The Sideline – November 20

Shelton, Wise nominated for IBCA player honor

Roncalli’s Lindsey Corsaro broke the 40-point threshold twice in three games to earn IBCA/Subway Player of the Week program honors for the week of Nov. 9 to 14.

Corsaro, who averaged 35.3 points and 11.0 rebounds in three games, was joined by Gary West junior Dana Evans and Princeton senior Jackie Young as winners in the recognition program coordinated by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.

Evans is the recipient for District 1, Corsaro for District 2 and Young for District 3.

Mt. Vernon’s Sydney Shelton and Greenfield-Central’s Madison Wise were nominees for the award in District 2.

District 2 nominees for Week 2 (2015-16): Jalise Beck, Indianapolis Tech; Cameron Cardenas, Beech Grove; Stephanie Conrad, Norwell; Riley Feller, Mississinewa; Ali Gerka, Fishers; Tyasha Harris, Heritage Christian; Cindy In’t Groen, South Adams; Jenna Irelan, Yorktown; Rachel McLimore, Covenant Christian; Katelyn O’Reilly, Noblesville; Mariah Roberts, Winchester; Elizabeth Saunders, Brebeuf Jesuit; Jayla Scaife, Muncie Central; Sydney Shelton, Mt. Vernon (Fortville); Sydney Tucker, Frankton; Macee Williams, Fountain Central; Courtney Wise, Union City; Madison Wise, Greenfield-Central.


USA Diving Winter Nationals back in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS — More than 150 divers, including Hoosier and Olympic diving champion David Boudia, have registered to compete at the USA Diving Winter National Championships from Dec. 15 to 20 at the IU Natatorium on the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis.

All-session and single-session tickets are now available and may be purchased through or by calling 800-745-3000. Adult all-session tickets are $40, and single-session tickets are $10.

Boudia, from Noblesville and Purdue University, is an 11-time U.S. National Team member who was the 2012 U.S. Olympic team gold medalist in the men’s 10-meter platform event.

He is expected to team with fellow Hoosier and Purdue diver Steele Johnson (Carmel) in the men’s synchronized 10-meter event.

Mary Beth Dunnichay, an Elwood resident and Purdue University diver who was the youngest U.S. Olympian in 2008, is also scheduled to participate.

Divers will compete in the men’s and women’s 3-meter springboard, 10-meter platform, synchronized 3-meter springboard and synchronized 10-meter platform over the six days of competition.


MLB exhibition game at Victory Field sold out

Less than 24 hours after announcing an exhibition game will be played April 2, 2016 at Victory Field between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds, the Indianapolis Indians have announced the game is sold out. This marks the quickest an event has sold out since the ballpark opened in 1996.

First pitch will be at 1:35 p.m. and will be the first time since June 12, 1997 a Major League Baseball team has played in Indianapolis. The Indians defeated the Reds that day 3-1 in an exhibition game.

The Tribe has been the Pirates’ Triple-A affiliate since 2005 and on October 27 the organizations announced a four-year player development contract extension through the 2020 season.


Prep calendar


Girls basketball

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

Eastern Hancock at Irvington Prep Academy, 6 p.m.

Greenfield-Central at Pendleton Heights, 7:30 p.m.



Mt. Vernon at New Castle Invitational, 8 a.m.

New Palestine at Arsenal Tech, 9 a.m.

Greenfield-Central at Elwood Invitational, 9 a.m.

Girls basketball

Mt. Vernon at East Central, 7:30 p.m.

Union County at Eastern Hancock, 7:30 p.m.

Scecina Memorial at New Palestine, 2:30 p.m.

North Central at Greenfield- Central, 7:30 p.m.

Boys basketball

New Palestine at Scecina Memorial (scrimmage), 11 a.m.

Girls swimming

Turkey Breast Relays at Greenfield-Central, 10 a.m.


Class 5A semistate championship: Castle at New Palestine, 6 p.m.