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home : sports : local sports January 17, 2018 


Shamrocks lose another tight game
The Westfield Shamrocks found themselves in another nail-biter - this time against Plainfield.






Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Guerin upsets University
The Guerin Catholic girls basketball team hadn't won a game for almost three weeks - until Tuesday night.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Tigers take final conference dual meet of season over Millers
The Fishers Tigers swim and dive teams defeated the Noblesville Millers in the final conference dual meet of the season. The Lady Tigers outpaced the Lady Millers by a final score of 129-58, and the Tigers beat the Millers 122-64.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Huskies shoot down Stars
The Lady Huskies are on a roll. Hamilton Heights won its sixth straight game with a 59- 52 victory over the Western Boone Stars.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Lady Blackhawks drop 3rd straight
Junior Heather Barker scored a team-high 12 points for Sheridan, and senior Nixon Williams also finished in double-figures with 10. Sheridan (13-7) has now lost its last three games, after reeling off six straight wins.








Wednesday, January 17, 2018
John Michael Mulloy almost outscored the entire Avon team by himself. Amy Dilk led the Lady Greyhounds in scoring with a game-high 23.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Heights wrestling match canceled
Huskies AD makes announcement on today's meet.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Student-Athlete Tip of the Week
Alabama won the national championship in college football this past week, but the real story is about the two quarterbacks, Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa, and how they worked together to make it happen.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Spartans spear Eagles
Senior Sydney Geis finished with 13 points to lead Guerin, who was unable to hold onto an early advantage.​
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Brownsburg holds off Fishers
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Heights girls wrap up undefeated regular season
Junior Rachel Sanqunettti finished her second regular season undefeated in her individual events.
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Royals roll Indians
Five Hamilton Southeastern players finished in double-figures in route to the Royals 76-60 win over the Anderson Indians.
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Gnamkey's 31 not enough in Sheridan loss
Despite a 31-point effort from Ange Gnamkey, Sheridan lost Saturday's away non-conference game against Elwood 71-61.






Sunday, January 14, 2018
Shamrocks hold on against Bronchos
The Westfield Shamrocks traveled to Lafayette Jefferson and came away with a victory 42-40.
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Eagles fly high in Indy
The first State Fairgrounds Showcase was a memorable trip to Indianapolis for the Guerin Catholic Golden Eagles.​


Sunday, January 14, 2018
Huskies shoot down Stars
A freshman's career night paved the road for Hamilton Heights 62-48 win over Western Boone.




Sunday, January 14, 2018
Unlikely hero emerges to beat Millers
Sometimes a guy just gets hot and wrecks a game. On Saturday night at The Mill, this guy was an unlikely one - Fort Wayne Northrop senior guard Jalen Royal.​






Sunday, January 14, 2018
Southeastern wins at Westfield
Hamilton Southeastern didn't let an early Westfield run faze them on its way to a 43-34 road win Saturday. The Lady Royals fell behind by five to start the game, but answered the Shamrocks' run with 12 unanswered points.






Saturday, January 13, 2018
Huskies scorch Devils
Hamilton Heights freshman Chloee Thomas dove for a loose ball midway through the fourth quarter, grabbed it and found an open teammate cutting to the basket for an uncontested layup against Hoosier Conference rival Tipton. The bucket gave the Huskies a 46-point lead - the outcome had long been decided.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Gymnastics swings into season
The Noblesville Lady Millers gymnastics team flipped past Roncalli and Scecina high schools Thursday night to start their season on the right foot. "I am very proud of our competition ... as we still have lot's to improve," said head coach Jody Ramey in an email. "We have a very strong team this year and ... I am looking forward to what this season has to offer."
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Golden Eagle tweets Chicago commitment
"The process was tiring and distracting, but it's nice to be wanted by schools that I found interesting," Munson said. "I heard from several schools ... and I was impressed with the (Chicago) coaching staff, and I got along well with the athletes and other students I met on campus."
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Area football coach nominated for NFL award
The NFL announced earlier this month the list of 32 high school football coaches - one for each team in the league - who were nominated for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award.​ The award is named after the winningest football coach in NFL history, but the criteria doesn't focus on what a coach does on the field, said Colts' nominee and former Ben Davis head coach Mike Kirschner.​






Saturday, January 13, 2018
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Amy Dilk
Another week - another tough decision. In girls basketball alone, Hamilton Heights' Kayla Kirtley eclipsed 1,000 career points in a win over Western on Tuesday, and Sheridan's Audrey Reed dropped 37 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in an overtime loss at Kokomo. But no one had a more consistent week than Carmel's Amy Dilk.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Weather wrecks tonight's athletic schedule
Most area high schools have canceled tonight's athletic events due to weather. And finding a makeup date can be difficult, says athletic directors.






Friday, January 12, 2018
Lady Huskies place 2nd at North Regionals
The Lady Huskies advanced five wrestlers to the State at Lawrence North on Jan 19. Markaela Pugh pins her way to the Regional title at 106 pounds and will advance to the state to defend her title.






Friday, January 12, 2018
Reds Caravan set for Jan. 25-28
The 2018 Cincinnati Reds Caravan kicks off Thursday, Jan. 25 from the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum and will travel more than 3,800 miles with stops in five states over four days.
Friday, January 12, 2018
GAME OF THE WEEK: University vs. Lebanon
Friday, January 12, 2018
OUT IN THE OPEN: Ice Safety Should Be Priority For Anglers
With winter in full-swing, we cabin-crazed Hoosier anglers are making a beeline to the nearest frozen pond in hopes of landing something- carp, turtle, old tire, anything - to stave off the winter blues. However, there is a major danger lurking we always disregard: thin ice.
Friday, January 12, 2018
Changes coming to high school golf, says IHSAA
Golf leaders in Indiana are convinced that pace of play at the junior golf level needs to improve for the future of the game.
Friday, January 12, 2018
Former Noblesville football assistant lands at HSE
HSE announced that Adam Morris has been officially named the Royals coach. "We are extremely excited to have Adam as our next head football coach," said HSE athletic director Jim Self.
Friday, January 12, 2018
University falls at Beech Grove
The Trailblazers battled, but just couldn't get over the hump. The University girls basketball team lost 52-40 on the road to Class 3A No. 3 Beech Grove on Thursday in a game that got away from the Trailblazers in the third quarter.
Friday, January 12, 2018
Heights holding appreciation night
Hamilton Heights is having a military, veteran, police, fire, or rescue personnel appreciation night this Friday.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
THE GRIND: Conference Time
The Millers wrestling team is back at it Saturday at 9 a.m. at Brownsburg High School for the Hoosier Crossroads Conference Tournament. This is one of the toughest conferences in the state - if not the toughest.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Golden Eagles set for showcase
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Shamrock senior makes college commitment
Westfield senior Parker Kalis has committed to playing tennis at Indiana Wesleyan.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Kiser nominated for All-American game
McDonald's unveiled Wednesday the list of high school seniors nominated for the chance to play in the 41st annual McDonald's All American Games - and a Miller has a shot.​
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Husky makes history
Senior Kayla Kirtley became the fifth basketball player in Hamilton Heights' history to score 1,000 career points. She joins former Lady Huskies: Jessica Carr, Libby Ogden, Dakota Weatherford and Haley Cook.​
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Greyhounds roll Indians
The Carmel Lady Greyhounds held the Anderson Indians to four points in the first quarter on their way to a 99-27 win.​
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Cathedral holds off Carmel
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Grand Park announces new medical director
Methodist Sports Medicine announced Monday that orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Ritter has officially accepted the role as Medical Director of the Grand Park Events Center.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Noblesville loses dual meet
The Panthers defeated the Noblesville boys, 108-77, and and girls, 131-54.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Heights swim stays undefeated
The Hamilton Heights girls swim team remains undefeated after beating Western 120-66
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Fishers cruises over Arsenal Tech
The Fishers Tigers used a high-powered first quarter to help cruise to a 69-54 home win over Indianapolis Arsenal Tech on Tuesday.​ Ten different Tigers scored in the game.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Westfield rebounds in win over Greenwood
For the second straight game, the Westfield Lady Shamrocks found themselves facing a halftime deficit on their home court. But, unlike Saturday's loss, Westfield found a way to fight back for a 59-50 win over Greenwood on Senior Night.​
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Reed's 37 not enough in Sheridan's loss
The Sheridan Lady Blackhawks lost a 72-66 heartbreaker in overtime on the road against the Kokomo Wildkats on Tuesday night.​ Audrey Reed finished with 37 points, but it wasn't enough to give Sheridan its seventh straight win.​
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Harrison beats Guerin
The Guerin Catholic girls basketball team lost 65-37 at home to Harrison on Tuesday night.​ A slow first half, where the Golden Eagles only scored nine points, was too much for Guerin to overcome.​
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
COACH'S CORNER: Brandon Lafferman
Coach's Corner is a weekly 'Q' and 'A' featuring the coaches of Hamilton County high schools. This week's volunteer is University's varsity boys basketball head coach Brandon Lafferman.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Grand Park participates in Basketball Day Indiana festivities
In 49 other states, it's just basketball. But this in Indiana. The second annual Basketball Day Indiana was a hoop lover's dream Saturday - Nine games, six locations and a showcase of talent from high school to the pros.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Basketball tourneys' pairing show announced
The details for the upcoming IHSAA girls and boys basketball state tournament pairings shows have been announced today by the Association office. The pairings for the 43rd girls state tournament will be revealed Jan. 21. The opening round games for the 108th boys state tournament will be announced Feb. 18.




Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Student-Athlete tip of the week
Regardless of the sport, successful athletes and successful teams can't rest on their last game or latest statistics. How is the best way to remain on top?
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Former Fishers athlete earns recognition
Kylee Leffew was named the PlanFIRST Player of the Game for the Bob Jones University Bruins women's basketball team.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Heights Haworth leads Elite at Future Stars Track meet
Although there were no medals awarded, K-Town Elite Track Club members performed at an award-winning level at the 2018 Future Stars Youth Holiday Classic at Trine University.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Heights' 1st alumni game a 'special day'
Hamilton Heights' first alumni basketball game had a little bit of everything: laughs, trash-talk and some late-game heroics. Thirty-nine former players, coaches and cheerleaders attended on Saturday, which exceeded the expectations of the man who coordinated the event.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Sports roundup
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Heights upsets Westfield
A barrage of late free throws helped lead the Hamilton Heights Lady Huskies to a 44-31 upset on the road over the Westfield Lady Shamrocks on Saturday.​

The win is Heights' second straight against Westfield, and it continues a climb to recognition that Huskies head coach Keegan Cherry is looking to establish for his program. ​

Sunday, January 7, 2018
Carmel dominates Westfield
Carmel used a dominant first half to secure a 73-31 home win over Westfield on Saturday night.​ The Greyhounds jumped out to a 17-8 lead after the first quarter and extended their advantage to 39-11 by halftime.​
Sunday, January 7, 2018
University wins 2OT thriller
University led Lebanon early and then late - really late. The Trailblazers outscored the Tigers by nine in double overtime to secure a 58-49 road win on Saturday.
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Late Millers' push seals Senior Day win
Donna Buckley wanted this win against Mt. Vernon.​ The Noblesville girls basketball head coach wanted Emily Kiser and Olivia Morales - her seniors - to taste victory on Senior Day at The Mill.​
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Sheridan, Heights annouce makeup dates
Sheridan postponed two athletic events Friday night due to inclement weather. Hamilton Heights also announced the cancellation of the boys' junior varsity and varsity basketball games on Saturday.


Saturday, January 6, 2018
Eagles sore past Trojans
Guerin had no trouble picking up a road win at Bishop Chatard. The Golden Eagles jumped out to a 17-2 lead in route to a 69-47 win over their Circle City Conference rivals Friday night.
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Northwestern overcomes Heights
Hamilton Heights couldn't hold on to a halftime lead against conference rival Northwestern in a 55-50 loss at home Friday night.
Saturday, January 6, 2018
University, Tindley comes down to final seconds
With 14 second remaining in the fourth quarter, David Howard buried a 3-pointer to give the Trailblazers a 48-46 victory. University led for just 59 seconds all game at 2-0, at 28-26 early in third quarter and for the final 14 seconds.
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Chatard drops Guerin
A slow second half doomed the Guerin Catholic girls' basketball team at Bishop Chatard. Freshman Moira McGinley scored a game-high 30 points for the Trojans, who defeated the Golden Eagles 68-46.
Friday, January 5, 2018
Sheridan, Heights postpone athletic events
Sheridan postponed two athletic events Friday night due to inclement weather. Hamilton Heights also announced the cancellation of the boys junior varsity and varsity basketball games on Saturday.






Friday, January 5, 2018
OUT IN THE OPEN: Project Healing Waters
Plenty of great charitable and public service outdoor-related organizations exist these days. The biggest problem isn't finding a way to help people but choosing from among all the worthwhile causes that compete for your limited time and resources. Fortunately, I found mine over scrambled eggs.
Friday, January 5, 2018
Athlete of the Week: Emily Kiser
Not a whole lot is left to be said about Noblesville's Emily Kiser's dominance on the basketball court - but after a particular torrid stretch over the last three games, the senior is this round's "Athlete of the Week."
Friday, January 5, 2018
Blackhawks hold off Blue Devils
"I thought this game was a huge character builder for us," said Sheridan head coach Jeff Guenther. "That's a game that we lose at the beginning of the year - and probably lose it badly ..."
Friday, January 5, 2018
Huskies dominate Kings
Friday, January 5, 2018
Trailblazers win in record-setting night
History was made twice in University's 91-38 win over Indianapolis Scecina Memorial on Thursday night. Senior guard Natalie Nickless led the Trailblazers in scoring with 23 points. She also broke the school's record...
Friday, January 5, 2018
Basketball Day Indiana this Saturday
The second annual Basketball Day Indiana tips-off Saturday with a full slate of hoops from youth to the NBA. Six sites, including Westfield's Grand Park, will host games or "Basketball Day Live," and all the action can be seen on TV.
Thursday, January 4, 2018
THE GRIND: Baby, it's cold outside
As the temperatures dipped into single digits this past weekend, your Noblesville Millers high school varsity wrestling squad took a cold bus ride out to Crawfordsville and competed in the two-day North Montgomery Holiday Duals Tournament.
Thursday, January 4, 2018
COACH'S CORNER: Brian McCauley
Coach's Corner is a weekly 'Q' and 'A' featuring the coaches of Hamilton County high schools. This week's volunteer is Noblesville's varsity boys basketball head coach Brian McCauley.
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Millers tame Wildkats, extend win streak to 3
The Lady Millers followed up last week's championship at the Noblesville Holiday Tournament with another win - this time on the road. Emily Kiser finished with a game-high 23 points and 11 rebounds.
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Lady Shamrocks spear Trojans
An early edge was all the Lady Shamrocks needed to escape from Bishop Chatard with a 61-52 win.


Thursday, January 4, 2018
Fishers basketball falls at Ben Davis
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Shamrocks honor senior swimmers
The realization that he was participating in the last home competition of his high school career didn't hit Westfield's Chris Kenney until toward the end of Tuesday's swim meet against Zionsville.​ The shock, as he describes the feeling, came during Event 18...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Cold conditions cause couple cancellations
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
IBCA Player of the Week: Tomi Taiwo
Carmel senior Tomi Taiwo's exceptional week on the hardwood earned her a spot on the Indiana Basketball Coaches' Association's Player of the Week program.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Noblesville's Armstrong signs with Grace
A Noblesville Miller is the first signee of Grace women's tennis team's 2018 recruiting class.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Student-Athlete Tip of the Week
Are you ready for a fresh start to a New Year? Have you thought about any changes you would like to make that would be helpful for you...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
LOMBARDI'S LOCKER: In the Spirit of the Holidays
I hope everyone had a great New Year's with your family and friends.

Hopefully you celebrated a merry Christmas, too.

I got almost everything I asked for over the holidays - a couple books, a carpet cleaner and a portable phone charger. So this is what adulting feels like - maybe.

There was one gift Santa didn't bring - again.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Heights, Sheridan cancel events due to weather
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Fishers takes down Valpo
The Fishers boys basketball team defeated the Valparaiso Viking in the first round of the Champions of Character Classic 62-45 on Saturday morning.
Saturday, December 30, 2017
University sneaks by Guerin, earns trip to finals
The University boys basketball team accomplished a feat today they'd only managed to do once in eight previous attempts - beat Guerin Catholic.
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Bulldogs bite Blackhawks
The Sheridan boys basketball team lost by double-digits at home against Lapel on Friday night. Nicholas Burnell dropped 19 points on 7-of-14 from the floor the Blackhawks, but it wasn't enough as the the Bulldogs won 62-49.
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Sheridan wins Tri tourney title
The Sheridan girls basketball team won the the Tri Invitational Tournament in a nail-biter. The Blackhawks got an early led and had to hold on for a 40-38 victory over the Tri Titans.
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Millers take tourney title
Friday, December 29, 2017
Carmel beats Martinsville, heads to championship
No. 1 Carmel advanced to the championship game of the Hall of Fame Classic with a 68-55 win over Martinsville Friday morning. The Greyhounds' Tomi Taiwo finished with a game-high 27 points, including 15 of Carmel's 19 fourth-quarter points.
Friday, December 29, 2017
Lady Millers advance to championship
The Noblesville Lady Millers advanced to the championship game of their holiday tournament with a 69-60 win over the New Palestine Dragons Friday morning at The Mill. Senior Emily Kiser notched a triple-double with 18 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists.
Friday, December 29, 2017
Carmel blows out Anderson
The Carmel boys basketball team had little trouble getting past Anderson on Thursday night. The Greyhounds scored at least 13 points in every quarter on their way to a 69-48 win over the Indians.
Friday, December 29, 2017
Westfield runs past Frankton
Zach Banks made sure the Westfield boys basketball team got back in the win column following two straight losses. The junior finished with a game-high 27 points to help lead the Shamrocks to a 79-62 win over the Frankton Eagles on Thursday night.
Friday, December 29, 2017
Shamrocks sneak by Eagles
A balanced offensive attack helped the Westfield Lady Shamrocks past the Frankton Eagles on Thursday night 57-51.

Junior Jade Shipley led the brigade for the Shamrocks with 18 points on 4-of-8 from the floor, and five other players scored at least five points.

Friday, December 29, 2017
Noblesville girls' championship game moved up due to weather
Due to weather, the Noblesville Lady Millers' championship game tonight against Greensburg has been moved to 6:30 p.m.
Friday, December 29, 2017
GAME OF THE WEEK: Guerin vs. Shelbyville
This week's "Game of the Week" was played last Saturday between the Guerin Catholic girls basketball team and Shelbyville.​ Despite falling behind by double-digits in the first quarter, the Golden Eagles completed a nail-biting comeback against the Golden Bears to earn a 55-51 win - their first of the season.
Friday, December 29, 2017
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Lindsey Syrek
With so many outstanding performances, and a number of riveting tournament games being played, "Athlete of the Week" was a tough decision.
Friday, December 29, 2017
OUT IN THE OPEN: The Big Sleep
Friday, December 29, 2017
Warren Central beats Noblesville to win holiday tourney
Noblesville boys basketball coach Brian McCauley is pleased with his team's improvement this week - even with the Millers' double-digit loss to the Warren Central Warriors.
Friday, December 29, 2017
Millers earn spot in championship game
The Noblesville boys basketball team advanced to play in the championship game of the Noblesville Holiday Tournament with a 57-49 win over Broad Ripple on Thursday morning.
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Guerin's late rally falls short
A fourth-quarter comeback wasn't enough to give the Guerin Catholic girls basketball team its second win in three games at the Whitewater Classic tournament at Franklin County.
Thursday, December 28, 2017
HSE beats Norwell, stays perfect on season
Hamilton Southeastern outscored Norwell 21-3 in the first quarter and never looked back.


Thursday, December 28, 2017
Reed drops 33 in Blackhawks win
The Sheridan Blackhawks girls basketball team jumped out to a double-digit lead in the first quarter and then had to hang on for a 60-53 win over the Lapel Bulldogs on Wednesday night. Senior guard Audrey Reed led the way for the Blackhawks with 33 points.
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Trailblazers avenge loss to Patriots
The University Trailblazers girls basketball team got revenge for November's loss to the Bethesda Christian Patriots at the Monrovia Tournament on Wednesday night with a 59-52 win.
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Dilk leads Carmel past Bedford
The Carmel Greuyhounds girls basketball team defeated the Bedford North Lawrence Stars 65-53 on Wednesday night to improve to 14-1 on the season.

Seniors Amy Dilk and Tomi Taiwo led the Greyhounds in scoring with 14 a piece. Dilk also led Carmel with eight rebounds and seven assists.

Thursday, December 28, 2017
Coach's Corner: Sue Beale
Coach's Corner is a weekly 'Q' and 'A' featuring the coaches of Hamilton County high schools. This week's coach is Hamilton Heights boys and girls swim coach Sue Beale.
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Noblesville Swim Club Ignition Group
Young swimmers - Noblesville has an exciting opportunity for you. The Noblesville Swim Club will open registration and hold tryouts for its "Ignition Group" on Wednesday, Jan. 3., at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 28, 2017
THE GRIND: Wrestling can make us better
Greetings, Hamilton County, my name is Gary Kitko. I am a huge fan and supporter of the hand-to-hand combat sport of wrestling, and I would like to share a little of that with you today. We are very blessed in Hamilton County right now. Everywhere you turn the entire community is working hard and pulling together .
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Millers dominate, advance to semis
The Millers had no trouble getting by their first round opponent at the Noblesville Holiday Tournament on Wednesday.

Five players scored in double figures for the Noblesville boys basketball team, who defeated the Indianapolis Lighthouse East Pythons 96-42.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Guerin splits tourney games
The Guerin Golden Eagles girls basketball team split two games at the Whitewater Valley Classic on Wednesday.

Guerin opened the day with a 45-35 win against the Franklin County Wildcats, before falling to the Tipton Blue Devils by a final score of 50-42.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Guerin stifles Lapel
The Guerin Catholic Golden Eagles scored the first 13 points and never looked back on the road against the Lapel Bulldogs.

Senior Zach Munson registered a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds for Guerin, who defeated Lapel 53-43 on Friday night.

Saturday, December 23, 2017
Golden Eagles earn 1st win of season
Christmas came early at Guerin Catholic High School on Friday night.

Despite falling behind by double-digits in the first quarter, the Guerin Golden Eagles girls basketball team completed a nail-biting comeback over the Shelbyville Golden Bears, earning a 55-51 win - their first of the season.

Saturday, December 23, 2017
Fishers holds off Muncie Central
The Fishers boys basketball team evened its record at 4-4 on Thursday night with a 62-56 on the road against Muncie Central.​ The Tigers Willie Jackson led the team in scoring with 19 points, and helped fend off a Bearcat run in the second half.​
Friday, December 22, 2017
University boys, girls take care of business in downtown Indy
It was a night to remember for University basketball in downtown Indianapolis.​

Both the school's boys and girls teams played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the home of the Indiana Pacers, and both squads left with double-digit victories on Friday.​

Friday, December 22, 2017
Fishers battles, falls to No. 1
The Fishers Tigers hung with the North Central Panthers early, but a second quarter run from the No. 1 ranked team in the state helped lead the Panthers to a 62-50 win.​
Friday, December 22, 2017
HSE wins 7th straight
Friday, December 22, 2017
Roncalli Holiday Tourney Preview
Hamilton Heights boys basketball team will have their hands full on Saturday, and their coach wouldn't want it any other way.

The Huskies (3-5) draw the undefeated Floyd Central Highlanders (5-0) in the first round of the Roncalli Holiday Tournament, with tip-off scheduled for noon.

"They're going to challenge us - but that's what we want," Heights basketball head coach Chad Ballenger said.

Friday, December 22, 2017
Slow start dooms Millers
Noblesville girls basketball coach Donna Buckley knew her squad was in for a tough task Thursday night. After all, her team was hosting Class 3A No. 1 Northwestern.
Friday, December 22, 2017
OUT IN THE OPEN: The Wonderdog at Christmas
The following story is a re-visit of one of the favorite Christmas stories I've ever written. Keep in mind that every word and character flaw, human and canine, in the following story from about 15 years ago is true. Furthermore, the names weren't changed to protect the guilty.
Friday, December 22, 2017
Heights announces new baseball coach
The school announced on Thursday that J.R. Moffatt has been selected to guide the baseball program vacated by Matt Wallace. "There has been a nice foundation laid for Husky baseball, and we look forward to adding to that."
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Guerin girls' comeback falls short
A fourth-quarter comeback wasn't enough to give the Guerin girls basketball team their first win of the season.
Thursday, December 21, 2017
A Unified Legacy
"I wanted to leave a legacy ... It's really cool how one person can make a difference."
Thursday, December 21, 2017
LOMBARDI'S LOCKER: Adventure Time
I'm ready for an adventure - and I hope you'll join me. Greetings, Hamilton County, it's your new sports editor at The Times of Noblesville.
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Pacers Sports & Entertainment acquires naming rights to fieldhouse at Grand Park
Add the Indiana Pacers as another professional team in the state that will have a presence at Westfield's Grand Park. Pacers Sports & Entertainment announced Thursday it has acquired the naming rights to the fieldhouse in Westfield's youth athletic complex. The facility will now be the Pacers Athletic Center.
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Heights basketball schedules alumni game
The Hamilton Heights boys basketball program is holding an event they've never done before. On Jan. 6, the school will welcome back former players, managers and cheerleaders for an alumni game and a pregame ceremony before Heights takes on Twin Lakes.
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Westfield girls topple Anderson
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Noblesville's win streak ends at Pike
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
'Hawks Clip Chargers
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Bronchos defeat Golden Eagles
Monday, December 18, 2017
Shamrocks fall to HCC rival Millers
Monday, December 18, 2017
Noblesville takes down Hamilton Heights
Monday, December 18, 2017
Barnes' career-high leads Millers to victory over Shamrocks
Noblesville boys basketball head coach Brian McCauley wanted his team to take care of business Friday night against conference rival Westfield.
Friday, December 15, 2017
Sheridan comes from behind to beat Eastern
The Sheridan Blackhawks earned their second conference win on Friday night as they defeated Eastern High School 49-43.
Friday, December 15, 2017
Huskies remain perfect in conference play
Hamilton Heights improved to 2-0 in Hoosier Conference play and 3-4 overall on Friday night as the Huskies eased past Western High School 61-36.
Friday, December 15, 2017
Noblesville breaks ground on $25 million sports facility
Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear called Friday's ground breaking on a $24 million athletic facility one of the city's most important accomplishments during his time in office.
Friday, December 15, 2017
Golden Eagles earn first conference win
Guerin Catholic coach Pete Smith and the Golden Eagles got their first conference win of the season on Friday night as they defeated the Heritage Christian Eagles 48-44 in Smith's 10th annual Samaritan's Feet game.
Friday, December 15, 2017
Huskies sweep senior night meet
Hamilton Heights swept its three way meet with Guerin Catholic and Liberty Christian for their senior night celebration on Thursday.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: KIAN SILLS
This week's top athlete is Guerin Catholic junior Kian Sills.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
GAME OF THE WEEK: NOBLESVILLE V ANDERSON
This week's top game is the Noblesville Millers' overtime win over Anderson on Tuesday. The Millers defeated the Indians 32-32 in five periods.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Women ARE Different?!?
This column is about ladies, but it is addressed to the guys. Here is our vital Public Service message for the Holidays: Stop buying gifts for women.

Actually, you can continue purchasing chocolate, flowers, birthday cards, useless decorative pillows for the bed, jewelry, fancy soap for the guest bathroom and all the other stuff that females typically enjoy and men pretty much hate. However, we really need to stop buying them hunting and shooting accessories.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Indianapolis to host NBA All-Star 2021
INDIANAPOLIS- The NBA announced Wednesday that Indianapolis has been selected to host NBA All-Star 2021. The 70th NBA All-Star Game will take place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, home of the Indiana Pacers, on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021. This will mark the second NBA All-Star in Indianapolis, which hosted the midseason classic in 1985.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made the announcement during a press conference at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Guerin's Pete Smith will coach 10th annual barefoot game for Samaritan's Feet
Guerin Catholic's boys basketball coach Pete Smith will coach his team's game on Dec. 15 in his bare feet for his 10th consecutive year to raise awareness for Samaritan's Feet.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Kiser has strong showing in Millers overtime victory
The Noblesville girls basketball team pulled out a nail-biter on Tuesday against Anderson in overtime. The Millers outscored Anderson 63-62 to get their second straight win.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Rocks bounce back against Orioles
AVON - Basket after basket fell for the Westfield Lady Shamrocks as they sped away from the Avon Lady Orioles in the fourth quarter for a 54-35 win.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Blackhawks fall despite 34 from Reed
The Lady Blackhawks lost just their fourth game of the season on Tuesday as they were beaten by Clinton Prairie 55-49.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Billy Shepherd student athlete tip
Popular television star Chip Gaines in the show Fixer Upper's was quoted in People Magazine as saying "I'd rather be missed than the idea of someone tiring of me." This has been his philosophy in life.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame announces 17th Women's induction class
NEW CASTLE - Loaded with basketball talent and tradition, the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame proudly announces their 2018 women's induction class, to be honored at the 17th annual Women's Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 28, 2018.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Guerin swim fights through illness
The Guerin Catholic girls swim team soundly defeated the Scecina Memorial Crusaders and the host Beech Grove Hornets on Thursday evening. With several top swimmers unavailable, GC still scored 142 points to the 106 and 64 earned by Beech Grove and Scecina, respectively.
Monday, December 11, 2017
Guerin has three 20-point scorers in dominant win over Bearcats
The Guerin Catholic Golden Eagles bounced back from three straight losses in dominant fashion on Saturday as they ousted the Muncie Central Bearcats 86-62.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Westfield swim beats Northwestern
Westfield's men's and women's swim and dive teams took on the tigers of Northwestern Saturday. Both the women and men won in convincing fashions; 141-45 and 123-62 respectively. The Shamrocks won 23 of 24 events.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Rocks even record on the road
Westfield won a big road game Saturday night on the road at New Palestine 48-44 to even their record to 2-2.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Noblesville swim gets first place at home Invitational
The Noblesville High School Miller Swimming & Diving team won both the boys and girls team championships at the eight team Noblesville Invitational Saturday. Noblesville set records for both of its teams for the most points scored at this meet.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Heights' Haworth competes for Elite Track Club
Hamilton Heights' Baily Haworth is a member of the Kokomo based K-Town Elite Track Club.

Saturday the Club competed at Indiana Tech's Circle Logistics Warriors Invite at the Turnstone Center, and although no Club member won or placed high in an event, many came out of it with personal records.

Sunday, December 10, 2017
Heights wrestling wins Clinton Prairie Invite
Hamilton Heights wrestling won the first Clinton Prairie 12 team Invite. Heights put seven athletes in the finals.
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Lady Huskies are two time invite champions
The Hamilton Heights Huskies girls swim team won the Husky invite for the second year in a row. The boys placed a respectable third.
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Guerin falls to Indianapolis Arlington
The Golden Eagles fell victim to a third straight team on Friday as they were ousted by Indianapolis Arlington 56-51.
Friday, December 8, 2017
Millers break losing streak with win over Tigers
The Noblesville Lady Millers basketball team got its first victory since Nov. 11 on Friday as they defeated HCC rival Fishers 57-47 in the Coaches against Cancer game at The Mill.
Friday, December 8, 2017
Zionsville plucks Westfield Lady Shamrocks
A 13-0 run at the beginning of the basketball game by the Zionsville Lady Eagles set the tone as the Westfield Lady Shamrocks were defeated by the score of 71-33.
Friday, December 8, 2017
The Lady Huskies swim team remains undefeated after defeating Lewis Cass
The Husky girls swim and dive team continued their winning streak beating Lewis Cass 129-54 on Thursday. The boys team took a loss 60-112.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Reed leads Blackhawks to victory over Carroll
Senior point guard Audrey Reed scored more than half of Sheridan's 46 points on Thursday as the Lady Blackhawks moved to 7-3 with a win over Carroll High School (Flora) 46-36.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Athlete of the week: Ange Gnamkey
This week's top athlete honors go to Sheridan Blackhawk Ange Gnamkey. The senior forward is currently leading his team in all statistical categories.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Fishing's unsung hero
Have you stopped to consider the single most important person in the sport of fishing? To whom we can belay credit for the millions of hours spent pursuing everything from trout the size of guppies to large malevolent fish bigger than most economy cars?
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Noblesville to break ground on Finch Creek Fieldhouse
The City of Noblesville will break ground on Finch Creek Fieldhouse, Noblesville's newest sports complex located at Finch Creek Park on SR 37, on Dec. 15. The fieldhouse will be a new $15 million, 130,000-square-foot youth sports facility for the community.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Blackhawks move to 2-0 with big win over Faith Christian
The Sheridan Blackhawks eased past Faith Christian on Tuesday, winning by 32 points, 71-39.

The Blackhawks outscored their opponent in each quarter, and were up by double figures after the first period, 19-6.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Guerin Catholic still looking for first win
The Guerin Catholic Golden Eagles girls basketball team remains winless after a loss to Marion High School on Tuesday, 61-39.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance & IHSAA Extend Sponsorship Agreement
The Indiana High School Athletic Association is pleased to announce a three‐year extension to its current agreement with Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance as the presenting sponsor of the IHSAA Champions Network. The current contract expires next June with the renewal extending the agreement through June 2021.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Billy Shepherd Student Athlete tip of the week
Wisconsin linebacker Garrett Dooley was quoted in the Indy Star as saying, "If you have a bad play, you have to forget about it. I think this year we've done a really good job of forgetting about last season and moving forward, preparing every single week."
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Westfield falls to undefeated Carmel
CARMEL- Despite leading after the first quarter, the Westfield Lady Shamrocks were the next victims of the still undefeated Carmel Lady Greyhounds by a score of 58-40.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Noblesville ref to be honored by Hall
Norm Hathcoat, Noblesville, will be recognized by The Indiana High School Basketball Hall of Fame with a 2018 Men's Center Circle Official Award.

Norm Hathcoat is one of three to be recognized for their officiating careers.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Royals swim remains unbeaten with win over Westfield
The Royals continued their undefeated start to the 2017-18 season Tuesday night, beating conference rival Westfield 122-64. They mixed up their lineup once again to create opportunities for athletes in new events
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Noblesville ref to be honored by Hall
Norm Hathcoat, Noblesville, will be recognized by The Indiana High School Basketball Hall of Fame with a 2018 Men's Center Circle Official Award.

Norm Hathcoat is one of three to be recognized for their officiating careers.

Hathcoat is a 1954 graduate of Anderson High School, where he participated in basketball, football and track.

His officiating career included 26 sectional assignments, 23 regionals, six semi-states and three state finals,

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Noblesville suffers first loss of season
The Noblesville boys basketball team suffered its first loss of the young season on Saturday as the Millers fell to Columbus East 44-51.
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Lady Shamrocks beat Rushville
The Lady Shamrocks basketball team improved to 8-2 on the season with a win over Rushville Consolidated on Saturday afternoon, 42-35.
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Millers lose fifth straight
The Lady Millers lost their fifth straight game after starting the season 4-1. Noblesville lost to North Central High School in their Saturday afternoon match up, 45-66.
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Blackhawks speed past Anderson Prep
The Sheridan Blackhawks basketball team moved to 1-1 on the season with a 19-point victory over Anderson Prep on Saturday, 60-41.
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Huskies get first win of season at Guerin Catholic
The Hamilton Heights Huskies boys basketball team got its first win of the season Saturday evening courtesy of the Guerin Catholic Golden Eagles, 59-52.
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Millers comeback to defeat HCC rival Tigers
The Noblesville Millers boys' basketball team displayed true poise in a come-from-behind 27-22 victory over Hoosier Crossroads Conference rival Fishers on Friday at Fishers High School.
Friday, December 1, 2017
OUT IN THE OPEN- A Ducky Day
As I opened the door to my vehicle, I could feel the tiny pinpricks of light drizzle strike my cheek as a cold east wind attempted to snatch the camouflage baseball cap on my head. The low scudding clouds raced over the landscape seemingly low enough to hit with a kite as horizon grew darker and more menacing. Overall it was a lousy day to be outside, but I was happy.

I was duck hunting

Friday, December 1, 2017
Carmel moves to 1-1 with victory over LC Bears
The Carmel Greyhounds sailed past the Lawrence Central Bears on Friday night by a score of 63-49.

Carmel's offense struck early and often, leaving the Bears in a 14-3 hole after the first quarter. The Greyhounds outscored the Bears in both the second and third quarters as well, adding to their lead.

Friday, December 1, 2017
Westfield drops first conference match
WESTFIELD - Despite keeping up with the Zionsville Eagles through the first part of the first quarter, the Westfield Shamrocks fell by a score of 63-38.
Friday, December 1, 2017
Guerin falls to conference rival Roncalli
The Guerin Catholic Golden Eagles fell to the Roncalli Rebels on Friday night 65-49, in a much closer game than the final score tells.
Friday, December 1, 2017
Blackhawks ease past Taylor Titans
The Lady Blackhawks got another victory on Friday night when they faced conference foe the Taylor Titans.

Sheridan had a dominant first half, keeping the Titans scoreless through the first quarter. The Blackhawks scored 15 of their own in the first eight minutes to take a double digit lead into the second, where they outscored Taylor again 21-6.

Friday, December 1, 2017
Trailblazers remain undefeated after topping Math & Science
The Trailblazers basketball team defeated the Indiana Math & Science Academy on Friday night by a decisive score of 85-48. The Trailblazers moved to 3-0 on the season.
Friday, December 1, 2017
Lady Huskies get first ever sweep
The Hamilton Heights girls swim team beat out Tipton 134-51 to go 5-0 on the season, while the boys lost 54-120. The gilrs accomplished something they hadn't ever done- the won every event.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Westfield swim beats Brownsburg
The Westfield swim and dive teams hosted Brownsburg High School in another early season conference match up on Thursday. The women pulled away early in the meet with wins in the four of the first five events.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
New turf guarantees play time at Grand Park
WESTFIELD, IN- Grand Park's baseball diamonds and softball fields are being fitted with AstroTurf's Diamond Series artificial turf. The turf is being installed on the infield of 18 diamonds.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Reed leads Blackhawks to another victory
The Sheridan Lady Blackhawks basketball team came out on top against the Frankfort Hot Dogs on Wednesday night, 59-32.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Royals swim sweeps Franklin Central
The Royals swim team roared past a young Franklin Central team Thursday night, winning every event en route to a 148-35 victory.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Emily Kiser becomes 19th miller to score 1,000 career points
Noblesville senior Emily Kiser became the second Kiser to score 1,000 career points in a Noblesville uniform. Her brother John graduated in 2015 with the same accomplishment under his belt.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Mt. Vernon ends Westfield's win streak
FORTVILLE- After falling into a 17-5 hole in the first quarter, the Westfield Lady Shamrocks came back to take the lead but ultimately fell to the Mount Vernon Lady Marauders by a score of 49-44.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Sanquenetti gets 100th first place finish as Heights beats Eastern
Rachel Sanqunetti got her 100th first place finish in the 200 free as the Hamilton Heights girls swim team beat Eastern 138-48 improving their record to 4-0 on Tuesday. The boys win their first meet making record 1-1. The girls placed first, second and third in five of the 12 events.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Noblesville swim wins every event against Bishop Chatard
The Noblesville Millers won their swimming and diving meet against Bishop Chatard High School Tuesday night at the Noblesville Natatorium. Noblesville won all 24 boys and girls events in their sweep.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Vandevender sets new diving record in Tigers win over 'Rocks
The Fishers girls varsity swim team opened their season Tuesday night with a win at Westfield.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Rocks drop home opener to Arabians
The Westfield boys basketball team fell in its season opener against Pendleton Heights on Tuesday night 54-43.

Scoring was tight in the first half, with Westfield up two after the first two quarters.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Guerin rolls past Herron in season opener
The Guerin Catholic Golden Eagles opened their season with a dominant win over Herron High School on Tuesday, outscoring the visitors 87-61.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Millers on losing streak after third straight loss
The Noblesville Lady Millers lost their third straight game, after winning their previous four. The Millers fell to the Avon Orioles on Saturday night 63-48.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Royals swim sweeps Orioles
Avon was the scene of some fast Tuesday night racing as the Royals beat Avon 119-67. The score didn't fully reflect the effort of the host Orioles as there were tightly contested races all night.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Lady Rocks win sixth straight
The Westfield women's basketball team improved to 7-1 on the season with a 56-49 victory over Franklin Central on Saturday.

The Rocks have only lost one game this season, to Lapel, by one point. The Rocks have since gone on a streak of offensively impressive games, and Saturday's match up against Franklin Central was no exception.

Sunday, November 26, 2017
Sheridan splits weekend games
The Sheridan Lady Blackhawks played two games on Saturday and came away with a 1-1 record for the day. The Blackhawks first match up was Leo High School.
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Huskies lose close game to Mt. Vernon
The Hamilton Heights Huskies boys basketball team lost a close game to Mt. Vernon High School on Saturday night, 77-73.
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Former MLB pitcher looks to expand Grand Park
Joe Thatcher, a former major league baseball pitcher, is looking to open a new training facility at Grand Park in Westfield.
Friday, November 24, 2017
OUT IN THE OPEN- The Hidden Midwestern Paradise
As I was sitting on the front porch of the deer lodge, a plastic to-go cup of Kentucky's finest rust remover clenched in my cold hand, a bald eagle flew over the icy mountain stream that hemmed in the bottom of the ridge. It was that moment when I had to ask myself, "Why haven't you visited here sooner?!?"
Friday, November 24, 2017



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