Goshen News, Goshen, IN


January 24, 2013

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL PREDICTIONS: Another good week for hoop pick swami

GOSHEN — The comeback continues in high school boys basketball predictions with an 11-2 record (84.6 percent) last week.

That puts the year-to-date mark at 93-49 (65.5). Missed calls were Goshen over NorthWood and Mishawaka Marian over Goshen in a game the carried over from the previous week.


Memorial at Goshen — Memorial was a 70-46 winner last season and the Crimson Chargers have taken 16 of the last 22 decisions against the Redskins. Northridge and South Bend St. Joseph standout among the common opponents. Goshen defeated Northridge 49-46 and St. Joseph 58-53 while Memorial lost to Northridge 51-43 and St. Joseph 67-62. Goshen.

NorthWood at Warsaw — Triton is among the common foes. NorthWood defeated the Trojans 66-62 while Warsaw dropped a 49-47 decision to Triton. NorthWood had its six-game winning streak snapped by Goshen (55-47). The Panthers have been a good road club (6-1 record) with the only blemish being to Tippecanoe Valley (59-53 in the finals of the Winning Edge Holiday Tourney). NorthWood defeated Warsaw 41-39 a year ago. Warsaw has won 10 of the last 18 meetings. NorthWood needs this one to stay in contention in the NLC title race. NorthWood.

Plymouth at Northridge — Plymouth has an 11-8 record against the Raiders in recent years, including last season’s 60-53 victory. Penn and SB St. Joseph standout among the common foes. Northridge lost to Penn 61-43 and St. Joseph 53-50. Plymouth defeated Penn 66-62 in overtime and St. Joseph 57-45. This one features two of the better big men in the NLC in 6-7 junior Nate Ritchie of Northridge and 6-9 junior Mack Mercer of Plymouth. Both of them averaging around 20 points per game so supporting casts could come into play and Plymouth is averaging about 10 points more per game than the Raiders. Plymouth.

Wawasee at Concord — These two are at opposite ends of the spectrum in the NLC as the Concord Minutemen enter this one unbeaten in league games while Wawasee is still seeking its first league victory. Concord won 55-44 last season and have a 10-6 record against the Warriors in recent seasons. Concord.

Eastside at Westview — The Westview Warriors own a 16-3 mark in recent meetings with Eastside, including a 56-42 victory a year ago. Both teams have played Fairfield and West Noble. Westview has defeated Fairfield 52-49 in overtime (NECC tourney) and 51-37 and West Noble 59-50. Eastside has lost to Fairfield 69-63 (NECC tourney) and 46-37 and to West Noble 43-39. Westview.

Fairfield at West Noble — Fairfield has won 12 of the last 18 matchups with the Chargers. West Noble took the most recent meeting in last season’s sectional by a 66-52 score. Bremen and Wawasee are among the common opponents. Fairfield lost to Bremen 58-54 in overtime and to Wawasee 80-61. West Noble has wins over Bremen (66-57) and Wawasee (44-32). West Noble.

Triton at Jimtown — Triton was a 67-39 winner a year ago to even the series record at 8-8 in recent years. Triton’s offense, led by 6-6 senior Clay Yeo at 27.5 points per game, is averaging 54.8 per contest. Jimtown’s defense allows 47.9 points per game. Triton.

Penn at Central — Penn has won 13 of the last 20 games with the Central Blue Blazers after last season’s 70-56 victory. Penn’s 6-7 senior Austin Torres, who is a Notre Dame recruit, is averaging over 18 points per game and will be a challenge for Central to stop on the inside. Penn


Concord at LaPorte — This is a new series with Concord winning 50-49 a year ago in the only meeting between the two schools over the last 15 seasons. The LaPorte Slicers are struggling this year and enter this week with just two wins. Both teams have squared off with Plymouth. Concord defeated the Pilgrims 50-42 in overtime and LaPorte lost 51-48. Concord.

Northridge at Fairfield — Northridge has a 12-3 record against the Falcons on recent years, following a 66-57 victory last season. Northridge (Class 4A) is the bigger school and the Raiders are 2-1 against Class 3A schools (Fairfield’s class) so far this season. Northridge.

Wawasee at Lakeland — Wawasee is 11-7 against Lakeland in recent years after a 60-53 win last season. Fairfield is among the common opponents. Wawasee defeated the Falcons 80-61 and Lakeland dropped a 56-36 decision to Fairfield. Wawasee.

Bethany at FW Blackhawk — Bethany won the last game in the series by a 37-33 score, but Blackhawk has come out on top in 16 of the last 21 contests with the Bruins. Both teams enter the week with three wins. Blackhawk appears to have played a tougher schedule with opponents having a combined record of 115-73 compared to 80-63 for Bethany’s opponents. FW Blackhawk.

Lakewood Park at Elkhart Christian — Lakewood Park was a 64-50 winner when these two met in last year’s sectional and the Panthers hold an 8-6 advantage in recent meetings with the ECA Eagles. ECA has won of its last six with the two losses by a combined total of four points. The Eagles are coming off an impressive 80-59 win over Bremen in which junior Ryan Kupferschmid poured in a noteworthy 45 points. ECA.


Goshen at Mishawaka — The Mishawaka Cavemen were 49-45 winners a year ago and hold a 12-7 advantage over the Redskins in recent meetings. Goshen’s offense averages 52.2 points per game and the Redskin defense allows 51.3. Mishawaka’s offense averages 55.8 and the Cavemen give up 53.8 on defense. Goshen has been a good road team with a 5-2 mark. Goshen.

NorthWood at West Noble — NorthWood has controlled this series by taking 15 of the last 17 meetings with the Chargers, including a 58-45 decision when the two last played in the sectional a year ago. Westview is among the common foes. The Panthers own a 63-54 win over the Warriors while West Noble dropped a 59-50 decision to Westview. NorthWood.

Clinton Christian at Bethany — The Bethany Bruins were 54-35 winners a year ago and have taken nine of the last 10 games with the Couriers. Bethany.

Memorial at SB Riley — Memorial recorded a 78-63 a year ago, but the Chargers lost a lot of players for graduation from the game. SB Riley.

Prairie Heights at Central — The Central Blue Blazers were 80-41 winners a year ago and have come out on top in five of the last seven meeting with Prairie Heights. Central.

Jimtown at Elkhart Christian — The Jimtown Jimmies were a 58-50 winner last season and have be the victor in 13 of the last 15 games with the ECA, but this could be a good chance for the Eagles to change that trend. ECA.


Text Only
  • GN140418 bulls-gibson Improved Gibson proves key for Bulls' success DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Taj Gibson flashed back to the grueling workouts in the searing Southern California heat last summer. There he was with Derrick Rose, running and jumping and trying to take his game to another level for the Chicago Bulls while thei

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140418 base nr-wv kennedy PREP BASEBALL: A pitcher's duel EMMA -- The pitchers were dominant early on until the offenses could getting things going in a high school baseball game between the Northridge Raiders and the Westview Warriors Friday night at Westview. Both starting pitchers hurled four innings of

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Thunder Pacers Basketball [Duplicate] NBA: Pacers switch into playoff mode against Hawks INDIANAPOLIS -- The Pacers believe things have changed. Instead of chasing the top seed in the Eastern Conference, all they have to do is protect their home court. Instead of pressing, they've been joking around. And instead of trying debating what w

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Paul George making big play for endorsement deals

    Paul George already has a winning resume

    April 19, 2014

  • GN140418 bulls playoff push NBA: Bulls ready to start playoff push against Wizards CHICAGO -- Lose a franchise player, trade away another star. Snag home-court advantage for at least one round in the playoffs? It's not the way the Chicago Bulls mapped it out at the start of the season. But here they are, holding the fourth seed and

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140418 ghs wawa nr btrk 01 PREP BOYS TRACK AND FIELD: Warriors triumph GOSHEN -- The Wawasee Warriors showcased a couple of very talented athletes in an NLC meet with the Goshen Redskins and the Northridge Raiders Thursday night at Foreman Field. Juniors Clayton Cook and JJ Gilmer were involved in six first places finis

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • GN140418 bglf goshen hartsough PREP BOYS GOLF: Goshen easily downs Central in 2014 opener ELKHART -- Sometimes, the third time really is the charm. After the first two scheduled meets of the season were postponed due to inclement weather earlier this week, the Goshen High School boys golf team was finally able to start the 2014 season Th

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Golf turns into snooze-fest without celebrities like Tiger and Phil

    The Masters lumbered on last week without two of pro golf's biggest names, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, and fans changed the channel. The PGA needs someone with star power if it's going to lure people back to the game.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • TGN Sports Roundtable, Ep. 26

    April 17, 2014

  • Pacers Magic Basketball -3 [Duplicate] NBA: Pacers rest 3 starters, cruise past Magic ORLANDO, Fla. -- Rasual Butler and Chris Copeland each scored 19 points as the Indiana Pacers rested their key players and cruised to a 101-86 victory over the Orlando Magic in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Eastern Conference's top se

    April 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
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case

Goshen City Council member Dixie Robinson is asking residents to make an effort to clean up their yards this spring. The city’s Dial-A-Truck program is available to haul trash away. Do you think there are more unsightly properties in Goshen this year than five years ago?

Yes. I have noticed more problem properties
No. I have not noticed more problems
I think the problems are about the same as always
     View Results