The Sideline – May 11

Dragons hold at No. 2 in weekly rankings

The Class 3A New Palestine Dragons softball team retained their spot at second in the latest Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association’s weekly rankings, which were released May 2.

The Greenfield-Central Cougars dropped to 13th in the 4A rankings after jumping to fifth the week prior. They were 10th two weeks ago after holding the 18th and 20th spot previously.

Eastern Hancock was ranked 16th in the 2A rankings.

Weekly softball rankings for May 9 were not available as of Tuesday.

ICGSA softball rankings

Monday’s poll

Class 4A

1. Penn 130

2. Floyd Central 104

3. Castle 101

4. Crown Point 98

5. Center Grove 91

6. Avon 81

7. Roncalli 66

8. Mooresville 66

9. Franklin Central 44

10. Plainfield 43

11. Lake Central 39

12. LaPorte 37

13. Greenfield-Central 27

Class 3A

1. Jasper 58

2. New Palestine 56

3. Mishawaka Marian 46

4. Kankakee Valley 45

5. Hanover Central 38

6. Franklin County 33

7. Lebanon 32

8. South Dearborn 32

9. West Lafayette 28

10. Heritage Hills 19

Class 2A

1. Bremen 96

2. Elwood 71

3. Henryville 70

4. Evansville Mater Dei 68

5. Scecina Memorial 52

6. Adams Central 49

7. Bishop Noll 43

8. Union County 39

9. Tell City 36

10. Frankton 34

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16. Eastern Hancock 14

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Dragons ranked 7th in state baseball poll

The Class 3A New Palestine Dragons were ranked seventh in the most recent Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Associations’ top 10 weekly poll.

The Dragons held their position in the rankings with a 3-1 week, including three straight victories. Their Hoosier Heritage Conference doubleheader split with Delta on Saturday snapped a nine-game winning streak for the Eagles.

New Palestine is 15-5 this season and owns an 8-2 HHC record.

IHSBCA Weekly Rankings (Class 3A)

Monday’s poll

1. Jasper 16-3

2. Silver Creek 19-1

3. Crawfordsville 19-3

4. Norwell 14-1

5. Brebeuf Jesuit 16-4

6. Franklin County 16-3

7. New Palestine 15-5

8. Bishop Chatard 14-6

9. Guerin Catholic 14-6

10. Delta 13-5

Others receiving votes: Brownstown Central, Edgewood, Evansville Memorial, North Montgomery, Northwood, Peru

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Fever trade Clarendon to Dream for draft pick

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Fever traded point guard Layshia Clarendon to the Atlanta Dream on Tuesday for a second-round pick in next year’s draft.

Indiana acquired a pick that originally belonged to the New York Liberty.

Clarendon spent her first three WNBA seasons with the Fever. Last season, she averaged 6.7 points and 2.0 assists on a team that lost in the league’s championship round. She was the ninth overall pick in the 2013 draft.