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  • Noblesville’s Coach McCauley won’t return next season
    Noblesville Schools announced on Monday that Coach Brian McCauley has informed them he will not be returning as boys varsity basketball coach. McCauley shared the decision while meeting with school officials to review the basketball program. He has been head boys basketball coach for the Noblesville Millers since 2014 and is also a social studies teacher at the high school.
    "I want to thank Coach McCauley for serving our student athletes these past five years," said Leah Wooldridge, Noblesville High School athletic director. "He is a great basketball mind and we have appreciated his hard work and dedication to our basketball program.”  
    Noblesville will begin the process of identifying a replacement for McCauley immediately and will announce their selection at a later date. 
  • Sports Talk with Mark Morrow - Lady Miller High Jumper High on Life
    The sky’s not exactly the limit for Noblesville High School senior high jump sensation Shelby Tyler, but to hear her coach, Bill Craig, talk…well, I’m not too sure about that. 
    New heights are surely in her future!
    Craig thinks she can pretty much do whatever she puts her mind to doing.
    “I’ve never seen a more determined, focused and competitive girl, and not just in the high jump, but in track, period,’’ said Craig, who started working with her in the eighth grade. He has been coaching track for 50 years at various schools.
  • PHOTO: Noblesville’s Jack Wolfred to swim for Ball State this fall
    Noblesville High School senior Jack Wolfred, center, poses for a photo with family and coaches after his announcement that he will attend Ball State University to swim for the Cardinals men’s swimming team. Pictured in the front row (left to right) are: Bob Thiel (Grandfather), Richard Wolfred (Father) [Noblesville Boys Swimming & Diving Head Coach], Jack Wolfred, Kristen Wolfred (Mother), Carol Thiel (Grandmother).
  • PHOTO: Noblesville’s Brady Walden to play baseball at Wabash College
    Noblesville senior Brady Walden, pictured center, poses for a photo with his family and Noblesville Baseball coaches during his announcement to play baseball for Wabash College next fall. Pictured in the front row (left to right): Cindy Groover (Grandmother), Sean Walden (Father), Brady Walden, Amy Walden (Mother), Delaney Walden (Sister). Pictured in the back row (left to right): Rick Groover (Grandfather), Leslie Groover (Aunt), Justin Keever (Noblesville Baseball Head Coach).
  • PHOTO: Noblesville’s Shelby Tyler to join Women's Track & Field team at University of Georgia this fall
    Noblesville’s Shelby Tyler poses for a photo with her family and coaches from the Noblesville Girls Track & Field team during her announcement to attend the University of Georgia this fall. Pictured in the front row (left to right) are: Maria Tyler (Mother), Shelby Tyler, Corey Tyler (Father). Pictured in the back row (left to right) are: Todd Herman (Noblesville Girls Track & Field Assistant Coach), Mike Hanna (Noblesville Girls Track & Field Assistant Coach), Dennis Scheele (Noblesville Girls Track & Field and Girls Cross Country Head Coach), Bill Craig (Noblesville Girls Track & Field Assistant Coach).
  • Hoosier Basketball Magazine tabs ‘Top 60 Senior Boys’
    Hoosier Basketball Magazine has released its list of Top 60 senior boys’ basketball players for 2018-2019. These boys were selected from approximately 1,500 senior players statewide. Honorees will have the opportunity to attend a special ‘Top 60 Senior Workout’ at Marian University in Indianapolis on Sunday, March 31.
    Among the 60 honorees were eight Hamilton County players, although, only two will participate in the Top 60 Workout: Noblesville’s Zack Johnson and Westfield’s Zack Banks. HSE’s Noah Smith is out with an injury and unable to participate and HSE’s Aaron Etherington is listed as unable to attend. All four players who made this list from Carmel are also on the ‘unable to attend list’—presumably due to the fact that they are set to play in the IHSAA State Championship game today.
  • Noblesville girls lacrosse gets 11-10 win over Chatard
    After two weather related game cancelations, the Millers began their season with an overtime win against the Bishop Chatard Trojans, 11-10. Kylie Morris led the Millers with five goals, including the game winning goal in overtime. Erin Wilson led the defensive effort with six ground balls. Kam Mertens caused four turnovers.

    Fishers girls lacrosse beats Brownsburg
    The Fishers Tigers responded after a tough loss to Evansville North by defeating Hoosier Crossroads Conference opponent Brownsburg by a score of 17-2 on Tuesday night. The defense led by Emily Guaspohl, Gracie Bicknell, Abigail Garrison, and Anna Schnefke limited Brownsburg's opportunities with turnovers that led to 17 goals...
  • 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 an