The Sideline – June 22

Cougar Football Camp approaching

The Greenfield-Central Cougar Football Camp begins July 11.

The four-day youth camp is designed to provide players with a foundation of the fundamentals of the game.

The camp is non-contact. All campers should wear cleats and bring a water bottle.

Participants in seventh and eighth grade will practice from 6 to 7 p.m. each day. Those campers in kindergarten through sixth grade will train from 7 to 8 p.m.

The camp will be conducted at Clayton Myers Field inside Cougar Stadium at Greenfield-Central High School. The cost for the camp is $40, which includes a camp T-shirt.

To register, visit or register at the stadium.

Information: Adam Sherman, 317-292-6655.


Coaching spots open at Eastern Hancock

Eastern Hancock has a pair of fall coaching positions available for qualified and interested candidates.

The Royals are seeking a new head girls golf coach and a middle school tennis coach for 2016-17.

Information: Athletics director Aaron Spaulding,, 317-467-0095, ext. 250


Four teams claim first baseball titles

Victory Field played host to four IHSAA baseball state finals games this past weekend. Four schools emerged as first time state champions.

Unranked Roncalli (23-9) captured the Class 4A state title Friday night, winning a walk-off thrilling nine-inning showdown against top-ranked Zionsville 3-2.

On Saturday, Daleville kicked off the day’s three-game schedule with a 4-0 shutout of Lanesville for the Class A championship. The Broncos finished with a 21-9 record in coach Terry Turner’s first season at the helm.

Fourth-ranked Providence (27-3) followed in the Class 2A championship, defeating No. 1 Lafayette Central Catholic 7-6.

Northview (25-6) capped the finale with a 2-1 win against Western in the Class 3A title game.


New lane violation rule adopted in hoops

A new rule regarding free-throw lane violations in high school basketball has been added for clarification. Players occupying the marked free-throw lane line spaces cannot enter the free-throw semicircle until the ball touches the ring or the free throw ends.

Rule 9-1-3h was one of several rules changes approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

•In addition, the Basketball Rules Committee added Rule 1-20 regarding non-playing personnel — such as cheerleaders — on the court during a short timeout. The new rule states that “non-playing personnel shall remain outside of the playing area during a 30-second or less timeout during the game. Non-playing personnel shall stand outside the free-throw lane lines extended toward the sidelines throughout the game.”

•In addition, the rules committee reduced the time to replace a disqualified or injured player from 20 seconds to 15 in Rule 2-12-5.

•The rules committee also removed restrictions pertaining to player equipment. All extra apparel is permitted to have one logo according to Rule 3-5-6.