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Eastern Hancock track night event scheduled

The Eastern Hancock Athletic Boosters are sponsoring their annual Elementary Track and Field Night on Thursday, May 5, for elementary school students in grades first through fourth.

The purpose of the event is to introduce students to track and field. Each participant will receive a day of practice May 3 with Eastern Hancock High School and Middle School athletes to learn the events they will compete in.

Each student will compete in two track events (a sprint and distance event) and two field events (long jump and shot put). The event is open to students from all schools.

The cost is $15, with a registration deadline of May 2. More information and entry forms are available at ehathletics.org.


Track team selling Cougar Value Cards

The Greenfield-Central track and field team is selling the remainder of the Cougar Value Cards for $5 each as a fundraiser for the program.

These cards regularly sell for $10 and are good until Sept. 1. See any track team member or contact ConnieJo Harris to purchase a card while supplies last.

Purchasers are eligible to receive various discounts every time the card is used at any of the following locations: That Fun Place, The Mug, Arby’s, Papa Murphy’s, Ye Olde Head Shoppe Salon & Spa, McCleerey’s Sporting Goods, Orange Leaf, Two Sisters Cakery, Montana Mike’s, Chicago’s Pizza, Express Car Wash, Valvoline Express, Applebee’s, Worland Cleaners, Strike Force Lanes, Papa John’s, McDonald’s, Greenfield Chocolates, White Castle and Firehouse Subs.


Victory Field hosting Indiana-Notre Dame

Division I college baseball returns to Victory Field 7 p.m. tonight when Notre Dame hosts Indiana.

Tickets are $8 and available at IndyIndians.com or the Victory Field box office.

Last spring these two teams squared off at the downtown Indianapolis ballpark that resulted in a 6-5 victory for the Hoosiers after a thrilling bottom-of-the-ninth come-from-behind win.


NFHS updates prep swimming rulebook

At its March meeting in Indianapolis, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Swimming and Diving Rules Committee approved a change to the freestyle portion of the individual medley and medley relay as it relates to body position.

An addition to Rule 8-2-4c will read as follows: “The final leg of the individual medley and the medley relay requires the swimmer to be at or past vertical toward the breast before any stroke, kick or propulsive motion.”

This revision was one of several changes recommended and approved by the NFHS Board of Directors:

The committee also approved a change in the current practice of determining a final time when a touch pad malfunctions in a lane.

Beginning with the 2016-17 season, any team personnel/competitor involved in “deck changing” will be assessed a penalty for unsporting conduct, which would disqualify an individual from further participation in a meet.

The committee ruled that a dive is failed if, in the diving referee’s opinion, the diver “performs an additional bounce(s) on the end of the board after the culminating hurdle.”

The committee added clarity and consistency to the balk call, requiring a diver to actually commence, then stop the dive.

The committee eliminated the Flying Back 1 SS (212) and the Flying Reverse SS (312), and added a new dive – the Forward 2 SS 1 Twist – with degrees of difficulty of 2.6 (tuck) and 2.7 (pike).