The Sideline – October 21


New Palestine’s Red defends top ranking

Three-time wrestling state champion Chad Red of New Palestine successfully defended his No. 1 national ranking this weekend in the Snakepit during the Who’s No. 1 tournament.

Traveling to Lehigh, Pennsylvania, Red faced fourth-ranked Taylor LaMont of Utah and won 5-2 to open the night.

No. 2 Luke Pletcher of Pennsylvania defeated No. 3 Yianni Diakomihalis of New York, setting up a battle of No. 1 vs. 2.

Red entered the event as the No. 1 wrestler at 132-pound, according to FloWrestling. In the final, Red put on a defensive display, fending off Pletcher’s attacks to remain the king at 132.

Red is 139-0 in his high school career and is seeking to become only the ninth four-time high school wrestling state champion. If he achieves the feat unbeaten, he will become only the third wrestler to win four consecutive state titles with a perfect record.


North Central wins third straight tennis title

The second-ranked North Central boys tennis team captured it third straight state championship this weekend at home, defeating No. 3 Park Tudor 3-2.

North Central recorded its third dual victory against Park Tudor this season, each by a 3-2 margin. It was the second time in three seasons North Central beat Park Tudor in the state title match.

State finals results


North Central 3, Carmel 2

Jeffersonville 3, Culver Academies 2

Park Tudor 3, Jasper 2.

Leo 4, Perry Meridian 1


North Central (Indianapolis) 4, Jeffersonville 0

Park Tudor 3, Leo 2

State championship

North Central (Indianapolis) 3, Park Tudor 2


1. Steven Christie (12) North Central def. Jaren Katz (11) Park Tudor, 6-1, 6-2.

2. JT Wynne (12) North Central def. Drew Wiegel (10) Park Tudor, 6-4, 6-2.

3. Aidan Harris (9) Park Tudor def. Timothy Brady (10) North Central, 6-0, 6-1.


1. JJ Kroot (12) Jon Tuerk (10) North Central def. Vijay Tewari (11) | Anish Thyagarajan (12) Park Tudor, 7-6 (3), 6-3.

2. Will Emhardt (10) | Jack Enkkema (12) Park Tudor def. Cole Bosler (11) | Simon Shamo (12) North Central, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.


Eastern Hancock honor nominations sought

The Eastern Hancock Athletic Boosters are seeking nominations for the 2016 class of the Eastern Hancock Athletic Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame recognizes the achievements of former athletes, teams, coaches, administrators and other contributors to the athletic programs at Eastern Hancock, Charlottesville, Westland and Wilkinson High Schools.

To be eligible, an athlete must be seven years removed from competition, a coach five years and a team 10 years. Nominations are due to the Eastern Hancock athletics director’s office by the end of school Dec. 1.

The 2016 Hall of Fame class will be recognized at halftime of the Eastern Hancock-Shenandoah boys varsity basketball game Jan. 23.

For more information or to obtain a nomination form, visit or contact Greg Hall at [email protected].


Prep calendar



New Castle Sectional: Greenfield-Central vs. Pendleton Heights, 6 p.m.

Indianapolis Crispus Attucks Sectional: New Palestine vs. Crispus Attucks, 6 p.m.

Knightstown Sectional: Indianapolis Howe vs. Eastern Hancock, 8 p.m.



Jay County at Mt. Vernon, 7 p.m.

Delta at Greenfield-Central, 7 p.m.

Northeastern at E. Hancock, 7 p.m.



New Castle Sectional (semifinals), 11 a.m.

Indianapolis Crispus Attucks Sectional (semifinals), 11 a.m.

Knightstown Sectional (semifinals), 11 a.m.


Greenfield-Central, New Palestine, Eastern Hancock at Carmel Semistate, 10:30 a.m.

Mt. Vernon at New Haven Semistate, 1 p.m.