Sports Sideline: Royals set to open season at Hoosier Gym


Royals hoops opens at Hoosier Gym

The Eastern Hancock boys basketball team tips off its 2021-22 season Wednesday night at Historic Hoosier Gym in Knightstown.

The Royals will face Centerville to celebrate the Hoosier Gym’s 100th Anniversary Game. The anniversary markes the first game played at the historic venue.

The night will begin with a junior varsity game at 6 p.m. followed by the varsity contest at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are available online now for $8 per person at the following link,, or can be purchased the night of the game at the door.

Marauders ranked 18th in preseason poll

The Mt. Vernon Marauders’ 2021-22 boys basketball season has been postponed until early December due to the football team’s state finals run, but the delay has done nothing to impact their state ranking’s status.

The defending sectional champion Marauders are ranked 18th in the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association’s Top 20 Preseason Poll. Carmel is No. 1 with Cathedral, Homestead and Lawrence North also receiving first-place votes.

Mt. Vernon’s first game of the season is scheduled for Dec. 4 at Fishers High School with the Marauders’ home opener on Dec. 17 against Hoosier Heritage Conference foe Shelbyville.

IBCA Boys Top-20

Preseason Poll

Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021

Rank, School;Total Pts; Record;1st Place Votes

1. Carmel;379;0-0;6

2. Indpls Cathedral;377;0-0;10

3. Homestead;371;0-0;3

4. Westfield;229;0-0

5. Lawrence North;201;0-0;1

6. Warren Central;193;0-0

7. Indpls Attucks;190;0-0

8. Fishers;186;0-0

9. Indpls Tech;164;0-0

10. Zionsville;142;0-0

10. Jeffersonville;142;0-0

12. Brebeuf Jesuit;118;0-0

13. Ben Davis;116;0-0

14. Gary West Side;98;0-0

15. Bloomington North;89;0-0

16. North Central (Indpls);81;0-0

17. Mishawaka Marian;79;0-0

18. Mt. Vernon;74;0-0

19. Bloomington South;65;0-0

20. Lawrence Central;63;0-0

Other Schools Receiving Votes

Barr-Reeve, Brownsburg, Center Grove, Central Noble, Chesterton, Connersville, Crown Point, Danville, Decatur Central, Eastside (Bulter), Elkhart Central, Evansville Bosse, Evansville F. J. Reitz, Evansville Memorial, Floyd Central, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian, Fort Wayne North Side, Fort Wayne Northrop, Fort Wayne Snider, Hammond, Harrison (W Lafayette), Heritage Hills, Huntington North, Kokomo, Lafayette Jefferson, Leo, Linton-Stockton, Loogootee, McCutcheon, Michigan City, Munster, New Albany, Noblesville, NorthWood, Park Tudor, Penn, Pike, Plainfield, Silver Creek, South Bend Adams, South Bend Riley, South Bend St. Joseph, Southport, Sullivan, Tindley, Valparaiso, 21st Century Charter School – Gary


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