The Sideline – April 9

Coaches’ roundtable highlights spring clinic

Events including a Coaches’ Roundtable, an Issues & Answers Forum and outstanding speakers highlight the agenda for the 2016 Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Spring Clinic.

Butler’s Chris Holtmann, Ball State’s James Whitford, Indianapolis’ Stan Gouard and Tamika Catchings of the Indiana Fever are the headline speakers for the two-day gathering that is set for April 22 and 23 at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis.

In addition, Paul Patterson, the retired Hall of Fame coach from Taylor University, will make a presentation that qualifies as a class for IHSAA coaching certification.

Sessions begin at 11:30 a.m. April 22 and run through 9:10 p.m. Sessions resume at 8:30 a.m. April 23 and conclude at 12:30 p.m.

Cost to attend the clinic is $50 for current IBCA members and $100 for non-members.

Information: Pat McKee,


Greenfield-Central sets athletic physicals

Pre-participation physicals for the 2016-17 school year are being scheduled through the Greenfield-Central athletics office for April 14.

This by appointment opportunity is available for incoming Greenfield student-athletes in seventh through 12th grades.

The wellness physicals will be conducted at the Parkway Medical Center (300 Boyd Ave.) directly behind Hancock Regional Hospital by the practices of the American Health Network and the Anderson Family Practice.

Those student-athletes who are AHN patients are asked to see their physicians that night.

As part of the Affordable Care Act, insured patients will receive their comprehensive physical free of charge. If uninsured, families will be required to pay a 20 percent discounted out of pocket cost of approximately $120.

High school students are asked to sign up for a 15-minute time slot in the Greenfield-Central athletics office to avoid wait lines. Junior high students may be registered by a parent over the phone by contacting 462-9195, ext. 2.

Students must have their insurance information with them along with the IHSAA Pre-Participation Examination — 2016.


Mt. Vernon football hosting trivia fundraiser

The Mt. Vernon football team is hosting a Trivia Night fundraiser on April 16. The event will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Fortville, 207 S. Merrill St.

Cost to participate is $100 per table with a maximum of six adult players. Teams can play with fewer than six. The goal is to have at least 12 teams of parents.

To register, email varsity football coach Doug Armstrong at to reserve your table.


World’s largest milk toast planned for 500

INDIANAPOLIS — The most iconic celebration in sports will add a new chapter to its legacy this year, as 100,000 fans will have the chance to share the world’s largest milk toast with the winner of the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is teaming up with the American Dairy Association (ADA) and Prairie Farms to add this spectacular moment to Race Day.

On Race Day, 100,000 16 oz. pints of Prairie Farms milk will be distributed to spectators sitting in the grandstand sections along the front stretch. The milk bottles will be available throughout the race at several strategic locations which will be announced before the event.