The Sideline – September 14

Royals seeking softball coaching applicants

Pat Medler, who recently coached the Eastern Hancock varsity softball team to the 2017 sectional championship, has stepped down from his position to accept a teaching job at Monroe Central High School.

Currently, the Eastern Hancock athletics office is seeking applicants as the school looks to fill the position in the near future.

Those interested in applying for the coaching position or who may have additional questions are encouraged to contact Eastern Hancock athletics director Aaron Spaulding. Send résumés via email to aspaulding@eastern


Standouts picked for weekly HHC honors

Hoosier Heritage Conference Players of the Week were announced for football, soccer and volleyball. The honors are for the week of Sept. 11.


Boys Player of the Week

Trae Hassebroeck, Shelbyville

Hassebroeck had five goals and four assists on a week where the Golden Bears went 2-0 in conference play and 3-0 overall.

Girls Player of the Week

Emma Langdon, Mt. Vernon

Langdon had two goals and an assist in the Marauders’ victory against New Palestine. The two wins improved the Marauders’ HHC record to 5-0.


Players of the Week

Tegan Seyring, Yorktown

Seyring had a big night with 13 kills in the Tigers’ conference victory against Mt. Vernon. For the week, she had 52 kills as Yorktown went 4-0 with four sweeps.

Makayla Price, Greenfield-Central

Price had eight kills in a conference loss to New Castle, and followed up with 19 kills and 17 digs in the Cougars’ win against Class A No. 1 Lafayette Catholic.


Players of the Week

Offense: Luke Bumbalough, New Castle

Bumbalough had seven catches, 253 yards and three touchdowns receiving in the Trojans’ 44-21 victory against Shelbyville, as QB Niah Williamson threw for 420 yards.

Defense: Mason Hunt, Delta

Hunt had eight tackles, a sack and an interception in the Eagles’ 42-12 win against Yorktown.

Special teams: Isaac Griffis, Delta

Griffis was 6-for-6 on PATs in the Eagles’ 42-12 win against Yorktown.


Beard headlines WNBA All-Defensive Team

NEW YORK – Los Angeles Sparks guard/forward Alana Beard, this season’s WNBA Defensive Player of the Year, led the 2017 WNBA All-Defensive Team, the WNBA announced.

This marks the fourth All-Defensive First Team selection for Beard, who became the second Sparks player to win Defensive Player of the Year (Lisa Leslie, 2004 and 2008).

Joining Beard on the WNBA All-Defensive First Team are Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike, Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles, Connecticut Sun guard Jasmine Thomas, and New York Liberty forward Tina Charles.

The WNBA All-Defensive Second Team included Indiana Fever guard Briann January, who has been chosen to the All-Defensive Team six times in eight seasons, all spent with the Fever. This is her second time on the Second Team to go with four First Team honors.