Area tennis sectional schedule changed
The championship tennis match of Mt. Vernon Sectional 38 has been moved to 4:30 p.m. today.
It originally was supposed to be played Thursday but was postponed.
Hoops rule regarding contact expanded
According to the IHSAA website, the rule that prohibits excessive contact in high school basketball has been expanded to include all ball-handlers on the court, including post players.
This revision as well as a new signal for officials were recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Basketball Rules Committee at its meeting April 20 to 22 in Indianapolis. Both changes were approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.
Last year, the rules committee added the contact rule in order to eliminate excessive contact on ball-handlers and dribblers outside the paint. Beginning next season, the rule will expand to cover any ball-handler.
The new iteration of the rule states, “A player becomes a ball-handler when he/she receives the ball. This would include a player in a post position.”
According to the NFHS rulebook, the acts that are considered a foul when committed against a ball-handler are “a) placing two hands on the player, b) placing an extended arm bar on the player, c) placing and keeping a hand on the player and d) contacting the player more than once with the same hand or alternating hands.
The rules committee also approved a new signal for referees to use after a basket is made and when play is stopped. Officials will use the signal to inform a team in-bounding the ball whether their player can run the baseline. Officials also will use the signal to restart play when timeout is called or an injury occurs after a basket is made.
Dragons summer camps registration now open
New Palestine High School will host several sport camps during summer 2015.
Tennis (boys & girls)
Current Grades 1 to 4: 7:30 to 9 a.m., June 1 to 4, at high school tennis courts
Current Grades 5 to 8: 9 to 11 a.m., June 1 to 4, at high school tennis courts
Register by: May 31
Contact: Chris Hardin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Current Grades 1 to 2: 9 to 10:30 a.m., June 8 to 11, at Doe Creek Middle School
Current Grades 3 to 4: 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., June 8 to 11, at Doe Creek Middle School
Current Grades 5 to 7: 9 to 11 a.m., June 15 to 18, at Doe Creek Middle School
Register by: May 29
Contact: Trent Whitaker (email@example.com)
Current Grades 1 to 3: 9 to 10:15 a.m., June 8 to 11, at Sugar Creek Elementary School
Current Grades 4 to 7: 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., June 8 to 11, at Sugar Creek Elementary School
Register by: Wedneday
Contact: Brian Kehrt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Entering Grades 1 to 4: 1 to 2:15 p.m., June 22 to 25, at high school auxiliary gym
Entering Grades 5 to 8: 2 to 4:30 p.m., June 22 to 25, at high school auxiliary gym
Register by: June 10
Contact: Kelli Whitaker (email@example.com)
Soccer (boys & girls)
Grades 1 to 4: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., July 15 to 17, at high school soccer practice fields
Grades 5 to 8: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., July 15 to 17, at high school soccer practice fields
Contact: Gina Fannin (CoachFannin@gmail.com)
Speed camp (all sports, boys and girls)
Entering Grades 4 to 8: 9 to 10:15 a.m., July 6, 8, 13, 15, at Doe Creek Middle School track
Cost: $50 (payable to New Palestine Grid Iron Alliance)
Register by: June 20 (limited to first 60 registrants)
Contact: Jeremy Large (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Baseball: Mt. Vernon at New Palestine (DH), 5:30 p.m.; Eastern Hancock at Seton Catholic, 5 p.m.; Greenfield-Central at Yorktown (DH), 5:30 p.m.
Softball: New Palestine at Delta, 5:30 p.m.; Lawrence North at Greenfield-Central, 5:30 p.m.; North Decatur at Eastern Hancock, 5:30 p.m.
Tennis: Eastern Hancock, Greenfield-Central, Mt. Vernon, New Palestine at Mt. Vernon Sectional, 5 p.m.
Softball: Mt. Vernon at Mt. Vernon Tournament, 10 a.m.
Golf: Greenfield-Central at Franklin Central Invite, 1:30 p.m.