The Sideline – April 15

Dragons, Cougars, Royals earn votes in rankings

The Class 3A New Palestine Dragons softball team jumped to third overall in the latest Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association’s weekly rankings.

New Palestine climbed one spot from fourth overall in a week as announced in the poll released late Monday night.

The Class Cougars are 18th and nearly doubled their points garnered from last week’s 20th ranking.

Class 2A Eastern Hancock dropped from 14th to 23rd.

ICGSA Softball Rankings

Monday, April 11, 2016

Class 4A

1. Center Grove 123

2. Penn 110

3. Lake Central 100

4. Floyd Central 100

5. Crown Point 97

6. Castle 93

7. Carmel 84

8. Cathedral 65

9. Roncalli 50

10. New Castle 35

11. Harrison (West Laf.) 33

12. Avon 31

13. Franklin Central 20

14. Seymour 18

15. Brownsburg 17

16. Jennings County 17

17. South Bend Riley 15

18. Greenfield-Central 13

Class 3A

1. Jasper 74

2. Lebanon 69

3. New Palestine 67

4. Mishawaka Marian 44

5. South Dearborn 37

6. New Prairie 33

7. SB St. Joseph’s 33

8. Heritage Hills 27

9. Vincennes Lincoln 25

10. Yorktown 23

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Aquatics team opening pool to new swimmers

The Greenfield Community Aquatic Team is looking for new members. GCAT is a year round competitive swimming program for children ages 7 to 18, offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all abilities.

The goal of the team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to international competitor.

The minimum requirements to join is for the participant to be able to swim 25-meter front crawl and 25-meter on their back (one length of the pool).

All of GCAT’s coaches, as members of the American Swimming Coaches Association, have access to the most comprehensive training and certification program for youth coaches of any sport in the United States.

GCAT has consistently produced swimmers whom have competed at the state to the national level. The team trains at the Greenfield-Central Aquatic Center located at 810 North Broadway Street.

Visit swimgcat.com for more information and to register or email swimgcat@gmail.com with additional questions.

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Five contributors to receive awards at IBCA Clinic

Game officials Jason Ferguson and Bob Frye, as well as school administrators Ed Gilliland of LaPorte, Mel Siefert of Plainfield and Rob Moorhead of South Ripley, will be will be recognized with special awards at the 2016 Indiana Basketball Coaches Association annual clinic April 22.

Ferguson and Frye will be honored as respective winners of the Roy Gardner and Mildred Ball awards, while Gilliland, Siefert and Moorhead will receive recognition as Administrators of the Year from the IBCA.

The officials are being cited for their work impacting the game floor, Ferguson from 1994 to present and Frye from 1977 to 2000.

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Mt. Vernon football hosting trivia fundraiser

The Mt. Vernon football team is hosting a Trivia Night fundraiser Saturday. 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.

To register, email varsity football coach Doug Armstrong at doug.armstrong@mvcsc.k12.in.us to reserve a table.