The Sideline – April 4

Welcome to spring?Rain postpones events

The Greenfield-Central baseball home opening doubleheader against Pendleton Heights scheduled for Friday was postponed by inclement weather. The games were rescheduled for today, beginning at noon.

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Marauders fall to Fishers on the track

In a boys track and field meet, host Fishers triumphed against Mt. Vernon 92-40.

The Marauders championed three events in the defeat Wednesday. Link Hine won the pole vault (10 feet), Donovan Bigelow raced to a 100-meter dash win (11.83 seconds), and Aaron Rush outlasted the competition in the 1,600 (4:35.5).

“Fishers is a very good team,” Mt. Vernon coach Bruce Kendall said. “We just came off vacation, so we had to shake some rust off. We expect to bounce back against Yorktown.”

The Marauders host Hoosier Heritage Conference rival Yorktown on Tuesday.

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Giants, Warriors top track rankings

Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches polls.

Boys: 1. Ben Davis, 2. Warren Central, 3. Carmel, 4. Bloomington North, 5. Avon, 6. Fort Wayne Northrop, 7. Floyd Central, 8. Westfield, 9. Center Grove, 10. South Ben Washington, 11. Noblesville, 12. Brownsburg, 13. Carroll, 14. West Side, 15. Frankfort, 16. Bloomington South, 17. Hamilton Southeastern, 18. Zionsville, 19. Homestead, 20. Brebeuf.

Girls: 1. Warren Central, 2. Carmel, 3. Fishers, 4. Lawrence North, 5. South Bend Adams, 6. Center Grove, 7. Hamilton Southeastern, 8. Penn, 9. West Side, 10. Pike, 11. Ben Davis, 12. Fort Wayne Northrop, 13. Avon, 14. Zionsville, 15. Noblesville, 16. Plainfield, 17. Kankakee Valley, 18. Brebeuf Jesuit, 19. Mishawaka, 20. Bowman Academy.

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Auto racing schedule

Nascar Sprint Cup

Next race: Duck Commander 500, April 11, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas.

Last week: Denny Hamlin won at Martinsville, Virginia, holding off Brad Keselowski for his 25th Sprint Cup victory and fifth at the track.

Standings: 1. Kevin Harvick, 263. 2. Joey Logano, 239. 3. Martin Truex Jr., 231. 4. Brad Keselowski, 206. 5. Kasey Kahne, 193. 7. Paul Menard, 173. 8. Denny Hamlin, 172. 9. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 172. 10. Aric Almirola, 170. 11. Jimmie Johnson, 168. 12. Matt Kenseth, 168. 13. David Ragan, 163. 14. Casey Mears, 161. 15. Jamie McMurray, 154.

Nascar Xfinity

Next race: O’Reilly Auto Parts 300, April 10, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas.

Last week: Kevin Harvick pulled away from Brendan Gaughan and held on to win the Drive4Clots.com 300 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California

Standings: 1. Ty Dillon, 187. 2. 2. Chris Buescher, 182. 3. Chase Elliott, 172. 4. Ryan Reed, 168. 5. Darrell Wallace Jr., 165. 6. Brendan Gaughan, 164. 7. Regan Smith, 157. 8. Elliott Sadler, 148. 9. David Starr, 136.

Verizon IndyCar

Next race: Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana, April 12, NOLA Motorsports, Avondale, Louisiana.

Last week: Juan Pablo Montoya won the season-opening race at St. Petersburg, Florida, holding off Penske teammate Will Power.

Standings: 1. Juan Pablo Montoya, 51. 2. Will Power, 44. 3. Tony Kanaan, 35. 4. Helio Castroneves, 33. 5. Simon Pagenaud, 31. 6. Sebastien Bourdais, 28. 7. Ryan Hunter-Reay, 26. 8. Jack Hawksworth, 25. 9. Luca Filippi, 22. 10. Marco Andretti, 20.

Formula One

Next race: Chinese Grand Prix, April 12, Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai.

Last week: Sebastian Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix in his second start for Ferrari, ending Mercedes’ winning streak at eight races.

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Prep calendar

Today

Baseball: Delta at New Palestine (DH), 10 a.m.; Yorktown at Mt. Vernon (DH), 11 a.m.

Monday

Baseball: Martinsville at New Palestine, 5:30 p.m.; Greenfield-Central at Lawrence North, 5:30 p.m.

Softball: Speedway at Greenfield-Central, 5:30 p.m.

Golf: Greenfield-Central at Eastern Hancock, 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday

Baseball: Southport at Mt. Vernon, 6 p.m.; Roncalli at Greenfield-Central, 6 p.m.

Softball: New Palestine at Southport, 5:30 p.m.; Guerin at Greenfield-Central, 5:30 p.m.; Cambridge City at Eastern Hancock, 5:30 p.m.

Tennis: New Palestine at Shenandoah, 5 p.m.

Track and field: New Palestine at Greenwood, 5 p.m.; Yorktown at Mt. Vernon, 5 p.m.