Winter athletes react to canceled, postponed games, adapt to uncertain circumstances

Junior Connor Lathrop swims the freestyle stroke at the 91st Ohio Valley Championships in 2019. Lathrop said he finds the cancelling of recent swim meets to show that the IHSAA is still uncertain of having a sectional or  state championship. Head Coach Chris Plumb said the team has not been able to travel as much as in the past.
January 12, 2021

On Nov. 23, Brooklynn Edwards, point guard on the varsity women’s basketball team and junior, was practicing with the team when her coach announced that its game against Noblesville, which was scheduled...

Men’s varsity basketball team strive for state championship, acknowledge disadvantages, benefits to last year’s short season

WELL RECEIVED: Wil Leary, varsity basketball player and senior, looks at a referee shortly after making a layup. According to Leary, last year’s season was cut short soon after his team won the sectional championship.
December 10, 2020

After the carmel men’s varsity basketball team won the sectional championship last season, the team was continuing to pick up momentum. However, about a week after the team won that sectional championship,...

Students turn to streaming for easier, cheaper access to sports games

Junior Shrithan Sandadi streams a football game on his phone during school. Sandadi said he only streams games on his phone when conventional games are not being shown on TV channels.
November 17, 2020

The ratings for numerous sports events this year are some of the lowest ever recorded. Game 6 of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals recorded only 8.29 million viewers on ABC, according to...

CHS students, teachers become more invested with the NFL through fantasy football

Senior Neal Joshi plays fantasy football on his phone while sitting in the varsity gym. Fantasy football has greatly increased popularity over the past few years and has caused more interest in the NFL.
October 19, 2020

The beginning of the National Football League (NFL) season also signifies the beginning of the fantasy football season for many sports fans nationwide. For many students and teachers, fantasy football...

Student athletes combat systemic racism and police brutality in wake of tumultuous events

(MIDDLE) Saliyah Brady, women's varsity soccer team member and junior, runs for a ball during one of her soccer games. Brady said she shows her support for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement via attending protests rather than in her sport and hopes her actions and protests push for reforms and more accountability in police departments around the nation.
September 11, 2020

In the wake of the Jacob Blake shooting in Kenosha, Wis., players in the National Basketball Association (NBA), rather than continuing the playoffs, surprised many by deciding to completely boycott a game....

Sean Grove, men’s golfer and sophomore

Sean Grove, men's golfer and sophomore, poses for a photo. Grove said the coronavirus will not have a great impact on golfers since golf is mostly an individual sport.
March 25, 2020

How has the coronavirus affected training for your sport? We can't train as a team which isn't a huge deal for golf, but we like to be together and build team chemistry. Are you having organized...

Jennifer Karakash, women’s tennis player and sophomore

Jennifer Karakash, women's tennis player and sophomore, practices at a club court. Karakash said it was hard to find someplace to practice with school practices postponed and clubs closing due to the coronavirus.
March 25, 2020

How has the coronavirus affected training for your sport? The coronavirus has affected the tennis team because we can’t practice as a team anymore and many clubs are closing as well, so it’s challenging...

Ella Ohrvall, softball player and sophomore

Ella Ohrvall, softball player and sophomore, catches balls during practice. Ohrvall said it would be harder for the softball team to work as one unit after training alone during the COVID-19 break.
March 25, 2020

How has the coronavirus affected training for your sport? Coronavirus has affected my training because I now have to work on my own and not with the whole team. Are you having organized practices...

As women’s swimming, diving team pushes for 34th consecutive State win, freshmen feel pressures, motivation to make roster, continue streak

BREAST STROKE: Swimmer and freshman Berit Berglund, swims breastroke at the Carmel- HSE dual meet on Dec. 17. Berglund said despite having experience swimming with Carmel Swim Club in previous years, she has felt new pressures since joining the women’s swimming team as a freshman. She added that the high school team is more competitive and serious than she experienced in the Carmel Swim Club.
January 23, 2020

Before entering high school, Berit Berglund, swimmer and now- freshman, swam with Carmel Swim Club members in her age group, participated in meets and contributed to each win or loss the club faced. Now...

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