The Sideline – May 12

Baseball state tourney draw approaching

The IHSAA will conduct its sectional draw at 8 a.m. Tuesday for the 2016 state baseball tournament.

The official pairings will be released on the IHSAA’s website after the pairings have been determined.

The sectional tournament will run from May 25 to 30, with days and times scheduled by each host school.

The second team named in each pairing is the designated home team except when they advance by virtue of a bye. The bye will be home in the semifinal and the visitors in the championship game.

In Class 4A, Greenfield-Central competes in the Richmond Sectional. The field includes Anderson, Muncie Central, New Castle, Richmond and Pendleton Heights.

Mt. Vernon host its own 4A sectional with Indianapolis Tech, Cathedral, Lawrence Central, Lawrence North and Warren Central.

New Palestine will travel to the 3A Bishop Chatard Sectional, which includes Brebeuf Jesuit, Herron, Indianapolis Manual and the host Trojans.

In Class 2A, Eastern Hancock travels to the Heritage Christian Sectional with Triton Central, Broad Ripple, Irvington Prep and the host Eagles.

Admission per session is $6 and $10 for all sessions.

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Softball teams ready for annual Cougar Classic

Nine softball games are scheduled to be played during the 2016 Greenfield-Central Cougar Classic on Saturday.

The tournament begins at 9 a.m., with pool play conducted at Greenfield-Central High School and Greenfield Central Junior High School. Crossover games and the championship will run consecutively from 3 p.m. at the high school.

Admission is $5 and good all day for both locations.

Tournament schedule

Pool A

At the high school

Game 1: Greensburg vs. Franklin County, 9 a.m.

Game 2: Franklin County vs. Greenfield-Central, 20 minutes after

Game 3: Greenfield- Central vs. Greensburg, 20 minutes after

Pool B

At the junior high school

Mt. Vernon vs. Cambridge City, 9 a.m.

Seymour vs. Mt. Vernon, 20 minutes after

Cambridge City vs. Seymour, 20 minutes after

Crossover games

At the high school

Pool A #3 vs. Pool B #3, 3 p.m.

Pool A #2 vs. Pool B #2, 20 minutes after

Championship game, 20 minutes after

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Start your engines for Angie’s List Grand Prix

Practice for the third annual Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis will take place at Indianapolis Motor Speedway today.

Gates open to the public at 8 a.m., with practice set to start at 9:30 a.m.

All general admission is $10.

Today’s on-track schedule

8 a.m.: Gates open

8 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Ticket office open

8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.: IMS Midway open

8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Ivy Tech Garage Tours

9:30 to 10 a.m.: USF2000 practice

10:15 to 10:45 a.m.: Pro Mazda practice

11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Verizon IndyCar Series practice

12:30 to 1:15 p.m.: Indy Lights practice

1:30 to 2 p.m.: USF2000 practice

2:15 to 2:45 p.m.: Pro Mazda practice

3 to 4:15 p.m.: Verizon IndyCar Series practice

4:30 to 5:15 p.m.: Indy Lights practice

6 p.m.: Gates close