The Sideline – March 24

Cougars’ Hall named to Top 100 Senior List

Greenfield-Central’s Tate Hall was named to Hoosier Basketball Magazine’s Top 100 Senior List this month.

Hall, the Daily Reporter’s All-County Boys Basketball Player of the Year, was chosen from more than 1,600 players statewide.

In addition, Hoosier Basketball Magazine invited the 6-foot-6 senior forward to participate in its 29th annual Boys Top 60 Senior Workout.

The prestigious event will be conducted April 10 at Marian University. The Top 60 Senior Workout is open to the public, with admission $8 per person.

The workout will be divided into two sessions, with the first from 1 to 3 p.m., and the second from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Hall, a University of Indianapolis recruit, led the county in both scoring and rebounding (458 points and 194 rebounds) as a senior. He finished his high school career with 1,315 points, which is fourth all-time at Greenfield-Central.


Aquatic team offering private swim lessons

The Greenfield Community Aquatic Team is offering swimming lessons next month. The spring session is set for April 4 to 21.

Lessons are 30 minutes each and will take place Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays for three weeks, with six lessons overall.

The cost is $65 for group lessons with four to six swimmers or $100 for private lessons.

Available time slots include: 4 to 4:30 p.m.; 4:30 to 5 p.m.; 5 to 5:30 p.m.; or 5:30 to 6 p.m.

Online registration is open until April 1. Walk-in registration will be 6 to 7 p.m. today and Thursday at the Greenfield-Central Aquatic Center. Registration is available online at


Coaches association releases track poll

The Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches released their second boys track and field poll of the season Tuesday.

Ben Davis, Carroll (Fort Wayne) and Carmel retained their first through third rankings, respectively, from the first rankings installment announced March 14.

IATCCC boys track rankings

1. Ben Davis

2. Carroll (Fort Wayne)

3. Carmel

4. Hamilton Southeastern

5. Lake Central

6. Pike

7. Avon

8. Franklin Central

9. Northrop

10. Michigan City

11. Center Grove

12. Portage

13. Fishers

14. Brownsburg

15. Westfield

16. Zionsville

17. Lawrence North

18. Noblesville

19. Munster

20. Warren Central


Fever’s Catchings honored at luncheon

INDIANAPOLIS – One month before opening the final training camp of her pro career, Indiana Fever star Tamika Catchings was honored Tuesday by dignitaries from Pacers Sports & Entertainment, the city of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana.

The Legacy Luncheon highlighted Catchings for her 15 seasons as part of the Indiana Fever franchise, and her acts of generosity and sportsmanship, and the continued efforts of her 11-year Catch The Stars Foundation which promotes literacy, fitness and mentoring.

The luncheon began with Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett proclaiming “Tamika Catchings Day” throughout the city. Later, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence presented Catchings with the state’s Sagamore of the Wabash award.

The luncheon was closed by keynote speaker Tony Dungy, former Indianapolis Colts coach and a community advocate with Catchings, who wrote the foreword in her recent autobiography, “Catch A Star.”