The Sideline – August 15

Dragons fall by 2 strokes to Noblesville

The New Palestine girls golf team nearly beat the 16th-ranked Noblesville Millers with a strong showing Wednesday, coming up a little short 169-171.

Mackenzi Black shot a 39 to lead the No. 15 Dragons for the third straight day. New Palestine earned back-to-back wins against Southport and Greenwood as the team faced three matches in three days.

The Dragons are 2-1 on the season heading into today’s New Palestine Invitational at Hawk’s Tail. The eight-team event begins at 1 p.m.

“We made our second trip up to Harbour Trees in two years and handled the challenging course much better,” New Palestine head coach Gregg Greene remarked on Wednesday’s match. “Last time, with mostly last years state qualifying team, we shot 199. The improvement this week from just Saturday has been encouraging.” 

New Palestine competed at the State Preview at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel last weekend and struggled. Since the season opener, they have thrived.

Cassidy Harp had a tremendous day in Noblesville, firing a 42. Cassie Rooks carded a 44 and Carly Jones had a 46.


Marauders improve to perfect 4-0

The Mt. Vernon girls golf team continued its perfect season on Wednesday with a first-place finish at Winding Ridge Golf Club.

The Marauders defeated Lawrence Central (201) and Beech Grove (225) with a combined score of 192. 

Charley True shared medalist honors with Lawrence Central’s Jasmine Shelt as both golfers shot a 40.

The three-team event was originally scheduled for Tuesday but was postponed a day due to rain.

Rounding out the scoring for Mt. Vernon were Molly Yee (46), Briley Wills (46) and Savannah Mckemie (60).

The Marauders hosted Eastern Hancock on Thursday and will travel for a three-team match against Rushville and host Shelbyville on Tuesday.


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:; 317-448-5571.


Mt. Vernon all-sport passes now available

The start of a new athletic season for the 2015-16 school year has begun, and Mt. Vernon High School has year-round All-Sport Passes available.

The All-Sport Passes are good for admission into any regular-season high school athletic game/contest for the 2015-16 school year, excluding any tournaments.

MVHS attendees can save money by purchasing a MVHS All-Sport Pass in the Athletic Office at the following rates:

Senior Citizen All-Sport Pass: $45

Student All-Sport Pass: $65

Adult All-Sport Pass: $85

Family Pass (for anyone living under the same roof): $225


Prep sports calendar


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), 1 p.m.


Boys soccer

Richmond at Mt. Vernon, 7 p.m.

Girls soccer

Perry Meridian at New Palestine, 5:30 p.m.

Warren Central at Greenfield-Central, 5:30 p.m.


New Palestine at Connersville, 5:30 p.m.

Girls cross-country

Eastern Hancock, Greenfield-Central at Triton Central Early Bird Invitational (Blue River Park), 5:30 p.m.

Boys cross-country

Brownsburg, Fishers at Mt. Vernon, 5:30 p.m.

Girls golf

New Palestine, Whiteland at Knightstown, 4 p.m.

Greenfield-Central, Eastern Hancock, Beech Grove (Horseshoe Bend), 5 p.m.

Boys tennis

Shenandoah at Mt. Vernon, 4:30 p.m.


Boys Soccer

Guerin Catholic at New Palestine, 5:30 p.m.

New Castle at Greenfield-Central, 7 p.m.

Girls Soccer

Mt. Vernon at Southport, 7:30 p.m.


Mt. Vernon at Hamilton Heights, 6 p.m.

Eastern Hancock at Morristown, 6 p.m.

Cross country

New Palestine Invitational, 5 p.m.

Girls golf

New Palestine at Noblesville, 4 p.m.

Mt. Vernon, Rushville at Shelbyville, 4:30 p.m.

Boys tennis

Southwestern at Eastern Hancock, 5 p.m.

Whiteland at New Palestine, 4:30 p.m.

Scecina Memorial at Greenfield-Central, 5:30 p.m.