Marauders, Dragons named IFCA All-State

Mt. Vernon’s Charles DeGraff and New Palestine’s DuRon Ford and Brady Walden were recognized as 2016 Senior All-State selections by the Indiana Football Coaches Association.

DeGraff, a senior defensive lineman/linebacker, was named the Daily Reporter Defensive Player of the Year after leading the county and state with 13 sacks.

DeGraff earned All-Hoosier Heritage Conference Defensive Team honors this year and had 122 total tackles. He also had 21 tackles for a loss.

Ford, an All-HHC running back, ranked sixth in the state with 32 rushing touchdowns. The Daily Reporter’s Offensive Player of the Year was third overall in Class 5A with 1,830 rushing yards.

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Walden finished with 22 tackles and recorded a team-high four interceptions this season at defensive back for the HHC champion Dragons. He also was named All-HHC.

New Palestine offensive lineman Austin Keele, a sophomore, and linebacker Luke Ely, a sophomore, were selected to the 2016 IFCA Junior All-State Team.

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Cougars receive votes in ICGSA weekly rankings

The Greenfield-Central girls basketball team earned votes in this week’s Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association Class 4A rankings. 

The Cougars are 4-4 on the season and 0-1 in the Hoosier Heritage Conference. Greenfield-Central hosts New Palestine this Friday.

ICGSA Class 4A Rankings

Rank, School, Points, Previous

(first-place votes in parentheses)

1. Homestead (7);142;2

2. North Central (8);139;3

3. Carmel;106;1

4. Pike;90;4

5. Lawrence North;80;5

6. Ben Davis;71;8

7. Zionsville;53;6

8. Hamiliton Southeastern;NA;7

9. Penn;30;9

10. Columbus North;26;10

Others receiving votes: Northridge, Plainfield, Greenfield-Central, Center Grove, East Chicago Central

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Prep Calendar

Wednesday

Wrestling

Greenfield-Central at Warren Central, 6:30 p.m.

Cathedral at New Palestine, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday

Coed swimming

Pendleton Heights at Greenfield-Central, 5:30 p.m.

Mt. Vernon at Hagerstown, 5:30 p.m.

Eastern Hancock at Shelbyville 3-Way, 6 p.m.

Friday

Girls basketball

New Palestine at Greenfield-Central, 6 p.m.

Boys basketball

Eastern Hancock at Northeastern, 7:30 p.m.

New Palestine at Greenfield-Central, 7:30 p.m.

Pendleton Heights at Mt. Vernon, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

Girls basketball

Mt. Vernon at Yorktown, 12:30 p.m.

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

Boys basketball

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

Castle vs. Mt. Vernon (at Southport Fieldhouse), noon

Wrestling

Greenfield-Central at Perry Meridian Quin Duals, 9 a.m.

New Palestine at Northview Invitational, 8 a.m.

Mt. Vernon at Lapel Invitational, 9 a.m.

Coed swimming

New Palestine at East Central, 11 a.m.

Mt. Vernon at Hamilton Heights, 9 a.m.

Eastern Hancock Invitational, 9 a.m.