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  • 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.

     

     

  • The Southeastern Swim School is offering swim lessons at the new Hamilton Southeastern High School Natatorium this spring.

     

    “After a year, the brand-new Natatorium at HSE HS is about to open! We are so excited for the renovation project to be wrapping up,’’ said swim school director Heather Streett.

     

    Daytime and evening lessons are offered in April and May. Group lessons will be offered for children ages 3 and older. Children must be toilet-trained or wear swim diapers to participate in swim lessons. Openings are available for both daytime and evening classes. Registration is now open.

     

    Also, there will be daytime lessons from September 2015-May 2016 are open. Spaces are limited and will fill up quickly. For additional information regarding our lesson program.

     

    The website dedicated to the Southeastern Swim School is http://www.hseswimlessons.com. 

  • FISHERS - The Hamilton Southeastern Royals weren't able to close out their regular season with a win on Friday night when they hosted the equally as youthful Lawrence North Wildcats.

    The Wildcats outpaced the Royals to win 64-50 and spoil Senior Night.

    The loss was the fifth consecutive for the Royals and dropped their season record to 7-16.
  • 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.
  • FISHERS - The Hamilton Southeastern Royals boys' swimming team won its 23 consecutive sectional title over the weekend with a total score of 519 points.

    Hamilton County rival Fishers finished just behind the Royals with their total score of 509.

    It was a record-setting day for both the Royals and the Tigers as total of seven swimmers set new records in the pool on Saturday.

  • 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.
  • BROWNSBURG - It was a Hoosier Crossroads Conference showdown on Friday night between the Hamilton Southeastern Royals and the Brownsburg Bulldogs.

    In a low-scoring contest, the Bulldogs (18-5, 4-2) defeated the Royals 37-34.

    Both teams' offense were off in the first quarter as they combined for a total of eight points.

    The Bulldogs' offense found life in the second quarter with 15 points scored against the Royals (7-15 2-4) to take an 18-9 lead heading into the lock room.
  • State-bound six ready for spotlight
    FISHERS - The serenity coursing through the Hamilton Southeastern wrestling room was unmistakable.

    In the background, music played at comfortable, yet not quite imperceptible levels. Nothing too heavy or fast. No booming voices or coaches' whistles.

    Just focus in every action as head coach Kyle Poyer and his staff watched over their unprecedented six state qualifiers running sprints and revisiting techniques already singed into their muscle memory.

    "It's about being comfortable in the moment. Being comfortable with their own expectations of how they should compete," Poyer remarked on his wrestler's mindset entering this weekend's IHSAA state finals. "To them, it's just another tough tournament they need to perform well at."
  • 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.
  • The Hamilton Southeastern Royals fell to Pike 63-57 on Tuesday night. After going up 28-27 at half, the game was tied going into the fourth at 48 before Pike was able to put away the Royals.

    Sophomore Zach Gunn stepped up huge for HSE, once again, and scored 22 points off of 10 of 19 shooting, two of which came from beyond the 3-point line.
  • 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.
  • Tigers survive semifinal thriller
    FISHERS - Every possession mattered on Friday night, but none more so than in the final minute.

    With a flurry of six combined turnovers in the game's last 50 seconds, Fishers senior Adrianna Murphy made her crucial stand with only seconds left and Tigers trailing 35-34 in the Class 4A Sectional 8 semifinals.

    Finding an opening near the top of the key, Murphy hit a go-ahead jumper with 5.8 seconds remaining to help the ninth-ranked Tigers sink rival Hamilton Southeastern 36-35 and advance into tonight's sectional championship game.

    "The kid's a playmaker," Fishers head coach Michael Gaines said. "She had the hot hand tonight and was doing a great job of shooting her pull up. We felt confident that she could get if off, so we put on an (isolation) scenario and let her go to work, and she stepped up in a big way."

    Just one of many clutch moments in a thrilling tug-of-war rematch with HSE, the Tigers needed every shot to get an opportunity to defend their sectional crown against No. 6 Noblesville tonight at 7:30 p.m.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Royals fend off Shamrocks
    FISHERS - There were no surprises between Hamilton Southeastern and Westfield on Wednesday night.

    Just execution.

    And the Class 4A Royals did exactly that with the game in the balance late in the first-round of the Sectional 8 Tournament on their home floor.

    Despite building a double-digit lead early, the Royals had to fend off the Shamrocks with their margin cut to one in the fourth quarter and prevailed to seize a 53-46 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.
  • SECTIONAL PREVIEW: 'Rocks, Royals ready for each other's best
    WESTFIELD - If there's one thing Westfield head coach Shane Sumpter and Hamilton Southeastern head coach Chris Huppenthal can expect anytime their programs meet, it's a close game.

    "It's always a good basketball game," Huppenthal remarked on the friendly inter-county rivalry. "It seems the last four games, it's come down to one possession at the end. They're always going to compete."

    The same goes for the Class 4A Royals.

    Before losing the past four consecutive to Sumpter's 4A Shamrocks (16-6, 4-2), Huppenthal's program racked up three in a row versus their geographic and Hoosier Crossroads Conference foe.

  • 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.

  • FISHERS - The Hamilton Southeastern girls' swim team recovered from a slow start on Saturday afternoon to clinch their second sectional title in three years.

    The Royals won the sectional crown during the 2012-13 season but lost it last season to rival Fishers.

    After winning the first three events of the day, the Fishers Tigers looked well on their way to winning their second-consecutive sectional title.

  • As obvious as it is - most of the time - the team that shoots better from the floor is the one that wins the game.

    That proved to be true once again on Saturday night as the Hamilton Southeastern Royals (7-12) hosted the Warsaw Tigers (14-4) and fell 54-48.

    It seemed like shot after shot fell for the Tigers early as they drove to the hoop and provided themselves with an early lead. The Royals tried to adjust accordingly, but the Tigers would counter it.

  • FISHERS - On Thursday evening, the Hamilton Southeastern Royals girls' basketball team took on the Ben Davis Giants. The Royals outplayed the Giants and won 57-39.

    Standing out offensively for the Royals was the trio of Megan Walton, Madi Taylor and Bre Lloyd. Each went for 15, 14 and 15 points, respectively.

  • FISHERS - On Thursday evening the Hamilton Southeastern Royals and the Fishers Tigers girls' swimming teams competed in the Fishers Sectional preliminaries where the top 16 in each event advance to the sectional final on Saturday.

    In the 200 yard free, Fishers advanced Lauryn Parrish (1:51.53), Carissa Schneider (1:58.53), Elisabeth Peskin (1:59.37). HSE advanced Hannah Ballard (2:02.05) and Emily Barnes (2:04.03).

  • 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.

  • Royals upset Bulldogs on the road
    COLUMBUS - The unranked Class 4A Hamilton Southeastern boys' basketball team continued its recent resurgence on Tuesday night, defeating 4A No. 12 Columbus North 64-49 to improve to 7-11 on the year.

    HSE built a 17-14 lead after the first quarter and never looked back, winning its third straight.

    They were led by an all-around game from sophomore Zach Gunn.

    Gunn finished with a game-high 29 points off of 10 of 15 shooting and 7 of 8 from the free throw line. He also added 15 rebounds, 13 of which came on the defensive end, to give him a double-double.

  • 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.

  • Millers win HCC title outright
    For weeks, let alone days, the Class 4A No. 5 Noblesville Millers heard all about what hadn't been achieved in the past.

    Reminded of the facts constantly leading up to Saturday night's Hoosier Crossroads Conference showdown with 4A No. 14 Hamilton Southeastern (14-6, 4-2), head coach Donna Keck and her Millers knew the score.

    The Noblesville girls' basketball team hadn't won a HCC title since 2002.

    The program hadn't beaten the rival HSE Royals in 17 consecutive games.

    "It was definitely our first goal that we wanted to achieve," Keck emphasized in reference to their HCC drought. "We never set out to be undefeated. We just wanted to win the conference first and foremost."

    With an outright title at stake and the Royals, once again, standing in their way, the Millers (19-1, 6-0) responded the only way they knew how - by sticking to their game.

  • Royals stun Millers at buzzer
    FISHERS - For nearly 32 minutes, Tyler Janney had a night to forget from the field.

    Shooting a miserable 0-for-4 from the floor - despite going 3-for-4 from the foul line - the basket and the Hamilton Southeastern senior weren't exactly on speaking terms.

    That was until the final 1.6 seconds of regulation and the game hanging in the balance against rival Class 4A Noblesville on Friday night.

    With the score deadlocked at 49 and the visiting Millers attempting one last full-court inbound play to prevent overtime, Janney made a high-alert play on a surprising underneath pass, swooping in for a steal and a layup to beat the buzzer and the Millers 51-49.

  • INDIANAPOLIS - The Hamilton Southeastern Royals girls' basketball team fell just short against Class 4A No. 10 Pike 60-58 on Tuesday night.

    After going up 32-26 at halftime, a slow third quarter by the 14th-ranked 4A Royals opened the door for Pike, which went on to take the lead and eventually win the game.

    Bre Lloyd led the Royals with 23 points off of 7 of 13 shooting, which included two made 3-pointers. Lloyd also led the team with five assists.

  • FISHERS - The Hamilton Southeastern boys' and girls' swimming teams made short work of the Lawrence North Wildcats on Tuesday night.

    The girls defeated Lawrence North 134-52 while the boys cruised to a 141-44 win for the sweep.

    The girls' 200-yard medley relay team led the team to an early victory as swimmers Audrey Rose Lo, Emily Ratliff, Phoebe Garrett and Robyn Clevenger swam for a time of 1:55.94.

    Clevenger also competed in the 200 IM and won with a time of 2:17.36.

  • Royals close out Marauders
    FISHERS--- To say it has been a tough season for the Hamilton Southeastern Royals basketball team would be an understatement. After a string of great players and team's over the past handful of years, the team has seemingly endured tough times due to injuries and youthfulness.

    On Saturday night, however, the team showed signs that all might not be done this season.

    The Class 4A Royals hosted and defeated the 4A Mount Vernon (Fortville) Marauders 62-55. The win moved the Royals to 5-11 on the season and could help boost the confidence of a team that has lost so many games by small margins.

  • FISHERS - Dropping consecutive games in a row is somewhat of a foreign concept for the Hamilton Southeastern girls' basketball team.

    The Class 4A No. 13 Royals lost two back-to-back games to Hoosier Crossroads Conference rivals Westfield and second-ranked 4A Lawrence North Wildcats on Jan. 16 and Jan. 20, respectively.

    On Saturday afternoon though, the Royals (14-4, 4-1) took it to HCC foe Zionsville (3-13, 0-4) winning 56-31 to avoid a third-straight loss.

  • ZIONSVILLE - The Hamilton Southeastern boys' basketball team know a thing or two about close, tough basketball games.

    Friday's 38-37 loss to Hoosier Crossroads Conference rival the Zionsville Eagles marks the 10th game this season that has been decided by 10 or less points.

    The Royals (4-11, 1-3) and the Eagles (11-4, 3-0) had an up-and-down battle throughout the entire game. Yet, in the end the Eagles were able to hang on and get the win.

  • Notebook: Royals finish season on high note
    CARMEL - The tenth-ranked Hamilton Southeastern wrestling team knew it had something to prove on Wednesday night before closing the book on the 2014-15 regular season.

    Not necessarily to their opponents, the defending sectional champion Carmel Greyhounds, but more for themselves.

    As a team, they delivered that message - internally.
  • FISHERS - The Hamilton Southeastern girls' basketball team kept the score close early against the Class 4A No. 2 Lawrence North Wildcats on Tuesday night.

    But it didn't last long.

    As the No. 13 4A Royals' shooting percentage dropped, their deficit swelled, leading to an easy 59-32 victory for the unbeaten Wildcats (17-0).

    HSE finished the game shooting 21 percent from the field (12 of 57), but the squad's woes didn't set in until the second quarter.

  • ANDERSON - The Hamilton Southeastern Royals boys' basketball team came up short on the road against the Anderson Indians losing 59-55.

    The Royals (4-10) kept it close for much of the game but were unable to close the deal in the final minutes against the Tribe (4-10).

    The Royals were up 19-15 after one quarter of play but relinquished their lead in the second period and headed into halftime down 32-31.

  • Shamrocks rock Royals
    FISHERS - The Westfield Shamrocks girls' basketball team grabbed a close win on Friday night against Hoosier Crossroads Conference rival the Class 4A No. 6 Hamilton Southeastern Royals 38-37.

    The Shamrocks (10-6, 2-2) dodged three close misses by the Royals (13-3, 3-1) late to come away with the 1-point victory.

    With the win the Shamrocks are now on a three-game winning streak having defeated both Greenfield-Central and Pendleton Heights prior to Friday's matchup.

    It was a low-scoring quarter for both teams, but the Shamrocks picked it up in the second and went into halftime with a 19-14 lead.

    The Royals responded in the second half and outscored the Shamrocks 23-19 but were unable to overcome the early deficit.

    Haliegh Reinoehl led the Shamrocks with 18 points and also pulled down six rebounds. Allison VanDyke also scored in double digits for the Shamrocks with 10 points.
  • FISHERS - The Hamilton Southeastern Royals boys' basketball team ended a three-game losing skid on Friday night with a 72-43 win over Hoosier Crossroads Conference foe Westfield.

    The Royals (4-9, 1-2) jumped out to a big lead early over the Shamrocks (2-10, 0-3) and never looked back en route to their win.

    Junior Greg Miller was blemish free from the field and from the free-throw line for all 20 of his points on the night. It's the first time all season that Miller has gone perfect from the floor but the eighth time this year he's shot perfect from the charity stripe.
  • Royals win big on Senior Night
    FISHERS - Out this past weekend due to a respiratory infection, Hamilton Southeastern senior Keegan Stansberry and the formerly unbeaten 11th-ranked Royals came out at 100 percent on Tuesday night.

    Celebrating Senior Night in style, the 138-pound Stansberry extended his undefeated streak to 25 consecutive matches while the Royals manhandled visiting Center Grove 44-10.

    "Every time we talk about a meet like this, we talk about having great memories," Hamilton Southeastern head coach Kyle Poyer said. "That's what it needs to be."

  • INDIANAPOLIS - The Hamilton Southeastern wrestling team's perfect season came to an end on Saturday during the North Central Invitational.

    Falling to No. 13 Indianapolis Cathedral 37-23, No. 10 HSE placed runner-up with a 4-1 record.

    Westfield went 2-3 on the day, and the defending state champion Cathedral Fighting Irish were first overall at 5-0.

  • FISHERS - The Hamilton Southeastern Royals girls' swimming team took home top honors at Saturdays' Hoosier Crossroads Conference meet.

    The Royals finished with a score of 421.50 and were 14.5 points ahead of second-place finisher Zionsville and were 15.5 points better than rival Fishers, who beat them just three days prior.

    They claimed victory in five events including the 200-yard medley relay, 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle relay and 100 backstroke. The Royals were also just two tenths of a second away from taking down Zionsville to grab another win in the 400 freestyle relay.

  • FISHERS - The Hamilton Southeastern Royals boys' swimming team might have finished third in conference, but they took home bragging rights among Hamilton County Schools.

    The Royals finished with 332 points, four points better than rival Fishers, who beat them on Thursday to win the Mudsock.

    The Royals got the meet started off right by winning the 200-yard freestyle relay. The team of Joe Young, Wilson Clark, Nick Pfanstiel and Quinn Teague squeezed out a win with a time of 1:36.22.

  • FISHERS - The Hamilton Southeastern girls' basketball team continued its winning ways on Saturday as it defeated the Evansville Memorial Tigers 50-30.

    The Royals (13-2) jumped out to a big lead over and continued to pour it on the Tigers (11-3) as they cruised to their third straight win since losing to Springboro (Ohio) on Dec. 29.

    Bre Lloyd had another double-digit performance with 16 points. She also added three assists and three rebounds for the Royals.

  • INDIANAPOLIS - The Hamilton Southeastern girls' basketball team took their talents to Indianapolis' east side and came away with a win in convincing fashion over the Warren Central Warriors 66-31.

    The Royals (12-2) were on fire offensively but were equally as good on the defensive end as they held the Warriors (2-11) to single digits in three quarters.

    The Royals came out firing in the first quarter. They doubled up the Warriors 16-8 after just one quarter and continued to pour it on in the second quarter while also holding the Warriors to just two points in the period.

  • FISHERS - The Hamilton Southeastern Royals didn't have enough in the tank to outlast the Lawrence Central Bears on Friday night and lost in double overtime 71-66.

    The Royals (3-8) were clinging to a three-point lead over the Bears (3-8) heading into the fourth quarter.

    However, the Royals would give up their lead and were just about to lose the game when senior Tyler Janney drained a 3-pointer with two seconds left in regulation to tie the ballgame up at 55.

  • FISHERS - The temperature outside was frigid but inside the Fishers High School Natatorium things were just heating up and it only got hotter as the night wore on.

    The Fishers Tigers boys' and girls' swimming teams swept rival Hamilton Southeastern on Thursday night for the first time in school history and captured the Mudsock trophy.

    The boys' team won by a total score of 102.5 to 83.5 and the girls' team edged out a win by a total score of 96-90.

    One of the highlights of the night didn't occur in the packed, 10-lane competition pool but at the other end of natatorium with the diving competition.

  • Royals capture Mudsock
    FISHERS - Winning has become the norm for the Hamilton Southeastern wrestling team this season.

    Ranked 10th in the state by the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association and undefeated in dual meet competition so far this year, anything less would seem out of character.

    On Wednesday night, however, victory took on a whole new meaning.

    It always does anytime the coveted Mudsock in on the line.
  • Royals remain unbeaten, win North Montgomery Holiday Duals
    CRAWFORDSVILLE - The Hamilton Southeastern wrestling team continues to roll this season. On Wednesday, the Royals dominated the competition, once more, to finish as the undisputed North Montgomery Holiday Duals champion.

    HSE was a perfect 9-0 during the event, which stretched for two days (Tuesday and Wednesday) and included 10 teams.

    The Royals won every dual in lop-sided fashion except for one - vs. Lebanon 31-27, going 5-0 on the first day and 4-0 to capture the title.

  • INDIANAPOLIS - The Hamilton Southeastern Royals girls' basketball team survived a late surge from the New Albany Bulldogs to come away with the win Tuesday morning 39-33.

    The Royals (11-3) came out swinging defensively forcing the Bulldogs (8-5) into some early turnovers and some bad looks at the basket.

    Head coach Chris Huppenthal knew how difficult it was going to be for his players to get excited for this game and was impressed by their effort.

  • INDIANAPOLIS - The Hamilton Southeastern Royals girls' basketball team lost a heartbreaker to the Springboro (Ohio) Panthers 55-50 in the second semifinal game in the Women's North Central Tournament on Monday.

    The Royals (10-2) shot 52 percent from the field but left a lot of points at the free-throw line which proved to be the difference against the Panthers (8-0).

    A big key for the Royals was how they planned to contain the Panthers' best scoring threat in Kelly Wurth.

  • Noblesville's Noon gets back on track
    WESTFIELD - When Noblesville's Derek Noon suffered his first loss of the season to Hamilton Southeastern's Corbin Gregg days before the Hamilton County Wrestling Tournament, it humbled him.

    More importantly, it motivated him.

    "I wanted to beat him," Noon remarked on facing Gregg again. "I wanted to show him how good I really am."

    Before Gregg pinned Noon in the second period of their dual-meet match on Dec. 16, the Miller had racked up 17 consecutive wins. Of those, 13 were by fall and two by major decision.

  • The Class 4A Hamilton Southeastern boys' basketball team met the top-ranked 2A Park Tudor Panthers on Monday night and fell 48-38. Despite being up 28-25 entering the third quarter, the Royals (1-6) were outscored 23-10 in the fourth quarter and handed their sixth loss on the season.

    Sophomore Zach Gunn led the team with a double-double. Gunn had both a team-high with 15 points and 13 rebounds.
  • On Monday, the Hamilton Southeastern boys' and girls' swimming teams hosted the annual HSE Holiday Duals against Carmel and West Lafayette.

    The Carmel boys and girls won head-to-head against both teams, avenging their loss in the meet a year ago.

    "We executed some quality races today and lost a couple of close ones," Carmel head coach Chris Plumb said. "We are looking forward to getting some quality training over break as we prepare for championship season."

  • Royals reclaim county wrestling crown in dominant fashion
    WESTFIELD - Their focus was singular. Their approach was deliberate. On Saturday, the fifth-ranked Hamilton Southeastern wrestling team had one motto and one goal.

    By the end of the 2014 Hamilton County Wrestling Tournament in Westfield, they achieved it and stood alone as team champions.

    "We knew we needed to come in and get the job done," HSE's 120-pound county champion Austin Holmes said. "We wrestled smart in all positions, and we were really on our game. We broke it down on "OTG," which means out the gate. We wanted to go after it."

  • Royals fight back to win Mudsock
    FISHERS - It was a tale of two halves for the Class 4A No. 10 Hamilton Southeastern Royals on Saturday night. After a tough first-half the Royals bounced back and beat archrival Fishers 45-40.

    The Royals (10-1, 3-0) were down by 17 points heading into halftime but shutdown the Fishers Tigers (7-3, 2-2) in the second half to come away with the victory.

    Fishers started the game with a 7-0 run and hit their first four shots from the floor with ease and were suffocating on defense, holding the Royals to 26 percent shooting in the first half.
  • FISHERS - The Fishers Tigers boys' basketball team used a strong second half on Friday night to get by rival Hamilton Southeastern 50-45 to win the Mudsock.

    The Tigers (5-2, 2-0) had big nights from Luke Wehner and Cameron Wolter to beat the Royals (1-5, 0-2).

    Wehner scored 17 points off of 67 percent shooting and Wolter added 15 points to help the lead the Tigers to victory. Wolter also added seven rebounds.

  • Royals look to reclaim Hamilton County wrestling tournament title
    On paper, the numbers are striking.

    Hamilton Southeastern carries four state-ranked wrestlers. Three of them are undefeated while the other has endured only one loss this season. Two of the four wrestlers are defending Hamilton County champions and former state-place winners.

    The team is ranked fifth in the state and holds five top seeds for Saturday's Hamilton County Wrestling Tournament in Westfield.

    While these are all fun facts for onlookers and prognosticators, for HSE head coach Kyle Poyer, only one detail holds the most weight this weekend once the first match starts at 9 a.m.

  • Like most of us, long checkout lines, gridlocked traffic jams and ugly sweaters are probably perched high atop your Christmas list of to-dos this time of the year.

    Honestly, it wouldn't be the holiday season without these tried-and-true traditions. What's a warm and fuzzy Christmas morning without them?

    The same can be said for the days after Christmas aka the holiday hangover. It's a time to decompress - and for those lucky enough to have some time off - go have some fun, return some white elephant gifts and relax until the wackiness of New Year's Eve.

  • Unbeaten Royals shutout Millers
    Kyle Poyer didn't know what to expect from his wrestling team on Tuesday night. Facing Hoosier Crossroads Conference foe Noblesville the evening before semester finals, the Hamilton Southeastern head coach was admittedly anxious.

    "Honestly, I was a little nervous about tonight," Poyer explained. "Our kids are really academically focused, so I was worried about where their minds were going to be."

    Apparently, the fifth-ranked Royals are straight-A multitaskers.

    Hamilton Southeastern didn't just make the grade, the squad passed with flying colors, shutting out the host Millers 71-0 behind eight pins and a pair of major decisions.

  • FRANKFORT - The fifth-ranked Hamilton Southeastern wrestling team was unbeatable on Saturday, finishing a flawless 5-0 to win the Frankfort Super Six.

    A perfect 7-0 on the season, the Royals racked up 30 pins, five major decisions and a technical fall to run roughshod over the competition.

    HSE defeated McCutcheon 65-7, Kokomo 61-6, North Montgomery 51-9, Lebanon 43-22, and roasted the host Hot Dogs 63-10.

    Four Royals went 5-0 while five more were 4-1 on the mat. Eight of HSE's 30 falls were recorded in 56 seconds or less with the fastest pin going to 132-pound Jack Chastain, who is ranked second in the state.
  • The Hamilton Southeastern girls' basketball team rolled its way to a 42-25 win over Hoosier Crossroads Conference rival Avon on Friday night.

    The Royals (9-1, 2-0) had a big night from sophomore Bre Lloyd who dropped 21 points on the Orioles (1-7, 1-2). It's the second game of 20 points or more for Lloyd and her 10th-straight game of double-digit scoring. She also contributed five rebounds and an assist to the Royal cause.

    The game was close in the first quarter with the Royals only working with a four-point lead after the first quarter. The Royals began to pull away in the second quarter and never looked back on their way to a 17-point win.

  • With consecutive dual meet wins and a first-place finish at the John Hurrle Memorial Invitational this season, the Hamilton Southeastern wrestling team jumped two spots in the latest team rankings.

    The Royals opened the year at No. 15 in the first Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association's Dual Rankings. After knocking off Hoosier Crossroads Conference foes Avon 37-30 and Zionsville 42-21, HSE is at No. 13 in the rankings released on Dec. 4.

  • HSE Royals are driven to succeed
    FISHERS - Inside the Hamilton Southeastern wrestling room three words printed in bold white lettering near the door speak volumes.

    Desire. Discipline. Dedication.

    Each word is in plain sight. On Wednesday night, the fifth-ranked Royals put each of them into action as they defeated Hoosier Crossroads Conference rival Zionsville 42-21.

    Falling short of expectations last year, the Royals are perfect so far this season, but that hasn't swayed their work ethic and disciplined approach.

    "A lot of people were doubting us this year, and we're just trying to show them that we are better than last year," HSE junior 120-pounder Austin Holmes remarked after the dual meet. "We'll have a better showing at Bankers Life [Fieldhouse] this year."

    Opening the season with a first-place finish at the John Hurrle Memorial Invitational in Indianapolis last month, the Royals won their first dual meet against Avon 37-30 last week.
  • This week, the Associated Press announced its 2014 Indiana all-state football teams. Each player was selected based on input from sports media from across the state and with the assistance of the coaches.

    In Class A, Sheridan senior running back Austin Hoover was named first-time all-state. In Class 3A, Guerin Catholic senior Hudson Plumer was selected as a defensive back.

    In Class 5A, Westfield received a pair of nominations with Nick Dowd at kicker and Jacob Robinson on the defensive line.

  • The Hamilton Southeastern girls' basketball team was coming off of a two-game winning streak as they took on Pendleton Heights Tuesday evening.

    The Class 4A No. 10 Royals were able to capture their third win in a row led, yet again, by Bre Lloyd.

    Lloyd followed up the 19 points and seven assists she had against Greenfield Central with 20 points and three rebounds against the Pendleton Heights Arabians.

  • PENDLETON - After falling to Class 4A Avon to open a back-to-back weekend, the No. 4 Hamilton Southeastern Royals hit rock bottom on Saturday night with a 62-30 loss to the red-hot Pendleton Heights Arabians.

    The Royals (1-2) trailed 15-11 after the game's first eight minutes, then lost control with a two-point second quarter on the road to give 4A Pendleton Heights all the breathing room it needed.

    The No. 22 Arabians (4-1) never surpassed 16 points in a single quarter, but they didn't need to as the Royals shot 23 percent from the field, sinking only nine shots in the game.

  • GREENFIELD - The Class 4A No. 11 Hamilton Southeastern girls' basketball team went on the road to face the Greenfield Central Cougars and left with a win 55-48 on Saturday night.

    The Royals (7-1) built up a comfortable 19-point lead entering the fourth quarter and then staved off the Cougars' (5-2) fourth-quarter rally to get the victory.

    Sophomore Bre Lloyd led all scorers with 19 points and was near perfect from the free-throw line where she was 8 of 9. Lloyd has scored in double figures in all eight games the Royals have played this season.

  • The Class 4A No. 4 ranked Hamilton Southeastern boys' basketball team lost their home opener to conference foe the Avon Orioles on Friday 64-60.

    The Royals (1-1) kept it close all game and had the lead heading into the fourth quarter but were not able to stave off a fourth-quarter rally by the Orioles (2-0).

    Avon scored 24 points in the fourth quarter to complete the comeback and just barely squeaked by the Royals.

  • Several local wrestlers have staked claim for a second consecutive week at their respective weights in the latest state rankings.

    Opening the year ranked, all eight Hamilton County grapplers have remained in the Indianamat.com/ MyHouse Individual Rankings for Week 2, including Hamilton Heights' David Bryant and Noblesville's Derek Noon.

    Bryant, a junior, holds the 15th spot at 106 pounds. He was ranked at 11th the week before but a 4-1 finish at last weekend's Hamilton Heights Super Six might have played a role.

    Noon, a senior at 152 pounds, carries a perfect 5-0 record so far this season. Despite his perfect season to date, he dropped from 15th to 16th in the recent rankings.

    No. 18 Westfield's Evan Eldred, a state qualifier at 120 pounds in 2013, is steadily climbing the ranks at 138 pounds. The junior opened the year at sixth and is currently perched at fourth.
  • Millers, Golden Eagles claim spots on All-State teams