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Hamilton County Sports Daily
  • Unlikely hero emerges to beat Millers

    Sometimes a guy just gets hot and wrecks a game. On Saturday night at The Mill, this guy was an unlikely one – Fort Wayne Northrop senior guard Jalen Royal.

  • Gymnastics swings into season

    The Noblesville Lady Millers gymnastics team flipped past Roncalli and Scecina high schools Thursday night to start their season on the right foot. 
    “I am very proud of our competition … as we still have lot's to improve,” said head coach Jody Ramey. “We have a very strong team this year and … I am looking forward to what this season has to offer.”

  • Most area high schools have canceled tonight’s athletic events due to weather. And finding a makeup date can be difficult, says athletic directors.

  • Former Noblesville football assistant lands at HSE

    HSE announced this week that Adam Morris has been officially named the Royals coach. “We are extremely excited to have Adam as our next head football coach,” said HSE athletic director Jim Self. 

  • THE GRIND: Conference Time
    The Millers wrestling team is back at it Saturday at 9 a.m. at Brownsburg High School for the Hoosier Crossroads Conference Tournament. This is one of the toughest conferences in the state - if not the toughest.
  • McDonald’s unveiled Wednesday the list of high school seniors nominated for the chance to play in the 41st annual McDonald’s All American Games - and a Miller has a shot. 

  • Noblesville loses dual meet

    The Panthers defeated the Noblesville boys, 108-77, and and girls, 131-54. 

  • 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. 

  • Donna Buckley wanted this win against Mt. Vernon. The Noblesville girls basketball head coach wanted Emily Kiser and Olivia Morales - her seniors - to taste victory on Senior Day at The Mill.

  • Athlete of the Week: Emily Kiser
    Not a whole lot is left to be said about Noblesville’s Emily Kiser's dominance on the basketball court - but after a particular torrid stretch over the last three games, the senior is this round’s “Athlete of the Week.”
  • COACH'S CORNER: Brian McCauley

    Coach’s Corner is a weekly ‘Q’ and ‘A’ featuring the coaches of Hamilton County high schools. This week’s volunteer is Noblesville’s varsity boys basketball head coach Brian McCauley.

  • Millers tame Wildkats, extend win streak to 3

    The Lady Millers followed up last week’s championship at the Noblesville Holiday Tournament with another win - this time on the road. Emily Kiser finished with a game-high 23 points and 11 rebounds.

  • A Noblesville Miller is the first signee of Grace women’s tennis team’s 2018 recruiting class.
  • Noblesville girls basketball team overcame an early deficit to win the Noblesville Holiday Tournament, beating Greensburg 58-53 on Friday night at The Mill. After the game, some of the Millers reflected on how a loss last year helped motivate them this time around.

  • The Noblesville Lady Millers advanced to the championship game of their holiday tournament with a 69-60 win over the New Palestine Dragons Friday morning at The Mill. Senior Emily Kiser notched a triple-double with 18 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, and junior Mallory Johnson led the team with a career-high 20 points to help lead the Millers to tonight’s championship bout.

  • Due to weather, the Noblesville Lady Millers’ championship game tonight against Greensburg has been moved to 6:30 p.m.

  • Noblesville boys basketball coach Brian McCauley is pleased with his team’s improvement this week - even with the Millers’double-digit loss to the Warren Central Warriors. The Warriors defeated the Millers 51-37 in the championship game of the Noblesville Holiday Tournament Thursday night at The Mill.

  • The Noblesville boys basketball team advanced to play in the championship game of the Noblesville Holiday Tournament with a 57-49 win over Broad Ripple on Thursday morning. Junior Xavier Hines led the Millers with a game-high 22 points, which included a momentum changing 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter.

  • Young swimmers - Noblesville has an exciting opportunity for you. The Noblesville Swim Club will open registration and hold tryouts for its “Ignition Group” on Wednesday, Jan. 3., at 6:30 p.m.,

  • The Millers had no trouble getting by their first round opponent at the Noblesville Holiday Tournament on Wednesday.

    Five players scored in double figures for the Noblesville boys basketball team, who defeated the Indianapolis Lighthouse East Pythons 96-42.

  • Noblesville girls basketball coach Donna Buckley knew her squad was in for a tough task Thursday night. After all, her team was hosting Class 3A No. 1 Northwestern.

  • A Unified Legacy

    The Noblesville boys basketball team hosted conference-rival Westfield last Friday night in a packed gymnasium. The loudest ovation, however, came during halftime.

  • Brain McCauley wasn’t pleased with the way the Noblesville Millers played Tuesday night.

    Outscored in every quarter – Noblesville saw their three-game win streak snapped at the hands of the Pike Red Devils by a final score of 67-31.

    “Tonight was disappointing because our offensive and defensive execution was not sharp,” Millers head coach McCauley said.

  • The Noblesville Millers girls basketball team never trailed Saturday at rival Westfield. Junior Mallory Johnson led the Millers with a career-high 19 points in route to a 59-41 win over the Shamrocks. She also hauled in two rebounds and converted three of her six foul shots.

  • The Noblesville Millers avenged last year's loss at the hands of the Hamilton Heights Huskies in resounding fashion. Ryan Barnes matched a career-high with 15 points, and the senior led the Millers to a 59-37 win over the county-rival Huskies on Saturday night. "It was just tremendous effort," Noblesville head coach Brian McCauley said.

  • SECTIONAL PREVIEW: Numbers don't define Millers
    Noblesville head coach Brian McCauley isn't one to shy away from outside perspectives. On the contrary, he welcomes opinions, but that doesn't necessarily mean he'll agree with them.

    So when casual observers suggest the Millers' 5-9 finish after opening the year a scorching 8-1 was an inevitable correction, his initial response is normally honest and direct.

    Numbers don't define a team. Nor does its record before March.

  • Kiser leads Millers to victory
    LEBANON - It was Senior Night at Lebanon on Friday night, but it was a Noblesville junior that stole the show.

    John Kiser scored a game-high 23 points, including eight in a decisive 15-0 run, to help propel the visiting Millers to a 47-41 victory.

    "John is an Indiana Junior All-Star, and he played like it tonight," Noblesville head coach Brian McCauley said. "In a game where every possession was important, he just took the game over in the third quarter."
  • 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:
  • The Noblesville gymnastics team had sectional in mind as the Millers powered through two meets in three days this week.

    Taking on Bloomington South on Thursday night, the Millers narrowly lost 102.25-93.6, but despite the defeat they continued to add difficult skills into their routines in preparation for the future.

    They achieved exactly that and grabbed a few individual accomplishments along the way, splitting the week. On Tuesday night, the Millers won over host Marion 97.35-93.75.
  • 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.
  • Millers battle to the end
    KOKOMO - The Noblesville Millers left it all on the court at historic Memorial Gymnasium.

    Unified in their focus and intensity, the Class 4A No. 6 Millers gave No. 4 Homestead all it could handle on Saturday night in the Kokomo Regional championship game.

    Unfortunately, the Spartans had just a little bit more.

    With neither program clinching a regional title in 18-plus years, Homestead (25-2) went to work from the perimeter early and often, ending their drought behind an incredible shooting performance to win 83-66.
  • Greyhounds grind out another sectional win
    CARMEL - The Carmel Greyhounds boys' swimming team won its eighth-straight sectional title over the weekend with score of 524 points.

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

    The Greyhounds got the day started off right with a sectional record in the 200-yard medley relay. The team of Gabriel Whitaker, Charles Vaughan, Nathaniel Bledsoe and Harrison Stuckey finished with a time of 1:34.49. That time was good enough to beat the previous record set in 2011 by a full second.
  • Millers scorch Orioles
    AVON - The basket was as big as the ocean for Noblesville on Friday night, as they shot 73 percent and secured a 63-46 win over Avon.

    The Millers were 22 of 30 overall from the floor, 7 of 14 from beyond the arc and 12 of 18 from the charity stripe. And it wasn't just one person - Sean Wilson, Jake Mills and John Kiser each scored 16 points, while Joey Brewer added six points of his own.
  • Regional Preview: Millers grounded in the present
    Despite the magnitude of last weekend's sectional title run, the Class 4A sixth-ranked Noblesville Millers are done basking in the glory.

    Actually, the celebration ended a few minutes after the girls' basketball team cut down the nets following its 55-41 Sectional 8 championship victory against No. 9 Fishers last Saturday.

    "I'm already thinking about regional," Noblesville junior Alexis Shannon said at Hamilton Southeastern. "We're ready for the next game."

    After nearly two decades without reaching a regional tournament, the Millers were never in search of a sectional crown - alone.
  • Millers run out of gas in overtime
    INDIANAPOLIS - A resilient Noblesville Millers boys' basketball team just couldn't pull off enough shots in the final minutes of overtime to complete the comeback against the Lawrence Central Bears on Tuesday night 73-64.

    Each quarter played out the same for the Millers. They would make some shots, they'd be up for a while but would shortly succumb to the quick pace that the Bears were pushing.

    Yet, the Millers (11-10) would claw back every single time. There were times where it seemed like the Bears (9-12) were on the cusp of blowing the game wide open, but the Millers toughened up and never quit.
  • The Noblesville Millers bided their time on Saturday afternoon against the visiting Pike Red Devils.

    Ahead by just one point at halftime, 29-28, the Millers offense came out firing in the second half, burying a plethora of threes to extinguish the Red Devils 67-56.
  • The wait is over: Noblesville wins first sectional title in 19 years
    FISHERS - Their sectional title drought was motivation enough, but on Saturday night it was the Noblesville Millers' heart that elevated them to the height of a champion.

    Rallying around junior Katelyn O'Reilly after she went down with an ankle injury in the second quarter, the sixth-ranked Class 4A Millers banded together and with a decisive second-half surge they put their nearly two decades of sectional futility to rest.

    Working collectively to slow down the up-tempo ninth-ranked Fishers Tigers, Noblesville marched to a double-digit lead and an eventual 55-41 Sectional 8 finals victory to claim its first championship since 1996.
  • 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.
  • Millers cruise into title game
    FISHERS - One more game.

    All season long, the sixth-ranked Class 4A Noblesville Millers have adhered to a one game at a time philosophy. After eliminating the North Central Panthers 68-39 in the Sectional 8 semifinals on Friday night at Hamilton Southeastern that steadfast approach has the Millers exactly where they wanted to be from the first day.

    One game away.

    "It's our goal, and it's something we've talked about all year. We wanted to win conference. We wanted to win sectional and go from there," Noblesville head coach Donna Keck said. "Our kids are definitely very excited to have a chance to achieve that dream."