November 1, 2014

Fishers Outlasts Carmel for Class 2A Girls Championship
After falling short a year ago, the Fishers Tigers returned to the scene of that diappointment and this time left with state championship hardware.

Freshman midfielder Gretchen Mills’ unassisted goal just 10:25 into the match put Fishers in the driver’s seat en route to the school’s first soccer championship. Despite Carmel’s constant offensive pressure, which included nine second half shots, junior goalkeeper Hannah Sullivan and the Tigers defense were able to make their 1-0 lead stand. The Greyhounds outshot Fishers 17-8 for the evening.

A regular season meeting between the two resulted in a 2-2 draw back on Aug. 30 and two teams entered the championship match having only given up seven goals each all season. 

The Tigers had advanced to last year's state championship match for the first time after winning their first sectional crown but had to settle for the runner-up spot by the same 1-0 score.

Coach Ben Beasley led the Tigers to its 16-1-6 championship season. Frank Dixon’s Greyhounds ended 18-1-3 and fell short of winning a record 10th crown.

Maddie Peebles of Fishers named Mental Attitude Award Recipient
Maddie Peebles of Fishers High School received the 2014 Mental Attitude Award for Class 2A Girls Soccer from members of the IHSAA Executive Committee.

Maddie is a four-year starter for the Tigers, and was named to the Hoosier Crossroads Conference First Team each of the past two seasons.

The team captain is ranked in the top 25% of her class and has received ISCA Academic All-State honors. She is part of the Student Athletic Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Leaders for Fishers. She has taken part in several mission trips, including two in South Africa.

Maddie is the daughter of David and Susan Peebles of Fishers. Next fall, she will attend Wheaton College to study political science.

The IHSAA Executive Committee presented a scholarship check for $1,000 to Fishers High School in the name of Maddie Peebles.  Since 1989, more than $840,000 in college scholarships has been presented to deserving high school students in Indiana.