Under the Lights
Fear not, this site is taking off. Our aim is to bring the you best of not only our beloved Indianapolis Colts, but the best of Hoosier sports and competition! Strap in Hoosiers and fans of Hoosier sports because Naptowns Finest now seeks to cover it all…or as much as we possibly can. You’ve noticed our expansion into covering our Pacers and their seemingly incredible turnaround this season, but it doesn’t stop there. So besides covering our favorite professional sports, Naptown’s Finest is also going grassroots into our cherished high school sports and gyms across this great state!
Fall was an exciting time in Indiana with extremely talented and competitive kids heading out to the green pitches, gyms and running trails and here’s the rundown, and there’s no better place to start in an Indiana autumn than football:
Football, Football, FOOTBALL!!!
The lights are still blazing high above some high school stadiums around the state. Here’s the list of teams still going strong deep into the postseason:
5A Regionals, Friday 9-Nov
Penn (12-0) at Merrillville (11-1)
Carmel (10-2) at Fort Wayne Snyder (11-1)
Pike (12-0) at Hamilton Southeastern (10-2)
Columbus North (11-1) at Jeffersonville (10-2)
4A Regionals, Friday, 9-Nov & Saturday, 10-Nov
Lowell (11-1) at Griffith (9-3)
Indianapolis Cathedral (10-2) at Westfield (9-3)
Jay County (9-3) at Fort Wayne Dwenger (12-0)
Columbus East (11-1) at Evansville Reitz (12-0)
3A Regionals, Friday, 9-Nov
South Bend St. Joseph’s (10-2) at Andrean (9-3)
Western (9-3) at Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran (8-4)
Danville (11-1) at Indianapolis Chatard (9-3)
Mount Vernon – Posey (8-4) at Heritage Hills (12-0)
2A Regionals, Friday, 9-Nov
Cass (2-0) at Wheeler (11-1)
Northwestern (8-4) at Fort Wayne Luers (8-4)
Heritage Christian (11-1) at North Putnam (12-0)
Southridge (9-3) at Providence (9-3)
Class A Regionals, Friday, 9-Nov
Triton (6-6) at Churubusco (10-2)
Sheridan (12-0) at Tri-County (9-3)
Indianapolis Ritter (9-3) at Tri (7-5)
Linton (12-0) at Rockville (12-0)
#1 Evansville Memorial defeated an impressive #16 Chesterton team 1-0 to cap off an undefeated season, win their school’s first Indiana High School State Soccer Championship, and all but ensuring their #1 ranking in the nation!
#6 Penn knocked off two-time defending state champs Fort Wayne Dwenger only to fall to #9 Indianapolis Cathedral, 4-2.BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
It looks like second-year high school Fishers won their first-ever state championship in any sport by holding off a stiff lineup of Top 5 contenders.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
#1 Westfield won their 3rd straight state title this year and here’s the other four schools chasing them down all season:
2. Lake Central
3. Fort Wayne Carroll
5. Bloomington North
4A – #9 New Castle defeats #4 Elkhart Memorial in 5 games.
3A – #5 Belmont upsets #1 Mishawaka Marion in a 3-game sweep.
2A – #1 Burris sweeps #3 Brownstown for their 11th straight title!
1A – #1 Marquette Catholic sweeps #9 Loogootee for their 4th straight title!