The Sideline – February 2

Free football camp offered by Mt. Vernon

Mt. Vernon football coach Mike Kirschner will be conducting a free camp beginning Feb. 12 for linemen and skill positions.

The camp will include four sessions and will be at the Mt. Vernon Performance Enhancement Center on Feb. 12, 26 and March 5, and inside the Mt. Vernon High School main gym Feb. 20.

Linemen will train from 6 to 7 p.m. on each of the four days. Skill position players will train from 7 to 8 p.m.

The camp is open to students in kindergarten through 11th grade. Participants must wear gym clothes and athletic shoes.

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Pike ranked No. 1 in final ICGSA Poll

The Pike Red Devils were No. 1 in the final Class 4A poll released by the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association on Monday night. Records are as of Monday. First-place votes are in parentheses.

Class 4A ICGSA rankings

Rank, school W-L

1. Pike 130 (13) 21-1

2. Carmel 22-2

3. Castle 21-0

4. Homestead 19-2

5. Lawrence North 20-4

6. Penn 21-1

7. North Harrison 21-2

8. Jeffersonville 18-5

9. North Central 18-6

10. Zionsville 16-5

Others receiving votes: Bedford North Lawrence, Hamilton Southeastern, Northridge, Chesterton, Brownsburg, Fort Wayne South, Warren Central, East Chicago Central, Lake Central, Ben Davis, South Bend St. Joseph’s, East Central.

Class 2A ICGSA rankings

Rank, school W-L

1. Oak Hill (2) 19-2

2. Eastern Pekin (3) 19-3

3. Monroe Central (1) 23-0

4. South Ripley (tie) 19-3

4. Winchester (tie) 20-2

6. Paoli (tie) 19-5

6. North Judson (tie) 19-2

8. Triton Central 18-4

9. Central Noble 17-5

10. North Knox 18-5

Others receiving votes: Crawford County, Providence, Linton-Stockton, Frankton.


Pacers’ Sabonis to compete in challenge

INDIANAPOLIS — Second-year forward Domantas Sabonis of the Indiana Pacers was named as a participant in the Rising Stars Challenge the Friday night during NBA All-Star Weekend, Feb. 16 to 18 in Los Angeles.

Sabonis is the Pacers’ leading rebounder this season at 8.4 rebounds per game and is averaging 12.3 points per game. He has played in 45 of the Pacers’ 47 games this season, with 15 starts.

The game will feature first- and second-year NBA players from the United States against first- and second-year NBA players from around the world. Players are selected by a vote of the league’s assistant coaches. The game will be televised nationally by TNT at 9 p.m.


Prep calendar


Girls basketball

Class 4A

Connersville Sectional


Pendleton Heights vs. Mt. Vernon, 6 p.m.

New Palestine vs. Greenfield-Central, 7:30 p.m.

Class 2A

Triton Central Sectional


Shenandoah vs. Eastern Hancock, 6 p.m.

Triton Central vs. Knightstown, 7:30 p.m.