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  • CARMEL – With the girls’ soccer season less than a month away, many programs are beginning to gear up for the upcoming season. Four programs here in Hamilton County just wrapped up playing in the DeWayne Akin Summer Showcase which took place on the practice fields at Carmel High School.

    Carmel, Noblesville, Geurin Catholic, and Fishers all competed in the tournament. The tournament allows the coaches to see how their player respond when they are put in actual game situations and forced to make tough decisions. With the first official practice scheduled on for August 5th, coaches can see what they have in their teams and what they can look to work on when practices start.

  • NEWTON, Iowa — In his first start at Iowa Speedway since 2017, Noblesville native Conor Daly finished a respectable 13th for Carlin Racing in the No. 59 Gallagher Chevrolet at Sunday Morning’s Iowa 300.

    His two appearances at the .875 mile oval in NTT IndyCar Series competition ended prematurely for Daly who was upbeat after finishing just one lap down.

    “I’ve never even really made it to halfway in this race before so I’ve always struggled here,” said Daly. “I think we probably should’ve finished 12th or 11th, I think we were running around there most of the day which is a huge accomplishment. I mean, this track is so hard, this track is so dependent on mechanical grip and usually the big teams succeed here. As we saw, Penske dominates. For us as a very young team to come here and do that, I think we can be really proud of it. It was really hard but I’m glad we made it through and had a good day.”

  • For Millers Coach, Football ‘Challenge’ A Doozie

    In his first year coaching East Central High School football, Justin Roden probably felt like he had been blindsided and plowed over during a blocking drill.

    He went from an assistant to head coach quicker than was expected, and then lost his job rather quickly after that season.

    “My first year running the program, the head coach just upped and quit, even though the plan was that he would coach 2 more years. The majority of staff quit, just walked away….just ran for the hills. The middle school was in a bad place and they knew what was coming,’’ said the second-year Noblesville football coach.

    And we had graduated 21 of 22 starters in 2012. Then the one returnee tore his ACL during our first practice,’’ said the second-year Noblesville High School football coach.

    “I was called in by the principal and athletic director. Under the circumstances, I told them I thought a 4-7 record was pretty good. They looked me in the eye and told me it was not good enough.

    It was the school’s first losing season in 23 years.

  • Noblesville swim club hosts Enchanted Forest meet

    The Noblesville swim club hosted the 2019 Enchanted Forest swim meet at Forest Park Aquatic Center this past weekend. The meet hosted 962 swimmers from 33 different teams. The meet even included a swim team from Toronto, Canada participate.

    Meet director Chris Berger talked about the things that are required to put on a meet this size.

    “We started setting up for the event around 6:30 Thursday evening,” Berger said. “We didn’t get done setting up until roughly 10:30. We had 27 tents that needed to be put up to make sure the event ran as smooth as possible.”

  • Davis honored to represent Miller football

    INDIANAPOLIS – The annual Indiana Football Coaches Association North South All-Star game is a tradition that has been dating back to 1967. The game offers a chance for High School seniors to play in one final game in the high school career.

    For Noblesville Senior Defensive End Dalton Davis, he was selected to represent the Millers in the game. For Davis, not only was he representing his the Millers and his program, but he was representing the entire Noblesville community.

    “It’s always great to represent your community,” Davis said. “This is the longest running high school all-star game in the country, so for me this was a tremendous honor and privilege to be out here on this field tonight against the best competition the state of Indiana has to offer.”

  • Merchant to miss USGA Jr. Championships

    Noblesville golfer Clay Merchant recently was invited to participate in the United States Golf Association (USGA) Jr. Amateur Championships at the Inverness Club in Toledo Ohio. Unfortunately for Merchant he will be forced to miss the tournament which will take place July 15-20 as he is currently nursing a broken foot.

    Merchant was one of only four kids in the entire state to qualify for the tournament. The field of 156 golfers was determined through sectional qualifying which took place from June 10-25 at 56 locations across the country and in 39 states. Merchant already had received a spot in the tournament as he was in the World Amateur Golf Rankings top 50 age-eligible points leader.

  • INDIANAPOLIS – Players from all across the state will converge on to North Central High School in Indianapolis on Friday night to play in the annual Indiana Football Coaches Association All-Star Football Classic as the North All-Stars will face off against the South All-Stars.

    Dating back as far as 1967 the annual All-Star game showcases some of the state’s best talent. Nominations for the All-Star game are made by members of the Indiana Football Coaches Association.

    This year three players from Hamilton County will get the chance to play in the game as they will be members of the South All-Star team

  • WEST LAFAYETTE – After two days and 36 holes of golf at Purdue University, the battle for the Boys State Junior Championship is heating up at Ackerman-Allen and Kampen Course. The event which started on July 8 saw a total of 114 golfers compete for the title including 20 boys from Hamilton County.

    The 64 boys that made the cut will now face off in a bracket style tournament which will then eventually be down to the final two golfers to determine the champion.

    Nicholas Hoffman earned the number one overall seed after shooting a five under par through the first two rounds. 17 of the 20 boys from Hamilton County advanced to the field of 64 including three from Noblesville and Westfield respectively, four from Fishers and seven from Carmel.

  • 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.