County tennis players honored by HHC
On Wednesday evening, boys tennis coaches from the Hoosier Heritage Conference gathered to select league honorees for 2017.
A total of six New Palestine Dragons were recognized as All-HHC while one was named honorable mention.
The HHC champion Dragons finished 19-5 on the season and 7-0 in league play en route to a sectional title. New Palestine’s Des Evans was named the 2017 HHC Coach of the Year.
2017 Boys Tennis All-HHC
Matthew True*;11;New Palestine
Ben Blachly;10;New Palestine
Will Thurlow;12;New Castle
Rylan Huntley;11;New Castle
Grant Guffey;12;New Castle
Carson Garvin;11;New Palestine
Walker Stull;11;Pendleton Heights
Tanner Dishman*/Joel Ashman;11/11;Delta
Nick Rusche*/Colby Wagoner;12/12;New Palestine
David Hockett/Dane Reed;12/11;New Palestine
Luke Asher/Connor Phelps;10/11;Shelbyville
Michael Curtis/Mason Knight;9/10;Delta
Brayden Browning/Sam Frye;11/11;Mt. Vernon
Sam McCarty/Peyton Meadors;11/11;Mt. Vernon
Nathan Hicks/Joey Ulrich;11/10;Yorktown
2017 HHC COACH OF THE YEAR
Des Evans;New Palestine
HHC FINAL TEAM STANDINGS
Standouts picked for weekly HHC honors
Hoosier Heritage Conference Players of the Week were announced for football and volleyball. The honors are for the week of Oct. 8.
Football Players of the Week
Offense: Charlie Spegal, Delta
• Spegal ran for 279 yards and four touchdowns as the Eagles beat Greenfield-Central 41-14.
Defense: Maxen Hook, New Palestine
• Hook had seven tackles, two pass breakups and an interception in the Dragons’ 56-24 victory over New Castle.
Special teams: Alex Kropp, New Palestine
• Kropp was 8-for-8 on PATs in the Dragons’ victory over New Castle, extending his streak to 32 consecutive PATs made.
Volleyball Players of the Week
Mabrey Shaffmaster, New Castle
• Shaffmaster had 28 kills in the Trojans’ HHC title-clinching victory over Yorktown. She also had 14 kills and two aces in Tuesday’s win over Franklin Central.
Victoria Bulmahn, Mt. Vernon
• Bulmahn had 80 kills, 26 blocks, 71 assists and 50 digs as the Marauders went 5-0 with wins over Shenandoah, Noblesville, New Palestine, FW Luers and Chatard.
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