The Sideline – August 16

Penn, Andrean, Heritage Christian No. 1 in soccer rankings

The Indiana Soccer Coaches Association released its 2017 girls soccer preseason poll on Sunday. 

Class 3A 

1. Penn, 2. Brebeuf Jesuit, 3. Carmel, 4. Avon, 5. Castle, 6. Munster, 7. Terre Haute North, 8. Hamilton Southeastern, 9. F.W. Carroll, 10. Noblesville, 11. Guerin Catholic, 12. Columbus North, 13. Franklin Central, 14. Zionsville, 15. Warsaw, 16. Northridge, 17. Valparaiso, 18. Fishers, 19. Center Grove, 20. Brownsburg

Class 2A

1. Andrean, 2. Lawrenceburg, 3. Evansville Memorial, 4. Cathedral, 5. Batesville, 6. Bellmont, 7. Culver Academy, 8. DeKalb, 9. Mishawaka Marian, 10. Roncalli

Class A

1. Heritage Christian, 2. Evansville Mater Dei, 3. Lafayette Central Catholic, 4. Western Boone, 5. Cardinal Ritter, 6. Providence, 7. Triton Central, 8. F.W. Canterbury

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Pacers open season at home against Brooklyn

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Pacers announced Monday their 2017-18 National Basketball Association schedule with Opening Night, Oct. 18, against the Brooklyn Nets. Game time at Bankers Life Fieldhouse will be 7 p.m.

After the opener, the Pacers host Portland Oct. 20 before making their first road trip of the season, a three-game trip to Miami, Minnesota and Oklahoma City.

Other home games of note include San Antonio (Oct. 29); Houston (Nov. 12); Toronto (Nov. 24), Oklahoma City (Dec. 13), Boston (Nov. 25, Dec. 18); Minnesota (Dec. 31); Cleveland (Dec. 8, Jan. 12); the Los Angeles Lakers (Mar. 19); the Los Angeles Clippers (Mar. 23) and Golden State (Apr. 5).

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Indians’ Brault Named IL Pitcher of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians, in conjunction with the International League, announced that left-hander Steven Brault was named the IL Pitcher of the Week (Aug. 7-13).

The weekly honor is Brault’s second of the season and is the fifth overall for the Tribe in 2017. Right-hander Tyler Glasnow (July 24-30), first baseman/right fielder Joey Terdoslavich (July 13-16) and first baseman Jason Rogers (May 15-21) have all received weekly honors as well.

Brault, 25, did not allow a run while earning two wins for the Tribe this past week at home.

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Prep Calendar 

Today

Volleyball

Westfield at Greenfield-Central, 6 p.m.

New Palestine at Guerin Catholic, 5:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer

Franklin Central at Greenfield-Central, 6 p.m.

New Palestine at Triton Central, 5:30 p.m.

Golf

New Castle at Greenfield-Central, 4:30 p.m.

Shenandoah, Delta at Mt. Vernon, 5 p.m.

Beech Grove at New Palestine, 5 p.m.

Tennis

Bishop Chatard at Mt. Vernon, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday

Tennis

Greenfield-Central at Cardinal Ritter, 5:30 p.m.

Yorktown at New Palestine, 5 p.m.

Girls Soccer

Tipton at Mt. Vernon, 7 p.m.

Boys Soccer

Yorktown at New Palestine, 5:30 p.m.

Volleyball

Eastern Hancock at Cambridge City Lincoln, 6 p.m.

Golf

Triton Central at Eastern Hancock, 5 p.m.