Michael Pinarski Signs with Manchester University

Goshen High School Senior Michael Pinarski will be attending Manchester University where he has been recruited to play baseball for the Spartans.  Michael is the son of Jim and Val Pinarski.  He has one sister, Drea, and three brothers, Stephen, Nathan, and Lukas.  Throughout high school, Michael has participated in basketball as well as baseball.  Throughout his high school career in baseball, Michael has earned several honors:  Most Improved (sophomore), MVP (junior), and NLC All-Conference (junior).  Michael has also been named a Kiwanis Scholar Athlete during his entire high school career in baseball and basketball.  While at Manchester University, Michael plans to study sports management.

GSI & GCS Swim Programs to Host Fundraiser on April 29th

Goshen Swim Incorporated and Goshen Community Schools Swim programs play a vital role in the development of hundreds of Goshen community children each and every year.  On 4/29, these two organizations are hosting a “lap-a-thon” and open swimming event at the new Goshen Aquatic Center at Goshen Middle School.  This event is being held to support these kids’ efforts to participate in swimming and to promote participation in swimming.  The kids will earn money directly towards offsetting their costs and will also raise funds for the Bryan Rathke Scholarship.

The Bryan F Rathke scholarship awards $1,000 to a high school student who has been part of the swim/dive team for at least 3 years.  Coach Rathke devoted his life to helping kids learn life lessons through academics and swimming.  He was Goshen High School’ s winningest coach, and to this day, several school records are still held by his swimmers.  He began the age group swim team to groom young children in a sport which depends on swimmers of all talents and skills.

Donations can be made online at http://99pledges.com/fund/goshswim or through a current GSI/GMS/GHS swim/dive team member.  The day will start at 8 AM with the “lap-a-thon” and at 10 AM – 1 PM will become an open swim party for all.  Cost of admission starting at 10 AM is $6 and includes 2 slices of pizza.  Concessions will be available starting at 10 AM.

Unified Track & Field Meet Results

The unified track and field team traveled to East Noble on Friday to take on Central Noble, East Noble and Bremen.  The team participated in several events and had many people beating their personal best for the season.  In the 100m dash, Chase Brown (11) beat his personal best with a time of 13.9seconds.  In the 100m wheelchair dash, Nate Elliott (9) and Jesse Rhoades (11) took second place.  In the 400m dash, Zach Templeton (11) beat his personal best with a time of 1:10 and Laura Scott took 2nd in her heat and beat her personal best with a time of 1:17 in what was a very competitive race.  The 4x100m Relay team of Spencer Witmer, Jesse Rhoades, Laura Scott, and Zach Templeton came in with a faster time than last season with a time of 1:05.  In the shotput, Laura Elliott (10) took first in her flight and  beat her personal best with a distance of 16’1’’.  Long Jumpers Austin Peeler (10) and Austin Hardesty (12) took first and second in their flights with distances of 9’9’’ and 11’7.5’’ respectively  (a personal best for Hardesty).  Laura Elliott (10) took second in her long jump flight with a personal best distance of 6’7’’.  Lexi Witmer (12) took second in her long jump flight with a distance of 2’8’’.  The Redhawks will host their next meet on May 5th at 5:30 p.m.

75th Annual Boys’ Goshen Relays

The 75th annual Goshen Relays boys’ track & field meet sponsored by T-shirt Printing Plus will be hosted at GHS’s Foreman Field on Saturday, 4/22.  The field events will begin at 9:00 AM. The 4 x 800 m Relay will begin at 9:15 AM.  Track trials will begin at 10:00 AM, with finals starting at noon.


The only entrance is the main entrance by the concession stand.  The entrance north of the home bleachers will not be open.  Please park in the west parking lot.


Admission price is $5 for kindergarten to adult.  Goshen High School All sport tickets and Goshen High School student activity cards will be honored.


Mr. Gary Haney is the honorary referee for this year’s meet.  This is Gary’s 41st year volunteering to work at the Goshen Relays!  Gary will be recognized at 11:30 AM along with other event workers and the Relays Queen and court.

Girls Tennis vs. Concord

The girls tennis match that is scheduled for Thursday, April 27th against Concord will be played at the Goshen Middle School tennis courts.  This is due to ongoing construction of the Concord tennis courts.  The match will begin at 5:00 PM.

Ashton Ellis Signs with Lake Superior State University

Goshen High School Senior Ashton Ellis will be attending Lake Superior State University where she has been recruited to play women’s basketball for Kristen Rogers.  Throughout high school Ashton participated in soccer, track and basketball. Ashton has received several varsity awards during her time at GHS.  For basketball alone,  she has received Academic All-State Honorable Mention (2016-17), Edward Jones Student Athlete of the Month (November 2016), MVP (2015-16 & 2016-17), NLC All-Conference Honorable Mention (2014 & 2017), NLC All-Conference (2015 & 2016), Hustle Award (2015-16), Defense Award (2013-14), Red Blaze Award (2014-15), Beets Hoke Teamwork Award (2014-15 & 2015-16), and Kiwanis Scholar Athlete (2013-2017). Ashton is a Stay in Bounds ambassador, a member of the National Honor Society, and a senior leader for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  Outside of school, she also participates in 4-H, AAU basketball, and NMC youth group.  At Lake Superior State, Ashton plans on pursuing a degree in biology with a minor in chemistry to eventually become an Orthodontist.

Edward Jones Student Athlete of the Month – March

Goshen High School and Edward Jones are proud to announce the student-athlete of the month award to recognize athletic and academic excellence.  A senior male and female student-athlete will be selected from August-May each school year.  At the end of the year, a $500 scholarship will be awarded to one male and one female student athlete of the month, as selected by the GHS coaching staff.

The winners of the Edward Jones Student-Athlete of the Month Award for March are:

-Kirsten Graves:  Kirsten is the daughter of Jim and Kim Graves.  After working hard throughout the offseason, Kirsten has started off her senior season with personal bests in the indoor 3200m, outdoor 3200m, and outdoor 1600m.  She placed 2nd and 3rd in the 3200 in our first 2 meets, as well as 3rd in the 1600. Through her participation in track and cross country and her high academic status, Kirsten has earned several honors.  She has been awarded Kiwanis Scholar Athlete in all four years of participation and has been on the High Honor Roll her entire high school career.  For cross country, Kirsten was awarded Most Improved her freshman year, Mental Attitude her junior year, and was a team captain her senior year.  Kirsten is also a member of GHS’s German Club, National Honor Society, and is a student rotarian. Outside of school, Kirsten participates in 4-H and her church’s youth group.   After high school, Kirsten plans to attend Purdue University to study interior design.

-Charlie Collins:  Charlie is the son of Chad and Theresa Collins.  In the month of March, Charlie was 3-5 on two games with 5 runs scored.  Not only does Charlie participate in baseball, he also plays football for the RedHawks. Through his participation in baseball and football and his academic status, Charlie received the honor of being a Kiwanis Scholar Athlete all four years of high school, he is the Secretary of the National Honor Society and has been on the high honor roll his entire high school career. After high school, Charlie plans to attend Wayne State University to study urban planning.