Marauders win girls track title, 4 records set

The Mt. Vernon Marauders won the 2023 Hoosier Heritage Conference girls track and field title Tuesday, May 9, beating defending champion New Palestine 124.5-121.

The Marauders won their second title in three seasons.

Four HHC records were set in the event – including two by Delta’s Nicki Southerland. She obliterated her own record in the 1,600 at 4:47.54 – 9.02 seconds faster than her record time from 2021. Southerland also beat her own record in the 800 by five seconds, running 2:10.30.

In the 300 hurdles, Ella Garvin broke the record with a time of 45.47, beating Hannah Rapp’s record of 45.70 set in 2017. In discus, New Palestine’s Sydney Miller broke the HHC record with her first throw at 139-7, beating the mark of 135-5 that had been held by Greenfield-Central’s Cara Collins for 20 years.

Southerland (800, 1600, 3200) and Garvin (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, long jump) all won three individual events. Savannah Lake of Greenfield-Central (100, 200) was a double-winner.

HHC individual event champions
  • 100 meters: Savannah Lake, Greenfield-Central, 12.32
  • 200 meters: Savannah Lake, Greenfield-Central, 25.55
  • 400 meters: Rylee Hurst, New Palestine, 1:00.78
  • 800 meters: Nicki Southerland, Delta, 2:10.30*
  • 1600 meters: Nicki Southerland, Delta, 4:47.54*
  • 3200 meters: Nicki Southerland, Delta, 11:51.16
  • 100 hurdles: Ella Garvin, New Castle, 15.13
  • 300 hurdles: Ella Garvin, New Castle, 45.57*
  • 4×100 relay: Yorktown (Spangler, Bennett, Brooks, Miles), 50.666
  • 4×400 relay: Yorktown (Spangler, Brooks, Bennett, Miles), 4:09.65
  • 4×800 relay: Mt. Vernon (Hauser, Benz, Gale, Gasiorek), 10:14.70
  • Pole vault: Riley Nielsen, Mt. Vernon, 11-0
  • Discus: Sydney Miller, New Palestine, 139-7*
  • Shot put: Quin Lumbley, New Palestine, 41-11
  • High jump: Ella Garvin, New Castle, 5-6
  • Long jump: Kendra Keesling, Delta, 17-1.75

2022 Girls Track & Field Standings


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2022-23 All-HHC boys basketball team

2022-23 All-Hoosier Heritage Conference boys basketball

  • Jackson Wors, Jr., Delta
  • D’Amare Hood, Jr., Delta
  • DylanMoles, Sr., Greenfield-Central
  • Braylon Mullins, So., Greenfield-Central
  • Luke Ertel, Fr., Mt. Vernon
  • Julien Smith, Fr., Mt. Vernon
  • Gavin Welch, Sr., New Castle
  • Ian Stephens, Sr., New Palestine
  • Blaine Nunnally, Sr., New Palestine
  • Josiah Gustin, Jr., Pendleton Heights
  • Ollie Sandman, Sr., Shelbyville
  • A.J. Dunn, Sr., Yorktown

Co-Coaches of the Year: Trent Whitaker, New Palestine & Luke Meredith, Greenfield-Central

2022-23 Boys Basketball Standings

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2022-23 All-HHC girls basketball team

The 2022-23 All-HHC girls basketball team

  • Chaney Brown, So., Greenfield-Central
  • Aryana Hibbard, Sr., Greenfield-Central
  • Ellery Minch, Jr., Mt. Vernon
  • Easton Wampler, Jr., Mt. Vernon
  • Khloe Patterson, Sr., Mt. Vernon
  • Emma Hart, Jr., New Castle
  • Isabella Gizzi, Sr., New Palestine
  • Kaycie Warfel, So., Pendleton Heights
  • Whitney Warfel, Sr., Pendleton Heights
  • Kylee Edwards, Sr., Shelbyville
  • Ava Wilson, Jr., Shelbyville
  • Amari Wright, Sr., Yorktown

Coach of the Year: Julie Shelton, Mt. Vernon

2022-23 Girls Basketball Standings

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HHC announces 2022 All-Conference football team

Thirty-three players from all eight Hoosier Heritage Conference schools highlight the 2022 All-HHC football team. Conference champion New Palestine has nine members, while sectional champion Yorktown and HHC runner-up Mt. Vernon have five each. Third-place Greenfield-Central also had five All-HHC selections.

New Palestine’s Kyle Ralph and Yorktown’s Mike Wilhelm, who led their teams to sectional championships, were named Co-Coaches of the year.

2022 All-HHC football


  • OL: Brayden Flener, Jr., Greenfield-Central
  • OL: Kyler Grill, Sr., Mt. Vernon
  • OL: Thomas Wood, Sr., New Palestine
  • OL: Sam Mossoney, Sr., Pendleton Heights
  • OL: Jackson New, Sr., Yorktown
  • WR: Isaiah Thacker, Sr., New Palestine
  • WR: Kolton Nanko, Sr., Yorktown
  • WR: Eli Bridenthal, Sr., Mt. Vernon
  • WR: George Burhenn, Sr., Mt. Vernon
  • WR: Quintin Boatright, Sr., New Castle
  • QB: Mason Moulton, Jr., Yorktown
  • QB: Daniel Tippit IV, Sr., New Palestine
  • RB: Grayson Thomas, Jr., New Palestine
  • RB: Jalen Thomas, Jr., Yorktown
  • RB: Andrew Zellers, Sr., Greenfield-Central


  • DL: Hunter Wallace, Sr., Delta
  • DL: Brad Allen, Sr., Greenfield-Central
  • DL: Tyler Kimberly, Sr., Mt. Vernon
  • DL: Michael Thacker, Jr., New Palestine
  • LB: Jake Hinton, Jr., Greenfield-Central
  • LB: Dylan Manor, Sr., Delta
  • LB: Kellen La Belle, Sr., Mt. Vernon
  • LB: Jonathan Eberthart, Sr., New Castle
  • LB: Eli Hook, Sr., New Palestine
  • LB: Luke Wilhelm, Sr., Yorktown
  • DB: Cael Lux, Sr., Shelbyville
  • DB: Nolan Souders, Jr., Pendleton Heights
  • DB: Daniel Thacker, Sr., New Palestine
  • DB: Blaine Nunnally, Sr., New Palestine
  • DB: Brevan Thrine, Sr., New Castle
  • DB: Kirk Knecht, Jr., Greenfield-Central


  • K: Brendan Tanksley, Sr., New Palestine
  • P: Justin Beeler, Sr., Pendleton Heights

2022 Football Standings

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HHC announces 2022 all-conference volleyball team

Five players from Class 4A state runner-up Yorktown and three from conference runner-up New Palestine headline the 2022 All-Hoosier Heritage Conference volleyball team.

The Tigers went 34-3 this season. Coach Stephanie Bloom was named the conference Coach of the year. The 15-player team is selected by a vote of the HHC coaches.

2022 All-HHC volleyball team

  • Olivia Morris, Jr., Delta
  • Camaya Murry, Sr., Delta
  • Mya Grigsby, Jr., Greenfield-Central
  • Elizabeth Gee-Weiler, Sr., Mt. Vernon
  • Ella Young, Jr., New Castle
  • Isabella Gizzi, Sr., New Palestine
  • Reagan Kleiman, Sr., New Palestine
  • Honour Mallory, Sr., New Palestine
  • Ramsey Gary, Sr., Pendleton Heights
  • Mikala Ross, Jr., Pendleton Heights
  • Addi Applegate, So., Yorktown
  • Emilee Hill, Sr., Yorktown
  • Gretchen Moore, Sr., Yorktown
  • Addi Rains, Jr., Yorktown
  • Charlotte Vinson, So., Yorktown

2022 Volleyball Standings

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HHC announces 2022 all-conference boys tennis team

The Hoosier Heritage Conference has announced the 2022 All-HHC boys tennis team.

Seven schools are represented on the team. Four HHC schools – Delta, Mt. Vernon, New Castle and Shelbyville – won sectional titles. Delta and New Castle also each won regional championships.

All-HHC singles

  • Adam Koon, Jr., Mt. Vernon*
  • Trent Alfrey, Sr., New Castle*
  • Moses Haynes, So., New Palestine*
  • Dalton Royal, Jr., Delta
  • C.J. Michalek, Jr., Greenfield-Central
  • Aidan Asher, Sr., Shelbyville

All-HHC doubles

  • Riley Bratton, Sr./Colin McCrady, Sr., Delta*
  • Ethan Darby, Sr./Raphael Sabijon, Sr., Yorktown*
  • Robbie Moore, Jr./Bryndan Wylie, Fr., Mt. Vernon
  • Sam Underhill, Sr./Braylon Cornwell, Jr., New Castle

*-unanimous selection

Coach of the Year: Tim Cleland, Delta

2022 Boys Tennis Standings

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Co-champs Bears, Tigers lead 2022 HHC softball team

Members of co-Hoosier Heritage Conference champions Shelbyville and Yorktown lead the 2022 All-HHC softball team.

The Golden Bears placed four players on the team, while the Tigers placed three. Both teams finished 6-1 in HHC play this season and were among four teams who won 20 or more regular season games. Third-place New Palestine placed three players on the team, while fourth-place Pendleton Heights had four on the 20-player team. Eleven of the honorees were seniors.

Yorktown’s Jeremy Penrod was named Coach of the Year.

Yorktown and Shelbyville each won their first HHC titles since 2016, when the two teams shared the title with New Palestine.

2022 All-HHC softball

  • Kate Penrod, Sr., SS, Delta
  • Ella Redman, Sr., 3B, Greenfield-Central
  • Megan Wineinger, Sr., 2B, Greenfield-Central
  • Graci Hines, Fr., P, Mt. Vernon
  • Easton Wampler, So., C, Mt. Vernon
  • Hannah Essert, Sr., 3B, New Castle
  • Aglaia Rudd, Jr., 3B, New Palestine
  • Allie Blum, So., SS, New Palestine
  • Alaina Miller, Sr., 2B, New Palestine
  • Kieli Ryan, Sr., C., Pendleton Heights
  • Khloee Gregory, Sr., SS, Pendleton Heights
  • Caroline DeRolf, Sr., 1B, Pendleton Heights
  • Kiah Hubble, So., OF, Pendleton Heights
  • Karissa Hamilton, Sr., C/OF, Shelbyville
  • Kylee Edwards, Jr., SS, Shelbyville
  • Cheyenne Eads, So., P, Shelbyville
  • Addi Stieneker, Fr., 3B, Shelbyville
  • Alanah Jones, Sr., P/OF, Yorktown
  • Macie Dowd, Sr., 1B/P, Yorktown
  • Caitlyn Laferny, So., P/OF, Yorktown

2021 softball standings



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Marauders win 2022 HHC boys track title

The Mt. Vernon Marauders repeated as the Hoosier Heritage Conference boys track and field champion, tallying 183 points to beat runner-up Delta by a 60-point margin.

The Marauders had eight individual champions. George Burhenn won both hurdles races. Samuel Wilson won the 3200, Tristan Trevino the 800 Keagan La Belle the pole vault and Andres Langston the 400. Burhenn, Wilbert Jones, Trevino and Langston won the 4×400, while Joseph Blagrave, William Morris, Daylon King and Trevino won the 4×800.

Delta’x 4×100 relay of Brayden Stanley, Johnathan Chimbanda, Abram Stitt and Quinn Backus set a new HHC record with a time of 43.34.

Delta had two double-individual champions. Backus swept the 100 and 200, while Stitt won both the high jump and long jump. Yorktown’s Mason Moulton was also a double-winner, taking both the shot put and discus. Luke Harber won the 1600 for the Tigers. All of the individual champions were from MV, Delta and Yorktown.

Individual champions

  • 100: Quinn Backus, Delta, 11.08
  • 200: Quinn Backus, Delta, 22.49
  • 400: Andres Langston, Mt. Vernon, 49.93
  • 800: Tristan Trevino, Mt. Vernon, 1:57.67
  • 1600: Luke Harber, Yorktown, 4:29.79
  • 3200: Samuel Wilson, Mt. Vernon, 9:55.26
  • 110H: George Burhenn, Mt. Vernon, 15.30
  • 300H: George Burhenn, Mt. Vernon, 39.70
  • 4×100: Delta (Brayden Stanley, Johnathan Chimbanda, Abram Stitt, Quinn Backus), 43.34
  • 4×400: Mt. Vernon (George Burhenn, Wilbert Jones, Tristan Trevino, Andres Langston), 3:26.38
  • 4×800: Mt. Vernon (Joseph Blagrave, William Morris, Daylon King, Tristan Trevino), 8:14.18
  • HJ: Abram Stitt, Delta, 6-5
  • PV: Keagan La Belle, Mt. Vernon, 14-0
  • LJ: Abram Stitt, Delta, 22-9.5
  • SP: Mason Moulton, Yorktown, 48-10
  • Disc: Mason Moulton, Yorktown, 156-7


2022 Boys Track & Field Standings

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Dragons win 2022 girls track title

The New Palestine Dragons clinched the 2022 Hoosier Heritage Conference girls track and field championship Tuesday, May 10 at Mt. Vernon, using three individual champions and their depth to win a close four-way meet.

The Dragons won their ninth title overall and their fourth in the last five HHC meets. They were led by champions Rylee Hurst (400), Sydney Miller (discus) and Quin Lumbley (shot put).

NP tallied 115.33 points. Greenfield-Central (105.5) was second, Delta (98) third and defending champion Mt. Vernon (92.83) fourth.

Delta’s Nicki Southerland was a three-event winner, claiming the titles in the 800, 1600 and 3200. Greenfield-Central’s Kayana Maroska won two events – the 200 and 100 hurdles. She led the Cougars to five individual titles, joining Savannah Lake (100), Reagan Crouch (300H) and Madelyn Mies (pole vault).

Yorktown’s Paige Taylor was also part of three victories. She won the high jump and teamed with Mya Spangler, Paige Brooks and Brooke Miles to win both the 4×100 and 4×400.

Individual HHC champions

  • 100: Savannah Lake, Greenfield-Central, 13.00
  • 200: Kayana Maroska, Greenfield-Central, 26.03
  • 400: Rylee Hurst, New Palestine, 1:01.13
  • 800: Nicki Southerland, Delta, 2:15.49
  • 1600: Nicki Southerland, Delta, 4:57.46
  • 3200: Nicki Southerland, Delta, 11:21.28
  • 100H: Kayana Maroska, Greenfield-Central, 15.84
  • 300H: Reagan Crouch, Greenfield-Central, 47.60
  • HJ: Paige Taylor, Yorktown, 5-0
  • PV: Madelyn Mies, Greenfield-Central, 8-0
  • LJ: Kendra Keesling, Delta, 16-0
  • SP: Quin Lumbley, New Palestine, 40-2
  • Disc: Sydney Miller, New Palestine, 130-2
  • 4×100: Yorktown (Mya Spangler, Paige Taylor, Paige Brooks, Brooke Miles), 51.73
  • 4×400: Yorktown (Mya Spangler, Paige Brooks, Brooke Miles, Paige Taylor) 4:14.00
  • 4×800: Mt. Vernon (Alexandra Overshiner, Lydia Carrell, Emma Gasiorek, Morgan Tharp 9:56.68.

2022 Girls Track & Field Standings


2022 HHC Girls Track & Field Results

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HHC announces 2021-22 All-Conference boys basketball team

Twelve players, representing all eight HHC schools, lead the 2021-22 All-Hoosier Heritage Conference boys basketball team.

HHC champion Mt. Vernon was represented by two players, while fellow sectional champion Yorktown was represented by A.J. Dunn. The team was chosen by a vote of the eight HHC coaches.

Daniel Cox of New Castle was named Coach of the Year after leading the Trojans to a runner-up finish and a 5-2 league record.

The team includes the HHC’s leading scorer, Shelbyville’s Oliver Sandman (20.5 ppg), top rebounder Ian Stephens of New Palestine (9.7 rpg) and assists leader Blaine Nunnally of New Palestine (4.3 apg).

2021-22 All-HHC boys basketball

  • Neil Marshall, Sr., Delta
  • Dylan Moles, Jr., Greenfield-Central
  • Amhad Jarrard, Sr., Mt. Vernon
  • Armon Jarrard, Sr., Mt. Vernon
  • Gavin Welch, Jr., New Castle
  • Dawson Scott, Sr., New Castle
  • Ian Stephens, Jr., New Palestine
  • Steele Brasfield, Sr., New Palestine
  • Blaine Nunnally, Jr., New Palestine
  • Jamison Dunham, Sr., Pendleton Heights
  • Oliver Sandman, Jr., Shelbyville
  • A.J. Dunn, Jr., Yorktown

Coach of the Year: Daniel Cox, New Castle

2021-22 Boys Basketball Standings

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