The Sideline – August 6

Scholarship fundraiser set for this weekend

The sixth annual Carolyn Johnson “Scholarship for Tomorrow’s Teacher” fundraiser will be conducted 8 a.m. to 5 p.m daily through Saturday at the Hancock County Community Foundation office, 312 E. Main St., Greenfield.

Johnson was a teacher, coach and athletics director at Eastern Hancock Schools. Her 74th birthday would have been Monday, and promoters of the fundraiser are trying to obtain at least 74 donations and birthday cards in her memory.

Information: 317-462-8870;

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Eastern Hancock golf outing approaching

The Eastern Hancock baseball and girls basketball golf outing is scheduled to take place Aug. 29 at Hawk’s Tail Golf Course in Greenfield.

The event begins at 8 a.m. (Florida Scramble) with registration at 7 a.m.

Registration for the outing is due Aug. 19.

The cost to participate is $60 per person and $240 per team (four members per team). Those interested in attending the luncheon without playing golf can do so at $15 per person.

Portions of the cost go to raise money for the Royals baseball and Lady Royals Basketball Programs

If needed, two-member teams will be matched with another two-member team to form a foursome.

Free range balls will be provided prior to start. If rained out, rain checks for golf and cart will be given.

Prizes for the event will include lowest score for first place team, closest to the pin, longest drive, longest putt and last place team.

Lunch will be made available after the golf outing.

Registration forms are available online at the Eastern Hancock athletics website.

Information: Stu Fisher,

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Girls travel hoops tryouts this month

Tryouts for the New Palestine girls basketball IGHL travel teams are being conducted this month.

Girls in second through eighth grade who are interested in playing are invited to attend the tryout Aug. 18.

Tryouts will run from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. at New Palestine High School.

Games will be played every other Sunday afternoon beginning in September.

Information: Coach Kehrt,, 317-861-4417, ext. 228.

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New Palestine parents meeting this week

On Thursday, the New Palestine High School athletics department is hosting an All Sports Meeting to open the fall sports season.

The informational meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. inside the auditorium.

The school’s coaches and athletics department will conduct the event, sharing key information pertaining to the upcoming seasons.

All parents and players involved in fall sports, or any sport this school year, are encouraged to attend. Each fall sports coach will speak during the meeting.

All sports passes will be available for purchase during the event, along with new Athletic Booster Club memberships, apparel and more.

All sports passes for students cost $65, and adult passes are $80. A family pass option is available for purchase for a family of four or more.

Each pass is good for all home events excluding tournaments. This year each pass will include a Lucas Oil ticket for New Palestine’s football game against Pendleton Heights at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19.

Plus, sponsor discounts are available with each pass.

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Fever player to represent Canada in FIBA events

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Fever rookie Natalie Achonwa will represent her native Canada in the upcoming FIBA Americas Championships, temporarily leaving the Fever. She expects to rejoin the club Aug. 18 at Los Angeles during the club’s West Coast road trip.

Achonwa, a member of the 2012 Canadian Olympic Team and a first-round draft pick by the Fever in the 2014 WNBA Draft, helped the Canadian National Team to a gold medal in the Pan Am Games last month in Toronto.

From Sunday through Aug. 16, Canada will compete in the 2015 FIBA Americas Championships in Edmonton, with hopes of qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

A candidate for WNBA Rookie of the Year honors, Achonwa has started 15 games for the Fever and is part of a starting lineup that owns a 9-2 record since June 16. Achonwa was tabbed as the WNBA Rookie of the Month for June. She currently leads all WNBA rookies in scoring with 8.9 points per game.