The Sideline – July 22

Greenfield soccer parents meeting soon

With the fall soccer season fast approaching, the Greenfield Area Soccer Club StrikersFC Academy has scheduled a mandatory parents meeting.

The meeting will take place at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Nine Star Connect (2243 E. Main St.). In order to participate, all paperwork must be turned in to the team manager.

Items to bring to the parents meeting:

•Signed current code of conduct form

•Medical release and insurance information (notary will be on hand)

•Copy of insurance card

•Copy of players’ birth certificate

•Picture for player card, no bigger than 2 inches by 1.5 inches

GASC league registration open

The Greenfield Area Soccer Club announced several key dates and is accepting online registrations for the upcoming season.

Interested families and players can register for the fall season of GASC Recreational TigersFC online at until July 26. Late fee registration starts July 27, with an additional $10 to cover late uniform orders.

There are no games scheduled for Labor Day or Riley Days weekend.

The GASC TigersFC league offers divisions for players from U4 to U18. Cost to play (per person) ranges from $47.50 to $62.50.

Other key dates

July 25: Dick’s Sporting Goods GASC Shop Day (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with coupon at Washington Square store)

Aug. 1: Coaches meeting

Aug. 1: McCleery’s Sporting Goods GASC SHOP Day

Aug. 3: First week of practice

Aug. 21: First games

Oct. 9 to 10: No games during fall break

Oct. 23 to 24: Last games of the season

New Parent Meeting scheduled

The Greenfield Area Soccer Club’s TigersFC Recreational league is offering a parent meeting for those parents who are new to the club or want to learn more about the organization.

The new parents meeting will be at Nine Star South Campus on Aug. 1 starting at 2:30 p.m. Nine Star South Campus is located at 2243 E. Main Street.

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Annual fundraiser set for Boys and Girls Club

A fundraising event for the Boys and Girls Club of Hancock County is scheduled for next weekend.

On July 25, the Ro’s Pay It Forward Seventh Annual Tent Party will be conducted to benefit the organizations.

The event will include a car show, motorcycle rides, bean bag toss, live bands and a live auction at 7 p.m.

The Boys and Girls Club of Hancock County is located at 715 E. Lincoln St. For more information, call 317-462-2404.

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Pickler to sing National Anthem prior to Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS — Country music artist Kellie Pickler will sing the national anthem during pre-race ceremonies at the 22nd annual Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

After first gaining fame as a 19-year-old contestant on the fifth season of “American Idol,” Pickler has gone on to achieve success as a country music performer, recording artist and songwriter.

In 2006, Pickler signed with 19 Recordings/BNA Records and released her debut album, “Small Town Girl,” which has gone on to sell more than 900,000 copies worldwide and produced three hit singles: “Red High Heels,” “I Wonder” and “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind.”

In spring of 2013, Pickler partnered with dance coach Derek Hough and won the Mirror Ball Trophy on “Dancing with the Stars.”

In 2013, Pickler released her fourth album, “The Woman I Am,” on her new label, Black River Entertainment. She co-wrote three songs on the critically acclaimed album, including the title cut.

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West signs 1-year deal with Spurs

SAN ANTONIO — David West has signed his one-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs.

The Spurs announced the signing Friday. West agreed to terms on a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum of about $1.4 million last week.

West left a payday of more than $12 million with the Indiana Pacers to sign with the Spurs and chase his first title.

He chose the Spurs after San Antonio landed star forward LaMarcus Aldridge in free agency. West gives the Spurs some needed toughness and experience off the bench.

West spent the previous four seasons in Indiana. He averaged 11.7 points and 6.8 rebounds in 66 games last season.