Indiana Area Senior High School

IHS Boy’s Basketball: Nothing but net


It is the middle of the season and the IHS boy’s basketball team is pushing themselves as hard as ever. With high hopes and a big goal of making the playoffs this year, the team has done nothing but work incredibly hard each day. 

It has been a tough season so far, but the team believes that all they need is to maintain hope in not only themselves as individuals, but the strength they have as a team together. Through facing these challenges that the season has brought, they have also seen many accomplishments worth noting.

Junior Trevor Todd comments, “We bonded a lot as a team together this year with all our practice and a similar desire to win.”

A shared purpose between all the boys was the strong bond that built relationships between them. This year was different for everyone, and a difficult one at that. Through these hardships, though, the team did not falter or let them fall apart; instead, they grew closer than ever.

The basketball team has seen some other feats, including senior Gavin Homer making his first-ever poster dunk on a point guard during a game.  A poster dunk being one of the most difficult in basketball, this brought upon a lot of pride for both Homer and the team.

Having accomplished something of this sort, it not only brings a sense of pride, but also motivation for the other players to stand out and play harder. Having won more games this year than in the past four brings their motivation to the front page.

With these great efforts and feats, the boy’s team has many goals in mind for the rest of the year. Making the playoffs is the main common objective between them all as it has been many years since the team has gone so far.

Other smaller, more personal goals are found individually among the team members. Senior Michael Odbold shares, My goal individually is to always help my team the best I can, and to enjoy my senior year to the fullest.”

It is important to note and recognize the effort the boys put into representing IHS as a team. They continue to put work into bettering themselves as players and as a team collectively to reach the goals they’ve set.

[Photo by Hasaan Nelson] “The IHS boys basketball team has a practice meet before the JV game.”

Sky Stevens


Sky is a senior and first-year reporter for the High Arrow. She is involved with the IHS Orchestra and has a passion for literature and arts, including journalistic and creative writing. She spends the majority of her time reading classic literature and practicing her writing skills.

2024 Keystones: How to prepare for success

By Gabi Isenberg Keystones are rapidly approaching at IHS. By reviewing notes, worksheets, Quizlets, and materials from throughout the year, students can ensure they’ll be successful in their subject’s test. 2024 Keystones begin the week of May 13, so preparation should begin soon. The stress of the looming Keystones can

Read More »

It’s senioritis season at IHS

By Lizzie Olsen and Katarina Medvetz The end of the year is slowly creeping up, and all of IHS is growing more and more excited. There is one grade in particular that has been anticipating this time since the first day: the seniors. Senioritis has become increasingly worse as the

Read More »

High Arrow reporters earn contest awards

By High Arrow Staff On Wednesday, March 27, 2024, four members of the IHS High Arrow reporter staff were awarded monetary prizes and recognition for their efforts in the “Newspaper in Education” contest sponsored by the Indiana Gazette.    Over 25 different elementary, middle and high schools entered the contest

Read More »

IHS Mini-THON fundraises for the Four Diamonds Foundation

By Addison Mosco The IHS Mini-THON fundraising committee is raising money for the Four-Diamonds Foundation. There are many different ways they are fundraising, but all the money is going to the same place: the Four Diamonds Foundation. Senior Emma Masengale comments, “We are fundraising by reaching out to businesses, holding

Read More »

IHS Drama Club Prepares for Footloose

By Elizabeth Olsen With the change of seasons swiftly approaching, there are many things that the IHS student body has to look forward to. One of the most anticipated events coming up would be the annual spring musical, put on by the IHS Drama Club. This year, the club is

Read More »

Mini-THON 2024: What to expect

By Gabi Isenberg It’s that time of year again. Mini-THON 2024 is rapidly approaching and IHS Leadership has prepared a fun night for the school on March 21. Mini-THON is one of the largest school-organized and student-planned events. It is a smaller version of Penn State’s THON, during which students

Read More »