The Sideline – April 5

Cougars shut out in baseball season opener

The Greenfield-Central baseball team had to wait an extra day before opening its season due to inclement weather Thursday. Able to take the field the following night, the Cougars couldn’t avoid the big inning Friday, however, losing 4-0 to visiting Richmond.

The Red Devils scored four runs in the top of the third and held on to win. Left-hander Tate Hall suffered the loss on the mound, returning to baseball after taking a season off to focus on basketball.

Greenfield-Central’s Spencer Hert led the club at the plate with a double.

The Cougars returned to the field Monday against visiting Lawrence North.

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Mr. and Miss Basketball finalists announced

The 2015-16 finalists for Mr. and Miss Basketball have been released.

The awards, presented by the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever, will be announced at the inaugural Indiana Sports Awards on April 28 at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Tamika Catchings will present the Miss Basketball award, while Indiana University great Quinn Buckner will unveil the Mr. Basketball winner.

The finalists for Miss Basketball are as follow:

Lindsey Corsaro, Roncalli: The McDonald’s All-American is a University of Kentucky signee and averaged 25.3 points per game along with 9.7 rebounds.

Tyasha Harris, Heritage Christian: The speedy guard won three consecutive state titles with her most recent in Class 3A this year. She averaged 23.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game.

Kristen Spolyar, Lebanon: The Butler recruit led the Tigers to their first regional championship in 15 years and is third on the state’s all-time career scoring list. She averaged 35.6 points and 9.1 rebounds per game.

Jackie Young, Princeton: The Notre Dame recruit finished with 3,268 career points to become the state’s all-time leading scorer. The McDonald’s All-American averaged 34.9 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.

The finalists for Mr. Basketball are as follow:

Joey Brunk, Southport: The Butler recruit averaged 18.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game for the sectional champion Cardinals.

Kyle Guy, Lawrence Central: The McDonald’s All American averaged 23.0 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Guy has signed with Virginia.

C.J. Walker, Arsenal Tech: The guard averaged 24.5 points, 5.3 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game. Walker has signed with Florida State.

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Indianapolis speedway going green for testing

In preparation for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, Verizon IndyCar Series drivers will participate in tests at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday. The open test runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Prep calendar

Today

Baseball

Greenfield-Central at Roncalli, 5:30 p.m.

Southport at Mt. Vernon, 6 p.m.

Batesville at New Palestine, 5:30 p.m.

Softball

Greenfield-Central at Guerin Catholic, 5:30 p.m.

Eastern Hancock at Cambridge City Lincoln, 5:30 p.m.

Southport at New Palestine, 5:30 p.m.

Track and field

Mt. Vernon at Yorktown, 5:30 p.m.

Greenwood at New Palestine, 5 p.m.

Tennis

Shenandoah at New Palestine, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday

Baseball

Southwestern at Eastern Hancock, 5:30 p.m.

Softball

Eastern Hancock at Randolph Southern, 5:30 p.m.

Whiteland at New Palestine, 5:30 p.m.

Tennis

Triton Central at Greenfield-Central (scrimmage), 5:30 p.m.