Watson named IHSBCA All-State

New Palestine’s Keegan Watson picked up another honor on Wednesday night.

The standout outfielder was named to the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association’s 2016 Class 3A All-State First Team.

Watson, who was unanimously voted as the 2016 Hancock County Player of the Year, also earned All-Hoosier Heritage Conference honors last month. His Player of the Year award was his second consecutive.

Last year, Watson was IHSBCA 3A All-State as a sophomore.

Watson was second-best in the state and first in Class 3A with nine home runs. The Nebraska commit helped the Dragons secure the HHC title for the ninth time since 2004 while hitting .402 and driving in 29 runs.


Gibson collects second straight win

Greenfield-Central graduate Kyle Gibson is trending back in the right direction. After a stint on the disabled list earlier this season and seven frustrating starts, the right-handed pitcher picked up his second straight win on Sunday.

Gibson tossed 6 2/3 innings of work against the visiting Texas Rangers, allowing two earned runs with two walks and six strikeouts to improve to 2-5 on the year.

He collected his first win of the season at U.S. Cellular Field on June 28 in a 4-0 shutout of the Chicago White Sox. Gibson pitched seven innings of five-hit baseball with seven punch outs in the victory.

His outing Sunday marked Gibson’s second straight quality start and gives him 13 strikeouts in 13 2/3 innings with three walks. He has 18 strikeouts in his past three starts with a 2.75 ERA. On the season, he carries a 4.82 ERA.

His next start is today on the road at Globe Life Park in Arlington against the Rangers at 8:05 p.m.


Annual 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 noncontact. 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 gyflfootball.com or register at the stadium.

Information: Adam Sherman, 317-292-6655.


Learn the game of pickleball at clinics

Pickleball clinics will be conducted through July from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evenings and 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday mornings at Riley Park. Classes will be taught by Bill and Janet Smith from Cumberland.

Open play is available to the public, and paddles and balls can be rented from the Parks Department office in the Pat Elmore Senior Center.


Annual memorial golf outing scheduled

The 14th Annual David Borgmann Memorial Golf Outing will be conduced July 15 at Hawk’s Tail Golf Course.

Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., with complimentary range balls, as well.

The cost is $75 per player. Individuals and pairs are welcome. There will be a hole-in-one contest and prizes for longest putt, closest to the pin (men and women) and closest second shot.