Committed athletes at CHS reflect on NCAA rule changes allowing players to be paid by third parties for their namesake

Lined Up:
Ty Wise, varsity football player (number 37), IU commit and senior plays outside linebacker at the Semi-State game on Nov. 22. Wise said he likes the rule change.

Aniket Biswal

December 12, 2019

Ever since the start of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) in 1910, college athletes have never had the opportunity to make profits off of their games. This has created controversy in the sporting community about whether collegiate athletes should be allowed to gain money from endorsements,...

Participation Problem: Despite decreases in high school sports participation seen in national trends, CHS athletics continue to show increases in participation

The women’s cross-country team meets before practice. Elle Nichol, varsity cross-country runner and senior, said she believes that the team spirit is the main reason behind the growth in participation for the team.

Aniket Biswal

October 24, 2019

Recently, a study conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) found there has been a significant drop in teenage sport participation from 2018 to 2019. In fact, there were about 43,000 fewer teens playing sports in 2019 than in 2018, 70% of which were from football. This is ...

Women’s cross-country looking ahead to Flashrock Invitational

The varsity team huddles up prior to a home meet. “We are looking forward to the rest of the season and hopefully can win a State championship this fall,” varsity runner and senior Phoebe Bates said.

Satvik Kandru

October 22, 2019

The women’s cross-country team will compete in the Flashrock Invitational on Sept. 21. The team is coming off of a first place finish at the Marion Invitational, ousting county rivals Noblesville and Fishers. “This season has shown great improvement for our varsity roster,” said Phoebe Bates,...

Women’s cross-country preparing for Nike Valley Twilight meet and Sectionals

The cross-country banner and tent get set up prior to a meet. Varsity runner and senior Phoebe Bates said, “We are hoping to finish the season strong and win another State championship.” 

Satvik Kandru

October 22, 2019

The women’s cross-country team will compete in both the Nike Valley Twilight meet and Sectionals. These will take place on Oct. 5 and Oct. 12, respectively. The team is coming off of a first place finish at the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference (MIC) championship. “We had a pretty convincing win a...

Running Start: Cross country runners explain importance of pre season training and bonding done during weeklong summer team camp

Amit Manchella, cross-country runner and sophomore, and Daniel “Dan” Musapatika, cross-country runner and junior, run together at summer  practice. Manchella said summer helps prepare the team for the season when the school year starts.

sarah kim

August 13, 2019

On the last Monday of July, one hundred girls on the women’s cross country team pile into school buses with their duffel bags. They are headed towards Lincoln State Park for their annual summer team camp. Half an hour later, the men’s team load their buses headed towards Rose Hulman University. Acco...

Student athletes explain pressures involved with having parents featured on Wall of Fame

Emma Cappella, sophomore and cross-country runner stands next to a photo of her mother, Allison ‘Bailey’ Cappella (second on the right, front row). Capella won state runner up in 1990.

Sarah Kim

November 16, 2018

Cross-country running, like many other sports, is an activity that children often begin at a young age. With programs such as Pups Running, elementary school students who participate often feed into the high school teams. For many of those students, like Emma Cappella, cross-country runner and sophomore...

New Coach, Same Goals: Cross country coaches and athletes discuss the legacy of old head coach and plans with the new one.

Real Talk: 
Head Coach Andy Dalton discusses recovery and training with senior and varsity runner Corrine Miller. Miller believes Dalton will bring many effective ideas to the program.

Ben Traylor, Sports Reporter

August 16, 2017

This seventh consecutive state championship, as well as a fourth-place finish in the 2016 Nike Cross Nationals, Mark Ellington of the women’s cross country team will not be returning this upcoming season as Head Coach, citing family reasons to retire after eight years. “Being a high school head coach could very...



Ben Traylor and Jess Canaley

November 17, 2016

In most athletic situations at school, families can participate as spectators, watching their sibling or child compete from the sidelines. However, for a few at CHS, being involved in sports is their opportunity to compete and grow with their family members on the same court or field. For these fami...

Select members of the CHS cross-country team will compete in Nike Midwest Regionals this Sunday

RACE TO THE TOP: Megan Kress, varsity cross country runner and senior, cools down at practice. She hopes her team’s practice will pay off at Nike Midwest Regional.


November 13, 2015

This sunday, both the men’s and women’s cross-country teams will travel to Terre Haute for the Nike Cross Country Midwest Regionals. The top seven runners from both teams will compete in Sunday’s meet, battling cross-country clubs from all across Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and Missouri....

Varsity Blues: How do students who take part in several sports balance them out?

Junior Stacy Morozov participates in 3 different sports. She said playing three sports helps her academically and keeps her focused.

Author Archives

October 10, 2014

ALONG WITH CARMEL’S HIGHLY TALENTED ATHLETES, preseason practices and conditioning sessions have become part of every sport and have played huge roles in the way sports teams have performed in previous seasons. These practices are put in place to help sports teams warm up faster and hit the ground ...

Rerunning the route: The women’s cross-country team will take on Ssectional in Noblesville tomorrow

Senior Anna Schmitz takes a water break in practice. She will compete with the rest of the cross-country team in the Sectionals race conducted in Noblesville.  PHOTO / SARAH LIU

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October 10, 2014

Tomorrow morning,  senior Anna Schmitz along with seniors Haley and Kelsey Harris will line up to compete in the Cross-Country Sectional tournament together. The race will take place at White River Elementary School in Noblesville and will begin at 10:30 a.m. According to head coach Mark Ellington, the ...