The Sideline – September 25

State tourney draws approaching

Pairings for the upcoming Indiana High School Athletic Association boys and girls soccer state tournaments will be drawn today.

The drawing will be conducted at 8 a.m. with the official pairings released on the IHSAA website shortly after the brackets are finalized.

Greenfield-Central will host the Class 2A Sectional 23 boys soccer tournament, which includes the Cougars, Mt. Vernon, New Palestine and Shelbyville.

Class 2A New Palestine will host the girls tournament, which consists of the Dragons, Mt. Vernon, Greenfield-Central and Shelbyville.

Games for both tournaments will take place the week of Oct. 5.

The boys tennis sectional pairings will be drawn Monday by each host school.

Mount Vernon High School hosts the five-team Sectional 39 tournament, which is scheduled to begin Wednesday.

The tournament field includes: Eastern Hancock, Greenfield-Central, Mount Vernon, New Palestine and Pendleton Heights.


Participants sought for the ‘People’s 500’

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Big Car Collaborative are teaming up to create a one of a kind interactive art exhibit ahead of the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.

As part of the “People’s 500,” 100 Hoosier applicants will contribute to the project by driving a Pace Car around the famed IMS 2.5-mile oval this October.

These personal experiences will be captured in video and photography and this content will be displayed as part of an interactive art installation in Big Car’s new gallery in Indianapolis.

Applications for this unique project combining the sporting and art worlds can now be filled out at

Film and video of Pace Car drivers will be included in the final exhibit opening in May.


New Pal baseball team’s golf outing scheduled

The fifth annual New Palestine High School Baseball Golf Outing is scheduled for Saturday at the Links Golf Course.

The event will have a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The cost to participate is $300 per team.

Information: Amy Watson,; Shelley Martin,


Mad Ants to conduct open tryouts

FORT WAYNE — The Fort Wayne Mad Ants will conduct open tryouts Oct. 17 and 18 in Fort Wayne for the 2015-16 NBA Development League season. The open tryout will be conducted at the McMillen Park Community Center, 3901 Abbott St., Fort Wayne.

The first day of tryouts will begin with check-in at 9 a.m. and the tryout beginning at 10 a.m. lasting until about 3 p.m. Players will receive an official Mad Ants tryout jersey upon registration.

Spectators are invited to attend tryouts for an entry fee of $2 for adults, with kids entering for free.

Players will compete to earn an invitation to the team’s training camp, which will begin in early November.

Players who are interested in trying out should submit the official registration and release forms, in addition to a $150 non-refundable fee to the Mad Ants office by Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Payments must be made by money order or cashier’s check. Application forms are available on the Mad Ants’ website at


Prep calendar



New Palestine at Greenfield-Central, 7:30 p.m.

Pendleton Heights at Mt. Vernon, 7:30 p.m.

Eastern Hancock at North Decatur, 7 p.m.


Boys soccer

New Palestine at Delta, noon

Girls soccer

New Palestine at Lawrence Central, 9 a.m.

Mt. Vernon at Delta, 10 a.m.


New Palestine at Madison, 8:30 a.m.

Mt. Vernon at New Haven Invitational (IPFW), 9 a.m.

Eastern Hancock, Greenfield-Central at Delta Invitational (Muncie Sportsplex), 10 a.m.


Eastern Hancock at Eastern Hancock Invitational, 9 a.m.

Mt. Vernon, Greenfield-Central at Cougar Challenge, 9 a.m.

Boys tennis

Eastern Hancock Invitational, 9 a.m.

Greenfield-Central at Warren Central, 9 a.m.

Girls golf

Regional at Lapel (Edgewood Golf Course in Anderson), 9 a.m.