Goshen News, Goshen, IN


December 19, 2013


Bethany tournament kicks off on Saturday

GOSHEN — Tis the season for high school boys basketball holiday tournaments and one of the first local ones is slated for Saturday at Bethany Christian.

Action begins at 10 a.m. with Elkhart Christian Academy (3-1) facing South Bend Trinity (2-3) followed by Lakeland Christian (0-4) and the host Bruins (2-4) around 11:30.

The consolation game is slated to begin around 4 p.m. and the championship at approximately 7:30.

The ECA Eagles are the defending champion after defeating Bethany 69-37 in last year’s finale.

Bethany was a 71-43 winner over Lakeland Christian on Dec. 3 at Bethany.

“Facing an opponent we have already seen brings a sense of familiarity and one of challenge in which team can make the better adjustments,” Bethany coach Jim Buller said. “They have a nice guard who helped keep the game close for a while.”

Connor Blum scored 27 points for Lakeland Christian.

The Bruins led 11-10 at the end of the first period before outscoring the Cougars 28-8 in the second.

Senior Abe Thorne and sophomore Ian Bomberger both netted 16 points, junior Sol Brenneman 15 and junior Tristan Clark 10 to lead Bethany.

Two of the ECA Eagles’ wins are over Class 4A schools in Elkhart Memorial (63-40) and Mishawaka (62-47).

“Elkhart Christian is a very veteran team that handily won this tourney last season,” Buller said. “They are a strong, physical team that has good shooters and plays good defense. The Eagles have a lot of attributes most coaches wish their team did.”

Leading scorers for the Eagles are Ryan Kupferschmid 21.0 points per game, Cory Waycaster 19.0 and Kenny Bearss 13.3.

Waycaster had the unique experience of playing against Bethany twice last season for two different teams. He transferred to Jimtown at the end of the first semester a year ago.

“He beat us when he played for ECA and then again when he was at Jimtown,” Buller said.

The NLC season kicks off Friday night with Concord (1-1) squaring off with Elkhart Memorial (1-2) at North Side Gym, Plymouth (3-2) at NorthWood (4-0) and Wawasee (1-5) at Warsaw (3-2).

Text Only
  • Nadal Withdraws Tennis [GOSHEN NEWS] TENNIS: Nadal withdraws from two tournaments Rafael Nadal withdrew Wednesday from U.S. Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting in doubt his status for a title defense at the year's last Grand Slam tournament.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • NFL: Colts look for second-year LB to take big step forward ANDERSON — Big Bjoern has certainly made his presence felt during the first week of training camp for the Indianapolis Colts. Bjoern Werner -- the 6-foot-3, 257-pound second-year outside linebacker for the Colts -- is being counted on to big a major force on the Indianapolis defense this season.

    July 30, 2014

  • Bridgestone Invitational Golf-3 [GOSHEN NEWS] GOLF: Woods hopeful for more good memories at the Firestone AKRON, Ohio — Tiger Woods finds out over the next two weeks if his season is over or just getting started.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Sideshows involving Rice and Dungy stain NFL's image

    Pro football training camps should be all about, well, football. But the talk around the NFL is about Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice's two-game suspension, Tony Dungy's indelicate remarks about Michael Sam and Jim Irsay's largesse. What kind of league is Roger Goodell running?

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • NCAA Concussion Lawsuit-9 [THE GOSHEN NEWS] NCAA settles head-injury lawsuit via fund CHICAGO — The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Offense adapting to new arsenal ANDERSON — Dwayne Allen didn’t often recognize the Indianapolis Colts offense he was watching from the sideline last season.The third-year tight end suffered a season-opening hip injury in Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders, then watched as left guar

    July 30, 2014

  • Running back Rainey is released ANDERSON — Just days after earning praise for his playmaking ability from head coach Chuck Pagano, running back Chris Rainey was waived by the Indianapolis Colts on Monday morning.The news was broken in a press release around 8:30 a.m. and later conf

    July 30, 2014

  • SPT GN140730 Kulp Former Jimtown coach Brent Kulp named GHS softball coach GOSHEN — When you find your calling in life you follow it, even if it means going back to a previous career. Brent Kulp understands this lesson.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • Big Ten Media Days Football [Duplicate] Playoffs could create chances for Big Ten teams CHICAGO — As he watched the BCS championship game last season, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook could not help but wonder: What if a playoff system were in place? Would the Spartans be playing for the biggest prize? No need to wonder anymore. T

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • USA Basketball-3 [Duplicate] Rose returns as U.S. basketball team opens camp LAS VEGAS — Derrick Rose says he feels old. The 25-year-old point guard's rigorous play on Monday during the U.S. basketball team's first practice dictated otherwise. "I was joking with Kyle Korver, I told him 'I'm getting old, man. I've got to stret

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos


Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
AP Video
Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii

With military action and tensions escalating between Russia and Ukraine, as well as Israel and Palestine, are you worried that the U.S. and other nations may get drawn into these conflicts?

Yes, it is a great concern of mine
I’m a little worried, but not too much
No, I’m not worried at all
     View Results