The Sideline – April 9


Free youth program at Brandywine Park

The Pepsi Pitch, Hit & Run program will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Brandywine Park in Greenfield. The program is free for boys and girls ages 7 to 14.

Pitch, Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. It is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to participate in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills.

Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions — 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 — and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including team championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the 2015 MLB All-Star Game.

The individual Pitching, Hitting and Running champions, along with the all-around champion in each age and gender group at the local competition will be awarded and advance to the sectional level of competition.

Register online at For more information, call local coordinator Greg Hall at 317-966-2954 or the Greenfield Parks Department at 317-477-4340.


New Palestine softball ranked Class 4A No. 6

The Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association softball polls:

4A: 1. Crown Point, 2. Hamilton Southeastern, 3. Bloomington South, 4. Penn, 5. Franklin Central, 6. New Palestine, 7. Lake Central, 8. Center Grove, 9. Carmel, 10. Portage.

3A: 1. Leo, 2. Gibson Southern, 3. South Dearborn, 4. Lebanon, 5. Hanover, 6. West Vigo, 7. Yorktown, 8. South Bend St. Joseph’s, 9. Norwell, 10. Western.

2A: 1. South Spencer, 2. Eastside, 3. Southmont, 4. Scecina, 5. Evansville Mater Dei, 6. Providence, 7. Hammond Bishop Noll, 8. Elwood, 9. Henryville, 10. North Central (Farmersburg).

1A: 1. North Daviess, 2. Carroll, 3. North Miami, 4. Clay City, 5. Triton, 6. Rising Sun, 7. West Washington, 8. Tecumseh, 9. Covington, 10. Tri-Central.


Swim club hosting sign-ups, tryouts

The Greenfield Community Swim Club is conducting summer swim season walk-in registration and tryouts 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. April 15 and 16.

Children ages 7 and younger who can swim 25 yards (one length nonstop) are invited to participate. Swimmers should bring suit, towel and goggles to be tested for group placement. More information can be found at or via email to Mark Logan at [email protected].


Cheerleading camp offered by Cougars

The Greenfield-Central High School cheerleading program will host a mini-camp from June 1 to 3 at the Greenfield-Central Fieldhouse.

The camp is open to participants that are incoming to Grades K to 6. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m., and the camp will run from 4 to 6 p.m. A performance for family and friends will conclude the camp at 5:30 p.m. June 3.

Cost is $50; register by May 15 to receive a free T-shirt and bow.

For more information, contact Greenfield-Central cheer coach Laken Peal at [email protected].


Prep Calendar


Softball: New Palestine at Warren Central, 5:30 p.m.; Cathedral at Mt. Vernon 5:30 p.m.; Connersville at Greenfield-Central, 5:30 p.m.; Hauser at Eastern Hancock, 5:30 p.m.

Tennis: Mt. Vernon at Pendleton Heights, 4:30 p.m.; Eastern Hancock at Cambridge City Lincoln, 5 p.m.; Alexandria-Monroe at Greenfield-Central, 5:30 p.m.

Track: Shelbyville, Greenfield-Central at New Palestine, 5 p.m.; Eastern Hancock at North Decatur, 5 p.m.


Baseball: New Palestine at Greenfield-Central (DH), 5:30 p.m.; Pendleton Heights at Mt. Vernon (DH), 5:30 p.m.

Softball: Shelbyville at Eastern Hancock, 5:30 p.m.; New Palestine at New Castle, 5:30 p.m.

Tennis: New Castle at New Palestine, 4:30 p.m.