The Sideline – June 29

Local players invited to basketball showcase

New Palestine’s Maximus Gizzi, Greenfield-Central’s Will O’Connor and Eastern Hancock’s Addison True are expected to participate in the 15th annual IBCA/IHSAA Underclass Showcase at Ben Davis High School.

The event will take place over two days in Indianapolis. The showcase events, staged by the Indiana Basketball Association with support from the IHSAA, are designed to give exposure to approximately 200 of the top basketball prospects in the state.

The girls showcase is set for July 11, while the boys will play July 12. Action will begin at 3 p.m. and last until 9 p.m. July 12.

The showcase events are NCAA certified, which means college coaches from all levels may attend to evaluate players.

The showcase events are open to the public at $5 per person per day.

Brian Bowen, an assistant coach at New Palestine, will serve as one of the numerous boys coaches during the event.


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.


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 For more information, call Mike Foster at 317-748-8039.


Red Sox manager suspended for 1 game

NEW YORK — Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell has been suspended one game after poking umpire Bill Miller in the chest during an animated argument over the weekend.

Major League Baseball issued the penalty Tuesday and also fined Farrell an undisclosed amount. Farrell missed Tuesday night’s game against Minnesota at Fenway Park.

The dispute began Saturday after Red Sox reliever Fernando Abad was called for a balk in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Angels. Farrell got into a nose-to-nose argument with Miller, touched the umpire’s shirt and was tossed.