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  • Seven professional wrestling matches will be held at Freedom Church this Saturday starting at 6 p.m. Ringside seats, which include the first three rows, are $20 while general admission is $15.

  • OUT IN THE OPEN: Deer rifle redux, winter morels and more

    Our friends at the state legislature may finally be getting it right.

  • WESTFIELD – Westfield’s Viper Aquatics swim club has announced it will partner with Indiana Swimming and USA Swimming to co-host the Arena Pro Swim Series meet at the IUPUI natatorium in Indianapolis from March 2-4, 2017.

  • Promoting education based athletics in Indiana"

    College basketball is getting close to tournament time, and one of the best mid-majors in the country, Illinois State, has relied on good defense while standing atop the Missouri Valley Conference, according to their coach Dan Muller.

  • Noblesville native sparks Emory

    Junior Whit Rapp has helped the Emory University men’s basketball team to a 14-4 overall record, with its 5-2 ledger in the University Athletic Association good for third place.

  • The Southeastern swim school has open registration for their spring 2017 classes. Daytime and evening lessons are offered for children ages three and older. Children must be toilet-trained or wear swim diapers in order to participate.

  • There is an old adage in stage and television that says you should never work with kids or animals. Both are unpredictable and they will also eventually do something so cute that it will upstage your performance, even if you are currently juggling sixteen flaming bowling pins while singing light opera as you perform elective surgery.

  • WESTFIELD – Westfield’s annual winter fun run returns to Grand Park Saturday, when participants race their way through the third annual Melt the Trail 5K walk/run.

  • WESTFIELD, IN — Grand Park has announced that Methodist Sports Medicine will become the official sports medicine provider for the campus, a sports destination developed by the City of Westfield that hosts major sporting events and attracted nearly two million visits last year.

  • "Promoting education based athletics in Indiana"

    Super Bowl 51 will feature the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday. Will you watch the game? The human interest stories on the coaches, players and their families is a good reason to tune in.

  • The Southeastern swim school has open registration for their spring 2017 classes. Daytime and evening lessons are offered for children ages three and older. Children must be toilet-trained or wear swim diapers in order to participate.

    Classes are first come, first serve.

    For additional information, go to hseswimlessons.com or you can email Southeastern Swim School director Heather Streett at joinsoutheasternswimclub@gmail.com or call her at 317-579-0164.

  • OUT IN THE OPEN: Tree cutting not immoral

    Several months ago I had a conversation with one of the most vilified men in state government – a talk that changed my overall outlook about our wildest places.

  • "Promoting education based athletics in Indiana"

    There are many factors that determine how you can become a successful student-athlete. Have you given any thought on how and why certain student-athletes make a positive impact on their school?

  • OUT IN THE OPEN: Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trades Show 2017

    Should I tell you that I'm sitting on the 28th floor looking at blue skies, palm trees, snow-capped mountains and the Las Vegas strip?

  • "Promoting education based athletics in Indiana"

    This past week a NFL general manager was asked to respond to the poor behavior of his star player, wide receiver Odell Beckham, after a tough playoff loss. Jerry Reese was quoted as saying, "He's a smart guy but sometimes he doesn't do smart things."

  • OUT IN THE OPEN: Wild news concerning endangered species

    WHAT’S WRONG WITH PEOPLE? - For the fifth time in recent years, a highly-endangered whooping crane has been shot to death in Indiana.

  • The pairings for the 42nd Annual IHSAA Girls Basketball State Finals presented by the Indiana Fever & Indiana Pacers will be announced this Sunday, Jan. 15 via television, radio and webstream.

  • Sport ‘Show Season’ rundown for 2017

    Have you gone stir-crazy yet?

  • "Promoting education based athletics in Indiana"

    School is back in session and 2017 is here. What did you learn from your sports experience during 2016? What changes will you make in the new year? What will you do the same?

  • New year, new ventures

    Grand Park has had quite a year.

    From the Trump rally to the Mayor’s Yellow Tie Ball to the Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament and everything in between, Grand Park has hosted more than 300 events, drawing about 750,000 visitors in 2016.

  • OUT IN THE OPEN: 2016 outdoors was a year of twists, turns

    Brushing aside the small group of social media drama queens who are proclaiming “2016 is the worst EVER!” our rapidly-fading year was like every other in human existence: full of twists and turns, tragedy and triumph, frustration and fun. The Indiana outdoors scene was no different.

  • Grand Park submits proposal for Little League Headquarters
    WESTFIELD — Grand Park and the City of Westfield have submitted an official proposal to become the new home of the Little League® Central Region Headquarters.
  • WESTFIELD - With nearly 30 events under its belt and more than 20,000 visitors since it opened in July, Grand Park Events Center is celebrating a successful inaugural year, with more growth on the horizon for 2017.

  • The Boys and Girls Club will be playing host to the Leland Brown Jr. 3v3 basketball tournament on Dec. 17 with proceeds going to the Leland Brown Jr. basketball scholarship fund.

  • Basketball Day in Indiana is a new event brought to Indianapolis by Fox Sports Indiana this coming Saturday. The day will feature three high school games, a Butler versus Cincinnati basketball game and the Pacers versus Portland.

    The three high school games will be a Carmel girls basketball game vs. Center Grove and two boys basketball games between Lapel and New Castle as well as North Central and New Albany.

  • The Noblesville Athletic Club will be starting a 10-week weight loss program in January called ‘LOSE IT!’

    This is the first year the NAC is putting on the program and NAC marketer Kelsey Schwarz said goals for the program is to educate and motivate.

  • Golf, Ill. – Strong support from Indiana golf fans, Crooked Stick Golf Club and BMW helped the 2016 BMW Championship raise $2.8 million for the event’s sole charity, the Evans Scholars Foundation.
  • The Noblesville Athletic Club will be starting a 10-week weight loos program in January called ‘LOSE IT!’ Free memberships will be given to participants who lose the largest percentage of weight between Jan. 9 and March 19.
  • Lightning Bolts strike victory

    Eight weeks and 12 games is how long it’s been for one Boys& Girls Club kindergarten through third grade volleyball team since the beginning of the season. Despite a second-place spot for most of the eight weeks, the Lightning Bolts rallied to victory in the K-3 volleyball championships Thursday.

  • WESTFIELD, IN— Grand Park is gearing up to host the best men’s collegiate soccer players in the nation, serving as host for the Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournaments for this weekend.

  • Conner basketball courts to close next week

    In preparation of the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville’s future construction project, the City of Noblesville has ended its lease for the space used to host the Conner Basketball Courts. The Noblesville Parks Department will begin removing the rims and backboards at Conner Courts on Nov. 8 and 9 in preparation for the entire goals and courts to be removed.

  • William Knox appointed Director of Grand Park

    WESTFIELD—The City of Westfield is pleased to announce that William Knox has been appointed Director of Grand Park. He brings a strong background in sports business, administration and marketing to the position.

  • Big Ten Conference selects Grand Park as site of men’s soccer tournament

    WESTFIELD — Grand Park is gearing up to host the best men’s collegiate soccer players in the nation, serving as host for the Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournaments for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

  • University’s Hill helps San Francisco Giants scout team to win national championship

    Ft. Myers, FL. – The 17u San Francisco Giants Scout Team, coached by Kevin Christman, the San Francisco Giants Indiana area scout, walked off in the bottom of the 9th inning to win the Perfect Game WWBA Underclass World Championship last week.

  • CHARLESTON, S.C. - US Club Soccer is returning its 2017 national championship events - 2017 NPL Finals and National Cup XVI Finals - to Grand Park in Westfield.

  • NHS Cheerleaders earn top awards

    The Noblesville High School varsity and junior varsity cheerleading squads both took first place – and the varsity earned Grand Champion honors at a competition at Purdue University’s Mackey Arena, earlier this month.

  • Beginning in November, indoor leagues are being offered for ages 8 Under to Adult with options to play both full and small-sided play, futsal and more at the events center in Grand Park, where Indiana Soccer recently established its headquarters.

  • WESTFIELD, IN-- MAX LAX, a Central Indiana-based lacrosse league, has selected the Grand Park Events Center as the home of its fall and winter indoor programs and also has become the Official Indoor Lacrosse Provider of the state-of-the-art indoor facility.

  • "Promoting education based athletics in Indiana"

  • WESTFIELD — Grand Park is pleased to announce that the Indiana Soccer Association (ISA) has relocated its headquarters to the Grand Park Events Center. Beginning in November, Indiana Soccer will also offer a variety of indoor soccer leagues for ages 8U through Adult with options for both full and small-sided play, Futsal and more.

  • WESTFIELD – Two renowned stars of the racetrack will be joining in on the festivities at this year’s Grand Junction Derby.

  • Courtesy of John Harrell
  • SPOKANE, Wash. – Scorebook Live, the creator of the first mobile application approved for use as an Official Scorebook in the game of basketball, announced last week that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association to jointly promote and market Scorebook Live to high school teams across the state of Indiana.

  • The Sheridan Horseshoe League final night took place last week and United Feeds came out on top.

  • "Promoting education based athletics in Indiana"

  • WESTFIELD – Carol Bruggeman, executive director of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association will be the featured speaker at the third annual “College GameDay” softball event on Sunday, Sept. 18.

    The Opening Ceremonies will take place at 10:40 a.m. on Diamond 23 immediately before the Purdue vs. Indiana State game. The event features 14 collegiate softball programs.

  • BMW Championship: DJ does the double

    CARMEL – U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson won the prestigious Playoff tournament for the second time.

  • CARMEL – Gates at Crooked Stick Golf Club will open for the 2016 BMW Championship at 7 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, with first round play scheduled to resume at 8 a.m. Second round play is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. with players going off in threesomes on holes Nos. 1 and 10.

  • 13-Year-Old Andie Kalemba will be throwing the first pitch on College GameDay on Sept. 18

  • WESTFIELD — This weekend, Sept. 3-4, the Indiana Fire Juniors are hosting the 3rd annual Grand Park Cup Soccer Tournament for youth soccer teams ages U9-U15. The event features 300 teams from six states: Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio.

  • CARMEL – When patrons arrive at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana, for the 2016 BMW Championship, they will experience the drama, action and excitement of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup in a premier, fan-friendly environment.

  • Athletes sign posters for community

    Noblesville athletes gathered at Greek’s Pizzeria Monday for a public signing and some discounted pizza. Athletes were chosen by their coaches to represent their team for the 2016-17 school year.

  • Colts Football Tour comes to Noblesville

    The Colts Night Football Tour will be present at the Noblesville High School’s football home opener Friday.

  • Runner chosen for leadership program

    KOKOMO, Ind. — For Brooke Runyon, being one of only 13 student athletes nationwide selected for the Red Cross/NAIA Collegiate Leadership Program is about more than building her own skills and boosting her résumé.

  • Monon Trail affected by construction

    WESTFIELD – Beginning this week, contractors will commence tree clearing operations for the first phase of The Retreat on The Monon, a Pulte Group development.

  • Cicero Triathlon hits the course Sunday

    In its 33rd year, the 2016 Cicero Triathlon headlines the 3rd Annual Cicero Triathlon Weekend, which will all takes place on Sunday, Aug. 21, with a full-sprint distance course.

  • The Westfield 13U and 14U baseball tryouts are this Sunday July 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. On the Westfield Shamrocks high school baseball diamond.
  • Entering their eighth year in existence, Carlos Knox’s Indy Pro-Am series visited Jonathan Byrd’’s Fieldhouse in Westfield on Thursday night bringing with it some of the most talented basketball in the state.
  • Festivities continue at Grand Park
    In the blistering Indiana heat, Westfield Mayor Andy Cook delivered a message that the 370000 square-foot Events Center that opened up its doors on Thursday is all for building the community.
  • Grand Park Events Center opens up
    The Opening Celebration for the Grand Park Events Center, the 370000 square-foot indoor field sports and events facility kicked off on Thursday with bounce houses adorning one of its three soccer fields.
  • In addition the Opening Celebration for the new Events Center this weekend, Grand Park is also hosting the US Lacrosse National Championships.
  • Hillman, Teague teach campers in Westfield
    Around 200 youth basketball players gathered at Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse in Westfield to take part in the 2016 Pacers Summer Hoops Tour. The clinic, which was sponsored by McDonald’s and Gatorade, was free to the first 125 of the campers that signed up.
  • The Opening Celebration of the Grand Park Events Center, the 370000 square-foot indoor field sports and events facility will be held Thursday, July 21 through Saturday, July 23.
  • The Cicero James Evans Post 341 will be hosting the American legion Baseball Regional Tournament this weekend July 15-17 at Hamilton Heights High School.
  • One of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s largest fundraisers of the year, the 2y6th First Merchants Hall of Fame Golf Classic will take place on Monday, July 18 at Pebble Brook Golf Course in Noblesville.
  • WESTFIELD — Westfield Athletics is excited to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of opening the new high school. The current building opened for the 1997-98 school year and 2016-17 will mark the 20th year.
  • Starting today, Hamilton County will play host to some of the best basketball from around the country. The Adidas Invitational kicks off today with several of the top teams and players as well as college coaches from around the country participating.
  • WYSI Football is honored to participate in the NFL Mascots versus Peewee Football game behind held at Carmel High School Football Stadium on Friday July 15, with gates opening at 4 p.m. For NFL Play 60 Zone, autograph sessions featuring Blue and other NFL Mascots, Colts Cheerleaders, Colts players, as well as other attractions.
  • Grand Park will host five major events this upcoming Fourth of July weekend. Four major tournament events will be hosted by Bullpen Tournaments, the Amateur Baseball Championships and the Freedom Classic, which will collectively showcase 81 of the nation’s elite baseball teams.
  • The third annual Grand Run 5K Run/Walk presented by Wellbrooke of Westfield is scheduled for Saturday, July 23 at 7:30 a.m.
  • Legacy of Brown continues
    Leland Brown Jr’s life was all about basketball. Whether it was playing with the Noblesville Millers in high school, the University of Indianapolis in college or at the Noblesville Boys and Girls Club just for fun he nearly always had a basketball in his hand. Brown would attempt to play in every tournament within driving distance.
  • The Noblesville Boys and Girls Club of Noblesville is partnering with the Indiana Pacers for the third year to put on a summer basketball camp.
  • US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the 2016 US Youth Soccer Region II Presidents Cup Champions who were crowned Sunday at Grand Park.
  • Kent Frandsen has had a golf club in his hand since he was a kid.
    He’s lived, talked, played and breathed golf for a long, long time. Probably longer than even he remembers.
    The championship golfer has won three Indiana Men’s Amateur titles.
  • Carmel native named NCAC Tennis Player of the Year
    The North Coast Athletic Conference announced that five Kenyon College Lords were included among the honorees listed on the 2016 All-NCAC men’s Tennis Team. Senior Sam Geier, a Carmel native, was selected as the conference’s Player of the Year.
  • McAree named GLVC Men’s Golf Player of the Year
    University of Indianapolis sophomore, and former Hamilton Southeastern Royal, Graham McAree was voted the Great Lakes Valley Conference Men’s Golf Player of the Year.
  • Knightstown’s Historic Hoosier Gym, Movie home of the “Hoosiers” Hickory Huskers is again the site of the Hoosiers’ Reunion All-Star Classic.
  • The Indiana High School Athletic Association announced the pairings for the 32nd annual softball state tournament, slated to begin on May 23.
  • Noblesville boys’ basketball head coach Brian McCauley and his coaching staff will hosting the Miller Basketball Camps June 6-9 and June 13-16 at Noblesville High School.
  • Westfield Youth Soccer Association begins its first recreational soccer season at Grand Park this Saturday, April 30.
  • Carmel native named NCAC Player of the Week
    For the third time in his career and the second time this season, Kenyon College senior, and Carmel native, Sam Geier earned the North Coast Athletic Conference men’s tennis Player of the Week award.
  • An elite group of the state’s 2015-16 seniors will participate in the 28th annual North/South Indiana All-Star Classic.
  • The first World Championship of Horseshoes took place in Bronson, Kansas in 1910. Sheridan has Hamilton County’s only Horseshoe League. Interested?
  • Wheaton College (Ill.) student-athletes were recognized for their achievements during the fall 2015 semester.
  • This weekend, April 15-17, Grand Park will welcome more than 290 teams from 17 states and Canada for the Crossroads of America College Men’s Showcase.
  • The city of Westfield and Grand Park are pleased to announce a new partnership with adidas America.
  • The Noblesville Millers announced the field for their 2016 Noblesville Holiday Boys’ Basketball Tournament. Five teams from last year’s tournament and three new teams will make up the teams participating.
  • Six senior boys basketball players and one coach from Hamilton County have been selected to participate in the Top 60 Hoosier Basketball Magazine workout Sunday. The six players are: Hunter Crist, Hamilton Heights; John Kiser, Noblesville; Christian Munson, Guerin Catholic; Lance Dollison and Cameron Wolter, Fishers; and Preston Flamion, Carmel. The coach is Chad Ballenger, Hamilton Heights.
  • The Guerin Catholic Golden Eagles baseball team outlasted the Perry Meridan Falcons on the road pulling out a 9-7 victory on Saturday afternoon.
  • The Milan ’54 Hoosiers Museum proudly announces the release of “Dreams of Legends” the new 24 minute official documentary of the 1954 Milan High School Boys State Championship team.
  • A former Noblesville Miller, Tyler Green, picked up an accolade for the UW-Eau Claire hockey team. The Goaltender was named ACHA Men's First Team All-American for Division III.
  • Wizards entertain the masses
    Regardless of what the scoreboard read on Wednesday night, the real winner was the community of Noblesville. In front of a packed house at The Mill, the Harlem Wizards dunked, dazzled and entertained to raise money for the Noblesville Schools Education Foundation, which provides classroom grants for schools throughout the school district as well as scholarships for students planning to pursue a degree in education.
  • Millers add to Athletic Hall of Fame
    Noblesville High School added to its Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday night.
  • This Saturday night at the Noblesville Millers boys' varsity basketball game against Columbus North, the 2015-16 Noblesville High School Athletic Hall of Fame class will be inducted. The ceremony will take place during halftime of the varsity game. The inductees from this year's class includes athletes, coaches and teams from the 1990s. The individuals and teams inducted are listed below along with short bios.
  • The Guerin Catholic Golden Eagles wrestling team tied the school record for wins in a season with their 10th win of the season by beating the Lafayette Harrison Raiders 40-38 at home on Tuesday night.
  • The Southeastern Swim School is planning their for their spring swimming lessons. The Southeastern Swim Club is located at Hamilton Southeastern High School Natatorium.
  • The Fishers Tigers boys' and girls' swimming and diving teams finished third and second respectively at the North Central swimming invite on Wednesday.
  • Five decorated sports journalists will be recognized with Virgil Sweet Awards at the 2015 Indiana Basketball Coaches Association annual clinic later this month.

            Virgil Sweet Awards are presented to those who have provided meritorious service in the promotion of basketball across Indiana. The award is named in honor of Sweet, the former Valparaiso High School basketball coach and former longtime executive director of the IBCA.

            This year's recipients are Tommy Schoegler of 21Alive TV in Fort Wayne, Bob Stambazze of WJOT Radio in Wabash, Mark Morrow of The Noblesville Times, Kyle Neddenriep of The Indianapolis Star and Bryce Kendrick of SEI Local Sports.

            Each will be honored during a program on April 24 at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis. Schoegler and Stambazze are winners from District 1. Morrow and Neddenriep are recipients from District 2. Kendrick is the honoree from District 3.

  • Sunday was one of those days that remind me why I love this business. It was the 20th annual Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Our Noblesville Times Executive Sports Editor Mark Morrow was being inducted and was kind enough to allow me to tag along and watch.

    What a day.

    At just a candle or two away from 60, I was still among the youngsters in the room. That was OK with me. I felt like a kid in a candy store. The room was full of who’s who in Indiana sports media. Starting with our own Mark, the guys I grew up reading, listening to and admiring were everywhere. Dick Mittman was one of Mark’s former co-workers from Indianapolis News and Star days. Another former Star guy, Bob Kravitz, was there. Tom Kubat, one of the best writers from the old Lafayette Journal & Courier spoke. So did Bob Jenkins, the voice of the Indianapolis 500, basketball legend Bobby “Slick” Leonard, IU broadcaster Don Fischer, WFNI program director Greg Rakestraw, legendary Bloomington sports editor Bob Hammel, ESPN’s Jason Whitlock and more.

    They spoke. I listened. It was great.

  • The Times’ own sports editor Mark Morrow on Sunday has been inducted into the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame.

    Morrow has spent 52 years in Indiana media, currently working as executive sports editor and columnist for The Times in Noblesville.
    He is among five journalists including Bob Jenkins of Carmel who have made their mark in Indiana and nationally and will be honored with a plaque on display at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in New Castle. Three other members of the sports media, including Bob “Slick Leonard” of Carmel and Bob Kravitz of Fishers, will also be honored with awards.

  • Guerin Catholic coach Pete Smith has been building the schedule for the Golden Eagles the past few years.

    Mission Complete.

    The schedule this season has been a difficult one. But certainly one that has helped the Golden Eagles to continue to get better.

    They’ve played 11 ranked Class 4A schools.

    They lost to Lawrence North twice in close games, one of which was in overtime; Crown Point, Tech, and Pendleton Heights (also in OT).

    Other 4A schools they defeated were Lafayette Jeff, Fort Wayne South, Indpls. Northwest, New Castle, Terre Haute South, and Anderson.

    The Golden Eagles also lost to a strong Class 2A ranked team in Indpls. Scecina Memorial, too.

    Three of Guerin’s games were overtimes this season. Three of their losses were by a total of 10 points and four by 17 points.

    So, yeah, a difficult schedule by a pretty competitive team.

  • The business of coaching

    When it comes to business, Ed Collins is all business.

    When it comes to softball, he’s also all business.

    So it should come as no surprise that the second-year Guerin Catholic coach expects nothing less from his 16-player roster.

     

     

  • Eight Hamilton County basketball players have been selected among 100 senior boys on Hoosier Basketball Magazine's Top 100 list.

    They are: Ryan Cline and Keegan Culp, Carmel; Tyler Diehl, University; Chris Ford, Hamilton Southeastern; Matt Holba, Guerin Catholic; Keegan Kollmeyer, Fishers; Jake Mills, Noblesville; and Grant Weatherford, Hamilton Heights.

     

    The final list of 60 seniors will be invited to Hoosier Basketball Magazine¹s 27th annual Top 60 Senior Boys¹ Workout on Sunday, April 12, on campus of Marian University in Indianapolis.


    Eight Hamilton County basketball players have been selected among 100 senior boys on Hoosier Basketball Magazine's