The Sideline – February 26

Annual 3-on-3 hoops tourney this month

The Eastern Hancock Athletic Boosters will conduct their annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament March 12 at Eastern Hancock Schools.

There will be five divisions of play each for boys and girls. There will also be two open divisions for those under age 35 and those 35 and older.

Early registrations are due by March 5. Space permitting, registrations also will be accepted from 9 to 10 a.m. the day of the tournament.

For more information, including an entry form, visit or, or email


Local bowlers roll 300 games

Randy Gardner of Greenfield bowled a 300 game on Jan. 25 at Strike Force Lanes.

He mowed down the pins with perfection during the Monday Sportsman League.

On Feb. 18, Brian Petery of Greenfield recorded his second 300 game of the season in the Thursday Thunder League.

Petery is the head coach for the Greenfield-Central bowling team. He guided the team to its second straight bowling state finals last weekend.

The boys finished seventh overall in the state, their best finish in school history. Senior Ryan Hubert threw a double and an eight count in the anchor position of the final Baker game during state.


Boys basketball sectional tickets on sale

All-session sectional tickets will be on sale in the Greenfield-Central Athletics Department during regular-school hours until 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Tickets are $10. Single-session tickets for the New Castle Sectional will only be sold at the door. Checks should be made payable to New Castle High School.

An all-tournament ticket will permit fans into all five games, beginning Tuesday with Richmond vs. Greenfield-Central at 6 p.m.

If the Cougars advance, they will play Connersville in the semifinals at 6 p.m. March 4.

The championship game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. March 5.


Fundraiser planned for New Pal baseball

A fundraiser breakfast is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon March 12 at the New Palestine Lions Club to support the New Palestine High School baseball team.

The breakfast will be buffet style and will provide supporters with a chance to meet the players and coaches.

There are no advanced tickets, but free-will donations will be accepted the day of the event.

In addition, an indoor garage sale hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary Post 182 will take place the same day. The garage sale will be held during the breakfast hours.

All proceeds from the garage sale will benefit veterans and the auxiliary programs. All season decorations and home décor will be included.


New Pal gymnastics wins home tri-meet

The New Palestine gymnastics team prevailed at home Tuesday night, tallying 99.5 points to beat Shelbyville (88.775) and Waldron (42.125).

The Dragons won four events at New Palestine Elementary with Annabelle Dockins finishing first in the vault (8.75), balance beam (8.65), floor exercise (9.0), and all-around (33.9).

Tara Morey won uneven bars (8.35) and was second in the all-around (33.375). She was third in vault.

New Palestine swept the top-six positions on floor with Morey second and Sarah Thompson third.

Faith Land was third (7.65) on the uneven bars.