The Sideline – April 5

County trio picked for All-Star showcase

The postseason accolades continue to mount for Greenfield-Central senior Madison Wise.

On Monday, the Iowa State recruit was selected to participate in the 29th annual North/South Indiana All-Star Classic along with Cougars teammate Katie Helgason, a Ball State recruit.

Mt. Vernon senior Michael Ertel also was chosen to play in the event, which will be at the Berry Bowl at Logansport High School on Sunday.

The girls game will begin at 2 p.m., with the boys game to follow at 4 p.m. in the doubleheader organized by Hoosier Basketball Magazine.

Wise and Helgason, both coached by Doug Laker at Greenfield-Central, will play for the South All-Stars led by New Albany’s Tammy Geron.

Ertel, a Louisiana-Monroe recruit, will compete on the boys South All-Star team led by coach Brian Satterfield of Hamilton Southeastern.

Tickets for the event are $10 per person and can be purchased by calling 574-753-2250.

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Dragons ranked 9th in Class 3A baseball poll

The New Palestine Dragons dropped from seventh to ninth in the latest Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association weekly rankings released Sunday.

The Dragons were ranked seventh in Class 3A in the IHSBCA Preseason Poll. New Palestine opened the season on Monday and are 1-0 on the year.

Carmel is ranked first in Class 4A, with Lake Central and Fishers at second and third, respectively.

In Class A, Lanesville is first, with South Newton second overall. Providence is ranked first in Class 2A, while Lafayette Central Catholic is second in the poll.

IHSBCA rankings

(records as of Sunday)

Class 3A

School W-L (Pts.)

1. Northview 1-1 (114)

2. Crawfordsville 5-1 (102)

3. Western 0-0 (92)

4. Jasper 1-0 (88)

5. West Vigo 2-0 (84)

6. Sullivan 2-0 (40)

7. Norwell 0-0 (32)

8. Brebeuf Jesuit 2-4 (30)

9. New Palestine 0-0 (26)

10. Lawrenceburg 4-0 (18)

Receiving votes: Edgewood, New Haven, Silver Creek, South Bend St. Joe, Tippecanoe Valley

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Mt. Vernon graduate earns weekly honor

Mt. Vernon graduate and Lee University freshman Christian Noble was named the Gulf South Conference Track & Field Freshman of the Week on March 29.

Noble is part of the Lee University track team, which is currently 10th in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross County Coaches Association’s NCAA Division II men’s rankings.

The former all-state distance runner at Mt. Vernon in both track and cross-country amassed a total of 24.90 points for Lee University last week.

Noble won the steeplechase at the Raleigh Relays in 9:02.34, the second-best time in the event in Division II this season.

His time set a new school record for the event after he reset the mark last month in his debut at 9:07.

He also finished third in the 1,500 meters at the Tennessee Rust Buster with a time of 3:55.19.