The Sideline – May 9

Dragons athletics honored with sportsmanship award

New Palestine High School was recently bestowed the Crossroads Officials Association’s Sportsmanship Award for 2014-15.

The award recognizes the athletics program’s character and sportsmanship across all sports, as chosen by the referees and umpires who work games at New Palestine and other schools across Central Indiana.

“Our student-athletes, coaches, and community can take pride in being selected by the Crossroads Association,” New Palestine athletics director Al Cooper said. “This recognition reflects our mission and further confirms our commitment to fostering sportsmanship in athletics.”


Greenfield-Central plans girls basketball camp

The Greenfield-Central girls basketball camp for players in incoming kindergarten to Grade 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. (kindergarten to Grade 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 kindergarten to Grade 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


Ball State advances in softball conference tourney

The Ball State softball team beat Miami 8-5 on Thursday in the Mid-American Conference Softball Championship tourney.

Sophomore pinch-hitter and Mt. Vernon graduate Rachel Houck had a two-RBI single in the win.

The second-seeded Cardinals (31-23) were scheduled to face No. 4 Central Michigan Friday. The championship game is today.


High school schedules wellness 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 Thursday. Parents of junior high students can call the high school athletics office at 317-462-9195, ext. 2, to register.

Student-athletes may not participate in school summer workouts until all paperwork has been turned in.

For complete details, visit or call the athletics office.


Prep calendar


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.