The Sideline – November 14

Royals Volleyball Club evaluations approaching

The Lady Royals Volleyball Club is conducting evaluations Sunday and Dec. 3 inside the Eastern Hancock High School gymnasium.

The club is open to all area volleyball players who love volleyball, want to extend their play, are interested in working hard and improving their skills.

There will be two evaluation sessions per day to measure player skills and assist in team placements.

The first evaluation session will be conducted from 1 to 3 p.m. for those players competing on the 10-, 12- and 14-under teams. The evaluation for those interested in joining the 15-, 16- and 17-under teams will be held from 3 to 5 p.m.

Players will be placed based on age, skill level, experience, position as well as IHSAA limitations (no more than three players from the same high school on the same team).

For more information contact Cory Rainbolt at or 317-467-0095 ext. 214.


State standouts recognized with IBCA weekly honor

Tomi Taiwo scored 21 of her game-high 34 points in the second half to lift Carmel to an 88-77 come-from-behind victory over Heritage Christian, and the Greyhounds’ senior is one of three winners in the IBCA/Subway Player of the Week program.

Taiwo is joined by Bremen junior Karlee Feldman and Heritage Hills senior Abby Wahl as honorees for Nov. 6-11 in the recognition program coordinated by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.

Feldman is the recipient for District 1. Taiwo is the winner for District 2. Wahl is the honoree for District 3.

Taiwo, a University of Iowa recruit, totaled 34 points, five rebounds, four assists and five steals as Carmel rallied to beat Heritage Christian.


Carmel holds at top spot in IBCA Poll

The Indiana Basketball Coaches Association released its recent girls basketball top 20 poll on Sunday. 

Rank, School;Record

1. Carmel;3-0

2. North Central (Indy);4-0

2. Pike;3-0

4. Hamilton Southeastern;4-0

5. Zionsville;2-0

6. Lawrence North;3-0

7. Northwestern;1-0

8. Bedford North Lawrence;3-0

9. Homestead;2-1

10. North Harrison;2-0

11. Heritage Christian;2-2

12. Penn;3-0

13. Jeffersonville;1-0

14. Northridge;2-1

15. Ben Davis;3-2

16. South Bend St. Josephs;1-0

17. East Chicago Central;4-0

18. Avon;3-0

17. Martinsville;3-1

20. Center Grove;3-1

Other Schools Receiving Votes

Beech Grove, Brownsburg, Carroll (Fort Wayne), Castle, Columbus East, Columbus North, Crown Point, Danville, Elkhart Central, Evansville Central, Evansville North, Fishers, Fort Wayne Northrop, Fort Wayne South Side, Greensburg, Jac-Cen-Del, Knox, Lafayette Central Catholic, Michigan City, Michigan City Marquette, North Judson-San Pierre, Northeastern, Plymouth, Princeton Community, Providence, Roncalli, South Ripley, Tippecanoe Valley, Triton Central, Vincennes Lincoln, Warren Central, Warsaw Community, West Lafayette