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  • BBB Roundup: Millers honor Etchison, pick up narrow win

    On a night where the Noblesville boys’ basketball hosted Franklin Central. Something bigger than the game happened during halftime as Noblesville honored the memory of the late Tony Etchison by giving his family his framed No. 20 jersey. Members of the both the Miller and Hamilton Heights communities were in attendance to remember the legacy of Tony.  

    On the court the Millers and the Flashes played a tremendous Hoosier Crossroads Conference matchup which saw the Miller prevail in a narrow 53-52 win. 

     
  • 2020 is really heating up, and last week provided several statistical outbursts throughout the state, as three of our winners surpassed 40 points in a game, one winner grabbed more than 20 rebounds in a game, and another winner shot 82% (14-17) from 3-point range. Even some of our other top nominees put up huge numbers, including one player pouring in 51 points in a game.

    Kouts Junior Cole Wireman, Blackford Junior Luke Brown, Northwestern Senior Tayson Parker, Silver Creek Junior Kooper Jacobi, Penn Junior Trinity Clinton, Marion Senior RaShaya Kyle, and Bedford North Lawrence Junior Chloe McKnight were selected as recipients for the week of Jan. 13-Jan. 18 in the recognition program coordinated by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.

    Wireman is the boys’ recipient in District-1, while Clinton is the girls’ recipient in District-1. Brown and Parker share boys’ honors in District-2, while Kyle is the girls’ honoree in District-2. Jacobi represents the boys in District-3, while McKnight is the girls’ winner in District-3.

     
  • The Noblesville Gymnastics team traveled to Bloomington South on Tuesday night for their second competition of the season. With a ton of new members on the team, the Millers placed third at the meet with a team score of 87.15. 

    Head Coach for the Lady Millers, Jody Ramey spoke about how the competition showed positives and negatives for her team. 

    “Certainly we lost our competition with both schools, with our team score of 87.15 to Bloomington South's Score of 102.95 and Edgewood's score of 96.35.” she said.  However, this is only our second competition of the season and we jumped nearly 10 points in our team score from last competition.  This is a huge improvement in the sport of gymnastics especially since these competitions were back-to-back without a practice in between.  I was very proud of this team accomplishment alone.”


  • Millers take on HCC Rival Zionsville

    ZIONSVILLE – The Lady Millers traveled to Zionsville on Friday night to take on Hoosier Crossroads Conference rival Zionsville as the two teams looked to build momentum heading into the final stretch of their seasons.  

    The third quarter proved to be the deciding factor as the Millers used a 14-5 quarter to help them pick up a 58-48 win. Both teams were dead even at 24-24 heading into halftime. That third quarter allowed the Millers to take control of the game and they didn’t let up in the fourth as they added in 20 more points and didn’t allow the Lady Eagles to comeback. 

    The Millers ended with three players in double figure scoring as Freshman Ashlynn Shade led the way with 20 points to go along with seven rebounds. Shade almost secured a double-double as she once again showed her excellent defensive skills by recording nine steals in the win. Mallory Miller added in 17 points and Abby Haley scored 14 in the win. 

    Freshman Laila Hull ended with 19 points to lead the Eagles in the loss. Katey Richason chipped in 11 points. 

    The win for the Lady Millers improves their record to 8-12 (1-5 HCC) on the season. The team will now have the week off before traveling to Franklin Central next Saturday as they wrap up conference play against the 12-7 Lady Flashes. 

     
  • Millers upset bid of Mt. Vernon falls just short in OT

    The Noblesville Lady Millers hosted the No. 9 Mt. Vernon Marauders on Tuesday night. Coming with a record of 16-1 on the season the Millers knew they had a very tall task ahead of them. However the team came ready for the challenge and didn’t back down from the Marauders. 

    The Millers looked poised for an upset bid over the No. 9 ranked team as a third quarter where the Millers out-scored the Marauders 17-4, tied up the game heading into the final quarter of play. Both teams battled back and forth but no team gained an edge as the Miller fans were treated to overtime between the two teams. 

    In overtime the Marauders were able to squeak by, out-scoring the Millers 8-5 in the overtime period to come away with a nail-biting 51-48 win. 

     
  • On Saturday the Hamilton Southeastern hosted the Hoosier Crossroads Conference Swimming and Diving Championships.

    On the girls side it was the Lady Tigers of Fishers who came away with the HCC title with a score of 508.5.

    The boys title was captured the host school Hamilton Southeastern as the Royals narrowly edged out second-place Zionsville for the conference crown.

    Girls Team Results are as follows:

    1st - Fishers    508.5

    2nd - HSE      421.0

    3rd - Brownsburg     315.5

    4th - Zionsville     243.0

    5th - Noblesville     208.0

    6th - Westfield     166.0

    7th - Franklin Central     141.0

    8th - Avon     1118.0

    Boys Team Results are as follows:

    1st - HSE   430.0

    2nd - Zionsville 425.5

    3rd - Fishers     384.5

    4th - Brownsburg   274.0

    5th - Westfield    194.0

    6th - Avon     162.0

    7th - Franklin Central     141.0

    8th - Noblesville     89.0

     
  • Miller’s strong 2nd half leads to win over Bearcats

    MUNCIE – The Noblesville Miller boys’ basketball team traveled to Muncie on Saturday to take on the Muncie Central Bearcats. After playing a close first half, the Millers strung an excellent second half together to defeat the Bearcats 55-43. 

    The first half saw both teams battle back and forth for the lead. After the first quarter, the Millers held a 12-11 advantage, but the Bearcats responded in the second, outscoring the Millers 14-11 to take a 25-23 lead into halftime. 

    To begin the second half the Millers came out of the locker room scoring at will and playing great defense as they used an 18-6 quarter to take a 41-31 lead into the final quarter of play. The Millers were able to add two more points to their lead as the Bearcats weren’t able to make a run late. 

    Seniors Jordan Gadis and Trenton Reed lead the way for the Millers in the game as the senior duo each scored 13 points in the win. Alex Hunt also scored in double figures for the Millers as he ended the game with 12 points. 

    The win for the Millers improves their record to 6-7 on the season (0-2 HCC). The team will be back in action on Friday night as they travel to take on HCC opponent Zionsville (8-5)

  • While holiday tournaments and single-day showcases wrapped up last week around the state, our Week-9 IBCA/Subway Player of the Week winners posted double-doubles, triple-doubles, and two ladies even surpassed the 20-rebound plateau in their games.

    Gary 21st Century Senior Johnell Davis, McCutcheon Freshman Dravyn Gibbs-Lawhorn, Greensburg Senior Andrew Welage, LaPorte Senior Nyla Asad, Indiana School for the Deaf Senior Anya Pothorski, Noblesville Freshman Ashlynn Shade, and Greenwood Christian Junior Isabella Reed were selected as recipients for the week of Dec. 30-Jan. 4 in the recognition program coordinated by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.

    Davis is the boys’ recipient in District-1, while Asad is the girls’ recipient in District-1. Gibbs-Lawhorn is the boys’ winner in District-2, while Pothorski and Shade are girls’ co-winners in District-2. Welage is the boys’ honoree in District-3, while Reed is the girls’ honoree in District-3.

  •  Rocks hold on vs Mt. Vernon to remain undefeated

     The boys’ basketball team continued their winning ways Tuesday night with a five point home victory over Mt. Vernon. The Rocks never led by more than nine, but controlled the game and grinded out a tough win.

    Nic DePasquale led the way with 16 points. Braden Smith added 14 and Cam Haffner chipped in ten. Saaki Vishnumolakala led the Rocks with 5 rebounds.

    The win for the Rocks keeps their perfect record at 8-0. The Shamrocks are back in action on Saturday, at home, against HCC opponent Carmel.

  • Lady Millers fall to No. 17 Martinsville

    The Lady Millers had a challenging task ahead of them on Saturday as they hosted No. 17 Martinsville at the Mill. 

    The Artesian offense proved to be too much for the Lady Millers as they fell by a final score of 68-56. From the get go the Artesian’s had their foot on the gas and started the game by scoring 21 points in the first quarter, compared to only 11 for the Lady Millers. 

    11 points seemed to be a theme for the Millers as they scored 11 points in the first, second, and third quarters respectively. 

    The defense for the Lady Millers buckled down in the third as they held the No. 17 Artesians to just nine points. It wasn’t until the final quarter after the Artesians had built a 47-33 lead that the Miller offense was able to find a spark. They scored 23 points in the final quarter, however the Artesians also found their offense again and scored 21 points of their own. 

    Freshman Ashlynn Shade led all scorers in the game with 28 points and snagged seven rebounds. Abby Haley added in 11 points for the Lady Millers and Mallory Miller scored ten in the loss. 

  • Last week saw quite a few teams from around the state participate in a number of holiday tournaments and one-day showcases, while other teams took the week to practice and celebrate the season. Even with fewer opportunities last week, there were several notable performers in Hoosierland.

    Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian Junior Caleb Furst, New Palestine Senior Maximus Gizzi, South Decatur Senior Dominic Walters, Homestead Senior Sydney Graber, Garrett Freshman Bailey Kelham, Northwestern Senior Madison Layden, Hamilton Southeastern Senior Sydney Parrish, and Trinity Lutheran Freshman Bailey Tabeling were selected as recipients for the week of Dec. 23-Dec. 28 in the recognition program coordinated by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.

     

    Furst is the boys’ winner in District-1, while Graber and Kelham share District-1 girls’ honors. Gizzi is the boy’s recipient in District-2, while Layden and Parrish are co-recipients for the girls in District-2. Walters earns the boys’ award and Tabeling earns the girls’ award for District-3.

  • Lady Rocks handle Millers in HCC clash 

    WESTFIELD – The Lady Millers traveled to take on Hoosier Crossroads Conference opponent Westfield on Saturday afternoon. 

    The Lady Rocks defense was the story of the game as they held the Millers to just 36 total points as Westfield defeated Noblesville 47-36. 

    The Miller offense struggled mightily in the first half of the game as they were only able to score 12 points in the first two quarters. The Rocks on the other hand were able score effectively and therefore lead the game 27-12 at halftime. 

    Attempting to comeback in the second half, the Miller offense was finally able to find some form of life as they outscored the Lady Rocks 11-7 in the quarter, but the Rocks still held a double-digit lead at 34-23 heading into the final quarter. Both offenses exchanged buckets in the fourth as each team scored 13 points in the fourth as the Rocks cruised to a win. 

    Ava Henson led the Rocks in scoring with 14 points and grabbing six rebounds in the win. Ashtin DeCraene was the other player to score in doubl-figures for the Rocks as she added 13 points in the win. Alyssa Crockett flirted with a triple double as she dished out ten assists and snagged eight rebounds to go along with her five points. 

    Freshman Ashlynn Shade was the lone Miller in doubl-figures as she ended the game with 17 points. 

    The win for the Rocks pushes their record to 8-5 (3-2 HCC) on the season. They return to action on Dec. 27 as they compete in the Columbus North Invitational which will feature some of the top teams in the state including No.1 ranked Northwestern. 

    The loss for the Millers drops their record to 4-9 on the season (0-5 HCC). They will be back in action on Dec. 28 as they participate in the Southport Tournament against New Palestine.

  • The Millers hosted Hoosier Crossroads Conference opponent Westfield on Friday night as the two-schools separated by just eight miles met up on the hardwood. Using a 14-1 second quarter the Rocks would defeat the Millers by a final score of 52-45. 

    The Millers came out in the first quarter and played great defense as they held the Rocks offense to just six points. After the defensive effort in the second by the Rocks, they were able to take a 20-12 lead into halftime. The third quarter saw the teams trade baskets and the Millers were only able to shave one point off the Rocks lead heading into the final quarter as they trailed 31-24. The fourth quarter saw both offenses kick it into high gear as they combined for 42 points in the final quarter. Despite their 21 points scored the Millers weren’t able to hold down the Rocks offense as they also scored 21 points to secure the win. 

    Sophomore Nic Depaquale ended the game with a team-high 16 points for the Rocks in the win. Fellow Sophomore Cam Haffner also reached double figures with ten points and led the team with seven rebounds. 

    The win for the Rocks continues their perfect start to the season as they improve to 5-0 (2-0 HCC). The Rocks will be back at home tonight as they host Class 2A Tipton with tip set for 7:30. 

    The loss for the Millers drops their record to 3-4 (0-2 HCC) on the season. The Millers travel to take on Hamilton Heights tonight starting at 7:30. 

  • The Lady Millers hosted Anderson on Tuesday night looking to get back on the winning track. The Millers were more than up to the task as they scored 42 points in the second half to down Anderson 77-45. 

    Heading into halftime the Millers held an eight point lead at 35-28. Then the floodgates opened in the third quarter as the Millers played exceptional basketball on both ends of the floor. Their defense held Anderson without a single point in the third quarter as they went on a 17-0 run in the quarter to take a commanding 52-28 lead into the final quarter of play. Donna Keck’s squad put the icing on the cake in the fourth and scored 25 more points compared to just 17 for Anderson to cruise to the win. 

  • Noblesville Schools announced Tuesday that they’ve named Hamilton Southeastern’s defensive coordinator Dave Sharpe as their new head varsity football coach. Sharpe will replace Justin Roden who recently announced he is leaving Noblesville High School to return to the Cincinnati area. The appointment was approved at the December 17, 2019 school board meeting. 

    Prior to his role at Hamilton Southeastern, Sharpe was the head coach at LaPorte High School where he brought the second smallest school in the Duneland Conference to a conference championship for the first time in school history. During his tenure at LaPorte, they had a winning record against all of their conference rivals; posting a 19 and 12 record. 

  • Millers handle Anderson on road

    ANDERSON – The Noblesville Millers took to the road on Saturday to take on Anderson. The Millers were able to pick up a 64-46 win as they never allowed Anderson to make a run in the game. 

    The Millers came out in the first quarter and set a great tone for the game. They out-scored Anderson 21-10, and were able to extend their lead by two more points at halftime as they lead 33-20. The third quarter saw much of the same as the first half as the Millers continued to increase their double-digit lead to 52-34 by the end of the third quarter. 

    Alex Hunt ended the game with 18 points to lead the Millers. Evan Wilson added in 13 more points. Jordan Gadis filled the stat-sheet as he finished with nine points, six rebounds, and five assists in the Miller win. 

    The win for the Millers improves their record to 3-3 on the season (0-1 HCC). They will return home on Friday night to take on HCC rival Westfield (4-0). 

  • Millers Mike Brady earns regional coach of the year

    Noblesville Girls Soccer head coach Mike Brady was named the United Soccer Coaches’ Central Region Girls Coach of the Year for the Fall 2019 season. Coach Brady’s Millers posted an undefeated 17-0-3 record and won the Hoosier Crossroads Conference and the Indiana 3A State Championship.

    As a result of the Millers' success, Brady was previously awarded Coach of the Year by both the Indiana Soccer Coaches Association and the Hoosier Crossroads Conference.

    He is now one of eleven finalists for the National Coach of the Year to be announced later this month.

    Brady has been at the helm of the Miller girls soccer program since 2003 and has compiled a 222-44-41 record during his tenure. 

    The Lady Millers have never endured a losing season under Brady and have won four sectional and regional championsips, two semi-state titles, and of course the IHSAA Class 3A State Championship this past season. 

  • Roden leaves Millers to take HC job closer to home

    By Codey Emerson 

    codey@thetimes24-7.com

    Noblesville Schools announced today that head varsity football coach Justin Roden has accepted another position and will be relocating back to his home in the Cincinnati area. Roden shared that the decision was based on personal family needs. 

    "I want to thank Coach Roden for his service to our Noblesville High School students and to the Millers football program overall, and wish him happiness and success in his new role,” said Leah Wooldridge, Noblesville High School athletic director. 

    Roden has been head varsity football coach for the Noblesville Millers since 2018 and is also a wellness teacher at the high school. 
    Noblesville will begin the process of identifying a replacement for him immediately and will announce their selection at a later date. 

    Roden during his two seasons as the Millers head coach compiled a 5-15 record. 

    He will now take over the head coaching position at Oak Hills High School in Cincinatti, OH. 

  • Records were made to be broken — and another just happened over the weekend.

    Take a bow Sydney Parrish!

    I remember when Zach Gunn broke the Hamilton Southeastern boys career career scoring record, set by  2012 Indiana Mr. Basketball Gary Harris. Gunn surpassed the current NBA star’s all-time scoring record in 2017. Gunn 1,660 points . . . Harris 1,552 points.

    That was big. 

    So is Parrish’s accomplishment, adding a page in the school’s girls record book.

    The Oregon-bound Hamilton SE senior has totaled 1,404 points so far for her career. That broke the school mark last weekend for HSE girls basketball, held by 2013 graduate and Indiana All-Star and Naismith Award winner Taya Reimer, who had 1,374 points.

  • With Week-1 of the girls basketball season in the books, four ladies have been cited as the first IBCA/Subway Player of the Week recipients for the 2019-2020 campaign.

    North Judson-San Pierre Junior Lilliann Frasure, Northwestern Senior Madison Layden, Noblesville Freshman Ashlynn Shade, and Heritage Hills Junior Rebekah Gordon have been selected as honorees for Nov. 4-Nov. 9 in the recognition program coordinated by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association. Frasure is the recipient for District-1. Layden and Shade are co-winners for District-2. Gordon is the honoree for District-3.