The Sideline – September 5

Gibson collects third straight win

Greenfield-Central graduate Kyle Gibson threw six scoreless innings for the Minnesota Twins on Saturday to earn his third consecutive win.

Gibson scattered five hits, struck out five and didn’t walk a single batter as the Twins’ offense rolled the visiting Kansas City Royals 17-0.

The win improved Gibson’s season record to 9-10 and lowered his season ERA to 5.33 through 128.1 innings pitched. He has 95 strikeouts on the year. 

Gibson posted a 3.90 ERA in five starts in August and has recorded three straight quality starts for the first time since July 2015.

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Rossi wins at Watkins Glen as championship tightens

Alexander Rossi completed a dream weekend with a win in the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen. Josef Newgarden endured a nightmare incident in the race that leaves the IndyCar Series championship battle wide open for the 12th straight year heading to the season finale.

Rossi won the 60-lap race at Watkins Glen International from the pole position. The 25-year-old Californian led a race-high 32 laps and drove across the finish line 0.9514 of a second ahead of four-time Watkins Glen winner Scott Dixon.

Verizon IndyCar Series point standings: Josef Newgarden 560, Scott Dixon 557, Helio Castroneves 538, Simon Pagenaud 526, Will Power 492, Alexander Rossi 476, Graham Rahal 466, Takuma Sato 421, Tony Kanaan 375, Ryan Hunter-Reay 373.

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Prep Calendar

Today

Boys tennis

Greenfield-Central at Mt. Vernon, 5:30 p.m.

Anderson Prep at Eastern Hancock, 5 p.m.

Girls golf

Greenfield-Central, Hagerstown at Connersville (Willowbrook), 5 p.m.

New Palestine, Westfield at Hamilton Southeastern, 4 p.m.

Tri, Knightstown, Union County at Eastern Hancock, 4:30 p.m.

Hamilton Heights, Guerin Catholic at Mt. Vernon (Arrowhead), 4:30 p.m.

Girls soccer

Greenfield-Central at Heritage Christian, 6 p.m.

Boys soccer

Greenfield-Central at Franklin Central, 7 p.m.

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

Mt. Vernon at Yorktown, 7 p.m.

Volleyball

Union County at Eastern Hancock, 6 p.m.

Wednesday

Cross country

Greenfield-Central Cougarpalooza, 5 p.m.

Girls golf

Greenfield-Central at Pendleton Heights (Fall Creek), 5 p.m.

Mt. Vernon, Muncie Central at Delta, 5 p.m.

Girls soccer

Delta at Greenfield-Central, 6 p.m.

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

Volleyball

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

Eastern Hancock at Wapahani, 6 p.m.

Boys tennis

New Palestine at Lawrence Central, 5 p.m.

Mt. Vernon at Lawrence North, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday

Boys tennis

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

Waldron at Eastern Hancock, 5 p.m.

Shelbyville at Mt. Vernon, 5 p.m.

Volleyball

Greenfield-Central at New Castle, 6 p.m.

Mt. Vernon at Yorktown, 6 p.m.

Boys soccer

Mt. Vernon at Greenfield-Central, 7 p.m.

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

Girls golf

New Palestine at Shelbyville, 5 p.m.

Union County at Eastern Hancock, 5 p.m.

Mt. Vernon, Yorktown at Lapel, 4:30 p.m.