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  • Three Hamilton County boys basketball players and a coach were among a list of Hoosier Basketball Magazine's Top 60 senior boys’ basketball players for 2020-21 as compiled by Hoosier Basketball Magazine. These boys were selected from approximately 1,500 senior players statewide. This event will be at Marian University in Indianapolis on Sunday.
    Representing Hamilton County will be Gus Etchison from Hamilton Heights, Brian Waddell from state champion Charmel and Hamilton Southeastern’s Vinny Buccilla. One of the coaches involved is Chad Ballenger from Hamilton Heights.
  • Former Warren coach hired at Fishers
    The school board has approved former Warren Central High School coach Garrett Winegar as the new varsity coach for the Tigers boys basketball program.
    Winegar compiled an 18-6 won-lost record while finishing as a sectional runner-up in his lone season as Warren Central’s head coach after spending three seasons as an assistant in the Warriors’ program.
    He replaces Matt Moore, who spent three seasons at FHS and left after this past season to take the Warsaw job.
  • OK, some positive news.
    And this should put a little extra spring in the steps of Indiana high school athletes this summer.
    The IHSAA issued a statement this week that it plans to waive the rule for the annual moratorium week.
    It was scheduled for June 29-July 5, 2020.
    But, at this point, all high school-sponsored activities can now resume on July 1.
  • After an extensive search, Matt Moore, boys varsity basketball coach at Fishers High School the past three seasons, will be recommended to the Warsaw Community Schools board of education as the next head Tigers boys basketball, according to a story on the Warsaw school website.
    Moore led the Fishers Tigers to a 47-27 record, including school records of 17 and 18 victories the past two seasons. Overall, Moore owns a six-year record of 89-58, which includes three years at Kokomo High School.
  • Sydney Parrish named 2020 Indiana Miss Basketball
    The wait is over Hamilton Southeastern!
    Sydney Parrish is Hamilton County’s 2020 Indiana Miss Basketball.
    The announcement was made early Friday afternoon, where Anthony Leal of Bloomington South was named Mr. Basketball.
    Parrish, the 6-2 shooting guard, becomes Hamilton Southeastern’s first Miss Basketball. The senior is a McDonald’s All-American and the Indiana MaxPreps Player of the Year. She was named the Indiana Female Gatorade Player of the Year in 2019.
  • Mabor Majak, Hamilton Southeastern’s 7-foot-2 center, will represent Hamilton County on the 2020 Indiana Boys All-Stars.
    He joins 12 others on the team coached by Carmel third-year head coach Ryan Osborn.
  • Four Hamilton County student-athletes were recently honored on the 2019-20 Associated Press boys basketball team.
    Hamilton Southeastern senior Mabor Majak received High Honorable Mention.
    Hamilton Heights junior Gus Etchison, Westfield sophomore Braden Smith and sophomore Peter Suder were listed as Honorable Mention.
    First-team selections were Indiana Mr. Basketball Anthony Leal, Bloomington South; junior Caleb Furst, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian; senior Dre Davis, Lawrence Central; senior Tony Perkins, Lawrence North; junior Trey Kaufman, Silver Creek.
  • Fishers Katie Burton and Carmel’s Bridget Dunn will represent Hamilton County on the 2020 Indiana Girls Junior All-Stars.
    The 5-9 Burton led the Lady Tigers in scoring this season at 15.4 points per game. The 6-3 Dunn averaged 12.4 points.
  • Fifteen seniors, including Southeastern’s Sydney Parrish, and 15 underclass girls basketball players have earned IBCA/Subway "Supreme 15" All-State honors for 2019-2020.
    The IBCA also named Large School All-State teams (15 seniors, 15 underclass) and Small School All-State players (15 seniors, 15 underclass).
    The "Supreme 15" is the top honor awarded, and players were voted to that group without regard to school size. The Large School and Small School all-state teams are secondary accolades -- the Large School group including players from Class 3A and Class 4A schools and the Small School group including players from Class A and Class 2A schools. Players who make the Supreme 15 are not considered for Large School or Small School honors.
  • GBB Roundup: Sectional 8 Championship now set

    Miller’s season comes to an end against No. 4 Lady Royals

    WESTFIELD – The Noblesville Lady Millers earned a bye in the class 4A Sectional 8 Tournament. With that bye they only needed one win to advance to the sectional championship game on Saturday night at Westfield High School. In order to do that however, they’d need to get past the defending state champion Lady Royals of Hamilton Southeastern. That task proved to be too much for the Lady Millers to handle on the night as they were defeated 59-42 and saw their season come to an end.

    The Millers got off to a good start in the first quarter as they got off to a 12-7 lead over the Royals after the first quarter. However the next two quarter would see their five point lead turn into a double-digit deficit as the Millers scored just ten total points in the second and third quarters while the Lady Royals scored 33. In the fourth the Lady Millers found their offensive rhythm once again as they poured in 20 points in the final quarter, but HSE added in 19 of their own to allow them to cruise to a birth in the sectional championship game.

  • BBB Roundup: Huskies fall in overtime, go cold in 2nd half

    ARCADIA – The Hamilton Heights Huskies hosted the Frankton Eagles on Tuesday night. In what would be a wild game all-around the Huskies ended falling in overtime to the Eagles by a final score of 64-56. 

    Both teams battled back and forth in the first quarter, but the Huskies were able to hold a 14-11 lead after one. Then in the second quarter, the Husky offense led by Junior Gus Etchison started to catch fire. A 22-12 quarter saw Hamilton Heights take a 36-23 lead at the half. In the second half, the Huskies offense just went cold as they combined to score just 20 points the next two quarters and in overtime (nine in the third, six in the fourth, and five in OT). 

  • Rocks fall to Cougars in OT

    GREEENFIELD – The Westfield boys’ basketball team was back in action on Saturday night as they traveled to take on the Greenfield Central Cougars. Overtime was needed to decide a winner in this one unfortunately for the Rocks, the overtime period did not go their way as they fell 55-51. 

    In the first quarter the Rocks came out and took a 16-7 lead. They were able to add one more point on to their lead at halftime as they led the Cougars 26-16. Then the Cougars made some adjustments at halftime and were able to rally back in the third, outscoring the Rocks 19-7 to turn a ten point deficit into a two point lead heading into the final quarter. 

    In the final quarter the Rocks found the groove once again and were able to tie up the game at 46-46 with a 13-11 fourth quarter. However the Cougars did just enough in the overtime period with a 9-5 advantage to take home the victory. 

    Along with the extra overtime period, there were 49 total fouls called between both teams with five players also fouling out. 

    Nic Depasquale led the Rocks with 16 points in the overtime loss. The Rocks record now stands at 10-5 (3-2 HCC) and the team will have the week off before traveling to Kokomo on Saturday to compete against Fishers (13-5) at the legendary Kokomo Memorial Gym as part of Fox Sports annual Basketball Day in Indiana. 

  • Lady Tigers capture first HCC title since 2008 

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Fishers Lady Tigers played their final game of the regular season on Friday night as they traveled to take on Franklin Central. The Tigers defense held Franklin Central to just 34 points as the Lady Tigers picked up a 52-34 win. 

    The win for the Lady Tigers secured the Hoosier Crossroads Conference championship. The conference title is the team’s first since 2008. +
    Holding a 24-14 lead at halftime, the Lady Tigers saw the lead grow to 41-23 at the end of the third. 

    Senior Kaitlyn Feagan led the Tigers with 15 points and fellow Senior Lydia Stullken grabbed 12 rebounds.

    The win caps off what was a terrific regular season for the Lady Tigers as the end with a record of 21-1 (7-0 HCC). The team now will prepare for sectional play next week. They will play the winner of the Zionsville/Westfield game on next Friday night at 6 p.m. 

  • The Noblesville boys’ basketball team hosted county rival Hamilton Southeastern on Friday night. The Royals came into the matchup winners of five straight games and they would make it six in a row as they defeated the Millers by a final score of 53-39. 

    The second quarter proved to be the turning point in the game as after the opening period the Millers held a 16-15 lead. However the Royals turned up the defensive pressure in the second and held Noblesville to just three points as they scored 16 of their own to take a 31-19 lead into halftime. 

    The second half so both teams play pretty even basketball, but the Millers down by 12 needed to make a run and they just weren’t able to crack the tough Royals defense. 

    Kole Hornbuckle led the way for the Royals on offense with a game-high 19 points in the win. Senior Mabor Majak added in 11 points and eight rebounds while Vinny Buccilla scored ten. 

  • 2 county athletes travel to Taiwan with team USA

    Seniors Courtney James (Fishers) and Kennedy Morgan (Hamilton Southeastern) recently had the opportunity to travel to Taiwan as part of Team USA.

    The team competed in the 2020 Women’s International Invitational Tournament. 

    Four other countries such as Taiwan, China, Japan and Korea also competed in the tournament. The United States team was made up of 17 players from Indiana and ranged from eight graders all the way to college level players. 

  • Royals send off seniors with dominating win

    FISHERS – The Hamilton Southeastern Royals hosted the Pike Red Devils as the team honored their seniors on Tuesday night. In honor of their final home game of their career’s the Lady Royals started all five seniors and the team was able to pick up what turned into a dominating 61-36 win.

    Pike was able to keep the game close in the first half as a 16-13 second quarter allowed them to tie up the game at 25-25 heading into halftime. However the Royals were able to quickly crush any hope of an upset as they outscored the Red Devils 36-11 in the second half and 23-2 in the third quarter.

    In her final home game of her career Senior Sydney Parrish would record a double-double as she led the way for the Royals with 24 points and ten rebounds. Fellow Senior Lauren Morris ended with ten points.