The Sideline – September 27

Tennis sectional pairings set

The pairings and times for this week’s Mt. Vernon boys tennis sectional have been released. The defending champion New Palestine Dragons are seeking a sixth consecutive sectional team title. New Palestine opens the tournament today against Eastern Hancock.

Mt. Vernon Sectional 42


New Palestine vs. Eastern Hancock, 5 p.m.


Greenfield-Central vs. Mt. Vernon, 5 p.m.

Pendleton Heights vs. winner of match 1, 5 p.m.


Championship, 4:30 p.m.


Dragons 12th in latest girls soccer rankings

The New Palestine girls soccer program was ranked 12th in this week’s Indiana Soccer Coaches Association’s poll for Class 2A. Below are the complete rankings for Monday, Sept. 25.

Class 3A Girls Soccer Poll

1. Penn, 2. Brebeuf Jesuit, 3. Carmel, 4. Guerin Catholic, 5. Castle, 6. Noblesville, 7. Terre Haute North, 8. Hamilton Southeastern, 9. Zionsville, 10. Columbus North, 11. Evansville North, 12. Munster, 13. Fishers, 14. Brownsburg, 15. East Central, 16. Chesterton, 17. Lafayette Harrison, 18. Huntington North, 19. Northridge, 20. Center Grove

Class 2A Girls Soccer Poll

1. Evansville Memorial, 2. Cathedral, 3. Batesville, 4. South Bend Saint Joseph, 5. Gibson Southern, 6. DeKalb, 7. Chatard, 8. FW Dwenger, 9. Mishawaka Marian, 10. Bellmont, 11. Lawrenceburg, 12. New Palestine, 13. Roncalli, 14. West Lafayette, 15. South Dearborn, 16. Northwood, 17. Highland, 18. Sullivan, 19. Heritage Hills, 20. Culver Academies

Class A Girls Soccer Poll

1. Wheeler, 2. LaVille, 3. Vincennes Rivet, 4. Evansville Mater Dei, 5. Blackhawk Christian, 6. Heritage Christian, 7. Lafayette Central Catholic, 8. Forest Park, 9. Northwestern, 10. Rossville, 11. Providence, 12. Argos, 13. Oldenburg, 14. Covenant Christian, 15. Marquette Catholic, 16. Oak Hill, 17. Cardinal Ritter, 18. Eastbrook, 19. South Spencer, 20. Manchester


Pacers sign Jarrod Uthoff

The Indiana Pacers announced they have signed 6-foot-7 forward Jarrod Uthoff. Per team policy, terms were not disclosed.

Uthoff was undrafted out of the University of Iowa in 2016. He played nine games for the Dallas Mavericks last season and averaged 4.4 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. He played 11 games for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the Pacers’ affiliate in the NBA G League, and averaged 17.1 points, 9.1 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.6 blocks per game.


Pacers, Emmis renew radio partnership

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Pacers have renewed Emmis Communications as the exclusive broadcaster partner of Pacers games.

Mark Boyle will return for his 30th season to do play-by-play and he will be joined for home games by Bobby “Slick” Leonard, who will offer analysis for his 33rd year. Pat Boylan will serve as host/sideline reporter while Eddie White will host the post-game show, Pacers Overtime.

Emmis’ 107.5 FM/1070 AM The Fan will air Pacers games.