The Sideline – July 29

Royals golf fundraiser set for August

The Eastern Hancock baseball and softball golf outing will be Aug. 26 at Hawk’s Tail of Greenfield.

The Florida Scramble event will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Registration is at 7 a.m. The cost is $60 per person and $240 per team (four players per team).

Prizes will be awarded to the first- and last-place teams along with other prizes. A portion of the proceeds will support the Eastern Hancock baseball and softball programs.

The deadline to register is Aug. 18.

Information: Royals athletics website; 260-410-2604.


Running events set for next month

A 10K and 5K run in addition to a one-mile run and 5K walk will be conducted on Aug. 12 in Mooreland in neighboring Henry County.

The events start at the fairgrounds on the south end of town with traffic control and water stations planned for participants.

The entry fee with a shirt is $21 for the 5K and 10K, $14 for the non-competitive 5K walk and $11 for the fun run. Prices increase after the Aug. 5 deadline. Without a shirt, the entry fees drop to $12, $6 and $2.

No participation will be allowed without registration.

Check in and late registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with races starting at 8:20 a.m. with the 10K run and 5K walk. A car show is scheduled for 1 p.m. and the fair opens at 3 p.m. with a parade.

Running awards will be presented to the top three males and females in the 5K and the top two males and females in the 10K.

For more information on registration, contact Terry Wallen at 765-766-6116 or


Colts long-time physician Rettig stepping down

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts have announced that long-time Head Team Physician Arthur C. Rettig, M.D. is stepping down from his role to serve as Emeritus Associate Team Physician. Rettig was the very first physician to join the Colts upon the team’s relocation to Indianapolis in 1984, and has served as Head Team Physician since 1999.

“Dr. Rettig has had an amazing 50-year career practicing sports medicine and orthopedic surgery,” said Colts Owner and CEO Jim Irsay. “We are extremely grateful for his outstanding service, professionalism and friendship as our team physician for more than three decades. I am also pleased he is going to continue serving the team as Emeritus Associate Team Physician.”

The Colts also announced that Dr. Thomas Klootwyk, who has been an associate team physician for 18 years, will step into the role as Head Team Physician. Klootwyk joined Indianapolis-based Methodist Sports Medicine following his orthopedic sports medicine training there. He has been with the Colts as a team physician and orthopedic consultant since 1999.


White Sox trade Jennings to Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired bullpen help, obtaining left-handed reliever Dan Jennings from the Chicago White Sox for minor league first baseman Casey Gillaspie.

Jennings was 3-1 with a 3.45 ERA in 48 appearances for the White Sox this season.