The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

High School Sports

September 13, 2013

Mireles, Panthers roll into Madison-Grant

ELWOOD — Even in his senior season, Elwood running back Sammy Mireles is capable of surprising his head coach.

During a 321-yard performance last week against Blackford, Mireles bounced a few runs to the sideline by leaving defenders grasping at air. It’s not so much his elusiveness that caught Panthers coach Marty Wells’ eye as the creativity involved in the process.

“Every once in a while, it’s just jaw-dropping,” Wells said. “It makes you wonder how many moves he’s got to make people miss.”

Madison-Grant (1-2) is likely to see a few tonight when Elwood (1-2) visits for a key early Central Indiana Conference matchup. The Panthers are the reigning league champs, and their title defense began last week with a 66-20 demolition of Blackford.

Mireles had 302 yards at halftime against the Bruins and finished with five touchdowns on just 17 carries. But he and his teammates are likely to see far more resistance on most nights.

“Last year, we snuck up on a lot of people,” Wells said. “We’re not sneaking up on anybody this year. We’ve got the biggest bull’s-eye you ever could put on your back. Everybody wants a piece of that, and we’re going to get everybody’s best show. We struggle with that sometimes.”

The Argylls are hoping tonight is one of those nights.

Under new head coach Craig Barr, Madison-Grant has proven to be a tough out. The Argylls boast three of the top 10 rushers in the CIC and five of the top 20.

Cam Myers leads the way with 350 yards and three touchdowns on 52 carries, Luke Stroup adds 269 yards and four scores on 44 attempts and Hunter Tobey has 205 yards and two touchdowns on 36 tries.

Austin Purkey (22 carries for 152 yards) and Travis Rogers (27 for 130 and one score) also will get the football in Barr’s tight formations.

Text Only
High School Sports
  • 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

  • SPT - AOTY - boys track - Zack Taylor Pendleton Heights' Taylor wins Track Athlete of Year

    This past season, the Pendleton Heights boys track team was saddled with replacing several graduated seniors. Junior Zach Taylor was among the leaders who filled the roles and as a result, Zach is the 2014 Herald Bulletin Boys Track Athlete of the Year.

    July 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - AOTY - girls track - Cottrell 2 Cottrell sprints to the top Kiawna Cottrell’s goal going into the season was to find two seconds in the 400 meter dash.

    July 2, 2014 1 Photo

Latest Sports Photos


Click here to browse and buy photos from The Herald Bulletin