The Sideline – September 13

Gibson toes rubbler against Tigers tonight

Kyle Gibson takes the mound for the Minnesota Twins tonight on the road at Comerica Park to face the Detroit Tigers. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.

Gibson, a Greenfield-Central graduate, is carrying a 5.34 ERA and a 5-9 record this season. He’s notched 86 strikeouts and issued 45 walks in 123.0 innings pitched.

In his most recent start against Kansas City on Wednesday, Gibson earned a no-decision with eight hits surrendered and four earned runs. He struck out four through six innings.


Tickets available for Marauders’ Indy game

The Mt. Vernon football team will face Shelbyville on Oct. 8 at Lucas Oil Stadium.

The two Hoosier Heritage Conference rivals will play at 4:45 p.m. in the second of three games.

Presale tickets for the game are available in the Mt. Vernon athletics office from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Monday through Friday. Presale adult tickets are $11 and $8 for students. Children ages 2 and younger are admitted for free. Tickets at the gate are priced at $15.


Colts face defending champs next

The Indianapolis Colts opened the 2016-17 season at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday with a 39-35 loss to the Detroit Lions. The Colts are on the road for Week 2 to face the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos.

Colts 2016-17 Schedule

Sunday: at Denver, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)

Sept. 25: vs. San Diego, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)

Oct. 2: at Jacksonville, 9:30 a.m. (CBS)

Oct. 9: vs. Chicago, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Oct. 16: at Houston, 8:30 p.m. (NBC)

Oct. 23: at Tennessee, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Oct. 30: vs. Kansas City, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Nov. 6: at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)

Nov. 20: vs. Tennessee, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Nov. 24: vs. Pittsburgh, 8:30 p.m. (NBC)

Dec. 5: at N.Y. Jets, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 11: vs. Houston, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Dec. 18: at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Dec. 24: at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)

Jan. 1: vs. Jacksonville, 1 p.m. (CBS)


Pacers sign Seraphin, IU’s Zeisloft

The Indiana Pacers announced on Thursday, Sept. 8, they have signed veteran free-agent forward/center Kevin Seraphin and rookie guard Nick Zeisloft.

The 26-year-old Seraphin, 6-foot-10, 278, was a first-round pick (17th overall) of the Chicago Bulls in the 2010 NBA Draft. He was traded to Washington in July 2010 and played with the Wizards for five seasons before playing with the New York Knicks last season.

Zeisloft, 6-4, 185, played last season at Indiana, where he averaged 6.5 points and 1.6 rebounds per game.


Prep calendar 



Mt. Vernon at Greenfield-Central, 6 p.m.

Delta at New Palestine, 6 p.m.

Cross Country

(Coed) Greenfield-Central, Mt. Vernon at Muncie Central City Invitational (Muncie Sportsplex), 5 p.m.

(Coed) Eastern Hancock at Centerville Invitational, 5 p.m.


Mt. Vernon at New Palestine, 4:30 p.m.


Arsenal Tech at New Palestine, 4:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer

Muncie Burris at Mt. Vernon, 5:30 p.m.

Boys Soccer

Mt. Vernon at Shelbyville, 7 p.m.

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

* schedules subject to change