Hancock County well-represented in Monon Bell Classic


Greenfield-Central grad Joey Roland (10) is a linebacker for DePauw.

Former Hancock County football standouts will be playing in one of college football’s biggest games Saturday.

Saturday is the 129th Monon Bell Classic between Division III football rivals DePauw and Wabash.

They have been meeting on the football field since 1890 and have competed for the Monon Bell since 1932.

Saturday’s game is at 1:07 p.m. and will be played at Wabash’s Little Giant Stadium.

DePauw goes into the game 9-0 and leads the North Coast Athletic Conference.

For the Tigers, Greenfield-Central’s Joey Roland is a sophomore outside linebacker and special teams player. New Palestine’s Daniel Tippit is a freshman backup quarterback and special team’s holder. David Guhl, of McCordsville, who played high school football at Cathedral, is a defensive lineman.

DePauw is currently ranked No. 22 in the American Football Coaches Association poll.

Wabash is 7-2 on the season.

The Little Giants roster includes three former New Palestine players, junior defensive linemen Richard Clevenger and Nick Bastian, senior defensive lineman Will Olive.

Brotherly love

The Hanover College football team suffered a tough 44-39 loss on Oct. 28 in Terre Haute at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, but it didn’t come without a great effort from New Palestine brothers Eian and Eric Roudebush.

Down 44-20 going into the fourth quarter, Hanover battled back behind freshman quarterback Eian Roudebush. He threw three fourth-quarter touchdown passes including one to his senior brother Eric.

For the game, Eian Roudebush threw for six scores, three were to his older brother.

Eian completed 35 of 58 passes for 445 yards with six scores and one interception. He also rushed 18 times for 34 yards.

Eric had six catches for 92 yards and three touchdowns, as well as three punts for a 39-yard average.

Sister act

Mt. Vernon graduates and sisters Cecelia Bulmahn and Victoria Bulmahn have been continuing their volleyball successes at the collegiate level.

Playing NCAA Division I volleyball in the Missouri Valley Conference for Southern Illinois and Valparaiso, respectively, both recently were honored for their play.

Cecelia, a sophomore, was recently named the MVC Defensive Player of the Week.

She had a career-high 36 digs, with no receiving errors, in a 3-1 win over Belmont on Nov. 3. For the week, she finished with 7.13 digs per set in a pair of SIU wins.

A senior setter at Valpo, Victoria recently became only the 25th player in program history to reach 1,000 career digs.

She will be celebrated along with her fellow senior teammates tonight on Valpo’s Senior Night against Drake.