• Spartans spear Eagles

    Senior Sydney Geis finished with 13 points to lead Guerin, who was unable to hold onto an early advantage.


  • Eagles fly high in Indy

    The first State Fairgrounds Showcase was a memorable trip to Indianapolis for the Guerin Catholic Golden Eagles.


  • Golden Eagle tweets Chicago commitment
    "The process was tiring and distracting, but it’s nice to be wanted by schools that I found interesting,” Munson said. “I heard from several schools … and I was impressed with the (Chicago) coaching staff, and I got along well with the athletes and other students I met on campus.”
  • Most area high schools have canceled tonight’s athletic events due to weather. And finding a makeup date can be difficult, says athletic directors.


  • Golden Eagles set for Fairgrounds Showcase

    The Guerin Catholic boys basketball team is scheduled to compete in the first State Fairgrounds Showcase on Saturday.


  • Harrison beats Guerin

    The Guerin Catholic girls basketball team lost 65-37 at home to Harrison on Tuesday night. A slow first half, where the Golden Eagles only scored nine points, was too much for Guerin to overcome.

  • 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. 

  • Eagles sore past Trojans

    Guerin had no trouble picking up a road win at Bishop Chatard. The Golden Eagles jumped out to a 17-2 lead in route to a 69-47 win over their Circle City Conference rivals Friday night.

  • Chatard drops Guerin

    A slow second half doomed the Guerin Catholic girls’ basketball team at Bishop Chatard. Freshman Moira McGinley scored a game-high 30 points for the Trojans, who defeated the Golden Eagles 68-46.

  • The University boys basketball team accomplished a feat today they’d only managed to do once in eight previous attempts - beat Guerin Catholic.


  • GAME OF THE WEEK: Guerin vs Shelbyville

    This week’s “Game of the Week”was played last Saturday between the Guerin Catholic girls basketball team and Shelbyville. Despite falling behind by double-digits in the first quarter, the Golden Eagles completed a nail-biting comeback against the Golden Bears to earn a 55-51 win - their first of the season.

  • Late rally not enough for Golden Eagles

    A fourth-quarter comeback wasn’t enough to give the Guerin Catholic girls basketball team its second win in three games at the Whitewater Classic tournament at Franklin County. Guerin fell to Jennings County 37-35 Thursday morning to fall to 2-12 on the season.

  • Guerin splits tourney games

    The Guerin Golden Eagles girls basketball team split two games at the Whitewater Valley Classic on Wednesday.

    Guerin opened the day with a 45-35 win against the Franklin County Wildcats, before falling to the Tipton Blue Devils by a final score of 50-42.

  • The Guerin Catholic Golden Eagles scored the first 13 points and never looked back on the road against the Lapel Bulldogs. Senior Zach Munson registered a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds for Guerin, who defeated Lapel 53-43 on Friday night.

  • Christmas came early at Guerin Catholic High School on Friday night.

    Despite falling behind by double-digits in the first quarter, the Guerin Golden Eagles girls basketball team completed a nail-biting comeback over the Shelbyville Golden Bears, earning a 55-51 win - their first of the season.

  • The Guerin Catholic Golden Eagles couldn't hold on to a slim, fourth quarter lead against the Lafayette Jefferson Bronchos.
    Senior Zach Munson finished with 20 points and five rebounds for Guerin, but it wasn't enough as the Bronchos beat the Golden Eagles 62-57 on Saturday. 
  • INDIANAPOLIS — The banner read: GCHS — one team, one family.’’

    That pretty much says it all.

    The Guerin Catholic basketball team added an exclamation point to the championship celebration, though, as an enthusiastic student section was as loud and proud and as golden as their shirts, cheering the Golden Eagles on to victory.

    The Golden Eagles, as much of a together group as one could ever possibly imagine,  scratched and clawed and roared back to upend Griffith 62-56 in the Class 3A state championship game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday night.

    Great comeback. Great effort. Great season. Great STATEment!

  • Guerin headed to state

    Guerin headed to state

    Guerin Catholic is headed back to the State Basketball Finals for the first time since 2012, when the Golden Eagles celebrated the school’s first state basketball championship.

    No. 11 Guerin (21-8), which shot 70 percent from the floor on its way to pounding Vincennes Lincoln 64-42 in the Southport Semistate on Saturday, will meet No. 18 Griffith (19-3) in the Class 3A State Finals on March 28 at 6 p.m. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

  • 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.

     

     

  • 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.

  • The Guerin Catholic High School girls lacrosse team pulled out a 10-9 decision over host Zionsville on Tuesday night.

    Sarah Baxter led Guerin Catholic with 3 goals and 2 assists.

    Zionsville led 5-4 at intermission, but the Lady Golden Eagles exploded for six goals in the final period.

    The junior varsity Golden Eagles also defeated Zionsville 9-4.

    "We knew this (Zionsville game) was going to be an extremely tough game coming in. They have a very potent,’’ said Golden Eagles varsity coach Brian Billand. “I challenged my seniors to take control (in the second half).

  • The semistate countdown has begun for coach Pete Smith and his Guerin Catholic basketball team.

    I mean, Saturday will be here before you know it.

     

    The Guerin-Vincennes battle, set for 6 p.m. at the Southport Fieldhouse, should be a dandy.

    Both teams mirror one another in some ways, and statistically they are oh so close.

     

    Guerin averages 62.2 points; Vincennes averages 58.0.

    The Golden Eagles allow 53.3 points; the Alices are a little better at 51.4.

     

    Guerin Catholic is 20-8 and Vincennes 21-6. At neutral sites, the Alices are 6-0, and the Golden Eagles are 7-2. Both of those losses came to ranked teams in the Noblesville Holiday Tournament.

  • Guerin set for success

    Guerin Catholic High school has had a lot of practice cutting down nets in the Greencastle Regional.

    It’s the site of all three of the Golden Eagles’ regional championships, including the past two.

    Sharpen those scissors. There are no guarantees, but you gotta believe that coach Pete Smith’s talented crew has visions of another clipping ceremony on Saturday.

    The Golden Eagles surely feel good about it. Their fans have to feel good about it. The student body, one of the best when it comes to hollering and supporting their boys’ school program is a all about energy!

    First up for No. 11 Guerin is 9-game winner Lebanon, then likely No. 8 Tri-West. Neither can match Guerin in the difficulty of schedule, though Tri-West is close. The Golden Eagles rank No. 42 overall in Sagarin Ratings and No. 4 in Class 3A, and Tri-West is No. 47 and No. 6.

  • Guerin’s Munson is certainly a ‘Take Charge’ player

    Guerin’s Munson is certainly a ‘Take Charge’ player

    Looking back on Guerin Catholic’s second straight regional championship and third in four years at Greencastle, coach Pete Smith could not say enough about the play of junior Christian Munson.

     

    And it wasn’t just the fact that Munson led the Golden Eagles in scoring in both games.

     

    Nope, it was THE CHARGE he took. It had a major bearing in the 62-56 outcome against Tri-West in Saturday night’s Greencastle Regional championship game.

     

    Yeah, THE CHARGE was that big.

  • Mark Morrow: One local team left

    Mark Morrow: One local team left

    And then there was one.

     

    Pete Smith and his Guerin Catholic Golden Eagles are excited to be that ONE and to be honored to carry the Hamilton County banner in the Indiana high school basketball tourney while heading into Saturday’s Southport Semistate.

     

    But the veteran coach said he was pulling for the other two county schools — Carmel and Hamilton Heights — to also get through last week’s regionals.

  • Golden Eagles win finale
    It was a night for celebration, and the Class 3A No. 11 Guerin Catholic Golden Eagles did plenty.

    Jumping all over the visiting 4A Anderson Indians with a special Senior Night starting lineup on the floor, Matt Holba erupted for 18 first-half points and the Golden Eagles rolled to a 69-56 victory to wrap up the regular season.
  • 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.
  • PENDLETON - The Guerin Catholic Golden Eagles boys' basketball team let one slip away on Friday night as they lost to Class 4A No. 18 Pendleton Heights in overtime 60-55.

    The Arabians (17-5) rallied from 14 points down to defeat the 3A No. 12 Golden Eagles (14-8).

    Sean McDermott of Pendleton Heights was able to drive the lane for a bucket with just 1:08 left in the game to force the extra period.
  • INDIANAPOLIS - Guerin Catholic was missing three players from its lineup during an early-December loss to Indianapolis Herron.

    Those players returned for the postseason rematch and their impact was noticeable. Guerin held a double-digit lead over the final three quarters of a dominating 55-23 win over Herron in a semifinal of Class 3A Sectional 26 at Brebeuf Jesuit.

    The Golden Eagles (10-16) will meet No. 13 Chatard (16-7) in the sectional championship tonight. The Trojans handled Indianapolis Marshall, 65-11, in the opening semifinal on Friday.
  • Holba's big night leads Guerin past Heritage Christian
    INDIANAPOLIS - Guerin Catholic senior Matt Holba had a chance to tie or break the school's single-game scoring record on Thursday.

    He had the ball in his hands during the final minutes of his team's lopsided 63-46 win over Class 2A Heritage Christian. Just one more basket and Holba would tie the school scoring record.

    Guerin coach Pete Smith called for Holba to take a shot. Then, the Lehigh University recruit passed the ball to an open teammate underneath the basket.
  • Millers are one step away from title game
    FISHERS - The expressions said it all. As each Noblesville girls' basketball player jogged off the court on Tuesday night, slapping high-fives with fans and each other following their 60-55 win against rival Carmel in the Sectional 8 opener, the spring was back in their steps.

    Finally turning their backs on the team's longest losing streak of the season, the once bewildered looks turned back into confident smirks and laughter.

    Weight, pressure, pregame nerves? Not anymore.
  • Guerin's defense dominates in tourney opener
    INDIANAPOLIS - Guerin Catholic forced eight turnovers in the second quarter against Brebeuf in the Class 3A Sectional 26 opener on Tuesday.

    But that was just the opening act.

    Guerin held the host Braves to one point in the third quarter and controlled the game from that point en route to a 50-42 win. The Golden Eagles (9-16) will meet Herron in the second semifinal on Friday. Chatard and John Marshall meet in that night's opening game.
  • SECTIONAL PREVIEW: No lack of motivation for Golden Eagles
    Guerin Catholic head coach Scott Miller is a firm believer of the tried-and-true adage: it's not how you start, but how you finish.

    Watching his girls' basketball team wrap up the regular season this past Wednesday on the road in Richmond with an 87-24 loss, the Golden Eagles have spent the last five days putting those words into action with the real end game fast approaching - the postseason.

    "I think our girls are focused in. We had a tough night at Richmond. They beat us bad and we didn't come out and play very well at all," Miller remarked on his team's mindset. "We have plenty of motivation to come back and play well this next week."

  • Noblesville's Noon, Heights' Bryant win regional titles
    PENDLETON - Days before the wrestling postseason began, Noblesville senior Derek Noon had a plan. On Saturday afternoon, he followed it to a T.

    "I've kicked it up a notch every step of the way since I've gotten here," Noon remarked on his career prior to the sectional tournament on Jan. 31. "I hope to keep going harder and harder throughout the rest of the season. ... My goal is state."

    Taking the first step last weekend by claiming his third consecutive sectional title at Hamilton Heights, Noon made it 3-for-3 again, winning the 152-pound regional title at Pendleton Heights.

  • 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.

  • Guerin holds off rally, beats Lapel
    Guerin Catholic built a double-digit lead early in the second half against Class 2A No. 7 Lapel, and would need every bit of that cushion.

    Lapel scored on six consecutive possessions late in the fourth quarter. But Guerin got the stop it needed the most in the final minute to pull out a 48-46 win.

    The Bulldogs had the ball with 90 seconds remaining and a chance to tie or take the lead. They let one minute run off the clock before starting their offense and guard Noah Hendershot drove the lane and had a good look, but Guerin's Matt Holba rebounded the miss with 4.9 seconds left.

  • 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 - There was little need to tell Guerin Catholic boys' basketball coach Pete Smith of the full moon overhead. He could tell just by looking at his team on the court.

    The Class 3A No. 11 Golden Eagles scored a season-worst 10 points in the first half against 2A No. 5 Indianapolis Scecina on Tuesday night and never recovered, eventually losing 49-38 on the road.

    Guerin Catholic (12-7) only shot 4 of 17 in the first quarter, including 2 of 9 attempts from 3-point range. To complicate matters more, the Golden Eagles committed eight turnovers in the first half to fall behind fast 19-10.

  • 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.

  • Huskies take second at sectional
    ARCADIA - The Hamilton Heights Huskies came into Saturday's sectional tournament on a hot streak, but the Pendleton Heights Arabians had the numbers.

    Winning three weight class titles, the Arabians advanced 12 wrestlers into next week's Pendleton Heights Regional to take first at sectional with 241 team points.

    The Huskies were second with 184 points despite winning four weight classes. Hamilton Heights pushed eight wrestlers on to regional.

    Before the tournament, Hamilton Heights had won 17 consecutive dual meets, but Saturday was about points and individual advancement.

  • The Guerin Catholic Golden Eagles girls' basketball team bounced back after a tough loss on Friday night to beat the Indianapolis Marshall Patriots 62-31.

    Just about everyone got to put their name into the scorebook on Saturday afternoon but none had a better game than junior Sarah Yount.

    Yount shot 75 percent from behind the arc for the bulk of her 20-point effort. Overall, she shot 60 percent from the floor and was perfect from the free-throw line. She has now scored in double figures 13 times this year.

  • LAFAYETTE - Two weeks. Two big road wins for the Guerin Catholic Golden Eagles boys' basketball team.

    The Golden Eagles grabbed a 62-58 win over the Class A No. 7 Lafayette Central Catholic Knights on Friday night.

    The Golden Eagles (12-6) jumped out to an early 20-14 lead after one quarter and then kept pace with the Knights (8-4) for the rest of the ball game.

  • LAFAYETTE - The Guerin Catholic Golden Eagles girls' basketball team had a tough outing on Friday night against the Class A third-ranked Lafayette Central Catholic Knights.

    The Golden Eagles (7-15) had trouble finding the basket as they were held to single digits in three quarters of play.

    The Knight's (15-6) attack was relentless as they dropped 26 points on the Golden Eagles in the first quarter alone while also holding the Golden Eagles to just four points.

  • INDIANAPOLIS - In the final primer before the Hamilton Heights Sectional this weekend, the Guerin Catholic wrestling team claimed two dual wins at Cardinal Ritter High School.

    Competing in the invitational this past Saturday, the Golden Eagles lost three but scored key victories against Triton Central 41-34 and the host Raiders 51-24.

    They lost to Whiteland 63-15, Eastern Hancock 60-19 and Crawfordsville 52-24.

  • INDIANAPOLIS - The Class 3A No. 6 Guerin Catholic Golden Eagles dropped the hammer against rival Brebeuf Jesuit, 65-48, on Friday night.

    The win over the 3A Braves (7-8) snaps a two-game losing skid for the Golden Eagles (11-6), who have played against some very tough opponents these past few weeks.

    The game was close after just one quarter of play but that wouldn't last very long. The Golden Eagles offense got it going in the second and increased their existing three-point lead to 10 at halftime.

  • INDIANAPOLIS - Make it two in row for the Guerin Catholic Golden Eagles girls' basketball team as they defeated rival Brebeuf Jesuit 38-28 in front of a packed house on Friday night.

    The Golden Eagles (7-14) were in command for the entire game but sealed the deal in the fourth quarter with a strong 12-point effort to get past the Braves (2-15).

    Junior Abigail Wampler and the Golden Eagles came out firing in the first quarter scoring 12 points in the period to take an early 12-10 lead. They further extended their lead to five points behind a Kristy Theim buzzer-beating 3-pointer in the second period, but the lead wasn't big enough to get comfortable just yet.

  • INDIANAPOLIS - The Guerin Catholic wrestling team built off their impressive fifth-place finish at the Muncie Central Invitational this past weekend with a strong showing on Tuesday night.

    The Golden Eagles defeated both Brebeuf Jesuit, 54-14, and Bishop Chatard, 51-24, to sweep their weeknight three-way meet in Indianapolis.

    The wins improved the team's dual meet record to 8-10 on the season.

    Against Brebeuf, the Golden Eagles scored five falls and only surrendered a technical fall and a decision to win.

  • The Guerin Catholic Golden Eagles girls' basketball team coasted past the Bowman Academy Eagles on Saturday to snap a four-game losing streak.

    The Golden Eagles (6-14) jumped out early and never looked back en route to their 59-11 victory over the Eagles (2-11).

    The Golden Eagles scored 16 points in the first quarter and their stifling defense held the Eagles to single-digit scoring in every quarter.

  • On Saturday night the Guerin Catholic boys' basketball team hosted the Terre Haute South Braves and walked away with their fifth loss in their last seven games. Behind strong rebounding and shooting, the Braves downed the Golden Eagles 74-59.

    No matter what defense the Golden Eagles deployed on the court, the Braves were finding ways to get the ball in the hoop. One player specifically, sophomore Jaylen Minnett, couldn't miss even if he tried.

    Minnett, who is averaging a little more than 17 points per game this season for the Braves, scored 23 points in the first half. This came with a perfect 7-for-7 performance from behind the 3-point arc in the half. He would finish the game with 31 points on 9 of 12 shooting from long range.

  • INDIANAPOLIS - The Class 3A No. 7 Guerin Catholic Golden Eagles dropped a close game on the road to the Arsenal Tech Titans 63-60.

    The Golden Eagles (10-5) had the advantage in the early goings against the Titans (9-5) but relinquished their lead and were unable to get it back.

    Nursing a 3-point lead, the Golden Eagles went into the second quarter bent on sticking to their zone defense. The Titans were able to find some gaps in the armor and score buckets all while holding the Golden Eagles to just three points in the quarter.

  • Westfield sweeps three-way meet
    WESTFIELD - On Thursday night, the Westfield swim teams finally shook off some rust.

    Sweeping both the boys' and girls' varsity meets in decisive fashion at home, head coach Kyle Messmore believes his teams are striding in the right direction with the postseason weeks away.

    "Both are starting to show signs of post-Christmas training life," the coach remarked. "At the end of Christmas break they are just dragging. It's hard to get them up for their meet, especially when you go to our conference meet and you're swimming against some of the absolute best teams you can find anywhere."

    At the Hoosier Crossroads Conference Tournament last Saturday, the Westfield girls were sixth while the boys were seventh.

    Against McCutcheon and the Guerin Catholic girls on Thursday, Westfield won a combined 18 events.
  • Golden Eagles' swimmers put in their work
    WESTFIELD - On the back of each Guerin Catholic swimmer's warm-up T-shirts reads four defining words.

    "No pool. No problem."

    As a young girls' swimming team without a home facility, proper training and pool time remain a daily, let alone weekly, obstacle for the building program.

    "That's the mindset, but I don't know if it's the reality, though," head coach Doug Cline honestly remarked. "We're only in the water two hours a week. Most high schools are in six days a week at around two hours a time and maybe around 12 hours of practice total."

    The hill is indeed steep, but the challenge has noticeably been embraced by the team's sheer growth in numbers.

  • INDIANAPOLIS - The Guerin Catholic Golden Eagles girls' swimming team took fifth place during this past weekend's Falcon Invitational at Perry Meridian High School.

    The Golden Eagles finished with 32 points overall which left them tied with Roncalli. Franklin Central finished first in the event with 117 points followed by Perry Meridian and Southport, who each finished with 70 and 66 points, respectively.

  • The host Guerin Catholic wrestling team soared to a runner-up finish at its own invitational on Saturday.

    Finishing 4-1 in the six-team Guerin Catholic Invite, the Golden Eagles scored a 57-15 win against Scecina Memorial and a 47-24 victory over Shelbyville.

    The team's only lost was versus Fort Wayne Carroll (Varsity B) 68-6, but Guerin Catholic quickly rebounded with wins against Culver Community 51-11 and Brebeuf Jesuit 45-12.

  • The Guerin Catholic Golden Eagles girls' basketball team had an up-and-down game against the New Palestine Dragons on Saturday falling 51-44.

    The Golden Eagles (5-14) started out sluggish on offense and were down eight points to the Dragons (7-7) after the first quarter.

    However, the Golden Eagles would rally back to within three before heading into the locker room at halftime. Yet the offense took another nose dive in the third quarter and the Dragons were able to extend their lead by nine.

  • Golden Eagles tame Trojans
    Known more for his 3-point prowess, Guerin Catholic's Christian Munson showed just how versatile he can be.

    Held in check from deep early on Friday night against rival Class 3A Bishop Chatard, the 3A No. 7 Golden Eagles' 3-point king shortened up his game and rallied Guerin Catholic back to a 73-50 victory.

    "We were settling more in the first quarter and not brining the intensity," said Munson, who finished with a season-high 25 points and four assists. "In the second quarter, we started driving. We just got more aggressive."

    Down 18-10 after the first quarter as Bishop Chatard (3-7) attacked inside-out with 6-foot-6 Samuel Guymon and 6-1 Jake Kelly, the Golden Eagles (10-4) opened the second quarter with an 8-0 run.
  • Trojans soar past Golden Eagles
    For the first few minutes on Friday night, Guerin Cathoilc head coach Scott Miller saw his Golden Eagles soar against Class 3A No. 11 Bishop Chatard.

    Trailing 6-0 early in the first quarter, the girls' basketball team battled back and cut the deficit 8-7, but the quickness of the Trojans was just too overwhelming.

    Scoring 23 unanswered points to close out the quarter, Bishop Chatard ran away from Guerin Catholic and with a 92-41 victory at the Eagles Nest.

  • Guerin Catholic's Holba joins 1,000-point club
    Guerin Catholic senior Matt Holba reached a career milestone last week, and was honored for the achievement in front of the Golden Eagles faithful last Friday night.

    Eclipsing the 1,000-point career mark with his first bucket against Class 4A No. 8 Lawrence North (8-1) on Dec. 30 during the Noblesville Holiday Tournament, Holba joined an elite fraternity as the third player in program history to reach the mark.

    Finishing the Lawrence North game with 13 points, Holba left the tournament with 1,012 points in his career.