The Sideline – November 5

Soccer standouts honored by HHC

Mt. Vernon, Greenfield-Central and New Palestine finished 1-2-3 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference boys soccer standings and did the same as all-conference honors were announced.

The outright HHC champion Marauders carried five spots on the all-conference first team after finishing 7-0 and 13-3 this season. Matt Mayhew was named HHC Coach of the Year.

Mt. Vernon seniors Josh Powell, Jarret Whitehouse, Matt Schafer, Carson Jones and junior Timmy Clone earned all-conference honors.

Seniors Jeffrey Boxberger, Joe Young and Zach Roach were named honorable mentions. 

The Cougars were 5-2 in the HHC and 13-3-1 overall after winning their first sectional title since 2013. Senior Luke Tuttle and juniors Sean Julian, Braiden Sticka and Brandon Murphy were voted All-HHC. 

Honorable mentions went to senior Jack Sifferlen, junior Clay Kelley and freshmen Zack Bell and Caleb Mundell.

The Dragons were 5-2 in the HHC and 9-6 this season. Seniors James Pridgen, Levi Miller, Spencer Corey, and Mitchell Christopher were named All-HHC.

Senior Kyle Doss and sophomore Adam Hunt earned honorable mentions.


Turkey Day 5K registration open

The Turkey Day 5K is set to take walkers and runners down the Pennsy Trail in Greenfield on Nov. 24.

The course starts and finishes in front of the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Building. The race presented by Greenfield Parks Department and Hancock Regional Hospital is scheduled to open at 9 a.m.

The event is a chip-timed walk/run before additionally planned holiday festivities where a prize will be awarded for the most creative costume.

All proceeds go toward purchasing outdoor workout equipment for the Pennsy Trail.

For more information and to register, visit


Shanahan named IHSAA Director of Broadcast Operations

IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox announced this week that Heath Shanahan has been hired as Director of Broadcast Operations and Executive Producer.

Shanahan will serve as the primary director and executive producer for all aspects of the IHSAA Champions Network broadcasts as well as maintaining and fulfilling contractual obligations with partners.

He’ll also oversee development and distribution of a new content platform for IHSAA media and news. Shanahan will begin his duties on Monday, Nov. 7.


Colangelo to step down as USA Basketball chairman

Jerry Colangelo announced today that he will not seek a third term as USA Basketball Chairman. Colangelo will continue in his position as managing director of the USA Basketball Men’s National Team.

Colangelo became USA Basketball Chairman for the 2009-12 quadrennium and was re-elected for the 2013-16 term to become USA Basketball’s only Chairman/President to serve two four-year terms.

He is relinquishing the role to concentrate on the USA Men’s National Team.