Goshen News, Goshen, IN


December 27, 2013

Good times continue in basketball predictions

GOSHEN — Santa answered my Christmas letter and gave me another good week of high school boys basketball predictions.

The final tally for last week was 13-3 (81.3 percent). Missed calls were Elkhart Memorial over Concord, Goshen over Fairfield and South Bend Trinity over Lakeland Christian.

That gives me a 36-17 year-to-date mark (67.9).


NIC-NLC Shootout

Elkhart Memorial vs. Mishawaka Marian — The Marian Knights were 92-52 winners over Memorial a year ago. Memorial has won nine of the last 14 meetings in the series. Memorial may have the edge in strength of schedule as their opponents have a combined record of 17-12 compared to Marian’s 14-10. Memorial.

Concord vs. Mishawaka — The Concord Minutemen won a 44-42 thriller last season and have a 19-5 lead in the series in recent years. Concord has a 1-2 scoring punch of senior Ramon Johnson and junior Filip Serwatka that has been tough to shutdown. Concord.

Penn vs. Goshen — Penn has won 14 of the last 20 meetings with the Goshen Redskins, including a 78-34 decision last year. Penn’s offense is averaging 69.8 points per game compared to 44.9 for Goshen. Penn’s defense is giving up 52.8 while the Redskins allow 45.0. Penn.

SB St. Joseph at Northridge — The St. Joseph Indians were 53-50 winners over the Northridge Raiders last season. The two teams have played six times in recent year with each team winning three games. This could be a close one as the Indians are averaging 61.0 points on offense and the Raiders 58.2. Northridge will be playing on its home floor and led by senior Nate Ritchie should be able to get the job done. Northridge.


NIC-NLC Shootout

Mishawaka Marian vs. Concord — The Minutemen were 68-63 winners a year ago and Concord has won all six of the recent meetings with the Marian Knights. Both teams lost NCAA Division I players from a year ago as Franko House of Concord is now playing at Ball State while Demitrius Jackson and Austin Torres of Marian have moved on to Notre Dame. Concord might have a slight edge in returning talent in Johnson and Serwatka. Concord.

Text Only
  • SLIDESHOW: Notre Dame football media day

    August 19, 2014

  • NASCAR JGR Lineup Auto Racing-12 [TGN Online] Gibbs hires Carl Edwards and Daniel Suarez HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Carl Edwards scrolled across a stage at Joe Gibbs Racing and jokingly yelled, 'Surprise!' There was no surprise whatsoever about his formal introduction Tuesday as a fourth driver in the JGR Sprint Cup lineup. The move had been

    August 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • TV Redskins Name Football [TGN Online] Simms, Dungy likely not to use 'Redskins' on TV NEW YORK — Two influential NFL voices — including CBS lead analyst Phil Simms, who will handle Washington's Week 4 game — said Monday they likely won't use the term "Redskins" when discussing the franchise. "My very first thought is it will be Washi

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Poland Soccer Real Fiorentina-3 [TGN Online] 10th European Cup in hand, Madrid turns to Liga BARCELONA, Spain — Real Madrid is set to place an even greater emphasis on winning the Spanish league title after ending its quest for an elusive 10th European Cup last season. For 12 straight years, Madrid's coaches and players had been tasked with

    August 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Thursday Nights Football-3 [TGN Online] NFL games taking over Thursday nights on CBS NEW YORK — "The Big Bang Theory" is one of the few television shows that can approach the NFL in viewership. CBS executives still didn't hesitate to temporarily move TV's top-rated comedy to a different night to make room for football. Already domin

    August 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Cardinals Camp Football [TGN Online] Cardinals DT Dockett tears ACL, out for season GLENDALE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett, one of the most durable players in the NFL over the past decade, tore the ACL in his right knee during practice Monday and will undergo season-ending surgery. The team said the ex

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Browns Redskins Football [TGN Online] Manziel's gesture taints Browns' loss to Redskins LANDOVER, Md. — If the Cleveland Browns pick a quarterback based solely on numbers, there's not much either Johnny Manziel or Brian Hoyer did to show he deserves the job. If the choice is based on maturity, the hot-shot rookie's obscene gesture lost

    August 19, 2014 7 Photos

  • APTOPIX Browns Redskins Football [Duplicate] Manziel's gesture taints Browns' loss to Redskins Redskins 24-Browns 23. LANDOVER, Md. — Johnny Manziel raised his middle finger toward the Washington Redskins bench as he returned to the huddle late in the third quarter. It was one of the few times a Cleveland Browns quarterback actually found his

    August 19, 2014 7 Photos

  • GN140819 elkhart memorial letterwinners 01 Elkhart Memorial High School football preview ELKHART — There are going to be plenty of youthful players on the 2014 Elkhart Memorial High School football team as only 15 letterwinners return from last season’s squad that posted a 2-8 record.

    August 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140819 elkhart central letterwinners 01 Leadership starting to show for Central Blue Blazers ELKHART — Confidence and leadership were two were of the words used by Elkhart Central High School football coach Levon Johnson to describe the 2014 Blue Blazers.There are 26 letterwinners back from a squad that finished 4-7 in 2013.“Leadership is st

    August 17, 2014 1 Photo


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
US Trying to Verify Video of American's Killing FBI Director Addresses Ferguson Shooting in Utah Raw: Police at Scene of St. Louis Shooting Police: 2 Calif. Boys Planned School Shooting NOLA Police Chief Retires Amid Violent Crimes Lunch Bus Delivers Meals to Kids Out of School Water Bottles Recalled for Safety Researcher Testing On-Field Concussion Scanners Rockets Fired From Gaza, in Breach of Ceasefire Raw: Japanese Military Live Fire Exercise Police, Protesters Clash in Ferguson Independent Autopsy Reveals Michael Brown Wounds Nashville Embraces Motley Crue Obama: 'Time to Listen, Not Just Shout' Lawyer: Gov. Perry Indictment a 'Nasty Attack' Raw: Russian Aid Convoy Crosses Into Ukraine Iowa Man Builds Statue of a Golfer Out of Balls Assange Gets Cryptic About Leaving Embassy in UK Raw: Building Collapse in South Africa, 9 Dead Raw: Pope Francis Meets 'Comfort Women'

Three Goshen elementary schools — Chandler, Chamberlain and West Goshen — are providing free meals to all students during the school year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Nearly 80 percent of students at Chandler, 89 percent of students at Chamberlain and 78 percent of students at West Goshen already qualify for free or reduced-price lunches based on their family income. How do you feel about the new lunch program?

I think it’s a good idea to feed all the students free of charge
I think those who can afford it should pay for their school meals
I think all students should be required to pay for their school meals
     View Results