The Sideline – February 26

New Palestine gymnasts leap past Golden Bears

The New Palestine gymnastics team ended its regular season with a 105.475-88.05 win against Shelbyville Tuesday.

The Dragons swept the top four all-around spots: Kate Fee (36.55 points) was followed by Regan Elsea (36.25), Tara Morey (32.25) and Faith Land (30.8).

Fee won the uneven bars (8.9) competition and tied with Elsea for first place on the vault (9.05). Elsea took the top spot in the floor exercise (9.45) and balance beam (9.375).

Morey posted her best score of the night on vault with an 8.525, trailing only Fee and Elsea. Land was just behind Morey at 8.3

Emily Heighway grabbed third on the bars (8.275) for the Dragons.

New Palestine will compete in the Connersville Sectional on March 7.


Cougars salute champs from elementary dual

The Greenfield-Central wrestling program congratulates the following student-athletes, who were champions in the 2015 Greenfield-Central Elementary Wrestling Dual conducted at Greenfield-Central High School, Feb. 19 (listed with name and school, where provided): Drew Bach (Maxwell), Dylan Bishop (Weston), Zane Bundy (Greenfield Intermediate), McKenzie Fletcher (preschool), Teagan Fletcher (Park Chapel), Camden Gardner (Harris), Chase Gardner (Greenfield Intermediate), Chloe Gardner (Harris), Keaton Gruell (preschool), Cohen Hager (Maxwell), Zeke Holden (Maxwell), William Jackson (Eden), Wyatt Jackson (Eden), Brayden Newsom (Eden), Gavin Newsom (Eden), Ethan Privett (Harris), Trevor Smith (Eden), Trey Smith (Eden), Lilly Smith (Harris), Ethan Tate (Maxwell), Mason Thompson (JB Stephens), Matthew Wickham (Greenfield Intermediate), Warren Whisner (JB Stephens), Cam Wright (Maxwell); honorary coach Tre Thaxton (Greenfield Intermediate).


Eastern Hancock events seeking participants

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 are 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

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


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.


Big Ten men’s hoops


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

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

Rutgers at Purdue, ESPNU, 9 p.m.


Michigan at Maryland, ESPN, 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.