The Sideline – June 17

Center Grove wins first golf state title

Center Grove began the final round of the IHSAA Boys Golf State Finals in second place but tore it up over the last 18 holes on Wednesday, setting records and earning the school’s first state championship in the sport.

Three Trojans finished among the top-six players lead by junior Noah Gillard who earned overall individual honors with a two-day total (72-66-138) and became his school’s first boys golf state medalist.

Second-ranked Carmel, which held a six-stroke lead after Day 1, finished as this year’s state runner-up (286-300-586), followed by third-ranked and two-time defending champ Westfield (293-301-594), fifth-ranked Noblesville (300-298-598) and No. 11 Columbus North (305-303-608) rounded out the top five.


Golf fundraiser set for next month

The 2017 Joel Young Memorial Chip in Fore Kids golf outing is scheduled for July 20 at Arrowhead Golf Course.

The event begins at 11 a.m., with registration and lunch, followed by a shotgun start at noon. The cost to play is $85 per person.

The Mt. Vernon Education Foundation sponsors the outing and has awarded nearly $250,000 to Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation faculty and staff since 2008. Proceeds from the event will raise funds to support classroom technology, innovation and creativity.

To register and for more information, visit or call 317-482-4110.


Eastern Hancock boys basketball camp next week

A youth hoops camp is being conducted beginning on Monday at Eastern Hancock Elementary School.

The camp runs through Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Players in kindergarten through fifth grade can participate at a cost of $50 per camper.

Each camp day will focus on athletic development, basketball skills and competition.

For more information:


Royals Father-Son hoops clinic set for July

A Father-Son basketball clinic is being conducted at Eastern Hancock Elementary School on July 10.

The clinic is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and costs $20 for the first son and $10 for each additional son.

The event is open to youths in kindergarten through fifth grade. This special clinic offers fathers and sons the opportunity to work on the game of basketball together.

For more information:


Mt. Vernon soccer camp coming up soon

A summer soccer camp will be conducted at Mt. Vernon High School beginning on June 26. The camp will run through June 30 on the high school soccer fields.

Campers in first grade through incoming freshmen are invited to participate. The camp will be conducted from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. each day. The cost is $60 per person.

For more information, contact coach Steve Williams at or coach Matt Mayhew at