Wapahani junior Isaac Andrews attempts a three-point shot Feb. 2 at Wapahani High School. Andrews finished with seven made three-pointers and 27 points. Zach Carter, DN

Offensive showcase helps guide Wapahani past Cowan

When young kids are asking high school basketball players for their autographs after a game, they must have done something right. On Thursday night, the Wapahani Raiders defeated the Cowan Blackhawks 93-52. Head coach Matt Luce was very happy with how his team performed.

Senior Connor Mckibben attempts to shoot a ball over a Seton Catholic defender Jan. 27 at Ball Gymnasium. Zach Carter, DN

Burris Swoops Pass Seton Catholic 48-32

The Burris Owls have now won their last four games. Their latest victory was this Friday night’s matchup against the Seton Catholic Cardinals. The red-hot Owls defended Ball Gymnasium as they soared past the visitors 48-32. But this win was special for the home team for a few reasons. First, it was homecoming week. Second, this is the same Owls team that started the season 0-8.

Delta High School senior Caleb Elliot poses on the football field Jan. 21 at Delta High School in Muncie, Ind. The senior was a finalist for the Man of The Year Award. The award, given by the Indianapolis Colts youth program, goes to a high school football player who show’s leadership on and off the field. Jacy Bradley, DN

Delta's Caleb Elliott a finalist for Colts' High School Man of the Year

Who is Caleb Elliott? Most high schoolers might be asleep at 9 a.m. on a winter Saturday morning. But not Elliott. The senior hops out of bed and gets dressed. He heads to the school he’s been to all week. Elliott, a wide receiver and point guard for the Eagles football and basketball teams, is not going for a practice. Delta runs a program called “The Future Eagles.” It allows elementary kids to play team basketball inside the school’s gym.

Pendleton Heights head coach Adam Ballard coaches his team during a timeout Jan. 20 at Delta High School in Muncie, Ind. Zach Carter DN

Delta edges Pendleton Heights 60-56 in Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Game

On Friday, the Delta Eagles (10-5, 1-2 HHC) welcomed Pendleton Heights (4-11, 0-4 HHC) to Muncie as the two Hoosier Heritage Conference (HHC) teams would battle it out in a game that came down to the final minutes. The hometown Eagles would not disappoint as they outlasted the Arabians 60-56. Even though every win is good in high school basketball, this win was special for the Eagles. 

Wapahani Boys Basketball celebrates with the 2023 Delaware County Tournament trophy after defeating Yorktown 62-45 on Jan 14. Daniel Kehn, DN

Wapahani girls, boys basketball make history in Delaware County Championship

“Jobs not done,” said junior Isaac Andrews after his team, Wapahani, defeated Delta in the quarterfinal round of the Delaware County high school basketball tournament Jan. 13. The Wapahani girls squad also made the championship on their side of the county tournament. After the boys team won, their head coach, Matt Luce, wanted to see history. The Raiders had never had both teams win the championship in the same year. Until now.

Junior guard Jacob Grim shoots a free throw Dec. 9 at Yorktown High School in Yorktown, Indiana. The Tigers defeated Delta High School 49-39. Zach Carter DN

Yorktown defeats Delta 49-39 in cross-county rivalry

One of the biggest rivalries in Delaware County took place on the court Dec. 9. Fans from both teams created an environment at Yorktown High School that gave the game an extra spark. “It was a great high school basketball atmosphere just like it should be,” Yorktown head coach Matt Moulton said. “Just a classic Delaware County basketball matchup.” In the end, the Yorktown Tigers defeated the Delta Eagles 49-39. 


Cowan defeats Tri-Central 84-71

The second quarter was not much different with both teams scoring 17 points a piece. Groves talked about the shooting performances from the two schools. “I thought both teams were going to reach 100 [points],” he said. “They shot lights out and we shot pretty decent in the first half.” But after halftime, the Blackhawks stepped on the gas pedal and did not look back. They scored 29 points in the fourth quarter, 15 more points than the Trojans. Junior guard Timmy Watson was instrumental in the comeback.

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