The Sideline – November 8


All-HHC volleyball teams announced

The Hoosier Heritage Conference announced its 2017 volleyball season honorees Monday.

HHC champion and Class 3A state champion New Castle led the All-HCC team with three selections, while HHC runner-up Yorktown had four honorees. Fourteen players were chosen in a vote conducted by the conference coaches.

Matt Curts of New Castle was voted HHC Coach of the Year.

The HHC had a banner season, as New Castle won the Class 3A state title. Yorktown was a Class 4A regional championship, while New Palestine won a Class 4A sectional championship.

2017 All-HHC volleyball team

Molly Hunt, So., Delta

Makayla Price, Fr., Greenfield-Central

Grace Hurst, Sr., Mt. Vernon

Victoria Bulmahn, So., Mt. Vernon

Melani Shaffmaster, So., New Castle

Mabrey Shaffmaster, Fr., New Castle

Bailey Cox, Fr., New Castle

Allison Dennemann, Sr., New Palestine

Mia Long, Sr., New Palestine

Gracie King, So., Pendleton Heights

Kenzie Knuckles, Jr., Yorktown

Kylie Murr, Jr., Yorktown

Tegan Seyring, Jr., Yorktown

Bella Rosenthall, Sr., Yorktown

Honorable mention

Bailey Green, Sr., Delta

Molly Broome, Jr., Greenfield-Central

Haleigh Pribble, Jr., Greenfield-Central

Ava Antic, Fr., Greenfield-Central

Cecily Jester, Sr., New Castle

Averi Lanman, So., Pendleton Heights

Brinkley Gary, Sr., Pendleton Heights

TeAnn Bringle, Sr., Shelbyville

Final 2017 volleyball standings

Pos, Team;CW-CL;W-L

1. New Castle;7-0;34-6

2. Yorktown;6-1;36-3

3. Delta;5-2;23-8

4. Mt. Vernon;4-3;18-12

5. New Palestine;3-4;27-7

6. Pendleton Heights;2-5;18-16

7. Greenfield-Central;1-6;19-13

8. Shelbyville;0-7;6-17


Volleyball champions crowed in Muncie

Four volleyball team state championships were captured at Worthen Arena on the campus of Ball State University on Saturday.

• In Class A, top-ranked Lafayette Central Catholic seized the title with a 3-0 sweep (26-24, 25-18, 25-15) against Hauser (35-5). The title was Lafayette Central Catholic’s (30-5) second and first since 2010. Hauser’s Sydney Schoen was named the mental attitude award recipient.

• In Class 2A, Andrean swept past top-ranked Christian Academy of Indiana 3-0 (25-20, 25-18, 26-24). The state title was a first for The Fighting 59ers (30-8). Christian Academy’s (34-6) Alli Stumler was named the mental attitude award winner.

• In Class 3A, No. 1 New Castle won the title against Brebreuf Jesuit (29-10) in a 3-0 sweep (25-11, 25-20, 25-15). The Trojans (34-6) won their first title since 2007 and second overall. Brebeuf’s Grace Roudebush earned the mental attitude award.

• In Class 4A, Avon swept past Crown Point (35-4) in three sets (25-17, 25-18, 25-18) to claim its third 4A state title overall. The Orioles (37-3) have won three state championships in the past six years. Crown Point’s Alex Equihua was named the mental attitude award recipient.