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IHSAA finalizes sectional sites for four spring sports

The Indiana High School Athletic Association set the sectional host sites for the spring sports of baseball, softball, girls tennis and boys golf at its Executive Committee meeting Feb. 18.

Bloomington North will host the six-team Class 4A baseball sectional. Shelbyville, Bloomington South, Columbus East, Columbus North and East Central will compete at the home of the Cougars.

In Class 2A, Triton Central will travel to Scecina for a five-team sectional that also features Eastern Hancock, Heritage Christian, and Knightstown.

Morristown will again host the Class A sectional that includes Edinburgh, Greenwood Christian Academy, Lutheran, Morristown, Southwestern and Waldron.

Regional sites for those three sectionals will be Jasper (4A), Park Tudor (2A) and Morristown (A).

Bloomington North also will be the host site for a 4A softball sectional in 2022. Shelbyville captured its first softball sectional title at Bloomington North in 2017.

Eastern Hancock is the host site for a 2A sectional featuring Heritage Christian, Scecina, Knightstown and Triton Central.

Lutheran will host the Class A sectional that includes Edinburgh, Greenwood Christian, Morristown and Waldron.

The sectional champions at Bloomington North and Eastern Hancock will host a one-game regional. The Lutheran Sectional champion will travel to the Rising Sun Sectional champion.

Shelbyville High School is the host site for an all-Shelby County girls tennis sectional tournament.

Morristown, Southwestern, Triton Central, Waldron and the host Golden Bears will compete for a berth in the Center Grove Regional.

Hawk’s Tail of Greenfield is the host course for the Greenfield-Central Sectional that features Shelby County’s boys golf programs.

Traveling to Hawk’s Tail will be Blue River Valley, Eastern Hancock, Greenfield-Central, Knightstown, Morristown, Mt. Vernon, New Castle, New Palestine, Shelbyville, Shenandoah, Southwestern, Triton Central and Waldron.

The regional tournament will be at The Players Club in Muncie.

In other notes from the committee meeting:

  • There were 2,728 transfers granted full eligibility from June 1, 2021 to Feb. 10, 2022. That number represented 92.98% of the transfer cases. Another 185 athletes were granted limited eligibility while 21 were deemed ineligible;
  • Assistant commissioner Sandra Walter reported coaching ejections were up 23% and student-athlete ejections were up 15%. There have been 402 total ejections (43 coaches, 41 fans, 318 players) in 2021-2022, up from 356 one year ago.
  • Boys soccer leads those statistics with 150 ejections with football (117), boys basketball (55), girls basketball (35), girls soccer (28), wrestling (16) and volleyball (1) completing the list.