The Sideline – June 30

IHSAA changes physical exam by-law

During its recent final meeting of the 2015‐16 school year, the IHSAA Executive Committee amended Rule 3‐10 of the By‐Laws regarding the completion of an athletic physical examination.

Effective immediately, the IHSAA pre‐participation physical evaluation form may now be completed and signed by, not only a physician with an unlimited license to practice medicine, but also nurse practitioners and physician assistants clearing high school students for athletic participation.

Between April 1 and a student’s first practice in a sport, a physical evaluation must be performed and the appropriate form completed, signed and submitted to member school administrators.

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Class 6A Football Bye Week Moved

The IHSAA Executive Committee voted to move the bye week in Class 6A football from the week between the semistate and state championship game to the week following the last regular season contest.

All 6A teams now will have Oct. 21 off and first round sectional games will be played Oct. 28. In the first three years of the sixth class the bye week only affected the two teams that play in the state championship game.

“In response to the desires of a majority coaches of 6A football playing schools, the Executive Committee approved a change to move the bye week for the classification to the initial week of the tournament series,” said Commissioner Bobby Cox.

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Cougars cross-country training underway

Summer conditioning for Greenfield-Central cross-country has started. Training will take place at 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays during break.

No conditioning will be July 3 to 10.

Runners will meet at Greenfield-Central High School near the cross-country sign that is next to the football practice fields.

Information: Aaron Smith, 318-5910

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Annual cross-country showcase set in Carmel

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

The preseason cross-country event is open to the public and 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).

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 indianarunner.com.

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Fundraiser will aid military families

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 pgable@routeforthebrave.org.