Jeff Case, Sydney Schoen and Sarah Tedder thought they were done coaching and playing volleyball for the season after the Nov. 4 state finals.
But as it turns out, the Hauser trio will get to coach and play together one more time. Schoen and Tedder will play for the South, and Case will be one of three South coaches in the Indiana High School Volleyball Coaches Association North-South Class 1A-2A All-Star Game Sunday at Lawrence North.
“It’s a great honor,” Schoen said. “Being able to play one more time with Sarah is going to be awesome. I think it’s going to be fun going out there and competing with a great group of girls.”
Sunday’s action will begin with a Junior All-Star game at noon. The 1A-2A senior game will follow at around 1:30 p.m., followed by the 3A-4A senior game at around 3 p.m.
Schoen and Tedder were selected after tryouts Sunday at Columbus East.
“I was pretty surprised, to be honest,” Tedder said. “I went in there just to have one last try at volleyball and just to have fun. It’s a really great honor, and I’m really excited to play with girls from around the southern part of the state, and to play with Sydney one last time, as well.”
Schoen, who recently made the team at Vision Volleyball Club, has signed to play at Eastern Kentucky. Tedder will attend Indiana University and may play intramural volleyball.
Case, who guided the Jets to a 35-5 record and a Class A state runner-up finish, will join Christian Academy of Indiana’s Wes Briscoe and Covenant Christian’s Brooke Stamper as South coaches.
“Obviously, three will be a lot of talent on the floor,” Case said. “It’s a real big honor for them. I’m excited to coach in the game and coach Sydney and Sarah again. It’s all about the girls and having fun, but we’re really hoping to win for the South.”
Schoen and Sarah Tedder also have been named to the IHSVCA Class A All-State team. Schoen, Tedder and senior teammate Madie Sherman are on the Class A All-Central District squad, while Edinburgh junior Taylor Tatlock made the Class A All-South District team.
Columbus East senior Kendal Williams is on the Class 4A All-South District team.
Locals make All-Conference
Five members of the Hoosier Hills Conference champion Columbus East girls soccer team have been named to this year’s All-HHC squad.
East’s Alana Dwenger, Addy Galarno, Morgan Martindale, Sarah Park and Lindsey Stoughton and Jennings County’s Alexus Brown are on the first team. East’s Annie Bastian, Breiana Burton, Maya Federle, Hannah Hemmerlein and Emily Stiles and Jennings’ Naomi Beal made honorable mention.
In boys soccer, East’s Andy Davidson, Eli Newell and Dustin Rodgers and Jennings’ Adrian Miller made the All-HHC squad. East’s Justin Copas, Jorge Nieto and Eric Stiles and Jennings’ Justin Copeland are honorable mention selections.
East’s Williams and Allison Mack and Jennings’ Hannah Bertram are on the All-HHC volleyball team. East’s C.J. Clausen and Jennings’ Emma Shockley made honorable mention.
Junior selected North MVP
Junior Kevin Lin, who helped lead Columbus North to a sectional boys tennis title, has been named the Bull Dogs MVP.
Isaac Jackson won both the Mental Attitude/Sportsmanship Award and the Bull Dog Award. Chris Ruble won the Most Improved Award.
Sophomore named East MVP
Stoughton has been selected MVP of the Columbus East girls soccer team.
Dwenger was named Most Valuable on Offense, and Martindale was Most Valuable on Defense. Martindale also was selected as the Olympians’ ISCA Tom Team Player.
Burton, Mya Johnson and Hemmerlein shared the Most Improved Award for the varsity. Halle Acton, Annie Bastian, Kristin Nelson and Martindale shared the Mental Attitude Award for varsity.
Margo Brunner and Kaitlyn Dougherty were Most Improved for junior varsity. Molly Newton and Hailey Bott shared the Mental Attitude Award for JV.
Olympians to sign with schools
Two Columbus East wrestlers will sign letters-of-intent in a ceremony at 3:15 p.m. Friday in the school’s commons.
Graham Rooks plans to sign with Indiana University. Dawson Combest will sign with University of Indianapolis.