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December 6, 2020

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21 Sports ... 1 Team ... WE ARE HOBART!

The fall sports season officially ended with the Class 4A Football State Championship game at Lucas Oil on Friday, November 27th. The winter sports season ... previously underway in early November ... officially resumed this past week with competition taking place on the court, in the water, and on the mat!! At this point, none of us have any idea if it's going to be a White Christmas in a few weeks, but what we do know is that it's going to be a PURPLE & GOLD winter sports season!!

Remember to practice the 3 W's ... it's time for BricksCenter!

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It was a busy week in the water for our girls & boys swim teams. A Tuesday night NCC contest to open the Aquatic Center (... and the 2020-2021 season) followed by a Thursday night road trip to Knox dotted the nautical map for the Brickies. If the results are any indication of how the winter season will go, hold on to your swim caps - it's going to be an AWESOME RIDE!!


On Tuesday night, the Lady Brickies hosted an NCC double-dual meet with Kankakee Valley and Lowell for the 1ST EVER competition in the new Hobart High School Aquatic Center. The much anticipated opening of the new facility was something special ... even during a pandemic with Lake County identified as RED by COVID metrics, the Lady Brickies SHINED in front of a limited crowd of parents/guardians!! Our girls WON the 1st ever race in their new home and never looked back on their way to VICTORIES over both Lowell (126-54) and KV (121-62)! A quartet of seniors - Emma Wright, Ana Tepavcevich, Alivia Ahner & Delaney O'Brien - will someday answer the question of who won the 1st race in the Aquatics Center for all those Brickie sports history buffs!

Overall, Hobart won 8 of the next 11 events against the Red Devils & Kougars after the FEARSOME FOURSOME cruised to victory in that 1st event to set the tone for the rest of the night!

Here are results from Tuesday's NCC opener:

200 Medley Relay - 1st = senior Emma Wright, senior Ana Tepavcevich, senior Alivia Ahner & senior Delaney O'Brien

200 Free - 2nd = junior Chelsea Chavez, 4th = senior Julie Hunt, 6th = junior Brooke Blanchard

200 IM - 2nd = freshman Zoe Johnston, 4th = Tepavcevich, 6th = junior Bridget Chavez

50 Free - 1st = O'Brien, 4th = junior Morgan Sanchez, 6th = freshman Marie White

Diving - 1st = Ahner, 2nd = junior Sydney Arias

100 Fly - 1st = Wright, 4th = White, 5th = Hunt

100 Free - 1st = O'Brien, 4th = Sanchez, 6th = sophomore Hailey Blood

500 Free - 2nd = C.Chavez, 3rd = junior Brennis Carrillo, 4th = Blanchard

200 Free Relay - 1st = O'Brien, C.Chavez, Tepavcevich & Wright

100 Back - 1st = Wright, 3rd = junior Meghan Horn, 6th = freshman Madison Allison

100 Breast - 1st = Johnston, 2nd = Tepavcevich, 6th = B.Chavez

400 Free Relay - 1st = C.Chavez, Sanchez, Hunt & Johnston

Thursday night @ Knox High School, the Lady Brickies picked up right where they left off on Tuesday and literally left the Redskins in their WAKE!! Hobart was a PERFECT 12 for 12 on the night in earning blue ribbons with O'Brien, Wright, & Tepavcevich each bringing home 4 1st place finishes (relays included), and Ahner & Chelsea Chavez scored hat tricks with 3 1st place finishes each (relays included)!! The long bus ride home didn't seem so bad after the DOMINANT 136-39 VICTORY!!

Here are results from Thursday @ Knox:

200 Medley Relay - 1st = Wright, Tepavcevich, Ahner & O'Brien

200 Free - 1st = C.Chavez, 2nd = Hunt, 4th = Blanchard

200 IM - 1st = Tepavcevich, 3rd = Carrillo, 4th = B.Chavez

50 Free - 1st = O'Brien, 2nd = Sanchez, 4th = White

Diving - 1st = Ahner, 2nd = Arias

100 Fly - 1st = Wright, 2nd = Ahner

100 Free - 1st = O'Brien, 2nd = Sanchez, 5th = Blood

500 Free - 1st = C.Chavez, 2nd = Carrillo, 3rd = Blanchard

200 Free Relay - 1st = O'Brien, Tepavcevich, Ahner & Wright

100 Back - 1st = Wright, 3rd = Horn, 4th = Allison

100 Breast - 1st = Tepavcevich, 2nd = Hunt, 4th = B.Chavez

400 Free Relay - 1st = C.Chavez, Sanchez, Hunt & Carrillo

The Lady Brickies are 3-0 on the season ... 2-0 in NCC action ... and will be back at it twice this week with tough contests against Munster and Crown Point. GOOD LUCK LADIES!!


Tuesday's 1st ever meet in the HHS Aquatics Center was coed as our boys joined the girls in facing KV & Lowell. With only 9 swimmers and 3 divers on the roster, you could say that the Brickies wore the "underdog" tag on Tuesday night ... something they'll need to get used to as the season progresses. The Brickies swam extremely well for their 1st time out this winter and got a LIFETIME BEST performance from 2019 STATE QUALIFIER junior Ethan Ferba in 1 meter diving! Our boys fell to both KV (61-101) and Lowell (52-98) on the night, but showed a lot of potential and are clearly putting in the WORK WORK WORK to be their best!

Here are results from Tuesday's meet:

200 Free - 4th = sophomore Noah Bailey

200 IM - 2nd = junior Nathaniel Mamushe

50 Free - 4th - junior Ethan Sy, 6th = freshman Brett Herrin, 7th = freshman Luke Weinman

Diving - 1st - junior Ethan Ferba, 2nd = junior Hayden Maggio, 3rd = freshman Ethan Robles

100 Fly - 2nd = Mamushe, 4th = Bailey

100 Free - 2nd = sophomore Owen Finch, 5th = Sy

500 Free - 2nd = Finch

200 Free Relay - 3rd = Finch, Bailey, Sy & Mamushe

100 Breast - 3rd = Herrin

Taking just 10 boys to Knox on Thursday, the Brickies once again were out-manned in numbers but not in heart! In just their 2nd meet of the season, the Brickie boys were OUTSTANDING only to fall a heartbreaking 3 points short and fall 58-61. WHAT AN EFFORT!!! Ferba & classmate Hayden Maggio were MAGNIFICENT on the board in going 1-2 ... clearly they both have a license to DIVE :) ... and sophomore Noah Bailey also grabbed glory with a THRILLING 1st place finish in the 200 Free, winning by just 0.26 seconds!!

Here are results from Thursday's meet:

200 Medley Relay - 2nd = Finch, Herrin, Mamushe & Sy

200 Free - 1st = Bailey

200 IM - 2nd = Mamushe

50 Free - 2nd = Sy, 4th = Weinman, 5th = Herrin

Diving - 1st - Ferba, 2nd = Maggio

100 Fly - 2nd = Mamushe, 3rd = Bailey

100 Free - 2nd = Finch, 3rd = Sy, 5th = Weinman

500 Free - 2nd = Finch

200 Free Relay - 2nd = Finch, Bailey, Sy & Mamushe

100 Breast - 2nd = Herrin

The Brickies are 0-3 on the season and 0-2 in NCC action ... they will join the girls against Munster on Tuesday and @ Crown Point on Thursday! GO GET 'EM BOYS!!


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Well Brickie fans, wrasslin' is BACK and as MC Hammer might've said in 1990 "Sound the Bell, Schools In Sucker ... Can't Touch This"!! Even with sanitizer ... our guys are Too Hype Can't Touch This!!

On Saturday, the Brickies made the short trip over to River Forest to roll around a bit in a triple dual with the host Ingots and Calumet. In the 1st round, Hobart squared off against the Warriors and DOMINATED with a 66-12 VICTORY!! After RF also defeated Calumet, it was time for the CHAMPIONSHIP round! Starting at 195, the Ingots won the 1st 4 matches to move ahead 21-0. Hobart junior Trevor Schammert pinned his opponent in just 25 seconds at 113 lbs to get the Brickies on the board and our boys would be VICTORIOUS in 7 of the last 9 weight classes to earn a hard fought 38-33 WIN!!

The theme this year for our grapplers is #Twilight Zone on the #BrickRode. To stick with that theme, here are some notables from the #Highlight Zone on Saturday:

Sophomore Allan Turich and freshmen teammates Kaden Miller-Lane, Jacob Sparks & Aiden Olague all earned their 1st career varsity wins!

Junior Trevor Schammert went 2-0 with 2 pins @ 113 lbs

Senior Jaden Skimehorn went 2-0 with 1 pin & 1 tech fall @ 120 lbs

Junior Donovan Ruiz went 2-0 on the day @ 126 lbs

Senior Cristian Padilla went 2-0 with 1 pin & 1 tech fall @ 132 lbs

Sophomore Jonny McGill went 1-0 with a pin

Sophomore Gavin Miller-Lane went 2-0 with a pin @ 152 lbs

Junior Jake Simpson went 2-0 with 2 pins @ 182 lbs

The Brickies are 2-0 and will host NCC rival Lowell on Thursday for our 1st home meet of the season!! Either work hard or you might as well quit ... that's word because you know ... Can't Touch This!


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"Don't call it a comeback" is the famous 1st line in American rapper LL Cool J's 1990 song Mama Said Knock You Out. Well, we're technically not calling this a comeback ... more of a return to action for the Lady Brickies after a brief hiatus due to COVID. Having not played a contest since November 11th, our girls were going to have to shake the rust off quickly with two challenging opponents on the slate this past week!

On Tuesday, Hobart welcomed Porter County neighbor Portage to the Friendly City for a non-conference game. It was great to hear the basketball bouncing in the gym after a 3 week absence ... unfortunately, it was not great to hear the nets swish again and again for the visiting Indians. Portage seemingly made every shot early and jumped out to a 34-12 halftime lead. The Lady Brickies tried to claw back into it in the 3rd quarter, but just never could quite get much going and ultimately lost a tough one 75-24. Senior Lexi Williams and sophomore NIko Latinovic each scored 6 points to lead the offensive attack for Hobart. Each also added a team-high 6 rebounds. Credit the Portage defense ... their aggressive style bottled up super sophomore Asia Donald and limited her to just 4 points, well below her nearly 17 ppg average.

Friday night, the Lady Brickies were back in action against NCC rival Munster. This one was a BATTLE right from the tip-off! Hobart won the tip and after some efficient ball movement, Asia Donald BURIED a 3 from the right wing!! Donald scored again a few possessions later to give our girls an early 5-3 lead, but Munster would fight back and hold a 16-7 edge after 8 minutes of play. The Lady Brickies came out aggressive in the 2nd quarter ... playing even until the closing moments and went into the half trailing 27-15. The 2nd half featured more of the same ... Hobart giving everything they had to contend! The game was never really out of reach, but unfortunately, the Lady Mustangs had too much offense and won 56-31 in a game that was much closer than the final score would indicate. Donald returned to form with 17 points to lead all Lady Brickie scorers ... Williams added 7 and freshman Jesse Neace returned to the lineup to tack on 5.

The Lady Brickies are currently 2-3 on the season and 0-1 in NCC play. No rest for the weary this week as Hobart will be in action 3 more times ... Tuesday @ Illiana Christian, Friday @ KV, and Saturday afternoon they will return home to face Calumet. LET'S DO THIS GIRLS!!!


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Last Glance

On Saturday morning, the SCOH partnered with the HPD, HFD, and City Hall to provide a PARADE OF CHAMPIONS for the 2020 Brickies who finished the season as Class 4A IHSAA Football STATE FINALISTS! 2020 marked the 12th time in school history that the Brickies finished their season in Indy and the 1st since 1996!!

Special thanks to Dr. Peggy Buffington, Mayor Brian Snedecor, Sergeant Monte White & the HPD, Hobart Fire Department, and the entire Brickie Nation for so much support all season long and for WORK WORK WORKing so hard to put together one more celebration to recognize such an AMAZING accomplishment for our boys!!


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Region Sports Nation actually televised the Parade! Check out the link to their Facebook page for full coverage!!

Sports Schedule This Week


9th Wrestling @ Crown Point

9th Boys Basketball vs. Chesterton


Girls Swimming & Diving vs. Munster/Lowell *

Boys Swimming & Diving vs. Munster/Lowell *

Girls Basketball @ Illiana Christian

Boys Basketball vs. Portage - Postponed


No Events Scheduled


Wrestling vs. Lowell *

Girls Swimming & Diving @ Crown Point

Boys Swimming & DIving @ Crown Point


Girls Basketball @ Kankakee Valley *


Wrestling @ Tom Cameron Invite (Merrillville HS)

JV Wrestling @ LaPorte Invite

Girls Basketball vs. Calumet

Boys Basketball @ Hammond Gavit

* = NCC Opponent