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home : sports : local sports April 26, 2017 

Thompson and Co. rocks Sheridan
SHERIDAN - Junior outfielder Dory Thompson and her Shamrock teammates smacked the softball all over the park on Monday night as the visiting Westfield team beat Sheridan 12-6.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Extra innings walk-off sinks Millers
The Zionsville Eagles defeated the Noblesville Millers, 8-7, in dramatic fashion on Monday night with a walk-off triple in the bottom of the eighth inning.

The game was the third between these two clubs with Zionsville winning two of the three.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Guerin hangs on for win
The Guerin Catholic softball team hung on for a tight 8-7 win on Monday night at Warren Central.

The Golden Eagles came out hot grabbing a 7-2 lead after two innings. Warren Central made a late charge scoring five runs in the final two innings but came up one run short.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Sports Roundup:
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Sports Roundup
Monday, April 24, 2017
Lady Millers upset Castle
The Noblesville Lady Millers defeated No. 4 Castle 7-3 on Saturday.

With two outs in the first inning Miranda Wagner drove in one run when she doubled giving Castle an early lead.

Noblesville took the lead for good with two runs in the third inning when Grace Smith singled off of Lucia Federico, driving in one run and Abby Brown laid down a sacrifice bunt, scoring one run.

Monday, April 24, 2017
Millers knock off Harrison
Noblesville grabbed an early lead on its way to an 11-6 victory over Lafayette Harrison in baseball action Saturday.

The Millers scored on a single by DJ Owens in the first inning, a single in the first inning, and a single by Owens in the second inning.

Monday, April 24, 2017
Westfield wins NHS invitational
The Westfield golf team finished first in the Bob Spacey Golf Invitational at Fox Prairie Golf Course Saturday.

The Shamrocks finished with 298 points, to edge No. 1 Carmel, 301, Noblesville 306, Zionsville 314 and Hamilton Southeastern 319.

Monday, April 24, 2017
Out In The Open
The big Hoosier outdoor story of the week was the announcement that Indiana's 2016 deer harvest was down four percent from the 2015 total. This information came from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources via the 2016 Indiana White-Tailed Deer Summary that was released April 13.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Homestead edges Noblesville for invitational title
The Noblesville girls track team battled Homestead for first place in the 9-team Noblesville Invitational Wednesday, but the Lady Miller fell three points short.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Local lawmakers honor Westfield football team
STATEHOUSE - State Reps. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) and Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) recently honored the Westfield High School football team with a House resolution congratulating them on their state championship win.

Cook and Schaibley recently visited Westfield High School to honor team members and coaching staff.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Sports Roundup
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Millers on wrong side of walk-off homer
FAIRMOUNT - After clawing its way back into the game with three runs in the top of the seventh inning, the Noblesville girls softball team's hopes were crushed by a Madison-Grant walk-off home run.

The Millers fell to Madison-Grant 8-5 in dramatic fashion on Monday night in Fairmount.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Guerin bats down Blackhawks
The Guerin Catholic baseball team had an excellent night both offensively and defensively on Monday night as it beat Sheridan 10-1.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Sports Roundup
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Westfield wins 3-way
The Westfield Boys Track team competed against Carmel and Noblesville Monday evening, emerging victorious with 68 points to Carmel's 63 and Noblesville's 36.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Tennis Roundup
Top-ranked Cathedral tops Royals

FISHERS - The 18-ranked Hamilton Southeastern tennis team fell to top-ranked Cathedral, 4-1 Saturday.

The one victory for the Royals came from Remi Musselman and Alicia Verde at No. 2 doubles, winning in a 3rd-set tiebreaker.

Monday, April 17, 2017
GIRLS TRACK: HSE girls third in Relays
FISHERS - The Hamilton Southeastern girls track team finished third in the Royal Relays Saturday.
Monday, April 17, 2017
Golf Roundup
Tiger golfs win invite

DANVILLE - The Fishers Boys Varsity Golf team won the Danville Invitational Saturding, besting 17 other squads.

The Tigers scored 321 points, outshooting Lebanon, 336, Zionsville 338 and Mooresville 339.

Monday, April 17, 2017
Baseball Roundup
Fishers wins Mudsock series

FISHERS - The No. 2-ranked Fishers baseball team (10-2/5-1) received the Mudsock Trophy by winning the decisive Game 3 over the No. 3 Hamilton Southeastern Royals.

Monday, April 17, 2017
Olovich inks with Franklin
Matt Olovich, Guerin Catholic High School senior, signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Franklin College next season.
Monday, April 17, 2017
Noblesville Tennis Team in action
Noblesville No. 1 singles player Jayna Armston stretches to return a shot against Zionsville Thursday. The Millers' match results were not available at press time. Noblesville is scheduled to play at Westfield noon Saturday.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Out In The Open
I often laugh at mushroom hunters even though I'm one of them.

The reason for this amusement is pretty simple. Just ask the question, "How can you tell when a mushroom hunter is lying?" The answer: "When his/her lips are moving."

When it comes to telling tall tales, stretching the truth to the point of breaking and simply being unbelievable in every regard, mushroom hunters are head and shoulders in the outdoor crowd, even towering over catfish anglers and deer hunters.

Friday, April 14, 2017
Tigers beat up Huskies
FISHERS - The Fishers softball team beat the Hamilton Heights Huskies soundly 10-0 on Thursday night.

The Tigers won thanks in large part to an excellent pitching performance from sophomore Maria Lorkowski. Lorkowski tossed five shut-out innings only allowing two hits and striking out two.

Friday, April 14, 2017
Sports Roundup
HSE softball team falls to No. 1 New Pal

FISHERS - The Hamilton Southeastern Softball team lost to 3A No. 1 New Palestine 7-2 Thursday.

The offense was led by Bre Zook with 2 hits.

Friday, April 14, 2017
GCHS edges Noblesville
The Noblesville Lady Millers fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 3-2 loss to Greenfield-Central on Thursday.

Greenfield-Central scored on a walk by Makayla Durick in the first inning, and a single by Michala Ballman in the second inning.

Friday, April 14, 2017
Owens shuts out Shamrocks
Tyler Owens pitched a gem on Thursday night.

The junior right hander threw a complete game shutout as the Noblesville Millers defeated the Westfield Shamrocks 6-0.

Owens only allowed five hits and struck out four in seven innings of work.

Friday, April 14, 2017
SOFTBALL: Hamilton heights beat western 5-1
ARCADIA - The Hamilton Heights girls softball team defeated Western 5-1 Wednesday, behind solid defense and timely hitting.

Jessica Kaurich led off the 4th inning with a hit, followed by Shelby Wills, Claire Schildmeier, and Adyson Baber getting on base with singles. Kylie Schakel scored Wills on a single and then Schildmeier scored on a walk by Mickey Stupp.

Thursday, April 13, 2017
VOLLEYBALL: Millers knock off No. 1 Carmel
The Noblesville Boys Volleyball Club posted a four-set victory over top-ranked Carmel at The Mill Tuesday.

Carmel came into the match ranked No. 1 in the state according to the Indiana Boys Volleyball Coaches Association poll. Noblesville was ranked two spots behind as No. 3.

Thursday, April 13, 2017
SOFTBALL: Noblesville Lady Millers fall to Carmel after seventh inning score.
CARMEL - The Noblesville softball team lost the lead late in a 4-3 defeat to Carmel0 Wednesday.

Carmel was down 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning when Ava Walker grounded out, scoring one run.

The Lady Millers lost despite out-hitting Carmel eight to six.

Thursday, April 13, 2017
BOYS TRACK: Noblesville Boys Track outruns Pike
INDIANAPOLIS - The Noblesville boy's track and field team traveled to Pike High School on Wednesday night and picked up a victory.

The Millers defeated the Red Devils 80-52.

A number of Miller athletes were first-place finishers in the dual meet:

Thursday, April 13, 2017
GIRLS TRACK: Zionsville tops Westfield
ZIONSVILLE - Westfield thrower Jada Caldwell finished first in the shot put and second in the discus, and finished as the top point-getter for the Lady Shamrocks' track team in a dual meet at Zionsville.

Zionsville won the meet 77-54.

Thursday, April 13, 2017
SOFTBALL: Rocks continue to slide, lose to Greenfield-Central
WESTFIELD - After winning its first two games, the Westfield softball team has dropped three straight.

On Wednesday night it was a loss at Greenfield-Central 9-3.

Thursday, April 13, 2017
SOFTBALL: Noblesville girls softball team pounds Westfield 10-3
The Noblesville Miller softball team jumped out to an early lead over conference and county foe Westfield and never relinquished it.

The Millers defeated the Shamrocks 10-3 on Tuesday night at Westfield High School.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
BASEBALL: Guerin blanks Bishop Chatard
The Guerin Catholic pitching staff shut the Bishop Chatard bats down on Tuesday night en route to a 4-0 victory.

The Golden Eagles got stellar performances on the mound from junior Drew Fosler and senior J.T. Lazarra. Fosler pitched three innings, only gave up one hit and struck out six.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
SOFTBALL: Guerin dominates Brebeuf
The Guerin softball squad left absolutely no doubt on Tuesday night.

The Golden Eagles crushed the Brebeuf Braves 17-1 in five innings of play at Guerin Catholic High School.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
BOYS GOLF: Kehl ties for medalist honors as Rocks open golf season
CARMEL - Westfield's Josh Kehl tied for medalist honors with Carmel's Kevin Stone, both carding 72, as the Shamrocks opened the 2017 golf season finishing second in a three-way meet at Carmel.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Bennett earns Cato Scholarship
WESTFIELD - Aaron Bennett, Westfield, will be honored next week as one of 13 seniors named recipients of the 2017 C. Eugene Cato Memorial Scholarship Awards.

Bennett has excelled both on and off the field of play.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Gunn named Indiana All-Star
INDIANAPOLIS - Zach Gunn, Hamilton Southeastern senior and Ball State signee, has been named to the 2017 IndyStar Indiana Boys All-Star team, scheduled to resume the annual Indiana-Kentucky series in June.

Gunn, a 6-6, 210 lb. forward, averaged 21.2 points per game for the 21-6 Royals this past season. He averaged 8.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.3 blocks per game.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
WYSI opening day Saturday
WESTFIELD - Westfield Youth Sports Incorporated will celebrate its 6th annual Baseball Opening Day Ceremonies 8:30 a.m. Saturday on Diamond 16 at Grand Park.

The team parade kicks off the event followed by a brief presentation by WYSI board members and the national anthem performed by the Oak Trace Elementary Choir.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Millers knock off Harrison
Noblesville grabbed an early lead on its way to an 11-6 victory over Lafayette Harrison in baseball action Saturday.

The Millers scored on a single by DJ Owens in the first inning, a single in the first inning, and a single by Owens in the second inning.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Fremion tosses no-hitter for Guerin
Grant Fremion tossed six hitless innings to lead the Guerin Catholic baseball team to a 10-0 victory over Indianapolis Scecina Friday.

Fremiou faced 20 batters, struck out 10 and walked 2 without allowing a single hit.

Offensively Owen Hargrave scored three runs for the Golden Eagles, Matt Olovich added two and Luke Godfrey, Trevor George, Kash Hale, Cameron Kirsch, and Fremion all crossed the plate once.

Godfrey, George and Olovich all had two hits. Olovich tripled and George doubled for Guerin.

Monday, April 10, 2017
HSE beats Metamora in Super Prep Series
LOUISVILLE - Hamilton Southeastern and Metamora, Ill., traded the lead back-and-forth on Saturday, but eventually the Royals prevailed 4-2.

The Royals captured the lead in the first inning. Dalton Hutchinson's sacrifice fly scored one run.

Monday, April 10, 2017
Huskies win invitational
SCOTTSBURG - Hamilton Heights allowed only 1 run in two games, enroute to capturing the Scottsburg Invitational Baseball Tournament Saturday.

The Huskies defeated Jennings County 6-0 in the title game, behind the pitching of Sam Fulton and Reese Wills.

Fulton pitched six shut-out innings, giving up 5 hits and striking out 4 in his six innings of work. Wills closed out the game, pitching the seventh inning.

Monday, April 10, 2017
Records fall as Tigers sweep Millers
FISHERS - The second-ranked Fishers Tigers Varsity Baseball team (7-1/3-0) received school record setting performances from Luke Duermit and Craig Yoho on Saturday as the Tigers swept the Noblesville Millers by scores of 2-1 and 13-6.

Duermit set the school record for strikeouts in a game, as he struck out 16 Miller batters in Game 1 on Saturday. Duermit (3-0) allowed 2 hits and 1 unearned run as he faced only 25 batters in his complete game victory.

Monday, April 10, 2017
Huskies go down on final play against Anderson
ANDERSON - A walk-off left the Huskies on the wrong end of a 3-2 defeat to Anderson on Friday.

The game was tied at two with Anderson batting in the bottom of the seventh when Bailey Hunt singled off of Reese Wills, driving in one run.

The pitching was strong on both sides. Anderson pitchers struck out six, while Huskies sat down seven.

Heights captured the lead in the second inning.

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Huskies go down on final play against Anderson
ANDERSON - A walk-off left the Huskies on the wrong end of a 3-2 defeat to Anderson on Friday.

The game was tied at two with Anderson batting in the bottom of the seventh when Bailey Hunt singled off of Reese Wills, driving in one run.

The pitching was strong on both sides. Anderson pitchers struck out six, while Huskies sat down seven.

Heights captured the lead in the second inning.

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Royals fall late to Ballard
LOUISVILLE - Hamilton Southeastern Royals lost the lead late in a 6-4 defeat to Louisville Ballard on Thursday.

The game was tied at four with Ballard batting in the bottom of the fourth when there was an error, scoring one run.

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Horseshoes flying soon in Sheridan
When the weather starts getting a little better, it's a sure sign that the Easter Bunny is hopping down the trail and horseshoes will be flying in Biddle Park!

For the 43rd year, the Sheridan Horseshoe League will soon be starting.

Saturday, April 8, 2017
One (almost) perfect day on the creek
Working as a full-time outdoor writer is a special pleasure and a curse. If you're doing it right, the hours are long, the pay is meager and you actually spend more time talking about the outdoors than actually getting your boots muddy.

Then there are the downsides that I won't mention.

However, before our latest bout of continual rain began, I decided to celebrate the completion of a long-overdue magazine article with a fishing trip.

Friday, April 7, 2017
Lady Royals runners look to defend conference, sectional titles
FISHERS - Hamilton Southeastern girls track and field head coach Julie Alano will be looking to build on her team's 2016 success here in 2017. Last spring the Royals won the Hoosier Crossroads Conference and the sectional title. The team also finished fifth in the state finals - the second best finish in school history.

Fortunately for Alano, she has a stable of experienced athletes returning to the 2017 squad.

Friday, April 7, 2017
Special Olympics planning fundraisers
Have you ever been to the Special Olympics Indiana's State Summer Games?

It's such an incredible experience. For the athletes, it's a time to showcase all their hard work. The competition is fierce and the experience is exhilarating. For the volunteers, it's a time of great inspiration.

Money is never an easy conversation and it's rarely a fun one. Since Special Olympics is a non-profit organization, money is important topic.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Duke teaming up with WYSI, Grand Park on scholarship program
WESTFIELD - Duke Energy is teaming up with Westfield Youth Sports, Inc. and Grand Park on a youth scholarship program.

This new partnership will allow WYSI to expand its existing scholarship program and can include the purchase of sporting equipment, when needed.

Duke Energy has been a sponsor at Grand Park since 2016 and earmarked a portion of their support for a youth scholarship program to serve families in their service area.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Miller, Tigers begin series
Noblesville's Travis Gillian takes a big cut during the Millers' 4-0 victory over Frankfort Tuesday. Gillian had a hit and scored a run in the Millers' victory. Noblesville and Fishers hook up for a three-game series beginning 6 p.m. today at Fishers. The Millers' play host to the Tigers 6 p.m. Friday, and the series concludes at Fishers, noon Saturday.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Millers shut out Frankfort
Noblesville pitcher Harris Camp delivers to the plate during the Millers' 4-0 victory over Frankfort Tuesday. Camp threw seven scoreless innings for Noblesville, and Bryce Masterson collected two hits and drove in a run as

Noblesville's baseball team blanked Frankfort.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Welch, Gunn to play in Classic
INDIANAPOLIS - Brittany Welch, Sheridan, and Zach Gunn, Hamilton Southeastern, will play on their respective South rosters for the 29th annual North/South Indiana All-Star Classic.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Fishers loses two on Saturday
FISHERS - The Fishers softball team had two opportunities to nab a win on Saturday in southern Indiana and failed on both tries.

The Lady Tigers lost at Jeffersonville 5-3 in the early game and then headed north to Borden High School where they lost 3-1 in the second game of their doubleheader.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Royals score early to top Avon
AVON - Hamilton Southeastern Royals grabbed an early lead on its way to a 7-2 victory over Avon on Monday.

The Royals scored on a single by Owen Callaghan, a single by Jacob Daftari, and a home run by Carter Lohman in the first inning.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
University plays series of games in Tennessee
The University baseball team travelled south to central Tennessee last weekend to play in the Vikings Classic baseball tournament hosted by Community High School in Unionville, Tenn. The Trailblazers returned to Indiana after picking up three wins in four games.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Fishers splits weekend games
The #2 Fishers Tigers Varsity Baseball team (4-1/0-0) split their final 2 games on Saturday in Tennessee. The Tigers started the day with a 5-4 come from behind victory over Tennesee AAA #3 Lebanon, Tenn., before dropping their final game on the trip 9-8 to Oakland, Tenn.
Monday, April 3, 2017
HSE takes a pair from Avon
AVON - Hamilton Southeastern took the lead late in the first game of a double header against Avon, Saturday, earning a 3-2 victory.

HSE took an early lead in the second inning on an error that scored two runs.

In the bottom of the third inning, Avon tied things up at two.

Monday, April 3, 2017
Noblesville spilts a pair of games in Tennessee
A pitchers' duel went the way of Munford, Tenn., Saturday, as Panthers edged the Noblesville boys baseball team 3-1.

Both teams were strong on the mound. Mark Goudy started the game for Noblesville Millers Varsity and recorded ten outs.

Noblesville took an early lead in the first inning. Bryce Masterson drove in one when he singled.

Monday, April 3, 2017
Merchent and McNeely at the Masters
Noblesville Clay Merchent won the driving portion of the National Drive, Chip and Putt Finals, Sunday at Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta. Ga., just days before the start of the 2017 Masters.
Monday, April 3, 2017
Millers win first game of doubleheader
EADS, Tenn. - The Noblesville Miller baseball team got a nice bounce-back win on Friday afternoon beating Briarcrest Christian 6-1 in Eads, Tenn.

The game was the first part of a doubleheader for Noblesville on Friday and also the second game of a four-game series in Tennessee this weekend for the Millers.

Saturday, April 1, 2017
Westfield splits twin bill with Eagles
WESTFIELD - The Westfield baseball team struggled in the first game of the doubleheader against Zionsville Friday at Grand Park, falling to the Eagles 10-4.

The Rocks would rebound in the night cap to notch their first win the season 6-5.

Saturday, April 1, 2017
Two locals driving in Grand Prix
WEST LAFAYETTE - Ross Rankine and Hunter Day, both of Noblesville, will be driving for Delta Upsilon Fraternity in kart #23 and Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity in kart #22, in the 60th Anniversary Grand Prix Race, April 22, at Purdue University.
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Westfield shut out in pitchers' duel
PENDLETON - The Westfield Shamrocks found themselves in a pitchers' duel on Wednesday night at Pendleton Heights High School. In the end, the Arabians were able to do just a little bit more at the plate and secured a 2-0 victory over the Rocks.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Carmel loses in the bottom of the seventh
LEBANON - The Carmel softball team lost a heartbreaker 8-7 at defending state champ Leanon High School on Wednesday night.

The game was tied at seven in the bottom of the seventh when Lebanon's Kenzie Jones hit into a fielder's choice, but the game-winning run scored.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
County pair among top 60 senior boys
Max Flinchum of Noblesville, Sterling Brown of Carmel, have been selected to the Hoosier Basketball Magazine's Top 60 senior boys' basketball players for 2016-2017.

The Top 60 were selected from approximately 1,600 senior players statewide.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Local swimmers help Ohio State win the National Collegiate Synchro Championships
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Four local swimmers helped Ohio State capture the 2017 Synchronized Swimming National Collegiate Championships March 23-25.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Carmel defeats HSE
FISHERS - The Carmel boys track and field team defeated Hamilton Southeastern at HSE on Tuesday night 73-56.

The meet featured two of the top track and field teams in the state. Carmel is the defending state champion while HSE placed eighth in the state finals last spring.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Avon shuts out the Royals
FISHERS - After getting off to hot start this season with two road wins, the Hamilton Southeastern softball team (2-1) stumbled against in its home opener.

The Royals were shutout by the Avon Orioles 4-0 in Fishers on Tuesday night.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Lady Royals outrun Carmel
CARMEL - The Hamilton Southeastern Girls' Track team opened the outdoor season with a win at Carmel 78-54 Tuesday.

The Royals swept 3 events, won 2 of the 3 relays, and won 4 other events.

In the 100 meter hurdles Mia Mackenzie was first in 15.28 followed by Tayah Irvin in 15.96 and Meghann Cullen in 16.23.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Rocks open with loss to Greyhounds
CARMEL - The Westfield baseball team opened its season with a tough opponent - the Carmel Greyhounds. The Rocks fell behind early and were unable to recover despite a few late-game runs.

Westfield lost to Carmel 9-3 on Tuesday night at Carmel High School.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Fishers shuts out Lebanon 2-0
LEBANON - The No. 2-ranked Fishers Tigers Varsity Baseball team (1-0/0-0) opened up the 2017 season with a 2-0 victory at Lebanon.

Four Tiger pitchers, Ryan Metz, Luke Duermit, Luke Albright, and Taylor Soper, combined on a 1-hit shutout while striking out 12.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Westfield Girls second at invitational
WESTFIELD - The Westfield Girls' Track Team finished second in its own invitational Tuesday.

Franklin Central won the meet with 126 points. Westfield finished with 92.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Carmel girls in field for HOF Classic
NEW CASTLE - The Carmel Girls' Basketball team will open the 2017 Girls' Raymond James Hall of Fame Classic, against Martinsville.

The Classic, in the New Castle Fieldhouse, is scheduled for Dec. 29.

The Lady Greyhounds and Lady Artesians tip off the annual event at 11 a.m.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Guerin tops HSE in volleyball
FISHERS - Guerin Catholic defeated Hamilton Southeastern 3 games to 1 in a four-set match.

The Golden Eagles opened the match by taking a commanding 21-13 lead, but the Royals quickly climbed back into striking distance forcing the 25-20 victory in set one for Guerin Catholic.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Lady Royals shut out South
FISHERS - The Hamilton Southeastern Girls Lacrosse Team shut out Bloomington South 18-0 Saturday.

Lady Royals were led by Sophomores Rachel Harris (43) and Alyssa Limback (35). Harris led the team with 4 goals while Limback added 3 goals of her own.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Fishers lacrosse splits weekend games
FISHERS - The Fishers boy's lacrosse team split a pair of games over the weekend, beating Libertyville, Ill., 10-7, but falling to Lexington, Ky., Catholic, 17-6.

Against Libertyville Friday, Tigers would score first as senior midfielder Joel Smyth (3 goals, 1 assist) found the back of the net off of an assist from senior attackman Joe O'Connell (4 assists).

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
HSE girls ninth at relays
BLOOMINGTON - The Lady Royals Track Team placed ninth at the Hoosier State Relays Finals at IU.

The team was led by two third place finishes both also breaking indoor school records. The 4 x 200 meter relay team of Olivia Burgess, Mia Mackenzie, Tierra Sydnor, and Camille Christopher ran 1:42.63 almost 2 seconds faster than the previous school record.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
HSE boys fifth at relays
BLOOMINGTON - Gabe Fendal finished first in the 3,200 meters, leading The Hamilton Southeastern Boys Track Team to a fifth finish at the Hoosier State Indoor Relays.

Fendal finished in 9:15.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Noblesville blanks Guerin
Noblesville pitchers Reese Sharp and Tyler Owens combined to throw a no hitter, as the Miller's knocked off Guerin Catholic 4-0 in the season opener for both baseball teams.

Sharp worked five innings and struck out six, and Owens finished the final two frames.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Westfield girls 8th at indoor meet
WESTFIELD - The Westfield High School Girls Track team finished the Indoor Track Season placing 8th in the Large School Category of the Hoosier State Relays Finals.

Five out of six entries earned medals for the Lady Shamrocks.

Monday, March 27, 2017
Rocks third at HSR
WESTFIELD - The Westfield Shamrocks concluded their indoor season with a 3rd place finish at the HSR indoor state championships.

Dainon Wray and Peyton Haack started off the morning for the squad in the 60 meter hurdles.

Monday, March 27, 2017
Chatard's big fourth inning dooms Guerin
Indianapolis Bishop Chatard broke open a close game with Guerin Saturday, scoring five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to knock off the Lady Golden Eagles 8-2.

The Lady Trojans took a 3-0 lead into the fifth, but Guerin trimmed the lead to 3-2 after its half of the inning.

Monday, March 27, 2017
Vanderwielen to receive Media Service Award
INDIANAPOLIS - An accomplished entrepreneur whose vision for media broadcasting, has helped place the IHSAA at the forefront of state high school associations across the country, Rick Vanderwielen will be honored with this year's Distinguished Media Service Award for District 2.

Vanderwielen's contributions to education‐based athletics will be recognized today, at the IHSAA Boys Basketball State Finals. Commissioner Bobby Cox and Sports Information Director Jason Wille will make the presentation.

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Westfield tops Brownsburg in outdoor opener
WESTFIELD - The Westfield boys track team opened its outdoor season Thursday with a 75-57 win over the Brownsburg Bulldogs. Despite resting athletes who qualified for Hoosier State Relay Finals Saturday, the Shamrocks had many young performers step with great performances.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Guerin defeats Heritage Christian again
After losing soundly to Guerin Catholic at home on Thursday night, the Heritage Christian softball team travelled to Noblesville for a rematch with the Golden Eagles 24 hours later. Heritage faired a bit better on the second try, but the Guerin still managed to complete the season sweep with a 17-10 victory on Friday night.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Heights bounces back, gets first win
ARCADIA - After a sluggish performance on Thursday night, the Hamilton Heights softball team bounced back with a solid performance defeating Lapel 8-6 at home on Friday night.

"We were a different team tonight," head coach Landi Lockwood said after the game. "We showed up to play and had a purpose to our game."

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Lady Shamrocks fall to Brownsburg
WESTFIELD - Ashley Senerius, Sarah Hamlet and Cameron Ferreri swept the 800 meters, and Hamlet, Ferreri, Andie Martin and Grace McNeely won the 4 x 800 meter relay, as Westfield opened the outdoor portion of its track season Thursday against Brownsburg.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Remembering the Millers run to semi state in 1997
Today as teams from classes 1A through 4A compete for state championships at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, fans around the state will be reminded that 20 years have passed since the final single-class basketball tournament took place.

For longtime Noblesville Miller boys basketball fans, that year was memorable for additional reasons. That year brings to mind names like Coverdale, Leerkamp, Lawson and Murray. It summons memories of big free throws, pep rallies and a trip to Mackey Arena.

Friday, March 24, 2017
Grinnage named unified track coach
WESTFIELD - Dawn Grinnage has been named Head Unified Track Coach at Westfield High School.

Grinnage began her coaching career while still a student at Purdue University. She started coaching 8th grade girls basketball at my alma mater Benton Central then moved on to West Lafayette.

Friday, March 24, 2017
Westfield names Thomas swim coach
WESTFIELD - Darrick Thomas has been named boys and girls swimming and diving coach at Westfield High School.

As head coach, he will oversee the long-term athletic development for all student athletes.

Thomas comes to Westfield from Carmel Swim Club and Carmel High School, where he served as the head age group coach for the club, and an assistant with the High School.

Friday, March 24, 2017
Out In The Open
According to singer Van Morrison, there is nothing sweeter than tupelo honey. His song, "Tupelo Honey," reached #27 on the U.S. Pop Chart in 1972 and introduced the legendary, almost mystical sweet to a worldwide audience. But what the heck exactly is tupelo honey?
Friday, March 24, 2017
Noblesville wins big in season opener
The Noblesville Miller softball team started its season with an emphatic win on Tuesday night. The Millers beat Western Boone at home by a score of 14-0.

Noblesville was dominant all night on the mound and at the plate.

Friday, March 24, 2017
Guerin dominates Heritage Christian
The Guerin Catholic softball team got its first win of the season on Thursday night beating Heritage Christian 11-1.

Hanna Bills pitched a complete game for the Golden Eagles hurling five innings, striking out four and only giving up two hits. Bills also had a nice night at the plate going 2-for-3 and knocking in two runs.

Friday, March 24, 2017
Height gets off t bad start, loses to Frankton
ARCADIA - The Hamilton Heights softball team put itself into a hole early and was never able to climb out.

The Huskies lost their home opener to Frankton 13-2 on Thursday night at home.

Heights gave up seven runs in the first inning and never recovered.

Friday, March 24, 2017
Ferrer leads Westfield to big win at Taylor
KOKOMO - The Westfield softball team was relentless at the plate on Thursday night as it defeated Taylor 19-6 in Kokomo.

Senior Cassidy Ferrer did it all for the Rocks leading the way from the mound and at the dish.

Friday, March 24, 2017
Girls Track Previews
Westfield head girls track and field coach Josh Miracle will have a number of experienced athletes to turn to in the upcoming 2017 season.

"We are very excited about our upcoming team," Miracle said. "The team is comprised of some familiar veterans who have previous state meet experience."

Miracle noted eight different girls that he expects to have excellent outdoor seasons.

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Heights loses opener to Zionsville
ZIONSVILLE - The Hamilton Heights softball team started its season with a tough matchup on Tuesday night against defending regional champion Zionsville. The Huskies lost to the Eagles 15-5 at Zionsville High School.

Heights kept the game close only trailing 7-5 after four innings, but Zionsville pulled away with a monster eight-run fifth inning.

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Guerin Softball loses season opener
The Guerin Catholic Golden Eagle softball squad started its season off with a 7-2 loss at home to Lawrence Central on Tuesday night.

Guerin stayed close with the Bears for most of the game, but Lawrence Central eventually pulled away scoring four runs in the top of the fifth inning.

Thursday, March 23, 2017
HSE outscores Carmel in season opener
CARMEL - The Hamilton Southeastern and Carmel softball teams got their seasons started with a high-scoring affair on Tuesday night at Carmel. The Royals defeated the Greyhounds 12-9 in the intra-county opening game.

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Fishers wins opener in bottom of the seventh
FISHERS - The Fishers Tigers softball team got its 2017 campaign underway with a dramatic 2-1 victory over nonconference opponent Kokomo at home on Tuesday night.

The key moment came in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Carmel girls track seeks podium finish
CARMEL - The Carmel Girls Track team will be a mix of experienced distance runners and young sprinters.

Coach Aaron McRill said the Lady Greyhounds' distance group tends to be experienced and race ready early, while our sprint squad is a little less experienced and needs to get a few competitions under their belt.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Six RBI Day for Powers Leads Westfield
WESTFIELD - The Westfield Rocks Softball Team defeated Monrovia 11-5 Monday, thanks in part to Kelsey Powers, who drove in six runners on three home runs.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Fishers lacrosse edges Ohio squad
FISHERS - The Fishers' lacrosse team edged a visiting squad from Hilliard, Ohio, 8-7 Saturday.

Overcast and cold were the weather conditions for the Tigers fourth game of the 2017 season at Reynolds Tiger Stadium. The Tigers played host to Hilliard Davidson, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio.

Monday, March 20, 2017
Westfield freshman third at HSR
GREENCASTLE - Westfield freshman Ava Henson finished third in the 60 meter hurdles and two relay teams also finished second at the Hoosier State Relays Qualifier this past weekend at DePauw University.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Golf teams look to build on success
Noblesville Boys Golf Season Preview:

Noblesville's head golf coach Gary Deakyne is excited about his team's prospects for the upcoming season. The Millers return four varsity golfers from the 2016 sectional champion team.

Monday, March 20, 2017
Out In The Open
I'm paid to be an outdoor communication, somebody who is supposed to understand the who, what, when, where and why of all things outdoors. That's why I was pretty surprised when I first heard the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP). Later, I didn't feel too bad because I discovered it might just be the biggest, best and most unknown outdoor program for kids you've never heard about.
Friday, March 17, 2017
2017 High School Baseball previews
Guerin Catholic Baseball Preview:

The Guerin Catholic baseball team returns 11 seniors and eight starters from last year's team that finished 19-10.

Head coach Brad Lantz pointed out a number of players to watch this season including: Matt Olovich, Grant Fremion, Kyle Hennie, Kash Hale, Cam Kirsch, Trevor George, Jared Cowan and Luke Keller. Out of this group, outfielder Fremion led the way last season with a .383 batting average.

Friday, March 17, 2017
2017 High School Softball Previews
2017 Noblesville Softball Preview:

Noblesville softball head coach Deke Bullard is excited about his team's prospects for the coming season. Bullard said he should have at least six starts returning from a team that went 14-7 last season and advanced to the championship of the Carmel sectional.

Bullard pointed to a trio of players poised to have big seasons.

Friday, March 17, 2017
Fishers Lacrosse tops Center Grove
FISHERS - The Fishers High School Boys Varsity Lacrosse beat Center Grove High School 13-1.

Center Grove played a zone defense throughout the game marking the first time the Tigers had seen a zone defense in 2017. The Tigers handled the zone well by scoring 3 unanswered goals in the first quarter

Friday, March 17, 2017
Guerin falls to Carmel
The Guerin Boys Volleyball fell to Carmel 3-0 Wednesday.

The Golden Eagles came out of the game fired up and determined to make some noise against one of the top programs in the state. With an early deficit of 3-10, the Golden Eagles continued to rally making that seven point difference in the early parts of the match the only score difference at the end of the set. However, a much more focused Greyhound roster came out on the court.

Friday, March 17, 2017
Strong showing by Noblesville indoor meet
Noblesville Miller relay runners ran well on Wednesday night at the University of Indianapolis indoor meet.

The track team's 4x200 meter relay squad of James Hardin, Bryce Gatewood, Trent Reeves and Josh Garcia placed first overall at the meet with a time of one minute and 34 seconds.

Friday, March 17, 2017
Author to sign book Saturday
Noblesville High School graduate, and Atlanta resident Dr. Jim Dashiell, M.D., will be signing copies of his book "One Trail, Many Paths" at the Wild, 884 Logan St., Noblesville, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Shamrock Run Friday
The Shamrock 5K run is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at Deer Creek Brewery, 17661 Cumberland Road, Noblesville.

Post-event award will be handed out at the at the brewery, and all runners receive their first pint free.

The run is on a measured course, and will be chip timed, with results posted "live."

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Brown signs with Marian University
ARCADIA - Jesse Brown, Hamilton Heights' senior, has signed a letter of intent to play football for the Marian University Knights in Indianapolis, Indiana this fall. He is the son of Jeff and Angie Brown.

Marian University is a member of the Crossroads League and Mid-States Football Association (MSFA).

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Franklin Central joining HCC
The high schools of Avon, Brownsburg, Fishers, Hamilton SE, Noblesville, Westfield and Zionsville have agreed to add Franklin Central High School to the prestigious Hoosier Crossroads Conference.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Noblesville pair top All-HCC team
Noblesville's Brooke Herron, a senior, and Emily Kiser, a junior, have been named to the Hoosier Crossroads Conference All-Conference Girls' Basketball Team.

They are joined by Westfield junior Sophia Kreag, and senior Morgan Clary on the first team.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Millers sixth at HCC indoor
Noblesville Boys Track & Field placed sixth out of seven teams at the Hoosier Crossroads Conference Indoor track meet at Wabash College.

The Millers were led by Drew Hartmann's second place finish in the shot put with a throw of 52 feet 1 inch, and the Distance Medley Relay team of Levi Neuzerling, Bryce Gatewood, Zach Freeman, and Eric Hoffman, who finished fourth in 10:48.07.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Westfield girls 7th at meet
WESTFIELD - The Westfield Girls Track and Field Team finished fifth out of seven squads in this year's annual Oriole Invite HCC Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Standout performers included Jada Caldwell in the shot put, throwing for an indoor personal best of 39 feet 9 inches and winning the conference title.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Top conference sports
Noblesville High School won the Hoosier Crossroads Conference Winter Sportsmanship Award for 2017. Accepting the award are (front row, left to right) Jeff Bryant, principal, Donna Buckley, girls' basketball coach, and Rich Wolfred, swimming coach. (Back row, left to right) Brian McCauley, boys' basketball coach, and Tony Oilar, athletic director.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Lilly scholars to assist at meet
CARMEL - As part of the Lilly Scholars Network Give Back INitiative, local Lilly Endowment Community Scholars will be helping with various aspects of the Unified Track and Field meet at Carmel High School.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Lady Royals set indoor records at HCC
CRAWFORDSVILLE - Hamilton Southeastern's Jessica Bray set an indoor record, clearing 10 feet 6 inches, in winning the pole vault, at the Hoosier Crossroads Conference Indoor Girls Track and Field Invitational Saturday.

The Lady Royals scored 97 points to finished third behind Fishers, 113 points, and Noblesville, 112 points.

Other HSE standouts included Natalie McDaniel, third in the pole vault at 9 feet 6 inches, and Sydney Sloan, fourth, clearing 9 feet.

Monday, March 13, 2017
Guerin boys volleyball team falls to Cathedral
The Guerin Catholic Boys Volleyball team dropped all three games to Cathedral, the defending state champion.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Royals open Lacross season with blowout
FISHERS - The Hamilton Southeastern Boys Lacrosse team opened its season with a blowout 16-4 win over Henry Clay.

The Royals opened the season strong despite being down a few players due to injury.

Monday, March 13, 2017
Tigers knock off Penn in Lacrosse opener
FISHERS - The Fishers Boys Lacrosse team knocked off Penn 14-6 Saturday.

Senior attackman Joe O'Connell would score early and often against the Kingsmen scoring 2 unassisted goals to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead.

Monday, March 13, 2017
Carmel girls excel at indoor state qualifier
Carmel's Christina Geisler won the 3,200 meter run at the Hoosier State Relays Indoor Qualifier meet Saturday at Indiana Weslyan University. No team scores were kept.

Geisler, a senior, ran an 11:08.39.

Monday, March 13, 2017
Millers sixth at HCC indoor
Noblesville Boys Track & Field placed sixth out of seven teams at the Hoosier Crossroads Conference Indoor track meet at Wabash College.

The Millers were led by Drew Hartmann's second place finish in the shot put with a throw of 52 feet 1 inch, and the Distance Medley Relay team of Levi Neuzerling, Bryce Gatewood, Zach Freeman, and Eric Hoffman, who finished fourth in 10:48.07.

Monday, March 13, 2017
Noblesville West has two champs
Noblesville West Middle School had two first place champions Saturday, at the 2017 Hamilton County Wrestling Championships.

Seventh grader Cesar Sierra, 23-2 on the season, won the 110 pound weight class, and eighth grader Joey Kitko, 23-2 and three time county champ) finished first at 100 pounds.

Monday, March 13, 2017
2017 Noblesville Boys Track and Field Season Preview
Head boys track and field coach Kent Graham is excited by what he's seen in the run-up to this spring's outdoor season.

"The boys track and field season is off to a rousing start," Graham said. "The team has competed in seven indoor meets on several college campuses including: Wabash, DePauw, IPFW, Trine and Indiana Wesleyan."

Saturday, March 11, 2017
2017 Noblesville Girls Track and Field Preview
As the 2017 season approaches, girls track and field head coach Dennis Scheele pointed to a number of returning 2016 state finalists.

Sophomore Shelby Tyler placed seventh in the high jump with a jump of 5 feet, 5 inches. Junior Abi Little medaled with an eighth-place finish in the 1600-meter dash. Sophomore Maria Anderson finished seventh in the 400 meters. Senior Susanna Sharples-Gordon placed 13th in the 800-meter dash.

Saturday, March 11, 2017
2017 Westfield Boys Track and Field Preview
This season Westfield will field its largest track and field team ever with over 100 athletes. The team will also be an experienced one.

"We have 22 seniors, so we have a lot of leadership and experience," head coach Roger Wachtel said. "We have several returning regional and state meet qualifiers, so we look to have a strong season."

Saturday, March 11, 2017
2017 Hamilton Heights Boys Track and Field Preview
Heights head boys track and field coach Mike Hippensteel has his sights set on a top-four finish in the Hoosier Conference this spring.

"We lost a lot in the sprints, throws and hurdles from last year," Hippensteel said as the 2017 season approaches.

Saturday, March 11, 2017
2017 Hamilton Heights Girls Track and Field Preview
Hamilton Heights girls track and field head coach Todd Jones will be counting on three returning regional qualifiers from last year as this season approaches.

The Huskies had two relay teams qualify for regionals last spring: the 4x100-meter relay team and the 4x400 team. The 4x100 team set a school record.

Saturday, March 11, 2017
Whence the Wild Weather
What is one of the fastest ways for an outdoor column to get ensnared in political debate? The answer is: whenever you talk about the weather, more specifically climate change. In fact I've found this to be even more controversial than discussing cats.

I wanted to make that point out of the gate because in this day and age, people across the political spectrum get their panties in a major wad over something that just a few years ago was primarily a matter of scientific measurement and computer modeling, liberally seasoned with arcane folk predictions.

Friday, March 10, 2017
Indiana Fire Juniors Turf Classic Tournament set for Grand Park
WESTFIELD - More than 200 teams are expected to participate in the Turf Classic Soccer Tournament events taking place, Friday through Sunday, and March 17-19 At Grand Park.

This is the event's second year at Grand Park.

"This event is one of the first of the spring sports season," said Westfield Mayor Andy Cook. "It's a great kickoff to what will be another action-packed high season at Grand Park."

Friday, March 10, 2017
Four county players named Academic All-State
INDIANAPOLIS - Four basketball players from Hamilton County schools earned Academic All-State honors from the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.

Max Flinchum, Noblesville, Aaron Bennett, Westfield, Sterling Weatherford, Hamilton Heights, and Matthew Godfrey, Guerin Catholic, all made first-team.

Friday, March 10, 2017
Weatherford signs with Miami of Ohio
ARCADIA - Sterling Weatherford, Hamilton Heights' senior, has signed a letter of intent to play football at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio this fall. Weatherford is among the 20 athletes from around the country to comprise the Redhawks 2017 Recruiting Class. Miami of Ohio is a Division 1 Institution and a member of the Mid-America Conference. He is the son of Tim and Cindie Weatherford.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Millers compete at IWU
INDIANAPOLIS - The Noblesville High School Boys Track and Field team opened indoor competition with a pair of second place finishes Saturday at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Junior James Hardin finished second in the 60 meters in a time of :7.24, and the 4x800 meter relay team of Will Anderson, Levi Neuzerling, Zach Freeman, and Eric Hoffman finished second in 8:10.78.

Sunday, March 5, 2017
Burman signs with Indiana University Southeast
ARCADIA - Kenna Burman, Hamilton Heights' senior, has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for the Indiana University Southeast Grenadiers in New Albany this fall. She is the daughter of Rob and Holly Burman.

IUS is a member of the River States Conference.

Sunday, March 5, 2017
Five local women selected as festival princesses
INDIANAPOLIS - The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announce the five college-aged women from Hamilton County were chosen as the 2017 500 Festival Princesses.
Sunday, March 5, 2017
CARMEL - a huge, 33-point fourth quarter, could not lift Hamilton Southeastern past defending IHSAA Boys Basketball Class 4A Sectional champ Carmel Saturday night.

The Greyhounds knocked off the Royals 69-57, to win their third-straight sectional title.

Jack Davidson scored 21 points to lead the Royals. PJ Barron led Carmel with 17.

Sunday, March 5, 2017
IHSAA BOYS BASKETBALL CLASS 3A SECTIONAL: Huskies fall to Tipton in Overtime
MARION - Hamilton Heights roll through the Indiana High School Athletic Association Class 3A Sectional at Marion came to end Saturday night. Tipton knocked off the Huskies 46-37 in overtime.

Heights opened the tournament with back-to-back double digit wins over Anderson and Delta, and had won five straight games.

Sunday, March 5, 2017
IHSAA BOYS BASKETBALL CLASS 4A SECTIONAL: Westfield struggles on offense, falls to Carmel
CARMEL - Facing the No. 5 team in the state, the Westfield Shamrocks just couldn't keep pace offensively.

Westfield (6-17) fell to Carmel (20-4) 53-36 in the opening round of the Carmel sectional at the Erick Clark Activity Center on Wednesday night.

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Duncan hits buzzer-beater to advance past Guerin
CARMEL - Rico Duncan practiced this shot thousands of times. Head coach Brian McCauley had his team practice this particular play at every practice - 77 of them to be exact. But it all came down to this one time.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
IHSAA BOYS BASKETBALL CLASS A SECTIONAL: University falls to Tindley in first round
University (13-12) lost to Tindley (17-6) 52-33 in the opening round of the Indiana High School Athletic Association Class 1A sectional on its home court Tuesday night.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
IHSAA BOYS BASKETBALL CLASS 3A SECTIONAL: Heights destroys Blackford in round one
MARION - The Hamilton Heights boys basketball team got off to a strong start in this year's state tournament.

The Huskies (10-12) cruised past Blackford (1-21) 83-34 in the opening round of the Indiana High School Athletic Association Class 3A Marion sectional.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Former Brooklyn Dodger legend speaks at HHPS in honor of Black History Month
ARCADIA - Carl Erskine, former Brooklyn Dodger baseball legend, author, and advocate for individuals with special needs, shared an inspirational message about doing the right thing and lessons he learned through his friendship with baseball great Jackie Robinson with second grade students at Hamilton Heights Primary School last week.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Hoosier Hysteria starts Tuesday
The regular season is over and all of Hamilton County's boys basketball teams are now preparing for the the Indiana High School Athletic Association Sectional tournaments, scheduled to get under way Tuesday.

Local schools will be playing in all four classes at four different sectional sites. Noblesville, Westfield and Guerin Catholic will all play in the 4A tournament at Carmel.

Hamilton Heights will play in the Class 3A tournament in Marion, Sheridan is at the 2A sectional at Lapel, and University plays host to a Class A sectional.

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Injury hurts Millers' sectional chances
It was a difficult 24 hours for the Noblesville Lady Miller Gymnastics Team.

While preparing for sectionals at the last practice prior to the competition, Senior and team anchor, Esma Taylor injured her hand, taking her out of competition.

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Millers get needed win on Senior Night
Staring at the possibility of losing a fourth straight game heading into sectionals, the Noblesville Millers needed a win badly.

On Friday on Senior Night at The Mill, Noblesville (11-12) got that needed win beating the Lebanon Tigers (12-12) soundly, 57-46.

Saturday, February 25, 2017
BOYS BASKETBALL: Sheridan falls to Frankton
SHERIDAN - The Sheridan Boys Basketball team couldn't overcome a slow start and fell to Frankton 73-40 Friday night.

The loss dropped the Blackhawks to 9-14 on the season.

Frankton jumped out to a 15-4 first quarter lead, and pounced for 24 second quarter points to take a 39-19 halftime lead.

Saturday, February 25, 2017
BOYS STATE SWIMMING: Swimmers set for state finals after strong Friday
INDIANAPOLIS - Hamilton County swimmers hit the pool at IUPUI Friday night for the state preliminary heats. Noblesville had a pair of relay teams at the event, but couldn't find a spot in today's finals. The 400 free relay team of Isaac Johnston, Cameron Kramer, Jakob Janson and Jack Wolfred finished 18th with a time of 3:14.41. The Miller team of Wolfred, Evan Diamente, Janson and Johnston took 12th in the 200 free relay in 1:27.66. They'll swim in today's consolation heat.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Heidelberg honors Miller with scholar-athlete award
TIFFIN, Ohio - A total of 160 Heidelberg University student-athletes were honored earlier this month not for their play on the field but for their achievements in the classroom. Julia Miller of Noblesville, has received the Landess Scholar-Athlete Award for the fall semester.
Friday, February 24, 2017
County pair named Top 60
INDIANAPOLIS - Sheridan Senior Brittany Welch has been selected to Hoosier Basketball Magazine's Top 60.

Statistical evaluation, game observation and statewide research were conducted all season and throughout the state tournament to determine Hoosier Basketball Magazine's Top 60.

Friday, February 24, 2017
School enrollments announced
The enrollment totals of IHSAA member schools which will be used in the reclassification and realignment process this spring have been announced.

Classifications will be set and published within the next two weeks

Friday, February 24, 2017
GIRLS TRACK: Lady Miller's set records at invite
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Noblesville Girls Track team, set several state-best records during an invitational over the weekend at the University of Kentucky.

Millers captured 2nd and 3rd place in the distance medley relay.

Monday, February 20, 2017
BOYS SWIMMING: University 10th at swimming sectional
INDIANAPOLIS - Over a two day sectional meet, the University High School TrailBlazers set many records, both personal and team to ultimately come in 10th place at Lawrence North.

On Thursday, the team of Charles Earle, Cole Reinholt, Brody Davison, and Cordell Wilson broke the school record in the 200 Medley Relay to snatch a spot in the A Final on Saturday. When they reunited on Saturday, they dropped the record down to 1:52.94 for a 7th place finish.

Monday, February 20, 2017
BOYS BASKETBALL: Sectional draw announced
Westfield, 6-13 on the season, will kick off Indiana High Athletic Association Boys Basketball Class 4A Sectional action, in the second game March 1, against host, and defending sectional champion Carmel.

Noblesville, 10-12, plays Guerin Catholic, 13-9, in the first game 7:30 p.m. March 2.

The IHSAA drew the tournament Sunday.

Sunday, February 19, 2017
BOYS BASKETBALL: Hamilton Heights stuns Millers with buzzer beater
Hamilton Heights trailed host Noblesville 38-30 heading into the fourth quarter Saturday night at The Mill.

The pressure, you would think, would be on the Huskies. That was not the case, however, as Hamilton Heights enforced its full-court press, chipping at the lead the entire quarter, and it culminating with Caymn Lutz's 8-foot runner at the buzzer to shock Noblesville 47-45.

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Westfield 2nd, Noblesville 3rd in swim sectional
Westfield finished second - behind perennial powerhouse Carmel - and Noblesville finished third at the Indiana High School Athletic Association Boys Swimming Sectional Saturday.

Noblesville's 200 free relay team of Jack Wolfred, Evan Diamente, Jakob Janson, and Isaac Johnston, finished third in 1:28.03.

Sunday, February 19, 2017
BOYS BASKETBALL: Free throws lead Orioles to victory over Millers
AVON - It looked like the Noblesville Millers were a shoo-in for a victory after a dominant first period, but by the end of the third, the Orioles made a comeback to win 53-46.

The first period was disappointing for the Orioles as they failed to connect on several shots resulting in a 14-point lead, in favor of Noblesville.

Saturday, February 18, 2017
WRESTLING STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: Jagow advances at wrestling state
INDIANAPOLIS - Westfield's Liam Jagow won his opening round match at the 79th Indiana High School Athletic Association State Wrestling Championship Friday night.

Jagow, a senior, defeated Jack Michel, of Southridge, by major decision 9-1.

Saturday, February 18, 2017
BOYS BASKETBALL: Guerin falls to Pendleton Heights
Jack Hansen's 25 points was not enough to guide Guerin Catholic past Pendleton Heights Friday. The Arabians knocked off the Golden Eagles 59-55.

Zach Munson tossed in 10 points and grabbed a team-leading 15 rebounds. Hansen pulled down 13 boards.

Luke Godfrey scored 8 points and Matthew Godfrey added seven points and 6 assists.

Saturday, February 18, 2017
BOYS BASKETBALL: Heights destroys West Lafayette
ARCADIA - Sterling Weatherford scored 22 points and Caymn Lutz added 19 as the Hamilton Heights Boys Basketball team destroyed West Lafayette 72-48 Friday night.

Weatherford hit 8 of 18 field goals, included 2 of 3 three-pointers. Lutz was 7 of 13 from the field on the night. He also had five steals and three rebounds.

Saturday, February 18, 2017
BOYS BASKETBALL: University clamps down on Tigers
The University Boys Basketball Team limited Lebanon to just 3 third quarter points, to score a Senior Night victory, 59-40

Ethan Sickels scored 12 points to lead all scorers, and Zach Hodgin added 10 for the Trailblazers.

Saturday, February 18, 2017
BOYS BASKETBALL: New Castle outlasts Westfield in OT
WESTFIELD - The Westfield boys basketball team lost a close one in overtime to New Castle 85-77.

The Rocks were unable to hang on to the lead while New Castle caught fire in the fourth quarter.

Saturday, February 18, 2017
GYMNASTICS: Noblesville gymnasts second
The Noblesville Girls' Gymnastics Team inched closer to a .500 record with a 96.05-83.625 victory over Scecina Thursday.

The Lady Millers fell to Franklin Central 101.8-96.05.

On Vault leading the way for the Lady Miller's was Senior Esma Taylor with a score of 8.625 placing third for the team. Senior Maddie VanBuskirk places seventh with 8.35 and freshman Olivia Mangin eighth with 8.325.

Friday, February 17, 2017
GYMNASTICS: Noblesville gymnasts second
The Noblesville Girls' Gymnastics Team inched closer to a .500 record with a 96.05-83.625 victory over Scecina Thursday.

The Lady Millers fell to Franklin Central 101.8-96.05.

On Vault leading the way for the Lady Miller's was Senior Esma Taylor with a score of 8.625 placing third for the team. Senior Maddie VanBuskirk places seventh with 8.35 and freshman Olivia Mangin eighth with 8.325.

Friday, February 17, 2017
BOYS SWIMMING SECTIONAL: Westfield biggest challenger to Carmel
The Westfield Boy's Swimming Team presented the biggest challenge to Carmel, during the preliminaries of the Indiana High School Athletic Association Sectional Thursday night.

Westfield senior Nicholas Brauer took the top seed in the 200 yard individual medley, heading into Saturday's finals, and senior Matt Carr took the top seed in the 100 yard butterfly.

Friday, February 17, 2017
Doug Mark and Michael Young definitely blur the lines
We're talking about the lines that exist between hobby and business, employment and passion or perhaps maybe even insanity and enterprise. They also make some darn fine maple syrup.

Right now is prime time in the short window for Indiana maple syrup producers to manufacture that most sublime forest treat. From the waning days of January through February and sometimes lingering into the first days of March, Hoosier syrup producers have only a few weeks to gather, boil and package their distinct liquid gold.

Friday, February 17, 2017
Kincaid to tend goal at Dayton
DAYTON, Ohio - Mackenzie Kincaid, a current senior at Noblesville High School, signed her National Letter of Intent to further her soccer career as a Flyer at the University of Dayton.

The goalkeeper was a First Team all-state selection in 2016, captaining Noblesville to a sectional and regional championship.

Friday, February 17, 2017
WildIndiana going live from at travel show
INDIANAPOLIS - Starting Friday, with the opening of the 63rd Annual Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show, WildIndiana.com will be broadcasting video segments live from the show floor.

From its booth studio in Tackletown in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion, WildIndiana will be airing live segments several times daily with guests ranging from seminar speakers, outdoor personalities, show exhibitors, DNR experts to even folks from the crowd.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Fox Prairie Golf Course to open season early on Friday
Noblesville Parks and Recreation will open Fox Prairie Golf Course, 8465 E. 196th Street, on Friday, February 17.

"With the beautiful, warm weather forecasted to come, we are excited to open Fox Prairie on Friday," said Gary Deakyne, director of golf.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
University falls to Heritage Christian
The University boys basketball team had two attempts to tie or win its Tuesday night game at Heritage Christian, but fell short, 45-43.

University fell behind by 6 points with 50 seconds left but two big 3-pointers by Ethan Sickels tied the game.

University had the ball down 2 on the last possession. Sickles' 3-point shot missed the mark, and Zach Hodgin grabbed the offensive rebound, but couldn't score as time expired.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Indy Eleven takes the indoor fields at Grand Park for preseason training
WESTFIELD - Indy Eleven professional soccer team is taking to the indoor fields at the Grand Park Events Center this week to begin its 2017 preseason training.

The team will take advantage of the full scope of Grand Park sports campus, alternating practices between the indoor facility, which opened last summer, and the wide expanse of outdoor fields available across preseason.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Work begins on Riparian Corridor in Grand Junction
Westfield - Work will begin tomorrow on the early stages of Riparian Corridor construction in Westfield's Grand Junction Park and Plaza project.

The first phase of the work will include removing trees along the Grassy Branch Creek. This anticipates forthcoming work which will allow the banks of the creek to return to a natural state for improved water flow.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Westfield names new coaches
WESTFIELD - Kevin Scanlon, a former soccer coach at Westfield High School, will return to that role next season.

Scanlon has worked at Westfield High School for the last 20 years. He is currently an Assistant Principal at Westfield High School.

Prior to that, he was a Dean of Students, Health/Physical Education Teacher as well as being the varsity soccer coach for 11 years. He currently has a USSF National 'C' License coaching at Indiana Fire Juniors Soccer Club.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
BOYS BASKETBALL: Bears claw victory over Millers
INDIANAPOLIS - The Noblesville boys basketball team three-game win streak was cut short but a close Lawrence Central win Tuesday. The Bears rallied from a 40-31 deficit after the third-quarter to a 56-52 score at the buzzer.

The Millers held the lead for most of the second and third quarters. The Bears collected themselves for a six-point streak with five minutes left. They followed this with a five-point streak after two Noblesville free throws.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
BOYS BASKETBALL: Rocks crush Stars after big second quarter
WESTFIELD - Westfield's opponent Tuesday simply couldn't wake up their offense against the Rocks' defense. Westfield held the Stars to just six points in the first half on their way to a 56-34 victory.

A flame was lit under the Rocks in the second eight minutes.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
BOYS BASKETBALL: Royals stay on roll
FISHERS - This is No. 10-state ranked Hamilton Southeastern's fourth win in a row. And they look to continue this streak headed into the two final games against Brownsburg and Lawrence North.

Who is leading the streak? Zach Gunn.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
BOYS BASKETBALL: Eagles douse Trailblazers in two-point victory
INDIANAPOLIS - The University boys basketball team came off a tough Pioneer loss Saturday straight to another hard loss, 43-45, to Heritage Christian Tuesday.

The Trailblazers singed a Heritage Christian six-point lead in the final two minutes of the game. It was tied up and the Eagles had possession.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Hamilton Heights senior headed to Taylor
Ashley Roberts has signed a letter of intent to play softball at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana this fall. She is the daughter of Ed and Teresa Roberts.

"I always knew I wanted to go to a small Christian college," Ashley Roberts said when she began thinking about her post-secondary goals. "When I first visited the Taylor University campus I loved it, but it wasn't until my overnight stay that I knew I wanted to call Taylor home for the next four years. Roberts plans to study exercise science at Taylor University, which is ranked No. 1 as the Best Regional College-Midwest by the US News & World Report.

Roberts has been playing softball since she was five. She said there wasn't a time where she and her dad weren't out in the yard throwing or hitting the ball.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Novak signs with Augustana
Former Noblesville resident, Dominic Novak, signed with Augustana University to play football. The senior running back will head to Sioux Falls, South Dakota this fall after graduating from Boerne High School in Boerne, Texas.

Novak's grandparents still reside in Noblesville, Henry and Arla Anderson.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
INDIANAPOLIS - The race was on.

Ivy Houser and 2016 state champion Jackie Brenn launched off the board for 11 dives in a neck-and-neck battle during Saturday's IHSAA Girls Swimming & Diving State Tournament. The race came down to an eight-point differential in the final three dives.

Hamilton Heights diving coach Steve Hoeferle calls Houser's last three dives her "money dives." The list includes a Forward ½ Somersault 1 Twist Free, Forward 2.5 Somersault Tuck and Inward 1.5 Somersault Pike.

Sunday, February 12, 2017
SWIM: Carmel swim wins 31 in a row
INDIANAPOLIS - Not only is it a state record, it's a national record - and Carmel doesn't look like they're stopping anytime soon.

The Carmel girls swim team won their 31st straight state championship Saturday at the IHSAA Girls Swimming & Diving State Finals.

Sunday, February 12, 2017
WRESTLE: 7 county wrestlers headed to state
NEW CASTLE - New Castle Fieldhouse, the largest high school gym in the country with a seating capacity of 9,325, was buzzing with spectators from 9 a.m. until nearly 7 p.m. on Saturday as 224 wrestlers competed in the IHSAA Semi-State Wrestling Tournament. Out of this group, 37 Hamilton County wrestlers entered the historic gym with hopes of advancing to the state finals. In the end, seven county wrestlers punched their tickets to the finals by winning at least their first two matches of the day.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Hamilton County Roundup (Feb. 11)
Millers pull out yet another 2-point win

The Noblesville boys basketball team likes to make it close. Their past three games have been two-point victories.

Sunday, February 12, 2017
Senior guard leads Westfield to win, in his first start
ARCADIA - Westfield head coach Shane Sumpter made a change to his starting lineup on Friday night. Based on the results of the game, the change is likely to become a permanent one.

In his first start of the season, Westfield guard Aaron Bennett tallied a double-double finishing with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Bennett helped lead the Shamrocks to an exciting 66-61 victory at Hamilton Heights High School, spoiling the Huskies senior night in the process.

Saturday, February 11, 2017
BOYS BASKETBALL: Guerin drives past Franklin Central
Guerin Catholic's leading scorer Jack Hansen returned in style Friday.

Hansen had suffered a knee injury earlier in the week but after treatment and an all-clear to play, Hansen dropped in 31 points and brought down nine rebounds to lead Guerin past class 4A Franklin Central, 71-65.

Saturday, February 11, 2017
SWIM: Verbrugge advances to finals
INDIANAPOLIS - Westfield sophomore Erin Verbrugge is headed to the Saturday swim finals for the second year in a row. Verbrugge qualified for the IHSAA State Girls Swim Finals in the 100 backstroke. The top 16 places advance from the Friday preliminaries to the Saturday Finals.

Verbrugge just made the cut with a 16th place in the 100 back. She glided through the IU Natatorium pool in 57.69 seconds just a second slower than her seed time.

Saturday, February 11, 2017
State Boys Basketball Scores (Feb. 10)
Saturday, February 11, 2017
BOYS BASKETBALL: Blackhawks rally to victory
FLORA - The Sheridan Blackhawks (9-11) defeated Carroll high school in a non-conference game on Friday night. The Blackhawks trailed after three quarters, but made a run in the fourth to get the 40-37 victory.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
BOYS BASKETBALL: Royals upset Greyhounds
CARMEL - The Hamilton Southeastern Royals (17-4) soared past Carmel (14-4) Friday night, taking home an impressive 21-point victory over the Greyhounds for their third straight win.

The Royals, ranked No. 12 in Indiana, were led by senior Zach Gunn's 27 points, with fellow senior Conner Rotterham joining him as HSE's only other double figure scorer with 12.

Saturday, February 11, 2017
BOYS BASKETBALL: Warriors overcome Trailblazers
INDIANAPOLIS - The University Trailblazers (11-5) fell to Indianapolis Covenant Christian (8-10) 49-55 Friday night.

The Trailblazers were outscored every quarter except the third, where they managed a one-point advantage over Covenant Christian.

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Conference Update
The Noblesville, Avon, Brownsburg, and Fishers boys basketball teams are in a race to see who can finish third in the Hoosier Crossroads Conference. Zionsville has claimed the championship. There is a possibility of Hamilton Southeastern finishing tied for second with Brownsburg if the Bulldogs come through with a big upset against the No. 14-state ranked Royals next Friday.
Friday, February 10, 2017
GYMNASTICS: Millers flip over senior night foes
The Noblesville gymnastics team celebrated their seniors Wednesday with a win over Lafayette Jefferson and Harrison.

The Millers combined for a 95.05, just ahead of Lafayette Jeff's 89.65. Harrison posted only individuals scores at 63.05.

Senior Esma Taylor finished the night with a first place and a season-high score of 8.725 on the beam, helping her to a second place in all-around with a 32.775. Seniors Ronnie and Ellie VanBuskirk also completed all-around with Ronnie placing fourth and Ellie, seventh. Freshman Olivia Mangin rounded out the scores with a sixth.

Friday, February 10, 2017
Pro Wrestling comes to Freedom Church
Seven professional wrestling matches will be held at Freedom Church this Saturday starting at 6 p.m. Ringside seats, which include the first three rows, are $20 while general admission is $15.

The event is put on by Destiny's Keys International in association with PWR & New Wrestling Promotions.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

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