The Sideline – June 2

New Palestine graduate picks up college honor

Former New Palestine baseball star Derek Higgins recently concluded his collegiate career at Marian University in Indianapolis and was one of four pitchers named to the Crossroads League’s all-conference team.

Higgins finished the season leading the Knights in games started (eight), innings pitched (53.2), complete games (five), shutouts (two), ERA (2.01), wins (four) and strikeouts (55).

Higgins earned a bachelor’s degree in education and now works as the senior pitching instructor at RoundTrippers Baseball Academy in Westfield.


Cougars schedule summer football camp

The Greenfield-Central football camp for players in incoming Grades 7 and 8 will be July 6 through 9 at the Greenfield-Central High School practice fields.

Cost is $40 and includes a T-shirt. The camp will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

Registration is due June 22.

For more information, contact Greenfield-Central varsity head coach Roger Dodson at or at 317-828-9348.


New Palestine girls set basketball camps

The New Palestine High School girls basketball program invites all young women in Grades 1 to 7 who are interested in playing basketball to attend summer camps June 8 to 11 at Sugar Creek Elementary.

The camp will be run by the varsity coaching staff with help from current and former players. Grades 1 to 3 will attend from 9 to 10:15 a.m., and Grades 4 to 7 will attend from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

For more information, contact varsity head coach Brian Kehrt at or at 317-861-4417, ext. 228.


Registration open for Marauders camps

Mt. Vernon High School will host several sport camps during the summer break.

Registration forms can be found at under Marauder HQ tab. All grades are as of fall 2015.

Boys basketball

All camps June 8 to 12 at high school main gym.

Kindergarten to Grade 2: 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Grades 3 to 5: 10:30 a.m. to noon

Grades 6 to 8: 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Cost: $50, $30 for additional camper in family

Register by June 8

Contact: Travis Daugherty,

Volleyball (boys and girls)

All camps July 6 to 9 at high school auxiliary gym

Grades 2 to 5 (beginner): 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Grades 5 to 8 (advanced): Noon to 2 p.m.

Cost: $35 to $55

Register by: July 6

Contact: Eric Bulmahn,

Youth soccer (boys and girls)

Camp is July 6 to 10 at high school soccer complex

Grades 1 to 9: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Cost: $50

Contact: Steve Williams,

Youth football

All camps July 20 to 23 at high school football fields

Grades 1 to 2: 5 to 5:45 p.m.

Grades 3 to 8: 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $25

Register by: July 20

Contact: Doug Armstrong,


Prep calendar


Softball: Greenfield-Central at Indianapolis Roncalli, 6 p.m.

Golf: New Palestine, Greenfield-Central, Mt. Vernon, Eastern Hancock at Hancock County Tournament at Arrowhead Golf Course, 11 a.m.


Golf: Fishers, Richmond at Greenfield-Central, 4 p.m.; Eastern Hancock at Shelbyville Invite, 8 a.m.


Boys track: State Finals at Indiana University, 3 p.m.


Girls track: State Finals at Indiana University 3 p.m.