The Sideline – December 13

Royals Boosters hosting pork burger dinner

The Eastern Hancock Athletic Boosters will be conducting a Pork Burger Dinner prior to and during the girls and boys basketball games versus Knightstown on Friday from 5 p.m. until halftime of the boys’ game in the high school cafeteria.

The cost is a freewill donation. A portion of the proceeds from the dinner will go to the Dylan Hiner Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Riley Charles Settergren Foundation.

Make plans to attend to help raise funds to assist the Knightstown and Eastern Hancock communities in establishing funds to remember these two young men. If you are unable to attend and would still like to donate to these funds, you may send a check payable to the Eastern Hancock Athletic Boosters to the Eastern Hancock High School Athletic office. Please note on your check it is for the Hiner/Settergren scholarships.

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Mt. Vernon Boosters hosting dinner fundraiser

The Mt. Vernon Adult Athletic Boosters are hosting a dinner fundraiser on Saturday, provided by Rollin Smoke BBQ.

Dinner will be served between the Mt. Vernon varsity girls basketball game against North Central and the boys varsity game against Rushville. The girls game will start at 1:30 p.m. with the boys at 7:30 p.m. with junior varsity games at noon and 6 p.m.

Rollin Smoke BBQ owner Urban Piworski will be cooking and serving his famous smoked pulled pork, chicken and hotdogs, along with sides. The dinner will be available inside the Mt. Vernon High School cafeteria (enter door No. 7) from 3 to 7 p.m. Adult dinners are $8 and kids eat for $3.

Mt. Vernon Marauders spirit wear will be available to purchase throughout the day. Also, various sport teams have put together baskets which will be put up for silent auction during the day with winners being announced at halftime of boys varsity game.

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Royals conducting fundraiser this weekend

The Eastern Hancock High School girls basketball team will be raising money Saturday evening at Walmart in Greenfield, located at 1965 N. State St.

The players will be ringing bells for The Salvation Army from 4 to 8 p.m. at both entrances.

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Oladipo Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for Week 8, the NBA announced Monday.

Oladipo led the Pacers to a 4-0 record from Dec. 4-10, and averaged 30.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.8 steals per game. He shot 51.2 percent from the field and 51.4 percent from three-point range over the Pacers’ four wins.

The award marks Oladipo’s second Player of the Week this season (Week 2). He joins Houston’s James Harden (three times) as the only players in the NBA this season to earn Player of the Week honors more than once.

Oladipo shares honors with Golden State’s Kevin Durant, who was named Western Conference Player of the Week.