Guerin Golden Eagles

Guerin Boys Basketball To Have Different Look In 2014-15

  Pete Smith has won a Class 3A state basketball championship. He nearly got back to the State Finals again last season, before losing to eventual state champion Greensburg in the Richmond Semistate. The veteran coach also knows that this is a new year, with many new faces, and many challenges. And, yes, likely some uncertainty. Still, he says summer basketball has gone well and that his Guerin Catholic team members are excited about the 2014-15 season, though for many of his Golden Eagles it will be a trial-by-fire-experience. Smith lost a few seniors and a lot of size from last year’s squad, two players of whom were starters on the 2012 state championship team. Guard Whit Rapp (Emory University) and 6-6 Aaron Brennan (IUPUI) were the heart and soul of the Golden Eagles. Also gone is 6-6 starter Cris Burrough (DePauw) and 6-7 Stuart Schultz (St. Aquinas). Indiana...
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Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame Golf Outing About Camaraderie….Good Times!

  By MARK MORROW mark@thetimes24-7.com Many former Indiana high school and college basketball greats were there for the annual reunion of golf, camaraderie, reminiscing….and undoubtedly plenty of storytelling. It was a “Who’s Who’’ of celebrities driving, chipping and putting at the annual Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame golf scramble, sponsored by Ameriana on Monday at Pebble Brook GC. It was simply a stroll down memory lane for many, something it’s been down through the years, with the last five of 24 such get-togethers held at the Noblesville course. Billy Shepherd, the 1968 Mr. Basketball from Carmel was there, trying to finesse putts much like he used to do jump shots and layups and soft, pinpoint passes. A few other former Mr. Basketball recipients on the course included Rick Jones (Muncie Central, 1963), Kevin Ault (Warsaw, 1996), Lyndon Jones (Marion, co recipient with teammate Jay Edwards in 1987), Jason Gardner (North...
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Upcoming Events

Golf Seminar Slated For Aug. 6 At Wood Wind GC Pavilion

Hamilton County Sports Daily–It’s being called a one-of-a-kind opportunity for aspiring golfers. It’s the Wood Wind Academy and Prairie View Ackerman Academy seminar. It will be held Aug. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wood Wind Golf Club Pavilion, 2302 West 161st Street, Westfield, IN. The cost is $35 per family. You can register online at:http://www.woodwindgolf.com/golf/online-store/golfseminar/aspiring-golfer-seminar-detail Featured Guests: Dr. Todd Arnold and Tim Drudge,of St. Vincent Sports Performance, will discuss the importance of understanding your bodies’ strengths and weaknesses and maximizing your golf results. Dr. Rob Bell, renowned Sport Psychology Coach, will discuss the Mental Aspect of Golf. Ball State University Head Men’s Golf Coach, Mike Fleck, and Brian Brodell, Director of Junior Player Development at Wood Wind Academy and recent Assistant Golf Coach and Recruiter at Purdue University will discuss the process of finding the opportunity at the “next level.”  ...
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Carmel Greyhounds

Carmel Swim Club Adds 15-18 Age Group Record

  Hamilton County Sports Daily–When it comes to swimming, the Carmel girls certainly know how to make a big splash, set records, and get everyone’s attention. In addition to capturing the school’s 28th consecutive Indiana high school swimming championship last February, the Lady Greyhounds also broke the National Public High School Record in the 200-yard freestyle relay that same month. Well, they did it again. While swimming for the club team — Carmel Swim Club — they delivered big time late last week….establishing yet another major record. On Thursday at the 2014 Indiana Senior State LC Championships, the Carmel Swim Club shattered the 15-18 National Age Group Record in that same 200-yard free relay. Veronica Burchill, Rachel Hayden, Claire Adams and Amy Bilquist combined for a 1:42.29 clocking, bettering the 1:44.37 mark by SwimMAC Carolina in 2013. So good was the Carmel relay that it broke the record by roughly half-a-second per swimmer....
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All-Star Football

IFCA All-Star Football Game Proves To Be All South

By Neil Burk nburk@thetimes24-7.com INDIANAPOLIS-It was a one-sided affair, when the athletes from the North and South met in the Friday night’s Indiana Football Coaches’ Association North-South All-Star football game at North Central High School. And much to the delight of the Hamilton County contingent, it went the way of the South. The winning side featured Westfield head coach Jake Gilbert, assistant coach Ben Carnes, quarterback Nick Ferrer and left tackle Zane Burtron as well as Hamilton Southeastern defensive end Jorda May and Guerin Catholic linebacker Jake Thieneman. The South won 30-2, the largest margin of victory since 1997 when the margin was 31. “I’m just proud of the staff and proud of the players. We worked hard. We wanted to win the game,” said Gilbert, who was head coach of the South team. “It’s een a real honor. To just coach all these great players and be selected by...
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Events of the Week

It Was A Night Of Football, Fun, Entertainment

  Hamilton County Sports Daily–The NFL Colts had a strong presence at Friday night’s Indiana Football Coaches’ Association FCA North-South All-Star football game at North Central HS. Former Hamilton Southeastern standout Joe Reitz was one of the Colts’ players greeting fans. Many youngsters took advantage of free face painting outside the stadium. Even “Blue” the Colts’ fun-loving mascot was on hand slapping high-fives. Fun was had by all. And there were also a few members of the Colts’ cheerleading staff on hand. Pictured above, they gladly posed with a very happy 7-year-old — Camille Morrow, daughter of Matt and Michelle Morrow, Fishers, IN....
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Events of the Week

Westfield Sports Complex Busy & The Place To Be

HCSD/The Times–Things are heating up at Westfield’s Grand Park Sports Complex. More Than 280 Teams will participate in Upcoming Baseball Tournaments through July 27. And there are some additional activities, such as a soccer tournament, soccer coach licensure course and training for baseball and soccer. The Week-Long Schedule: Saturday, July 19 US Soccer National C License Course All Day Event Indiana Soccer is hosting the US Soccer National C License Course.  Forty (40) coaches from across the region will be participating in an upper level coaching course in the classroom and on the fields.  Attendance to this event is by paid registration only.  No spectators are permitted. Location: Grand Park Field Sports HQ Pastime Tournaments 18u National All Day Event  120 teams Play begins at 1:30 pm on Wednesday and concludes Sunday at 6:00 pm Teams will come from 15-20 states Location: D1-12 Midwest Grand Championship All Day Event ...
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Mark

. . . Going Back To Where It All Started . . .

You never retire from the newspaper business. You may do something different…but you never really retire. I’m happy I’ve been able to blend the newspaper business with my Hamilton County Sports Daily website. A lot of hours have gone into the site. It’s been a blast…and it’s not over. Really — 51 years in the Indiana media…and it’s not over. Now after a six-year hiatus from the newspaper business — after 25 years working for Indianapolis Newspapers — I’m looking forward to being back in the newspaper business. Back home with deadlines. I’m beginning my fifth year running Hamilton County Sports Daily, an all-sports website I started and have operated ever since Aug. 1, 2010. And I’m still the face on it. I’ll still be providing readership seven days a week, even though much of my work will be done as  Sports Editor of The Times. The Times slogan...
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Amateur Sports

Predators Crowned Midwest Summer Slam Champs At Grand Park

  Hamilton County Sports Daily–About two years ago, a group of Fishers parents met to discuss the formation of a girls travel lacrosse team for their daughters. That team — the Predators — hosted and were champions of the Midwest Summer Slam in the first multi-state girls lacrosse tournament last weekend at Westfield’s Grand Park Sports Complex. ————————————— HIGH SCHOOL NOTEBOOK  —————————————— After the team faced tough East Coast competition last summer, a group of high school players from the Louisville, KY, area as well as other Indiana players, were added to the core group of girls from Fishers. The Predators went 4-0 teams from Cincinnati and Louisville. Team practices alternate from Louisville to Fishers, and the group has already traveled to Pennsylvania and New York this year, with trips scheduled to Virginia, Chicago and Orlando. The team has worked with coaches from the University of Louisville and Lindenwood...
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Club Sports

Noblesville United U13 Soccer Team In US Club Nationals

Hamilton County Sports Daily–The Noblesville United U13 Boys National Soccer team is heading to US Club Nationals this weekend in Greensboro, N.C.. The games will begin on Friday and conclude with finals on Monday, July 21. Team members in the photo on this page are (from left): Josh Lovett, Curtis Martin, Jack Miller, Charlie Foutty, Jackson Monsey, Drake Hart, Tyler Cassidy, Jacob Luckey, Josh Lewis, Jackson Dresser, Sam Johnson, Luke Kpodi, Sean Mays, Matt Bertaux, Will Hopper and Coach Jeff Dresser. Players not pictured are Trevor Williams and JP Diaz....
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County Honor Teams

Big School Baseball Team: Millers’ Christman, Coach Honored

  By MARK MORROW Mark@thetimes24-7.com–Garrett Christman did it all for the Noblesville Millers en route to their march to the school’s first IHSAA state baseball championship. A solid offensive player…a superb shortstop….the team’s ace pitcher….and he also provided so much leadership in the Millers’ 28-8 season. Yep, he was something mighty special for coach Justin Keever, who was an overwhelming choice for Coach of the Year honors. “Garrett was VERY GOOD at shortstop when he wasn’t pitching,’’ Keever said. “He made all the big plays. He did so much for us.’’ The right-hander who batted from the left side, also was the top vote-getter on the inaugural Times / Hamilton County Sports Daily Big School Baseball Honor Team, where he earned Player of the Year recognition. Noblesville outfielder Andrew Wilson finished second in the balloting, followed by Fishers pitcher Nathaniel Rhodes. Christman, who was drafted in the 37th round...
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County Honor Teams

Small School Baseball Team: Sheridan’s Hoover, Britt Lead Way

By Neil Burknburk@thetimes24-7.com–It’s hard to find a player among Hamilton County’s smaller schools that was more valuable to his team than Sheridan’s Austin Hoover. Hoover did it all for the Blackhawks, including leading them to their first win in a sectional game in nearly a decade. He was voted Times/Hamilton County Sports Daily Small School Baseball Player of the Year. Hoover hit .509 this season for the Blackhawks and was also their everyday catcher. He led the team in RBIs with 22 and doubled eight times to go with one triple and one home run. He also led the team in stolen bases (16) and wins (5-4 record). On the mound he was a force, boasting an ERA of 2.12 and four complete games. A junior, Hoover has another year to develop and get even better. Hoover had some company on his squad this season as well. Teammates and All-County selections...
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Auto Racing

2 Huge Auto Races Are Next Up For Noblesville’s Armstrong

HCSD/The Times–Noblesville’s Dakoda Armstrong has a pair of big auto races coming up in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series. Armstrong, who turned 23 on July 16, races at Chicago Speedway on Saturday, and then will compete at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 26 in the Third Annual Indiana 250 race. Eli Lilly and Company will be the title sponsor of the annual NASCAR Nationwide Series race at IMS, now known as the Lilly Diabetes 250. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Lilly recently signed a multi-year deal. The Lilly Diabetes 250 will be run on the Kroger Super Weekend. Previous IMS Nationwide Series race winners include Brad Keselowski in 2012 and Kyle Busch last year. The title sponsorship goes hand-in-hand with Lilly’s mission of raising awareness about diabetes in Indiana and across the world. The event will serve as an ideal platform to support those affected by diabetes, as well as provide...
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County Honor Teams

HSE’s Maloof, Copeland, Top Big School Softball Honor Team

By Mark Morrow The Times/HCSD Hamilton Southeastern’s improbable run to the IHSAA State Softball Finals would not have turned into a storybook finish if not for outstanding performances from junior Madi Maloof and freshman super girl Savanna Copeland. Thus, they have been named Co-Players of the Year, complimenting a magical season on the first Noblesville Times-Hamilton County Sports Daily Softball Honor Team. Their value to the team was immense….and without there stellar performances it’s pretty unlikely that HSE plays for a State championship, and came away with the runner-up plaque. Second-year Fishers High Schoo coach Lauren Glasco was voted Coach of the Year. Her Lady Tigers were third in the rugged Hoosier Crossroads Conference, the highest finish among Hamilton County schools. Fishers HS also won 19 games, the most single-season victories since Fishers was reestablished as a high school in 2006. Copeland — who became the team’s No. 1...
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