Prep roundup: Record night for NP’s Haynes


In New Palestine’s 63-61 boys basketball victory at Guerin Catholic Tuesday, junior point guard Moses Haynes had a school single-game assist record with 14 helpers.

Haynes had a double-double in the Dragons’ fourth straight win and 15th of the season. He was the team’s co-leader in scoring along with Julius Gizzi with 17 points.

The Dragons are 15-4 on the season and ranked No. 18 in the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (all classifications) poll.

New Palestine welcomes Shelbyville for a Hoosier Heritage Conference game Friday.

MV-Pike schedule update

Due to both schools girls’ basketball programs competing in the IHSAA Regional Tournament, the game time for Saturday’s Mt. Vernon at Pike boys basketball JV-varsity doubleheader has been changed.

Originally scheduled to be played as a 6 p.m./7:30 p.m. DH, the games has been moved to a noon start time for the junior varsity game. The varsity contest will follow.

Mt. Vernon’s girls basketball team is coming off its fourth straight sectional title. The Marauders will play No. 1 ranked Lawrence Central at 4 p.m., Saturday at Decatur Central High School. Pike is taking on Plainfield at 7 p.m. Saturday at Decatur Central.

Marauders making future plans

Four Mt. Vernon High School student-athletes made their future academic and athletic plans official by signing letters of intent this week.

Girls soccer standouts Ellie Gawrys and Lily Muhlenkamp have committed to Hanover College, an NCAA Division III school that participates in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Mt. Vernon football’s versatile tight end/receiver Tyler Etherington will go to Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky., an NAIA school. He will rejoin former Marauder Gehrig Slunaker, the Tigers quarterback who helped lead the team to a 10-2 record and trip to the NAIA Football Championship Series semifinals.

Another member of the Marauder football team, offensive lineman Tyler Kempers, signed to play and continuing schooling at the University of Saint Francis, an NAIA program in Fort Wayne and member of the Crossroads League.

Cougars sign with IWU

Greenfield-Central football offensive linemen Connor Dotson and Brayden Flener signed this week to continue their academic and athletic careers on the gridiron at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion.

IWU is an NAIA school and member of the Crossroads League.

Three county seniors earn all-academic honors

Mt. Vernon senior girls basketball players Ellery Minch and Katelynn Hawkins and New Palestine senior hoopster Ella Holman received all-academic recognition from the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association earlier this month.

Minch and Hawkins, whose team will play Saturday at 4 p.m. against No. 1 Lawrence Central in the Decatur Central Regional championship, were selected First Team ICGSA Academic All-State.

Holman was named ICGSA Academic All-State Honorable Mention.

Baseball breakfast benefit

New Palestine High School’s baseball program will have its annual pancake breakfast next month.

The pancake breakfast is scheduled for March 9 at the New Palestine Lions Club from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Donations will be accepted at the event or via PayPal at [email protected]. Proceeds support the New Palestine High School Baseball Program.