The Sideline – February 24


Greenfield youth soccer sign-ups underway

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Cougars cheer program sets dates

Greenfield-Central cheerleading open practice for Grades 9 to 12 is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and March 9 in the Cheer Loft. A mandatory cheer parent meeting will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. March 11 in the Cougar Meeting Room. Clinics are 6 to 8 p.m. March 17 and 19, with cheer tryouts at 4 p.m. March 20.

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Girls basketball semistates nearing

Several girls basketball regionals Saturday were postponed for weather and were scheduled to be completed Monday evening (results not available at press time). From the regionals that were played Saturday, here are the semistate matchups for this Saturday:

At Crown Point

Class A: Lafayette Central Catholic vs. Oregon-Davis, 1 p.m.

Class 4A: Homestead vs. Merrillville, 3 p.m.

At Warsaw

Class 2A: Wabash vs. Fort Wayne Canterbury, 4 p.m.

Class 3A: Tippecanoe Valley vs. Rochester, 6 p.m.

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Show off hoops skills at Eastern Hancock

The Eastern Hancock Athletic Boosters will conduct their annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament March 14 at Eastern Hancock Schools. The tourney will consist of five divisions of play for boys and girls, as well as an open division for those older than high school age. Early registrations due March 7. Space permitting, registrations will be accepted from 9 to 10 a.m. the day of the tourney.

For more information, including an entry form, visit the school websites at or, or contact Greg Hall at [email protected].

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Youth baseball, softball sign-ups now underway

* The Eastern Hancock Youth Baseball Program is accepting registration for boys and girls in 6U, 9U and 12U leagues. Register with Lorrie Edwards in the high school athletics office. Cost is $50 per player. Volunteers for coaching and umpiring are sought. For more information, contact Stu Fisher at [email protected].

* Registration for the Greenfield Youth Baseball Association Recreational League will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Riley Park concession stand, 810 E. Lincoln St. The league is for boys ages 5 to 16. Practices begin in late March, with games beginning April 18 and continuing through June.

* A New Palestine High School Softball Clinic will be conducted from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to noon on March 7 for Grades K-6. The clinic will be directed by coach Ed Marcum, varsity head coach. Flyers available at all elementary schools.

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Upcoming Big Ten men’s basketball docket


Wisconsin at Maryland, ESPN, 7 p.m.


Indiana at Northwestern, BTN, 7 p.m.

Illinois at Iowa, BTN, 9 p.m.


Minnesota at Michigan State, BTN, 7 p.m. 

Nebraska at Ohio State, ESPN/ESPN2, 7 p.m.

Rutgers at Purdue, ESPNU, 9 p.m. 


Michigan at Maryland, ESPN/ESPN2, noon

Iowa at Penn State, ESPNU, 6 p.m. 

Northwestern at Illinois, BTN, 7 p.m. 


Michigan State at Wisconsin, CBS or BTN, 4 p.m.

Purdue at Ohio State, BTN, 7:30 p.m.

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Prep schedule


Boys basketball: Westfield at Mt. Vernon, 7:30 p.m.; New Palestine at Whiteland, 7:30 p.m.

Gymnastics: New Palestine at Shelbyville, 6 p.m.


Boys basketball: Greenfield-Central at Plainfield, 7:30 p.m.


Boys basketball: Yorktown at Mt. Vernon, 7:30 p.m.; Greenwood at New Palestine, 7:30 p.m.; Eastern Hancock at Hagerstown, 7:30 p.m.