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New Palestine senior wide receiver Tyler Walden has decided to continue his football career at the University of Indianapolis.

Walden set numerous program receiving and scoring records, including single-game, season and career receptions, yards and career touchdowns.

This fall, he had 86 receptions for 1,431 yards and 14 touchdowns. Walden, the only career 2,000-yard receiver in New Palestine history, helped the Dragons (13-1) win their first regional title since 1990.


Greenfield Area Soccer Club has announced the following coaches and club members have been nominated and chosen to be one of the final candidates for Indiana Soccer’s Annual Awards, Feb. 8, 2014 in Carmel. For more information, visit www.greenfieldsoccer.org.

Mike Starks — Nominated one of the final four candidates for Indiana Soccer’s Girls Recreational Coach of the Year Award.

The Indiana Soccer Recreational Coach of the Year award recognizes the extensive time and energy they have given to the game of soccer, their community, and their local soccer club. These recipients dedicate their time and efforts to recreational soccer.  Mike has been a positive role model for other volunteers and the youth in our community. He promotes participation and fun to the players, as opposed to winning and losing.  Players and peers view Mike as an influential role model, a person who is in the game for the kids to have fun and creates a positive playing environment.

Mitch Broome — Indiana Soccer’s TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year.

The Indiana Soccer TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year award recognizes the person that has gone above and beyond when working alongside athletes with exceptional needs in the TOPSoccer program. Mitch has been a positive role model for other volunteers and the youth in our community along with the impact he has made with his TOPSoccer exceptional needs athletes.


Mt. Vernon High School hopes to submit a new head volleyball coach to the school board for approval in February, and a new girls soccer coach in March, administrators said.

Former coaches Kris Lashaway (volleyball) and Casey Dodd (soccer) resigned.


The Mt Vernon Middle School wrestling team defeated Clay 69-39 in the first dual meet of the season. MV winners were Gavin Rose (85 pounds), Nick Tyman (90), Chase Wilkerson (100), Ty Franklin (105), Javan Jackson (110), Trey Klavikas (115), Isiah Diaz (120), Chris Wilkerson (125), Drake Kenndrex (130), Drew McLeod (135), Ben Wilson (140), Eric Jones (165), Josh Freeman (180) and Jakub Wohlgamuth (215).


The Greenfield-Central boys and girls bowling teams competed in the Indianapolis South Conference Sectional at Expo Bowl in Indianapolis.

During the singles event, the top eight girls and top 15 boys advanced to the regional. G-C freshman Alisha Prior averaged 170.6 for three games to finish in eighth. For the boys, junior Garrett Hensley averaged 246, including a 278 game, and finished sectional runner-up. 

The G-C girls team finished second to earn a spot in the regional. The team includes five freshmen: Prior, Alisa Lopez, Kate Henderson, Brittany LaFlower and Tasha Adams. The regional will be held Saturday at Arrowhead Bowl in Lafayette.


The G-C wrestling team is selling buy one, get one free pizza magnets to raise money for volunteer coaches. Magnets are $10 and can be used at Papa John’s in Greenfield, Frankfort, Pendleton, New Palestine and Connersville, as well as at Mama Nita’s in New Palestine. BOGO offers good through Jan. 15, 2015. See stores for details.



Swimming — Hagerstown, Rushville at EH, 6

Girls basketball — Southwestern at EH, 6; Muncie Central at GC, 7:30; NP at Lawrence Central, 7:30

Boys basketball — Shenandoah at EH, 7:30


Swimming — Cathedral at MV, 5:30

Girls basketball — EH at Tri, 7:30; GC at Yorktown, 7:30*; New Castle at MV, 7:30*

Gymnastics — Roncalli at NP, 6


Boys basketball — MV at Connersville, 7:30; NP at Yorktown, 7:30

*Postponed Tuesday, rescheduled for Thursday.

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