The Sideline – May 1

Schrope excelling on track at Marian

Kiersten Schrope, a 2014 Eastern Hancock graduate, has excelled in her freshman year as a member of the Marian University track and field team. She is the only freshman member of the Knights’ 3,200-meter relay team that qualified for the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships from May 21 to 23 in Gulf Shores, Ala.

In the Crossroads League Conference meet, Schrope helped Marian to a fourth-place finish, with the second-most team points in program history. Schrope placed fourth in the 1,500 (four minutes, 55.82 seconds), eighth in the 800 (2:28.30), and second with the national-qualifying 3,200 relay team. Schrope ran the second leg of the relay in 2:20, and the team finished in 9:34.12.


Gibson solid out of Ball State bullpen

Ball State freshman Mitch Gibson is off to a solid start in his first season of collegiate baseball. The 2014 Greenfield-Central graduate has a 3.78 ERA out of the Cardinals’ bullpen.

Gibson has allowed seven earned runs in 16.2 innings over seven games, which included one start. The right-hander has yet to record a win, loss or save for Ball State, which is 25-17 overall and 10-8 in the Mid-American Conference.


Dragons, Cougars in state softball rankings

The Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association state softball poll top 10 (and local).

4A: 1. New Palestine, 2. Penn, 3. Portage, 4. Crown Point, 5. Lake Central, 6. Center Grove, 7. Avon, 8. Hamilton Southeastern, 9. Franklin Central, 10. Harrison, 11. Greenfield-Central.

3A: 1. Leo, 2. Greensburg, 3. Gibson Southern, 4. Rochester, 5. South Bend St. Joseph’s, 6. Edgewood, 7. Heritage Hills, 8. Jasper, 9. Vincennes Lincoln, 10. Yorktown.

2A: 1. South Spencer, 2. Henryville, 3. Providence, 4. Wapahani, 5. Bremen, 6. Shenandoah, 7. Hammond, 8. North Posey, 9. Frankton, 10t. Evansville Mater Dei, 10t. Eastside.

1A: 1. North Miami, 2. Clay City, 3. Rising Sun, 4. North Daviess, 5. Carroll, 6. Tecumseh, 7. Borden, 8. Lutheran, 9. Pioneer, 10. Hauser.


Memorial golf outing assists Riley families

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 go toward memory boxes for families at Riley Hospital for Children. 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. For more information, call Tandess O’Neal at 317-462-6072 or email at


Prep calendar


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


Softball: Southport at Greenfield-Central, 6 p.m.

Golf: New Palestine, Cloverdale, Indian Creek at Brownsburg, 1 p.m.

Track: Greenfield-Central at Greensburg Pirate Invite, 10 a.m.; Mt. Vernon at Kokomo Relays, 11:30 a.m.


Baseball: New Palestine at Warren Central, 5:30 p.m.; Mt. Vernon at Guerin, 5:30 p.m.; Eastern Hancock at Greenfield-Central, 5:30 p.m.

Softball: Rushville at New Palestine, 5:30 p.m.; Noblesville at Mt. Vernon, 6 p.m.; Eastern Hancock at Southwestern, 5:30 p.m.

Golf: New Palestine at Mt. Vernon, 4:30 p.m.; Indian Creek at Eastern Hancock, 5 p.m.

Track and field: Greenfield-Central at New Palestine, 5:30 p.m.

Tennis: Mt. Vernon at Frankton, 4:30 p.m.; Eastern Hancock at Knightstown, 5 p.m.