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February 24, 2013

FROM THE SIDELINES: News and notes on upcoming sectionals

GOSHEN — Hoosier Hysteria takes center stage this week with the 103rd annual Indiana high school boys basketball tournament tipping off at the sectional level.

It has been intriguing to watch how the game of basketball, and the greatest state tournament in the nation, have evolved over the years.

Following are a few tidbits to hash over while discussing the tournament with fellow fans this week:

• The 10-second backcourt rule was adopted in 1932 while a jump ball after each goal was eliminated in 1937. The three-second lane rule was adopted in 1941 and the free throw lane was widened to 12 feet in 1955. The game clock, formerly running at all times, was stopped for all violations starting in 1963.

• Goshen is among charter members of the Indiana High School Athletic Association, formed in 1903. Others are Indianapolis Shortridge, Anderson, Alexandria, Bloomington, Eaton, Fairmount, Huntington, Kokomo, Marion, Noblesville, Manchester, Salem, Wabash and Indianapolis Manual.

• This is the golden anniversary for Hank Clason of Goshen being named to the state’s Silver Anniversary team. The 1938 GHS graduate, who at 93 still lives on 13th Street, led the Redskins in scoring three straight years and went on to a career at Northwestern University.

The Redskins of Goshen have reached the “Sweet 16” level three times, but never the “Elite Eight.” GHS lost semistate games to Fishers 18-9 in 1922, Muncie Central 30-28 in 1930 and Fort Wayne North 63-55 in 1969.

• Steve Alford, former IU star and now head coach at New Mexico, scored 57 points for New Castle in a 1983 semistate win over Broad Ripple. He was 25-for-25 at the free-throw line.

• The longest tournament game ever occurred in a 1964 regional with Swayzee outlasting Liberty Center, 65-61, in nine overtimes. One of the more lopsided sectional games happened in 1929 when North Judson outgunned North Bend, 104-1.

• Dennis Tepe of Elkhart became the county’s first Trester Award (mental attitude) recipient in 1956 when Coach Max Bell’s Blue Blazers lost a 54-52 semifinal sizzler to Lafayette.

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    Question of the Week: Which year did Brock Rose take over the Goshen High School girls' golf program?

    Do you think you know the answer? Send your answer to sports@goshennews.com. Correct answers will be entered into a weekly drawing and the winner will be announced during the next week's podcast.

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