EASTERN HANCOCK ROYALS
Coach: Rex Putt, 9th season
2013: 4th at Hancock County, 1st at Mid-Hoosier Conference, 4th at New Palestine Sectional, 7th at Rushville Regional
Top 5 runners
Next in line: Liberty Durham/9, Annie Floyd/9
Outlook: There’s no replacing Kiersten Schrope – two-time semistate qualifiers don’t come around often.
But the Royals also weren’t all-Schrope the last two seasons when they racked up back-to-back Mid-Hoosier Conference championships and became the first-ever Eastern Hancock girls squad in any sport to reach semistate in 2012.