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home : sports : local sports December 17, 2014 

Unbeaten Royals shutout Millers
Hamilton Southeastern's Corbin Gregg looks for back points against Noblesville's Derek Noon. Gregg upset the formerly undefeated Noon with a pin at 152 pounds on Tuesday night. Photo by Ron Wise
Hamilton Southeastern's Corbin Gregg looks for back points against Noblesville's Derek Noon. Gregg upset the formerly undefeated Noon with a pin at 152 pounds on Tuesday night. Photo by Ron Wise
Kyle Poyer didn't know what to expect from his wrestling team on Tuesday night. Facing Hoosier Crossroads Conference foe Noblesville the evening before semester finals, the Hamilton Southeastern head coach was admittedly anxious.

"Honestly, I was a little nervous about tonight," Poyer explained. "Our kids are really academically focused, so I was worried about where their minds were going to be."

Apparently, the fifth-ranked Royals are straight-A multitaskers.

Hamilton Southeastern didn't just make the grade, the squad passed with flying colors, shutting out the host Millers 71-0 behind eight pins and a pair of major decisions.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Millers win big against Anderson
ANDERSON - After being held to their lowest point total of the season last week, the Class 4A No. 5 Noblesville Millers erupted for their highest output of the month.

On Tuesday night, the unbeaten Millers (10-0) won their 10th consecutive game with a one-sided 92-50 victory against the Anderson Indians, who are reeling at 1-9.

The Millers were led by Alexis Shannon, who finished with a game-high 25 points and a team-best eight rebounds.

The forward shot 8 of 16 from the field and 9 of 10 from the free-throw line to post her eighth 20-plus point performance this season.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Blackhawks soar past Anderson Prep
SHERIDAN - The Sheridan Blackhawks girls' basketball team cruised to an easy 85-19 victory over the visiting Anderson Prep Academy Jets.

The Blackhawks (7-2) scored 36 points in the first quarter and then coasted the rest of the way as they dominated the Jets (0-6).

Sophomore Brittany Welch had 22 points on the night off of 78 percent shooting. She also pulled down six rebounds and dished out three assists in the victory.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Huskies grab road win
DOVER - The Hamilton Heights girls' basketball team came away with a win on Tuesday night 46-37 over Western Boone.

The Huskies (3-7) had another good night from freshman Kayla Kirtley who led the charge past the Stars (6-3).

It was Kirtley's fourth consecutive game scoring in double figures and her ninth overall. She fell just one rebound short of recording her second double-double of the year.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Fifth-ranked Royals remain unbeaten on the season
FRANKFORT - The fifth-ranked Hamilton Southeastern wrestling team was unbeatable on Saturday, finishing a flawless 5-0 to win the Frankfort Super Six.

A perfect 7-0 on the season, the Royals racked up 30 pins, five major decisions and a technical fall to run roughshod over the competition.

HSE defeated McCutcheon 65-7, Kokomo 61-6, North Montgomery 51-9, Lebanon 43-22, and roasted the host Hot Dogs 63-10.

Four Royals went 5-0 while five more were 4-1 on the mat. Eight of HSE's 30 falls were recorded in 56 seconds or less with the fastest pin going to 132-pound Jack Chastain, who is ranked second in the state.

Monday, December 15, 2014
Fishers finishes perfect at New Castle Invitational
NEW CASTLE - The Fishers Tigers wrestling team is rolling. After finishing 4-1 at the Westfield Invitational a week ago and dismantling Muncie Central on the road last Thursday, the Tigers remain one of the strongest programs in the county with a 5-0 showing on Saturday.

Fishers claimed five one-sided dual victories to win the New Castle Invitational and improve their season record to 15-2.

"Our goal for this meet was to go 5-0, which we did," Fishers head coach Jake Harreld commented. "The team competition wasn't too difficult but each school had a few really good wrestlers that challenged us. A couple of our guys got their first loss of the season today, and they will learn from those setbacks as we head into the Hamilton County meet next weekend."

Monday, December 15, 2014
Millers tame Tigers
A week after a tough loss to Hoosier Crossroads Conference rival Fishers, the Noblesville Millers boys' basketball team responded with a hard fought win 40-29 over the Peru Tigers.

The Millers (3-1, 0-1 HCC) used physical play and great team defense to get past the Tigers (1-3, 0-0 MIC).

Peru big man and Belmont recruit Seth Adelsperger was held in check by the Millers on Saturday night. The 7-footer was held to just 10 points and five rebounds despite towering over the much smaller Millers.

Monday, December 15, 2014
Huskies complete weekend sweep
ARCADIA - Stuck at .500 before the weekend began, the Class 3A No. 10 Hamilton Heights Huskies were in need of a spark. They found it Saturday night as their offense ignited from the opening tip, leading to a decisive 77-61 victory against visiting Tri-Central.

Turning the page on their back-to-back losses to 3A No. 1 Guerin Catholic and 4A No. 4 North Central last weekend, the Huskies (4-2) bounced back with a win over Mid-Indiana Conference foe 2A Lewis Cass (1-3) on Friday night 65-55.

However, the victory fell well short of expectations, said Hamilton Heights boys' basketball coach Chad Ballenger.

Monday, December 15, 2014
Welch comes up big for Blackhawks
INDIANAPOLIS - Brittany Welch had a huge game inside one of the state's grandest venues.

The sophomore shooting guard scored a team-high 21 points to lead the Class 2A Sheridan Blackhawks to a 49-38 victory against Clinton (Ill.) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday.

Welch shot 10 of 23 from the field and recorded a team-best eight steals to secure Sheridan's third consecutive victory and seventh this season.

Monday, December 15, 2014
Shamrocks lose a close one in overtime
WESTFIELD - The Class 4A Westfield Shamrocks showed their grit on Saturday night.

Battling back to force overtime after trailing through the first half, Westfield kept the visiting New Palestine Dragons close in the second half before narrowly falling in defeat 92-87.

The Shamrocks were led by junior Charlie Warner, who finished with a team-high 30 points, seven rebounds and two blocks. Warner was 3-for-4 from 3-point range and took 22 shot attempts from the field.

Monday, December 15, 2014
Mitchell leads Hamilton Heights to fifth-place finish at Husky Invitational
ARCADIA - The Hamilton Heights boys' swimming team placed fifth at the Husky Invitational on Saturday, led by senior Marc Mitchell.

The senior sprinter took first in the 50-yard freestyle with a school-record time of 22.38 seconds. Mitchell also won the 100 freestyle in a personal best 49.95 seconds. This season, the short-distance swimmer has placed first 15 times.

John Fisher, a junior, placed fourth in the 100 freestyle with a time of 55.08. He was fifth in the 100 backstroke (1:06.65) and swam in both the 200 freestyle and 200 medley relays.

Monday, December 15, 2014
Golden Eagles grapplers take fourth at Neil Muse Invite
LAPEL - The Guerin Catholic wrestling team trekked to Madison County for the Neil Muse Memorial Invitational at Lapel and with two solid victories placed fourth.

The Golden Eagles defeated host Lapel 46-36 and overpowered Anderson Prep Academy 60-18. Finishing 2-3 as a team, Guerin lost to Southern Wells 56-24, Mount Vernon (Fortville) 42-39 and Anderson 71-12.

Individually, the Golden Eagles had one weight class champion in Dawson McMahon, who finished 5-0 at 138 pounds.

Monday, December 15, 2014
Top-ranked Golden Eagles survive Bearcats
MUNCIE - The unbeaten Class 3A Golden Eagles were flying high entering Saturday night's meeting with 4A Muncie Central, but they were nearly grounded as the Bearcats defense came out ready.

Muncie Central (2-3) controlled the tempo and held Guerin Catholic's boys' basketball team to its lowest offensive output of the season, but the top-ranked Golden Eagles (6-0) survived to win 64-54.

It was the first time in six games Guerin Catholic head coach Pete Smith's squad was held under 70 points. However, Guerin Catholic's match-up zone defense forced the hosts to 38 percent from the field goal to give the Golden Eagles the edge.

Monday, December 15, 2014
Fourth quarter propels Millers to victory
FISHERS - Another game, another 25-point fourth quarter to secure the win for the Noblesville girls' basketball team.

The Millers (9-0, 3-0) wore down the Fishers Tigers (7-2, 2-1) 45-33 on Friday night to come away with a hard fought victory. It was the second game in a row where the Millers were forced to come from behind to get the win.

The comeback should be of no surprise to Miller fans, the team came from behind last weekend to beat North Central in a similar fashion. Head coach Donna Keck credited her players' toughness in Friday night's win.

Saturday, December 13, 2014
Blackhawks win third straight
SHERIDAN - On Friday night, first-year head coach Chris Schrank asked his Sheridan Blackhawks a few very simple and direct questions during his postgame speech. When referring to the rest of the season and future wins, two words stood out.

"Why not?"

On the surface, it might seem like an odd question minutes after the Class 2A Blackhawks (3-1, 1-1) successfully defended their home floor 67-52 against Hoosier Heartland Conference foe Clinton Central (0-5, 0-1). But for a program working toward turning the page from a 3-18 campaign last year, Schrank's words define the boys' basketball team's primary goal.

Saturday, December 13, 2014
Shamrocks breeze past Zionsville
WESTFIELD - The Class 4A Westfield girl's basketball team bounced back from its narrow loss to Carmel earlier this week with a solid 58-34 thumping of Hoosier Crossroads Conference rival Zionsville on Friday night.

The Shamrocks (6-3, 1-1) jumped out to a 20-5 lead after the first quarter and were up 34-15 at halftime to claim their four fourth win in their last five games.

Jalyn Foland lead the team with a game-high 15 points on a 6 of 10 shooting night. Maddy Grennes finished with 13 points, hitting 2 of 4 from 3-point range.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

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