The Sideline – August 12

Youth baseball teams conducting tryouts

The Greenfield Youth Baseball Association is conducting tryouts for its U8 and U9 travel baseball teams this weekend.

On Sunday, the GYBA will conduct both tryouts at Riley Park. The session for U9 baseball will start at 1 p.m., and U8 will begin at 3:30 p.m.

Information: or 317-448-5571.


Prep baseball league relaunches this month

The High School Fall Baseball League will relaunch again this year, beginning Aug. 23.

The league is a network of 20 high school wood bat fall leagues throughout Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky that compete Sundays.

Each league plays a six-week regular season which includes a League Championship Tournament. League championship teams earn a berth into the HSFBL Championship Tournament to compete for the HSFBL title.

The league culminates with the tournament and All-Star Exposure Games in October in Indianapolis.

Each league also plays a College Game Day at a partner college during the regular season. Players will receive a wood bat from the Hoosier Bat Company, a team Dri-fit game jersey and a free college player profile.

The HSFBL is open to all incoming 2015 high school players (2016-19 graduates).

Registration will be accepted through Aug. 17. To register, go to


Registration open for private, group lessons

The Greenfield Community Aquatic Team is offering group and private swim lessons at Greenfield-Central High School.

Classes run from Monday through Sept. 3 and will be conducted twice a week. Sessions are available on either Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Group lessons cost $65. Private lessons are priced at $100.

All abilities are welcome for swimmers ages 3 and older. Children must be potty-trained to participate.

Online registration runs through Friday.



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 Florida Scramble event begins at 8 a.m. 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 for $15 per person.

Portions of the proceeds go to 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,


Prep sports calendar


Boys soccer

Hamilton Southeastern at Greenfield-Central (scrimmage), 6 p.m.

Girls golf

Perry Meridian at Greenfield-Central (Hawk’s Tail), 4:30 p.m.

New Palestine at Noblesville (Harbour Trees Golf Course), 4 p.m.

Boys tennis

Lawrence Central at Mt. Vernon (scrimmage), 5 p.m.



Eastern Hancock at New Palestine (scrimmage), 5 p.m.

Girls golf

Eastern Hancock at Mt. Vernon (Old Oakland), 4:30 p.m.

Center Grove at Greenfield-Central (Hawk’s Tail), 5 p.m.

Boys tennis

Greensburg at New Palestine (scrimmage), 5 p.m.



Centerville at Eastern Hancock (scrimmage), 7 p.m.

Scenia Memorial at New Palestine (scrimmage), 7:30 p.m.

Mooresville at Greenfield-Central (scrimmage), 7 p.m.

Mt. Vernon at Speedway (scrimmage), 7 p.m.


Boys soccer

Zionsville at Mt. Vernon (scrimmage), 6 p.m.

New Palestine at Heritage Christian (scrimmage), 7:30 p.m.

Girls soccer

New Palestine at Heritage Christian (scrimmage), 6 p.m.

Girls golf

Greenfield-Central at New Palestine Invitational (Hawk’s Tail), 10 a.m.