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.

Eastern Hancock

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.

New Palestine

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.

Mt. Vernon

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 Meet Results

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

Important Dates

January 2017

12 – Hoosier Heritage Conference Diving at Greenfield-Central

14 – Hoosier Heritage Conference Swimming at New Palestine

February 2017

2 – Girls Sectional at New Palestine

7 – Girls Diving Regional at Brownsburg

10 – IHSAA State Finals at IUPUI

11 – IHSAA State Finals at IUPUI

2016 State Finals

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

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Kris Mills is a sports reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. He can be reached at 317-477-3230 or