 108

5. Penn 82

6. New Castle 58

7. Carmel 50

8. Lawrence North 33

9. Zionsville 31

10. Center Grove 30

11. Mt. Vernon 15

12. New Albany 10

13. Brownsburg 9

14. Valparaiso 7

15. Columbus East 6

16. Floyd Central 2

17. Franklin Community 1

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Prep calendar

Today

Volleyball

Greenfield-Central at Hauser, 6 p.m.

Warren Central at Mt. Vernon, 5:30 p.m.

Eastern Hancock at Waldron, 5:30 p.m.

Girls soccer

Shelbyville at Greenfield-Central (sectional), 5 p.m.

Mt. Vernon vs. New Palestine at Greenfield-Central (sectional), 7 p.m.

Friday

Football

Greenfield-Central at Delta, 7:30 p.m.

New Palestine at New Castle, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

Football

Shenandoah vs. Eastern Hancock at Lucas Oil Stadium, 2 p.m.

Shelbyville vs. Mt. Vernon at Lucas Oil Stadium, 4:45 p.m.

Girls soccer

Greenfield-Central Sectional (championship), 2 p.m.

Boys soccer

New Palestine Sectional (championship), 7 p.m.

Volleyball

Hancock County Tournament at Eastern Hancock, 9 a.m.

Cross-country

(Coed) New Palestine Sectional, 10 a.m.

(Coed) Pendleton Heights Sectional, 10:30 a.m.

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IndyCar’s Newgarden joining Team Penske

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Team Penske has signed Josef Newgarden to drive the No. 2 Chevrolet in the IndyCar Series.

Newgarden will replace two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya, who drove Penske’s No. 2 last season but had not signed a new deal.

The 25-year-old Newgarden, who is from Tennessee, finished a career-best fourth in the IndyCar season standings in 2016 behind Penske drivers Simon Pagenaud, Will Power and Helio Castroneves.