The Sideline – August 29

Gibson strong, leads Twins past Blue Jays

Greenfield-Central native Kyle Gibson held the Toronto Blue Jays to two earned runs through 6.2 innings on Sunday to earn his eighth win of the season. 

Sunday’s 7-2 win was another strong outing for the Minnesota Twins right-handed starter, who is now 8-10 on the year. He struck out eight batters in 7.0 innings of one-run baseball on Aug. 22 against the White Sox to earn the 4-1 win.

On Sunday, Gibson struck out seven and issued just one walk while scattering seven hits. He posted a 2.70 ERA in the game and had a 1.29 ERA against the White Sox last week.

With back-to-back consistent outings, Gibson has lowered his season ERA to 5.59 with 90 strikeouts through 122.1 innings pitched. 

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Royal Pride for Parents Rally

Eastern Hancock Athletics is presenting a Royal Pride for Parents Rally at 7 p.m. Wednesday inside the newly renovated auditorium.

Guest speakers include Greg Tonagel, the head men’s basketball coach at Indiana Wesleyan University; and Ryan McCarty, a senior minister at Wilkinson’s Church of Christ.

There will be giveaways during the event, including two free adult sports passes, Royal athletics apparel, a free transportation fee and more. 

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Dream charge back to defeat Fever

ATLANTA – Tiffany Hayes scored 24 points and added the go-ahead bucket in overtime to pace the Atlanta Dream past the Indiana Fever 79-74 on Saturday at McCamish Pavilion.

Brittney Sykes scored 16 points and Elizabeth Williams added 15 to help Atlanta overcome Indiana and remain in contention for the WNBA playoffs.

Indiana (9-23), despite a 14-point lead, 23 points from Erica Wheeler and a career-tying 16 from Jazmon Gwathmey, lost its sixth straight game overall and tied a club record with its seventh straight road defeat.

Indiana returns to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to close its season with home games Wednesday and Saturday against the Minnesota Lynx and San Antonio Stars, respectively.

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Prep Calendar 

Today

Boys soccer

New Palestine at Mt. Vernon, 7 p.m.

Pendleton Heights at Greenfield-Central, 7 p.m.

Girls soccer

Mt. Vernon at Shelbyville, 7 p.m.

Coed cross-country

New Palestine Invitational, 5 p.m.

Boys tennis

New Palestine at Lapel, 4:30 p.m.

Eastern Hancock at Hagerstown, 5 p.m.

Greenfield-Central at Delta, 5:30 p.m.

Girls golf

Hancock County Tournament (at Hawk’s Tail), 4:30 p.m.

Volleyball

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

Mt. Vernon at Brownsburg, 5:30 p.m.

Greenfield-Central at Delta, 6 p.m.

Wednesday

Boys tennis

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

Lapel at Eastern Hancock, 5 p.m.

Mt. Vernon at Anderson, 4:30 p.m.

Whiteland at Greenfield-Central, 5:30 p.m.

Volleyball

Warren Central at New Palestine, 6 p.m.

Girls soccer

Pendleton Heights at Greenfield-Central, 6 p.m.