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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.”

  • 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. 

  • Hickory All-Stars come together in resounding win over Terhune
    The best athletes are competitive, yet the girls’ Indiana Hoosiers' Reunion All-Star Classic Friday night at the historic Hoosier Gym in Knightstown was anything but.

    The Hickory Huskers, a team that featured Noblesville’s Emily Kiser, and Carmel’s Amy Dilk, Tomi Taiwo and Blake Smith, earned a 123-73 win over the Terhune Tigers in the annual showdown.

    “Our primary focus was playing as a team,” said Dilk, this year’s Indiana Miss Basketball. “In games like these, there’s so much talent on each team, why not share the talent and work as a team? And that’s exactly what we did.”

    Hickory ended the first half on a 32–5 run, taking a 64–28 lead. The second half was not much different as the Huskers outscored the Tigers 59–45.
  • Indiana Miss Basketball Amy Dilk of Carmel headlines the 2018 Indiana girls' All-Stars. Dilk, a Michigan recruit, averaged 17.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 6.7 assists while leading Carmel to a 24-3 record as a senior. She will be joined on the All-Stars by Iowa-bound teammate Tomi Taiwo of Carmel and fellow Michigan-signee Emily Kiser of Noblesville.

    Joining them on the girls' squad are Notre Dame-bound and McDonald's All-American Katlyn Gilbert of Heritage Christian, Purdue recruits Cassidy Hardin of Center Grove and Kayana Traylor of Martinsville, Nebraska signee Leigha Brown of DeKalb and Illinois recruit Mackenzie Blazek of Whiteland.

    Others on the team are Boston College recruit Jenasae Bishop of East Chicago Central, Indiana State signee Michaela White of Pike, Wright State recruit Angel Baker of Pike, Miami (Ohio) signee Nia Clark of Ben Davis and Evansville recruit Anna Newman of Evansville North.
  • Home court of Hickory Hoosiers hosts All-Star doubleheader
    Knightstown’s Historic Hoosier Gym, movie home of the "Hoosiers" Hickory Huskers, is again the site of the Hoosiers' Reunion All-Star Classic. 

    The 13th annual girls and boys doubleheader will take place June 1. 

    The girls game starts at 6 p.m., with the boys game following at 8 p.m. The boys' coaches are Daniel Cox, of New Castle, and Jerry Hoover of Blackford. Coaching the girls' teams are Julie Shelton, Mt. Vernon (Fortville) and Tod Windlan, who was dismissed as Carmel’s girls varsity coach in April.

    The evening is highlighted by 2018 Indiana Miss Basketball Amy Dilk (17.8 ppg), of Carmel, who will attend the University of Michigan. There are nine other girls who will participate on who were also selected as 2018 Indiana All-Stars: Emily Kiser (21.1), Noblesville (Michigan); Tomi Taiwo (16.4), Carmel (Iowa); Angel Baker (21.7), Pike (Wright State); Mackenzie Blazek (18.4), Whiteland (Illinois); Nia Clark (16.2), Ben Davis (Miami, OH); Katlyn Gilbert (18.5), Heritage Christian (Notre Dame); Cassidy Hardin (17.3), Center Grove (Purdue); Kayana Traylor (21.4), Martinsville (Purdue); Michaela White (15), Pike (Indiana State).

    Four other players who are committed to NCAA Division I Universities will also participate: Blake Smith, Carmel (Ball State); Asia Strong, South Bend Riley (Bradley); Breanna Boles, Lapel (Indiana State); and Courtney Krol, Chesterton (DePaul). 
  • CARMEL - Close to 75 Carmel High School students rallied Saturday in support of the girls basketball coach who will not be courtside next season.

    Coach Tod Windlan was relieved of his duties April 20, though he is still employed as a teacher. The decision has drawn anger from a number of his players and other student-athletes, the Times news gathering partner WTHR reported. 

    “He is a perfectly fit coach and we would like to know answers as to why he lost his position, because we have not been given a reason and we believe that he should not have lost his job,” said Kiara Gill, a sophomore on the team.

    Saturday, the students marched down Main Street to protest Windlan’s dismissal. Students carried banners, shouting “We want Windlan.”
  • The Greyhounds are in the win column.

    The Carmel varsity baseball team won their home opener 6-5 against the Kingsmen of Penn High School Saturday afternoon.

    Junior Zach Vogt, senior Jack Van Remortal and senior Will Richter split the pitching duties for the Greyhounds, who picked up their first win of the season and moved to 1-2.

    Vogt surrendered four runs on four hits over five innings. Van Remortal and Richter entered the game from the pen, throwing one inning each, with Richter earning his first save of the year.
  • Carmel wins Hall of Fame Tournament
    The Carmel boys golf team took first and second place out of 12 teams competing at Saturday’s Hall of Fame Tournament at Rock Hollow. 

    Carmel Gold shot 310, Carmel Blue shot 315, and Franklin shot 323 in cold conditions. Nick Dentino led the Greyhounds with a 74 (+2) after starting four over par through his first two holes. Dentino finished second individually. Akio Fujita took third overall with a 76, and Clay Stirsman and Curtis Robertson tied for fourth with a 78.

    Three Greyhounds — Cole Harris, Luke Prall and JD Dulin — finished with a 79. Jack Crawford scored an 82, Nick Katsis had an 86 and Shoji Fujita finished with an 88. 

  • Indiana All-Star Classic rosters revealed
    An elite group of Indiana’s senior basketball players that includes Noblesville’s Emily Kiser, Tomi Taiwo of Carmel and Guerin Catholic’s Jack Hansen will convene at John R. Wooden Gymnasium at Martinsville High School in Martinsville on Saturday to prepare for the 30th annual North/South Indiana All-Star Classic. 

    This girls’ and boys’ doubleheader will be played at 5 p.m. (girls) and 7 p.m. (boys). The North/South Indiana All-Star Classic is sponsored by Martinsville High School, Hoosier Basketball Magazine and Pacesetter Sports in Terre Haute.

    Twenty-four girls will compete in the first half of this doubleheader, including 10 players who have been named to the 2018 Indiana All-Star team. The second game, the boys, features three future Big Ten basketball players as well as the state’s leading scorer.

    Five Indiana All-Stars highlight the North Girls’ squad, topped by one of the state’s leading scorers —DeKalb’s Leigha Brown (28 points per game) — along with Kiser (21.1). Brown plans to attend Nebraska, and Kiser is headed to Michigan. 
  • Warren Central roars back, defeats Carmel in state title game

    INDIANAPOLIS – Through 14 minutes of play in the Class 4A state championship game, the Carmel Greyhounds were sitting pretty. 
    After falling behind early 7-0, No. 10 Carmel rallied and responded with a stunning 20-0 scoring run, holding No. 1 Warren Central scoreless for more than 11 minutes – nearly a quarter and a half.

    Carmel’s defense was stifling during this stretch – the Warriors missed 11 straight shots. The black-and-gold Warren Central cheer section, once frenzied, fell silent. Carmel’s 6-10 big man, John Michael Mulloy, looked unstoppable in the paint.

    It felt like Carmel was well on its way to knocking off another undefeated opponent – similar to the way it bested then-unbeaten South Bend Riley (26-1) by 20, 63-43, in semi-state. Carmel put together an 11-0 run early in that contest, too, and held the Wildcats to under 20-percent shooting for the game.

    But unfortunately for the Greyhounds on Saturday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 18 minutes still remained against their Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference rival, a resilient team who was determined to finish off a perfect season.

  • Mulloy earns Underclass All-State 'Supreme 15' honors, other local ballers receive recognition
    Fifteen seniors and 15 underclass boys basketball players have earned IBCA/Subway "Supreme 15" All-State honors for 2017-18, it was announced Thursday.

    For the fourth year, the IBCA also named Large School All-State teams (15 seniors, 15 underclass) and Small School All-State players (15 seniors, 15 underclass).

    Notable local ballers who earned this year’s honors include junior John Michael Mulloy of Carmel (Underclass All-State Supreme 15), senior Chaz Birchfield of Hamilton Southeastern (Large School All-State), seniors Jack Hansen and Zach Munson of Guerin (Senior Honorable Mention) and Carmel junior Andrew Owens and Southeastern sophomore Mabor Majak and junior Noah Smith (Underclass Honorable Mention). 
  • CHICAGO — In its 33rd year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, today announced Amy Dilk of Carmel High School as its 2017-18 Gatorade Indiana Girls Basketball Player of the Year. Dilk is the first Gatorade Indiana Girls Basketball Player of the Year to be chosen from Carmel High School.

    The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Dilk as Indiana’s best high school girls basketball player. Now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year award announced in March, Dilk joins an elite alumni association of past state girls basketball award-winners, including Maya Moore (2005-06 Collins Hill HS, Ga.), Rashanda McCants (2004-05, Asheville HS, N.C.), Candace Parker (2001-02, Naperville Central HS, Ill.), Diana Taurasi (1998-99 and 1999-00, Don Antonio Lugo HS, Calif.), Shyra Ely (1999-00, Ben Davis HS, Ind.) and Lisa Leslie (1988-89, Morningside HS, Calif.).

    A member of Carmel High’s Big Game Club responsible for school spirit and has donated her time with multiple community-service initiatives through her church.

    “Amy has the ability to create for others and dominate a game in more ways than scoring,” said Lauren Vail, head coach of Fishers High. “She is a very unique player in her ability to probe the paint and create for others but is still more than capable of scoring herself.”

  • No. 10 Carmel beats No. 2 South Bend Riley in Class 4A semi-state
    The Greyhounds played a nearly perfect game when it mattered most. 

    No. 10 Carmel trailed just once in its 63-43 win in the Class 4A Lafayette Jeff semi-state against No. 2 South Bend Riley Saturday to end the Wildcats’ bid at a perfect season. 

    After falling behind 3-0, Carmel (21-7) went on an 11-0 run fueled by its defense and a deft touch from deep. The Greyhounds hit four first-quarter 3’s, and didn’t allow the Wildcats (26-0) to score a second basket until 4:21 left in the quarter. 

    Carmel held South Bend Riley to 34 percent shooting (16-of-46) for the game, including just 3-of-17 from behind the arc. 
  • Carmel wins regional title over Fort Wayne North Side
    Once the Greyhounds settled in, the outcome was never truly in doubt. 

    Carmel erased an early deficit and claimed the Class 4A Logansport regional championship Saturday night with a 54-42 win over Fort Wayne North Side. 

    “I’m so happy for these guys, because they’ve worked for it,” said Carmel head coach Ryan Osborn.”Early in the year, I would say, we didn’t do a very good job of keeping our composure. Now — we’re a veteran group that gets it.” 

    Keion Brooks put the Greyhounds’ composure to the test from the jump. Brooks, who is the top rated player in the 2019 class in Indiana and 22nd nationally, knocked down a pair of first-quarter 3-pointers that helped the Legends take a 9-4 lead. 
  • Athlete of the Week: John Michael Mulloy

    Carmel junior John Michael Mulloy was a key piece in the Greyhounds sectional championship run last week. The Butler-bound prospect reeled off three straight double-figure scoring games to help lead Carmel to the Class 4A Sectional 8 Championship at Noblesville.

    Mulloy started the tournament with a game-high 16 points in a 33-24 Carmel win over Westfield on Feb. 27. Three days later, the 6-9 forward dropped 14 points and corralled seven rebounds in the Greyhounds semifinal victory against the Hamilton Southeastern Royals.

  • Five area ballers have been chosen as first-team Academic All-State. 

    The Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) announced the 75 high school seniors — 39 girls and 36 boys — who received the honor Wednesday, which incudes Noblesville’s Emily Kiser, Hamilton Heights’ Kayla Kirtey, Tomi Taiwo of Carmel, Jeremy Szilagy of Fishers and Guerin Catholic’s Jack Hansen and Zach Munson. 

    "The quality of these student-athletes shows that success in academics and success in athletics are not separate entities," said IBCA executive director Steve Witty. "Rather, in many cases, a player's success in the classroom directly contributes to his or her success on the floor.” 
  • Indiana Girls All-Stars announced
    Thirteen players have been selected for the 2018 Indiana Girls All-Stars, it was announced Tuesday.

    Those chosen to the team will play three games in June -- one exhibition game against the Indiana Junior All-Stars as well as home-and-home contests against the Kentucky All-Stars.

    The 2018 Indiana Girls All-Stars, listed alphabetically, are: Angel Baker of Pike, Jenasae Bishop of East Chicago Central, Mackenzie Blazek of Whiteland, Leigha Brown of DeKalb, Nia Clark of Ben Davis, Amy Dilk of Carmel, Katlyn Gilbert of Heritage Christian, Cassidy Hardin of Center Grove, Emily Kiser of Noblesville, Anna Newman of Evansville North, Tomi Taiwo of Carmel, Kayana Traylor of Martinsville and Michaela White of Pike.
  • Coach's Corner: Aaron McRill
    Q: If you could be the character of a movie, TV show or book, which one would you be and why?

    A: Easy ... Batman. Who doesn't love gadgets and vigilante justice? What makes Batman the best superhero is that he has zero superpowers — He’s just a man. Still, he manages to hand it to Superman. Batman all the way.

    Q: If a crystal ball could tell you anything about your future, what would you want to know?

    A: To be honest, I don't want to know. I like surprises. Life is an adventure. If I know before it happens, I'm might be cheating myself out of the greatest adventure yet.
  • Hamilton County well represented at Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top 60 scrimmages
    Heritage Christian was the place to be Sunday afternoon for fans of Indiana high school girls basketball. 

    The school hosted the 37th annual Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top 60 girls scrimmages — two sessions consisting of the elite seniors in the state.

    Hamilton County was responsible for some of the best talent on display with Carmel’s Amy Dilk, Blake Smith and Tomi Taiwo, Toni Grace of Fishers and Noblesville’s Emily Kiser participating in the second session. 

    The moment was not lost on Dilk.

    “It is definitely an honor,” she said. “Competing and playing with the top talent of the 2018 class — just a really great opportunity.” 
  • The Carmel Lady Greyhounds sprinted out to a fast start to their season with a first-place finish at the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference Indoor Championship on Saturday. 

    Carmel finished with an overall team score of 97, which was five points higher than runner-up Center Grove. 

    “This time of year is really tough for the team as we all are still trying to see what pieces we have and where we currently stand,” said Carmel head coach Aaron McRill.
  • Carmel claims 4th straight sectional title
    One of the toughest tasks in a basketball game, much less a sectional championship, is playing from behind. 

    Fishers barely trailed in its Class 4A Sectional 8 semifinal against Anderson on Friday, but Saturday’s final verses Carmel was another story. 

    The Greyhounds led from start to finish, holding off a late Tigers’ push, to earn their fourth consecutive sectional championship with a 56 to 49 win. 

    “I thought our guys did a great job of keeping their composure, because earlier in the season we didn’t do a very good job of that,” said Carmel head coach Ryan Osborn. “This team’s learned — they’re together — they’re figuring out how to finish games … They really stuck together.” 
  • Carmel outlasts Southeastern, earns spot in Sectional 8 championship
    Carmel is one step closer to a sectional championship after Friday night’s 62-56 win over Hamilton Southeastern in a Class 4A Sectional 8 semifinal contest at The Mill at Noblesville. 

    Senior point guard Cole Jenkins scored a team-high 19 for the Greyhounds, with seven of those points coming in a first quarter that saw both teams start slowly out of the gate. 

    Southeastern held Carmel to just three points in the game’s first six minutes, as the Royals grabbed an early 7-3 lead. Behind Jenkins, the Greyhounds fought back to lock the score at 10-all by the end of the quarter. 
  • Fifteen seniors and 15 underclass girls basketball players have earned IBCA/Subway "Supreme 15" All-State honors for 2017-18.

    For the fourth year, the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association also named Large School All-State teams (15 seniors, 15 underclass) and Small School All-State players (15 seniors, 15 underclass).

    The "Supreme 15" is the top honor awarded, and players were voted to that group without regard to school size. The Large School and Small School all-state teams are secondary accolades -- the Large School group including players from Class 3A and Class 4A schools and the Small School group including players from Class A and Class 2A schools. Players who make the Supreme 15 are not considered for Large School or Small School honors.

  • Top 60 seniors under one roof

    Sixty of the top high school senior girls basketball players in the state will be under the same roof this Sunday — and the workout is open to the public for an admission fee of $8 ($5 for students).

    The girls — compiled by Hoosier Basketball Magazine — were selected from approximately 1,400 senior players in Indiana. Statistical evaluation, game observation and statewide research were conducted during the season and throughout the state tournament to determine Hoosier Basketball Magazine's Top 60, according to a press release.

    The Top 60 Senior Workout includes the state’s top two leading scorers— Daijah Smith, of Gary Lighthouse CPA (28.7 points per game) and Leigha Brown of DeKalb (28). Four other attendees are among the state’s top scoring leaders.

  • Carmel outlasts Westfield in defensive affair

    Westfield entered Tuesday’s Class 4A Sectional 8 battle against Carmel with a plan – slow down the game and see what happens.

    Carmel, however, countered with just enough patience and the scoring of 6-10 junior John Michael Mulloy in a 33-24 victory at The Mill at Noblesville. Mulloy scored 16 points and used his height to help alter just enough Westfield shots in a second half that saw the Shamrocks rally from a double-digit halftime deficit.?

    “Westfield did a nice job of coming back,” Carmel head coach Ryan Osborn said. “They had a couple nice cuts and drives to the basket, and we lost our composure a bit during that stretch.”

  • Twenty-four players have been selected for the IndyStar Indiana girls Junior All-Stars for 2018.

    Players in the core group include Jorie Allen of Bedford North Lawrence, Shaila Beeler of Warren Central, Rikki Harris of North Central, Lilly Hatton of North Harrison, Maddie Nolan of Zionsville and Hannah Noveroske of Michigan City.

    The Junior All-Star team is determined by the 20-member Indiana Basketball Coaches Association all-state panel in conjunction with its selection of the IBCA/Subway Underclass All-State Team. The Junior All-Stars will play two games against the Kentucky Junior All-Stars on June 1 and June 2 at sites to be announced.

  • IHSAA basketball sectional preview

    The 108th annual IHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament tips off Tuesday at 64 sectional locations around Indiana. 

    Four hundred three teams will participate in this year’s tournament, with sectional championships scheduled for Saturday. The regional round is slated for March 10
    and semi-states for March 17. The four state championship games will be played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on March 24 — but a lot needs to be settled on the court before then. 

    About the Draw

    To conduct the random drawing for the tournament, the IHSAA places ping-pong balls that represent each school in a sectional into a lottery-style air mix machine, an IHSAA press release explains. A motorized fan in the bottom of the machine blows the balls around the inside of the transparent container and air then forces each ball up through a tube in random order. The first ball retrieved from the machine is the visiting team — the second ball is the home team.

  • Swim State Finals prelims
    The Greyhounds started their quest for a fourth straight IHSAA Boys Swimming and Diving State Championship in style Friday night at the Natatorium at IUPUI. 

    Carmel's Wyatt Davis, Stefano Batista, Drew Kibler and Andrew Couchon began the preliminaries with a new state-record (1:28.00) in the 200 medley relay. The time, which is the No. 2 all-time mark in the nation (1:27.74), was just under the state record that Zionsville set last year. 

    Kibler did set a new national record in the 50 freestyle (19.38) and is seeded first in today’s finals. Couchon (20.55) and Westfield’s Chris Kenney (20.86) both advanced to the final heat, too, with fifth and sixth-place finishes, respectively. Jared Holder, the lone swimmer from Hamilton Heights, finished in a three-way tie for 13th (21.19) and will advance to the consolation heat for the first time. 
  • State Finals' rivalries set to be renewed
    Jared Holder was surprised he qualified for the IHSAA Boys Swimming State Finals last season. This year, the Hamilton Heights junior expected he’d make it. 

    Holder earned his place at the 2018 State Finals with state times in the 50 freestyle (21.27) and the 100 backstroke (49.98) — both school records. He’ll race in Friday’s preliminaries at the Natatorium at IUPUI looking to advance to Saturday’s finals for the first time. The last remaining Husky swimmer, Holder’s also racing for more than just himself. 

    “It’s such an honor to represent the school and the community,” Holder said. “I’m not just representing myself — I’m representing something much bigger.”

    Holder will face stiff — although familiar — competition in both of his events. 
  • Advancement: First through eighth place participants qualify for this weekend's state finals.

    Place Name (Grade) School Score

    1 Cole VanDevender (12) Fishers 577.00
    2 Caiden Lake (11) Oak Hill 451.55
    3 Clayton Vandervate (11) Lafayette Jeff 429.10
    4 Cameron Poe (12) Western 397.25
    5 Nathan Barr (11) Hamilton Southeastern 380.00
    6 Garrett Garwood (12) Hamilton Southeastern 378.15
    7 Samuel Bennett (9) Delta 366.65
    8 Jared Newman (10) Noblesville 361.15
  • Coach's Corner: Chris Plumb
    Coach's Corner is a weekly 'Q' and 'A' featuring the coaches of Hamilton County high schools. This week's volunteer is Carmel’s boys and girls swim coach Chris Plumb.

    Q: You just celebrated a girls state championship — how does this one compare to previous championships? How is each title unique in its own way? 

    A: I have won 12 girls state championships and six boys state championships. They are all different and my philosophy is this; have strong principles but flexible in methods. This team was tight and created as strong of a bond than I have seen before. They swam for each other, and they rose up to for those around them. We did everything they could so they became this unit, and when it clicked, it was something special. 
  • 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. 
    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.