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March 7, 2021

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

Before Brickie fans officially close the book on the 2020-2021 winter sports season ... which has been unlike any other ... it seems only appropriate to say THANK YOU for everyone who played a role in making it happen! COVID protocols and a very RED December & January made life difficult for our players ... their families ... and our coaching staffs. Still, the simple fact that WE MADE IT through paints a GREAT picture of how we all work together for our kids to help them be prepared for whatever comes next. That COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY is firmly embedded in athletics ... which is why BricksCenter ALWAYS starts with "21 sports ... 1 Team".


It's a lot like the photo below - in an ARCH, the workload is SHARED between all of the parts and each BRICK relies on the others for STRENGTH. If all the parts WORK WORK WORK together, sharing ONE VISION and ONE PURPOSE ... it creates something special that lasts :)


Ok - now that we're all on the same page ... it's time for BricksCenter!

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Basketball

On Tuesday, the 111th Annual IHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament began. Chesterton High School was the host for Class 4A Sectional #2 as the Brickies got to experience Indiana's version of March Madness!


The draw paired Hobart with Porter County neighbor Portage in a rematch from late January ... a 36-24 Indians victory. First quarter action went back-and-forth as each team found the bottom of the net often and Portage grabbed an early 15-14 lead. The Brickies kept it going in the 2nd frame and clamped down on D-D-D-DEFENSE ... harassing the Indians with a STELLAR halfcourt zone and even extending it full court after made baskets to PULL AHEAD 25-20 in the waning moments! A Portage guard banked in a long 3 at the buzzer to cut the Brickie lead to 2 ... 25-23 ... at the half.

The 3rd period was more of the same GRIND as both teams came out of the halftime locker room looking to gain control. Hobart held off EVERY Portage charge and even extended the lead to 3 at 35-32 with just 8 minutes remaining!! The Brickies pushed the margin to 5 ... 39-34 ... only to see the Indians charge back to tie things up at 39-39 with 2 fateful minutes left. Each team had chances to steal victory as the clock wound down, but neither could capitalize and the game went to OVERTIME!! That's right folks ... we got the BONUS package!

In the OT, Portage struck 1st with an old-fashioned 3-point play ... then Hobart answered with two FTs by junior Jaydon Hence to cut it 1. Over the next 90 seconds, the Indians rattled off 6 straight and took control, 48-41, with just under 2 minutes remaining. Our boys NEVER quit, but ultimately the 7-point margin was too much to overcome and Portage hung on to earn a hard fought 51-45 victory. Senior Max Jancich accounted for the Brickies' final points on the season with 2 FTs in the closing seconds.


It was a disappointing end ... they all are when you lace them up for the last time. Our boys represented Hobart SO WELL all year because of their EFFORT, DETERMINATION, TEAMWORK, HUSTLE & DESIRE. They WORK WORK WORKed as hard as they could to compete and for that they should feel GREAT PRIDE - I know that's how we feel about them! They say it's the journey that counts, not the destination ... I would have to agree. This team STAYED THE COURSE against adversity and KEPT PLAYING in spite of the obstacles facing them ... NEVER GIVING UP until the final buzzer sounded. CONGRATULATIONS to Coach Brown, his staff, and the entire team on such a GREAT year! THANK YOU one more time to our seniors ... Quinten White, Fabian Salazar-Bernal & Max Jancich ... for everything you gave for this team and this town. We are VERY PROUD of you!!


#MAKETHEMBELIEVE

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Indiana Elite All-Star

CONGRATULATIONS to freshman hooper Jesse Neace for representing the Lady Brickies at the Indiana Elite 4A North/South All-Star game on Saturday hosted by Sheridan High School! Indiana Elite North vs. South is a Midwest based college showcase organization that enables high school student athletes a chance to network with college coaches. Participants compete against others from similar school size and grade level.


GREAT JOB JESSE! WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!


#SHEGOTGAME

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Athlete of the Month

Proud to announce our February Athletes of the Month! CONGRATULATIONS to these fine student-athletes for representing the #PURPLE&GOLD with #BRICKIEPRIDE! ... and thank you again to our coaches for your nominations!


Aisha Arias - Gymnastics
Ethan Ferba - Diving
Jake Simpson and Devin Wible - Wrestling
Emma Wright - Swimming


Extraordinary accomplishments, Brickies!


#OWNIT

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SPRING SPORTS ARE HERE!

Now that the winter sports season has officially come to an end ... and it was FANTASTIC ... it's time to move back outside (huh?) for some spring sports action! Ok ... ok, the British-American rock band Foreigner might say that it's been as COLD AS ICE out there lately, but the sun is trying to help us say goodbye to the snow so our kids can get out of the fieldhouse!


GOOD LUCK to our spring sports as they get started on what will undoubtedly be an exciting few months!


#BRICKIEUP

JROTC Color Guard

HUGE shoutout to the Hobart JROTC Color Guard team for their FANTASTIC performance in Fort Wayne back on February 20th! The Brickies were at Concordia Lutheran High School competing against the best in Indiana ... scoring over 690 out of 700 possible points ... and adding to the already STACKED trophy case for our cadets! Not only do these kids represent our school well when presenting the colors at sporting events, but they MAKE US PROUD statewide!!


CONGRATULATIONS to 1stSgt Leo Marshall and our entire team for such an AMAZING performance!


#CHARACTER-DESIRE-COMMITMENT-TEAMWORK

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Sports Schedule This Week

Monday

Softball - 1st Official day of practice


Tuesday

No Events Scheduled


Wednesday

No Events Scheduled


Thursday

Gymnastics Awards - 6:30pm

Wrestling Awards - 6:30pm


Friday

No Events Scheduled


Saturday

No Events Scheduled