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Hamilton County Sports Daily
  • State tournament pairings announced for boys basketball
    Four hundred teams were drawn on Sunday and placed into brackets for the 109th Annual IHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament presented by the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever. 
    Sectional games are scheduled to begin Tuesday, Feb. 26, and run through Saturday, March 2, with the regional rounds slated for March 9 and semi states on March 16.
    The four state championship games that makeup the state finals will be played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Saturday, March 23.
  • Huskies outmatched against Central Catholic
    The Hamilton Heights Huskies (13-7) took on the Lafayette Central Catholic Knights (17-3) on Friday night in Arcadia and, despite competitive play in the opening minutes, the Huskies were defeated by 16 points: 81-65.
    Coming into the matchup the Knights had 1,254 points through 19 games compared to Heights’ 1,284 in the same number of contests. The Knights had given up roughly 200 points less throughout those games though, and their defensive prowess showed.
    Heights was led by sophomore Gus Etchison who matched his season average of 23 points. Etchison also had eight assists—he averages seven—as well as three blocks and two steals. Sharpshooters Hickok and A.J. Field managed 15 and 14 points respectively after combining for nine of the 11 Huskies’ three-pointers.
  • The Carmel Greyhounds (18-1, No. 3) took on the Warren Central Warriors (14-2, No. 2) at home on Friday in one of most anticipated matchups of the season, and the Greyhounds came out on top 69-52 after outscoring the Warriors 31-18 in the first two quarters.
    Carmel’s Karsten Windlan led all scorers with 19 points. Luke Heady added 18 points, John Michael Mulloy had 11 and Peter Suder managed 10 points of his own.
    The Greyhounds also outworked the Warriors on the boards—out-rebounding Warren Central 25-16.
  • Millers beat FTWW, move to three games above .500
    Coming off of their big win against sixth-ranked Brownsburg on Friday night, the Millers (11-8) looked to keep their streak alive on Saturday against Fort Wayne - Wayne (10-9) at The Mill in Noblesville and came up with a 43-36 victory.
    Once again, it was senior Zack Johnson who led all-scorers with 20 points. Johnson also added 2 rebounds, a steal and an assist. Senior Xavier Hines added 10 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals. Alex Hunt had 5 points of his own and Jordan Schmidt and Eagan Keever-Hill each added 4.
  • Heights tops Westfield after second-half comeback
    The Westfield Shamrocks (10-8) traveled to Arcadia on Friday night to take on the Hamilton Heights Huskies (12-6). Heights trailed at halftime 25-17 and had trouble with Westfield’s interior play during the first half, but the Huskies came alive from behind the three point line in the third quarter and eventually came out on top 64-57.
    Heights’ senior forward A.J. Field led all-scorers with 25 points on 15 attempts from the floor and standout sophomore guard Gus Etchison added 18 points and 5 assists.
    The Shamrocks were led by senior point guard Zach Banks who managed to score 17 points.
  • The Millers (10-8) took on the sixth-ranked Brownsburg Bulldogs (15-6) on Friday night at The Mill in Noblesville and came out on top 39-36.
    Noblesville senior Zack Johnson led all scorers with 21 points. Seniors Eagan Keever-Hill and Jordan Schmidt added 7 points each. Seniors Alex Hancock and Xavier Hines were the only other two Millers to manage a bucket on Friday—they each scored 2 points.
    The first half was low-scoring for both teams and the Millers, who managed 9 points in the first quarter, held the Bulldogs to just 2 points in first 6 minutes of play.
  • On Wednesday the Lady Miller gymnastics team competed against Lafayette Harrison and Lafayette Jefferson High Schools. The Lady Millers flipped right over Lafayette Jefferson with Noblesville's team scoring 88.550 to Lafayette Jefferson's 76.2, but fell short of a victory with Harrison High School's team score of 101.725.
    The Lady Miller gymnasts competed their last home competition with their highest team score of the season thus far—all the while celebrating their two seniors, Devyn Palmer and Racheal Glasener, for senior night 2019.
    "It was a great evening as we competed well, you could feel the positive energy throughout the whole gym, and it is always fun to end your home competitions on a positive note," said head coach Jody Ramey.
  • Carmel girls swimming, diving to defend state title this weekend
    The 45th annual IHSAA Girls Swimming and Diving State Finals are set to take place on Friday and Saturday at the Indiana University Natatorium, located on the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis.
    The Carmel Greyhounds are 32-time defending state champions and will look to add to the longest streak of state championship titles in the country by any team, in any sport—both boys and girls. Coach Chris Plumb, who is also the Carmel boys swimming coach, has led his Greyhounds to their last 12 girls titles.
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