The Sideline – July 26

Day planned to honor former Olympian Phelps

Greenfield native and 1996 Olympic gold medalist Jaycie Phelps is being recognized Thursday by the Boys and Girls Club of Hancock County for her career achievements.

Jaycie Phelps Day will be conducted at New Castle Motor Sports Park in New Castle (5816 S. County Road 125 W.) at 7 p.m. in conjunction with local businesses participating in a go-kart challenge to benefit the Boys and Girls Club.

The event is free to the public and will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Phelps’ gymnastics performance with the famed “Magnificent Seven.”

Mayor Chuck Fewell will make a presentation to Phelps. Wayne Addison will emcee and conduct a Q&A with Phelps, who will be available for autographs and photos for those in attendance.

A benefit auction is also planned. Questions for Phelps can be submitted to


Royals cross-country practice approaching

The Eastern Hancock Middle School cross-country team will begin practicing Aug. 4.

Each practice will run from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

For more information contact coach Gary Powers at


‘Hoosiers’ anniversary event in Knightstown

The home gym of the fabled Hickory Huskers from the classic movie “Hoosiers” will play host to a 30th anniversary celebration of the film on Sept. 16 and 17.

On Sept. 16, a special showing of the movie will take place inside The Hoosier Gym, located at 355 N. Washington, Street in Knightstown.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. The movie will start at 8 p.m. Admission is free. Concessions and souvenirs will be available.

On Sept. 17, a special banquet will be conducted, catered by Kopper Kettle. A silent and live auction will take place.

The banquet tips off at 6:30 p.m. with an autograph signing set from 2 to 4 p.m.

Guests and speakers set to appear include Angelo Pizzo, David Anspaugh, Bobby Plump, Hickory team members, Bill Benner and Bob Hammel.

For tickets, call 800-668-1895.


McCordsville Path to Fitness 5K scheduled

The Second Annual McCordsville Path to Fitness 5K Run/Walk will be conducted Aug. 27.

The event begins at 8 a.m. at the Hancock Wellness Center in McCordsville (8505 N. Clearview Drive).

A one-mile Family Fun Run/Walk is also being conducted on the same day.

Registration for both events is open to participants of all ages. For those ages 14 and older, the cost for the 5K is $25 per person. Those 13 or under can register for free.

The one-mile costs $15 for those 14 or older. Rates are good until noon Aug. 25.

Proceeds will help endow the Building a Brighter McCordsville Fund. When endowed, grants from the run/walk will be used for Town of McCordsville park related activities and improvements.

Packet pick-up will be at the Hancock Wellness Center. on Friday from noon to 6 p.m.

The 5K will be chipped and timed. Timing provided by ReedResults, LLC. Strollers and dogs are allowed for both the 5K and one-mile event but must start at the back.