The Sideline – February 19

Boys swim sectional prelims set for today

At New Palestine

Today: Swimming preliminaries, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday: Diving, swimming consolations and finals, 9 a.m., 1 p.m.

Admission: $6 per session; $9 both sessions

Swimming advancement: First place sectional winners in each event qualify for the state meet, scheduled for Feb. 27 and 28 at IUPUI.

Diving advancement: First through fourth place sectional winners will qualify for the diving regional, Tuesday at Plainfield. First through eighth place regional winners will qualify for the state finals.

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Show off hoops skills at Eastern Hancock

The Eastern Hancock Athletic Boosters will conduct their annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament at Eastern Hancock Schools on March 14. The tourney will consist of five divisions of play for boys and girls, as well as an open division for those older than high school age. Early registrations due March 7. Space permitting, registrations will be accepted from 9 to 10 a.m. the day of the tourney.

For more information, including an entry form, visit the school websites at or, or contact Greg Hall at

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Youth baseball, softball sign-ups now underway

•Baseball players ages 4 to 18 and softball players between the ages of 4 and 13 can register online through Monday for the New Palestine Youth League at For more information, email

•The Eastern Hancock Youth Baseball Program for EH School Corporation boys and girls can register for 6U, 9U and 12U leagues with Lorrie Edwards in the high school athletics office. Cost is $50 per player. Volunteers for coaching and umpiring are sought. For more information, contact Stu Fisher at

•Registration for the Green-field Youth Baseball Association Recreational League will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and Feb. 28, at the Riley Park concession stand, 810 E. Lincoln St. The league is for boys ages 5 to 16. Practices begin in late March, with games beginning April 18 and continuing through June.

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Cougars athletics has full slate of events

•The Greenfield-Central boys basketball team will help raise money Friday for the family of Columbus North’s Josh Speidel, who recently suffered a serious head injury in a car accident. A donation jar will be available at the main entrance of the Greenfield-Central home basketball game against Rushville, which will begin with the junior varsity game at 6 p.m. Cheerleaders will also be in the stands to accept donations. Online donations can be made at Search: #JoshStrong.

•Greenfield-Central winter sport senior athletes and media will be recognized between the junior varsity and varsity boys basketball Friday at home vs. Rushville. The JV game will start at 6 p.m. The Blue Fusion Dance Team will be recognized at varsity halftime.

•Greenfield-Central cheerleading open practice for Grades 9 to 12 is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 2 and 9 in the Cheer Loft. A mandatory cheer parent meeting will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. March 11 in the Cougar Meeting Room. Clinics are 6 to 8 p.m. March 17 and 19, with cheer tryouts at 4 p.m. March 20.

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Prep schedule


Boys basketball: Mt. Vernon at New Palestine, 7:30 p.m.; Rushville at Greenfield-Central, 7:30 p.m.; Morristown at Eastern Hancock, 7:30 p.m.

Wrestling: New Palestine at state finals at Indianapolis, 6 p.m.


Boys basketball: Mt. Vernon at Richmond, 3:30 p.m.; New Palestine at Whiteland, 7:30 p.m.; Greenfield-Central at Avon, 7:30 p.m.

Wrestling: New Palestine at state finals at Indianapolis, 9 a.m.