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Hamilton County Sports Daily
  • 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. 
  • Heights senior Kray Leininger to play football at Franklin College
    Kray Leininger, Hamilton Heights’ senior, has signed a letter of intent to play football for the Franklin College Grizzlies in Franklin, Indiana this fall.  Franklin College is a member of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. He is the son of Brent and Leslie Leininger.
    “I chose Franklin College because of the support, academics, positive atmosphere, and great coaching staff,” said Kray Leininger, who plans to earn a double major in Entrepreneurship/Marketing and minor in Finance with the goal of owning his own business. 
    A two-sport athlete, Leininger found success on the field and on the court as a varsity member of Hamilton Heights football (3 years) and basketball (2 years) teams. He led the football team in tackles in 2017 and 2018; served as the 2018 Team Captain, named Defensive Player of the Year, and received the Big Hit Award. In addition, he was named to the 2018 All-Conference Team and All County First Team Defense.
  • Heights senior Carter Campassi to play football for Manchester next fall
    Hamilton Heights’ senior, has signed a letter of intent to play football for the Manchester University Spartans in Manchester, Indiana this fall. Manchester University is a member of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC).  He is the son of Brian and Carrie Campassi.
    “I felt at home at Manchester,” said Carter Campassi, a three-time football letter winner, two-time Leadership team member and member of the 700-pound Big 3 Club. The coaches made me feel like an important piece of their program and would provide me the opportunity to finish what I started.”
    Campassi, who works at the Noblesville Boys and Girls Club, said he plans to study Sports Management.  “My dream job after college would be a front office position for a professional football team,” he noted.
  • Eighteen high school students from across the Hoosier State — including one from Hamilton County — will begin next school year as members of the 2019-20 IHSAA Student Advisory Committee, also known as SAC.
    Nine juniors, including Fishers junior Brynn Urban, will join nine seniors to receive hands-on leadership experience in various areas via several IHSAA-sponsored events as well as serve as a voice to the IHSAA staff.
    Each year, the IHSAA receives nominations from school principals on behalf of student-athletes from IHSAA member schools. From that group of nominations, 20 are selected from interviews by members of the IHSAA Executive Committee and returning members of the SAC. From those interviews, nine incoming juniors are invited to join the group of nine returning seniors.
  • Heights’ A.J. Field to play basketball for Lincoln Christian University
    A.J. Field, Hamilton Heights’ senior, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Lincoln Christian University Red Lions in Lincoln, IL this fall.  Lincoln University is a member National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA), and Association of Independent Institutions (AII).  He is the son of Rob and Tricia Field.
    “I really loved the LCU atmosphere,” said AJ Field of his visit to the university.  “I felt an instant connection to the coach and players,” he said. “Academically, earning my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from LCU will help me to make a difference every day as an educator.”  After graduating, Field would like to work as a sixth-grade teacher and coach high school basketball.
  • Heights’ Luke Herr to play football for Taylor University
    Luke Herr, Hamilton Heights’ senior, has signed a letter of intent to play football for the Taylor University Trojans in Upland, Indiana this fall. Taylor University is a member of the Crossroads League.  He is the son of Jim and Kate Herr.
    Taylor offered Herr everything he was looking for in a post-secondary educational institution including a Christian University, smaller class size, close-knit family environment, unrestricted academics, and opportunity to play football close to home.  Herr, who earned three varsity letters, was a recipient of the Corey Kiger Award as a freshman and named to the All Hoosier Conference 1st and All Hamilton County teams his junior and senior years.  In addition, he received numerous Player of the Game awards as an offensive and defensive lineman; named Defensive Lineman of the Year his junior and senior years, Offensive Lineman of the Year his senior year, and recently named to the Region 5 All Stars as an Offensive Lineman.
  • 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