Northfield Jr/Sr High School would like to welcome Mr. Patrick Hopkins as our new boys’ varsity basketball coach.
Coach Hopkins had a very successful career as a player at Indiana Wesleyan University, where he earned various honors. Coach Hopkins was a two-time All American, conference Player of the Year, and was voted IWU Male Athlete of the Year. Coach Hopkins also served as a youth mentor while attending IWU. Jeff Clark, Associate head Coach for Indiana Wesleyan, says: “Patrick Hopkins has a genuine interest in making personal connections that build trust and enthusiasm.” Kyle Bloom, former head coach at Alexandria, states: Patricks’ attention to detail and willingness to serve was impressive.”
Coach Hopkins spent last season as the head junior varsity coach and varsity assistant coach at Alexandria-Monroe High School. Coach Hopkins also served as a summer camp supervisor at Alexandria, and we look forward to him bringing these experiences with him to Northfield.
Northfield is very excited to have Coach Hopkins as our boys’ varsity basketball coach. “I am very excited to bring Coach Hopkins to Northfield. I believe his passion for basketball and mentoring young men will be welcomed by our entire community. Patrick brings a contagious personality as well as a history of success in basketball to our program.” Geoff Salmon, Athletic Director.
Wabash senior Kyleigh Hampton has made it official, signing to play basketball at Trine University next year. Hampton, a four year varsity starter at Wabash said ” I chose Trine because it is a really nice and it offers what I want to study.”
Kyleigh will major in Music Technology.
Basketball has always been Hampton’s favorite sport. ” I have put in a lot of hours practicing and it started with my dad when I was in the third grade and it’s paying off.”
Coach Scott Bumgardner ” Kyleigh was a four year starter for us and had a great effect on our program. She has had a lot of success and will be a very versatile player in college.”
Back Row L-R : Wabash Athletic Director Matt Stone, Wabash Girls Coach Scott Bumgardner
Northfield High School athletic department has accepted the resignation of boys’ head basketball coach Moe Smedley.
Moe Smedley, the boys’ basketball coach at Northfield High School, has resigned his position as head coach effective immediately. Coach Smedley has decided to retire from coaching in order to devote more time to his family. Coach has served Northfield well over the last 10 years, and will be missed by our entire community.
Coach Smedley has had a very successful career that has spanned 35 years. In his time as a head basketball coach, coach Smedley has won 9 sectionals, 3 regionals, 2 semi-states, and a state championship. Coach Smedley’s overall record is 437-345. Coach was 121-106 in his 10 years at Northfield, and won 4 sectionals here, including back-to-back championships in 2012 and 2013.
“It has been an honor to work with a Hall of Fame coach. Coach Smedley and I have had numerous discussions about life, education, and basketball. I have appreciated Coach sharing his experiences in both coaching and life, and appreciate the professional manner in which he carried himself. I want to thank Coach Smedley for his time here at Northfield.” –Geoff Salmon
Southwood Junior High AAU won tournament at Greenfield Central High School Saturday April 5th. Team went 6-0 on the day.
Pool play scores: 48-32, 57-39, 50-31.
Tournament scores: 56-33, 42-21, 45-43 (overtime).
Individual stats for the day:
Matthew Nose – 90 points, 42 rebs, 13 assists, 7 steals
Jon Henry – 77 points, 52 rebs, 6 assists, 4 steals, 18 blocked shots
Carson Blair – 64 points, 13 rebs, 32 assists, 11 steals
Tyler Strickler – 27 points, 24 rebs, 2 assists, 6 steals
Ethen Roberts – 20 points, 3 rebs, 7 assists, 14 steals
Dallas Holmes – 16 points, 8 rebs, 3 assists, 6 steals
Luke Winer – 4 points, 1 reb, 2 assists, 5 steals
Southwood senior Corey Phillipy was voted boys County Player of the Year by wabashcountysports.com and 105.9 the bash and Tuesday received his award from Andy McCord.
Phillipy led the Knights with a 16.6 scoring average for the season and 17.4 during conference play which led the TRC. Philliipy was 9th overall in the TRC in shooting percentage at 45.4%, including 40.9% from behind the arch. Phillipy was third in the county in rebounding and first in steals.
Oak Hill graduate and Purdue senior Courtney Moses will be participating in the NCAA Women’s 3 point shooting contest at the Women’s Final Four Thursday April 3rd on ESPN.
Wabash junior Claire Cromer, who was selected by wabashcountysports.com and 105.9 the bash as the girls basketball county ”Player of the Year” was presented her plaque Wednesday by Andy McCord.
Cromer led the Lady Apaches to a 20-4 record which included a trip to the regional championship game. Cromer led Wabash in scoring at 15.5 points per game, 3.8 assist per game and 2 steals per game. Cromer was also selected first team all conference.
Sixty-nine Indiana high school seniors – 33 boys and 36 girls — have been chosen as first-team Academic All-State by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association, it was announced Thursday (March 20).
In addition, 135 more boys and 107 more girls were recognized as honorable mention Academic All-State for 2014, IBCA executive director Steve Witty said.
The IBCA Academic All-State team is a program where academic prowess and athletic prowess both are considered in the selections. Items such as grade-point average, college board scores and academic class rank are considered along with athletic performance in areas such as points per game, rebounds per game, assists per game and shooting percentage.
“The quality of these student-athletes shows that success in academics and success in athletics are not separate entities,” Witty said. “Rather, in many cases, a player’s success in the classroom directly contributes to his or her success on the floor.”
IBCA-member head coaches from schools across the state may nominate their seniors who meet criteria that include a 3.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale, a class rank in the upper 25 percent of one’s class, an SAT score of 1,500 or an ACT score of 23.
Once nominations are received, an IBCA committee reviews the information and determines awards for first team and honorable mention.
Those selected will receive certificates from the IBCA for their honor. Those certificates will be distributed to coaches at the IBCA Spring Clinic on April 25-26 in Indianapolis. The coaches then present the certificates to the honored players after they return from the clinic.
Lyndsie Thomas of Wabash was selected to the first for girls, while Phoenix Goad of Manchester was Honorable Mention in boys.
Players from the surrounding area selected first team were Alex Borse of North Miami, Kyle Platt of Huntington, Rene Spaulding of Oak Hill, Lyndsie Thomas of Wabash.
Honorable Mention from the area were Phoenix Goad of Manchester, Victor DeJesus of Lewis Cass, Blake Hadley of Lewis Cass, Kennan Mooberry of Southern Wells, Mojade Adejokun of Peru.