The Sideline – December 18

Cougars Wrestling Club season opening soon

The Greenfield-Central Cougars Wrestling Club will start their elementary wrestling season Jan. 4. Sign-ups will be that day at 6 p.m. just outside the doors of the wrestling room in the Greenfield-Central High School fieldhouse.

Practices will be conducted Mondays and Wednesdays through January and February from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. On the first three Thursdays of February, the Cougar Wrestling Club will host friendship tournaments inside the fieldhouse at 6:30 p.m. Cost for the season is $70 per wrestler.


Duo paces IBCA Player of the Week honorees

Ignas Masiulionis and Marie Steiner of Culver Military/Culver Academy were among the honorees in the IBCA Player of the Week program for the week of Dec. 7 to 12.

The Eagles’ duo is joined by Clinton Prairie senior Kale Morris, Castle junior Jack Nunge, Delphi senior Myka Roth and Evansville Central junior Zion Sanders as weekly winners in the recognition program coordinated by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.

Masiulionis and Steiner are respective boys’ and girls’ winners for District 1, Morris and Roth for District 2 and Nunge and Sanders for District 3.

The 6-foot-1 Lithuanian Masiulionis averaged 29.5 points in leading Culver Military (2-2) to a pair of victories.

Steiner, a 5-9 senior guard, averaged 22.3 points and 4.3 rebounds over three games for the Culver Academy girls (7-5).


Fillmore named IHSAA Media Service Award winner

Ken Fillmore of the Herald Republican in Angola is this year’s recipient of the 2015‐16 IHSAA Distinguished Media Service Award for District 1.

Fillmore becomes the first honoree from Steuben County in the award’s 31-year history. His contributions to education‐based athletics will be recognized on Saturday evening when Angola hosts Fremont in a Northeast Corner Conference boys basketball showdown. IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox will be on hand to make the presentation.

Fillmore has served as sports editor since 1997 at the Herald Republican.


Reds trade Frazier to White Sox

CHICAGO — The White Sox were looking to add some pop while solidifying third base, and they are counting on Todd Frazier to provide it.

The All-Star third baseman was acquired from the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday as part of a three-team, seven-player trade that also included the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Los Angeles received second baseman Micah Johnson, right-hander Frankie Montas and outfielder Trayce Thompson from the White Sox, and Cincinnati got infielders Brandon Dixon and Jose Peraza and outfielder Scott Schebler from the Dodgers.

The 29-year-old Frazier, who won last summer’s All-Star Home Run Derby in Cincinnati, was an NL All-Star in each of the last two seasons and hit .255 this year with 43 doubles, 35 homers and 89 RBI.


Prep calendar


Boys basketball

Knightstown at Eastern Hancock, 7:30 p.m.

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

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

New Palestine at New Castle, 7:30 p.m.

Girls basketball

Knightstown at Eastern Hancock, 6 p.m.


Girls basketball

New Palestine at Yorktown, 1:30 p.m.

North Central at Mt. Vernon, 1:30 p.m.

Greenfield-Central at Delta, 1:30 p.m.

Boys basketball

New Palestine at Franklin Central, 7:30 p.m.

Eastern Hancock at Cambridge City Lincoln, 7:30 p.m.

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


New Palestine Invite, 9 a.m.

Eastern Hancock at Wapahani Rumble, 9 a.m.


Greenfield-Central at Hamilton Southeastern Splash N Clash, 9 a.m.


Girls basketball

Cambridge Lincoln City at Eastern Hancock, 7:30 p.m.

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

Boys basketball

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


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