Royals Unified Sports Club Begins Basketball Season

Inclusive Club Ready for Competition, Memories Basketball Brings


Reagan Janes

Royals Unified Sports Club kicked off their basketball season during Pathways A on October 27th in the Old Aux Gym. Unified Sports is a club that all students to come together and play different sports, including bowling, basketball, track and kickball. The Royals compete against other Indiana high schools with unified sports teams and often team up with Fishers High School’s Unified Sports Club.

The club’s basketball season follows its appearance at the bocce ball state tournament at Noblesville High School.

“Bocce Ball was amazing! The weather was great and so was the energy,” club member Vierra Lee said. “All the teams there always have good attitudes and greats sportsmanship. No matter if we won the round or lost, everyone was proud of each other.”

This energy is in all sports too, not just bocce ball.

At their first basketball practice, the team practiced offense and defense before finishing the practice with a scrimmage. The energy was high, and the practice was full of smiles. The scrimmage was a back-and-forth game with amazing shots.

“It was really great to be back in the season and see everyone again,” Lee said. “Having new coaches has been really fun and they are teaching us a lot about the game”

This year, Royals Unified Sports Club is coming together to support other teams.

“We also have watch parties for a lot of sports, like getting together to watch the Colts play or meeting up at a HSE basketball game to support the Royals together,” sophomore club member Ellie Philhower said.

Throughout the year, unified sports club allows and all-inclusive and positive environment for students. It is fun for everyone.

“I love when the whole club hangs out and plays together,” Lee said. “You can really tell that everyone in the club loves being there.”