Saturday, November 22, 2014

Basket Blog


 Steve Alford is shown directing his New Mexico team on Feb. 23, 2013, against Colorado State. Alford, now the coach at UCLA, coached current NorthWood coach Aaron Wolfe at Manchester, and left lasting impressions along the way.

Steve Alford, who is entering his second season coaching UCLA, started his career at Manchester College. NorthWood coach Aaron Wolfe played for him there and shared the story of a practice he’ll never forget.

Anthony Anderson

Posted on Sept. 24, 2014 at 5:58 p.m.
 Concord's Filip Serwatka (54) completes a dunk on a fast break during basketball action at Jimtown Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Serwatka and the Minutemen compete in three different shootouts this coming season.

Concord is part of three gatherings, including the altered NIC/NLC Shootout that also features Elkhart Memorial, Goshen, Marian, Northridge and Penn. 

Anthony Anderson

Posted on Sept. 11, 2014 at 8:57 p.m.
 This undated file photo shows Jason Ridge (left) making a point to an official during a game at NorthWood while he was Northridge High School boys basketball coach. Ridge says his 8-year-old son, Marcus, is named after Marcus Moore, who was named Jimtown coach on July 28, 2014.

Marcus Moore, the new coach at Jimtown High School, made a big impact on Jason Ridge at Columbia City.

Anthony Anderson

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 4:39 p.m.
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 Kyle Sears, then an assistant, talks to a player coming to the Elkhart Memorial bench during a recent season. Sears is the first Memorial boys basketball head coach to graduate from the school, and the first hired without previous varsity head coaching experience.
Posted on June 24, 2014 at 5:33 p.m.

He’s a rarity as a home-grown head coach and as a head coach with no such varsity experience, let alone both those things.

 Randy DeShone (center) claps and laughs as Jimtown athletic director Nathan Dean (right) reads from notes during a ceremony honoring the 2003-04 Jimtown state championship basketball team on Friday Feb. 28, 2014.  At left is Jack DeShone, Randy's father and an assistant coach for the team.  Randy was head coach of the team.
Posted on June 21, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

“Doing that was never on my mind,” he said of the possibility of returning to the Jimmies rather than joining the Blue Blazers.

 NorthWood boys basketball head coach Aaron Wolfe.
Updated on Nov. 29, 2013 at 10:21 a.m.
Nappanee faces neighboring Wakarusa on the high school basketball court for the first time since 1966-67 when "Panther Hysteria"
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In Basket Blog, Anthony Anderson writes on high school basketball, with some occasional overtime on IU and other sporting matters.

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