The Sideline – January 29


Find girls hoops sectional pairings

The 40th Annual IHSAA Girls Basketball State Tournament Pairings Show will be at 4 p.m. Sunday. It will be televised live on Fox Sports Indiana and broadcast on radio at 1070-AM.

It will be available via webstream at, and pairings will be posted online at following the broadcast.

The draw also will be posted live on Twitter @GDRsports. Sectionals will be Feb. 10 to 14. Look for a complete sectional preview in next week’s Daily Reporter.

Local sectionals (with current team records):

Class 4A

9. Mt. Vernon (7 teams): Anderson (5-15), Connersville (11-8), Greenfield-Central (14-6), Mt. Vernon (17-2), New Castle (13-5), Pendleton Heights (13-8), Richmond (14-5).

13. Greenwood (6): Center Grove (16-5), Franklin Central (14-7), Franklin (8-11), Greenwood (8-11), New Palestine (10-9), Whiteland (9-12).

Class 2A

41. Cambridge City Lincoln (7): Cambridge City Lincoln (4-14), Centerville (4-14), Eastern Hancock (9-9), Hagerstown (17-4), Knightstown (11-8), Northeastern (5-13), Union County (10-10).

Coaches sought for trio of sports

Eastern Hancock is accepting applications for head coaches of seventh grade softball, eighth grade softball and middle school golf.

If interested, contact EH athletic director Aaron Spaulding at 317-467-0095, ext. 250, or at [email protected].


Fundraiser will benefit foundation

The New Palestine High School Hancock County Community Foundation Youth Board will sponsor Foundation Feast on Friday, prior to the boys basketball homecoming game against Yorktown.

A spaghetti dinner ($5 for students; $10, adults) will be served from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to help raise funds for the Southern Hancock Education Foundation.

Also, baskets created by each school will be raffled at halftime. Tickets are $1, or six for $5.


Sign up now for baseball, softball

Baseball players ages 4 to 18 and softball players ages 4 to 14 can register online for the New Palestine Youth League at through Feb. 15.

Live registration will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 7 at the New Palestine Lions Club.

For more information, email [email protected] or contact Destry Ransdell at 317-410-6100.


Prep schedule


Girls basketball: MV at Delta, 7:30; Tri at EH, 7:30

Swimming: Cathedral at MV, 5:30

Wrestling: NP at Hamilton Southeastern, 5:30

Gymnastics: NP at Roncalli, 6


Boys basketball: Connersville at MV, 7:30; Yorktown at NP, 7:30; Pendleton Heights at GC, 7:30


Boys basketball: MV a Delta 7:45; NP at Perry Meridian, 7:30; GC at EH, 7:30

Girls basketball: Greenwood at NP, 12:30; Warren Central at GC, 1:30; Hauser at EH, 1:30

Swimming: MV, EH at Beech Grove Invite, 9 a.m.; GC at Zionsville JV Invite, 10:30 a.m.