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  • The Noblesville varsity baseball team defeated Frankfort 10-1 on Wednesday thanks to a six-run fourth inning. 

    The Millers’ offensive onslaught was led by Mark Goudy, Reese Sharp, Bryce Randolph, and Jackson Ramey, who all drove in runs in the inning.
    Frankfort got on the board in the first inning on a Jose Valdes-Sandoval's sac fly.

    ?CJ Stuckey was the winning pitcher for Noblesville, going four innings, allowing one run on zero hits and striking out three. Ramey threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen.

    ?Jack Espinoza took the loss for Frankfort. He surrendered four runs on four hits over two innings, walking one.

  • The University varsity softball team jumped out in front of Traders Point Christian Academy en route to a 13-3 win Wednesday night. 

    The Trailblazers started the game giving up one run in the first inning, but fought back in the bottom of the first with five runs. 

    During the third inning, Traders Point earned another run, and once again the University answered with a pair of runs in the bottom of the frame. The Trailblazers added another run in the fourth, before scoring five more runs in the fifth to end the game.

    Sophomore Abby Martin pitched all five innings for the Trailblazers, striking out eight.
  • COACH'S CORNER: J.R. MOFFATT

    Coach's Corner is a 'Q' and 'A' featuring the coaches of Hamilton County high schools. This week's volunteer is Hamilton Heights varsity baseball head coach J.R. Moffatt. 

    Q: This is your first year as the varsity baseball head coach at Hamilton Heights — why did you feel now was the right time to step into the role?

    A: Yes, this is my first year as the head coach at Heights. I’ve been the varsity assistant at Hamilton Heights the last two years with Matt Wallace. Coach Wallace left for a job in Michigan after the start of school in the fall. The timing of his departure made it hard to get a replacement since we had no teaching job to offer. When he left, I thought baseball for me here was over as I had committed to helping him however I could. The position went unfilled through the fall and toward the end of November I stuck my head in (Athletic Director) Kurt Ogden’s office and told him to give me a call if he needed any help. I told him we could talk and see if I could help somehow. A couple of days later, I spoke with him and Principal Mason Jarrod and a few minutes into that conversation it kind of became evident as to where it was headed.

    Q: What’s your goal as a first-year varsity head coach, and what do you think is this team’s potential? 

    A: I have deep gratitude for those who have let me be a part of their programs as a player and as a coach. I really want to bring a lot of that into our baseball program. Our program has been really solid the last few years, but we’ve never gotten over the hump to win at a consistently high level come tournament time. This year’s group has potential, but they have to believe and they have to act like and prepare to be champions everyday. It’s hard to not be complacent.


  • Huskies split doubleheader with Elwood
    The Hamilton Heights baseball team split a doubleheader against Elwood on Saturday. 

    After dropping the opener 9-2, the Huskies bounced back to pick up a 9-4 victory in the second game behind Cole Meyer, who pitched the first five innings to earn the win.

    “We just we’re not very good offensively in that first game,” said Hamilton Heights head coach J.R. Moffatt. “We, for whatever reason sometimes, become very passive at the plate. I’m not sure why since we have the ability to hit the ball … We responded really well in the second game. I wasn’t really sure what we would get from our guys after a between game pep talk, where I expressed to them my less than thrilled feelings about what I perceive as a lack of toughness and passion.” 

    Gabe Reel pitched two shutout innings in relief of Meyer in game two to seal the win, as Meyer helped his own cause at the plate. The senior collected three hits, including a double, three runs scored and an RBI. 
  • The IHSBCA No. 3 Fishers Tigers baseball team (13-3/8-1) won their eighth straight game and completed a three-game sweep of the Brownsburg Bulldogs with a 19-6 victory Saturday afternoon.

    The Tigers jumped out to a quick lead, scoring 10 runs with 2-outs in the first inning.  The Tigers added three runs in the second, two runs in the third and four in the seventh.

     As a team, the Tigers pounded out 17 hits with 10 different players collecting at least one hit.  Craig Yoho led Fishers with four hits and four RBIs. JJ Woolwine added three hits, two of which were doubles, and two RBIs. Jack Roudebush contributed three RBIs on two hits, including a double. Kiel Brenczewski also had a pair of hits and two RBIs. Collin Shelton contributed an RBI double, and Alex Jamieson picked up an RBI when he was walked with the bases loaded. 

    Ben Burton reached base all six times he came to the plate. Burton collected three RBIs overall coming from a single, four walks, and a hit by pitch. He also scored three runs. Tristan Baker was on base four times, scoring three runs.

     
     
  • The IHSABCA No. 3 Fishers Tigers baseball team (12-3/7-1) defeated the Brownsburg Bulldogs 8-7 in 10 innings on Friday night to win Game 2 of the Hoosier Crossroad Conference series.

    The Tigers scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take what appeared to be a commanding 7-3 lead heading into the final inning. However, two different two-out errors allowed the Bulldogs to score four unearned runs to tie the score and send the game to extra innings.

    With two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, Matthew Wolff scored the winning run for the Tigers on a wild pitch. Wolff led off the inning with a single and proceeded to steal second and advance to third with a great read on a ball in the dirt. Wolff’s aggressive base running put him in position to score the winning run on the wild pitch. 

    Wolff (1-0) not only scored the winning run, but also earned the victory on the mound pitching 3.1 innings of relief. Wolff entered the game with two outs in the seventh and the go ahead run on third. He induced a groundball to end the inning and continued to pitch brilliantly during the next three innings. Wolff struck out three and did not allow a hit.
  • Lady Huskies defeat conference rival

    Hamilton Heights girls tennis picked up a 5-0 win at home Friday night as they defeated conference foe Lewis Cass.

    The Huskies got straight set wins from Anna Carl at No. 1 singles, Abby Weber at No. 3 singles, Kylie Rose and Emma Knowles at No. 1 doubles and Kinsey Dimmock and Emily Peterson at No. 2 doubles. No. 2 singles player Kennedy Hunter picked up a hard fought three-set win to round out the match for the Huskies.

    “We were thrilled to be able to play match with the sun shining and the temperatures decent. On top of that, our girls played some of their best tennis of the year across the board,” said Hamilton Heights head coach Cameron Scott. “In particular, Kennedy Hunter at No. 2 really played strong. She continues to hit the ball better and better every time she steps on the court.”

  • Shamrocks edge Royals in pitchers' duel

    The Westfield varsity baseball team picked up a 3-1 home win over Hamilton Southeastern Friday night.

    Zach Zaborowski pitched six strong innings, allowing an unearned run to go with eight strikeouts and no walks.

    “Zab was really good tonight,” said Westfield head coach Ryan Bunnell. “He pounded the zone, had command of his pitches and made some big pitches when he needed to.  He has progressively gotten better with each start, which has been great to see.”

    Westfield only managed three hits – one more than Southeastern – but were able to make a pair of first-inning runs stand. Zach Collins picked up the only RBI for the Shamrocks, as the Royals committed two errors to help Westfield extend its lead.

     
  • Westfield senior reflects on no-hitter against Noblesville
    After striking out the final batter in a 3-0 victory over Noblesville on Friday, Westfield’s Matthew Meyer was finally able to crack a smile.

    Throughout the contest, the senior pitcher sat in the back of the dugout, away from his teammates who cheered along the rest of the Shamrocks team. He knew he was on the verge of throwing a no-hitter, but didn't want to think about it too much.

    That seventh-inning strikeout gave him his first victory of the season and completed a 103-pitch no-hitter for Meyer. He finished the day with 10 strikeouts and four walks in his seven innings of work.

    “The whole last inning, I was still pretty calm and relaxed,” Meyer said. “Once I struck out that last batter, I realized what happened, and I saw my teammates running at me. It was pretty sweet … Honestly, it’s something I’ve never really experienced before.”
  • The Noblesville Millers could not stop a disastrous sixth inning against the Zionsville Eagles, and the Millers dropped their second game of the three game series 8-2.

    The first run of the game came in Zionsville’s half of the first inning, when Sam Edgell hit an RBI single, and Nick Nelson plated another run with an RBI groundout. 

    Not an ideal start for Noblesville head coach Justin Keever.

    “We had a unique situation where our first two guys get hits then we have two outs,” said Keever. “Had a bad jump on the steal, then we got a double, tried into a triple which was the right play there and we didn’t get anything out of the first, and that kind of put us behind the eight ball there.”

  • The Hamilton Heights varsity baseball team completed a two-game series sweep of Tipton with a 7-2 win on the road Wednesday night. 

    Ike Peterson pitched seven strong innings to record the win. Peterson also got the Huskies going offensively with a solo home run in the second inning. Later in that inning, Cole Meyer hit a deep three-run homer to left center. Sam Fulton put the seventh run on the board with a homer to deep center. 

    “Ike was terrific tonight,” said Hamilton Heights head coach J.R. Moffatt. “I couldn’t be happier for him. He has struggled at the plate a little to start the season but the last couple of games he’s started to break out of it. For him, to start the scoring tonight with a home run … was terrific. He pitched an unbelievable game.”
  • The Hamilton Heights Lady Huskies softball team dropped a 6-5 game in eight innings to Tipton Wednesday. 

    Taylor Ewing had a double and a homerun with three RBI’s and scored a run, Jessica Kaurich had a hit and scored a run and Aliyah Dorsey had a single, a double and two RBIs.

    Hayley Greene, Sydney Massicotte and Adyson Baber each scored a run. 

    “We played a pretty good game for six innings tonight, but it is a seven-inning game,” said Hamilton Heights head coach Landi Lockwood. “We had solid pitching, made good plays on defense and scored runs when we had runners in scoring position. In the seventh inning, Tipton started getting some solid back to back hits, and we had a couple timely misplays that ended up costing us.”
  • Noblesville names Roden new football coach

    Noblesville Schools has hired 2017 state championship coach Justin Roden as the high school’s new varsity football head coach.

    The hiring was approved Tuesday night at the school board meeting.

    Roden will replace Jason Simmons who recently announced he is leaving Noblesville High School. 

    “We are extremely excited Coach Roden and his family chose to join us and I am confident he will be a great asset in leading the Miller football program,” said NHS Athletic Director Leah Wooldridge. “He has a vision and plan for making our football team successful on the field and for supporting our student-athletes off the field, both of which we value highly at (Noblesville High School).” 

     
  • Friday night’s varsity baseball game between Sheridan and Indianapolis Washington was called after four innings due to darkness with the Blackhawks leading 22-2. 

    Sheridan opened the onslaught with four runs in the top of the first inning and followed with 10 runs in the second. 

    Indianapolis pushed two runs across in the bottom of the frame, but Sheridan answered with another eight runs in the third. 

    Cameron Hovey led the Blackhawks with five RBIs on a hit and a walk. Corbin Went knocked in two runs on a pair of hits, and Jacob Vita, Luke Chesney, Kyle Archer, Cole Bales, Reese Fisher, Walker Casler and Cole Cummings each logged an RBI. 
  • In the first game of a Friday night doubleheader between Hoosier Crossroads Conference rivals Noblesville and Westfield, the Millers Reese Sharp drove in five runs in a 14-7 win. In game two, the Shamrocks Matthew Meyer threw a no hitter in a 3-0 Westfield victory. 

    The Millers opened the first game with four runs in the bottom of the first inning off of Shamrocks starter Matthew Robinson. Noblesville knocked Robinson from the game in the second inning, scoring seven more runs before an out was recorded. 

    The offensive barrage was thanks to singles by DJ Owens, Jacob Thieman and Cooper Miles, and triples by Tyler Owens, Sharp and Bryce Randolph.

    Robinson allowed 11 runs on 10 hits in one inning pitched.