The Sideline – October 12

Royals hire new girls hoops coach

The Eastern Hancock School board approved the hiring of Andy Meneely as the new Royals girls varsity basketball coach Monday.

Meneely is replacing Shari Doud as head coach and brings more than 10 years of collegiate experience to the position. A 2000 Taylor University graduate in mass communications, Meneely earned his postgraduate degree at the University of Texas Permian Basin.

Meneely served as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Lincoln Christian College from 2003-04 and at Pensacola State College from 2007-10. He was an assistant women’s basketball coach at The College of Wooster (2004-06) and Taylor University (2012-13). 

Meneely will be introduced to players and parents today inside the Eastern Hancock High School cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.  


IHSAA volleyball tourney pairings drawn

The IHSAA conducted its sectional pairings for the 45th annual volleyball state tournament on Monday.

Class 2A Eastern Hancock will open Sectional 42 at Heritage Christian on Oct. 20 against Irvington Prep Academy. The match is schedule for 7:30 p.m.

In Class 3A, seventh-ranked New Palestine drew Herron in the first-round of the Sectional 27 tournament Oct. 20 at Indianapolis Crispus Attucks. The match is set to begin at 6 p.m.

The Class 4A Greenfield-Central Sectional opens Oct. 20. Both the host Cougars and No. 11 Mt. Vernon Marauders drew first-round byes and will play each other in the semifinals at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 22.

Class 4A Sectional

at Greenfield-Central

Oct. 20

Connersville vs. Richmond, 6 p.m.

New Castle vs. Pendleton Heights, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 22 

Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 11 a.m.

Mt. Vernon vs. Greenfield-Central, 12:30 p.m.

Championship, 7 p.m.

Class 3A Sectional

at Crispus Attucks

Oct. 20

New Palestine vs. Herron, 6 p.m.

Bishop Chatard vs. Crispus Attucks, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 22

Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 11 a.m.

Indianapolis Manual vs. Indianapolis Marshall, 12:30 p.m.

Championship, 7 p.m.

Class 2A Sectional

at Heritage Christian

Oct. 18

Triton Central vs. Knightstown, 7 p.m.

Oct. 20

Heritage Christian vs. Howe, 6 p.m.

Eastern Hancock vs. Irvington Prep, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 22

Game 1 winner vs. Shenandoah, 10 a.m.

Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner, noon

Championship, 7 p.m.


Prep Calendar



Beech Grove at Mt. Vernon, 5:30 p.m.

Girls soccer

Shelbyville Regional

Center Grove vs. Franklin Central (semifinals), 5 p.m.

Roncalli vs. Greenfield-Central (semifinals), 7 p.m.



Greenfield-Central at Warren Central, 6 p.m.

New Palestine at Franklin Community, 5:30 p.m.

Monroe Central at Eastern Hancock, 6 p.m.

Boys soccer

Mt. Vernon Regional

Franklin Central vs. Center Grove (semifinal), 5 p.m.

Perry Meridian vs. Greenfield-Central (semifinal), 7 p.m.