Kentucky recruit Trey Lyles leads IndyStar.com Indiana All-Stars

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From the IBCA:    Thirteen players, led by Mr. Basketball Trey Lyles of Indianapolis Tech, have been selected for the 2014 IndyStar.com Indiana All-Stars.     A 6-foot-10 forward, Lyles collected 117 votes in the Mr. Basketball balloting to capture the top individual honor for the state’s boys basketball players. Trevon Bluiett of Park Tudor received 108 votes […]

Fahrbach: IHSAA football finals slideshows

Cathedral #3 Barthel under pressure

INDIANAPOLIS — ISL’s Ben Fahrbach took photos at the IHSAA state football finals last week. Here are the slideshows. Class 6A: Warren Central vs. Carmel Class 5A: Indianapolis Cathedral vs. Westfield Class 4A: Columbus East vs. Fort Wayne Dwenger Class 3A: Andrean vs. Brebeuf Class 2A: Indianapolis Ritter vs. Tipton Class A: Tri-Central vs. Eastern […]

Tri-Central’s George Gilbert is Colts Coach of the Week

Tri-Central quarterback Cody Howell takes off as Eastern Hancock's Cooper Henderson defends.

From the Indianapolis Colts: George Gilbert of Tri-Central High School has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, a program presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Coach Gilbert was nominated and selected for this award after Tri-Central defeated Eastern Hancock 20-10 in the Class 1A State Championship to earn the school’s first […]

Warren Central gets it right this time, beats Carmel for 6A title

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By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — The scenario unfolding at Lucas Oil Stadium was eerily similar to one that didn’t turn out well for Warren Central two months earlier at Carmel High School. Back on October 4, Carmel trailed Warren Central 15-13 late and had no choice but to go for it on fourth-and-20 […]

Purichia scores 3 ways as Ritter beats Tipton for 2A crown

Ritter's Jake Purichia, shown last season against Chatard, is among the frontrunners for Mr. Football this season.

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — One day after Cathedral’s Terry McLaurin put up one of the memorable performances in recent state finals history, Ritter’s Jake Purichia matched him. And now, the picture for the Mr. Football award is just as murky as it was a week ago. Purichia passed for 273 yards and […]

McLaurin does it all, leads Cathedral past Westfield for 5A title

Cathedral's Terry McLaurin takes off for one of his three touchdowns on Friday in the 5A title game against Westfield.

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor INDIANAPOLIS — Cathedral’s Terry McLaurin did just about everything in the Class 5A final. The senior caught six passes for 91 yards and a touchdown, ran three times for 79 yards and two scores, had 25 kickoff return yards, intercepted a pass on defense and had four solo tackles to […]

Brunt and Dragash: IHSAA state football finals picks

Cathedral tight end Zach Saum, a Ball State commitment, could play a key role in the 5A title game.

By CLIFF BRUNT and CRAIG DRAGASH ISL Staff ISL’s Cliff Brunt and Craig Dragash come to you one final time this season with picks for the IHSAA state football finals. Six championship games will be played — three on Friday, three on Saturday — at Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis. 6A: Carmel (10-3) vs. […]

Jones runs wild as Columbus East dominates New Palestine 49-14

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By CRAIG DRAGASH ISL Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ind. — Columbus East junior running back Markell Jones took care of the offense, and the defense took care of the rest in a 49-14 win over previously unbeaten New Palestine in a Class 4A semistate game. Jones rumbled for 318 yards and four touchdowns. He ran through, around, […]

Westfield rolls past Concord, advances to 5A final

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By RYAN NAYLOR ISL Correspondent WESTFIELD, Ind. — Westfield dominated Concord from the opening snap in route to a 35-3 victory on Friday night and a berth in the Class 5A state finals next Friday at Lucas Oil Stadium. The top-ranked Shamrocks picked off  Concord’s Trevor Wilmore on the very first pass from scrimmage, leading […]

How Brunt and Dragash fared: IHSAA semistate picks

Terry McLaurin (25) and Cathedral are back in the state finals again. Photo by Cory Seward.

By CLIFF BRUNT and CRAIG DRAGASH ISL Staff This week, we decided to make picks for all 10 IHSAA semistate games. Here’s how we performed in the nine that were played Friday: 5A: Terre Haute North (10-2) vs. Indianapolis Cathedral (8-5), Arsenal Tech Brunt: Cathedral 42, Terre Haute North 28 Dragash: Cathedral 28, Terre Haute […]