The Hoosier Heritage Conference swimming championships begin today with diving and conclude Saturday with swimming events. Here is a breakdown of Hancock County’s boys and girls teams.


2016 HHC: Greenfield-Central earned its first-ever Hoosier Heritage Conference title on the girls’ side in 2016, while the boys earned their sixth-consecutive conference crown last season at New Palestine.

This season: The Cougars have wins over Mt. Vernon, New Palestine, Pendleton Heights, New Castle and Franklin Central. Greenfield-Central also finished fourth overall at the Hamilton Southeastern Splash N’ Clash on Dec. 17.

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Who to watch: Boys — Zack Cook, Chris Joven, Ethan Kile, Samuel Jennings, Cameron Rader, Austin Payne. Girls — Carley Logan, Krista Zornes, Kortney Hodnett, Ashley Finney, Megan Coffin, Anne Marie DeKeyser.

Diving: Shyanne Milne looks to win her third-straight conference title. Ben Rader leads the boys’ side for the Cougars after finishing in second last season.

New Palestine

2016 HHC: New Palestine finished in sixth on both the boys’ and girls’ side of the conference meet last season.

This season: The Dragons lost to Greenfield-Central but swept Eastern Hancock and New Castle on both the girls’ and boys’ side of the meet earlier this year. The girls also beat Mt. Vernon. Both Dragon teams finished in third at the East Central Relays.

Who to watch: Boys — Colin Stacey, Tyler Corey, Chase Crowder, Sutton Biddle, Michael O’Leary. Girls — Courtnee Coffman, Jessica Rogers, Maria Virt, Hailee Holberton, Anna Doolin.

Diving: Colin Stacey and Karen Shriver lead the Dragons in diving this season.

Mt. Vernon

2016 HHC: Mt. Vernon’s boys team finished fifth overall at conference last year, while the girls finished the meet in fourth.

This season: The Marauders lost to Greenfield-Central and Delta but split a meet with New Palestine as the boys edged the Dragons. The Marauders have beaten Shelbyville, Hagerstown and Warren Central and split meets with Connersville and Richmond (boys won). The boys also won the Hamilton Heights Invitational, while the girls were second.

Who to watch: Boys — Timmy Broaders, Bryce Gray, Thomas Amos, Joshua Blackburn, Kaylen Morgan. Girls — Lydia Tierney, Zoey Musick, Charlie True, Riley Chambers, Maddie King.

Diving: Maddie King and Jordan Spearman lead Mt. Vernon in diving this season.

2016 HHC Results

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


1. Greenfield-Central – 494

2. Delta – 395

3. Pendleton Heights – 300

4. Shelbyville – 253

5. Mt. Vernon – 239

6. New Palestine – 180

7. Yorktown – 127

8. New Castle – 39

Event Winners

(Womens, Mens)

200 Medley Relay

Yorktown – Gray, Hicks, Weiss, Nowakowski (1:50.87)

Greenfield-Central – Forbes, Kile, Cook, Cermak (1:38.89)

200 Freestyle

Gray, YT (2:00.49)

Hollingsworth, PH (1:47.50)

200 Individual Medley

Weiss, YT (2:11.30)

Tierney, MV (2:00.88)

50 Free

Jule, PH (25:01)

Cermak, GC (22:59)


Milne, GC (391.75)

McCammon, PH (560.10)

100 Butterfly

Weiss, YT (1:00. 02)

Cook, GC (50.98)

100 Freestyle

Jule, PH (53.68)

Cermak, GC (48.80)

500 Free

Brand, PH (5:21.66)

Wihebrink, PH (5:09.83)

200 Free Relay

Pendleton Heights – Jule, Dudley, Mallory, Brand (1:44.95)

Delta – Hunt, Tucker, Rawis, Torres (1:30.32)

100 Backstroke

Gray, YT (1:03.89)

Cook, GC (53.24)

100 Breaststroke

Hicks, YT (1:09.42)

Kile, GC (1:03.09)

400 Free Relay

Pendleton Heights – Jule, Dudley, Brand, Benbow (3:50.37)

Greenfield-Central – Cermak, Cook, Joven, Forbes (3:16.88)

Diving Results

Girls Results

1. Shyanne Milne (GC) – 391.75

2. Laura Cochran (MV) – 320.9

3. Breanna Evans (DH) – 314.4

4. Shannon Jones (NP) – 311.9

5. Maddie Cougil (PH) – 299.5

Boys Results

1. Dylan McCammon (PH) – 560.1

2. Ben Rader (GC) – 407.6

3. Jacob Keener (GC) – 366.9

4. Grant Miller (PH) – 316.9

5. Conner Page (NP) – 274.15

If you go

Hoosier Heritage Conference Swim and Dive

Thursday: Diving at Greenfield-Central, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday: Swimming at New Palestine, 11 a.m.

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