The Sideline – September 6

Gibson, Twins struggle against White Sox

MINNEAPOLIS — One day after a solid all-around effort to snap a 13-game losing streak, the Minnesota Twins and Greenfield-Central graduate Kyle Gibson struggled in an 11-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Friday night at Target Field.

Todd Frazier was able to pull the White Sox back from an early deficit with his two-run homer in the fourth inning. Chicago later added an RBI double from Carlos Sanchez and a two-run single from Jose Abreu in the eighth to cap a three-run inning.

Twins starter Gibson, who entered the game with a 5-1 record and 1.80 ERA in eight career starts against the White Sox, was tagged for five earned runs in 52/3 innings. He had only allowed one earned run in 122/3 innings in two previous starts this season against Chicago.

“Tonight what they did was they hit my mistakes really well,” Gibson told reporters. “Frazier hit the homer to center on a slider that just didn’t move. Abreu hit a lot of balls hard, and they hit a couple of balls the other way. It seemed like any mistake that I made over the middle and elevated, they hit hard, and that’s what good teams are going to do.”


Hoosier Gym plans 30th movie anniversary event

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 and auction will tip 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.


Prep calendar



Connersville, Hagerstown at Greenfield-Central, 5 p.m.

Mt. Vernon, Guerin Catholic at Hamilton Heights, 4:30 p.m.

New Palestine, Hamilton Southeastern at Westfield, 4 p.m.

Eastern Hancock at Tri, 4:30 p.m.


Greenfield-Central at Knightstown, 6 p.m.

Mt. Vernon at Zionsville, 6:30 p.m.

Eastern Hancock at New Palestine, 5:30 p.m.


Mt. Vernon at Greenfield-Central, 5:30 p.m.

Eastern Hancock at Anderson Prep, 5 p.m.

Boys soccer

Yorktown at Mt. Vernon, 7:15 p.m.

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

Franklin Community at Greenfield-Central, 7 p.m.

Girls soccer

Heritage Christian at Greenfield-Central, 5:30 p.m.



Pendleton Heights at Greenfield-Central, 5 p.m.

Mt. Vernon, Delta at Muncie Central, 4:30 p.m.


(Coed) Greenfield-Central Cougarpalooza (Brandywine Park), 5 p.m.


Lawrence North at Mt. Vernon, 4:30 p.m.

New Palestine at Lawrence Central, 5 p.m.


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

Girls soccer

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

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