The Sideline – May 7

Feeney stays hot on track for Team USA

New Palestine graduate Pat Feeney followed up his win at the Penn Relays with a lifetime best in his first individual international track and field competition Saturday in Guadeloupe.

Running for Team USA, Feeney won the 400 meters in 45.51 seconds, edging teammates James Harris (45.53) and Calvin Smith (46.09).

Feeney’s victory in the island nation in the southern Caribbean Sea kept the former Dragons and Notre Dame standout in line for 2016 Summer Olympics consideration, his oft stated goal.

“Traveling is definitely very exhausting, but it’s going to be a fun experience traveling the world this summer for track meets,” Feeney posted on Twitter. “Love my job!”

The 23-year-old’s previous 400 best was 45.56, set in Palo Alto, California, in April 2014.

Feeney led Team USA to a victory in the 1,600 relay at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia on April 25, running the anchor led for the victorious squad in 44.84.


Cougars to host girls basketball camp

The Greenfield-Central girls basketball camp for players in incoming Grades K to 8 will be June 1 to 4 at the high school fieldhouse.

Cost is $40, which includes a basketball, T-shirt and instructional emphasis on fundamentals.

Camp times are 8 to 9 a.m. (Grades K to 2); 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. (Grades 3 to 5); and 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. (Grades 6 to 8).

Registration forms available at all Greenfield-Central Community schools. Contact varsity head coach Doug Laker at 317-448-0853 or for more information.


Youth football league teaches fundamentals

The Marauder Youth Football League will host a free camp for all Hancock County players in Grades K to 8 on May 17. The camp will be at Landmark Park in Fortville from 2 to 4 p.m.

This non-padded camp is designed to teach fundamentals crucial to the game for player safety and enjoyment. MYFL feels the safety of the youth athlete is more important than the league they are affiliated with, so all players regardless of their school affiliation are welcome.

For more information, contact league administrators at


High school schedules health checks, physicals

Greenfield-Central High School will host wellness checks and athletics physicals for students entering Grades 7 to 12 on May 20 at Parkway Medical Center, 300 Boyd Ave., Greenfield.

American Health Network and Anderson Family Practice physicians will conduct the exams.

Students should sign up for a 15-minute time slot in the high school athletics office prior to May 14. Parents of junior high students can call the high school athletics office at 317-462-9195, ext. 2, to register their children.

Student-athletes may not participate in school summer conditioning or workouts until all athletics paperwork has been turned into the athletics office.

For complete details on the wellness checks and athletics physicals, visit or call the athletics office.


HHC well-represented in state softball poll

In this week’s Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association softball poll, six of eight Hoosier Heritage Conference teams are ranked. In Class 4A, No. 7 New Palestine, No. 12 Greenfield-Central, No. 14 Shelbyville, No. 19 Pendleton Heights and No. 24 New Castle earned mention, and Yorktown grabbed the No. 8 spot in 3A.

Penn is the 4A No. 1. Leo is the top-ranked team in 3A. South Spencer and North Miami are the No. 1 teams in 2A and Class A, respectively.

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