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  1. Thanks for the write-up I appreciate it! I will definitely be keeping an eye on that sectional this fall should be a fun one !
  2. Hints the word Most or : nearly all, almost all, the majority What I care about is some insight into Harrisons program. Unless you can offer that have a nice day Go Orioles!
  3. Genuine question what makes Harrison better equipped to take out Decatur Central vs Zionsville ? Especially after 2020 season seems as though that Harrison team was loaded with talent and had it not been for a couple of late scores wouldn't have been within 3 scores of the Eagles. Most Indy Area teams would agree the talent gap between Zionsville and Decatur Central is razor thin if there is one at all .
  4. You may be right, I have a hard time believing this decision is made solely with that idea alone, but you probably know more than I do (being married I'm used to never being right ). Personally I believe that a portion of the decision is competitiveness for their Football program I wouldn't think people are stupid for thinking so. Especially when you drive out to Cascade and see their Football stadium which would make many 3-4A schools blush . Honestly I could careless what the real reason is or trying to convince anyone on here I know anything at all . Its almost impossible to be a fan on this site anymore people so desperately crave the conflict of old can't tell you how many time I start to comment then just think why bother? but I don't donate so many I deserve it .
  5. As opposed to traveling to Greenfield Central like you did this year? Personally I think travel itself is under a drastic change in HS Sports in the age of COVID, Bus driver shortage, and stricter budgets . Carpools are becoming much more common . Cascade currently sits atop the overall sports championship for the ICC , yet they are leaving? a school switching conferences despite being competitive in a majority of sports is not unheard of πŸ™„ *condescension noted This is where this site gets exhausting , I'm not saying they have even looked into it, but why does any school cooperation make any decision it does (and this is coming from an educator) ? I do think the Sagamore is very top heavy in football maybe they would enjoy a little more balance? Lets not pretend like its the craziest thing that would have happened in HS sport besides the Milan Miracle .............
  6. Cascade will depart from the Indiana Crossroads Conference at the conclusion of next season and return to the WIC . Candidates have been discussed but nothing official has been announced. Teams simply mentioned via word of mouth who might be interested and would be good fits (Again I'm not saying these teams have even applied for membership just more merely discussed among coaches and member schools) . 1) Covenant Christian 2) Western Boone 3) Park Tutor (rejoin) 4) Indian Creek 5) Lapel (rejoin) IMO Covenant would be the best fit . It would give a balance of private and public schools . Geography makes a lot of sense. Would maintain a competitive balance beneficial to Covenant and the other member schools.
  7. Personally I would flip Triton Central and Scecina . The Crusaders are definitely top 10 worthy in 2A and have some pieces coming back but TC has EVERYONE back off a regional championship appearance. The playmaking trio of QB Stucky , WR Schultz, and RB Crawford will give teams fits . The ICC will be Fun and deep as always (TC, Scecina , Lutheran, Speedway, and Monrovia) all have a shot at the conference title IMO .
  8. Covenant returns more playmakers IMO , but a Dave Pasch coached team will always be a tough out in November . Covenant has also done a better job of beefing up there schedule ( Speedway , Adams Central, Heritage Christian, and Park Tutor ) but you can't replicate the schedule of the ICC absolutely brutal conference.
  9. Administrators ego's are effecting this as well . It used to be when a teacher came in for an interview one of the questions asked was what sport could you coach ? Now I told a fellow young coach/teacher , don't even mention coaching unless they bring it up and most won't anymore . Head coaches need guys in the building and principals refuse to help, principals want to find a teacher on there own. I've seen numerous times were guys coach at one schools and teach at another and get constantly passed over for multiple positions in the district , good teachers already a little extra invested in that districts students can't get a sniff because there name was brought to an admin . its funny the misconception around many Football coaches . I've always said could you imagine the way the administration and the school cooperation as a whole would look at a teacher who - lets say was say "in charge of the year book" or the "Sophomore class sponsor and they spent even half the time outside of school with the students that Football coaches do? They would win teacher of the year every year. Its sad but I've always said most go into Administration for 1 of 3 reasons 1) The are tired and/or not very good in the classroom 2) They want Admin level money 3) Both 1 and 2
  10. Class of 2022 5-Star top 30 Big man Malik Reneau commits' to Mike Woodson and Hoosiers former FLA Comitt he is teammates with JHS at Montverde Academy in FLA and a 2 time national champion. This makes IUs class of 2022 ranked 5th in nation and first in the Big 10 . It also provides and insurance policy for the IU front court if TJD decides to stay in the NBA Draft . Many believe is TJD return IU could begin as a top 10 team heading into next season.
  11. I could be way off base sure I find it interesting more than anything . Could careless what the actually reasoning . Could set an interesting precedent with the IHSAA for sure. Sorry you won't find the confrontation you crave from this site with me have a good one Go orioles
  12. So they are 1A and will move up do to the SF? so instead of going to 2A they are leap frogging to 3A? Interesting begs the question of what a person put in the tweet reply that they attempting to avoid a particular 2A potential sectional opponent? So they see an easy path in Southern 3A rather than 2A? Makes sense if I were a powerhouse 1A Football team that was moving up to 2A in the northern half of the state I might want to play in a 3A north (If Chatard gets sent South) rather than the 2A North and run into (Luers, Andrean, Eastbrook, and Eastside) . interesting twist
  13. Well the roller coaster that is IU Bball continues in the off season. Negative : Fife is gone after one year and very weird situation that I can't decide if it is indeed negative might not be but overall the optics just not the best seems he will be off to Butler to join Matta . Matta leaves again what exactly his role was as the season went on was murky at best BUT players seemed to wish him well (which was absent for Fife) so at the very least he was a guy the team enjoyed having around. Xavier Johnson who looked to be the true leader and back bone of a potentially talented roster was arrested for speeding in Bloomington so continued off court issues. Seems that it wont jeopardize his spot on the roster plenty of players in the Knight and post eras have had that the question is if the talent outweighs the issues ? right now it seems too . Positive: Coaching staff - Walsh is elevated which seems to be a VERY popular move within the program among players and coaches alike a staple in the program since Archie came. Hunter and Rosemond named associate HCs again Hunter big for Recruiting and Rosemond is a rising star in the coaching game (Rumor is U of L Kenny Paine had zeroed in to bring Rosemond on his staff) . Speaking of Recruiting - IU making a huge push for 5-Star Florida de-comitt and teammate of JHS at Montverde Academy in FLA Malik Reneau 6-9 PF is the 21st overall prospect in the country seems right now IU is the only planned visit this month . In addition class of 2023 5-star big man 6-10 C Kwame Evans Jr. announced his final 5 schools . The 2nd overall prospect in the class of 2023 is down to IU , Oregon, Auburn, UK and UCLA . (the twitter sphere of UK fans don't seem optimistic , a visit their recently did not go well ) rumors have said IU and Oregon to be the real front runners .
  14. It can never be easy when it comes to IU basketball forever shrouded in drama its exhausting really. I like many was hoping for 5 or so years of Woodson followed by a lifetime of Fife . UGH ....................... I digress in addition to Lander , Durr in the portal as well IU now one away from having enough scholarships open for the incoming class (Gun, Hood, and banks) . IU seems to be heavy in the mix for a couple of potential front court pieces Ball State Freshman Payton Sparks MAC freshman of the year, also FLA de-committee 5-Star Malik Reneau (teammate of Hood-Schirifio) and IU was heavily involved be FLA commitment .
  15. For sure , prep time for a team like that is tough as well , IU always seems to get that hot rom 3 team in the tourney (2016 Sweet 16 vs UNC) oh well I said after the Wyoming win anything else would be a bonus 21-14 and a W in the tourney is exactly the boost this program needed! Obviously everyone will be hanging on the decision of TJD which wont be made for a while . Also who goes and who stays . the need to get shooters is very obvious but have so scorers coming in (Hood-Schifino and Gunn) plus the portal . This is how the current roster I think shakes out . Stays Leaves Xavier Johnson Trayce Jackson-Davis Trey Galloway Parker Stewart Jordan Geromino Luke Duncomb Anthony Leal Kristian Lander Miller Kopp Race Thompson Michael Durr Rob Phinese Tamar Bates Those 8 guys added in with the 3 incoming leaves 11 scholarship guys Gives you 2 scholarships to use in the portal: IU has reached out to Ball State Freshman Payton Sparks 6'9 MAC freshman of the year from Winchester , IN . a very interesting off season awaits for sure .
  16. I'm not 100% sure that is what I've heard but not from anyone associated with Cascade (So take it for what its worth) .
  17. 3 (Ritter . Scecina , Lutheran ) Cascade set to leave the conference after next year Park Tutor rejoining or Covenant Christian are among those under consideration. Could be a true 4 / 4 public private split if they join .
  18. Man never thought the Selection committee was reading my post on Gridiron Digest before locking themselves in their hotel in Carmel πŸ˜‰. As a married man this feeling of being "Right" I think its called is a brand new. Better not get used to it HAHA. Biggest check mark as been hit my Mike Woodson in year 1 get IU back in the Tourney awesome feeling and I consider year 1 a massive success in the direction of the program but I'd be remiss if I Didn't mention priority now becomes sustained success What does that look like ? For me as a logical IU fan its hearing their names called every year in the middle of March seeded 1-12 doesn't matter playing Tues, Wed, Thurs, or Fri . In the Midwest, East, South, or West I don't care from there ? You never know its March Madness after all.
  19. myself and a handful of the boys in class had it on , on our phones last 2 min I told them we have to turn it off as class started because it would be good karma ! It worked but then my principal walks in a couple min later and said "You weren't watching it !?!?" well now the policy haha
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  21. Per Kyle Neddenriep twitter and Indy Star article . Plainfield HC Brian Woodard will begin his last season at PHS , Plainfield has hired Columbus North OC Tyler Bless (Son of Avon HC Mark Bless) as associate head coach and will take over as HC following the conclusion of the 2022-2023 season.
  22. Well Well Well a flare for the dramatics . In March a win is a win period . Will it be enough ? Good news about this week is another opportunity awaits at 11:30 AM tomorrow .
  23. I don't really see why you guys or WeBo should be upset about being in 3A . with Brebruf moving up and Chatard possibly staying up in 4A. 3A becomes a wide open field IMO , whereas 2A Mater Dei , Luers, and Andrean will all be pretty loaded this year
  24. When I first read the title . https://youtu.be/idnU2E53_uY
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