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Moe Smedley Retires As Northfield Basketball Coach

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 AAU Wins Tourney

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



Phillipy Receives County Player of the Year Award

Southwood senior Corey Phillipy was voted boys County Player of the Year by 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.



Moses In Three Point Contest

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.


Cromer Receives Award

Wabash junior Claire Cromer, who was selected by 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.



Thomas/Goad Earn Academic All State Honors

 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.


Hensley Plays On National Championship Team

Wabash High School graduate Kaleigh Hensley just finished an amazing ride on this years Saint Francis basketball team, playing on an undefeated team and winning the NAIA Division II national championship.

Pictured below is Kaleigh Hensley with her parents Ron and Marcia with the national championship trophy.

The Lady Cougars won their first NAIA Division II Women’s National Championship title with a 75-68 win over College of the Ozarks.



Brooklyn Short Named NAIA Honorable Mention All-America

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Purdue University Calumet’s Brooklyn Short was honored by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, as the organization released its 2013-14 NAIA Women’s Basketball All-America Teams on Tuesday afternoon.


The Wabash, Ind. native is the second Peregrine in as many years to receive national recognition, after Alex Starr garnered WBCA Honorable Mention NAIA All-America accolades last season. She was one of eight individuals from the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference to be named honored.


“Brooklyn has been our leader over the past few seasons,” said head coach Tom Megyesi. “She has been the floor general for some of the best Purdue Calumet teams in program history and has really worked to improve all aspects of her game each season. I am very happy that Brooklyn received this honor and proud to have her as a member of the Peregrine women’s basketball family.”


Short earned Second Team All-CCAC honors in her final campaign in Hammond, after averaging 12.4 points and 4.1 assists per contest while shooting a career-high 39.8 percent from downtown. The senior point guard became the 18th member of the school’s 1,000-point club during the season, while finishing her career among the program’s all-time leaders in total assists, three-point field goals and steals.

Purdue Calumet had one of the best seasons in program history in 2013-14, compiling a 25-7 record, its second-straight NAIA Tournament appearance and CCAC regular season and tournament titles. The Black and Gold also picked up their first national tournament victory in school history with an 83-75 win over Oregon Tech in the NAIA Tournament’s opening round.