• 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). 

  • 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.

     
  • Lady Miller’s offense erupts for 72 vs Franklin Central

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Noblesville girls’ basketball team traveled to Hoosier Crossroads Conference opponent Franklin Central Saturday afternoon. For the third time this season, the Lady Millers offense dropped 70+ points as they were able to cruise to a 75-52 win.

    The first quarter set the tone for the entire game as after one quarter of play the Lady Millers held a dominating 19-5 lead. In the second quarter the lead got even bigger as Noblesville poured on 23 more points (15 for Franklin Central) as they took a 42-20 lead into halftime.

    In the second half Franklin Central was able to pick up the offense as they scored 32 total points in the second half. However the deficit was just too big to overcome.

    Freshman Ashlynn Shade continued to be a force on both sides of the ball for the Lady Millers in the win. Shade led all scorers with 34 points in the win while grabbing ten rebounds. The freshman phenom continued to show her skills on the defensive side of the ball too as she recorded eight steals. Mallory Miller added in 15 points for the Millers.

     
  • BROWNSBURG – The Lady Rocks traveled to take on a very tough Brownsburg squad on Friday night. The Bulldogs defense proved to be too much for the Lady Rocks as they fell by a final score of 44-31. 

    The team was able to keep things close with Brownsburg in the first half, trailing 19-16 at halftime. But a 10-3 third quarter proved to be the difference in the loss for the Lady Rocks. Brownsburg added in 15 more points in the final quarter as they were able to outscore Westfield in every quarter of play. 

    Chesney finished with 13 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Rocks on the night. Alli Becki led all scorers with 17 for the Lady Bulldogs and Allison Bosse finished right behind her with 16 points. 

    The loss for the Lady Rocks drops their record to 13-9 (3-4 HCC) on the season. The team will play its final game of the regular season on Tuesday night as they celebrate senior night against Greensburg (17-3).  
  • BBB Roundup: Millers honor Etchison, pick up narrow win

    On a night where the Noblesville boys’ basketball hosted Franklin Central. Something bigger than the game happened during halftime as Noblesville honored the memory of the late Tony Etchison by giving his family his framed No. 20 jersey. Members of the both the Miller and Hamilton Heights communities were in attendance to remember the legacy of Tony.  

    On the court the Millers and the Flashes played a tremendous Hoosier Crossroads Conference matchup which saw the Miller prevail in a narrow 53-52 win. 

     
  • Millers take on HCC Rival Zionsville

    ZIONSVILLE – The Lady Millers traveled to Zionsville on Friday night to take on Hoosier Crossroads Conference rival Zionsville as the two teams looked to build momentum heading into the final stretch of their seasons.  

    The third quarter proved to be the deciding factor as the Millers used a 14-5 quarter to help them pick up a 58-48 win. Both teams were dead even at 24-24 heading into halftime. That third quarter allowed the Millers to take control of the game and they didn’t let up in the fourth as they added in 20 more points and didn’t allow the Lady Eagles to comeback. 

    The Millers ended with three players in double figure scoring as Freshman Ashlynn Shade led the way with 20 points to go along with seven rebounds. Shade almost secured a double-double as she once again showed her excellent defensive skills by recording nine steals in the win. Mallory Miller added in 17 points and Abby Haley scored 14 in the win. 

    Freshman Laila Hull ended with 19 points to lead the Eagles in the loss. Katey Richason chipped in 11 points. 

    The win for the Lady Millers improves their record to 8-12 (1-5 HCC) on the season. The team will now have the week off before traveling to Franklin Central next Saturday as they wrap up conference play against the 12-7 Lady Flashes. 

     
  • Rocks and Royals Clash in HCC Matchup

    WESTFIELD – The Hamilton Southeastern Royals traveled to Westfield on Friday night for a matchup with Hoosier Crossroads Conference opponent Westfield. The fourth quarter saw both offenses explode as the teams combined for 51 total points in the final quarter. In the end the Royals were the ones to come out on top by final score of 65-47. 

    30 of the 51 points scored in the final quarter were courtesy of the Royals who had slowly built up a nine point lead as both teams got ready for the final quarter of play. Westfield up until the final quarter, where they scored 21 points, were held to quarters of six, nine, and 11 as they Royals defense stifled the Rocks for most of the night.

    The Royals offense much like the Rocks really didn’t get clicking until the fourth. Fortunately for the Royals their offense through the first three quarters scored 11, ten, and 14 points respectively as they slowly were able to build a nine point advantage heading into what was the wild fourth quarter. 

    Nic Despaquale led the Rocks in scoring with 13 points. Benji Welch added in nine. The loss for the Rocks was their first HCC loss of the season as their overall record now stands at 8-2 (2-1 HCC). The team will now look to rebound tomorrow night as they travel to take on Lafayette Jeff (14-1). 

    The Royals were led in scoring by DeAndre Rhodes who finished with 13 points. Mabor Majak added in 11 in the win for the Royals. With the win the Royals see their record improve to 6-5 on the season (1-2 HCC). The team will be back in action tonight as they host Anderson (1-12). 

     
  • Royals sweep North Central

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Hamilton Southeastern Swim and Dive traveled to North Central on Thursday night. On the night the both Royals teams came out with victories as the boys brought home a 134-51 win, while the girls were victorious 111-75.

    Next up on the docket for the Royals will be senior night next Thursday as they will host HCC opponent Zionsville.

     
  • The Record Watch is building a full head of steam in Hamilton County girls high school basketball this season.

    The county’s scoring title, set by Courtney Cox (Cole), is not only in danger of being eclipsed, it could and most likely will happen relatively soon.
    The late Noblesville High School student-athlete graduated with 1,869 points.

    That was 31 years ago.Think about that. A pretty monumental feat indeed!

    Hamilton Southeastern’s Sydney Parrish and University’s Lindsey Syrek are in hot pursuit of both surpassing such a milestone.

    If they’re not aware of it, the seniors should be by now.

    Going into games this weekend, Parrish has scored 1,786 points; Syrek has tallied 1,730 points for her career.

    Talk about close!

     
  • On Saturday the Hamilton Southeastern hosted the Hoosier Crossroads Conference Swimming and Diving Championships.

    On the girls side it was the Lady Tigers of Fishers who came away with the HCC title with a score of 508.5.

    The boys title was captured the host school Hamilton Southeastern as the Royals narrowly edged out second-place Zionsville for the conference crown.

    Girls Team Results are as follows:

    1st - Fishers    508.5

    2nd - HSE      421.0

    3rd - Brownsburg     315.5

    4th - Zionsville     243.0

    5th - Noblesville     208.0

    6th - Westfield     166.0

    7th - Franklin Central     141.0

    8th - Avon     1118.0

    Boys Team Results are as follows:

    1st - HSE   430.0

    2nd - Zionsville 425.5

    3rd - Fishers     384.5

    4th - Brownsburg   274.0

    5th - Westfield    194.0

    6th - Avon     162.0

    7th - Franklin Central     141.0

    8th - Noblesville     89.0

     
  • Miller’s strong 2nd half leads to win over Bearcats

    MUNCIE – The Noblesville Miller boys’ basketball team traveled to Muncie on Saturday to take on the Muncie Central Bearcats. After playing a close first half, the Millers strung an excellent second half together to defeat the Bearcats 55-43. 

    The first half saw both teams battle back and forth for the lead. After the first quarter, the Millers held a 12-11 advantage, but the Bearcats responded in the second, outscoring the Millers 14-11 to take a 25-23 lead into halftime. 

    To begin the second half the Millers came out of the locker room scoring at will and playing great defense as they used an 18-6 quarter to take a 41-31 lead into the final quarter of play. The Millers were able to add two more points to their lead as the Bearcats weren’t able to make a run late. 

    Seniors Jordan Gadis and Trenton Reed lead the way for the Millers in the game as the senior duo each scored 13 points in the win. Alex Hunt also scored in double figures for the Millers as he ended the game with 12 points. 

    The win for the Millers improves their record to 6-7 on the season (0-2 HCC). The team will be back in action on Friday night as they travel to take on HCC opponent Zionsville (8-5)

  • Lady Millers fall to No. 17 Martinsville

    The Lady Millers had a challenging task ahead of them on Saturday as they hosted No. 17 Martinsville at the Mill. 

    The Artesian offense proved to be too much for the Lady Millers as they fell by a final score of 68-56. From the get go the Artesian’s had their foot on the gas and started the game by scoring 21 points in the first quarter, compared to only 11 for the Lady Millers. 

    11 points seemed to be a theme for the Millers as they scored 11 points in the first, second, and third quarters respectively. 

    The defense for the Lady Millers buckled down in the third as they held the No. 17 Artesians to just nine points. It wasn’t until the final quarter after the Artesians had built a 47-33 lead that the Miller offense was able to find a spark. They scored 23 points in the final quarter, however the Artesians also found their offense again and scored 21 points of their own. 

    Freshman Ashlynn Shade led all scorers in the game with 28 points and snagged seven rebounds. Abby Haley added in 11 points for the Lady Millers and Mallory Miller scored ten in the loss. 

  • Last week saw quite a few teams from around the state participate in a number of holiday tournaments and one-day showcases, while other teams took the week to practice and celebrate the season. Even with fewer opportunities last week, there were several notable performers in Hoosierland.

    Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian Junior Caleb Furst, New Palestine Senior Maximus Gizzi, South Decatur Senior Dominic Walters, Homestead Senior Sydney Graber, Garrett Freshman Bailey Kelham, Northwestern Senior Madison Layden, Hamilton Southeastern Senior Sydney Parrish, and Trinity Lutheran Freshman Bailey Tabeling were selected as recipients for the week of Dec. 23-Dec. 28 in the recognition program coordinated by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.

     

    Furst is the boys’ winner in District-1, while Graber and Kelham share District-1 girls’ honors. Gizzi is the boy’s recipient in District-2, while Layden and Parrish are co-recipients for the girls in District-2. Walters earns the boys’ award and Tabeling earns the girls’ award for District-3.

  • You might say they are playing their song, a winning song as Indiana High School boys and girls basketball moves into 2020 in a big way.

    Just ask the Fishers girls and boys. Just ask the Westfield boys. Just ask the University girls.

    Yep, all are still unbeaten . . .  and hoping to continue their impressive runs in the New Year.

    Hey, pretty sweet music to their fans, for sure!

    Coach Justin Blanding’s University High School girls own the most wins in Hamilton County with their 16-0 record.

    Coach Lauren Votaw’s Fishers girls are 14-0.

    Coach Matt Moore’s 4A Fishers boys are 11-0.

    Coach Shane Sumpter’s 4A Westfield boys follow at 6-0.

    Yep, times are good!

  • Lady Rocks handle Millers in HCC clash 

    WESTFIELD – The Lady Millers traveled to take on Hoosier Crossroads Conference opponent Westfield on Saturday afternoon. 

    The Lady Rocks defense was the story of the game as they held the Millers to just 36 total points as Westfield defeated Noblesville 47-36. 

    The Miller offense struggled mightily in the first half of the game as they were only able to score 12 points in the first two quarters. The Rocks on the other hand were able score effectively and therefore lead the game 27-12 at halftime. 

    Attempting to comeback in the second half, the Miller offense was finally able to find some form of life as they outscored the Lady Rocks 11-7 in the quarter, but the Rocks still held a double-digit lead at 34-23 heading into the final quarter. Both offenses exchanged buckets in the fourth as each team scored 13 points in the fourth as the Rocks cruised to a win. 

    Ava Henson led the Rocks in scoring with 14 points and grabbing six rebounds in the win. Ashtin DeCraene was the other player to score in doubl-figures for the Rocks as she added 13 points in the win. Alyssa Crockett flirted with a triple double as she dished out ten assists and snagged eight rebounds to go along with her five points. 

    Freshman Ashlynn Shade was the lone Miller in doubl-figures as she ended the game with 17 points. 

    The win for the Rocks pushes their record to 8-5 (3-2 HCC) on the season. They return to action on Dec. 27 as they compete in the Columbus North Invitational which will feature some of the top teams in the state including No.1 ranked Northwestern. 

    The loss for the Millers drops their record to 4-9 on the season (0-5 HCC). They will be back in action on Dec. 28 as they participate in the Southport Tournament against New Palestine.

  • The Millers hosted Hoosier Crossroads Conference opponent Westfield on Friday night as the two-schools separated by just eight miles met up on the hardwood. Using a 14-1 second quarter the Rocks would defeat the Millers by a final score of 52-45. 

    The Millers came out in the first quarter and played great defense as they held the Rocks offense to just six points. After the defensive effort in the second by the Rocks, they were able to take a 20-12 lead into halftime. The third quarter saw the teams trade baskets and the Millers were only able to shave one point off the Rocks lead heading into the final quarter as they trailed 31-24. The fourth quarter saw both offenses kick it into high gear as they combined for 42 points in the final quarter. Despite their 21 points scored the Millers weren’t able to hold down the Rocks offense as they also scored 21 points to secure the win. 

    Sophomore Nic Depaquale ended the game with a team-high 16 points for the Rocks in the win. Fellow Sophomore Cam Haffner also reached double figures with ten points and led the team with seven rebounds. 

    The win for the Rocks continues their perfect start to the season as they improve to 5-0 (2-0 HCC). The Rocks will be back at home tonight as they host Class 2A Tipton with tip set for 7:30. 

    The loss for the Millers drops their record to 3-4 (0-2 HCC) on the season. The Millers travel to take on Hamilton Heights tonight starting at 7:30. 

  • Parrish, Majak, and Syrek grace cover of Hoosier Basketball

    Hoosier Basketball Magazine presents an annual comprehensive survey of all high school (boys and girls), college (men and women) and professional (Pacers and Fever) basketball in Indiana. Follow Hoosier Basketball Magazine on Twitter at HoosierBasketball@HBBMagazine.

    Eight high school seniors are featured in the center of Hoosier Basketball's front cover, four boys and four girls. The spotlighted boys are Trey Galloway (Culver Academies), Anthony Leal (Bloomington South), Nijel Pack (Lawrence Central) and Charlie Yoder (Westview). The four girls highlighted in the center of the cover are Nan Garcia (Jeffersonville), Madison Layden (Northwestern), Sydney Parrish (Hamilton Southeastern) and Keegan Sullivan (South Bend St. Joe).

    Senior boys pictured on the cover are Brayton Bailey (Bedford North Lawrence), Tre Coleman (Jeffersonville), Dre Davis (Lawrence Central), Johnell Davis (Gary 21st Century), Mabor Majak (Hamilton Southeastern), Tayson Parker (Northwestern), Kiyron Powell (Evansville Bosse), Jake Wadding (Chesterton) and Andrew Welage (Greensburg).

    Senior girls appearing on the front cover are Kendall Bostic (Northwestern), Ella Collier (Danville), Sydney Graber (Homestead), RaShaya Kyle (Marion), Madeline Lawrence (Winchester), Rachel Loobie (Franklin Central), Lindsey Syrek (University) and Jasmine McWilliams (North Central-Marion).

  • Millers handle Anderson on road

    ANDERSON – The Noblesville Millers took to the road on Saturday to take on Anderson. The Millers were able to pick up a 64-46 win as they never allowed Anderson to make a run in the game. 

    The Millers came out in the first quarter and set a great tone for the game. They out-scored Anderson 21-10, and were able to extend their lead by two more points at halftime as they lead 33-20. The third quarter saw much of the same as the first half as the Millers continued to increase their double-digit lead to 52-34 by the end of the third quarter. 

    Alex Hunt ended the game with 18 points to lead the Millers. Evan Wilson added in 13 more points. Jordan Gadis filled the stat-sheet as he finished with nine points, six rebounds, and five assists in the Miller win. 

    The win for the Millers improves their record to 3-3 on the season (0-1 HCC). They will return home on Friday night to take on HCC rival Westfield (4-0). 

  • The Royals were hard-luck losers against a tough nosed Eagles squad in yesterday's HCC wrestling tilt. For two teams contending to be in the top tier of the conference, Wednesday night's event had long been circled as a statement night. However, it was the Eagles who sent a message.

    The night began under a mat light, giving an aura of a big event right there. The meet began at 113, where after a first period scoring a takedown and 3 backpoints, Royal Freshman Kyler Sapp lost by fall to put the Eagles up 6-0. The Royals bounced right back when Senior Jake Simone scored a first period fall to remain unbeaten (a perfect 7-0) on the season. The score was tied 6-6 going into 126.

    At 126, four-year letterman, Sam Crousore was still nursing a knee injury so it came to a solid Freshman Nick Burris to get the job done. He fought hard and was able to come away with a 4-2 victory to put the Royals up 9-6.

  • Records were made to be broken — and another just happened over the weekend.

    Take a bow Sydney Parrish!

    I remember when Zach Gunn broke the Hamilton Southeastern boys career career scoring record, set by  2012 Indiana Mr. Basketball Gary Harris. Gunn surpassed the current NBA star’s all-time scoring record in 2017. Gunn 1,660 points . . . Harris 1,552 points.

    That was big. 

    So is Parrish’s accomplishment, adding a page in the school’s girls record book.

    The Oregon-bound Hamilton SE senior has totaled 1,404 points so far for her career. That broke the school mark last weekend for HSE girls basketball, held by 2013 graduate and Indiana All-Star and Naismith Award winner Taya Reimer, who had 1,374 points.

  • FISHERS - The Lady Royals started off the season with a great win against a tough Ben Davis team.

    The Lady Royals continue to find ways to win games. In a game that points were slim, the Lady Royals fought hard on the defensive end to pull out their first victory of the season. The Lady Royals led most of the game; however, Ben Davis took the lead late. A couple tough defensive stands turned into offensive points and the Royals were back on top. In a game that came down to a few possessions in the final minutes, the Lady Royals were able to withstand the defensive pressure Ben Davis brought.

    Leading Scorers for the Lady Royals were Senior Sydney Parrish with 33 and Jackie Maulucci with 13. Leading rebounders were Parrish with nine and Bailee Poore with seven. 

    The win for the defending class 4A champs gets their season started off with a record of 1-0. The Lady Royals will be back in action on Saturday as they host the Southeastern Shootout. The team will first play Center Grove at 10 a.m.

  • FISHERS - The Carmel Greyhounds and Hamilton Southeastern Royals met up on Friday night in the opening round of the Class 6A Sectional 4, with the winner advancing to the sectional championship game next week. 

    The Greyhounds who are looking for the chance to go back to the state title game got their post-season started off right as they were able to come away with a 28-14 win over the Royals. 

  • The Indiana Members Credit Union is now taking votes for their “athlete of the month”. 

    Every single athlete listed is from attends a Hamilton County school. 

    To cast your vote you can visit  https://vnnsports.net/indiana-members-credit-union-athlete-of-the-month/. 

    Listed below are information about each athlete and a quote from their head coach. 

  • Can you feel it in the air? 

    You can almost taste it. No, it’s not pumpkin spice, everything nice . . .  it’s tournament football!

    The IHSAA playoffs get under way at several sites with sectionals on Friday night.

    So are you ready for high school football when it really counts?

    The one-and-done format will be a heart-breaker for many schools. But it is what it is: Lose and you can start thinking about 2020; win and those advancing still have another shot at a title.

  • Royals defeat rival Tigers to claim Sectional title

    The Lady Royals were able to win a pair of matches on Saturday to capture the Class 4A Sectional 8 championship. 

    In the first match The Lady Royals defeated Zionsville 25-12, 25-23, 25-15 to advance to the sectional final. The Royals were led by Delaney Garner with 16 kills and Abby Weber with 12 kills., ten digs and two aces. Defensively, Carly Mills had 20 digs and two aces. Kyla Berg added ten digs and two aces. Lillian Leiner collected 11 digs of her own.

  • FRANKLIN - The Lady Royals finished HCC play with a perfect 7-0 record defeating Franklin Central 25-16, 25-13, 25-13 on Thursday night. 

    The Royals were led by Abby Weber with five aces 15 digs and five kills. Delaney Garner added 12 kills and Grace Hunter had eight kills. Carly Mills led the team defensively with 17 digs and Kyla Berg added 11 digs. 

  • KOKOMO - The top ranked and undefeated Carmel Greyhounds took on No. 16 West Lafayette on Wednesday night as the two teams competed for the Regional title. 

    At the end of the match, the Greyhounds came away with a 5-0 win as the team advances to sem-state as they look to defend their three consecutive state titles. 

  • By Codey Emerson 
    codey@thetimes24-7.com

    Greyhound’s season comes to end with 2-1 loss against Eagles

    INDIANAPOLIS – The No. 14 ranked Greyhounds came into Wednesday night’s matchup knowing they’d face a tough opponent in the No. 1 ranked Zionsville Eagles. 

    Throughout most of the first half the two teams were even as they entered halftime tied a 1-1. The second half proved to be the difference maker as the Eagles were able to add another goal while holding the Greyhound offense scoreless to as Carmel fell by a final score of 2-1. 

  • Here are some things we know and don’t know about the 2019 Indiana high school football season after the first four weeks:

    Will the current Noblesville football team post a win this season?

    The crystal ball is still a bit foggy, says my friend the Football Wizard who has watched a lot of Noblesville football over the years.

    Right now, all that seems certain is that you don’t win if you can’t score points.

    And the Millers haven’t scored many points. Not so far, anyway. They’ve scored 14 points twice; 7 in another; and have been shut out in yet another.

    They are averaging 8.8 points per game . . . and their defensive average is 35.3 points. In addition, Noblesville has rushed for only 292 yards, passed for 124 and produced 130 reception yards. 

    In all fairness to coach Justin Roden and his staff, Noblesville lost a nucleus of good players from the 4-6 team in 2018, and the 2019 team is young and inexperienced in several spots.

    And keep in mind that the Millers started the season 0-4 against a murderous schedule, featuring Cathedral, Carmel, Fishers and Westfield, all ranked teams.

    Regardless, due to Hamilton Heights’ rousing, 36-0 victory over Northwestern last week, Noblesville now finds itself as the lone winless football team in Hamilton County. 

    Can Noblesville turn the tables on Zionsville (2-2) this week? That’s Homecoming for the Millers. Certainly all of the hoopla surrounding that could, and likely should, help the cause.

    Can the Millers defeat Franklin Central or Hamilton SE in road games? Possibly, but keep in mind that those teams have shown much improvement so far this season, and they’re certainly much better, more competitive than they were in 2018. Senior QB Andrew Hobson passed for 259 yards against Fishers.

    What about Brownsburg on the Millers turf on Oct. 11 and then the regular-season finale on Oct. 18 against Avon?

    Those last two are likely much taller orders.

    Noblesville must win its final five games to go 5-4 and secure a rare regular-season winning record. A lot of good things must happen for that to happen. And posting the school’s first winning season since 2001 obviously remains a long shot.

    So back to the crystal ball: All the Football Wizard can see is a shadow of someone scratching his head in all of that fog.

  • The #13 Royals were able to pick up a win on Monday as they hosted Guerin Catholic.

    The Royals won by a final of 4-1. 

    At #1 singles, Andrew Orme had was victorious 6-0, 6-1. 

    “Andrew did a nice job of varying his shots when his opponent came to the net,” Head Coach Kirk Webber said. “He had some great passes and many good lobs.”

     At #2 singles, freshman Paul Schneider won 6-0, 6-2. 

    “Paul did a very good job of constructing points tonight,” Webber said. “He had multiple volley, overhead, and drop shot winners. He also had seven forehand winners.”

     At #3 singles, freshman Rohan Golla was victorious, winning 6-2, 6-1. 

    “Rohan also did a nice job of building the point, being patient, using angles, and then attacking when the opportunity came,” Webber said of Golla. “He had 22 winners against a very consistent and fast player, which is quite impressive. He also finished points in a variety of ways: short balls, volleys, overheads, and drop shots. Our singles guys are continuing to get better every match.”

    At #1 doubles, Andrew Spirrison and Daniel Verde lost two very close sets. 

    “It was good tennis played at a high level,” Webber said of the duo’s close defeat. “Guerin had two of their stronger players playing doubles (Metzger & Harrington), so it was a good challenge for our team. After a back-and-forth first set, we had a set point up 6-5, but Metzger made a great play on a drop volley by Andrew to keep Guerin alive. Unfortunately, we ended up dropping the set 5-7 in a tiebreaker. Our guys showed some toughness as they kept fighting in the second set. After getting down 1-3, they reeled off 3 straight games to go up 4-3. Unfortunately, Guerin finished strong by getting a late break to take the set 7-5. Andrew & Daniel played very well. Just a few errors was probably the difference in that match.” 

  • CARMEL – The Westfield Lady Rocks traveled to take on the Carmel Greyhounds on Monday night. Coming in the matchup between the two schools, both teams had a combined total of 26 wins on the season so fans expected to see a competitive match. 

    That game lived up to the hype as The Greyhounds ultimately came out victorious, but the Lady Rocks made the Greyhounds work for every single point as Carmel walked away with a 29-27, 29-27, and 25-17 sweep over Westfield. 

    Junior Kenzie Daffinee led the team with 16 kills and four service aces, Peighton Isley anchored the defense with 14 digs and Katie Sweet ended the night with three blocks. The Rocks are back in action Wednesday night at home vs Hamilton Southeastern as their record fell to 12-3 on the season. 

    For the Greyhounds, they were led by Macarty McQueen with 11 kills, four aces, and six digs on the night. Anne Lesure contributed nine kills, 19 assists, ten digs. Gabby Smith ended her night tallying seven kills and four blocks while Ella Bostic finished with 18 Assists, an ace, and five digs. The win improves the Greyhounds record to 15-7 on the season. The team will return to action on Tuesday night as they will travel to Lawrence North. 

    Millers fall to tough Yorktown squad

    The Noblesville Millers lost to the Yorktown Tigers 3-0 on Monday night at Noblesville High School 

    In the loss Lexie Almodovar had nine digs, six kills, and three assists. Riley Branch contributed nine assists while Rose Crist had six kills. Abby Johnson had four digs, Allison Parks had three digs, and Sydney Sparks had two digs. Ella Peter added two kills, with Anna Kiser adding a kill and a block. Bella Hines had one ace, and Diana Cox rounded out the box score with one dig.

    The loss drops the Millers record to 5-9 on the season. TheMillers travel to Hamilton County opponent Hamilton Heights on Tuesday.

  • 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...
  • The Carmel Greyhounds (22-1) took on the Hamilton Southeastern Royals (16-9) on Saturday night in the championship game of Sectional 8 play, and the Greyhounds came out on top 45-39.
    It was a fairly even game, as the six point deficit at the end was also likely the average deficient throughout. Both teams also managed to pull down 27 rebounds.
    The Greyhounds were led by John Michael-Mulloy, who managed 19 points and 7 rebounds. Michael-Mulloy also went 12 of 12 from the free-throw line just one night after he had his fair share of struggles from the stripe against Fishers. Karsten Windlan had 10 points and 7 rebounds. Andrew Owens managed 10 points as well and Pete Suder had 6 of his own.
  • 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.
  • HSE defeats Westfield in double-overtime sectional game
    The Westfield Shamrocks (12-11) took on the Hamilton Southeastern Royals (15-8) in the first round of sectional play on Tuesday night in Carmel. The Shamrocks looked outmatched by the post-play of Southeastern early on, but the Shamrocks kept themselves in the game and — after holding HSE to just six points in the fourth quarter — forced overtime and then eventually double-overtime.
    But in the end, the Royals’ post-play and free-throw shooting eventually led to a 62-57 Hamilton Southeastern victory.
    With the win, the Royals will move on to play the Noblesville Millers (13-10) on Friday night in Carmel. That game will tipoff at 6 p.m.
    The Royals were led by seven-foot junior Mabor Majak, who scored 17 points. Junior Chris Grubbs managed 15 points and sophomore Landon Morris had 12. 
  • 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.
  • Eastside senior headlines players of the week; HSE, Heights players receive nominations
    Alex Yoder poured in 41 points in his only game of the week, and the Eastside High School senior leads the honorees in this week’s IBCA/Subway Player of the Week program.
    Frankton senior Kayden Key, Princeton senior Stephan Wilkerson, Crown Point freshman Jessica Carrothers, Roncalli sophomore Maddie Bischoff and Mooresville senior Elise Scaggs join Yoder as recipients for the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 2 in the recognition program coordinated by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.
    Yoder is the boys’ winner and Carrothers is the girls’ winner for District 1. Key and Bischoff collected respective boys’ and girls’ honors for District 2. Wilkerson and Scaggs received accolades for District 3.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • HSE girls basketball beats Zionsville 53-33
    Last Friday the Lady Royals improved their record to 20-1 with a win over Zionsville. The Lady Royals had a complete team win to secure the conference title finishing 7-0. 
    Leading the way scoring for the Lady Royals were Parrish with 17 points, Hamilton with 12, Jackson added 9 and Maulucci had 8 of her own. 
    Leading rebounders were Hamilton with 7, Jackson with 4, Maulucci with 4 and Irvin with 4.
  • 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.
  • The outcome of the Noblesville-Hamilton Southeastern match in the opening round of the Noblesville Girls’ Tennis sectional had long been decided Wednesday at the Noblesville High School tennis courts.

    The Royals had taken the first four matches – all straight sets – and had punched a ticket to today’s championship round.

    But the Noblesville No. 2 doubles team of Alex Greer and Kaylee David was determined to not allow the Royals a 5-0 shutout, as they rallied past Nicole Hate and Jillian Pence 4-6, 6-4, 13-11.

    After dropping the first set, Greer and David won the second, forcing a superset in the third and deciding set. The first team to 10 wins the set, but it must win by at least two points.

    Greer and David trailed 7-2 and 9-3 before rallying for the 13-11 deciding set and making the official score 4-1 in favor of the Royals.

    “All the credit goes to those two,” Noblesville coach Tim Samons said. “They are tough kids that really came on strong at the end of the season, going 4-1 in their last five matches.

     
  • The Fishers varsity baseball team won the annual Mudsock Trophy Friday night by winning the second game of the three-game series with crosstown rival Hamilton Southeastern Royals 10-8. The Tigers completed the sweep of the Royals with a 12-2 run-rule victory in the series finale, which was rescheduled from Saturday to Friday due to the forecast. 

    In the first game on Friday, the Tigers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning. JJ Woolwine led off the game with a single up the middle. Craig Yoho followed with a double off the left field fence and Woolwine scored the first run moments later on a wild pitch. After a walk put runners at first and third, Grant Richardson appeared to be picked off and broke toward second and was hit in the back with the ball. As the ball trickled away, Richardson reached second and Yoho raced home from third to score. Kiel Brenczewski followed with an RBI single to plate Richardson, and the score was 3-0 before an out was recorded. 

    The Royals quickly answered back, however, with a three-run home run in the bottom of the first from Jacob Daftari. 
  • Pair of young, local javelin throwers on quest
    Two of the country’s top youth javelin throwers from Fishers begin a new track and field season and embark on their quest for national titles.

    Last summer, Olivia Norris won the national championship and was named All-American at the 2017 Amateur Athletic Union National Junior Track and Field Championships in Detroit.

    Sam Brodt, a freshman at Hamilton Southeastern High School finished third in the country in capturing the bronze medal and was named All-American at the 2017 Amateur Athletic Union National Junior Track and Field Championships in Detroit with a throw of 139’2”.

  • Hamilton Southeastern almost came all the way back. 

    The Royals varsity baseball team fell behind Trinity by six runs on Thursday and a furious rally came up just short in a 6-4 defeat. 

    Southeastern scored four runs in its comeback effort on a wild pitch during an at-bat by Cam Bolling and a home run by Greyson Droste. 

    Andrew Morlen, who pitched two innings and allowed two hits and a pair of run, took the loss for Royals. Cole Gaverson came in to pitch in relief, allowing five hits, and only one of the four runs scored were earned. Grant Johnston finished the game allowing no hits and no runs while striking out two of the three batters he faced.
  • Former Southeastern hurler picks up college honor

    Wabash College senior Bryan Roberts earned North Coast Athletic Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week honors for his efforts in the Little Giants' 5-0 win over Allegheny College Saturday in the opening game of the conference schedule.

    The right-hander pitched a three-hit, nine-inning complete game shutout against the Gators to improve to 5-0 on the season. He surrendered one walk with five strikeouts and lowered his season Earned Run Average to 1.05. He currently leads NCAC pitchers in ERA and ranks 34th overall among Division III hurlers. His 39 strikeouts are also the most by an NCAC pitcher to this point in the season. Roberts is the only pitcher in the conference with five victories and is tied for fifth in the nation in wins.

    Roberts' selection as NCAC Pitcher of the Week marks the third time this season he has earned the award. 

  • The Hamilton Southeastern girls varsity lacrosse team came out on top of a back-and-forth affair with Fishers Saturday, as the Royals came from behind to keep the Tigers winless on the young season.

    Fishers led 5-4 at the half, but Southeastern made a couple defensive changes during the break that helped spur the Royals to a 10-6 victory.

    “We made some adjustments,” Hamilton Southeastern coach Adrianne Wagner said. “Our players improved their passing and approved their attack, and that made a big difference. They did a much better job of going after – and getting – the ground balls, and our passing helped us keep possession. Just being more aggressive … allowed us to take control.”

  • All-Hoosier Crossroads Conference boys basketball team named

    The Hoosier Crossroads Conference revealed its 2017-18 All-Conference teams for both boys and girls basketball this week, and there’s a local flavor on the rosters.

    On the boys side, Noblesville’s Ryan Barnes and Xavier Hines represent the Millers. Barnes, a senior, averaged 7.9 points and a team-high 4.7 rebounds in 22 games. Hines, a junior, led the Millers in scoring with 13.5 points per game.

    Westfield junior Zach Banks and senior Josh VanDyke also earned spots on the roster with excellent seasons on the court. In 23 games, Banks averaged 16 points, 2.4 rebounds and an assist. VanDyke finished the year with averages of nine points, 3.9 rebounds and an assist per contest.

  • Five area ballers have been chosen as first-team Academic All-State. 

    The Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) announced the 75 high school seniors — 39 girls and 36 boys — who received the honor Wednesday, which incudes Noblesville’s Emily Kiser, Hamilton Heights’ Kayla Kirtey, Tomi Taiwo of Carmel, Jeremy Szilagy of Fishers and Guerin Catholic’s Jack Hansen and Zach Munson. 

    "The quality of these student-athletes shows that success in academics and success in athletics are not separate entities," said IBCA executive director Steve Witty. "Rather, in many cases, a player's success in the classroom directly contributes to his or her success on the floor.” 
  • Hamilton County well represented at Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top 60 scrimmages
    Heritage Christian was the place to be Sunday afternoon for fans of Indiana high school girls basketball. 

    The school hosted the 37th annual Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top 60 girls scrimmages — two sessions consisting of the elite seniors in the state.

    Hamilton County was responsible for some of the best talent on display with Carmel’s Amy Dilk, Blake Smith and Tomi Taiwo, Toni Grace of Fishers and Noblesville’s Emily Kiser participating in the second session. 

    The moment was not lost on Dilk.

    “It is definitely an honor,” she said. “Competing and playing with the top talent of the 2018 class — just a really great opportunity.” 
  • Royals open track season at Anderson University
    The Hamilton Southeastern Track & Field teams opened their seasons at the Blue and White Relays Indoor at Anderson University on Saturday. 

    The Lady Royals won eight of the 11 events on the night in the meet where no score was kept. Individual winners were seniors Camille Christopher in the 60 and Mia Mackenzie in the 60 hurdles, juniors Tayah Irvin in the high jump, Tierra Sydnor in the long jump and Kennedy Drish in the pole vault. 

    Three relay teams were also victorious.
  • Carmel outlasts Southeastern, earns spot in Sectional 8 championship
    Carmel is one step closer to a sectional championship after Friday night’s 62-56 win over Hamilton Southeastern in a Class 4A Sectional 8 semifinal contest at The Mill at Noblesville. 

    Senior point guard Cole Jenkins scored a team-high 19 for the Greyhounds, with seven of those points coming in a first quarter that saw both teams start slowly out of the gate. 

    Southeastern held Carmel to just three points in the game’s first six minutes, as the Royals grabbed an early 7-3 lead. Behind Jenkins, the Greyhounds fought back to lock the score at 10-all by the end of the quarter. 
  • Fifteen seniors and 15 underclass girls basketball players have earned IBCA/Subway "Supreme 15" All-State honors for 2017-18.

    For the fourth year, the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association 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.

  • Twenty-four players have been selected for the IndyStar Indiana girls Junior All-Stars for 2018.

    Players in the core group include Jorie Allen of Bedford North Lawrence, Shaila Beeler of Warren Central, Rikki Harris of North Central, Lilly Hatton of North Harrison, Maddie Nolan of Zionsville and Hannah Noveroske of Michigan City.

    The Junior All-Star team is determined by the 20-member Indiana Basketball Coaches Association all-state panel in conjunction with its selection of the IBCA/Subway Underclass All-State Team. The Junior All-Stars will play two games against the Kentucky Junior All-Stars on June 1 and June 2 at sites to be announced.

  • IHSAA basketball sectional preview

    The 108th annual IHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament tips off Tuesday at 64 sectional locations around Indiana. 

    Four hundred three teams will participate in this year’s tournament, with sectional championships scheduled for Saturday. The regional round is slated for March 10
    and semi-states for March 17. The four state championship games will be played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on March 24 — but a lot needs to be settled on the court before then. 

    About the Draw


    To conduct the random drawing for the tournament, the IHSAA places ping-pong balls that represent each school in a sectional into a lottery-style air mix machine, an IHSAA press release explains. A motorized fan in the bottom of the machine blows the balls around the inside of the transparent container and air then forces each ball up through a tube in random order. The first ball retrieved from the machine is the visiting team — the second ball is the home team.

  • Carmel wins fourth straight swim state final
    Earlier this month, the Carmel girls swim program won their 32nd consecutive state title. On Saturday, it was the boys’ turn to dominate at the Natatorium at IUPUI. 

    The Greyhounds earned their fourth consecutive — and seventh in the last nine years — IHSAA Swimming and Diving State Finals with a state-record team score of 417. The runner-up, Franklin, finished with a score of 203. Carmel’s wins in nine of 11 events is also a record. 

    Senior Drew Kibler was a part of four first-place finishes for the Greyhounds, including the 200 medley relay team with sophomore Wyatt Davis, senior Stefano Batista and senior Andrew Couchon who narrowly missed the national-record time (1:28.00) the quartet set in Friday’s prelims. 
  • Swim State Finals prelims
    The Greyhounds started their quest for a fourth straight IHSAA Boys Swimming and Diving State Championship in style Friday night at the Natatorium at IUPUI. 

    Carmel's Wyatt Davis, Stefano Batista, Drew Kibler and Andrew Couchon began the preliminaries with a new state-record (1:28.00) in the 200 medley relay. The time, which is the No. 2 all-time mark in the nation (1:27.74), was just under the state record that Zionsville set last year. 

    Kibler did set a new national record in the 50 freestyle (19.38) and is seeded first in today’s finals. Couchon (20.55) and Westfield’s Chris Kenney (20.86) both advanced to the final heat, too, with fifth and sixth-place finishes, respectively. Jared Holder, the lone swimmer from Hamilton Heights, finished in a three-way tie for 13th (21.19) and will advance to the consolation heat for the first time. 
  • Advancement: First through eighth place participants qualify for this weekend's state finals.

    Place Name (Grade) School Score

    1 Cole VanDevender (12) Fishers 577.00
    2 Caiden Lake (11) Oak Hill 451.55
    3 Clayton Vandervate (11) Lafayette Jeff 429.10
    4 Cameron Poe (12) Western 397.25
    5 Nathan Barr (11) Hamilton Southeastern 380.00
    6 Garrett Garwood (12) Hamilton Southeastern 378.15
    7 Samuel Bennett (9) Delta 366.65
    8 Jared Newman (10) Noblesville 361.15
  • Fishers got off to a great start at the boys swimming sectional finals Saturday with the 200 Medley Relay of seniors Kyle Haflich and Joel Crull and juniors Trevor Adcock and Cory Jacocks winning the first event in a new school record time.

    The Tigers used the momentum en route to a final team score of 533 and a first place finish. Hamilton Southeastern finished second with 506 points, and Yorktown came in third with 246. 

    In the 200 free, Fishers junior Drake Stallworth, senior Sam Kuhn senior and Nick Harris finished first, second ad third, respectively. In the 200 IM, the Tigers earned another sweep with Haflich, sophomore Aaron Frollo and Jacocks. Haflich also set a new school record in the event.
  • Southeastern loses third straight
    Hamilton Southeastern dropped its third straight game Saturday night in a hard-fought road contest with Pike. 

    The Royals led for most of the game, but the Red Devils forced overtime and used a game-winning shot with six seconds left to pull out a 64-62 win.

    Senior Nick Bowman led Southeastern with 24 points on 8-of-12 from the floor. As a team, the Royals shot 22-of37 (59 percent). Juniors Noah Smith and Aaron Etherington joined Bowman in double-figures with 12 and 10, respectively. 
  • The Shamrocks might be finding their groove. 

    After an early-week loss at home to Harrison, Westfield picked up a home win over Hamilton Heights Friday. Then — Saturday — the Shamrocks got their biggest win of the season in a 57-50 home victory over Class 4A No. 6 Hamilton Southeastern. 

    Westfield's Caleb Welch led all scorers with 13 points and was one of four Shamrocks who finished in double-figures. 

    Westfield held a one-point lead heading into the fourth, but Southeastern used an early bucket in the quarter from Chris Grubbs to take the edge at 40-39. Senior Josh Van Dyke gave Westfield the lead right back, and the Shamrocks didn’t surrender it the rest of the way. 
  • Carmel girls extend state swimming title streak to 32
    Carmel's girls swimming program extended their state high school championship streak with their 32nd consecutive team title in the IU Natatorium Saturday. Kelly Pash won the 100 and 200 freestyles, and Trude Rothrock won the 200 Individual Medley and 100 Butterfly to lead the Greyhounds, who also won the 200 Medley and 400 Freestyle relays.
  • IHSAA Girls Swimming State Finals Prelims

    The top 16 in each swimming event during Friday’s prelims will return for competition on Saturday with the top eight individuals vying for state championship honors. Those finishing nine through 16 on Friday will make up the competitors in the consolation heats.

    200 Medley relay 

    1 Franklin Community: Jessie Fraley (11, Kabria Chapman (9), Ali Terrell (11), Gracey Payne (9) 

    2 Hamilton Southeastern: Abby Harter (10), Madison Kertin (12), Hannah Pugh (11), Emily Barnes (12) 

    3 Bloomington South: Gillian Boggs (9), Mackenzie Looze (12), Phoebe Rensink (11), Julia Wolf (12) 

    4 Carmel: Colleen Duffy (9), Grace Estabrook (12), Trude Rothrock (12), Grace Pangburn (11) 

    5 Chesterton: Jaclyn Klimczak (11), Jenn Gillen (11), Olivia Kroeger (9), Jadah Eshenaur (11) 

    6 Fishers: Corinne Yorkman (10), Miya Wai (11), Nicole Rueff (11), Ellen Fero (10)

  • The first through eighth place participants qualify for the state finals

    1 Jackie Brenn (11) Homestead 485.15
    2 Halli Siwik (11) Hamilton Southeastern 445.40
    3 Mallory Walker (11) Homestead 429.75
    4 Kayla Luarde (12) Homestead 421.95
    5 Morgan Casey (9) Fishers 414.20
    6 Sarah Ballard (10) Hamilton Southeastern 406.85

  • Wrestling State brackets to be announced on IHSAA TV

    For the first time, the Indiana High School Athletic Association will announce the pairings for the IHSAA Wrestling State Finals on live webstream.

    This Sunday, Feb. 11, each bracket in the 14 weight classes will be revealed on IHSAAtv.org beginning at 4 p.m.

    Greg Rakestraw and Hall of Fame coach Mike Goebel are scheduled to host the show. 

  • The Hamilton Southeastern Royals won their 18th IHSAA Sectional title in school history Saturday, scoring 518 points and qualifying a number of swimmers and divers for next week's State Finals. Fishers finished second. 

    Event Winners and Automatic State Qualifiers
    200 Medley Relay: Abby Harter, Madison Kertin, Hannah Pugh, Emily Barnes (1:43.48, sectional champions, new sectional record, new pool record, state cut)
  • Special players step up when it matters the most — and Sydney Parrish is a special player. 

    The Hamilton Southeastern sophomore scored a game-high 31 points Friday night in a 60-35 win over Fishers in the Class 4A Sectional 8 semifinals at Fishers. 

    “I thought we played pretty good baseball for three quarters,” said Fishers head coach Lauren Vail. “Then in the fourth quarter, I don’t know if we ran out of steam … I was proud of our kids. They fought, and that’s all I can ask of them.”
  • Fishers takes out Westfield in 1st round
    It wasn’t pretty, but the Lady Tigers advanced. 

    In a back-and-forth first-round matchup in Class 4A Sectional 8, Fishers generated just enough offense for a 41-36 win over the Westfield Lady Shamrocks Tuesday night. 

    “Early in the year, I think we would have folded,” said Fishers head coach Lauren Vail. “We play a tough schedule, and I think that pays off in situations like (Tuesday), where you’ve been in that grind.” 
  • IHSAA yearbooks, handbooks now available on IHSAA.org

    The IHSAA Yearbooks and Handbooks, annual publications containing the state tournament results in each sport dating back to the earliest years of the Association, are now available to the public on IHSAA.org.

    Each edition, beginning with the Association’s first year in 1903-04, has now been scanned as a searchable PDF file and arranged by decade allowing individuals to research Indiana high school sports history.