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      HEAD COACH OPENING 2018   10/22/2017

      CONFIRMED HEAD COACH CHANGES IN 2018 Lafayette Central Catholic;  Don Collier Brian Nay Hired Kankakee Valley:  Zack Prairie  Derek Thompson Hired Valparaiso:  Dave Coyle Steven Mueller Hired  Bill Marshall Promoted  Evansville North:  Brett Szabo Joey Paridaen Hired from Eastern Greene Hamilton Southeastern:  Scott May  Adam Morris Hired  Peru:  Bob Prescott Romison Saint-Louis Hired North Daviees:  Scott Helms  Trent Fine Hired Evansville Central:  Andy Owens Troy Burgess Hired River Forest: Austen Robison  Joe O'Connell Hired Shelbyville:  Pat Parks Mike Clevenger Hired from Clinton Prairie Rushville:  Scott McMurray Dan Rector Hired  Cathedral: Rick Strieff:  Bill Peebles Hired from Lawrence Central  South Spencer:  Tom Packer John Edge Hired  Bishop Dwenger:  Chris Svarczkopf  Jason Garrett Promoted  Maconaquah: Mark Hartman  Austin Colby Hired  Anderson High School:  Robert Brown Ron Quals Hired  Highland:  Trent Grinder Pete Koulianos Hired from Hanover Central  Southern Wells:  Steve Yencer Greg Mose Hired   Warsaw:  Phil Jenson  Bart Curtis Hired From Mishawaka Lawrence Central:  Bill Peebles John Rodenberg Hired  Eastern Hancock:  Jim O'hara  Tri-Central:  George Gilbert  Shane Arnold Promoted Franklin County:  Kirk Kennedy  Wes Gillman Hired Hobart:  Ryan Turley  Craig Osika Promoted Anderson Prep Academy Randy Albano  Clarksville:  Joby Turner Justin Boser Hired  New Haven  Jim Rowland  Jimmy Linn Promoted  S.B. Clay:  Will Porter Garrett Fields Hired Mt. Vernon (Fortville) Neil Kazmierczak Mike Kirschner Hired Central Noble  Greg Moe  Trevor Tipton Promoted  Clinton Prairie:  Mike Clevenger  Raymond Jones Hired From Fountain Central Ben Davis:  Mike Kirschner Jason Simmons Hired from Noblesville  Parke Heritage :  ????    Brian Moore Hired Mishawaka Marian:  Reggie Glon  Michael Davidson Promoted Hamilton Heights:  Mitch Street  Jon Kirschner Promoted  Knightstown:  Kevin Miller  Richmond: Ibrahim Tawfeek Tony Lewis Hired Eastern Greene: Joey Paridaen Travis Wray Promoted  Mishawaka: Bart Curtis Keith Kinder Promoted Kokomo:  Brett Colby Richard Benberry Jr. Promoted  Hanover Central:  Pete Koulianos Brian Parker Hired  Oldenburg Academy:  Kevin Ferneding Eric Feller Hired Fountain Central: Raymond Jones  Ryan Hall Hired  Elwood:  Joe Kwisz Noblesville:  Jason Simmons Justin Roden Hired from East Central  Jeffersonville:  Alfonzo Browning Brian Glesing Hired from Floyd Central Wabash:  Floyd McWhirt  Fairfield:  Bob Miller Matt Thacker Hired East Central:  Justin Roden Don Stonefield (Interim )  Munster:  Leroy Marsh  Floyd Central:  Brian Glesing  Tell City:  Josh Teague  Pike Central:  Erik Mattingly 

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  1. 4 points
    I have to say this is one of the most enjoyable threads I have ever read here on the GID. No one is arguing and no one is pooh poohing what someone else is doing. I have seen no one say, "we do it the right way or you are doing it the wrong way". I hope you'll forgive me a couple of moments to share a couple of things. Since the youth leagues are all volunteer, it reminds me of when I was in the Navy. At my last command before I retired, we were stationed overseas in Spain. All of the military children went to a Department of Defense school on the base. Grades 3 - 6 played together and were put in a pool for a draft. We had 6 teams. There were 6 volunteer coaches (all military members) who would meet a week before practices started for the season and would draft their teams from the kids who wanted to play. There were no tryouts so you drafted only on the names of the kids. They did list the kids sizes so one team wouldn't end up with all of the "big" kids on one team. The league was all flag with no pads. I was a volunteer coach for 2 of the 3+ years that I was there. It was mostly about fundamentals but some coaches had fairly elaborate play books. At any rate, most families were only stationed there for 3 years so one team never got stacked for a dynasty and the coaches changed due to their being transferred to other places in the world. I do know of one kid left Spain and went back stateside. We lost contact with him and his family but found out years later that he played at Clemson on a scholarship and was the starting center for Clemson. Talk about a shock! I believe he ended up being a 3rd or 4th round draft pick for the Rams. So having said all of that, I appreciate ALL of the volunteer coaches who give their time to this great sport. Lastly my son played one year (he was in 6th grade when we moved there) in the Linton youth league back in the mid 90's after I retired and we moved to Linton. It was really quite different seeing them in pads and playing tackle than playing flag and no pads. Thanks for letting me ramble for a couple of moments. I am waxing nostalgic reading this thread. My sincere thanks to all who coach and/or are involved!!!
  2. 3 points
    I would be perfectly happy to go 15-0 and be known as the worst state champs in history
  3. 3 points
    If you truly believe the competition you play has no impact on how good a team is (any sport) then we will just have to agree to disagree. If you're content with HH and GS having a combined semi-state record of 2-10 since 96 then so be it.
  4. 3 points
    The bus driver not knowing where to go...
  5. 3 points
    Seeger players paused and prayed for Triton before our team meal last evening.... Also prayers from this former Triton assistant.
  6. 3 points
    Another study conducted with convenience sampling and therefore contains self-selection bias. Not to dismiss any findings - but I wish popular press articles spent half as much time discussing that instead of writing sensational headlines. For example, I am a fan of - and sent my kids to - a P/P school. If I show up at a PTO meeting and conduct a survey of P/P parents, would any conclusions I draw about the state of HS education be valid? Maybe. Maybe not. But you can't ignore the fact all the respondents were drawn from my convenience sample - and my results should be met with a healthy dose of skepticism.
  7. 3 points
    Been drinking plenty of water tonight. I'm not driving tomorrow, so I'll follow a strict rehydration program after the game:)
  8. 2 points
    Bremen 21 Mishawaka Marian 14 F
  9. 2 points
    Raiders Just went up 10
  10. 2 points
  11. 2 points
    I tell ya, as much as I hate getting my (Triton's) ass kicked, I was happy it was Pioneer. With everything that went on this week, it was emotionally draining. Pioneer showed they are a real class program. The after game prayer was awesome. I stood there with tears in my eyes as I listened to Coach Berry talk to our team. They didn't have to do any of the things they did but they did and it was greatly appreciated by our community. It was also nice to see some Bremen families and players there, and also Coach Barr from Winamac.
  12. 2 points
    Nice gesture by Pioneer last night to honor him!
  13. 2 points
    The game aside, what a moment last night to invite the teams and fans to come onto the field for prayer and condolences. Pioneer normally sings the school song to their fans after a win but on this night there would be no singing, no high-fives or celebrating a win. Instead only sorrow shared and deepest heart-felt sympathies to Cameron's family and to our football brothers and their families. Seeing both teams linger on field hugging and crying was a moment anyone who was there will not soon forget. To see the scoreboard show 54 to 54 with 5.4 left was quite a sight as well Nothing against coach Berry cause he is great and great to play for, but the coach who spoke to all was actually Coach Lewellen who is also a minister God Bless to All
  14. 2 points
    Uh....that is 15 years ....unless you are using common core math
  15. 2 points
    Thanks again to the Pioneer community for the great outpouring of support last night. Coach Berry, I would be honored for my kids to play on one of your teams! Your tribute and prayer after the game was heart-felt and sincere. Thank you. As for the game... not much to say really. I was proud of our kids, especially on the offensive side of the ball. We were able to move the ball a bit and I believe half of our possessions stalled on the Pioneer end of the field. Of course scoring the TD was the highlight of an otherwise dismal night. On defense we simply couldn't tackle anyone. I'll blame some of that on the circumstances, but it's definitely an area we need to improve on regardless. Pioneer is head-and-shoulders better than anyone else in the HNAC. I'll be shocked if they get seriously challenged at all on their way to Lucas.
  16. 2 points
    I'd be good with that, or even back to the old ways of not observing DST at all
  17. 2 points
    If I could like this 1 million times I would.
  18. 2 points
    An adjustment like the whole state moving to Central time (as it should be)?
  19. 2 points
  20. 1 point
    HUGE win. Good game NW. Bronson Yoder is a stud, both sides of the ball. Honestly I thought we should've pulled away in the first half but you guys made it a tough game near the end.
  21. 1 point
    Its over!!! The Warren Central Warriors defeated the Pike Red Devils 41-12. Warren Central snaps a two game losing skid and improves to 3-3, 3-2 in conference play. Congrats Warriors!!!
  22. 1 point
    Found this: https://scorestream.com/game/champaign-central-vs-rensselaer-central-1362313 Don't know if it's going to be a live stream or not when it hits game time or not.
  23. 1 point
    I believe the time Coach Dale threw down the challenge we ordered 36 against the Twin Lakes coaches! It's a light year for us. We are treating our Illinois counter parts to 1 WagonMaster each. Just 1 though. Its tradition that Coach Ellenwood, Coach Rodriguez, and Coach H could all attest too. The Rebels share their delicious sammys.
  24. 1 point
    Irish pub on Mass Ave. It's a chain but it's actually a pleasant spot. Within walking distance of Tech (about a mile) or a short Uber ride. Mass Ave will be busy that time of night and parking will be limited I'm afraid.
  25. 1 point
    almost game time!
  26. 1 point
    Apparently you missed LCC winning the state title 4 years in a row. They last won it In 2015 against Linton and then Linton won it last year (against Pioneer). Other than Monrovia, Linton dominated everyone they played last year. LCC the year before (2015) had 2 (or was it 3?) D-1 players on that team. In fact one of them is a lineman (Cronk) for IU. Anthrop is a WR at Purdue. I'm not sure but maybe they had a punter on that team who is playing D-1. Foxbat would know for sure. While Pioneer is enjoying a dominance this season, sorry but they aren't really the best team in a long time.
  27. 1 point
    Sorry all..I had to take a week off from pregame write-up this week. Just ran out of time. I think both teams fans know the other well enough lol. Plus., Both teams have injuries that will be game time decision on who is where....nd actually has a pretty big senior group yet also playing young kids as well. Miners certainly seeing a lot of sophs on the field. I see Hayden Norris starting on both sides of the ball for the cougars....after spending a year at linton and eating ring.... Scotty has a couple new faces on the roster, and got a couple back who didn't play last year..but I also see a couple big guys who started last year...that aren't playing this year. Just hope we can get thru tonight without more injuries.... Interested to see who plays where tonight.
  28. 1 point
    Just to be clear, the score was not on the fake punt. The fake punt gained first down yardage at the Pioneer 42, then the next play from scrimmage was the TD connection, Snyder to Shumpert. Didn't want people thinking the score was on a trick play. Score was legit against the 1st team Pioneer D, 3 minutes into the second quarter. But that was about the only thing that went right for the Trojans.
  29. 1 point
    I've had at least 4 concussions that I know of and haven't murdered anyone ... yet. Just call me "the fire extinguisher."
  30. 1 point
    Socioeconomics. Jasper, Southridge always stable, HH rise tied to a boost in the local economy. Fort Branch is now a suburb of Princeton and northern Evansville. Of my graduating class of 14 seniors, I believe 3 or 4 have returned to North Spencer. That may change, but it shouldn't be overlooked. Overall numbers in the school district at HH have declined as well. I hope the trend changes, but most of my former teammates live in places like Jasper, Evansville, Indianapolis or other larger cities. In the 1990s, Spencer County was growing, so people came back. I realize people should invest and grow locally, but that's sometimes easier said than done.
  31. 1 point
    Yes, Danville is a quality squad with several athletes on the field, pretty typical for Big 12 schools. Fun fact, Danville currently has one linebacker in the NFL (Cut by Chiefs after a few seasons, picked up by Dolphins) and one receiver playing in the SEC at Vandy. Up to this point, they've played opponents with a combined record of 3-13 so the verdict is still out on how they'll finish in the conference. Bloomington High School is the Purple Raiders, historically a pretty good team but have put out a below average to average product as of late. Best of luck to you guys tonight. I'll keep rooting for you and keeping an eye on the score while watching NV at Attica and making my way down to Seeger at FC.
  32. 1 point
    The poll was released on 9/19... its also been updated on the John Harrell site
  33. 1 point
    I do its a fun hobby for me, its interesting watching different teams and coaching staffs every week. Hopefully at some point I can be an advanced scout for a team.
  34. 1 point
    I believe NR ground attack will wear down NW , the Raiders need long drives to keep the D fresh , Raiders by 14 , of course I could be wrong
  35. 1 point
    http://www.newsandtribune.com/sports/football-floyd-faces-tall-task-against-east/article_c89c08d2-9f41-11e7-9c27-3fa055e513f3.html Good preview article from our end. It's not just about beating East. Southern Indiana football needs to improve, for the sake of improvement. It's probably the worst region of the state for football. Especially the Southeastern region. I think East and Seymour are the only HHC teams to win a Regional.
  36. 1 point
    It is interesting how much it has thrown a hitch in the sagarin ratings. I compared Sagarin top 10 to Calpreps top 10 over all the classes and it was pretty interesting. 6A Sagarin 6A Calpreps 1 Ben Davis 1 Ben Davis 2 Avon 2 Avon 3 Center Grove 3 Warren Central 4 F.W. Snider 4 Center Grove 5 Warren Central 5 Lawrence Central 6 Carmel 6 F.W. Snider 7 Homestead 7 Carmel 8 Lawrence Central 8 Valparaiso 9 Brownsburg 9 North Central 10 Pike 10 Pike 5A Sagarin 5A Calpreps 1 Ind. Cathedral 1 Ind. Roncalli 2 Ind. Roncalli 2 Ind. Cathedral 3 Columbus East 3 Michigan City 4 Michigan City 4 Plainfield 5 New Palestine 5 Decatur Central 6 Decatur Central 6 LaPorte 7 LaPorte 7 New Palestine 8 Plainfield 8 Zionsville 9 Zionsville 9 Columbus East 10 Bloomington South 10 Concord 4A Sagarin 4A Calpreps 1 East Central 1 Ev. Reitz 2 Ev. Central 2 Ev. Central 3 Ev. Reitz 3 East Central 4 New Prairie 4 Lowell 5 Griffith 5 Mishawaka 6 Northwood 6 Northridge 7 F.W. Dwenger 7 Angola 8 Franklin County 8 Plymouth 9 Lowell 9 New Haven 10 Hobart 10 Northwood 3A Sagarin 3A Calpreps 1 West Lafayette 1 Ind. Chatard 2 F.W. Concordia 2 West Lafayette 3 Ind. Chatard 3 Ev. Memorial 4 Gibson Southern 4 Danville 5 Ev. Memorial 5 Ind. Ritter 6 Ind. Ritter 6 F.W. Concordia 7 Lawrenceburg 7 Gibson Southern 8 Danville 8 Lawrenceburg 9 Brebeuf Jesuit 9 F.W. Luers 10 Vincinnes Lincoln 10 Vincinnes Lincoln 2A Sagarin 2A Calpreps 1 Ev. Mater Dei 1 Ind. Scecina 2 Linton-Stockton 2 Ev. Mater Dei 3 Woodlan 3 Southridge 4 Southridge 4 Woodlan 5 Eastbrook 5 Western Boone 6 Ind. Scecina 6 Eastbrook 7 Western Boone 7 Tipton 8 Triton Central 8 Linton-Stockton 9 Rensselaer Central 9 Rensselaer Central 10 Tipton 10 Triton Central 1A Sagarin 1A Calpreps 1 Pioneer 1 Pioneer 2 Ind. Lutheran 2 Ind. Lutheran 3 Monroe Central 3 Churubusco 4 Churubusco 4 Eastside 5 Eastern Greene 5 Eastern Greene 6 Eastside 6 Fountain Central 7 Sheridan 7 Sheridan 8 Hagerstown 8 Monroe Central 9 Fountain Central 9 Hagerstown 10 Adams Central 10 South Adams
  37. 1 point
    The good thing is it has been warm all week. Having the week to adjust to the heat is big.
  38. 1 point
    I won't speak to who will be the next to climb over the CE HILL. I also can't tell you what programs are making the right changes. I can say that things are moving in the right direction here. It is looking like the "Center Grove" model. Speaking about the facilities and plan, not the talent of course. GO STARS! They Seymour game we didn't look like the same team as weeks prior. Hopefully was a wake up call. We need to develop the killer mentality full time , I could see the lack of it by their body language, I'm sure Coach has lined that out thid week.
  39. 1 point
    and free safety and 2nd leading tackler
  40. 1 point
    Keep in mind a 7:00 kickoff was 6:00 several years ago. An effect of DST
  41. 1 point
    Probably will be official timeouts for water based on what the officials and coaches agree on prior to kickoff. Keep fluids in coaches, players and officials!!
  42. 1 point
  43. 1 point
    Patriot74: You did an outstanding job of explaining why our current conference alignment is outdated. It is silly for a team to be stuck forever with the same schedule when obviously talent rises and falls from generation to generation. Tell City, HH, GS (and just about everyone for that matter) would benefit from competitive scheduling to the needs of the program. The conferences are the most significant restriction to competitive scheduling. Simply put, it makes little sense for GS to play Tell City this year because maybe in twenty years Tell City is good again. It makes even less sense for GS to play Tell City in football because the Softball team plays them.
  44. 1 point
    Ben Davis Coach Mike Kirschner won his 100th career game as a head coach on Friday night. 86 at Ben Davis and 14 at Cascade. Congratulations. He also made news with his postgame speech. http://www.theindychannel.com/sports/high-school/ben-davis-head-coach-shares-powerful-message-with-players-from-both-teams-follow-warren-central-game http://themicnetwork.in/video/coach-kirshner-gets-100/ https://audioboom.com/posts/6319491-coach-mike-kirschner-reacts-to-his-viral-video
  45. 1 point
    I am going to share this GOFUNDME: Feel inclined if you wish, but sharing the story is important as well. https://www.gofundme.com/4ghjlcg RCHS lost a sophomore student Spencer Davis, Sunday evening an a horrible accident in town. Spencer was known to be very giving of his time for others and this was the case here as well. Next is desciption from his the GOFUNDME page. He had 2 sisters who played athletics as well at RCHS, both have graduated and his Mom has been working for our Middle School for MANY years. Very Tragic and heartbreaking. Please remember to hug your loved ones. Spencer did not play Football, but was very much a part of many of our players lives. We as a community want to help this family in anyway that we can. I myself (Karli Siegrist) and Holli Shafer have put together this Gofundme for the Davis Family, below is a description of what it will be for.. On September 17th, a beloved young man of our community, Spencer Michael William Davis, was involved in an accident. He stopped to help a stranger with their van and was working underneath when something happened to the scissor jack, causing the car to fall on him. Despite the efforts of first responders and hospital staff, Spencer sadly passed away on September 19th at 5:19pm. To help the family through this trying time we would like to help raise money for the Davis family. Funds will go towards medical bills and other expenses due to not being able to work through this hard time. The Davis family has positively impacted the community and Spencer has been the epitome of generosity and compassion with a fun loving and positive attitude all the time. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  46. 1 point
    Valpo is the strongest 6A school in The Region thru Week 5. Our bigger 6A schools up here are really struggling. Lake Central is awful, and is likely headed for a last place finish in the Duneland. Merrillville is in the midst of its worst season in over 40 years. Crown Point is hanging around but just beating other bad 6A schools. Portage is a potential bright spot as second year coach Darren Rodriguez is doing a nice job of turning that program around. The DAC is dreadfully weak. Dont think you will find a D1 prospect in the conference. Valpo beat both Penn and Mishawaka , which has never happened previously. They are the team to watch in Northwest Indiana.
  47. 1 point
    They play who they play in their conference: Not like they are independent and can go and schedule all sorts of different schools. They used to play 4a Western, South Adams a quality 1a squad, the last few years, 5a Huntington North and 3a Norwell who was really good at one time just a few year ago.
  48. 1 point
    Thanks to the Pioneer football community (our opponent this Friday night) for creating a Cameron Scarberry Memorial Fund on GoFundMe.com! There is also a GoFundMe account set up to assist the family with funeral expenses. I am always amazed at the outpouring of support from our small town communities in times of crisis and sorrow! I have no personal connection to the Scarberry family, but I'm sure they are extremely grateful for the support. Thanks to all! If anyone is interested in contributing, the link to the Memorial Fund is https://www.gofundme.com/cameron-scarberry-memorial-fund.
  49. 1 point
    12 year olds (and teens for that matter) need NO help w/ mood disorders.
  50. 1 point
    The Fine Print Disclaimer: For those unaware this post in no way contains the true beliefs, feelings, thoughts, or conjectures of the indivdual(s) posting. This is meant strictly for recreational and entertainment purposes, and in no way shape or form should be considered factual, useful, or anything you probably think it is. Aweful quiet round these parts... Ima channel my inner QBEagles here: You fellers been spending too much time with Raelynn? I hear she may have a Snapchat account, boy oh boy, the wonders of the modern age that Snapchat brings. Supposedly, a friend of a friend who visited Young America and talked to a guy and told my friend's friend that she bought some new boots... But you know what they say believe half of what you hear, and even less or what you see, wait I think I might have that backwards. Either way I digress. We need more cowbell, let me see if I can get a little ding-a-ling-a-ling rolling: 1) LCC what's the deal with LCC? Sandbag much? About time to hit that soft underbelly of your schedule, and then... achachacchachaaaaa! State champ level... engaged. AmIRight? Huh? Huh? If 09er were hear which angle would he take? Poor pitiful sarcasm, enraged I told you so, perhaps subtle copy and paste last word artistry? There are so many options, which to pick, which to pick? 2) Renssy can you pick an offense already? I bet in elementary school you all were asked to pick your favorite color, and you responded with Rainbow. Get it together. Ain't nobody got time for that! 3) RDP where y'all been? Trying to act like CJB's Vietcong stories, lurking in the weeds all ninjer like? Fire up the banter. Aggie you always had great incite. 4) I miss Blackhawkkkkkkkkk, he was fun. Probably spending too much time on them Tri-County talks. How Cavalier of him. 5) Tipton, your pork is inferior to the Phi's. We all know it. Time to admit it. Victory is ours. 6) WagonMasters 7) WCW with NWO was actually very entertaining. However when the WWF got all PC that ruined a great era. I refuse to acknowledge the WWF with an E. Here Here! Can a brother get a second to that motion? 8) Pizza: House? Shack? Hut? King? I don't even know anymore. Unite the pies. 9) Donde esta el Fearless Fly? 10) Stones Boxes may or may not make the best Halloween costume armor. 11) Haikus can make wins Haikus can make you lose but in the end, fun 12) Anyone remember TurdFerguson? Man he was funny. He reminded me of that old adage. He who s---s fast don't s---- long. 13) Muda - soccer doesn't suck, but for the sake of this post... it does. Now Ima go home and vociferously play my FIFA 18 demo I just downloaded on PS4. Because that game is boss. 14) Ima go back to my hole and dream of duck blinds, and inside jokes for now. I don't believe in goodbyes. Just see you next laters. OVERTIME 15) Your HS Algebra story problem of the day. Q) How many cans does it take to drive from Pioneer to anywhere? A) If distance is equal to rate times time, then the flux capacitor is engaged at 1.21 jiggawatts. Who am I kidding. It depends on the can...
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