The Zionsville Lady Eagles volleyball team went through some growing pains last season with very little varsity experience from the year before. But this season, they will not be a problem. Nearly all the key pieces for Zionsville are back from a season ago, and head coach Dawn Jones' squad is ready to make a run at the conference and sectional titles. "I think they are very conditioned and mentally ready," Jones said of the team. "We come back with almost all of our starters. We are going to have a couple of lineup changes, but we have a lot of depth, but I think we are going to be a very strong team and competitive this season." Zionsville lost two seniors who saw consistent time last season in Lauren Potoczek and Astrida Kreilis. While valuable contributors to the team, the girls ranked fourth and sixth respectively in kills and ninth and seventh in digs. The Eagles return their top hitter from last season in junior Maren Braun. Braun led the team with 399 kills a season ago. She also had 264 digs. She had kills on approximately 40 percent of her attacks a season ago. Senior Carlie Vannatta recorded 127 kills and team-best 71 blocks, while senior setter Keegan Kollias was the team-leader with 632 assists. Senior Cyra Bammer had 126 kills and 331 digs last year. For more of this story, read Aug. 21's Zionsville Times Sentinel.
- Echeverria to lead Eagles' football team It didn't take long for the Zionsville football team to find a replacement for departed head coach Larry McWhorter. Pat Echeverria, who has been the head coach at Eastern Hancock High School the past three seasons, was officially approved by the school board Monday, Dec. 9.
- Eagles dominate Stars in season-opening win The Zionsville boys basketball team opened up their season a week and a half later than they expected to. But those watching their season-opening game against Western Boone wouldn’t have known it. The Eagles out-scored the Stars 16-4 in the second quarter and never looked back in a 60-48 win on Saturday, Dec. 7.
- Lady Eagles hold on against Jeff, beat Avon The Zionsville Lady Eagles saw their entire lead go away against Lafayette Jefferson late in the fourth quarter Wednesday, Dec. 4, night. But with the momentum against them, the Eagles turned to one of their senior leaders — and she delivered. Laurie King’s three-point play with 1:16 remaining broke a 40-all tie and the Eagles made the plays they needed to down the stretch, beating the Bronchos 49-41.
- Swimming teams sweep Brownsburg in dual meet The Zionsville swimming and diving teams swept Brownsburg Tuesday, Dec. 3, night in a Hoosier Crossroads Conference dual. The girls team won 135-51 and the boys team won 103-82.
- Wrestling team goes 3-1 at Shamrock Duals It wasn't a perfect day for the Zionsville wrestling team Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Shamrock Duals in Westfield. The Eagles went 3-1 on the day to finish third overall.
Comeback falls short for Lady Eagles
The Hoosier Crossroads Conference opener for Zionsville has been quite a challenge for the girl’s basketball team in recent years.
- Lady Eagles get big win against Hamilton Heights Zionsville’s girls’ basketball team got hot from the three-point line to start the game and never cooled off Friday, Nov. 22, night against Hamilton Heights. The Eagles (2-1) won handily 65-48 over the Lady Huskies in a game that coach Andy Maguire said was one of the best he has seen in a while.
- Zionsville starts season off with tourney victory The Zionsville wrestling team started the 2013-14 season off on a high note Nov. 23. The Eagles went 5-0 and won the Super Duals at Western High School.
- Sports Briefs Girls swimming and diving The Zionsville girls swimming and diving team started the 2013-14 season off Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Noblesville. The Lady Eagles got off to a strong start, topping the Millers 107-79. Zionsville won 10 of the 12 events on the
- Aven signs to wrestle at Purdue Zionsville senior Jacob Aven accomplished a goal Tuesday, Nov. 19. That is when Aven officially signed his national letter of intent to wrestle at Purdue University.
- More Sports Headlines