The Sideline – March 30

Royals seeking new girls basketball coach

Eastern Hancock High Scholl is accepting résumés for its varsity head girls basketball coaching position.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and résumé to Eastern Hancock athletics director Aaron Spaulding at


Marauders’ Ertel named Top 60 Senior

Mt. Vernon point guard Michael Ertel was named a Top 60 Senior by Hoosier Basketball Magazine on Tuesday. 

Ertel was selected from approximately 1,600 senior players statewide. He is invited to participate in the Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top 60 Senior Workout at Beech Grove High School on Sunday, in conjunction with the IHSAA and Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.

Two sessions will be conducted during the event at 1 and 3:30 p.m. Ertel and other central Indiana invitees will be showcased in the second session.

Brownsburg coach Steve Lynch will direct both sessions along with five other IBCA coaches. Both sessions are open to the public at $8 per person and $5 for students.


Cougars’ Physical Night set for Wednesday

Greenfield-Central’s Athletic Physical Night will take place Wednesday at Parkway Medical Center (behind Hancock Regional Hospital) in the Anderson Family Practice office.

Changes for this year’s event include: 1. There are only six providers participating and only 91 spots available; 2. They will be giving sports physicals only and the fee will be $48 per student-athlete; 3. A parent/guardian must be present with the IHSAA form filled out and in hand.

If you would like to schedule an appointment for your son or daughter who will be entering the seventh grade through the 12th grade in the fall, please contact the Greenfield-Central High School Athletic Office at 462-9195. Times range from 5 to 9 p.m.


Bennington, Sibande pace IBCA weekly honorees

Twin Lakes’ Bryce Bennington and Indianapolis Attucks’ Nike Sibande each shined throughout the Class 3A state championship game, and the senior standouts are two of four players earning honors as an IBCA Player of the Week.

Bennington and Sibande are joined by Fort Wayne North senior Jaylen Butz and Crawford County senior Tyrell Nickelson as recipients for March 20-25 in the recognition program coordinated by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.


Two Pacers sidelined, one waived

Indiana Pacers Rodney Stuckey has a left patellar tendon strain and was expected to miss four to six weeks, but he was waived by the team Wednesday. He sustained the injury in Sunday night’s victory against Philadelphia.

Al Jefferson will miss at least two weeks with a sprained left ankle. He will be re-evaluated at that time. He sustained the injury in Sunday’s win over Philadelphia.

Glenn Robinson III remains out with a left calf strain and will be re-evaluated late next week.