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  • Event 2 Boys 200 Yard Freestyle

    Name Year // School Prelims Finals Points 
    A - Final
    1 Mitchell, Jacob SO CAR 1:41.45 1:38.09 20 
    2 Rothrock, Augustus FR CAR 1:42.42 1:40.57 17 
    3 DeLong, Alec JR CAR 1:45.04 1:41.65 16 
    4 Calvin, Brett JR WEFL 1:47.66 1:44.17 15 
    5 Helms, Aaron SR NOBL 1:48.01 1:45.45 14 
    6 Wolfred, Jack JR NOBL 1:48.30 1:45.99 13 
    7 White, Max JR KOKO 1:47.56 1:46.32 12 
    8 Fenimore, Cody SR WEFL 1:46.79 1:47.31 11 
  • Class 4A No. 1 Warren Central remained unbeaten with a comeback 66-65 victory over No. 13 Carmel Friday night. The win sealed the Warriors’ second straight Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference title.

    Carmel (13-7, 5-2) led by five with less than a minute in the fourth quarter, but Warren Central (23-0, 6-0) continued to fight. 

    With 36 seconds left, Dean Tate drove to the basket and hit a layup for the Warriors, cutting the score to 62-61. After Jalen Whack converted a pair of free throws for Carmel, Joe Rush tied the score at 64 on a 3-pointer off of a find by senior point guard Antwaan Cushinberry. 
  • Athlete of the Week: Kelly Pash
    Carmel High School won its 32nd consecutive girls’ swimming State Championship last Saturday, and finished with a team score of 363 points, which was 148 ahead of runners-up Northridge. The Greyhounds won seven of 12 events, and junior Kelly Pash went a perfect 4-0 on the day. Pash won both of her individual races -- the 200 freestyle (1:45.50) and 100 freestyle (48.59) – and she was also on the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays that claimed first place. 
  • IHSAA Boys Swimming, Diving Sectionals Prelims

    200 Yard Medley Relay

    1 Carmel: (1:35.44) Wyatt Davis (So), Stefano Batista (Sr), Jota Iwase (Jr), Andrew Couchon (Sr) 
    2 Noblesville: (1:44.15) Nick Beeson (So), Sam Bleisch (Sr), Andy Buna (So), Lawson Crum (Jr) 
    3 Northwestern: (1:45.60) Nick Jozwiak (Jr), Mitchell Harrell (Jr), Michael Bolyard (Sr), Ethan Breisch (Sr) 
    4 Maconaquah: (1:45.97) Alex Davis (Sr), Hunter Hays (Jr), Brendan Manus (Sr), Nolyn Tubb (So) 
    5 Tipton: (1:46.85) Gavin Campbell (Fr), Zach Juday (Sr), Ayden Stanley (Fr), James Moll (Sr) 
    6 Western: (1:47.93) Cullen Dalpoas (So), Palmer Harrell (So), Gary Purcell (Sr), Trey Shock (So) 
    7 Westfield: (1:48.67) Nathanael Brown (Jr), Ryan Baird (Fr), Kevin Estrada (Jr), Matthew Sawyer (Sr) 
    8 Hamilton Heights: (1:52.04) Jared Holder (Jr), Logan Fakes (Sr), Joe Ringer (So), Josh Glover (Jr)

    200 Yard Freestyle

    1 Jacob Mitchell (So), Carmel (1:41.45) 
    2 Augustus Rothrock (Fr), Carmel (1:42.42) 
    3 Alec DeLong (Jr), Carmel (1:45.04) 
    4 Cody Fenimore (Sr), Westfield (1:46.79) 

  • 80th Annual IHSAA Wrestling State Finals preview

    Two hundred and twenty-four wrestlers in all, 16 in each of the 14 weight classes, will begin first round competition of the 80th annual IHSAA Wrestling State Finals Friday at 6 p.m. First-round winners will return to wrestle Saturday with quarterfinal action beginning at 9:30 a.m. and semifinal matches to follow after all weight classes have concluded. Consolation bouts begin at 5 p.m. and championship matches under the spotlight are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. 

    Returning champs include Brayden Curtis of Yorktown (113), Cayden Rooks of Columbus East (126) and Alec Viduya of Roncalli (126). A third former champion is also involved in the 126-pound class with Asa Garcia of Avon. Garcia won the 106 class as a freshman and placed third a year ago at 113 pounds.

     

     

  • IHSAA Boys Wrestling State Finals info
    Webstream: For Saturday night's championship round, viewers outside of the Fox Sports Indiana coverage area, a live stream will be available at IHSAAtv.org. For those within the FSI coverage area, the stream will be available only on delayed basis following the conclusion of the telecast.

    Notable first-round bouts (weight class): (113) Carson Eldred, Westfield, vs. Kade Zadylak, Norwell. (120) Brendan Mattingly, Carmel, vs. Brock Peele, Portage. (138) Alex Strueder, Fishers, vs. Blake Mulkey, Brownsburg. (160) Jack Eiteljorge, Carmel, vs. Malik Hoover, Merrillville. 
  • IBCA/Subway Players of the Week
    Guerin Catholic senior Zach Munson had a big game in the Golden Eagles’ win over Indianapolis Washington Friday and was rewarded with a spot in this week’s Indiana Basketball Coaches Association/Subway Player of the Week program.

    The 6-7 Munson totaled 30 points with 11 rebounds and four assists in keying Guerin Catholic (13-7) to a 96-53 victory in the Golden Eagles’ only game of the week. A University of Chicago recruit, Munson hit 14-of-17 shots, including one 3-pointer, plus one free throw. 

    In 20 games this season, Munson is averaging 15.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists. 

    Munson is joined in this weeks IBCA/Subway Player of the Week program by Lakeland senior Camron Bontrager, Tri-County senior Bennie Patterson and New Albany senior Romeo Langford. 
  • Carmel girls extend state swimming title streak to 32
    Carmel's girls swimming program extended their state high school championship streak with their 32nd consecutive team title in the IU Natatorium Saturday. Kelly Pash won the 100 and 200 freestyles, and Trude Rothrock won the 200 Individual Medley and 100 Butterfly to lead the Greyhounds, who also won the 200 Medley and 400 Freestyle relays.
  • IHSAA Girls Swimming State Finals Prelims

    The top 16 in each swimming event during Friday’s prelims will return for competition on Saturday with the top eight individuals vying for state championship honors. Those finishing nine through 16 on Friday will make up the competitors in the consolation heats.

    200 Medley relay 

    1 Franklin Community: Jessie Fraley (11, Kabria Chapman (9), Ali Terrell (11), Gracey Payne (9) 

    2 Hamilton Southeastern: Abby Harter (10), Madison Kertin (12), Hannah Pugh (11), Emily Barnes (12) 

    3 Bloomington South: Gillian Boggs (9), Mackenzie Looze (12), Phoebe Rensink (11), Julia Wolf (12) 

    4 Carmel: Colleen Duffy (9), Grace Estabrook (12), Trude Rothrock (12), Grace Pangburn (11) 

    5 Chesterton: Jaclyn Klimczak (11), Jenn Gillen (11), Olivia Kroeger (9), Jadah Eshenaur (11) 

    6 Fishers: Corinne Yorkman (10), Miya Wai (11), Nicole Rueff (11), Ellen Fero (10)

  • Carmel looks to beat Zionsville for 3rd time this season

    Carmel head coach Tod Windlan feels like he’s got a team that’s capable of cutting down the nets at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Feb. 24. 

    If he was asked how he felt the Greyhounds’ chances to win the Class 4A State Championship were last Saturday morning, however, he’d probably have answered that he was skeptical, Windlan said. 

    Windlan said his team’s subpar outing against Noblesville might have been a result of the Greyhounds’ first-round bye, as he thought they played with some “nerves and jitters” in their opening game. 

    “If we can piggyback and build off of Saturday night’s performance (against Southeastern), I think we’re in great shape,” Windlan said. “(Zionsville) is a good match up for us.” 

  • The first through eighth place participants qualify for the state finals

    1 Jackie Brenn (11) Homestead 485.15
    2 Halli Siwik (11) Hamilton Southeastern 445.40
    3 Mallory Walker (11) Homestead 429.75
    4 Kayla Luarde (12) Homestead 421.95
    5 Morgan Casey (9) Fishers 414.20
    6 Sarah Ballard (10) Hamilton Southeastern 406.85

  • Wrestling State brackets to be announced on IHSAA TV

    For the first time, the Indiana High School Athletic Association will announce the pairings for the IHSAA Wrestling State Finals on live webstream.

    This Sunday, Feb. 11, each bracket in the 14 weight classes will be revealed on IHSAAtv.org beginning at 4 p.m.

    Greg Rakestraw and Hall of Fame coach Mike Goebel are scheduled to host the show. 

  • Carmel wasn’t going to be denied its third straight sectional title. 

    The No. 2 Greyhounds jumped out to an early 20-point lead behind a flurry of 3-point makes and never looked back in route to a 68-48 win over the Hamilton Southeastern Royals in the Class 4A Sectional 8 Championship Saturday night. 

    Senior Tomi Taiwo led Carmel’s offensive attack with a game-high 26 points. The Iowa-bound prospect connected on six 3-pointers, as the Greyhounds hit 12-of-20 from behind the arc. Fellow senior Amy Dilk made four 3’s and finished with 18 points to go along with six rebounds and a game-high nine assists. 
  • Advancement:
    1. First place sectional winners in each event qualify for the state meet. 
    2. Any contestant who equals or betters the state time standard in their respective event.

    200 Freestyle

    A - Final
    1 Kelly Pash, Carmel 
    2 Ashlyn Underhill, Carmel 
    3 Kendra Bowen, Carmel 
    4 Rachel Sanqunetti, Heights
    5 Kerry Effinger, Westfield 
    6 Gillian Cripe, Noblesville
    7 Brooke Haflich, Noblesville
    8 Tina Berger, Noblesville

  • Greyhounds rally past Millers in sectional matchup

    Fans and coaches in the Fishers High School High School Gymnasium went silent when Carmel Senior Amy Dilk injured her knee Friday in the semifinal round of the Class 4A Sectional 8.

    Dilk fell awkwardly after twisting her knee with a little more than three minutes to play in the third quarter and Noblesville leading 34-32. Dilk laid in pain as a trainer and Carmel head coach Tod Windlan tended to the University of Michigan-bound star. The the question on everyone’s minds: Would she return? 
  • Carmel wins on another buzzer beater

    Carmel did it again.

    ?Less than a week after needing a buzzer beater to defeat New Castle, the Carmel Greyhounds used another game winner to beat Lawrence North 52-51 in double-overtime Thursday. 

    With 7.6 seconds on the clock, and the Greyhounds trailing by two, Carmel’s Cole Jenkins received the inbound pass and drove down the court. Jenkins pulled up from the top of the key and nailed a 3-pointer as the game clock expired. 

  • IHSAA yearbooks, handbooks now available on IHSAA.org

    The IHSAA Yearbooks and Handbooks, annual publications containing the state tournament results in each sport dating back to the earliest years of the Association, are now available to the public on IHSAA.org.

    Each edition, beginning with the Association’s first year in 1903-04, has now been scanned as a searchable PDF file and arranged by decade allowing individuals to research Indiana high school sports history.

  • Carmel wins 3rd straight sectionals

    Carmel High School won its third consecutive Sectional Title this weekend. The Greyhounds advanced 13 of 14 weights to the Regional next weekend.


  • Owens gives Carmel win on buzzer-beater
    A nearly perfect night for Andrew Owens ended on a buzzer-beater and a Greyhounds win.

    In a battle of top-ranked teams, it was Class 4A No. 12 Carmel that came out on top 61-59 over Class 3A. No. 1 New Castle Saturday night.

    With under 10 seconds in the fourth, the score deadlocked at 59, Carmel inbounded the ball in the backcourt and ran across the timeline. After two passes, Owens had the ball in his hand. He took a few dribbles to his right and pulled up from just inside the 3-point arc — the shot went halfway down, popped up, and then fell through the basket as time expired. 
  • Athlete of the Week: John Michael Mulloy
    This round’s Athlete of the Week is a stat-sheet stuffer — Carmel’s John Michael Mulloy. 

    The Butler-bound forward logged a pair of double-doubles, as the Greyhounds split two games. Mulloy’s week began with 13 points and 11 rebounds in a 49-48 loss at home against Pike Jan. 19. 
  • Greyhounds take care of Irish
    The Carmel Lady Greyhounds didn’t have any trouble picking up a road win Tuesday night. Carmel outscored Cathedral in all but one quarter in route to a 71-54 victory. 

    Amy Dilk led the Greyhounds in scoring with 23 on 9-of-14 shooting. Tomi Taiwo also scored in double-digits with 16. 

    Carmel jumped out to a 23-14 lead after the first quarter and stretched the advantage to 40-26 at the half.
  • Mulloy leads Greyhounds over Bulldogs
    A big night from a future Bulldog helped deliver a win for Carmel over Brownsburg. The Greyhounds defeated the Brownsburg Bulldogs 62-32 Saturday behind a game-high 22 points from Butler-bound John Michael Mulloy. 
  • No. 2 Pike knocks off No. 1 Carmel
    Angel Baker saved her best for last. The senior guard scored 12 of her game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter of No. 2 Pike’s 58-53 won over No. 1 Carmel Friday. 
  • Red Devils burn Greyhounds in battle

    In a back-and-forth contest, it was the Pike Red Devils sneaking by the Carmel Greyhounds 49-48 Friday night. Karsten Windlan finished with a game-high 15 points for the Greyhounds, who fell behind after the first quarter by a score of 7-12. Carmel picked up the pace offensively in the second only to see Pike extend its lead to 26-20 heading into halftime.

     
  • McDonald's All-American Game rosters announced
    Several area lady hoopers, including Noblesville’s Emily Kiser and Carmel’s Amy Dilk, had a shot at competing in the game, but were ultimately not chosen. Katlyn Gilbert (Heritage Christian) was selected for the West team.
  • Carmel boys, girls both victorious
    John Michael Mulloy almost outscored the entire Avon team by himself. Amy Dilk led the Lady Greyhounds in scoring with a game-high 23. 
  • ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Amy Dilk
    Another week - another tough decision. In girls basketball alone, Hamilton Heights’Kayla Kirtley eclipsed 1,000 career points in a win over Western on Tuesday, and Sheridan’s Audrey Reed dropped 37 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in an overtime loss at Kokomo. But no one had a more consistent week than Carmel’s Amy Dilk. 
  • Most area high schools have canceled tonight’s athletic events due to weather. And finding a makeup date can be difficult, says athletic directors.


  • The Carmel Lady Greyhounds held the Anderson Indians to four points in the first quarter on their way to a 99-27 win.

  • Cathedral holds off Carmel

    The third quarter did the Greyhounds in Wednesday night. The Carmel boys basketball team only managed to score eight third-quarter points in a 64-59 loss against Cathedral.

  • Basketball tourneys' pairing show announced

    The details for the upcoming IHSAA girls and boys basketball state tournament pairings shows have been announced today by the Association office. The pairings for the 43rd girls state tournament will be revealed Jan. 21.The opening round games for the 108th boys state tournament will be announced Feb. 18. 

  • Carmel dominates Westfield

    Carmel used a dominant first half to secure a 73-31 home win over Westfield on Saturday night. The Greyhounds jumped out to a 17-8 lead after the first quarter and extended their advantage to 39-11 by halftime.

  • Carmel senior Tomi Taiwo’s exceptional week on the hardwood earned her a spot on the Indiana Basketball Coaches’ Association’s Player of the Week program.


  • Carmel trailed Zionsville by two after the first quarter of Friday night’s Hall of Fame Classic championship game Friday night at New Castle High School. But, Tomi Taiwo wasn’t going to let the Greyhounds lose.

  • No. 1 Carmel advanced to the championship game of the Hall of Fame Classic with a 68-55 win over Martinsville Friday morning. The Greyhounds’ Tomi Taiwo finished with a game-high 27 points, including 15 of Carmel’s 19 fourth-quarter points.

  • The Carmel boys basketball team had little trouble getting past Anderson on Thursday night. The Greyhounds scored at least 13 points in every quarter on their way to a 69-48 win over the Indians.

  • Carmel swim, dive stays perfect

    Both the boys and girls Carmel swimming and diving teams remained perfect on the season, with dual meet wins over Homestead and Zionsville at home on Wednesday.


  • Dilk leads Carmel past Bedford

    The Carmel Greuyhounds girls basketball team defeated the Bedford North Lawrence Stars 65-53 on Wednesday night to improve to 14-1 on the season.

    Seniors Amy Dilk and Tomi Taiwo led the Greyhounds in scoring with 14 a piece. Dilk also led Carmel with eight rebounds and seven assists.

  • HSE Royals Softball moved to 2-0 on the season, Monday night as the Royal's defeated the Lady Greyhounds 3-1 at Cherry Tree Sports Complex.

     

     

  • Carmel has the best defensive credentials of the three Hamilton County schools playing in today’s boys basketball regionals.

    The third-ranked Greyhounds also were among the dest defensive teams when they won back-to-back state championships in 2012 and 2013.

    They are No. 1 again in defense in the Marion Regional.

    Ironically, Carmel is last in offense at 53.4 at Marion.

    Will it be the best defense vs. the best offense in the final?

    No. 4 Homestead, the defending Marion Regional champion, averages 70.9 points. Homestead also allows 51.3 points, the most in that regional.

    Yep, defense wins championships. Usually, that is.

    Will it this time?

    It’s a tough field.

    The teams have combined for 92 wins and only 11 losses, led by Homestead’s 25 victories.

  • Carmel basketball coach Scott Heady doesn’t have trouble talking about his past four basketball teams when asked if he can compare his current basketball team with any of his past three, including back-to-back championship teams in  2012 and 2013.
    Even if they were  different in terms of styles and characteristics.
    Heady’s championship teams were pretty much guard-oriented teams. One of those two had at least one strong rebounder.
    His 2014 team, he says, was his best team. That team – led by guard Ryan Cline and versatile 6-6 Zach McRoberts upfront -- lost to Hamilton Southeastern in the Noblesville Sectional. It was only the team’s second loss.
    “I think the way we were playing at the end of last year, well, I thought that was our best team.’’
    “And your current team?’’ he was asked.
    “We came into the season with a lot of question marks. We had two returning starters in Ryan Cline and Keegan Culp,’’ he said. “We won some close games early and went 6-1 on a seven-game road trip. I think getting through that and losing a close game against North Central really gave the guys confidence.
  • CARMEL - The Class 4A fourth-ranked Carmel Greyhounds ended the regular season on a high note by squeezing out a win over the Brebeuf Jesuit Braves 39-37.

    The win gives the Greyhounds their seventh in row and 20th of the season. It also makes it four-straight seasons that they have won at least 20 games.

    However, this was not an easy win for the Greyhounds. This was the closet margin of victory for the Hounds over the Braves since the 2008-09 season. The Hounds beat the Braves by a score of 38-37 that year.
  • INDIANAPOLIS - Unlike the girls' swimming state meet two weekends ago there is no clear-cut favorite to win it all this morning.

    Many of the contenders, Avon, Carmel, Zionsville, Bloomington South, Brownsburg and Hamilton Southeastern all had at least one swimmer or relay team grab first in an event on Friday night. This should pave the way for an interesting day of competition at IUPUI's Natatorium today.
  • Hard to believe the boys' basketballs season is almost over. Actually, let me rephrase that, the regular season is almost over.

    Yes, sectional tournaments are set to begin next week on Tuesday, and the draws for the second season are already complete, which on the surface makes tonight's finales seem, well uneventful. But not so fast.

    These games still hold weight and here's why:
  • County swimmers set to shine
    Two weekends ago the county's girls' swimmers had their shot at a state title, and in case you missed it, the Carmel Greyhounds won their 29th-consectutive state title.

    Now, it's the boys turn to hop into the pool and show the state what they've got as they compete for the 78th Indiana High School Athletic Association swimming state title, beginning on Friday.

    This year's state meet will be well represented by Hamilton County high schools. Five area schools will be competing: Noblesville, Carmel, Hamilton Southeastern, Fishers, and Westfield.
  • Sectional pairings announced
    On Sunday, sectional pairings were released for the 105th Annual IHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament.

    Among Hamilton County's nine schools, both Class 4A No. 4 Carmel (19-2) and 3A No. 17 Hamilton Heights Huskies (16-7) received first-round byes.

    The Greyhounds host Sectional 8 and face a semifinal path that leads through either No. 3 North Central (15-5) or Fishers (12-9), which recently wrapped up its first Hoosier Crossroads Conference title.

    Noblesville (12-10) will look to avenge an earlier loss to No. 13 Zionsville (17-6) in the Sectional 8 quarterfinals on Wednesday, March 4. Westfield (4-17) and Hamilton Southeastern (7-15) match up with the winner feeding into the Millers' semifinal.
  • HSE's Chastain wins final match, finishes fifth at state finals
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Hamilton Southeastern coach Kyle Poyer paced around in the back hallways, working hard to keep his emotions in check.

    An emotional hug with senior wrestler Jack Chastain at the IHSAA State Wrestling Finals had just marked the end of the road.

    But not before Chastain built an impressive resume, winning three sectionals, three regionals, and one semi-state title in his career. He finished fifth in the state two times - last year in the 126-pound division and this season in the 132-pound weight class.
  • Greyhounds grind out another sectional win
    CARMEL - The Carmel Greyhounds boys' swimming team won its eighth-straight sectional title over the weekend with score of 524 points.

    Finishing second was the Noblesville Millers with 400 points and the Westfield Shamrocks came in third with 330 points. The Hamilton Heights Huskies scored 92 points and finished in eighth place.

    The Greyhounds got the day started off right with a sectional record in the 200-yard medley relay. The team of Gabriel Whitaker, Charles Vaughan, Nathaniel Bledsoe and Harrison Stuckey finished with a time of 1:34.49. That time was good enough to beat the previous record set in 2011 by a full second.
  • CARMEL - The Class 4A No. 4 Carmel Greyhounds (19-2, 6-1) were coming of a 73-61 win against the Warren Central Warriors, which also resulted in them being crowned Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference champions.

    The Greyhounds attempted to keep their momentum on Saturday night with sectional right around the corner as they hosted the Warsaw Tigers (17-4). With help from guard Ryan Cline, Carmel was able to come out on top 45-40.
  • Five wrestlers advance into medal rounds
    INDIANAPOLIS - On Friday night, five of Hamilton County's best wrestlers went from state qualifiers to future state-place winners.

    Able to survive the meat grinder that is opening night at the IHSAA individual wrestling state finals, Hamilton Southeastern's Austin Holmes at 113 pounds, 132-pound Jack Chastain and 152-pound Corbin Gregg each won their first-round matches.

    Carmel's 11th-ranked Sam Hipple (28-4) pinned Mishawaka's 16th-ranked Tanner Bradley (26-5) in 34 seconds at 195, and Westfield's sixth-ranked Evan Eldred (34-9) won by decision 8-4 against South Bend Riley's Austin Laughlin (46-7) to advance into today's medal rounds.
  • CARMEL - It was a long night for the fourth-ranked Class 4A Carmel boys' basketball team, but it ended with the Greyhounds as the outright Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference champions.

    The Greyhounds needed an hour and 44 minutes to take down rival Warren Central 73-61 in a foul-ridden game with 83 total free-throw attempts.

    Entering the night the Greyhounds (18-2, 6-1) were guaranteed at least a share of the conference title with a win. To grab the title outright they needed a little help with a North Central loss. Fortunately for the Hounds the Panthers lost 73-70 to Center Grove in overtime.
  • State Preview: Hamilton County sending 10 wrestlers to state
    On Friday night, high school wrestlers from across the state will converge at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis for the 77th annual Indiana High School Athletic Association wrestling state finals.

    The two-day event begins with first-round action on Friday at 6 p.m. and continues the next day with the top-eight wrestlers in each of the 14 contested weigh classes battling for state medals.

    Hamilton County will be represented by 10 wrestlers at this year's state finals with Hamilton Southeastern sending six, Fishers with two, and Westfield and Carmel with one each.
  • Greyhounds tie national record
    INDIANAPOLIS - It was a historic day in the pool for the Carmel Greyhounds girls' swimming team on Saturday afternoon at the IUPUI Natatorium.

    The Greyhounds captured their 29th-straight Indiana High School Athletic Association girls' swimming state title, tied the national high school record for most consecutive state titles and they did it in record-breaking fashion.

    Carmel won nine events in the state meet, which is a new state record in itself. The previous record was also held by Carmel, which won eight events in 2011. Six of those wins were individual victories which put the Greyhounds tied with the 1979 Ben Davis girls' swim team for most individual wins at a state meet.
  • INDIANAPOLIS - It was a record setting night for the Carmel Greyhounds girls' swimming team on Friday night at the IUPUI Natatorium.

    A total of seven state records were set on in the pool, and the Greyhounds were responsible for six of them, including one national record in the 200-yard medley relay.

    The team of Sammie Burchill, Alex Clarke, Veronica Burchill and Amy Bilquist set that national record with a time of 1:40.33. They beat their own time of 1:40.83 from last year's state final's meet.

  • Greyhounds shut down Royals
    CARMEL - The last time fourth-ranked Class 4A Carmel faced rival Hamilton Southeastern, it ended with a sectional championship loss.

    On Thursday night, the Greyhounds (17-2) scored some revenge.

    Hyped as a potential Sectional 8 preview, the Carmel defense locked down the visiting Royals, holding them to eight point or less through three quarters, and senior Ryan Cline hit six 3-pointers as the Greyhounds cruised to a 48-31 victory.

  • The girls' swimming season comes to conclusion this weekend at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis. Finalists from all over the state will have the opportunity to grab a state title but few areas will be as well represented as Hamilton County.

    Among Hamilton County's finalists, Carmel returns two swimmers who are not only state champions in individual events but also state-record holders.
  • Millers move past Greyhounds
    FISHERS - When the final buzzer sounded on Tuesday night, the smiles finally reemerged along with the Class 4A No. 5 Noblesville Millers' swagger.

    Down for nearly 24 minutes against No. 13 4A Carmel in the Sectional 8 opener at Hamilton Southeastern, the Millers took the Greyhounds' best shots and then responded late to win 60-55 with senior Becca Bergman delivering several knockout blows.

    "Bergman just took over. She played like a big time point guard," Noblesville head coach Donna Keck said. "She basically put the game away."
  • SECTIONAL PREVIEW: Millers set to collide with Greyhounds - again
    It's literally been a lifetime for the current Noblesville Millers since the girls' basketball program last won a sectional title. In the grand scheme, it doesn't quite compare to other sports droughts of triple-digit stature, but for several of the players that doesn't make it any less significant.

    1996.

    It might as well be 100.

    "That's huge," Noblesville senior point guard Becca Bergman remarked on the 19-year sectional dry spell. "We could be the team that could get that far. We're all hoping that happens."
  • LINDEN -Hamilton Southeastern claimed the team championship and advanced seven wrestlers at the North Montgomery regional Saturday. Those seven will head to the New Castle semistate on Saturday where they will be two wins away from a state finals berth.

    HSE edged Lebanon 117-115 for the team title. Carmel tied with Southmont for third with 93 points. Westfield took seventh at 42.5 points.

    The Royals put themselves in a great position heading to the championship round. They wasted no time, winning the 106 pound and 113 pound classes with Klayton Anderson and Austin Holmes.

  • The defending state champion Carmel Greyhounds turned up the heat on Saturday at the Noblesville Sectional meet.

    Not only did the Greyhounds win every swimming event, they swept the podium in every event as well. That kind of dominance will be needed as the Greyhounds go after a historic 29th consecutive Indiana High School Athletic Association state championship.

    The Greyhounds set the tone in the relay events, winning the 200-yard medley in 1:43.22, the 200 freestyle in 1:36.12 and the 400 freestyle in 3:26.79.

  • Greyhounds hold on, beat Lawrence North in MIC showdown
    INDIANAPOLIS - It was a slugfest on Friday night as the fourth-ranked Class 4A Carmel Greyhounds took on the seventh-ranked 4A Lawrence North Wildcats.

    Not only was this a Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference matchup between two teams ranked in the top 10 in Class 4A, it was also a crucial conference game where the winner would be one step closer to at least a share of the title.

    The Greyhounds (16-2, 5-1) had another big night from superstar Ryan Cline as they edged out a victory 52-49 over the Wildcats (14-3, 3-2) on Friday.

  • Greyhounds dominate girls' sectional swimming prelims
    The defending state champion Carmel Greyhounds set the tone early and often during the Noblesville Sectional on Thursday night.

    Winning every event, the Carmel girls' swim team took its first step toward a historic 29th consecutive Indiana High School Athletic Association state championship.

    The Greyhounds set the standard in every relay event, winning the 400-yard freestyle in 3:33.36, the 200 medley in 1:51.28, and 200 freestyle in 1:38.11.

  • Local athletes solidify futures on National Signing Day
    National Signing Day always generates a buzz across the country every year. With the popularity of social media, sometimes the excitement goes viral faster than the ink can dry.

    On Wednesday, Hamilton County wasn't immune to the festivities as several local student-athletes signed their first official autographs, beginning in the morning and continuing throughout the afternoon.

    While there were few surprises, the biggest collegiate recruiting net to sweep the area proved to be colored cream and crimson.

  • INDIANAPOLIS - The Carmel Greyhounds' boys swimming team defeated Ben Davis High School on Tuesday evening en route to a perfect 5-0 record on the season by a score of 146 to 39.

    Troy Li was a double winner on the evening. He competed in the 100-yard butterfly and breaststroke. He won each event with times of 54.06 and 1:01.15.

    The boys came in first in all three relay events on the evening. The first event was the 200 medley relay where the team of Gabriel Whitaker, Charles Vaughan, Nathaniel Bledsoe and Harrison Stuckey won with a time of 1:44.34.

  • On Sunday, the sectional pairings were drawn for the 40th IHSAA Girls Basketball State Tournament.

    A total of 398 schools across the state will compete in the state tournament series, which is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Feb. 10.

    Sectional championship games will be held on Saturday, Feb. 14 with the regional on Feb. 21 and the semistate on Feb. 28.

    The four state championship games will be played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on March 7.

  • ZIONSVILLE - On Saturday morning many of the area's best wrestlers traveled to the Zionsville Sectional to begin their journey to the IHSAA State Championship meet.

    As a team Hamilton Southeastern proved the best. The Royals took the team competition with five wrestlers taking first place individually in the meet. Those five wrestlers were Klayton Anderson, Austin Holmes, Jack Chastain, Keegan Stansberry and Spencer Irick.

    Anderson, the winner at 106 pounds, was happy with his performance but knows he has quite a way to go in some areas of his abilities.

  • NEW CASTLE - The Class 4A No. 4 Carmel Greyhounds boys' basketball team ended the weekend with another win.

    The Greyhounds shook off an early deficit and had a great third quarter to get past the New Castle Trojans 46-40.

    Three Greyhound players scored in double digits on Saturday. Ryan Cline and Keegan Culp each scored 13 points for the Hounds and Preston Flamion chipped in 10.

  • CARMEL - The Class 4A No. 4 Carmel Greyhounds boys' basketball team bounced back quickly with a big win over tenth-ranked Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference rival Ben Davis 50-41 on Friday night.

    A week after losing a hard-fought game to Brownsburg 36-33 the Greyhounds (14-2, 4-1) leaned on their star Ryan Cline to guide them to victory over the Giants (12-5, 5-1).

    Cline drained 3-pointer after 3-pointer on Friday night and led all scorers with 32 points. Cline sealed the deal for the Greyhounds in the fourth quarter knocking down all three of his 3-point attempts in the period.

  • INDIANAPOLIS - The Carmel Greyhounds girls' basketball team needed extra time on Friday night to get past Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference rival Ben Davis 62-58.

    After being down 11 points at halftime, the Hounds (16-7, 5-2) rallied back to just their second overtime game this season. The Hounds went into double overtime on Dec. 12 against the Brownsburg Bulldogs.

    Down 49-46 with less than three minutes to play, Emily Kmec drained a 3-pointer to tie the game.