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Hamilton County Sports Daily
  • Seventy-seven Indiana high school seniors — 39 boys and 37 girls — have been chosen as first-team Academic All-State by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association it was announced Tuesday, March 19.
    In addition, 203 more boys and 179 more girls were recognized as honorable mention Academic All-State for 2019, IBCA executive director Steve Witty said.
    No Hamilton County players made the list this year, but several made honorable mention. 
    Noblesville’s Zack Johnson, Carmel’s John Michael Mulloy, Westfield’s Caleb Welch and Jaret Bailey, Guerin Catholic’s Josh Osborn, and Sheridan’s Jesse Kolb and Caleb Duke all made the boys honorable mention list.
    Hamilton County players to make the girls honorable mention list included: Noblesville’s Maddie Knight, Westfield’s Zoe Pentecost, Sheridan’s Jillian O’Flaherty, and Guerin Catholic’s Paige Bennett and Hanna Bills, Fishers’ Skylar Fulton.
  • PHOTO: Noblesville’s Aubrey Swart to run cross country at USI
    Noblesville’s Aubrey Swart poses for a photo with her family and Noblesville Cross County coaches after announcing that she will attend the University of Southern Indiana in the fall and will run cross country for the Eagles.
    Pictured front row (left to right): Erica Swart (mother), Aubrey Swart, Brice Swart (father), Kourtney Swart (sister). Back Row (Left to Right): Bill Craig (Noblesville Girls Track & Field Assistant Coach), Dennis Scheele (Noblesville Girls Track & Field and Girls Cross Country Head Coach), Aaron Becker (Noblesville Girls Cross Country Assistant Coach).
  • Noblesville falls to HSE in round two of sectionals
    The Noblesville Millers (13-11) took on the Hamilton Southeastern Royals (16-8) in the second round of sectional play on Friday night in Carmel. The Millers just wouldn’t go away on Friday despite the fact that Hamilton Southeastern seemed to have an edge from the outset, but they were eventually defeated 47-41.
  • On Wednesday, 15 seniors and 15 underclass girls basketball players were announced to have earned IBCA/Subway ‘Supreme 15’ all-state honors for the 2018-2019 season.
    Among them was Hamilton Southeastern star Amaya Hamilton. Several other Hamilton County girls senior basketabll players also made the honorable mention list, including: Noblesville’s Mallory Johnson, Noblesville’s Maddie Knight, Carmel’s Reagan Hune, and HSE’s Malea Jackson.
    Two Hamilton County girls players also made the underclassmen’s ‘Supreme 15’ list, those girls are Hamilton Southeastern’s Sydney Parrish, and University’s Lindsey Syrek.
  • Noblesville falls to Perry on senior night
    The Noblesville Millers (13-10) took on the Perry Meridian Falcons (9-12) in a home game where the Millers had hoped to celebrate a win senior night but fell short of the Falcon’s 28-24 in a low-scoring affair after managing just two points in the entire fourth quarter.
    The Millers loss came as five seniors — Zack Johnson, Xavier Hines, Eagan Keever-Hill, Jordan Schmidt, and Alex Hancock — played the final home game of their high school careers at The Mill in Noblesville.
    Senior Zack Johnson led the Millers in scoring with 17 points. Senior Xavier Hines added seven points, three rebounds and a steal, and seniors Eagan Keever-Hill and Alex Hancock each had two points of their own.
  • State tournament pairings announced for boys basketball
    Four hundred teams were drawn on Sunday and placed into brackets for the 109th Annual IHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament presented by the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever. 
    Sectional games are scheduled to begin Tuesday, Feb. 26, and run through Saturday, March 2, with the regional rounds slated for March 9 and semi states on March 16.
    The four state championship games that makeup the state finals will be played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Saturday, March 23.
  • Millers beat FTWW, move to three games above .500
    Coming off of their big win against sixth-ranked Brownsburg on Friday night, the Millers (11-8) looked to keep their streak alive on Saturday against Fort Wayne - Wayne (10-9) at The Mill in Noblesville and came up with a 43-36 victory.
    Once again, it was senior Zack Johnson who led all-scorers with 20 points. Johnson also added 2 rebounds, a steal and an assist. Senior Xavier Hines added 10 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals. Alex Hunt had 5 points of his own and Jordan Schmidt and Eagan Keever-Hill each added 4.
  • The Millers (10-8) took on the sixth-ranked Brownsburg Bulldogs (15-6) on Friday night at The Mill in Noblesville and came out on top 39-36.
    Noblesville senior Zack Johnson led all scorers with 21 points. Seniors Eagan Keever-Hill and Jordan Schmidt added 7 points each. Seniors Alex Hancock and Xavier Hines were the only other two Millers to manage a bucket on Friday—they each scored 2 points.
    The first half was low-scoring for both teams and the Millers, who managed 9 points in the first quarter, held the Bulldogs to just 2 points in first 6 minutes of play.
  • On Wednesday the Lady Miller gymnastics team competed against Lafayette Harrison and Lafayette Jefferson High Schools. The Lady Millers flipped right over Lafayette Jefferson with Noblesville's team scoring 88.550 to Lafayette Jefferson's 76.2, but fell short of a victory with Harrison High School's team score of 101.725.
    The Lady Miller gymnasts competed their last home competition with their highest team score of the season thus far—all the while celebrating their two seniors, Devyn Palmer and Racheal Glasener, for senior night 2019.
    "It was a great evening as we competed well, you could feel the positive energy throughout the whole gym, and it is always fun to end your home competitions on a positive note," said head coach Jody Ramey.
  • Hamilton County Sports ROUNDUP
    HSE captures sectional championship over Carmel
    FISHERS – The Hamilton Southeastern girls’ basketball team won the Sectional 8 championship on Saturday, defeating Carmel 47-34.
    After facing a 10-8 deficit at the end of the first quarter, Hamilton Southeastern used a 15-6 run in the second quarter to gain and hold the lead for the rest of the game. Sydney Parrish and Malea Jackson both finished with double-digit scoring for the Lady Royals, with Parrish posting 16 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal while Jackson finished with 13 points, two assists, one rebound and one steal.
    Hamilton Southeastern will face Carroll in regional play on Saturday in Kokomo at 10 a.m.
  • PHOTO: Noblesville’s Cade Nelis set to play baseball for Eckerd College
    Photo courtesy of Bret Richardson Photography
    Front Row (Left to Right): Matt Nelis (Father), Cade Nelis, Angie Nelis (Mother), Sydney Nelis (Sister).
    Back Row (Left to Right): Jim Hussey (Grandfather), Vickey Hussey (Grandmother), Justin Keever (Noblesville Baseball Head Coach).
  • ELWOOD – The Noblesville wrestling team finished in second place at the IHSAA Sectional on Saturday afternoon.
    In addition to the team finishing second, the Millers also advanced nine wrestlers to next weekend's IHSAA Regional at Pendleton Heights High School. Included in the nine wrestlers advancing for Noblesville is Justin Johnson-Sparks, who was the sectional champion in the 138-pound weight class.
    Miller wrestlers advancing to the regional are: Justin Johnson-Sparks, Dalton Huffman, Sebastian Dillon, Sam Wertz, Tim Alexander, Keaton Sepiol, Cesar Sierra, Dewayne Simpson and Zack Knoll.
    The regional competition will be on Saturday, February 2nd at 9:30 a.m.
  • Millers fall to Logansport in overtime
    The Noblesville Millers (8-9) lost to Logansport (13-2) in an overtime game at The Mill in Noblesville on Saturday night. The final score was 60-58.
    Logansport was led by senior small forward Will Penny, who managed 39 points and 7 rebounds against the Millers. Senior point guard Sam Skaggs added 12 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds and a steal. Senior Eli Wickersham and junior Evan Hassett each had 3 points.
  • Lady Millers beat Western
    The Lady Millers (8-12) defeated Western High School (11-10) by a score of 69-37 in their regular season finale on Saturday afternoon at Western High School.
    Maddie Knight set a career-high 27 points on a career-high 10 field goals, dished out 4 assists, and picked up 4 steals to lead the Millers to victory. Emily Wood added 12 points, Sarah Etchison had 11 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists, and Mallory Johnson contributed 10 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists for the Millers.
  • HSE gets 25-point win over Noblesville
    The Noblesville Millers (8-8) traveled to Fishers on Friday night for a conference matchup against Hamilton Southeastern (12-5). The Millers—despite putting up a good effort—looked outmatched in the paint on both offense and defense. At the final buzzer it was HSE on top 68-43.
  • Hamilton County Friday Night Prep Hoops Preview
    The Noblesville Millers (8-7) will take on Hamilton Southeastern (11-5) in a conference matchup tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Fishers. The Millers will look to keep their record above the .500-mark with a win over HSE.
    Westfield (8-6) is set to play Avon (6-7) in a conference game at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Avon. Avon is currently 0-3 in conference play. Westfield has a 1-3 in-conference record after their 51-38 win over Noblesville in mid-December...
  • The Noblesville Millers girls varsity basketball team (8-1) defeated Pendleton Heights (14-10) by a score of 75-61 at The Mill in Noblesville on Wednesday night.
    Mallory Johnson had a career night leading the Millers, setting career highs with 30 points, 6 assists, 6 rebounds, knocking down 7 three-pointers and 10 field goals.
  • Millers top Franklin Central
    The Noblesville Millers (7-6) traveled to Franklin Central to take on the Flashes on Friday night and moved over the .500-mark with a win. Noblesville came out on top 53-38. More detailed stats from Friday night’s game were not available at the time of this newspapers publication. The Millers are set to take on Logansport tonight at 7:30 p.m. at The Mill in Noblesville.
  • 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. 

  • Millers golf swings for state
    It’s a three-peat. The Noblesville boys’ golf team won their sectional this year, making it the third straight year the Millers have accomplished the feat.

    After receiving great numbers on their home golf course – Purgatory Golf Club – from their top golfers the Millers will move onto Regionals in hopes of furthering their postseason run to the State finals.

    “It says a lot about our program and what we’ve tried to do for the past 12 or 13 years, that continues the tradition that we have at Noblesville,” said Noblesville head coach Gary Sewell. “We have a pretty rich tradition in Noblesville for golf, tracing our roots back to Bob Spacey.”
  • 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.
  • Noblesville sneaks past Westfield in sectional play

    Noblesville senior Kade Gorman came on in relief in the fourth inning of Wednesday’s opening round sectional at Noblesville against Westfield, and it was lights out for the Shamrocks.

    Gorman allowed just one hit, striking out three and relied on stellar defense and faced just 13 batters in the final four innings in the Millers’ 5-3 victory over Westfield. The Millers will now face Hamilton Southeastern at 10 a.m. Monday in the semifinal round. The Royals advanced with a 15-10 extra inning victory over Carmel in the opener.

    “Kade came in and slammed the door,” Noblesville coach Justin Keever said. “He had all three pitches working tonight. He was able to throw strikes, and we made some great defensive plays behind him.”

  • In a rematch of the 2017 Regional Finals, the fifth-seeded Noblesville Millers defeated the 12th seed Guerin Catholic Golden Eagles 15-8 on Tuesday for the right to advance to the regional finals for the third year in a row.

    The Millers took a 3-0 lead with 19:42 remaining in the first half and maintained the advantage when junior Kylie Morris hit the back of the net off of a pass from junior Kaylin Mertens at the 4:11 mark. The Eagles mounted a comeback, scoring three goals to tie the game with 49 seconds left in the first half. Morris took the draw and drove to the goal to score with only 1.9 seconds left in the half, putting the Millers back up by a score of 6-5.

    The Millers started the second half with the hot sticks, scoring four goals, including a pair by freshmen Emma Potter, by the 17:11 mark, making the lead to 10-5. The game was back and forth the remainder of the game, ending with two goals by junior Kayla Kubel in the last two minutes of the game.

  • WESTFIELD — Emily Minett’s home run in the second inning and two-run home run in the fourth helped Noblesville take a 3-0 lead over the Fishers Tigers, and despite a furious comeback, the Millers were victorious 4-3.

    After a scoreless first inning, Minett hit her first home run off of the inning’s first pitch. After some excellent fielding kept both teams off the scoreboard any further, the fourth inning featured Taylor Madison’s double. Minett’s home run made the score 3-0 but Fishers would fight back in the bottom of the sixth inning.

    The Tigers would get things going with Courtney James getting a base hit and then stealing second. Brooke Benson would bring her home with another base hit before Hannah Mays’s home run that made the score 3-3 heading to the final inning of regulation.
  • Sweet ride starts senior's streak

    Noblesville senior Bryce Randolph began his season in a 2-for-22 slump at the plate. The outfielder wasn’t too thrilled with his contributions on the diamond.

    His first thought was to set up a meeting with his personal hitting coach, Ryan Basham, in the second week of April to work out some of the kinks in his swing.

    But then, the Noblesville High School Prom came around, and he wanted a special ride for the big dance. So he turned to one man he knew wouldn’t let him down – his maternal grandfather, “Papaw” Bill Peevler. Randolph asked his papaw if he could borrow his Mercedes, a hardtop convertible. The answer was, “Yes.”

    The prom was on April 20 — a Friday. The next day, Randolph went 1-for-1. The game after that, he batted 2-for-3. He then proceeded to get four more hits in his next seven at bats. It occurred to Randolph, he said, that he was simply going to have find a way to keep the Mercedes, and let his papaw drive his Mustang.

    “I’m like, I can’t give him is car back yet,” Randolph said. “I got that car, and I started hitting. And, I’m superstitions, so I don’t want anything to change. I kept telling him, ‘Papaw, I can’t give you your car back yet.’"

  • Millers take Hamilton County Tournament championship
    More than a decade had passed since the last time Noblesville’s boys golf team tasted victory at the Hamilton County Meet — until Thursday. 

    Behind several clutch performances on the back nine, the IHSGCA No. 5 Millers pulled out a tightly-contested tournament at Bear Slide Golf Club in Cicero, finishing 3 strokes ahead of No. 6 Westfield, five ahead of No. 2 Carmel and seven ahead of No. 17 Guerin Catholic. 

    No. 18 Fishers, No. 20 Hamilton Southeastern, Hamilton Heights and University rounded out the field, respectively. 

    The finish on the par-70 course was so close that the teams had to wait until the final scores were posted to find out who had come away with a county championship. 

    “It’s really good to break through against such a quality field,” said Noblesville coach Gary Sewell. “We’ve come close, finishing second on a few occasions. It just seemed like it was always out of our reach — until this time.” 
  • Noblesville beats Avon, wins 8th straight

    The Noblesville Millers continued their winning ways Thursday with a 7-3 victory over Hoosier Crossroads Conference rival Avon at Dunker Field.
    Noblesville won its eighth straight game on the strength of its defense over the Orioles, as the Millers turned four double plays, never allowing Avon to get into a rhythm.

    “Our defense was really sharp tonight with some big double plays tonight,” Noblesville coach Justin Keever said. “None was bigger than a 1-6-3 to help stymie a potential big-scoring inning in the fifth. We got some big ground balls, played them nicely and were able to get double plays to squash any momentum.”

    Relief pitcher Kade Gorman came on to register the final five outs for the Millers. Two came in the sixth inning, with runners on first and second and one out. Gorman got Braedon Payne to ground into a 6-4-3 double play.

  • The Noblesville Millers Grabs Lead in Seventh Inning to Defeat North Central??The Noblesville softball team stole the lead late and defeated North Central 4-2 on Thursday. The game was tied at two with the Millers batting in the top of the seventh when Ella White singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.

    ??North Central got things moving in the second inning, with Ali Curlin’s single on a 1-0 count that scored a run.??Noblesville evened the score at two in the top of the sixth inning on a Julia Furiak solo homer before pushing two across in the seventh.

    ??Baily Ryan got the win for Noblesville, allowing three hits and one run over three innings, striking out two.??Molly Powers took the loss for North Central. She lasted seven innings, allowing eight hits and four runs.