The Sideline – February 21

Cougars grad earns GLVC weekly honor

University of Indianapolis sophomore and Greenfield-Central graduate Tate Hall earned his first career GLVC Player of the Week honor, the league announced Monday.

The Greenfield native averaged 29 points and 11.5 rebounds in the Greyhounds’ two road victories this past weekend. Hall is the second University of Indianapolis player this season to be named the conference’s weekly honoree.

Hall pulled down a career-best 12 boards in the Greyhounds’ win at Missouri S&T, before topping his career high in points once again with 31 at William Jewell.

The sophomore is now up to a team-best 16 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game.

College recruiting seminar tonight

The Greenfield-Central High School athletics department is hosting an informational session on the college recruiting process tonight.

Steve Farley, former Butler University baseball coach, will serve as a guest and will cover all aspects of the recruiting process for all sports. Farley will speak for approximately 45 minutes and open the floor to parents and student-athletes to ask questions pertaining to recruiting.

The event is free to the public and is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. inside the Greenfield-Central High School auditorium.

Mt. Vernon softball clinic approaches

The Mt. Vernon Marauders softball team will be hosting its annual clinic this week for all girls in kindergarten through eighth grade.

The clinic will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Mt. Vernon Performance Enhancement Center, located directly across from Mt. Vernon Middle School. Check-in will begin at 8:45 a.m.

Cost for the clinic is $25 per person. Participants will need a helmet, bat and glove.

For more information, email

Marauders Trivia Night this week

Mt. Vernon’s third annual Trivia Night will be conducted Saturday. The event will be inside the Mt. Vernon High School cafeteria.

Cost to participate is $10 for students and $20 for adults. There will be a $300 grand prize and a 50/50 drawing. Competitors are encouraged to contribute to the event’s tablegating dinner. The competition will begin at 7 p.m.

For more information, email

Nine standouts earn IBCA weekly honors

A plethora of outstanding performances has resulted in a larger group than usual of Players of the Week as recognized by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.

Fort Wayne Smith Academy senior Justin Booker, Logansport junior Sam Skaggs, Norwell sophomore Will Geiger, Tri-West senior Tyler Watson, Northview senior Brigham Booe and Boonville senior Glen Rouch share boys’ honors in this week.

Central Noble junior Meleah Leatherman, Winchester sophomore Madeline Lawrence and Vincennes Rivet sophomore Tia Tolbert are girls’ recipients for the week of Feb. 12 to 17.

Booker, Skaggs and Leatherman are honorees for District 1. Geiger, Watson and Lawrence are winners for District 2. Booe, Rouch and Tolbert are recipients in District 3.