The Sideline – August 25

Greenfield grad Gibson, Twins fall to Tigers

It took a while for Detroit’s offense to get rolling Tuesday, but the Tigers used back-to-back three-run innings to down the Minnesota Twins in an 8-3 win at Target Field.

The Tigers entered the sixth trailing 3-2 but broke out for three runs with the help of three wild pitches, including a run-scoring wild pitch from Twins starter Kyle Gibson.

The Greenfield-Central graduate had a rough outing, throwing five-plus innings, allowing five runs on seven hits and four walks. He suffered the loss and dropped to 5-8 on the year with a 5.09 ERA.

“They did a good job of taking close pitches and making me work hard,” Gibson told reporters. “Unfortunately, in the fifth and sixth innings, I couldn’t make pitches when I needed to. I just kind of lost it my last 15 pitches. I lost the feel, I lost the grip. I couldn’t find it back when I needed to.”


Royals taking softball coach applications

The Eastern Hancock High School athletics department is looking for a new varsity softball coach. Interested applicants should contact Aaron Spaulding, Eastern Hancock athletics director, at aspaulding@ or 317-467-0095, ext. 250.


ISCA announces weekly soccer state rankings

The Indiana Soccer Coaches Association released their latest state rankings Monday:

Girls soccer

Class 2A

1. Carmel, 2. Penn, 3. Brebeuf Jesuit, 4. Avon, 5. Fishers, 6. Hamilton Southeastern, 7. Castle, 8. Zionsville, 9. Munster, 10. Center Grove

Class A

1. Evansville Mater Dei, 2. Canterbury, 3. Heritage Christian, 4. Lawrenceburg, 5. Mishawaka Marian, 6. Andrean, 7. Westview, 8. Bishop Chatard, 9. Wheeler, 10. Argos

Boys soccer

Class 2A

1. Goshen, 2. Lake Central, 3. Avon, 4. Carmel, 5. Center Grove, 6. Harrison (W. Lafayette), 7. North Central, 8. Chesterton, 9. Hamilton Southeastern, 10. Evansville Memorial

Class A

1. Mishawaka Marian, 2. Providence, 3. Cardinal Ritter, 4. Covenant Christian (Indianapolis), 5. Lawrenceburg, 6. Tri-West, 7. Blackhawk Christian, 8. Westview, 9. Washington Community, 10. Eastern (Greentown)


Prep calendar



Greenfield-Central at Noblesville, 5 p.m.

Eastern Hancock at Northeastern (Royal Hylands), 5 p.m.


Eastern Hancock at Greenfield-Central, 6 p.m.

Mt. Vernon at Pendleton Heights, 6 p.m.

New Palestine at Whiteland, 5:30 p.m.


Shenandoah at New Palestine, 5 p.m.

Eastern Hancock at Hauser, 5 p.m.

Boys soccer

Mt. Vernon at Beech Grove, 5:30 p.m.

New Palestine at Franklin Central, 5:30 p.m.

Girls soccer

Greenfield-Central at Yorktown, 5:30 p.m.

Mt. Vernon at New Castle, 7 p.m.



Bloomington South at Greenfield-Central, 7:30 p.m.

Eastern Hancock at South Decatur, 7 p.m.

Marion at Mt. Vernon, 7 p.m.

New Palestine at Richmond, 7 p.m.

Schedules subject to change