The Sideline – October 31

Cougars Shootout planned 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


Soccer state champions crowned

This past weekend, the Indiana High School Athletic Association crowned six soccer state champions through three classifications at two different sites for the 2017 season.

Girls Soccer

Class A: Evansville Mater Dei 1, Wheeler 0, OT

• No. 4 Evansville Mater Dei (13-6-4) upset top-ranked Wheeler (21-1) in overtime 1-0 to claim it’s first state championship in girls soccer. The game-winning goal was credited to Miranda Nosko during the second 7-minute overtime period with the assist going to Morgan Gries. Wheeler’s Francesca Zeitler was named the game’s mental attitude award recipient.

Class 2A: Evansville Memorial 3, South Bend St. Joseph 1

• Top-ranked Evansville Memorial became the second girls team crowned Saturday at the Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Complex on the campus of IUPUI. Memorial captured its fourth girls soccer state championship in program history. St. Joseph’s Caitlin Casey was named the game’s mental attitude award winner.

Class 3A: Penn 2, Guerin Catholic 0

• Top-ranked Penn shutout No. 4 Guerin Catholic 2-0 to finish its season 23-0-1 overall and state champions at the Bud and Jackie Sellick Bowl on the campus of Butler University on Friday. The victory marked Penn’s second consecutive state title. Penn’s Kristina Lynch was named the mental attitude award recipient.

Boys Soccer

Class A: Fort Wayne Canterbury 2, Covenant Christian 1

• No. 3 Fort Wayne Canterbury (13-6-3) pulled the first upset of the weekend with a 2-1 win over No. 1 Covenant Christian (16-5-1) on Friday at Butler. Canterbury scored its go-ahead goal in the match’s 76th minute to win it’s record-breaking sixth state title. Covenant Christian’s Austin Wagner was named the mental attitude award winner.

Class 2A: Evansville Memorial 2, Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran 0

• The top-ranked Evansville Memorial Tigers (20-2-1) upended No. 17 Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran (17-3-4) to win their second consecutive soccer state championship. Concordia’s Ben Loshe was named the state finals mental attitude award recipient at IUPUI.

Class 3A: Harrison (West Lafayette) 3, Castle 2

• No. 3 Harrison (West Lafayette) scored two goals in the first half and an insurance goal in the second to beat No. 13 Castle (17-5-1) 3-2 at IUPUI on Saturday. The Raiders captured their first boys soccer state championship, while Pete Newton earned the mental attitude award to sweep the night for Harrison.