The Sideline – July 21

Marauders senior wins Tennis Classic

Mt. Vernon incoming senior Alaina Nelson won the Community Hospital Anderson Tennis Classic this past week.

Nelson, who played No. 1 singles for Mt. Vernon last spring, captured the tournament’s varsity girls division title.

She defeated the bracket’s top seeded player en route to the victory. This past spring, Nelson helped the Marauders win a fourth straight sectional title and post a record-setting campaign at 20-2 overall.


Maniacs softball conducting tryouts

The Mt. Vernon 10U Maniacs are moving up to 12U softball. The team recently finished the season with two USSSA state championships, a Future Stars of Sports state championship and several tournament wins.

The team is looking for girls that want to play very competitive softball to fill a few positions on the core roster for the 2017-18 season (to include fall ball).

Open tryouts will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at McCordsville Elementary Diamond (7177 N. 600W, McCordsville). A rain date is scheduled July 27.

Participants must bring their own equipment to tryouts and arrive 30 minutes early to register and warm-up.

For information on private tryouts or additional questions, phone or text coach Clint Valentine at 317-935-9691 or


Youth volleyball camp to start this month

The Greenfield-Central youth volleyball camp runs July 25 to 27.

The clinic is open to players in first through eighth grades. The camp will be at Greenfield-Central High School.

Daily sessions for those in first through fifth grades start at 9 and end at 10:30 a.m. For those in sixth through eighth grades, the sessions start at 9 and conclude at 11 a.m.

The cost of the camp is $50 per participant and includes instruction on proper warmup, stretching, technique and preparation.

Information: Fuller, 317-408-7951,


Pacers, KeyBank join in 5-year agreement

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Pacers and KeyBank announced a five-year partnership agreement in which the bank becomes the team’s “Official Banking Partner.”

The agreement also includes the lower-level suites being named the “KeyBank Suite Level,” permanent signage in the fieldhouse, in-game digital signage, the continuation of the popular “Deal or No Deal” timeout contest, three ATMs on site, and in-market promotions that involve register-to-win contests and player appearances.

“KeyBank has been a partner for years now and we are genuinely excited they are taking it to another level with all of our teams,” Pacers Sports & Entertainment President/Chief Operating Officer Rick Fuson said. “Their investment shows the faith KeyBank has in our family, especially becoming an ‘official partner’ of the Fever (WNBA) and the Mad Ants (NBA G-League).”