The Sideline – April 20

New Palestine climbs baseball rankings

The New Palestine Dragons continue to march up the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association rankings.

The Dragons entered last week ranked fifth overall in the IHSBCA’s Class 3A poll. On Monday, they jumped to third in the state at a perfect 7-0.

IHSBCA Class 3A rankings

1. Jasper 8-1

2. Silver Creek 12-1

3. New Palestine 7-0

4. Crawfordsville 8-3

5. Bishop Chatard 9-1

6. Norwell 4-0

7. Guerin Catholic 8-3

8. Lawrenceburg 7-1

9. Yorktown 6-2

10. Brebeuf Jesuit 8-2

Receiving votes: Charlestown, Corydon Central, Edgewood, Franklin County, Lebanon, Peru

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Dragons, Cougars, Royals in rankings

The New Palestine Dragons softball team moved up to second in the latest Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association’s weekly rankings.

New Palestine climbed one spot from last week’s Class 3A poll. This week’s rankings were released Monday.

The Class 4A Cougars are now 10th after holding the 18th spot last week and 20th beforehand.

Eastern Hancock is 16th in Class 2A.

ICGSA softball rankings

Monday

Class 4A

1. Penn 148

2. Floyd Central 116

3. Carmel 106

4. Crown Point 103

5. Lake Central 95

6. Castle 93

7. Center Grove 92

8. Roncalli 71

9. Franklin Central 69

10. Greenfield-Central 57

Class 3A

1. Jasper 71

2. New Palestine 70

3. Mishawaka Marian 65

4. Lebanon 47

5. South Dearborn 41

6. Hanover Central 33

7. Kankakee Valley 29

8. Edgewood 28

9. Heritage Hills 26

10. Angola 21

Class 2A

1. Bremen 89

2. Evansville Mater Dei 82

3. Henryville 69

4. Scecina Memorial 61

5. Frankton 54

6. Elwood 48

7. Union County 41

8. South Putnam 38

9. Bishop Noll 36

10. Wapahani 31

11. Alexandria Monroe 22

12. Cascade 19

13. Boone Grove 18

14. Adams Central 16

15. Lapel 14

16. Eastern Hancock 13

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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.

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.