Fall sports finish seasons


Photo used with permission of Jack Bakle.

The football team celebrates their victory against Hamilton Southeastern at the first round of sectionals on Oct. 31. The Tigers won 34-29.

Riley Gearhart, Social Media Editor

Last Friday, Nov. 6 ended the fall sports season for the Tigers. Athletes have had to adapt to the changes that the coronavirus has brought throughout summer conditioning and the regular season. Even with these obstacles, each team was able to compete in their IHSAA Sectional tournament, and some advanced further than Sectionals.


“I was very excited before the first Sectional game because everything we’d worked for all year lead up to that match,” senior varsity volleyball player Jill Snyder said. “I was really excited to see what we could do.”


Boys Soccer

The boys soccer team ended their regular season with a 12-7 record, and were not favored to win in the Sectionals tournament. They were ranked seventh in the Hoosier Crossroads Conference, but they nevertheless conquered their entire Sectional and Regional bracket to win both tournaments. In their Semi-State game against Chesterton on Oct. 24, the boys tied at the end of the second half 3-3, ending the game in a shootout. The boys of Chesterton scored six goals and Fishers scored five, ending the Tigers winning streak.


“It was hard for everyone, but as we look back on it, I think we can all agree that we’ve had a great season,” senior varsity player Quinn Manford said. “We’ve made it further than any men’s soccer team in school history, and that’s something that we’re proud of.”


Girls Soccer

The girls soccer team played their first Sectionals game in the Semi Finals against Hamilton Southeastern on Oct. 8 after having a record of 6-4-2. The girls went into the tournament with a second place ranking in the Hoosier Crossroads Conference above the Royals, but tied 1-1 at the end of the second half. Both teams went into a shootout, where Hamilton Southeastern scored five goals and Fishers scored four.



After having a losing record of 2-7 prior to competing in the Sectional tournament, the football team beat nearly undefeated Hamilton Southeastern in the first round of Sectionals on Oct. 30. The boys were led by sophomore Carson Dunn, who scored three touchdowns for the team that night and senior Seth Dunnuck, who caught an interception to win the game 34-29. In the sectional championship game against Westfield on Nov. 6, the boys lost 31-0, ending their winning streak and season.


Boys Cross Country

The boys distance runners placed fifth overall at the State Finals meet on Oct. 31 with a score of 196 against 23 other teams at the five kilometer distance. This is an improvement on their finish last season, as they ranked eighth in the state last year. Leading the tigers was senior Will Clark, who finished 17th overall with a time of 16:03 according to ihsaa.org. The boys also finished their season with a mudsock victory, second place in the Hoosier Crossroads Conference, second place at the Pendleton Heights Sectionals, first place at the Delta Regionals, and third place at the New Haven Semi-State.


Girls Cross Country

The girls cross country team raced their way to finish 19th in the state out of 24 teams on Oct. 31, scoring 439 points. The girls were led by juniors Anna Runion and Elizabeth Barrett at the state meet, who finished with times of 19:27 and 19:47 respectively for the five kilometer distance according to ihsaa.org. Runion also earned All-HCC team honors earlier in the season. Other accomplishments include a sixth place finish in the Hoosier Crossroads Conference, two second place finishes at the Pendleton Heights Sectionals and Delta Regionals, and a fourth place finish at the New Haven Semi-State.


Boys Tennis

With 9 victories and a second place finish under their belt, the boys tennis team was projected to do well in the Sectional tournament this year. In the first round on Sept. 30, the boys played Noblesville and won 4-1. This qualified them for the Sectional Championships against Hamilton Southeastern on Oct. 1. Although the Tigers beat the Royals at the Hoosier Crossroads Conference tournament on Sept. 19, they lost 4-1 in the Sectional Championship.


Girls Golf

The girls golf team played their Sectional game at Noblesville, placing fifth and ending their season. Junior Lilly McVay advanced to the Regional and State tournament as an individual, placing seventh at Sectionals and tenth at Regionals. The girls also placed seventh in the Hoosier Crossroads Conference on Sept. 21.


Girls Volleyball

The girls volleyball team made it to the sectional championship game, where they lost against Hamilton Southeastern on Oct. 17. The girls played four sets against the Royals, after they had battled against Noblesville and Zionsville to advance to the championship. The team played four sets during the game, winning their second 32-30. The Royals won the other three sets, ending the Tigers season. 


“I expected it to be a hard fought match because we’ve always gone back and forth with HSE,” Snyder said. “I knew it would be more of a mental game than anything.”