Eyes on the rise

Here’s a look into what the upcoming winter sports season has to offer

Note: all pictures are from the 21-22 season as official games for this year haven’t started as of publication

Girls basketball

  • Coach: Adam Morelock

    Cece Mitchell (’23) jumps for the ball during the tip off of the Roncalli scrimmage last year on Nov. 2. Mitchell was able to get the ball for the Cards. photo by Ryder Harris
  • Last year’s results: 11-13
  • Important dates: home opener Speedway scrimmage Nov. 3, Perry Nov. 22
  • Athletes to watch: five seniors led by Lela Scott (’23) and Cece Mitchell (’23), strong group of underclassmen headed by Kassie McMasters (’25) and Sophia Nguyen (’25)
  • Season goals: double digit win season, improve upon last year’s record, have consistency on both ends of the floor and develop younger players
  • Coach quote: “If we can improve each day and each game just a little, we will be very competitive by sectional time.”



A.J. Dancler (’23) charges down the court to the basket on Nov. 23. He led the team in scoring last year with an average of 17.8 points per game. photo by Ryder Harris


Boys basketball

  • Coach: Eric Brand
  • Last year’s results: 14-12
  • Important dates: Perry Meridian Nov. 22, Ben Davis Nov. 30, Lawrence North Dec. 3
  • Athletes to watch: eight seniors including A.J. Dancler (’23), Keyon Miller (’23) and Nickens Lemba (’23)
  • What’s new: many new players, more team building activities
  • Season goals: compete for county, conference and sectional championships
  • Coach quote: “It is a big year. We have probably the most talent since I’ve been here.”


Basketball cheer

Josie Miller (’24) is held up in her stunt on Jan. 14. The team will add new stunt skills this season. photo by Gretchen Turner
  • Coach: Nicky Givens
  • What’s new: adding in dance and stunts learned at a camp over the summer
  • Hopes for the season: bring spirit to basketball games
  • Coach quote: “My expectation for this season is for my girls to have fun.”




  • Coach: Nick Skinner
  • Last year’s results:
    Girls: second at state
    Boys: 15-10

    The Cards wrestling team took on Martinsville High School on Dec. 13. They were able win the close meet 42-38. photo by Grace Elder
  • Important dates: new tournament hosted at SHS Nov. 2
  • Athletes to watch:
    Girls: AnnaMae Mosconi(’23), Avalyn Mosconi (’25), Kyla Johnson (’25)
    Boys: Daunte Hon (’23), Duvonte’ Rivers (’23), Brayden McMillan (’24)
  • What’s new: starting girls only workouts to encourage more to join
  • Season goals:
    Girls: improve upon state performance from last year
    Boys: have two wrestlers place at state
  • Coach quote: “I want them to be competitive.”



  • Coach: Jeff Rice
  • Important dates: sectionals Jan. 16, state finals Feb. 11
  • Athletes to watch: Addyson Rice (’26)
  • What’s new: first year having bowling after Covid-19
  • Season goals: develop skills for all bowlers and establish the SHS team
  • Coach quote: “It’s a year of firsts for everybody.”


The SHS dance team performs their routine during the spring pep session on April 12. They did their hip hop routine to high-energy music. photo by Grace Elder


  • Coach: Jessi Walpole
  • Last year’s results: fifth place at nationals
  • Important dates: state March 19, nationals April 1-2
  • Athletes to watch: Raul Avelar (’23), the first male dancer in several years
  • What’s new: first year competing in the Pom category
  • Season goals: have fun, build trust, improve skills and showcase routines at basketball games
  • Coach quote: “I am excited for this challenge and excited to see where they take all of these routines.”



  • Coach: Tricia Mangila
  • Last year’s results:
    Girls: 11-1
    Boys: 6-6
  • Important dates: Cardinal Classic Dec. 3, girls sectional finals Feb. 4, boys sectional finals Feb. 18
  • Athletes to watch:
    Girls: Karlie Dodd (’24), Noelle Bryan (’23), Haidyn Coleman (’25), Sydney Hartman (’25)
    Boys: Noah Diallo (’24), Daniel Sanchez (’23)

    Swimmers prepare to dive into the water during the 50 yard freestyle on Nov. 22. Senior Noelle Bryan won the race. photo by Gretchen Turner
  • What’s new: have several different coaches for all levels of swimmers
  • Season goals: qualify for state and end the season with good records
  • Coach quote: “(I want) to just have fun with this sport, to find people that love swimming and love to train.”