The Sideline – December 1

New Pal’s McKinney top camp performer

Levi McKinney, a New Palestine High School long snapper, was named one of the top performers at the Rubio Long Snapping Camp Nov. 19.

“McKinney was snapping a quick and fast ball that is like an arrow getting back to the punter. Good athlete that moves well on his feet,” said Chris Rubio.

McKinney, a senior, competed with approximately 70 participants from Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina and Virginia. Snappers gathered at Olympic Community of Schools in Charlotte, N.C.

Chris Rubio is the Long Snapping instructor for Rubio Long Snapping. Over the past five years, Rubio has had over 575 long snappers go to college.

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Royals Volleyball Club to conduct evaluations

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

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

There will be two evaluation sessions 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 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 coryrainbolt@easternhancock.org or 317-467-0095 ext. 214.

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New Albany No. 1 in IBCA boys rankings

The Indiana Basketball Coaches Association released its Top 20 boys basketball rankings with New Albany No. 1 in the state. All records are as of Sunday, Nov. 26. First-place votes are in parentheses.

Rank, School Record

1. New Albany (15) 2-0

2. F.W. North Side (1) 1-0

3. Ben Davis 0-0

4. South Bend Riley 1-0

5. Lawrence North 0-0

6. Warren Central 1-0

7. Center Grove 2-0

8. Bloomington South 1-1

9. McCutcheon 1-0

10. Zionsville 1-0

10. Brownsburg 2-0

12. Cathedral 1-0

13. Carmel 0-1

12. North Central (Indy) 1-0

15. Floyd Central 1-0

16. Ham. Southeastern 1-0

17. Castle 0-0

18. Evansville Bosse 0-0

19. Culver Academies 1-0

20. Indianapolis Attucks 1-0

Other schools receiving votes

Barr-Reeve, Bedford North Lawrence, Carroll (Fort Wayne), Chesterton, Connersville, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian, Fort Wayne South Side, Fort Wayne Wayne, Greensburg, Indianapolis Howe, Lafayette Jefferson, Lawrence Central, Merrillville, New Castle Chrysler, Oak Hill, Pike, Providence, Roncalli, Terre Haute South Vigo, Tindley, Tipton, Valparaiso