The Sideline – June 23

Marauders football fundraiser scheduled

A fundraiser to support the Mt. Vernon football team is planned Wednesday at the Chipotle in Noblesville located at 12831 Campus Parkway.

The event is set from 5 and 9 p.m. Chipotle will donated 50 percent of the proceeds to Mt. Vernon football, if a customer presents a fundraiser flyer, has a picture of the flyer on a smartphone or mentions the event to the cashier.

Information: marauders


Tennis players honored by coaches association

Four standout players for the Hancock County champion Mt. Vernon Marauders were recognized by the Indiana High School Tennis Coaches Association.

Juniors Olivia Spicer and Alana Nelson were both named all-state honorable mention as singles players. Emily Annakin, a senior, and Maeve Laughlin, a sophomore, earned all-state honorable mention in doubles.


Mt. Vernon kids soccer camp coming up soon

A summer soccer camp will be conducted at Mt. Vernon High School beginning Monday. The camp will run through June 30 on the high school soccer fields.

Campers in first grade through incoming freshmen are invited to participate. The camp will be conducted from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. each day. The cost is $60 per person.

Information: Coach Steve Williams,; coach Matt Mayhew,


Butler’s Jordan retains Kampen, Crone on staff

Butler coach LaVall Jordan has hired the first two members of his initial men’s basketball staff, and they are two individuals incredibly familiar to Bulldog fans.

Emerson Kampen will assume one of the three assistant coach positions on staff, while Brandon Crone, a former four-year letter-winner for the Bulldogs, will serve as the coordinator of basketball operations. Both Kampen and Crone were part of Butler’s most recent coaching staff.

Over the past three seasons, Kampen, a 2013 Butler graduate and former player, and Crone have helped the Bulldogs to a 70-31 record and an NCAA Tournament appearance in each season.

The 2016-17 team posted a 25-9 record, a second-place finish in the Big East and advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2011.


Edmonton’s McDavid wins first Hart Trophy

LAS VEGAS — Connor McDavid won his first Hart Trophy.

The Edmonton captain claimed the award as the NHL’s most valuable player Wednesday night at the league’s postseason awards show at T-Mobile Arena, the new home of the expansion Vegas Golden Knights.

McDavid also won the Ted Lindsay Award, given to the league’s most outstanding performer in a vote of his fellow players, and the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL scoring champion.

The honors capped a remarkable sophomore season for the 20-year-old center, who won his first scoring title and led the Oilers back to the Stanley Cup playoffs after an 11-year absence.