The Sideline – June 2

HHC girls tennis awards announced

The 2017 Hoosier Heritage Conference awards for girls tennis were announced Wednesday.

The HHC champion Delta Eagles (18-4, 7-0 HHC) and the runner-up Mt. Vernon Marauders (20-2, 6-1 HHC) each received four spots on the conference first teams.

New Palestine’s Katie Settergren, a senior, and Josee King, a sophomore, earned All-HHC first-team doubles recognition.

Mt. Vernon juniors Alaina Nelson and Olivia Spicer were both named to the All-HHC singles first team.

Emily Annakin, a senior, and Maeve Laughlin, a sophomore, were joined by Maeve McCafferty, a senior, and Sophie Williams, a junior, as All-HHC first-team doubles honorees.

Singles honorable mentions went to Greenfield-Central’s Lindsey McCord, a junior, and Avery Spencer, a freshman. Mt. Vernon sophomore Kaleigh Helm was also named.

Mt. Vernon head coach Gabe Muterspaugh shared HHC Coach of the Year distinction with Delta’s Tim Cleland.


Marauders win finale against Frankton

The Mt. Vernon boys golf team wrapped up its regular-season schedule Wednesday by beating Frankton 154-186.

Seniors Drew Richter and Will Dant shared medalist honors at Meadowbrook Golf Course. Each golfer posted scores of 37.

Xavier Dunham and Max Heitman each shot a 40. Senior Oliver Mast finished with a 41.

The Marauders compete in the Greenfield-Central Sectional on Monday at Hawk’s Tail beginning at 9 a.m.


Marauders volleyball camp approaching

Mt. Vernon High School is conducting a youth volleyball camp Monday through Thursday.

The camp will provide instruction to boys and girls in the fundamentals of volleyball and will be instructed by the Mt. Vernon High School coaching staff with members of the varsity team.

For campers in second through fifth grade, the sessions will run from 9 to 10:15 a.m. For sixth through eighth graders, training will be from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.

The cost of the camps is $40. Registration forms are available on the Mt. Vernon website or by emailing


Mascot gives fan the finger, employee fired

NEW YORK (AP) — Even Mr. Met is frustrated with the team’s disappointing start.

New York’s funny-looking mascot flashed his “middle” finger at a fan during Wednesday night’s 7-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, and the team said the employee who did it won’t work in the costume again.

A person tweeted video of the incident, which soon went viral online, and the club quickly issued a statement.

“We apologize for the inappropriate action of this employee,” the Mets said in an email attributed to the organization. “We do not condone this type of behavior. We are dealing with this matter internally.”

Mr. Met, known for an oversized head with baseball seams, is among the sport’s most recognized mascots. Technically, he has only four digits on each hand — three fingers and a thumb.