Best in the Midwest



For the second consecutive year the Carmel 5/6 Pups Gold lacrosse team won the Indiana Youth Lacrosse Association state championship. They took the trophy in a 7-4 win against a very good team from Hamilton Southeastern. The 5/6 Pups Gold team went undefeated in IYLA competition, outscoring its opponents by a combined score of 114-13. A week later, the team won the Midwest Premier Lacrosse League U13 championship, beating a strong seventh grade team from the Chicago area, 10-6. Top row from left, coaches Jamie Gish, Larry George, Bill Padgett and Eric Neidlinger; middle row from left, Peyton Brown, Zach Gish, Will Padgett, Chase Turner, Preston Bullard, Nicholas George, Carter Fernandez, Garrett Sharp, Gabe Quigley, Joe Gollmer and Sam Bedich; and bottom row from left, Dawson Rider, Teddy George, Logan Sandlin, Kyle Kleva, Eric Allen, Grant Moore, Jack Neidlinger, Peyton Sandlin and Meade Hicks. Not pictured are Will Pippen and coaches Jay Pippen and Mark Hicks. (Submitted photo)