The Sideline – June 6


Coach: Cougars pitcher back to full strength soon

Greenfield-Central softball coach Jason Stewart had good news to report Thursday. Star player Darcie Huber should be back at or close to full strength in the next two to three weeks.

Huber gave her coach, team and fans a scare when she fell and injured her left leg trying to beat out a close play at first base during the Cougars’ regional loss versus Roncalli on Tuesday. She left the game on a stretcher and was transported to Methodist Hospital.

However, Stewart said, doctors did not find anything broken, and Huber will be able to resume her summer workouts very soon.

“It really is the best-case scenario,” the coach said.


Cougars fall in dual; Royals 10th at invite

Both the Greenfield-Central and Eastern Hancock boys golf teams were defeated Wednesday.

The Cougars fell 180-203 in a dual match at Hawk’s Tail Golf Course against Richmond.

Eastern Hancock carded a 410 and finished 10th in Wednesday’s Shelbyville Invitational at Bear Chase Golf Club.

Columbus North won the 10-team event with a 309, followed by Mooresville (331), Greensburg (333) Shelbyville (334), East Central (342), Franklin County (348), North Decatur (355), Batesville (363), a second fivesome representing Shelbyville (375) and the Royals.

Both the Cougars and Eastern Hancock play again Monday morning at the Greenfield-Central Sectional at Hawk’s Tail.


All-conference tennis team announced

Eleven Hancock County girls tennis players were named to the 2015 All-Hoosier Heritage Conference team.

Among singles players, Mt. Vernon’s Cassie York was honored with a first-team selection. Her teammates Molly Laughlin and Sarah Jones as well as Greenfield-Central’s Lindsey McCord and New Palestine’s Kristi LeBeau all garnered honorable mention nods.

In the doubles division, Mt. Vernon’s Addison Eads and Emily Annakin were first-team honorees. Their teammates Kendra Eberhard and Brianna Partin along with the Cougars’ Rachel Berish and Sara Hudson earned honorable mention selections.

Here is a look at the remaining all-conference roster, the coach of the year as well as the final conference standings.



First team

Emma Snider, Delta; Maggie Thompson, Delta; Emma McCardwell, Pendleton Heights (unanimous selection); Bri Ayres, Shelbyville; Halie Hardwick, Yorktown

Honorable mention

Grace Belangee, Delta, Carly Wilson, Pendleton Heights, Sam Hammel, Pendelton Heights, Kate Avila, Yorktown, Maddie Minniear, Yorktown


First team

Kaylin Gibson, Delta (unanimous selection), Teaghan Dishman, Delta (unanimous selection), Sarah Ogle, Delta, Emily Decker, Delta, Audrey Corn, Pendleton Heights, Kayleigh Corn, Pendleton Heights, Laura Scanameo, Yorktown, Blair Smith, Yorktown

Honorable mention

Cassady Skipton, Shelbyville, Alivia Chenowith, Shelbyville, Marena Drake, Shelbyville, Sarah Shearer, Shelbyville, Taylor Smith, Yorktown, Deena Elsheikh, Yorktown

Coach of the year

Tim Cleland, Delta

Final team standings

HHC Overall

Delta 7-0 24-3

Yorktown 6-1 13-4

Pendleton Heights 5-2 21-5

Mt. Vernon 4-3 17-4

Shelbyville 3-4 13-8

New Palestine 2-5 6-8

Greenfield-Central 1-6 4-8

New Castle 0-8 4-12


Sought-after RB headed to Michigan

Winchester High School running back Kiante Enis verbally committed to play football at the University of Michigan on Thursday.

The soon-to-be senior will be a part of new Wolverines coach John Harbaugh’s 2016 recruiting class.

Enis is 6-foot-2, 200-pound three-star back who ran for 3,189 yards and scored 49 touchdowns in his junior season. He led Winchester to the sectional finals, where the Golden Falcons fell 27-7 vs. Shenandoah.


Prep calendar


Girls track: IHSAA State Finals at the Indiana University, 3 p.m.

Baseball: New Palestine vs. Frankfort at Crawfordsville Regional, 11 a.m. (semifinal)/8 p.m. (championship)


Golf: Greenfield-Central, New Palestine, Mt. Vernon, Eastern Hancock at Greenfield-Central Sectional at Hawk’s Tail Golf Course, 9 a.m.