The Sideline – July 28

‘Strike Out Drugs’ bowling fundraiser coming soon

A “Strike Out Drugs” bowling fundraiser for Hancock County DARE, Celebrate Recovery and Neighborhoods Against Substance Abuse programs is scheduled for Sept. 12.

The event is from 5 to 9 p.m. at Strike Force Lanes, 1539 W. Main St., Greenfield.

Teams of four will participate in 100 frames of bowling, garnering donations per frame.

An individual or business can sponsor a team of four at $1 per frame, totaling a $100 donation.

The team which garners the most in donations for the event will have the opportunity to identify their Hancock County charity of choice to received 10 percent of the profits from the team donations.

All other profits will be split evenly among the three agencies.

Individuals and business can sponsor a lane at $50.

Those interested in participating should contact Tim Retherford, NASA at, Christine Rapp, Hancock County DARE at or Gina Colclazier, Celebrate Recovery at

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Greenfield-Central soccer to host foot golf tourney

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

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Greenfield soccer parent meetings 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

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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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Royals acquire Reds’ Cueto in trade

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals are hoping Johnny Cueto can help them win one more playoff game than they did a year ago.

The Royals acquired Cueto in a trade with Cincinnati on Sunday, sending three prospects to the Reds for a legitimate ace for the front of their beleaguered rotation.

Cueto, who is eligible for free agency after the season, had spent his entire career with Cincinnati.

Cincinnati got minor-league left-handers Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb and Cody Reed in the trade for Cueto, who was one of the top starters on the market.

Cueto won 20 games last season and is 7-6 with a 2.62 ERA in 19 starts this year.

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Taekwondo academy qualifies for National Team Trials

Indianapolis — Korea Taekwondo Academy (KTA), one of Indianapolis’ oldest martial arts schools, has qualified four athletes to compete at the U.S. National Team Trials from Aug. 7 to 9 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

KTA is one of only two Indiana schools to participate in the annual event sanctioned by USA Taekwondo, the U.S. governing body for sport.

Master Garth Cooley of Carmel, Dr. Kristi George, Jennifer Oler and Scott Thien of Indianapolis all will compete in their respective World Class Poomsae (forms) divisions at Team Trials for a chance to earn spots on the U.S. National Poomsae Team and represent the U.S. at the Pan American Open Championships in Aguascalientes, Mexico from Sept. 11 to 13.

Cooley, 48, a former four-time national sparring team member and four-time sparring world medalist, will compete in individual and three-man team poomsae competitions, as well as in the pairs division with George.

The seventh-degree black belt has represented the U.S. at eight world championships.

Cooley has been the Master Instructor and owner of KTA for the past two decades.