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Hamilton County Sports Daily
  • Carmel takes first in cross country sectional races
    Noblesville high school hosted the cross country IHSAA sectional tournament on Saturday and played host to eight other schools, seven from Hamilton County. The host team came in fifth place with a team score of 116. With five of the teams being ranked in the top 15 in the state, it was projected to be a tight race.
  • The Fishers Tigers upset the 6A #2 Avon Orioles by a score of 35-28. Both offenses boasted efficiency as both teams had over 350 total yards. The game went back and forth in the first half and ended with a 22-20 Avon lead. In the second half, the Fishers defense held the vaulted Avon offense to only two field goals. Quarterback Jon Vore led two scoring drives including a two point conversion. The defense came up with two huge fumble recoveries in the fourth quarter. The Tigers will continue their home stand as they host the Roncalli Rebels next Friday for the first time ever.

  • The Hamilton Southeastern Royals were defeated by the Zionsville Eagles 30-10 on Friday. 
  • The Carmel Greyhoudsn beat North Central 10-9 at home on Friday. 
  • The Hamilton Southeastern Royals finished tied for 3rd at the HCC tourney on Saturday, with Mudsock rival Fishers, both finishing with a score of 27. Avon took home the championship and Brownsburg followed in second.
  • Fishers competed along with HCC opponent Westfield at this weekend’s Flashrock Invitational. Fishers had a tight pack of runners crossing the finish line one after the other and placing second overall out of 16 teams with only Hinsdale, Illinois out racing the Tigers.
  • The Carmel Greyhounds defeated Lawrence North 38-14 on Friday night at Carmel stadium. 
  • The Fishers football team and its fans mustered on the far west side for a Hoosier Crossroads Conference conflict on “USA Night” at Brownsburg, Friday. Unfortunately, the Tigers could only really muster a few parting shots as the Bulldogs blitzed past them 41-13.
  • Previously unbeaten Westfield came on to Hamilton Southeastern’s home turf and offered an early challenge to the Royals – stop them on a fourth down, or allow the first possession of the game to remain in Shamrocks’ hands.
  • On Wednesday evening, the Trailblazers traveled to Park Tudor to take on the Panthers on their senior night. From the very first whistle, the Trailblazers dominated, playing one of their best games all season.
  • Former Tiger is first Orange Bowl Courage Award Nominee
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana's J-Shun Harris II is the first weekly nominee for the 2017 Capital One Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award.
  • Fishers high school announced that Lauren Vail will be the new interim head coach for the varsity girls basketball team.
  • WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Conor Daly made progress during the INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Glen weekend at Watkins Glen, New York, but the Noblesville native was more frustrated than pleased with finishing 11th after Sunday's penultimate race of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
  • MADISON, IL —Noblesville native Conor Daly had a great start to his weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park and a fifth place finish in Saturday’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 was the icing on the cake.

    Daly started 11th and hovered around eighth to tenth place for much of the race. The biggest change came under caution during the last pit stop sequence. The A.J. Foyt Racing driver managed to gain three spots on pit road after another driver was penalized, allowing him to take the final green flag in seventh place. Daly then capitalized on the ensuing restart and moved from seventh to fifth.

  • We’re now smack-dab in August, a time when most Hoosiers start thinking about school activities, fall festivals, football and hunting seasons. Fishing is a distant pleasant memory; something that we vow to give more attention in that vague destination known as “next year.”

    Not me.

  • Your Humble Servant constantly gets emails asking, “How do you become an outdoor writer?” The correct answer is “Have compromising pictures of the newspaper’s editor,” but as most would-be outdoor journalists aren’t practiced in the art of blackmail or photo manipulation, I am usually forced to give some harebrained, totally off-the-wall suggestion such as “learn to write.”
  • The beginning of Moby Dick starts with “Call me Ishmael.” It is a story is about a man obsessed with chasing a whale.

    My story starts with: “Call me Nerd.” It’s a newspaper column about man obsessed with chasing a miniscule fish.

    I chase Darters.

  • Indiana Basketball HOF holds annual golf outing

    The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame held its annual Golf Classic Monday at Pebble Brook Golf Course in Noblesville. The annual outing is one of the Hall’s biggest fundraisers of the year.

    The golf classic has been a significant fundraiser for the Hall, raising over $569,000 in 26 years to support operation of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame museum in New Castle.

  • It’s prime camping season and hordes of Hoosiers are heading to private campgrounds and state parks to enjoy all the healthy benefits of outdoor living: wholesome days of hiking, nights around the campfire, fellowship, outdoor beauty and Mick Jagger howling “I can’t get NO satisfaction”.
  • US Club Soccer, a prominent member of the U.S. Soccer Federation and the leading organization developing soccer clubs across America, estimates a $12.2 million direct economic impact for Westfield from its 2017 league-based and cup-based national championships.
  • f your grandkids take the old 4-wheeler out for a ride on the back 40 without wearing a helmet, you’re now breaking the law.

    Starting July 1, 2017, a major new law affecting outdoor recreation took effect with barely a whisper in the general media. House Enrolled Act 1200 states that everyone under the age of 18 must wear a helmet when operating any off-road-vehicle (ORV). The law is intentionally broad and covers nearly every type of ORV on public or private property.

  • WESTFIELD-- 757 Elite of Virginia (7-1) won the division I boys championship and Florida Future Elite (6-0) won the girls division I championship at the inaugural USA Basketball 14U National Tournament on Monday July 3 at Jonathan Byrd's Fieldhouse at Grand Park
  • Leland Brown Jr. leaves hoops legacy
    Leland Brown Jr. was an outstanding basketball player. He led Noblesville’s team through his senior year in 2010 and continued his academic and athletic career at the University of Indianapolis. His passion for basketball is what inspired his family and longtime girlfriend to start the Leland Brown Jr. Scholarship Fund. The fund raises money to send kids to the Pacers basketball camp held at the Noblesville Boys and Girls club.
  • July Fourth: the sharp staccato of fireworks, good times shared at outdoor parties and the delicious scent of seared meat wafting on the breeze.  In certain years past, some of that burnt flesh belonged to Your Faithful Correspondent.
  • The Indianapolis Colts are partnering with Carmel High School and various youth sports organizations to put on the second annual Mascot versus Peewees football game on June 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Carmel High School football stadium.

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