The Sideline – June 29

Dragons battle at Colts’ 7-on-7 event

The New Palestine Dragons were one of 16 teams from around the state who competed at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center this month.

The Indianapolis Colts hosted its annual 7-on-7 Tournament at their practice complex where teams from all six classes in the IHSAA had a chance to showcase their skills.

Each team was allowed to bring up to 15 players. The teams played in three pool games followed by the single-elimination tournament.

The Dragons finished the tournament with a 4-1 record.

The team picked up three wins in pool play against fellow Class 5A schools, including Lafayette Harrison, South Bend Adams and Fort Wayne Snider, who beat New Palestine 64-61 in last year’s state finals.

The Dragons beat Class 2A Whiting in tournament play before losing to Class 6A Ben Davis, 28-21.


Annual cross-country showcase set in Carmel

On July 23, is conducting its second annual Cross-Country Summer Showcase at Northview Church in Carmel.

The preseason cross-country event begins at 7 p.m. with a 2K run for those participants in first through fifth grade. A 5K race open to all runners will begin at 7:20 p.m. At 8 p.m., a 3K race will be conducted and is open to all.

The cost to compete is $15 per individual athlete or $10 per athlete (if registering a group of seven or more at the same time).

While many high school runners from around Indiana are projected to compete, all races will be open to the public.

The cross-country course at Northview is the site of the FlashRock Invitational and Carmel Semistate and is located at 12900 Hazel Dell Parkway.

To register, visit indiana


Fundraiser will aid military families

Grab some friends, grab the clubs and help support military families July 17 at Shelbyville’s Bear Chase in the second annual Helping Hands For Freedom Tee It Up With the Heroes golf outing.

The cost to enter is $60 per golfer or $240 per foursome, which includes golf with a cart, lunch before golf, dinner after the event, and an opportunity to win prizes. There also will be an auction.

A package available with mulligans, yard sticks, throws and something patriotic, along with door prizes, closest to the pin and longest drive contests will be conducted.

For more information, contact Paul Gable at 317-412-7881 or