Track & Field Parent/Player Meeting

A parent/player meeting for the parents and team members of all Goshen High School track and field athletes will be held on Thursday, 2/26 at 6:15 PM.  All parents should attend with their student-athletes to learn team expectations and athletic department policies.

The meeting will begin at 6:15 PM in the GHS Cafeteria. After a presentation about GHS athletic department policies, there will be team parent/player meetings conducted by the head coach of these sports.

Boys Basketball Sectional Pre-Sale Tickets

All-tourney tickets are now available in the GHS Athletic Office for the Goshen Boys Basketball Sectional game vs. Elkhart Central, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3rd (played at Northside Gym). If the team wins, they will compete against Northridge on Friday, March 6th at 7:30 p.m., also at Northside Gym.  The championship game is Saturday, March 7th at 7:30 PM.

To purchase these tickets, please enter through Door C by the Main Gym at GHS and go to the Athletic Department. The price of the tickets is $10.00 and Athletic Department hours for ticket sales are Wednesday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please be advised that there is increased traffic flow at GHS in the morning for our 8:25 a.m. school start time and 3:35 p.m. school ending time.  Travel to GHS would be more efficient in late morning or early afternoon.

Tickets will also be available in the Athletic Office during the Boys Basketball game vs. West Noble on Tuesday, February 24th starting at 6:00 p.m.

Only all-tournament tickets are available at GHS. Single session tickets will not be pre-sold at GHS. These are available for purchase for $6.00 per session at the game on Tuesday night.

Swim Sectional and B Basketball Practice Still On

The boys swim sectional prelims at Concord are still proceeding with a 5:30 PM start time.  Boys basketball players should check  with coach for the latest on practice.  All other athletic activities are canceled for today and there are no evening activities at GHS tonight.

Drive 4 Ur School Event

On Saturday, May 16, 2015, Ford and Ford Lincoln Dealership will partner with Goshen High School to conduct a test-drive fundraising event called “Drive 4 UR School”. The Drive 4 UR School program is a fun, engaging way to help Goshen High School raise money to support our sports and extracurricular activities. For every valid test-drive completed, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to Goshen High School, up to $6,000! So, the more people who test-drive a Ford vehicle at the event, the more money can be raised! Mark your calendars for May 16th and come out to help support GHS students!

Boys Soccer Finishes Ranked No. 24 in Country by MaxPreps

Goshen High School was presented with the Army National Guard national ranking trophy during halftime of the boys’ basketball game on Thursday.  The honor is part of the fourth annual MaxPreps Soccer Tour of Champions presented by the Army National Guard and Goshen is one of just 10 boys’ soccer programs being honored.

The Redskins finished ranked No. 24 in the country by MaxPreps, the online high school sports leader and a CBSSports.com site. MaxPreps ranks more than 15,000 high school boys’ soccer teams.

“For the past decade, MaxPreps, in partnership with the Army National Guard, has honored the top high school sports teams in the nation.  Goshen High School is one of a very select and elite group of soccer teams to be honored this season,” said Andy Beal, President and Founder of MaxPreps. “We congratulate the coach, players and the Goshen High School community for earning the Army National Guard national ranking trophy.”

Goshen shut out Brebeuf Jesuit 1-0 for the Class 2A state title. This is the first state title for the boys’ soccer program. They finished the 2014 season with a record of 20-2-1.

“I enjoy seeing the success of these kids,” said Goshen head coach Viratham Mounsithiraj. “My players, especially the seniors, deserve all the accolades they are receiving this year.”

Last year, the Goshen boys’ soccer team suffered a tough loss in the first round of the state tournament, which proved to be one of the main motivating factors for the Redskins this season. The team also returned 10 seniors this year and their leadership proved to be instrumental for the Redskins and their success. According to Coach Mounsithiraj, the seniors, who led by example on and off the field, worked just as hard in the classroom as they did on the field.

This mindset and work ethic instilled a mental toughness in the team that was important for the Redskins, especially during the post-season. Goshen bested Elkhart Memorial in a shootout in the sectional semifinal and then beat Elkhart Central 3-0 in the sectional finals. Coach Mounsithiraj said the confidence garnered from these critical wins carried the team for the rest of the season, which concluded in a six game shutout streak.

Several of the Goshen’s seniors have committed to playing in college. Goalkeeper Tyler Born, forward Jesus Dominguez, forward Isaac Huerta, and midfielder Kyle Ramirez Ingold will all attend Goshen College in the fall. Midfielder Jose Martinez will play at Ancilla College while midfielder JT Plavchak will play at Trine University.

Sergeant Greg Evans of the Indiana Army National Guard presented Coach Mounsithiraj and the Redskins with the Army National Guard national ranking trophy during halftime of the boys’ basketball game on Thursday.

“Much like the hard work, determination and teamwork of an elite athlete, so are the men and women of the Army National Guard,” said Major Mark Burns of the Army National Guard. “On behalf of the National Guard, I am honored to recognize this nationally ranked team for the commitment to something bigger than oneself – the commitment to a team.”

MaxPreps uses an intricate computer program to determine team rank. Prior season history, school size, and comments on message boards are not considered in the MaxPreps rankings. The computer-based system utilizes the huge number of game results stored in the MaxPreps database. Generally, the more a team wins the higher the ranking, but the system also takes into account quality wins (against other highly ranked opponents) and strength of schedule. For example, a team’s ranking is hurt more by losing to a team that is ranked below them than to a team ranked ahead. Boys’ soccer rankings are updated once a week.

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ABOUT NATIONAL GUARD

As the largest reserve component of the U.S. military, the Army National Guard also serves as the oldest brand of the armed forces, with more than 378 years of service. The National Guard provides training, career opportunities, funding for college and other attractive benefits to men and women across the U.S. looking to serve and protect our country’s interests at home and around the globe. The National Guard offers paid training for over 200 career fields, across all 50 states, as well as Washington D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, with more than 3,600 training locations. For more information or to learn how you can join our over 350,000 members, visit www.NATIONALGUARD.com.

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G BBall Sectional Final PPD. to 2/16

The Goshen girls basketball sectional final featuring Warsaw HS vs. Goshen HS has been postponed on Saturday, 2/14 to Monday, 2/16.  The game will be played at 7 PM, with ticket gates opening at 6 PM.  Single game tickets are $6 for this battle between NLC opponents.