Silent auction offers chance to own a piece of Goshen Redskins history

Photo suppliedThe Redskin chief mascot removed from the Goshen High School gym floor after the school's mascot changed is one of several dozen items depicting the Redskins offered in a silent auction.

GOSHEN — A "Redskin Silent Auction" is being planned by Goshen High School to give community members the first opportunity to purchase memorabilia items featuring the school's former name and mascot.

The auction will include pieces of the original main gym floor, uniforms and warm-ups, according to athletic director Larry Kissinger.

The event begins at 5 p.m. Friday in the Goshen High cafeteria and concludes for that day at 9:30 p.m. Goshen will also be hosting Manchester in JV and varsity boys basketball that evening.

The auction resumes Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the commons by the athletic office. On Saturday, enter at Door M or Door B.

At Saturday's concluding time, all items having a minimum bid will be awarded to the highest bidder and winners will be contacted next week, per Kissinger.

Any items that remain will be auctioned online from Feb. 27 to March 5. Those with winning bids via that portion of the auction will be contacted the following week.

To see items that are up for auction, visit While that is also the online auction site, online bids will not be accepted until some time on Feb. 27.

Goshen's much-debated nickname change to RedHawks went into effect on Jan. 1, 2016.

(8) comments


I still think that Goshen schools missed a prime opportunity. They should have kept the name Redskins and changed the mascot to a potato, using a giant Mr PotatoHead as the mascot. That would have made a big middle finger the PC bozos!


Get rid of that Indian in a headdress. That's just not PC. Capitulate! That's the way. By the way! Can we bury the SUN DOWN rule history? It never happened! Did it? Well anyway Red Hawks can be bought! Just ask the Indian!

Paul B

Silent auction? How stupid! This is just another way to erase more of Goshen High School History by those that want to take over this town!


Hypocrite's is right!...How disgraceful to sell the original namesake. What a disgrace to the Indian race that you trampled on.


Too bad your namesake didn't feel the same way, it would have changed History....


Anything is ok as long as it is in the name of the almighty dollar!


NOW you get it, the REAL Almighty that America worships....


Oh! The Redskins moniker was not good enough, not politically correct, not acceptable to today's whiners, huh? But now the powers that be are willing to sell the remains of that once revered name to raise money. What hypocrits!! Goshen athletic teams should be called the "ChickenkHawks," following that deplorable vote by the school board.

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