The Sideline – November 11

MEC volleyball awards announced

The Mid-Eastern Conference released its yearly volleyball honors this week. Conference champion Wapahani secured four spots on the All-MEC team.

MEC runner-up had three players earn all-conference honors, while Eastern Hancock, received one spot.

All-MEC Volleyball Team

Estella Davis;Wapahani

Havyn Gates;Wapahani

Lexi Spence;Wapahani

Skyler Van Note;Wapahani

Lindsay Ingenito;Daleville

Morgan Riddle;Daleville

Zannah Weber;Daleville

Alexis Huff;Cowan

Morgan Roberts;Cowan

Grace Bond;Wes-Del

Sarah Smoot;Wes-Del

Jordyn Barga;Monroe Central

Laurie Eells;Eastern Hancock

Hallie Holbrook;Shenandoah

Mallory Cross;Blue River

Logan Jeffers;Randolph Southern

Mallory Green;Union

Final MEC Standings





Monroe Central;5-4

Eastern Hancock;4-5


Blue River;2-7

Randolph Southern;1-8



Dragons standout named all-state by IHSVCA

New Palestine senior Allison Dennemann was honored by the Indiana High School Volleyball Coaches Association this week.

Dennamann, a University of the Pacific signee, was elected to the IHVCA Class 4A All-State second team after leading the Dragons offensively this season.

Dennamann finished her 2017 campaign with a team-high 572 kills in 104 sets and added a team-best 75 aces. She chipped in 47 total blocks and 311 digs. In her career, Dennamann fired a school-record 2,184 kills in 413 sets played.

Hurst, Dennamann earned all-district honors

Dennamann was also named IHSVCA 4A All-District. Mt. Vernon’s Grace Hurst earned 4A All-District honors.

Hurst, a Southern Illinois recruit, compiled 1,215 digs in her four-year career at Mt. Vernon, posting 686 as a freshman and 98 as a senior. 

Local players recognized for academics

Mt. Vernon’s Meridan Eads and Sarah Herman were both honored by the Indiana High School Volleyball Coaches Association this week on the 2017 Academic All-State team.

New Palestine had three honorees this year with Allison Dennamann, Mia Long and Jordan Brittsan each making the team. 


Red opens wrestling season 4-0, wins title

New Palestine graduate Chad “C.J.” Red, an undefeated four-time wrestling IHSAA state champion for the Dragons from 2013-16, opened his 2017-18 season at the University of Nebraska with a perfect 4-0.

Red, a redshirt freshman, scored one pin in four matches at 141 pounds to win the Daktronics Open title at Frost Arena in Brookings, S.D. for the Cornhuskers on Nov. 5. He defeated Minnesota’s sixth-ranked Tommy Thorn in sudden victory 5-3 to seize his first title.

Red was 19-3 during a redshirt campaign in 2016-17 at 141 pounds for Nebraska. He entered the 2017-18 season ranked 17th nationally by InterMat in his weight class. After defeating Thorn, Red has jumped to seventh overall in the rankings.