With rising prevalence of early college recruitment, players forced to adopt to recruiting process at younger ages

Peter Suder, varsity basketball player (#10) and sophomore, plays defense during the game against Noblesville on Dec. 13. Suder said he had college coaches watching him since the seventh grade.

Satvik Kandru

January 23, 2020

This season, Peter Suder, varsity basketball player and sophomore, was ranked in the top 50 nationally for the class of 2022. As a top-ranked athlete, several elite colleges have approached Suder, ever since he was 13 years old. According to Suder, college coaches started watching him play during seventh grade...

Women’s soccer wins Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference tournament, looks ahead to State championship

Looking for the next pass, forward and sophomore Lauren Rainbolt dribbles up the field. “We’re ready for the State [tournament] with this group of girls. We've only gotten better this whole year,” said Rainbolt.

Andrew Caito

October 8, 2019

Coming off a 3-1 win over Center Grove at the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference championship, women’s soccer looks ahead to its first Sectional. They will play the winner of Zionsville and Westfield drew a bye in the first round. They will be focusing ahead for the State championship. Head Coach Frank Di...

Dealing With The Pressure: Women’s soccer players share how they deal with pressure

Daniel Kim

October 7, 2019

Athletes feel pressure all the time. Whether it's for a championship or for fun, competition always incites pressure. Carmel athletes are no different.  For Susie Soderstrom, women’s soccer player and junior, pressure is a common feeling for her before and during a soccer game. After all, the team i...

Women’s soccer team ends Senior Night with 2-0 win

Emma Antoine hyped over her final regular season game on Sept. 30. “We played alright. It was a real experience. I really wasn't in my feels, but it was still a real experience in the end,” she said.

Andrew Caito

October 3, 2019

With a 2-0 victory over Westfield on Sept. 30, The women’s soccer team has improved to 16 straight games without a loss. This was not the average home game, it was Senior Night. Head Coach Frank Dixon said this is one of the most special nights of the year for the players. “The players love Senior Ni...



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...

THE SPECIALISTS: In team sports, there are individual positions that require special skills – these are CHS’s specialists

Goalkeeper and senior Nicole Vohs warms up for a game with her teammates in the background. While on the same team, goalkeepers go through an entirely different warm up than the rest of their teammates. Vohs said there is constant pressure on the goalkeeper during the game. Even though she may be inactive for large amounts of time, the one moment that they need to come up with a big save, they have to be ready.

Kelly Truax, Reporter

October 13, 2016

Goalies, punters and kickers, called “Specialists,” stand out in their sports because they are allowed to perform acts other players aren’t allowed to. Goalies, for example, can use their hands, and kickers and punters use their feet. Along with their position comes specific training, constant ...

Despite Injury, Senior Contributes Four Years of Support to the Women’s Soccer Team.


December 12, 2014

For the fourth year in a row, senior Madison “Maddy” Mewhinney assisted the women’s soccer team with all its games, practices and events. After facing several injuries prohibiting her from playing, Mewhinney stayed in the program as team manager. “My friends on the team kept encouraging me...

Welcome to the Club: Rise in club teams leads to student athletes opting out of school athletics

Junior Stasia Mallin practices her skills for her club team. Mallin said the benefits of playing for a club team outweigh those of a school team.

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November 14, 2014

Last year junior Stasia Mallin made the decision to give up school soccer to strictly play club ball. According to Athletic Business, a magazine geared toward the sports industry, a growing number of athletes like Mallin have to make the same decision about the sports they play and where they play it. The s...

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.

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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 ...

Westfield Youth Soccer Association, Carmel United merge to make Indiana Fire Juniors

Westfield Youth Soccer Association, Carmel United merge to make Indiana Fire Juniors


April 24, 2014

Carmel United Soccer Club, according to Carmel United president Ken Yerkes, is planning to merge with the Westfield Youth Soccer Association to form the Indiana Fire Juniors in affiliation with the major league team Chicago Fire. Yerkes said the Indiana Fire Juniors will look to the Chicago Fire for...

Zionsville defeats Carmel in first round of Sectional Tournament

Zionsville defeats Carmel in first round of Sectional Tournament


October 11, 2013

Zionsville defeated Carmel 1-0 in the first round of the Sectional tournament on Oct. 8 at Murray Stadium. Zionsville, ranked first in the state, beat Carmel for the second year in a row during the Sectional tournament. Last year the team was defeated during Sectional 2-0. Varsity player and junior M...

CCS and CDC plan to install turf on fields through partnership

CCS and CDC plan to install  turf on fields through partnership


October 11, 2013

Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) and Carmel Dad’s Club (CDC) are looking to install turf in the two practice fields north of the stadium through a partnership, according to Roger McMichael, CCS Assistant Superintendent for Business Affairs. McMichael said CCS board members plan to review the partnership pro...