End of April Program Recap

Every Northside Spartan team has seen action at this point and the program has shown some real promise early in the season.

The juniors have gotten off to a solid start, with 2018 Scott reaching the silver bracket in two tough tournaments to begin the year.  Cameron Harris (Crawfordsville) and Jack Maller (Fishers) have emerged as offensive leaders, while Xavier Hines (Noblesville) and Caleb Bean (Hamilton Heights) have served as leaders on defense.  2018 Heath-Granger is continuing to gel with lots of new players, but Mekhi Caldwell (Tindley) and Caleb Pack (North Central) have been stellar offensive players.

Coach Scott's 2019 sophomores have completed two tournaments including winning the silver bracket of Easter Classic in their first weekend of play.  Stephen Terry (Brebeuf) was excellent in his first weekend and Mekhi Caldwell (Tindley) has scored in bunches.  Roc Ricker (Guerin) has provided sharpshooting and Davis Schlichte is a steadying presence at the point.

The 2020 class is arguably the program's strongest, with all three teams notching multiple wins in their first weekends of action.  2020 Staal got off to a rocky start in the Easter Classic, but responded by going 3-1 in the National Club Challenge last weekend, sparked by Kolby Bullard's (Noblesville) return from injury.  Ben Weidner (Zionsville) has been superb, averaging over 20 points for the team.  2020 Bernhold kicked off their season last weekend and fought their way to the championship game of the silver bracket in the Spring Run n' Gun.  Levi Calvert (Noblesville) led the team including pulling off what may be the Spartan highlight of the year with a thunderous and-one dunk.  Zach Markovich (Noblesville) and Ben McHenry (Fishers) have been solid in support roles for 2020 Bernhold.  

2020 Davis (girls) made history in their first game of the season, notching a win over BC Hatton in the first Northside Spartans girls game in program history.  Since then, they have been competitive in every game, including going a perfect 3-0 last Sunday in route to a tournament win.  Regan Newman (Fishers) has been a star for the team, leading the team in multiple categories.  Lydia Rhodes (Homeschool) and Katie Palikan (Fishers) have shined as well.

2021 eighth grade team notched a win in their first game of the season against NuVision Ballers.  Jackson Manwell (Madison Grant) has been dominant in the paint and Brandon Brooks (Mt. Vernon) has been great despite playing up one year.

2023 is riding an 11 game win streak dating back to last season.  Luke Washburn (Riverside) and Malachi Smith (Skiles Test) have been spectacular in running the team from the point guard position and Anthony Ball (Skiles Test) has off the charts potential and notched a 14 point/14 rebound game in their last win over Indy Netters.

The program has another busy weekend to finish off the month with 2018 Scott, 2018 Heath Granger, and 2020 Staal in action during the NCAA Live Period.  Be sure to follow our Twitter (@TheNS_Spartans) and Facebook (Northside Spartans Basketball) for updates on all of our teams and program information!