The Indiana Football Coaches Region 8 All-Star Team was voted on by coaches Monday. There are 10 regions across the state, and players named to the region all-star teams are in the running to be selected for the Grange Insurance/IFCA North-South All-Star Game, July 19 at North Central in Indianapolis. Players for that game will be announced March 4.
Region 8 All-Stars
Center — Matt Sinclair, Carmel
Offensive Line — Deryion Sturdivant, Westfield; Kain Grose, Hagerstown; Jake Hicks, Eastern Hancock; Kyle Stucker, Whiteland
Tight End — Danny Murray, Guerin Catholic
Quarterback — Ben Heller, Greenwood
Wide Receiver — Adam Hoover, Sheridan; Brady Bolos, Connersville
Running Back — Ryan Ripp, Hamilton Southeastern; Aaron Harris, Whiteland
Full Back — Tyler Brown, Lincoln
Place Kicker — Griffin Oakes, Greenwood
Offensive At Large — Tyler Dicks, Mt. Vernon
Defensive Line — Drew Ponder, Center Grove; Cody Moore, Fishers
Defensive End – Cody Watts, Sheridan; Ethan Runnebohm, Shelbyville
Inside Linebacker — Rob Peck, Fishers; Andy Spears, Mt. Vernon
Outside Linebacker/SS — Nick Merlina, Guerin Catholic; Seth Riley, Fishers
Corner — Jimmy Bailey, Richmond; Mario Swann, Center Grove
Free Safety — Jon Furrow, Pendleton Heights; Cole Bartlett, Hagerstown
Punter — Jared Sowder; Knightstown
Defensive At Large — Peyton McCardwell, Pendleton Heights
Manager — Dani Hartnett, Westfield
Eastern Hancock senior basketball player Kaytlin Eastes has been named Academic All State by the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association. Eastes currently has a 4.235 GPA and has been a member of the girls varsity team for four years. The Royals recently completed a 17-5 season, their best season in 10 years.
Eastes will attend the University of Evansville and major in Neuroscience.
EH senior Cody Wallace has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Lake Land College in Mattoon, Ill.
Wallace, who also plays basketball for the Royals, was named to the Daily Reporter All-County Baseball Team last season after hitting .389 with 10 home runs and 36 RBI.
An outfielder and pitcher, Wallace went 4-5 on the mound with a 3.35 ERA.
Tickets for the girls basketball regional at Danville Saturday are on sale for $10 in the Mt. Vernon athletic office. The schedule:
10 a.m. — No. 6 Mt. Vernon (19-4) vs. No. 1 Lebanon (21-3), 10 a.m.
noon — No. 14 Indian Creek (19-5) vs. Greencastle (15-9), noon
8 p.m. — championship
All times p.m. unless noted
Boys swimming — EH, GC, MV, NP at Sectional Prelims at NP, 5:30
Boys basketball — Morristown at EH, 7:30; Rushville at GC, 7:30; MV at NP, 7:30
Wrestling — State Finals, 1st round, at Bankers Life, 6
Boys basketball — GC at Cambridge City Lincoln, 7:30
Boys swimming — EH, G-C, MV, NP at Sectional finals at NP, 9 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Wrestling — State Finals, final rounds, at Bankers Life, 9:30 a.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m.
Wows 'n Whistles
A GREAT BIG WOW to the Eastern Hancock girls basketball team and coaches for an outstanding season. I know it didn’t end the way you hoped, but the program is on the rise and looking very bright.
Good luck Mt. Vernon girls basketball. Nice job representing our county.
Nice season New Palestine girls basketball. Remember never give up. Work hard and it will pay off.
Wow! What a good show of sportsmanship from Greenfield spectators during the sectional swim preliminaries (Jan. 31) at New Pal. There was one enthusiastic young man leading the cheer block. He was fun to watch and, as a classy ending, the Greenfield folks made a dance tunnel for ALL of the sectional girls to dance through at the end of the meet. What fun and positive sportsmanship. You always hear about the negative fans so here is a shout to the positive. Nice job GC!
Wow Daily Reporter. In the girl’s sectional swim, there were two Greenfield girls moving on to Hoosier State and you did not have picture of them. The article was good but you dropped the ball with no pictures! Shame on you!
Get a clue Greenfield fans. There is a reason why we struggle at boys sports. While kids in the neighboring towns are in the gym or weight room, the parents in this town are busy telling their boys how good they are and how the coach is screwing them. Three- or four-point-losses could be a coaching problem, but 30-point losses is called a talent gap.
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