The Sideline – February 25

Greenfield youth soccer sign-ups now underway

Greenfield Area Soccer Club spring soccer registration ends Sunday. Register online at Children ages 2½ to 18 are eligible. Information: 317-620-1057,


What high school gyms are Indiana’s largest?

1. New Castle 9,314

2. East Chicago Central 8,296

3. Seymour 8,110

4. Richmond 8,100

5. Marion 7,560

6. Elkhart 7,373

7. Michigan City 7,304

8. Gary West 7,217

9. Lafayette Jeff 7,200

10. Southport 7,124

11. Washington 7,090

12. Columbus North 7,071

13. Muncie Central 6,547

14. Southridge 6,092

15. Logansport 5,875



Cougars cheer program sets open practice dates

Greenfield-Central cheerleading open practice for Grades 9 to 12 is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and March 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.


Boys diving regional planned at Plainfield

What: IHSAA boys diving regional,

When: 6 p.m. today

Where: Plainfield

Admission: $5.

Advancement: First through eighth place participants will qualify for the State Finals.

Feeder sectionals: Ben Davis, Crawfordsville, Lawrence North, New Palestine and Plainfield.

For Greenfield-Central: Jacob Keener finished second at the New Palestine Sectional and teammate Ben Rader was third to qualify for the regional.


Show off hoops skills at Eastern Hancock

The Eastern Hancock Athletic Boosters will conduct their annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament March 14 at Eastern Hancock Schools. 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


Youth baseball, softball sign-ups now underway

The Eastern Hancock Youth Baseball Program is accepting registrations for boys and girls in 6U, 9U and 12U leagues. Register 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 Greenfield Youth Baseball Association Recreational League will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday 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.

A New Palestine High School Softball Clinic will be conducted from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and from 10 a.m. to noon March 7 for kindergarten to Sixth Grade. The clinic will be directed by coach Ed Marcum, varsity head coach. Flyers are available at all elementary schools.


Big Ten men’s hoops


Indiana at Northwestern, BTN, 7 p.m.

Illinois at Iowa, BTN, 9 p.m.


Minnesota at Michigan State, BTN, 7 p.m.

Nebraska at Ohio State, ESPN/ESPN2, 7 p.m.

Rutgers at Purdue, ESPNU, 9 p.m.


Michigan at Maryland, ESPN/ESPN2, noon

Iowa at Penn State, ESPNU, 6 p.m.

Northwestern at Illinois, BTN, 7 p.m.


Michigan State at Wisconsin, CBS or BTN, 4 p.m.

Purdue at Ohio State, BTN, 7:30 p.m.


Prep schedule


Boys basketball: Greenfield-Central at Plainfield, 7:30 p.m.


Boys basketball: Yorktown at Mt. Vernon, 7:30 p.m.; Greenwood at New Palestine, 7:30 p.m.; Eastern Hancock at Hagerstown, 7:30 p.m.

Boys swimming: Greenfield-Central, Mt. Vernon at IHSAA State Finals, IUPUI, 6 p.m.