The Sideline – July 14

Registration open for Mt. Vernon youth football camp

Mt. Vernon High School is hosting youth football camps this month.

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

All football camps run from July 20 to 23 at the high school football fields. Sessions for first- and second-graders are scheduled to last from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Third- to eighth-graders will practice from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The cost per camper is $25. Interested participants must register by July 20.

For more information contact coach Doug Armstrong at


Greenfield-Central soccer to host foot golf tournament

The Cougars varsity soccer program will host a foot golf tournament Aug. 8 at the Shekinah Footgolf Course in Greenfield.

The cost is $15 per player if registered in advance or $20 at the door.

Sponsorship options are available. Donors can give $500 and will receive recognition prominently displayed at registration, on one tee and in all advertising. The other option is a $50 donation, which includes recognition displayed on one tee.

Tee times range from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For registration information, visit the Cougars’ athletics site at


Teen makes history at Indiana Open

Westfield’s Timothy Hildebrand, 18, became the second youngest golfer to win the Indiana Open Championship.

Hildebrand shot a four-day total of 16-under-par 272 at Brickyard Crossing in Indianapolis to win the centennial event last week. In 1970, Bill Krazert III won the tournament after just turning 18 to become the youngest winner all time.

Playing in the lead group with Hildebrand was Adam Schenk, the 2013 Indiana Amateur Champion and Eric Steger, the 2010 Indiana Amateur Champion. Despite the high-level competition, Hildebrand maintained his composure.

Hildebrand headed into the final round with a five shot lead over Schenk and Steger at 14-under-par.

The teenager made birdies on holes 10 and 12 and his lead grew to three after the gap narrowed to one stroke. He ended his day with a bogey on 18, but he was able to claim a two-shot victory and his first Indiana Golf win.

Hildebrand was a member of Westfield High School’s 2015 IHSAA State Championship Team and will attend Purdue University this fall.


Pacers acquire Budinger in trade

The Indiana Pacers acquired forward Chase Budinger from the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for forward Damjan Rudez.

The 6-foot-7 Budinger has been in the NBA for six seasons. He was originally drafted by Detroit at 44th overall in the 2009 NBA Draft. He was traded on draft night to Houston before being traded to Minnesota in 2012.

He has averaged 8.5 points per game in his NBA career.

Rudez played one season with the Pacers after signing as a free agent last July. He played in 68 games and averaged 4.8 points per game.


USA Basketball names U.S. Pan American roster

The official 12-player roster for the 2015 U.S. Pan American Men’s Basketball Team was announced this weekend.

The team will represent the United States at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada.

Named to the 2015 U.S. Pan American Men’s Basketball Team were: Ron Baker (Wichita State/Scott City, Kan.); Malcolm Brogdon (Virginia/Atlanta, Ga.); Bobby Brown (Dongguan Leopards, China/Los Angeles, Calif.); Ryan Hollins (Sacramento Kings/Pasadena, Calif.); Keith Langford (UNICS Kazan, Russia/Fort Worth, Texas); Shawn Long (Louisiana/Morgan City, La.); Taurean Prince (Baylor/San Antonio, Texas); Anthony Randolph (Lokomotiv-Kuban, Russia/ Pasadena, Calif.); Kaleb Tarczewski (Arizona/Claremont, N.H.); Romelo Trimble (Maryland/Upper Marlboro, Md.); Denzel Valentine (Michigan State/Lansing, Mich.); and Damien Wilkins (Indios de Mayagüez, Puerto Rico/Orlando, Fla.).