The Zionsville Eagles football team lost their quarterback and top wide receiver off a sectional finalist team from a year ago, but that doesn't mean the expectations aren't high in southern Boone County. The Eagles are ranked fourth in the new Class 5A in the pre-season poll and open up the season this Friday, Aug. 23 against Lafayette Jefferson. "Our goals are the same as always," Zionsville head coach Larry McWhorter said. "Every year it is very clear that we want to be a great effort and technique team. We have certainly established the effort part, at least in practice, and I'm pretty sure that will carry over. That usually doesn't shut down. Technique is where we are going to spend a lot of time looking to improve." McWhorter has already announced this will be his final season at the helm of the Eagles. After the season is over, he will be heading over to Covenant Christian to take over their brand-new football program. The coach has amassed a record of 147-54 in his 18 seasons at Zionsville and have had only one losing season. He said with this group, the effort they are looking for has been there since day one. "I have seen great effort," McWhorter said. "I have been really impressed with the juniors and seniors and how they have come out every day in practice. We haven't had to battle the humidity like last year, but there are still things they have to overcome. They just get after it every day." 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.
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