The Sideline – April 30

Cougars grad throws no-hitter for Marian

Greenfield’s Brendon Neal pitched the first no-hitter for Marian University in 18 years on Monday night.

The Greenfield-Central graduate and Marian sophomore led the Knights to a 1-0 win against visiting Indiana Wesleyan in the second game of a doubleheader.

Neal (3-3) threw 95 pitches in the complete-game, seven-inning effort, with three strikeouts and three walks. It was the Knights’ first no-hitter since Jamie Mehringer no-hit St. Francis in 1997. Neal lowered his season ERA to 2.87.

Indiana Wesleyan won Game 1, 1-0, in 10 innings. Marian, a NAIA program, improved to 15-16 overall and 14-12 in the Crossroads League, while Indiana Wesleyan is 23-25 on the year and 13-13 in conference.


Arrowhead to host Peyton’s Promise event

The Peyton’s Promise Golf Outing in memory of Peyton Belling will be conducted at 1 p.m. May 30 at Arrowhead Golf Course in Greenfield.

Belling died in February at age 3 of cancer. He was the son of Eric and Molly Belling. Molly Belling is a 1994 Greenfield-Central graduate.

All proceeds from the outing will go toward memory boxes for families at Riley Hospital for Children, where Peyton Belling was treated. Memory boxes hold the child’s hand and feet molds that parents receive at Riley when the child passes away.

Entry fee is $65 per person or $260 for a team of four. Cost includes golf, cart, dinner and prizes.

Entry deadline is May 20. For more information, call Tandess O’Neal at 317-462-6072 or email at


Royals boosters sponsoring auction

The Eastern Hancock Athletic Boosters will sponsor an auction at 11 a.m. Saturday in the northwest side of the high school parking lot.

Commercial kitchen equipment, semi trailers, tools, furniture and other items will be auctioned by Roberts Auction Services. Food will be served by the boosters, and cash, check and credit will be accepted for auction items.

Call Roberts at 317-362-1347 for more information, or visit to view photos online (enter ID No. 30164).


Prep swimmers will be allowed to wear jewelry

High school swimmers and divers will now be permitted to wear jewelry during competition. This change was approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Swimming and Diving Rules Committee and was subsequently adopted by the Indiana High School Athletic Association.

The committee determined that the wearing of jewelry presents little risk of injury to the competitor or opponents, according to the NFHS website. Rule 3-3-5 now reflects the change with the removal of any language barring or penalizing the wearing of jewelry.


Prep calendar


Baseball: New Palestine at Connersville, 5:30 p.m.; Greenfield-Central at Knightstown, 5:30 p.m.

Softball: Shelbyville at New Palestine, 5:30 p.m.; Fishers at Mt. Vernon, 5:30 p.m.; Triton Central at Eastern Hancock, 5:30 p.m.

Golf: Beech Grove at New Palestine, 4:30 p.m.; Hamilton Southeastern, Lawrence North at Mt. Vernon, 4:30 p.m.; Eastern Hancock at Cambridge City, 4:30 p.m.

Tennis: New Palestine at Delta, 5:30 p.m.; Yorktown at Mt. Vernon, 5 p.m.; Greenfield-Central at New Castle, 5:30 p.m.; Eastern Hancock at Edinburgh, 5 p.m.

Track and field: Eastern Hancock at Eastern Hancock Invite, 5:30 p.m.


Baseball: Yorktown at New Palestine (DH), 5:30 p.m.; Mt. Vernon at Shelbyville (DH), 5:30 p.m.

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

Track and field: New Palestine at Zionsville, 5 p.m.

Tennis: Eastern Hancock at Hauser, 5:30 p.m.