The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update

High School Sports

July 14, 2014

Mireles leaning toward joining Ravens

ANDERSON — The next big play record-setting running back Sammy Mireles makes could be at Anderson University.

The former Elwood High School star who set the state rushing record with 8,110 yards in his four-year career is in Indianapolis this week for the Grange Insurance Indiana High School Football All-Star Classic.

He'll be the lone representative from Madison County in the annual showcase Friday. The next helmet he pulls on after that contest could have a familiar Raven logo on the side.

"That's still kind of being decided," Mireles said of his college choice. "But more than likely it's going to be AU."

Anderson came into the picture late in the school year after head coach Bobby Ladner and his staff made a visit to Elwood to meet with a couple of Mireles' teammates. A home visit followed more recently and increased the Ravens' standing.

But Elwood head football coach and athletic director Marty Wells might have placed the swing vote.

"Once we got to the point where it looked like he wasn't going to be getting a scholarship, I started talking to him about Anderson University," Wells said. "I told him, as long as the Colts are there (for summer training camp), Anderson University is going to have some of the best Division III facilities in the nation."

As long as he can get the financials to work out, Mireles plans to take advantage of those facilities.

He'd be following in the footsteps of former Pendleton Heights star Denny Kimmel, who finished among the nation's rushing leaders at AU with 1,339 yards and was named an NCAA Division III All-American in 2005.

Like Mireles, who is listed at 5-foot-9 and 170 pounds, Kimmel faced questions from larger schools about his size (5-8, 210). The former Arabian answered those questions emphatically with his record-setting college career.

Text Only
High School Sports
  • Lions star plays in national tourneys Liberty Christian senior Chris Nunn, a three-year starting guard for the Lions and Indiana Class Basketball Junior All-Star, took his talents on the road this summer,competing in back-to-back tournaments with his AAU travel team, Team Progeny.

    July 28, 2014

  • Riddle again steps down as Frankton coach

    For the second time in a storied coaching career at Frankton High School, Dean Riddle has resigned his post as the girls varsity basketball coach.

    July 26, 2014

  • Pay for South Madison soccer coaches under review An ad hoc parent group wants the South Madison Community Schools board to consider raising the stipend for Pendleton Heights High School soccer coaches.

    July 21, 2014

  • SPT - HB0720 - Mireles art Mireles looks toward future after all-star finale Surrounded by his friends and family near midfield under the lights of Friday night, Elwood’s Sammy Mireles did something he’s never done in his career. The state’s all-time leading rusher freely absorbed a hit.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0715 - Mireles art Mireles leaning toward joining Ravens The next big play record-setting running back Sammy Mireles makes could be at Anderson University.

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0712 - Morgan Nadaline art Nadaline's storied junior career concludes Morgan Nadaline's junior golf career came to an end Friday when Rachel Johnson sank a birdie putt on the fourth playoff hole to win the Indiana Section Junior PGA Championship at Honeywell Golf Course in Wabash.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0710 - Brady Cherry art THB Baseball Player of the Year: Lapel's Brady Cherry The hardest part of the 2014 season for Brady Cherry might have been living up to his own legend.

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0709 - Weins art Weins aids Eagles' bonding process

    Contrary to popular belief, sometimes numbers do lie. Logan Weins surrendered nine hits and seven runs in the final start of his high school career — a sectional championship loss against Class 2A state champion Wapahani — and nobody argues those figures. But they don't tell the whole story.

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - AOTY - softball - Benefiel 3 Repeat for Benefiel

    It might not have been the season that she envisioned, but it was a mark worth honoring.Pendleton Heights’ Bailey Benefiel put up some spectacular numbers and earned the nod as The Herald Bulletin’s Softball Pitcher of the Year — repeating the award she also won a season ago.

    July 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - AOTY - softball - Noone 2 Noone as in No-one better It is hard to imagine how Elwood's Jessie Noone could have had a better senior season individually than the one she posted this past spring.

    July 4, 2014 1 Photo

Latest Sports Photos


Click here to browse and buy photos from The Herald Bulletin