Social Studies teacher Butch Robbins leads the favorite roller coaster cheer. Photo provided
Social Studies teacher Butch Robbins leads the favorite roller coaster cheer. Photo provided

We are digging out Noblesville Miller gear from our closets. We have signs posted in the cafeterias that read "Go Millers" and "Beat the Greyhounds." Every morning, we are greeted with loud, energy-driven songs booming from the gym while our basketball players practice before classes.

Noblesville Boys Basketball Sectional Week is here.

As a senior at Noblesville High School, I get to see and feel the excitement firsthand. The wait is becoming unbearable as many of us are already making plans for tonight, when the Millers play host to county rival Carmel Greyhounds.

Basketball games have come to be one of my favorite aspects of high school. The camaraderie between every group and every grade in the high school is incredible, and cheering for a common goal brings a feeling of unity like no other. Dressing up for theme nights, screaming, and jumping up every time the Millers make a basket can do wonders to bring students together, believe it or not.

Senior year is meant for lasts: last homecoming weekend, last prom, last two-week spring break, and last report card. I am definitely ready for some of this, but there is also the sad end to football and basketball games with the people I've spent some of the best years of my life with thus far.

While I'm not ready for many of the "lasts" that are quickly approaching, I am ready to see one thing. I'm ready to see the Millers beat the Carmel Greyhounds tonight.

-Hannah Derleth is a senior at Noblesville High School and is an intern with The Times for the school year.