Head coach: Emily Logan
Assistant coaches: Mark Logan, Lindsay Maus, Duane Knecht and Melanie Buff.
2015-16 finish: Greenfield-Central won its first ever Hoosier Heritage Conference swim title and cruised to its third consecutive sectional championship at New Palestine.
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Key losses: Sara Hudson and Margo McKinney.
Top returnees: Ashley Finney, Krista Zornes, Kortney Hodnett, Shyanne Milne (diving), Hailey Russo, Samantha Stanley, Carley Logan and Hannah Walden.
Newcomers: Megan Coffin, Sarah Stutz, Addie Noah, Elizabeth Harris and Rebekah Bogle.
Quotable: “This may be one of the strongest teams we have ever coached at Greenfield-Central. This group of girls trains like none I have ever encountered. They have huge goals for themselves and huge goals for their team. They are focused, driven and disciplined to make all their goals happen. It will be an exciting season for sure,” Logan said.
Season projection: “The girls are looking to continue their legacy and building on their past success,” Logan said.
Head coach: Derek McCormick
Assistant coaches: Carrie McCormick and Mike Dolence.
2015 finish: Eastern Hancock scored more than 100 points and finished ninth at the sectional. Shelby Kell broke multiple school records.
Key losses: Two foreign exchange students, Zurine Zuazo and Sinah Griessler
Top returnees: Shelby Kell, Alyson Ray, Jenna Hancock and Tatum Profitt.
Newcomers: Elise Huffman, Ellie Griesmeyer and Megan Marcum.
Quotable: “Our team may look smaller to most, but the girls that returned and that we added this year, they are workers, committed and most important, family. The girls have set some lofty goals that no Eastern Hancock team has ever thought of for this year. The girls just need to go into each meet to get faster, improve in areas in their specific races and be competitive. Times will take care of themselves as long as we work together,” McCormick said.
Season projection: “We are looking to move up in the standings at the sectional, duplicate, if not score over, a 102.5 points for the second-straight year to rewrite the school record books. The girls are looking to improve and be competitive in all three relays. We also have a couple of individuals looking to place in the top eight (at the sectional) in both of their individual events,” McCormick said.
Head coach: Stephen Maxwell
Assistant coaches: Jason Tillage and Aaron Godby
2015 finish: New Palestine finished sixth at the Hoosier Heritage Conference meet and third at the sectional.
Key losses: The girls team lost eight seniors to graduation last season and all scored points at the sectional meet.
Top returnees: Courtnee Coffman, Kylie Dhonau (diving), Anna Doolin, Hailee Holberton, Maria Virt and Maigan Williams.
Newcomers: The program has welcomed 15 new athletes (eight freshmen and seven upperclassmen) to the team. Some of the early standouts include: Teagan Davis, Ashley Kieffer, Emma Nobbe, Jessica Rogers and Karen Shriver (diving).
Quotable: “After the loss of so many talented athletes to graduation and, now, the inclusion of so many new athletes to the program (15 new athletes and only 10 returnees) many might consider this a ‘rebuilding’ year; however, the quality of our new athletes and the proven strength of our veterans gives us confidence this will be anything but a ‘rebuilding’ effort,” Maxwell said.
Season projection: “We should represent New Palestine well at the sectional level,” Maxwell said.
Head coach: Rick Isham
Assistant coaches: James Cochran, Dixon Tierney and Karyn Tierney
2015 finish: Mt. Vernon finished fourth at the Hoosier Heritage Conference meet and placed second in sectional action.
Key losses: Jennah Ruddick, Gloria Gonzalez and Haley Moore.
Top returnees: Lydia Tierney, Riley Chambers, Charlie True and Maddie King.
Newcomers: “We start the season this year with one veteran dive coach, James Cochran, and three new swim coaches. Each bring an outstanding skill and strength to the team. Together, with some hard working and competition-loving high school kids, we hope to build on the great team we had last year and help the team reach the success they strive for,” Isham said.
Quotable: “Mt. Vernon swimmers and divers are an excellent group of high school students that are willing to put in the hard work, yet have loads of fun and laughs as they strive for their team and personal accomplishments. I am thankful for the great student athletes, influential coaches and outstanding parent volunteers who make up this team. We work as a team and win as a team,” Isham said.
Season projection: “We plan to work hard this season in hopes of having a good number of sectional winners who will enjoy the thrill of competing in the IHSAA state championships this year,” Isham said.
2015-16 HHC Team Scores
1. Greenfield-Central – 400
2. Yorktown – 371
3. Pendleton Heights – 334
4. Mt. Vernon – 259.5
5. Delta – 246.6
6. New Palestine – 225.5
7. Shelbyville – 156
8. New Castle – 60. 5
2015-16 Sectional Team Scores
1. Greenfield-Central – 458
2. Mt. Vernon – 308
3. New Palestine – 299
4. Centerville – 264.5
5. Connersville – 261
6. Richmond – 202
7. Hagerstown -130
8. New Castle – 120
9. Eastern Hancock – 102.5
10. Rushville – 28
12 – Hoosier Heritage Conference Diving at Greenfield-Central
14 – Hoosier Heritage Conference Swimming at New Palestine
2 – Girls Sectional at New Palestine
7 – Girls Diving Regional at Brownsburg
10 – IHSAA State Finals at IUPUI
11 – IHSAA State Finals at IUPUI
200 Yard Medley Relay
32. Greenfield-Central – Krista Zornes, Kortney Hodnett, Ashley Finney, Carley Logan
200 Yard IM
16. Mt. Vernon – Lydia Tierney
100 Yard Butterfly
12. Mt. Vernon – Lydia Tierney
200 Yard Freestyle
29. Mt. Vernon – Gloria Gonzales, Haley Moore, Riley Chambers, Lydia Tierney
13. Greenfield-Central – Shyanne Milne
500 Yard Freestyle
28. Greenfield-Central – Carley Logan
100 Yard Breaststroke
31. Greenfield-Central – Kortney Hodnett
400 Yard Freestyle Relay
29. Mt. Vernon – Lydia Tierney, Riley Chambers, Haley Moore, Gloria Gonzales 12
50 Yard Freestyle
33. New Palestine – Courtnee Coffman
100 Yard Freestyle
30. New Palestine – Courtnee Coffman