Goshen News, Goshen, IN


January 16, 2014

PREP BASKETBALL PREDICTIONS: Hoop pick swami has near-perfect week

GOSHEN — Since the NECC tournament just started on Tuesday evening the final total for last week’s predictions is not complete, but of the 15 games that were played the picks were correct in 14 of them.

The 93.3 percent mark for last week increases the year-to-date record to 66-21 (75.9).

The lone missed call was Elkhart Christian Academy falling to South Bend St. Joseph.


Goshen at Warsaw — Goshen was a 56-51 winner last season, but Warsaw has won 17 of the last 20 meetings in the series. Elkhart Central stands out among the common opponents. Goshen lost 52-47 to the Blue Blazers while Warsaw was a 71-37 winner. Warsaw.

Northridge at NorthWood — This is probably the highlight game of the week as NorthWood enters with an unblemished record and Northridge’s only loss is a 68-65 decision to the Class 4A No. 4 ranked Penn Kingsmen (9-0). NorthWood recorded a 61-46 win last season while Northridge has 22 victories in the last 39 games with the Panthers. This should be a close one and being on their home floor might be the deciding factor for the Panthers. NorthWood.

Concord at Plymouth — Concord was a 50-42 winner in overtime a year ago. Plymouth holds a 15-7 advantage in recent meetings in the series. Elkhart Memorial is the only common foe. Concord dropped a 53-46 decision to the Crimson Chargers while Plymouth lost 60-46. Plymouth’s 6-9 Mack Mercer has been out of action and if he is still out the Minutemen should have the upper hand. Concord.

Elkhart Memorial at Wawasee — Memorial posted a 70-57 victory last season. Wawasee has a 7-6 edge in recent meetings with the Crimson Chargers. Both teams have squared off against Mishawaka. Wawasee dropped a 44-32 decision while Memorial recorded a 54-47 victory. Memorial.

New Prairie at Jimtown — New Prairie was a 53-37 winner a year ago. Jimtown had won 12 of the last 20 meetings in the series. Culver Community is among the common foes. Jimtown dropped a 48-39 decision to the Cavaliers and New Prairie notched a 71-68 overtime victory. New Prairie.

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  • Cardinals Cubs Baseball [THE GOSHEN NEWS] Stacked farm system offers Cubs hope DES MOINES, Iowa — It's tempting for Chicago Cubs fans to pay as much attention to Triple-A Iowa as the struggling big league club. Iowa's lineup is a daily reminder that Chicago's future might be as bright as any team in baseball. The recent promoti

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  • Kulp is new Goshen softball coach Brent Kulp was hired as the new Goshen High School softball coach at Monday night’s school board meeting. He was a physical education and health teacher in the Baugo Community Schools for 18 years and head softball coach at Jimtown High School for 15 seasons. Under his direction, Jimtown earned five Northern State Conference championships, five sectional titles and two regional titles and his teams compiled an overall record of 285-133-1.

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  • SPT GN140728 City Championship6 GOLF: Strong front nine leads Toner to Goshen City Championship Sugg hed: Toner cruises to City Championship victory GOSHEN — Through the first eight holes, Scott Toner dominated the competition at the Goshen Men’s City Golf Championship at Black Squirrel Golf Club. He was already two-under, and had already gaine

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  • Hall of Fame Inductions Baseball [Duplicate] Greg Maddux, Big Hurt inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. Being enshrined in the Hall of Fame can have those effects, even on the greats. Thomas, pitchers Tom

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  • NASCAR Brickyard 400 Auto Racing-3 [Duplicate] NASCAR: Gordon wins his fifth Brickyard 400 INDIANAPOLIS — With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line Sunday, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago. Gordon nailed the final restart of the race — no given because restarts have been Gordon's Achilles heel — to pass Hendrick

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  • Langer wins Senior British Open by record 13 shots BRIDGEND, Wales — Bernhard Langer won his second Senior British Open championship on Sunday, finishing a record 13 strokes clear of Colin Montgomerie of Scotland. The German added a closing 4-under 67 Sunday at sunny Royal Porthcawl to his earlier r

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  • SPT GN140727 City Golf Koron putt Miller takes lead after 18 holes at City Championship GOSHEN — The rumors started flying around in the mid-afternoon that Scott Toner’s 74 might not be the best score Saturday at the first round of the Goshen Men’s City Golf Championship at Black Squirrel Golf Club.Word spread that apparently someone ha

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