The Sideline – February 11

Indy Metro withdraws from state tournament

Indianapolis Metropolitan High School has informed the Indiana High School Athletic Association, Inc. that it is withdrawing from this year’s boys basketball state tournament after self‐reporting multiple violations committed by its program.

In addition to withdrawing, the following determinations have been made by the IHSAA:

1. The boys’ basketball program is placed on probation throughout the remainder of this school year and the entire 2017‐18 school year.

2. A student-athlete was in violation of Rule 4‐1 (Maximum Age of Student Athletes) of the IHSAA by‐laws. This student is declared ineligible immediately. All contests at any level where this student participated shall be forfeited.

3. A student-athlete was in violation of Rules 12 (Enrollment), 19 (Transfer Eligibility) and 50 (Minimum Number of Required Practices Before Competition). The student is declared ineligible immediately. All contests at any level where this student participated shall be forfeited.

4. Head coach Lee Jackson is severely reprimanded for allowing these violations to occur. Ignorance of the rules is not an acceptable excuse for multiple rules violations.


AP releases weekly boys hoops rankings

The Associated Press Top 10 Indiana high school boys basketball teams, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankings as of Tuesday:

Class 4A


1. Ft. Wayne North (6);18-1;252;2

2. Warren Central (5);15-1;243;3

3. Logansport;18-1;188;4

4. New Albany (1);16-3;179;1

5. Indpls N. Central;17-3;165;5

6. S. Bend Riley (1);13-0;144 7

7. Carmel;14-3;140;6

8. McCutcheon;17-2;106;8

9. Castle (1);17-2;103;9

10. Pike;15-4;56;10

Class 3A


1. Brownstown (11);18-0;268;1

2. Culver Academy (3);12-1;241;2

3. NorthWood;15-1;215;3

4. Twin Lakes;16-2;165;7

5. Griffith;15-2;160;6

6. Ev. Bosse;11-6;118;4

7. Salem;15-1;111;10

8. Andrean;13-2;101;9

9. Indianapolis Attucks;12-4;71;NR

10. Indpls Brebeuf;11-5;67;8

Class 2A


1. Providence (10);16-1;266;2

2. Oak Hill (2);15-2;244;3

3. Barr-Reeve (1);17-2;205;1

4. Linton-Stockton;16-3;183;4

5. Indpls Broad Ripple (1);12-3;158;5

6. Northeastern;15-4;151;6

7. Henryville;16-3;141;7

8. Monroe Central;17-1;123;8

9. Indpls Howe;11-7;76;9

10. Hagerstown;14-4;34;10

Class A


1. Tindley (11);13-4;258;1

2. Lafayette Catholic (2);11-5;212;3

3. Tri-County (1);16-2;197;4

4. Wood Memorial;13-4;189;5

5. Clinton Prairie;15-3;184;6

6. Oldenburg;16-2;178;2

7. FW Blackhawk;12-8;117;7

8. Indpls Arlington;11-5;105;8

9. Pioneer;11-5;73;10

10. Oregon-Davis;13-5;53;NR


Prep Calendar


Boys Basketball

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

Lawrence Central at Mt. Vernon, 7:30 p.m.


New Palestine at Bloomington North, 11 a.m.

Girls Swimming

IHSAA State Meet at IU Natatorium, 9 a.m./1 p.m.


New Castle Semistate, 9 a.m.

Girls Basketball

Class 2A Speedway Regional

Winchester vs. Covenant Christian, 10 a.m.

Eastern Hancock vs. South Putnam, noon

Championship game, 7:30 p.m.