The Sideline – April 10

Former Cougar wins college golf tourney

Olivet University junior and Greenfield-Central graduate Kelsey Fisk shot a round-low 79 on Day 2 of the University of St. Francis Spring Invite to come from behind and capture the top individual spot with a 161. The two-day event took place at the Cherry Hill and Autumn Ridge Golf Courses in Fort Wayne. Olivent finished fifth overall in the nine-team field with a team score of 693.

Fisk opened play with an 82 on the slightly shorter Cherry Hill course, which lists at 5,803 yards. Teammate Lydia Bilyeu finished with the low round of the day, posting a 79.

Day 2 moved the event to the slightly longer Autumn Ridge Course, which measures 5,861 yards. Fisk posted the round low of 79 to finish in the top spot overall with a 161. Bilyeu followed up her opening round with an 86 to finish tied for fifth overall with a 165.

It was the first college tourney win for Fisk, a former IHSAA sectional champ.

“It has been encouraging to see how I have improved each year,” Fisk said. “This was my third round breaking 80 this year, and it felt good to bring home the victory.”

Free youth program at Brandywine Park

The Pepsi Pitch, Hit & Run program will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Brandywine Park in Greenfield. The program is free for boys and girls ages 7 to 14.

Pitch, Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. It is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to participate in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills.

Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions — 7 to 8, 9 to 10, 11 to 12, and 13 to 14 — and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including team championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the 2015 MLB All-Star Game.

Register online at For more information, call local coordinator Greg Hall at 317-966-2954 or the Greenfield Parks Department at 317-477-4340.

Swim clubs hosting sign-ups, tryouts

The Greenfield Community Swim Club is conducting summer swim season walk-in registration and tryouts 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Children ages 7 and younger who can swim 25 yards (one length nonstop) are invited to participate. Swimmers should bring a suit, towel and goggles to be tested for group placement. More information can be found at or via email to Mark Logan at


The Eastern Hancock Aquatics Club will host registration April 16 and 17 in the high school pool area from 4 to 5:30 p.m. both days. For more information, contact Derek McCormick at or at 317-448-7742.

Prep Calendar


Baseball: New Palestine at Greenfield-Central (DH), 5:30 p.m.; Pendleton Heights at Mt. Vernon (DH), 5:30 p.m.

Softball: Shelbyville at Eastern Hancock, 5:30 p.m.; New Palestine at New Castle, 5:30 p.m.

Tennis: New Castle at New Palestine, 4:30 p.m.


Baseball: Eastern Hancock at Shenandoah, 10 a.m.

Softball: Lutheran at Mt. Vernon, 11 a.m.; Warren Central at Greenfield-Central (DH), 10 a.m.;

Golf: New Palestine, Jay County, Alexandria at Yorktown, 11 a.m.


Baseball: New Palestine at Perry Meridian, 5:30 p.m.; Mt. Vernon at Lawrence Central, 5:30 p.m.; Greenfield-Central at Beech Grove, 6 p.m.

Softball: Roncalli at New Palestine, 5:30 p.m.; Greenfield-Central at Noblesville, 7:30 p.m.

Tennis: Delta at Greenfield-Central, 5:30 p.m.; Eastern Hancock at Southwestern, 5 p.m.