The Sideline – October 20

Cougars Shootout set for next month

The Ninth Annual Cougar Shootout Basketball Tournament will be Nov. 11 at the Boys and Girls Club of Hancock County.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., with games set to tip off at 9 a.m. The cost to compete is $60 per team.

Proceeds go to support the Boys and Girls Club of Hancock County.

For more information and how to register, contact Derek Rogers at


Standouts picked for weekly HHC honors

Hoosier Heritage Conference Players of the Week were announced for football. The honors are for the week of Oct. 16.

Football Players of the Week

Offense: Braxton Trittipo, Mt. Vernon

Trittipo had 10 catches for 205 yards in the Marauders’ 10-6 victory against Yorktown.

Offense: Zach Neligh, New Palestine

Neligh threw for 326 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another touchdown in the Dragons’ 55-7 win against Delta.

Defense: Damon Lux, Shelbyville

Lux had two picks, including one returned for a touchdown, as well as seven tackles and two pass breakups in a win against Pendleton Heights. He also ran for 124 yards.

Final HHC Football Standings

Team Overall HHC

New Palestine 9-0 7-0

Shelbyville 7-2 5-2

Pendleton Hts. 6-3 4-3

New Castle 5-4 4-3

Delta 5-4 3-4

Greenfield-Central 3-6 2-5

Mt. Vernon 3-6 2-5

Yorktown 3-6 1-6


Butler’s Martin voted preseason All-Big East

Butler senior men’s basketball player Kelan Martin was selected Preseason All-Big East First Team by the conference’s head coaches. The Big East announced the 2017-18 preseason poll and All-Big East lists Wednesday at the annual BIG EAST Basketball Media Day at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Butler, coming off an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance and second-place finish in the Big East, was picked to finish eighth in the 10-team conference.

Defending Big East champion Villanova was picked to win the conference. Wildcats’ point guard Jalen Brunson was named the BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year, while his Villanova teammate Omari Spellman was selected as the Preseason Freshman of the Year.


Prep calendar



Class 5A Sectional 12


Greenfield-Central at Zionsville, 7 p.m.

Class 4A Sectional 22


Shelbyville at Mt. Vernon, 7 p.m.

Class 2A Sectional 37


Eastern Hancock at Centerville, 7 p.m.



Greenfield-Central Regional

Avon vs. Roncalli, 10 a.m.

New Palestine vs. Lawrence North, noon

Championship, 8 p.m.


New Haven Semistate

at The Plex IPFW

Mt. Vernon (boys and girls), 1 p.m./1:45 p.m.

Shelbyville Semistate

at Blue River Park

Greenfield-Central, New Palestine, Eastern Hancock, 10:30 a.m./11:15 a.m.