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  • Indianapolis - United States Attorney Josh Minkler announced today that a swim coach with Carmel High School faces federal charges for his alleged sexual involvement with one of his athletes.

    John C. Goelz, 29, Carmel, faces charges of sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of child pornography.

    Goelz was arrested Tuesday and remains in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. He will have a detention hearing July 10, in Federal Court in Indianapolis.

    “Protecting our youth from sexual predators will always remain a top priority of this office,” said Minkler. “Those we put trust in to supervise and coach our children cannot be allowed to take advantage of them and will face tough federal prosecution.”

     
  • Guerin Catholic has a new leader for its boys basketball team. 

    The school's athletic department announced Wednesday the hiring of Bobby Allen as varsity boys basketball head coach. Allen also joins the staff at Guerin as an english teacher.

    “I am truly blessed and excited for the opportunity to be the head boys basketball coach at Guerin Catholic High School,” said Allen. “Coaching and teaching have been my true passions for fifteen years. Becoming a head basketball coach at a school where I can create lifelong relationships and develop student athletes based on Catholic values is my professional goal, and I look forward to having a positive impact on the players, school, and entire community.”


  • Fishers coach reflects on program's 1st title
    At last, the Fishers’ baseball program brought a championship home.

    It wasn’t easy, but the Tigers defeated Cathedral 4–3 to earn their first IHSAA Class 4A State Title June 16.

    “It was an overwhelming feeling, especially the crowd we had that night, the fans that came down from Fishers were amazing,” said Fishers head coach Matthew Cherry. “The electricity in the crowd and the excitement of finally winning a state title – (I was) so excited for our guys to experience that.”

    Cherry said this season was a total team effort, and the Tigers were only able to accomplish amazing things because everyone was on the same page.

    This Fishers’ squad was the ideal definition of a team: coming together to achieve a common goal, and they did it while having a good time. No one cared how they did it or what they did to earn this goal, all they wanted was to reach it.
  • The IHSBCA No. 2 Fishers Tigers defeated the Cathedral Irish 4-3 at Victory Field on Friday night to claim the school’s first state championship in baseball.

    The Tigers and the Irish were tied at No. 1 in the IHSBCA Preseason Poll, so it was fitting for the two schools to face each other in the championship game.

    The Irish struck first scoring an unearned run in the bottom of the first. After a one-out walk, the Irish runner stole second base, advanced to third on a throwing error from catcher Kiel Brenczewski, and continued home on the same play when centerfielder JJ Woolwine overthrew third base. 
    Like they have done all year, however, the Tigers answered.

     
  • Kiser nabs All-Star citizenship award

    A Noblesville High School graduate put a stamp on an outstanding high school career over the weekend at the annual Indiana-Kentucky All-Star series.

    Emily Kiser scored six points and grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds in Indiana’s 83-70 victory over Kentucky Saturday at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse. The victory helped Indiana salvage a split, as Kentucky won 92-87 Friday in Frankfort, much to Emily Kiser’s delight.

    “We did not play well as a team Friday, so it was good to come back and get the win Saturday in Indiana,” she said. “I felt I played well but being on an all-star team where 13 other players were the star of their team, it is important to learn how to play with them and just focus on doing other things, like rebounding, that will help your team win, and that was nice to contribute in that way.”

    Emily Kiser, who will continue her playing career at the University of Michigan, was honored at halftime by being named the John Wooden MCL Restaurant All-Star Citizenship Award. The award goes to the All-Star who has demonstrated outstanding citizenship in athletics and academics. 

     
  • Millers golf swings for state
    It’s a three-peat. The Noblesville boys’ golf team won their sectional this year, making it the third straight year the Millers have accomplished the feat.

    After receiving great numbers on their home golf course – Purgatory Golf Club – from their top golfers the Millers will move onto Regionals in hopes of furthering their postseason run to the State finals.

    “It says a lot about our program and what we’ve tried to do for the past 12 or 13 years, that continues the tradition that we have at Noblesville,” said Noblesville head coach Gary Sewell. “We have a pretty rich tradition in Noblesville for golf, tracing our roots back to Bob Spacey.”
  • An era ended Tuesday night. 

    Now, it’s time to for former Guerin Catholic boys’ basketball head coach Pete Smith to enter life without the coaching title and reflect on the great years he had with the Golden Eagles. Years that might not have been possible if Coach hadn’t returned to the hardwood and helped jumpstart Guerin’s program. 

    “(My wife,) Vicky goes, ‘If you want to coach again, go down and tell Guerin Catholic that you’ll start their basketball program,’” Smith said. “It was on my wife’s urging that I (started the program), because I was starting to miss not coaching.”

    Smith got back into coaching in 2004 at Guerin when he started their boys’ basketball program. From the beginning, Guerin wanted their students to play sports and play them the right way – winning was irrelevant, Smith said.