The Sideline – May 8

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 no-pads camp is designed to teach fundamentals. For more information, contact league administrators at


Mt. Vernon grad powers Ball State softball to win

Mt. Vernon graduate and Ball State sophomore Rachel Houck hit a pinch-hit grand slam to lead the No. 2-seeded Ball State softball team to a 10-2 win against No. 7 Akron in Akron, Ohio, to open the Mid-American Conference Softball Championship.

“Our offensive performance was huge, especially Rachel’s grand slam,” Ball State head coach Tyra Perry said in a news release. “She works so hard and is at every single hitting practice trying to get better.”


High school schedules health checks, physicals

Greenfield-Central High School will host wellness checks and athletic 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 Thursday. 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 in to the athletics office.

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


Prep calendar


Baseball: Hamilton Heights at Mt. Vernon, 5:30 p.m.

Softball: Scecina at New Palestine, 5:30 p.m.; Mt. Vernon at Westfield, 5:30 p.m.; Centerville at Eastern Hancock, 5:30 p.m.

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

Track and field: Greenfield-Central at Cougars Chase Invite, 5 p.m.


Baseball: Daleville at Eastern Hancock (DH), 10 a.m.; Greenfield-Central at Delta (DH), 10 a.m.

Softball: Hamilton Heights at Mt. Vernon, 10 a.m.; Lapel at Eastern Hancock, 10 a.m.; Greenfield-Central at Batesville (DH), 11 a.m.

Golf : New Palestine at Brebeuf, 9 a.m.; Warren Central at New Palestine, 12:30 p.m.; Mt. Vernon at Batesville, 9 a.m.; Greenfield-Central, Eastern Hancock at Delaware Invitational, 1:30 p.m.

Tennis: Mt. Vernon at North Montgomery Invite, 9:30 a.m.


Baseball: Fishers at New Palestine, 5:30 p.m.; Mt. Vernon at Connersville, 6 p.m.; Liberty Christian at Eastern Hancock, 5:30 p.m.; Lebanon at Greenfield-Central, 6 p.m.

Softball: Greenfield-Central at Chatard, 5:30 p.m.; Eastern Hancock at Shenandoah, 5:30 p.m.

Golf: New Palestine, Columbus North at Shelbyville, 5 p.m.; Mt. Vernon at Rushville, 5:30 p.m.; Greenfield-Central at Lawrence Central, 4:30 p.m.

Tennis: New Palestine at Mt. Vernon, 4:30 p.m.; Greenfield-Central at Yorktown, 5:30 p.m.; Lapel at Eastern Hancock, 5 p.m.