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HHC announces all-conference volleyball team

Fourteen players have been named to the All-Hoosier Heritage Conference volleyball team, including three from 4A state champion New Castle and four from conference runner-up Yorktown.

Melani Shaffmaster, Mabrey Shaffmaster and Laila Smith led New Castle to a 35-1 record and the 4A state title this season. All three led the HHC volleyball team.

Mt. Vernon’s Eric Bulmahn was named Coach of the Year after leading the Marauders to a 27-5 record and a third-place finish in the conference.

2019 All-HHC volleyball team
Molly Hunt, Sr., Delta
Ava Antic, Jr., Greenfield-Central
Victoria Bulmahn, Sr., Mt. Vernon
Cecilia Bulmahn, So., Mt. Vernon
Claire Ertel, Jr., Mt. Vernon
Melani Shaffmaster, Sr., New Castle
Mabrey Shaffmaster, Jr., New Castle
Laila Smith, Jr., New Castle
Gracie King, Sr., Pendleton Heights
Averi Ross, So., Pendleton Heights
Kate Vinson, Sr., Yorktown
Courtney Watkins, Sr., Yorktown
Ellee Stinson, Jr., Yorktown
Jaylynn Dunsmore, Jr., Yorktown

2019 Volleyball Standings

PosTeamCWCLWL
170351
261282
352275
443276
5341314
6251813
7161613
807820
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Marauders, Dragons win CC titles

The Mt. Vernon boys and New Palestine girls won the Hoosier Heritage Conference cross country titles Saturday at Pendleton Heights.

In the boys race, MV tallied 46 places to win the title. Pendleton Heights (62) was second and Greenfield-Central (77) third.

Yorktown’s Matthew Mitsch won the individual title with a time of 16:14.79, winning by 28.96 seconds over runner-up Conner Kinnaman of Greenfield-Central. Shelbyville’s Matt Baker was third.

MV’s strength came in its depth – the Marauders had four runners place in the top nine, led by fifth-place Reyce Morgan. Austin Rush, Colin brown and Tyler Strantz took places 7-9.

MV won its sixth HHC title and first since 2014.

In the girls race, New Palestine placed four runners in the top 10 to clinch the title with 36 places. Pendleton Heights (58) was second and Yorktown (85) third.

NP’s Brenna Shaw was the individual champion, running the 5K course in 19:04.97. She won by 11.12 seconds over runner-up Audrey Brinkruff of Greenfield-Central. New Castle’s Lydia Harvey was third.

NP had three other top 10 finishers – Emma Mann was fourth, Kaylin Casner seventh and Kendall Mann 10th – leading it to the title. Runner-up PH had all five scoring runners place between ninth and 15th.

NP won its second straight HHC girls cross country title.

Girls results
Boys results

The All-HHC girls finishers
The All-HHC boys finishers.
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