The Sideline – December 29

Cougars invited to play at marquee venues

Next week, the Greenfield-Central boys and girls basketball teams will take their games to two special venues for non-conference showcases.

The girls team will face state-ranked Class 4A Westfield at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Jan. 9 at 12:30 p.m.

The boys team will travel to the Historic Hoosiers Gym in Knightstown on Jan. 9 to play Portage at 4:15 p.m.

Tickets for both events are on sale at the Greenfield-Central High School Athletics Office.

Admission for the girls’ game is $12 per person and provides admission for the whole day with several games scheduled in downtown Indianapolis. Tickets for the boys’ game are $12 for adults 18 and older and $8 for children ages 2 to 18. These tickets are only good for the Greenfield-Central game that day.

The Greenfield-Central athletics office will have tickets available for purchase today and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. They also are available during normal school hours from Jan. 4 to 8.


Marauders wrestlers hosting fundraiser

The Mt. Vernon Middle School wrestling team is conducting a dine-to-donate day at Buffalo Wild Wings in Geist on Olio Road and 116th Street. The event will take place Wednesday. For all food and drinks bought that day and night, Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 15 percent back to the wrestling team. To participate, customers must present a coupon while dining. Coupons can be obtained at


Marauders, Cougars get votes in rankings

IBCA girls basketball top 20

Sunday’s poll

(First-place votes in parentheses)


1. Homestead (16) 12-0

2. Penn (4) 13-0

3. Columbus North (1) 10-0

4. Princeton (1) 15-0

5. Roncalli 13-1

6. Heritage Christian 9-1

7. Lawrence North 10-2

8. Pike 13-2

9. Westfield 13-1

10. Plainfield 14-0

11. SB St. Josephs 10-1

12. Lake Central 12-1

13. Benton Central 13-0

14. Carmel 10-3

15. Noblesville 15-3

16. Oregon-Davis 9-2

17. Ben Davis 10-3

18. North Central (Indy) 9-4

19. Evansville Central 11-0

20. Norwell 10-1

Other schools receiving votes

Bloomington South, Carroll (Flora), East Central, East Chicago Central, Eastern (Pekin), Evansville Memorial, Gary West Side, Gibson Southern, Greenfield-Central, Hamilton Southeastern, Indian Creek, Jac-Cen-Del, Lafayette Central Catholic, Lebanon, Michigan City Marquette, Mooresville, Mt. Vernon (Fortville), Muncie Central, New Castle Chrysler, North Harrison, North Knox, Rochester, Seymour, Southridge, Springs Valley, Tippecanoe Valley, Vincennes Lincoln, Vincennes Rivet


Prep calendar


Girls basketball

Frankton at Eastern Hancock, 6 p.m.

New Palestine at Tri-West Tournament, noon

Greenfield-Central Tournament, 10 a.m.

Mt. Vernon at Twin Lakes Tournament, TBD

Boys basketball

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

Greenfield-Central at South Ripley Tournament, 2:30 p.m.


New Palestine at Evansville Mater Dei, 11 a.m.

Greenfield-Central, Eastern Hancock at Connersville Invite, 9 a.m.

Mt. Vernon at Ben Davis, 8 a.m.


Greenfield-Central at Roncalli Invite, at IUPUI, 9:30 a.m.

Eastern Hancock at Mooresville, 9 a.m.


Boys basketball

Mt. Vernon at Rushville Tournament, noon

Greenfield-Central at South Ripley Tournament, TBD

Girls basketball

Greenfield-Central Tournament, TBD


New Palestine at Evansville Mater Dei, 8 a.m.

Greenfield-Central, Eastern Hancock at Connersville Invite, 8:30 a.m.


Girls basketball

New Palestine at Pendleton Heights, 1:30 p.m.

Boys basketball

Mt. Vernon at New Castle, 7:30 p.m.

New Palestine Tournament, 10 a.m.