Brand, Matus earn soccer All-State honors

Greenfield-Central sophomore Lucy Brand and New Palestine senior Meaghan Matus were both named to the 2016 Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association’s Soccer All-State First Team.

Brand was only one of three sophomores selected to the team. The midfielder scored one goal and dished out four assists this season for the Cougars. Greenfield-Central finished 7-8-2 and won its first sectional title since 2012 before reaching the regional finals. Brand was named All-HHC.

Matus scored two goals and finished with a team-high six assists this season. The midfielder was named All-HHC. The Dragons were 10-4-1 this year and finished second in the conference.

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New Albany No. 1 in boys basketball rankings

The Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Top 20 boys basketball rankings were released Sunday.

IBCA Boys Basketball Weekly Poll

Rank, school Pts. W-L

(first-place votes in parentheses)

1. New Albany (22) 440 2-0

2. N. Central (Indpls) 414 2-0

3. Lawrence North 371 3-0

4. Carmel 366 3-0

5. FW North Side 330 4-0

6. Logansport 258 2-0

7. Ben Davis 256 3-0

8. McCutcheon 248 3-1

9. Castle 244 1-0

10. Crown Point 193 3-0

11. SB Riley 192 3-0

12. TH South Vigo 161 2-0

13. Warsaw 157 3-1

14. Hamilton S.E. 150 3-0

15. Merrillville 147 2-1

16. E.C. Central 110 3-1

17. Evansville Reitz 100 2-0

18. Homestead 96 3-0

19. Pike 72 2-1

20. Twin Lakes 62 5-0

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Tickets for Greenfield-Central showcase games available

The Greenfield-Central Cougars are playing in the City Securities Hall of Fame Classic at the New Castle Fieldhouse on Dec. 29. The Cougars open against Plainfield at 11 a.m. and will advance to either the 6 p.m. consolation or 7:30 p.m. championship game.

The Cougars are also playing in the Indiana vs. Kentucky Challenge Cup at the New Castle Fieldhouse on Jan. 7. The Cougars play Mason County (Ky.) High School at 11 a.m.

Advance sale tickets for both events are available for $10 at the Greenfield-Central High School Athletics Office. See ConnieJo Harris to purchase tickets.

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Prep Calendar

Today

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.