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.

Lady Miller gymnastics finishes fourth
RUSSIAVILLE – The Noblesville gymnastics team placed fourth out of nine total teams in the Western Invitational on Saturday, finishing with a team score of 86.7. 
"We had a great day today with some personal bests and career highs,” Noblesville head coach Jody Ramey said. "It was also awesome to have senior Devyn Palmer back into the Lady Miller lineup after coming off of a back injury.  Though she was only able to compete in two out of the four events today, it was wonderful seeing one of our top gymnasts back in the competing lineup.”
Leading the way on vault for the Lady Millers was junior Olivia Mangin, who finished with a score of 8.45 and placed seventh while Junior Kayleigh Sahr posted a career-high score of 8.35. Noblesville finished with a team score of 24.75 in the vault event.
On bars, Mangin placed eighth with a score of 6.6.  Ramey spoke of the team’s performance in the event.
“We are still struggling as a team on this event,” she said. “We know we have to work on our missed connections, which is what is holding us back on our team score on bars.  This is something the Lady Miller gymnasts are still continuing to work on at practice to improve.”
In the beam event, freshman Kiley Reisner posted a score of 6.95 but was unable to place in the event. Ramey also spoke on Reisner’s performance.
“Kiley is going to be a strong competitor for us on balance beam as this is her best event,” she said. “I am looking forward to seeing her excel on this event." 
Junior Kayleigh Sahr posted a personal-best score of 8.225 on floor, placing 5th.  Senior Devyn Palmer placed seventh with a score of 7.975 while junior Olivia Mangin finished with a score of 7.95, placing eighth. In the All-Around event, junior Olivia Mangin finished with a score of 29.50.
Noblesville will travel to compete against New Palestine on Tuesday at 6:00p.m. 

Noblesville defeats Western by 32
RUSSIAVILLE – In the last game of the regular season, the Noblesville girls’ basketball team defeated Western 69-37 on Saturday.
After a contested start in which neither team could pull away from one another, Noblesville held on to an 18-16 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Lady Millers did not allow the Panthers to score over 10 points in a quarter for the rest of the game and outscored Western 51-21 in the final three quarters. Maddie Knight led all scorers with 27 points, while also adding four assists, four steals, three rebounds and one block for Noblesville.
Noblesville will face Carmel in sectional play.

Sheridan pushes streak to 5
SHERIDAN – The Sheridan boys’ basketball team has turned its previous five-game losing streak into a five-game winning streak after defeating Elwood 59-36 at home on Saturday.
The Blackhawks had three players end with double-digit point totals: Nicholas Burnell led the team with 19 points, Jesse Kolb finished with 14 and Caleb Duke added 10. Burnell also grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds in addition to two assists and one block.
Sheridan will look for its sixth-straight win in an away matchup against Rossville at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Lady Tigers win third-straight game
FISHERS – After defeating Avon and Lawrence North, the Fishers girls’ basketball team won its third-straight contest, defeating Franklin Central 60-42.
After finishing the first quarter with a 19-6 lead, the Lady Tigers led for the rest of the game. Katie Burton led the team in points with 21 and also finished with four rebounds, three steals and one assist. Skylar Fulton also ended with a double-digit point total for Fishers, finishing with 17 points in addition to one rebound, one steal and one assist.
Fishers will look to keep their momentum going in a sectional matchup with Anderson.

Sheridan grabs 19-point victory
KOKOMO – The Sheridan boys’ basketball team used a strong first half to defeat Taylor on the road Friday, winning by a score of 70-51.
The Blackhawks jumped out to a 24-7 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back, taking a 46-19 lead into halftime. Nicholas Burnell led Sheridan in points with 18 while also finishing with six rebounds and one steal.  Caleb Duke added 15 points for the Blackhawks in addition to four rebounds and two steals.