The Sideline – June 8

Indiana All-Stars split exhibition opener

The 2017 Indiana All-Stars opened their four-game tour Tuesday night, splitting against the Junior Indiana All-Stars in New Albany.

The senior girls, including Greenfield-Central star Madison Wise, beat the juniors 112-76.

Wise scored seven points and grabbed eight rebounds with three assists and a blocked shot in the exhibition. She played 16 minutes and hit a 3-pointer as a starter.

Chyna Anthony led the seniors with 22 points. Miss Basketball Karissa McLaughlin had 14 points. 

The senior boys lost to the juniors 122-110. Mt. Vernon’s Michael Ertel had seven points, three rebounds, a 3-pointer and an assist and a steal in 21 minutes for the seniors.

North Central’s Kris Wilkes had a team-high 33 points in 35 minutes for the seniors. The juniors were led by Damezi Anderson with 24 points. The juniors shot 55 percent from the field and were 47.5 percent from 3-point range to upend the seniors.

The next girls-boys doubleheader warmup against the juniors is at Plainfield tonight. The exhibitions begin at 6 p.m.

Ertel and Wise will face the Kentucky All-Stars on Saturday in Indianapolis at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and Sunday at Central Hardin High School in Elizabethtown, Ky.

The doubleheader begins at 5 p.m. Saturday The games start at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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Memorial tribute planned for Roy

Patricia L. Roy, who retired as an IHSAA assistant commissioner in 1999, passed away May 23 in Ave Maria, Florida, where she resided. She was 78.

A memorial tribute is scheduled for Sunday in the North Central High School Auditorium at 1801 E. 86th Street, Indianapolis. Guests may enter at Door No. 31 beginning at 2:30 p.m. with the tribute to begin at 3 p.m.

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Classic Empire to miss Belmont with abscess

NEW YORK — The expected favorite for the Belmont Stakes is out of the race.

Classic Empire has an abscess in his right front hoof that will prevent him from running Saturday in the final leg of the Triple Crown series.

Trainer Mark Casse said the abscess was found Wednesday and is a recurrence of the same problem that bothered the colt after his loss in the Holy Bull in February.

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Red Sox announcer says no to translators

NEW YORK — Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy said pitchers such as Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka shouldn’t be allowed translators on the mound and should instead “learn baseball language.”

Remy’s comments Tuesday night during the NESN telecast of the Boston-New York game quickly drew harsh criticism on social media, with some saying there isn’t one universal language for baseball.

The Red Sox analyst made his remarks on air after Tanaka was visited by Japanese translator Shingo Horie and pitching coach Larry Rothschild in the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium.

“I don’t think that should be legal,” Remy said, telling play-by-play man Dave O’Brien, “I really don’t.”

“Learn baseball language. You know, learn, it’s pretty simple. You break it down pretty easy between pitching coach and pitcher after a long period of time,” Remy said.

As he left the broadcast booth after Boston’s 5-4 win, Remy said he had nothing more to say on the subject.