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.


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.


Prep Calendar


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.


Union County at Eastern Hancock, 6 p.m.


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.


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.


Boys tennis

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

Waldron at Eastern Hancock, 5 p.m.

Shelbyville at Mt. Vernon, 5 p.m.


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.