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    Washington Catholic question.

    Bob Downey, coach of that 1931 Washington Catholic team, is in the Indiana basketball hall of fame. http://www.hoopshall.com/hall-of-fame/robert-downey/?back=HallofFame http://www.washtimesherald.com/news/local_news/basketball-distraction-during-depression/article_d29ab9e3-7c18-5619-a21f-296c8e13955f.html
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    Washington Catholic question.

    Washington Catholic won the 1931 Indiana Catholic School State Championship. Interestingly, Knute Rockne spoke to the Washington community in 1931 at a banquet honoring Washington Catholic's 1931 State Championship team, and Washington High Schools 1930 IHSAA boys basketball state championship team. Two days later, the famous Notre Dame football coach died in a plane crash.
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    Washington at Loogootee 12/21

    Washington 46 Loogootee 29
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    ND Wins 2

    Congrats to the Cougars, off to a good start! Let's go get two more W's this weekend. Two road games at North Central and Rivet, two tough places to play, regardless of their records.
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    The Hatchet House

    Saw this article this morning and wanted to share it. Great article on the Zeller family, and the IHSAA video embedded in the article is even better. http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2012/10/cleveland_cavaliers_tyler_zell.html
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    Pike Central New BB Coach

    Congrats and good luck to Coach Mokris. Well deserved. I only hope PC Board and community will give him the time required to build a solid program up and down the grades. You can't build a successful program in one or two years, and a revolving door of coaches only prolongs building a successful program. Mokris can do it if given the time it takes.
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    Congratulations to Bryan Hughes of Barr-Reeve

    So what! That is part of life! Kids need to learn that there are consequences for their mistakes. I am still suffering the consequences for many past mistakes that I have made.
  8. http://kokomotribune.com/sports/x1521921907/Weaver-leaves-Western-for-Plainfield-job Western boys basketball coach Andy Weaver became a rising star in his profession by leading the Panthers to six Class 3A sectional championships and a regional title over the last 10 years and by serving as an assistant coach with the 2010 Indiana All-Stars. Plainfield took notice. The Quakers, looking to rebound following a 1-20 season, targeted Weaver for their job. He accepted and was approved at a school board meeting Monday night. “We became aware of the opportunity in March, the Tuesday after [Western] played in the regional. They let me know that they had an opening and wanted to know if I was interested,” Weaver said. “At that point, I wasn’t really looking to move, but they were able to have me down to take a look at some things. I obviously found a lot of things that I thought were attractive.” Weaver, 45, likes Plainfield’s growing community and proximity to Indianapolis. He also noted Plainfield in 2008 built a new high school with a 3,500-seat gymnasium. An adjacent fieldhouse features four full courts along with other amenities. And, then there is the weight room. “I have not seen a weight room like theirs. It’s 7,000 square feet and they have a full-time strength and conditioning coach with 19 years of experience,” Weaver said. Weaver noted Plainfield’s schools all are highly regarded. Weaver and his wife are both teachers and they have three young children. “It’s just a great fit for my family,” he said. Weaver enjoyed a great run at Western, compiling a 207-132 record in 15 seasons — including a 166-67 showing over the last 10 seasons during which time the Panthers won six Mid-Indiana Conference titles along with the aforementioned postseason success. The Panthers went 23-3 in 2003-04, winning their first and only regional title and setting a school record for wins. “I’m proud of our kids and our program. It’s not easy to say goodbye to Western,” he said. Weaver thanked his players, both past and present, for their commitment to winning. He noted the chance to build relationships with players is his favorite part of coaching. Weaver also made a point to thank past and present assistant coaches, student managers, stat keepers, parents, athletic directors and principals. “I never thought I’d leave Western, but I now turn from Western’s head coach to their biggest fan. I want nothing more than for the Western boys basketball program to go to an even higher level,” he said. “It’s been a great ride. It’s something that I will always cherish.” First-year Western athletic director Ryan Berryman knows Weaver will be hard to replace. “Obviously, he has been a pillar of the community for the last 15 years. His success speaks for itself,” Berryman said. “I’ve really enjoyed getting to know Andy and developing that bond and friendship. He is a class act off the court as well as on it. “Obviously, it’s a huge loss for us, to lose a guy who has invested that much time in creating an environment for success. He has left the program in a good position and we’ll pick up and move forward, but he’ll be sorely missed.” Weaver will have his work cut out for him at Plainfield. The Quakers have endured three straight losing seasons capped by the 1-20 showing. Plainfield won the Class 3A state championship in 1999, but it moved up to Class 4A the following year and since has been a non-factor in the tournament. “I’m not afraid of challenges,” he said. “Obviously, I had roots at Western. I really thought I might be there for my whole career. But, this opportunity is exciting.” Known for his meticulous scouting and preparation, Weaver quickly ran down the Quakers’ Mid-States Conference and sectional opponents. “I obviously have some new teams that I’m going to have to learn a lot about. But, that is exciting for me,” he said. Berryman is in the process of finding a new football coach. Now, he has a basketball vacancy, too. Berryman said the school will need to post the coaching opening for at least 10 days and then “we’ll try to move quickly to go through the interview process and try to put a coach in front of our players going into summer.” Western under Andy Weaver: • Record: 207-132 in 15 seasons overall — 166-67 over final 10 seasons. Weaver is Western’s all-time winningest coach. • State tourney success: Weaver has been Western’s only coach in the class tournament era. He led the Panthers to Class 3A sectional titles in 2003, ’04, ’06, ’07, ’11, ’12 and a Class 3A regional title in 2004. The regional title was a first for Western. • Conference success: Outright Mid-Indiana Conference titles in 2004, ’05, ’09 and ’12. Shared titles in ’07 and ’11. Western had won just one outright MIC title before Weaver’s arrival.
  9. Congrats to Coach Wagoner and to the Lions. Great run, great win, now bring home the bacon to southwest Indiana!
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    Lions to semi-state

    He obviously did no scouting, or didn't watch any game film!!!
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    ND Sectional hosts for good?

    Yes, plenty. MORE than enough to seat those who were sitting in the aisles and stairs. I was actually surprised the crowd wasn't larger than it was.
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    ND Sectional hosts for good?

    They were sitting in their stairs by choice. While it was great attendance, there was still plenty of open seats available..........
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    Lions to semi-state

    Congrats to the Lions, well deserved. Good luck next weekend and represent sectional 63 well.
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    1A Loogootee Regional

    Morning/Afternoon games to Borden and Loogootee in two close ones. Borden then pulls out a barn burner in the final Saturday evening................. Probably the most competitive southwest 1A regional in several years. No clear favorite in my eyes, and would not be surprised to see any of the four teams come out of it, and all of my predictions to be incorrect!
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    Loogootee vs. Barr-Reeve

    I disagree, but just my opinion. I think BR has the best starting five, and a better bench, and I think Ackerman and Wittmer are the two best players.