The Sideline – June 28

Cougar cross-country camp begins in July

The 2017 Greenfield-Central Junior High cross-country camp is set July 17 to 20.

Each session will be conducted from 8 to 10:30 a.m. daily at Brandywine Park.

The camp will include instructions on proper warmup, stretching, running technique, racing strategies, information on nutrition, goal setting, mental preparation and motivation.

The cost of the camp is $50 per runner. The fee includes a camp T-shirt, participation plaque, refreshments and prizes.

Pre-registration deadline is Monday. All participants must have a current physical on file with the school corporation to participate.

To register online, visit gcjhsxc.weebly.com. For more information, call Mike Foster at 317-748-8039.

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Eastern Hancock go-kart fundraiser set

The Eastern Hancock Athletic Boosters Club is hosting its second annual Go-Kart Racing Fundraiser on July 10 at New Castle Motorsports Park.

The event starts at 5 p.m., with registration at 4 p.m. All karts and safety gear will be provided by New Castle Motorsports Park.

Race team members must be 14 or older with a birth certificate or a valid driver’s license. No open shoes are permitted. Tennis shoes or boots and long pants are required.

Teams can consist of one driver or a maximum of four at a cost of $500 per team. Teams may buy back laps down at $20 each lap.

The winning team will receive a trophy and a 1-hour pass (per participant) to race on a future date.

Registration deadline is July 3. To register, contact Greg Hall at 317-448-0866 or Bryan Smith 317-468-5145.

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Helping Hands nonprofit planning golf event

Helping Hands for Freedom, a nonprofit aiding families of the fallen, wounded and deployed, has several spots left in its charity golf outing.

The event will be July 16 at Bear Chase Golf Club (2660 N. Riley Hwy.) in Shelbyville. The outing is a four-person scramble at $300 per team or $75 per golfer.

Lunch, dinner and golf will be provided. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and golf starts at noon.

For more information or to register, contact Paul Gable at 317-412-7881.

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Marlins trade shortstop for Rays minor-leaguers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays are in the thick of the AL East race and hoping Adeiny Hechavarria can help them stay there.

Tampa Bay acquired the veteran shortstop from the Miami Marlins more than a month before the trade deadline Monday, saying he’s a “Gold Glove-caliber” defender who’s also capable of making them better offensively.

The Rays, who opened a series at Pittsburgh on Tuesday night, ended play Sunday with a 40-38 record — 2½ games behind the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, who were virtually tied for the division lead.

The Marlins received right-handed pitcher Ethan Clark and outfielder Braxton Lee in the swap.