The Sideline – February 23

New Pal wrestler named to IHSWCA Hall of Fame

Four-time wrestling state champion Chad (C.J.) Red of New Palestine was honored Sunday in Indianapolis by the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association.

The Nebraska freshman was presented with the Harold F. Mumby Award as part of the IHSWCA Hall of Fame Class of 2017.

In 2015-16, Red became only the third wrestler in Indiana history to win four consecutive state titles with an undefeated record. The award was accepted by Red’s parents.

nnn

Buy tickets for boys basketball sectional

The Greenfield-Central High School athletics office is selling tickets to the Class 4A Sectional 9 Tournament. Presale all-session tickets are available for $10 each.

The Greenfield-Central Cougars play Pendleton Heights in the first-round of the tournament at New Castle on Tuesday. The game is schedule to tipoff at 7:30 p.m. following Mt. Vernon vs. Connersville at 6 p.m.

nnn

Royals 3-on-3 hoops tournament slated

The Eastern Hancock Athletic Boosters will conduct their annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament March 18 at Eastern Hancock Schools.

There will be five divisions of play, each for boys and girls. There also will be two open divisions for those 35 and younger and 35 and older.

Early registrations are due by March 12. Space permitting, registrations will also be accepted from 9 to 10 a.m. the day of the tournament.

For more information and to obtain an entry form, visit the school websites at ehathletics.org or ehhoops.org, or contact Greg Hall at gghall58@gmail.com.

nnn

Fever acquire Mercury player in 3-team deal

The Indiana Fever have acquired five-time WNBA All-Star Candice Dupree in a three-team trade involving the Phoenix Mercury and Connecticut Sun.

From the Mercury, Indiana receives Dupree and a second-round draft pick (No. 17 overall) in the 2017 WNBA Draft. Indiana sends Lynetta Kizer and the Fever’s first-round draft pick (No. 8 overall) to Connecticut.

Capping the transaction, Connecticut trades Camille Little and Jillian Aleyne to Phoenix.

Dupree is a 6-2 forward has started 343 of 347 games since her arrival in the league in 2006. She boasts career averages of 14.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per game, spending the past seven seasons with the Mercury.

nnn

Heroes Gala slated in at Shelbyville casino

Helping Hands For Freedom is hosting its annual Heroes Gala event on March 4 at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino in Shelbyville.

The family-friendly event begins at 6 p.m. and includes a comedian, auctions, food and drinks and a military event.

Tickets are available for $50 for vets, $100 or a table sponsorship for $1,000.

Helping Hands for Freedom is dedicated to supporting military children and families facing injury, loss and deployment.

HHFF aims to improve children’s lives through compassion, honor, mentorship and leadership programs.