Boys Capture Eighth CIC All-Sports Championship In Last Nine Years

Posted on May 21, 2015 in News

Oak Hill continued to dominate the Central Indiana Conference all-sports boys’ standings, and Eastbrook claimed a second straight girls’ trophy to make it a clean sweep for Grant County schools.

When the Golden Eagles won the CIC golf meet Saturday, it was their fifth championship in 2014-15 out of eight conference sports. The other titles occurred in football (tied with Alexandria), cross country, track and field, wrestling and golf.

While the Eastbrook girls’ basketball team was its only CIC champion, the Panthers finished second in golf and track, took third in cross country and tied with Alexandria for third in softball. The Panthers edged out Mississinewa by two points (38.5-36.5) in the all-sports standings.

“The all-sports trophy is one of those things for me is an indicator of the health of an athletic department,” said Brad Yordy, Eastbrook athletic director. “This is the second year in a row the girls have won it and I’m proud of the kids, the coaches and everyone involved in those programs.”

Since joining the CIC for the 2006-07 school year, the Eagles have won the all-sports trophy eight out of nine years, missing out only in 2007-08.

“Our boys have been real successful and the thing with the all-sports is we don’t have tennis and don’t get points from that, and we have to make it up elsewhere,” said Ryan Fagan, Oak Hill athletic director.

“We meet with the kids before each season and keep them up to date on where we stand in the all-sports and motivate them,” Fagan added. “We’ve been fortunate on the boys’ side to string some (all-sports titles) together.”

In the other boys’ conference sports, Oak Hill finished tied for second in basketball and tied for third in baseball while it did not field a tennis team and totaled 51.5 points to finish well ahead of runner-up Alexandria (42). Frankton (40) finished third and Mississinewa (36) was fourth.

Mississinewa’s girls nearly pulled off the all-sports win after finishing first in volleyball and tennis and tying with Frankton for second in basketball. The Indians also placed fourth in track, fifth in cross country, sixth in golf and seventh in cross country.

Oak Hill’s girls were a close third in the all-sports race with 34.5 points and won the conference’s cross country, track and golf titles. The Eagles also were fourth in basketball, tied for fourth in softball and seventh in volleyball and did not offer tennis.

Of the 15 total boys’ and girls’ sports, Grant County teams won 11 conference titles with Alexandria (boys’ tennis), Frankton (boys’ basketball, baseball) and Elwood (softball) breaking up the monopoly.

Madison-Grant finished sixth in both the boys’ and girls’ all-sports standings. The girls had third-place finishes in volleyball, golf and tennis, while the boys had fourths in football and tennis.

Eastbrook’s boys finished fifth in the all-sports standings and the Panthers had two runner-up finishes in cross country and track and third in wrestling.

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