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Softball team competed against Crown Point on May 12

Kelly Truax | May 19, 2018

The game was held at New Palestine at noon. Head Coach Ginger Britton has a goal for the team to achieve by the end of the season. “A goal for this season is to win games in the postseason. Our sectional is very tough, and with a young team that is learning to play together, we are hoping that we will hit our stride by the end of the season and be able to put together a run of wins in the postseason,”...

Women’s rugby team merges with Westfield, becomes Hamilton United

Ben Traylor, Reporter | May 18, 2018

With a 0-9 regular season for the Carmel women’s rugby team, the team, along with Westfield High School’s program, struggled to recruit enough athletes to compete in the 2018 season independently. Westfield finished last season with a 1-6 record, securing their only victory against Carmel. As a result of insufficient numbers, the clubs this year opted to merge the programs in hopes of creating...

Coach Representation: CHS athletics discuss different IHSAA  coaching rules, how coaches follow them

May 18, 2018

The ihsaa is home to over 410 schools, each with numerous high school sports teams; however, each high school coach runs his or her sport teams in different ways that must still abide by IHSAA rules while representing his or her school in a positive way. Athletics Director Jim Inskeep said there are certain factors that affect the school’s decision-making process when looking for new head coaches,...

Players, coaches identify  benefits of having team fundraisers

Satvik Kandru, Reporter | May 18, 2018

As many teams’ sports seasons come around, players help to raise money for certain necessities such as uniforms and equipment. Currently, the women’s lacrosse team is hosting a fundraiser in conjunction with local restaurants such as Dominos and the Indianapolis Indians baseball team to raise money for certain extracurricular activities and events. “We raise money for our (lacrosse) program...

A Different Type of Game Changer: CHS lacrosse coaches, players discuss  differences of playing on various surfaces

May 18, 2018

An often overlooked aspect of sports is the type of field or court upon which they are played. However, when field conditions are bad, people do notice. In 2016, the NFL Hall of Fame preseason game at Tom Benson Stadium between the Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers, was canceled due to the field conditions being poor. The field was described as “like cement” by some players and was deemed...

Playing Off the Field: Students reflect on importance, benefits, trade-offs of off-season training

Sameen Siddiqui | May 18, 2018

For many sports, off-season training has been a vital part for student athletes to help prepare for their regular seasons. According to Joey Schmidt, varsity football outside linebacker and junior, off-season training is important because it helps athletes build their strength and speed for the following season. He said the football team has recently started its Red Dawn practices to help build athletes...