The Sideline – July 16

Don’t miss soccer club walk-in registration

The Greenfield Area Soccer Club is conducting a walk-in registration today.

Those interested in joining the GASC will have an opportunity to register from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hancock County Public Library located at 900 W. McKenzie Road in Greenfield.

GASC is a not-for-profit youth development organization. Since 1992, the GASC has provided a quality soccer program for the benefit of the boys and girls of Hancock and surrounding counties.


Cougars volleyball youth league set

The Greenfield-Central Youth Volleyball League presented by The Academy Volleyball Club will begin Aug. 9.

Open to all first through eighth-graders (both boys and girls), the league runs from Aug. 9 until Oct. 8.

Cost to join is $125 per person and includes a practice shirt and jersey. Participants also receive a free Greenfield-Central T-shirt that will serve as a season pass to all home high school matches.

Teams will practice on weeknights in Greenfield and play Saturday matches at The Academy Volleyball Club. There are no matches on Labor Day weekend.

All teams will be coached by a Greenfield coaching representative or Academy coach.

To register, visit and create a parent account and a player account. From there, you will be able to register online.


Milan Miracle’s Craft to speak in Greenfield

Ray Craft, point guard for the state championship Milan basketball team, which inspired the movie “Hoosiers,” will share memories of the “Milan Miracle” from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at the Hancock County Public Library in Greenfield.

In March 1954, tiny Milan High School defeated the much larger Muncie Central High School to take the state basketball championship back when Indiana high school hoops competed in a single-class tournament.

Craft will share his memories of that game and championship season and discuss how the “Milan Miracle” changed his life, the lives of his teammates and the town of Milan itself.

Sign up for this free event at or call 317-462-5141, ext. 240


Indiana Fever hosting Inspiring Women Night

The Indiana Fever is hosting an Inspiring Women Night on Tuesday prior to their game against the Los Angeles Sparks.

A pregame reception and panel discussion with Inspiring Women Night honorees begins at 6:30 p.m.

Honorees, who also will be recognized at halftime, include Karen Hough, an Amazon best-selling author and international keynote speaker; and eight recent African-American women who made history together as graduates from the Indiana University School of Education.

Individual tickets to attend the Inspiring Women Night game and reception are $60 and a table of 10 is $550. Inspiring Women Night tickets include a game ticket, with all-inclusive food and beverage.

Inspiring Women Night guests receive an Indiana Fever gift, and for every ticket purchased, a ticket is donated to send an IPS student to a future Fever game.



An incorrect address was printed for the Celebration of Gene “Tink” O’Neal’s life in Thursday’s story “Remembering Tink.” The celebration will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on July 30 at the Farm Shop (7500 N. State Road 109) in Wilkinson.