The Sideline – December 14

Tabor, Gillis earn weekly HHC honors

New Castle’s Mason Gillis and Cameron Tabor were named Hoosier Heritage Conference basketball players of the week for the week of Dec. 12.

Gillis had a pair of double-doubles in two Trojan victories, including 19 points and 11 boards in a 75-58 win over Shelbyville on Friday evening. He followed with a 21-point, 11-rebound performance in a 70-48 win over Mooresville the next night.

Tabor had 30 points, seven assists and seven steals in the Trojans’ 66-23 win over Shelbyville.


Royals Boosters hosting fundraiser

The Eastern Hancock Athletic Boosters will be conducting a Pork Burger Dinner prior to and during the girls and boys basketball games versus Knightstown on Friday from 5 p.m. until halftime of the boys’ game in the high school cafeteria.

The cost is a free will donation. A portion of the proceeds from the dinner will go to the Dylan Hiner Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Riley Charles Settergren Foundation.

Make plans to attend to help raise funds to assist the Knightstown and Eastern Hancock communities in establishing funds to remember these two young men. If you are unable to attend and would still like to donate to these funds, you may send a check payable to the Eastern Hancock Athletic Boosters to the Eastern Hancock High School Athletic office. Please note on your check it is for the Hiner/Settergren scholarships.


South Bend No. 1 in IBCA weekly poll

South Bend Riley earned the No. 1 spot in the Indiana Basketball Coaches Associations’ Top 20 boys rankings, released on Sunday. First-place votes are in parentheses.

IBCA Boys Top 20 Poll

Rank, School;Record

1. S.B. Riley (3);6-0

2. Ben Davis (15);4-0

3. New Albany (1);4-1

4. Hamilton Southeastern (1);5-0

5. Warren Central;3-0

6. Floyd Central;4-0

7. Zionsville;4-0

8. Center Grove;5-1

9. Bloomington South;4-1

10. Brownsburg;4-1

11. Lawrence North;3-1

12. F.W. North Side;4-2

13. Cathedral;3-1

14. Evansville Bosse;3-0

15. Lawrence Central;3-1

16. Crispus Attucks;4-0

17. Valparaiso;5-0

18. Carmel;3-2

19. North Central (Indy);2-1

20. Tindley;4-1

Other Schools Receiving Votes

Barr-Reeve, Bowman Academy, Brebeuf Jesuit, Carroll (Fort Wayne), Castle, Chesterton, Connersville, Culver Academies, Indianapolis Howe, Jeffersonville, Lafayette Jefferson, Logansport, McCutcheon, Merrillville, New Castle Chrysler, Oak Hill, Penn, Roncalli, South Bend Washington, Tri-West Hendricks, West Lafayette


Prep Calendar 



Roncalli at Greenfield-Central, 6:30 p.m.


Boys basketball

Yorktown at Greenfield-Central, 7:30 p.m.

New Palestine at New Castle, 7:30 p.m.

Shelbyville at Mt. Vernon, 7:30 p.m.

Knightstown at Eastern Hancock, 7:30 p.m.

Girls basketball

Knightstown at Eastern Hancock, 6 p.m.