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February 17, 2017
Hoosier Basketball Magazine will be at the following locations this weekend...
Portage at LaPorte - Tonight (Friday)
Indianapolis Lighthouse at Irvington Prep - Tonight (Friday)
Indianapolis Arlington at McCutcheon - Saturday
Concord at Valparaiso - Saturday
and also Crown Point Girls Semi-State - Saturday

   At any of these boys games you can pick up a copy of the 2016-2017 issue of Hoosier Basketball Magazine. Have a great weekend!

February 9, 2017
   Hoosier Basketball Magazine's 2017 Girls Top 60 Senior Workout will be held at Heritage Christian High School in Indianapolis on Sunday, March 5, 2017. For most of the 36 year history of this event the Girls Top 60 has been hosted by Marian University, however, their construction project made hosting the 2017 event impossible.
   Sincere appreciation goes to Heritage Christian's Athletic Director Michelle York and head coach Rick Risinger for making this event possible at Heritage Christian this season.
   The 2017 Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top Senior Girls list is posted currently on this website under the "Top Senior Girls" tab. The Top 60 participants will be selected from this list and players will be notified through their school over the next week to 10 days.
   Added appreciation goes to Brent Compton and Pacesetters Sports in Terre Haute for their continued sponsorship of our Top 60 Senior Workouts.

February 8, 2017
   Last week (January 31st - February 5th) was a great week for girls basketball in the state. CONGRATULATIONS to the 64 sectional winners in Indiana. As always there were a few surprising upsets but many of the top teams are primed for regional competition this Saturday.
   Boys games that the Hoosier Basketball Magazine staff will cover this weekend are ...
Putnam County Tournament at Greencastle - Thursday
Hamilton Southeastern at Carmel - Friday
Seeger at Covington - Friday
Monroe Central at Wapahani - Friday
Morristown at Indianapolis Arlington - Saturday
Hoosier Gym Shootout in Knightstown - Saturday
Hammond Clark at Lake Station - Monday
As well as at least four girls regionals.

   At any of these boys games you can pick up a copy of the 2016-2017 issue of Hoosier Basketball Magazine.

January 10, 2017
    With many county tournaments throughout the state last week, Hoosier Basketball Magazine covered many games and saw some outstanding performances…
    I went to Pendleton on Tuesday night and saw the Arabians in their first game of the Madison County tourney as they defeated Frankton on their way to winning the County Championship. I was also at the Ripley and Henry County tournaments this week. Congratulations to Batesville and Shenandoah for their victories in earning their County Crown.
    Chuck DeMoss ended his week at Southmont for the Sugar Creek Classic (Montgomery County showdown). Crawfordsville edged Southmont for the championship by two points in overtime. During that tournament Caleb Randolph of North Montgomery registered his 1000 career point.
    Dale Lawrence was in Plainfield for the semi-finals of the Hendricks County tourney on Friday night as Tri-West defeated previously unbeaten Danville and Cascade upended Plainfield. Tri-West won the Hendricks County Tourney on Saturday.
    Larry Jerrell covered the Greene County Tournament on Friday and he witnessed Shakamak’s Tanner Yeryer score 38 points including 10 three-pointers in a losing effort against Eastern Greene. Linton got past Eastern Greene by four points on Saturday night to collect the tournament hardware.
    The girls showdown between Homestead and Carmel Saturday afternoon was the best game that I have seen this season. This overtime two-point thriller was decided by two free throws made by Carmel’s Blake Smith. These teams are likely to meet again in the state tournament.
    Finally it is always great to watch a game at the Historic Hoosier Gym in Knightstown. Frontier edged North White in the first game of the D-One Husker Classic on January 7th. I ended my basketball week at Mackey Arena as the Boilermakes earned a nice victory over the Wisconsin Badgers!

    Look for Hoosier Basketball Magazine at Barnes & Noble, Kroger, Meijer, Martins and Payless Supermarkets. Call 317-925-8200 to order a copy.

Kip Wesner
Executive Editor
Hoosier Basketball Magazine

Tuesday January 3, 2017
Happy New Year!

   Hoosier Basketball Magazine covered many tournaments last week from all area's of the state— Jeffersonville to Terre Haute and from North Daviess and the Hall of Fame Classic in New Castle to Caston, Kankakee Valley, Plymouth and West Central.
   Dale Lawrence saw the incredible 106-104 thriller that took four (4) overtimes to decide as Brownstown Central outlasted Evansville Reitz.
   Also, Larry Jerrell saw Terre Haute South defeat Edgewood in the Wabash Valley Classic as Jaylen Minnett (Terre Haute South) scored 40 points and Cooper Bybee (Edgewood) tied a tournament record with nine (9) made three-point baskets.
   You can purchase a 2016-2017 issue of Hoosier Basketball Magazine at Martin's stores across Northern Indiana and at these Barnes & Nobles locations—Bloomington, Carmel, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Mishawaka, Noblesville, Plainfield and Valparaiso.

   About this week January 2nd through January 7th, we will cover the following games:
Homestead at Lawrence North Girls - Tuesday
Frankton at Pendleton Heights Boys/Girls - Tuesday
Hammond Noll at Wheeler Boys - Tuesday
Hammond at Highland Girls - Wednesday
Ripley County Tournament - Wednesday
East Chicago at Gary West Girls - Thursday
Henry County Tournament - Thursday
Greene County Tournament Boys - Friday
LaCrosse at Washington Township Boys/Girls - Friday
Hendricks County Tournament - Friday
D-ONE Hoosier Gym Shootout - Saturday morning
Homestead at Carmel Girls - Saturday afternoon
Sugar Creek Classic at Southmont Boys - Saturday

See you in the gym!
Hoosier Basketball Magazine

Tuesday December 27, 2016
   I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! We, at Hoosier Basketball Magazine, are looking forward to the new year— 2017. The HBM staff will be at many games this week with the current issue. Locations planed are Plymouth, North Daviess, Jeffersonville, Twin Lakes, Caston, Rushville and Richmond as well as the boys and girls Hall of Fame Classic at New Castle on December 29th and December 30th. Hoosier Basketball Magazine was at Cloverdale on Wednesday December 21st ... congratulations to Cooper Neese for tallying his 2,000th career point. Kudos to Chuck DeMoss for covering games all day at Marion and Indianapolis Manual for their shootouts.
   On the girls side, Hoosier Basketball Magazine was at Greenfield-Central and Columbus North last week and witnessed some outstanding games. If you have not gotten your current issue of Hoosier Basketball Magazine please order now by clicking the tab to your left. It's been a very good 2016 and we're hoping for a great 2017.

Kip Wesner, Executive Editor
Hoosier Basketball Magazine

Friday December 16, 2017
    This last week has been a whirlwind. We received the 2016-2017 issue from the printer last Friday afternoon. The Hoosier Basketball Magazine staff was able to cover four games last Friday— Floyd Central at New Albany, Barr-Reeve at Linton, North Central (Marion) at Hamilton Southeastern and LaVille at Winamac.
    We had a great day of basketball at Southport Saturday with many outstanding individual performances. I was able to see North Central girls in the Marion County tournament at Pike as well ... they were outstanding. Our staff was able cover a high school game every night this past week from Connersville to Michigan City and many places in between.
    To order your copy of this seasons Hoosier Basketball Magazine click the subscription tab to you left. Print and mail in your form.
    The magazine has been shipped to our commercial distributor and we expect to have them on newsstands before Christmas. A full list will be provided here once we know they've been distributed. Stores that have carried Hoosier Basketball Magazine in the past include Borders Bookstore, Kroger, Meijer and Martin's among many other stores.
    The locations listed below currently have the Hoosier Basketball Magazine available for purchase:

    Hoosier Basketball Magazine office on Guion Road in Indianapolis
    Brian's Bookstore in Connersville
    Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in New Castle
    Pacesetters Sports in Terre Haute
    Squeezeplay in the Anderson Mall in Anderson Indiana
    WBAT Radio in Marion
    As well as many high school locations throughout the state - call (317) 925-8200.

    You can pick up a copy of Hoosier Basketball Magazine at these games this weekend:

    Evansville Reitz at Castle
    Lafayette Jeff at Logansport
    Northeastern at Shenandoah
    Warsaw at Crown Point
    GIRLS - Pike at Center Grove

December 8, 2017
   I'm happy to announce that the 2016-2017 issue of Hoosier Basketball Magazine (47th annual issue) will be available on Friday, December 9th. Call our office at 317-925-8200 to see what time that you can pick up your copy of Hoosier Basketball Magazine at our Indianapolis location. You can also order by mail. This is the best way to get a copy of the magazine ... see subscription and order form on the left margin. Coaches you can order magazines at a discounted price for your team - please call 317-925-8200.

The Hoosier Basketball Magazine staff and myself will be at games all over the state pretty much every night. I will blog here and post on Twitter (handle Hoosier Basketball@HBBMagazine) where you can find us to get a copy of the
47th annual issue of Hoosier Basketball Magazine.

Friday, December 9th - I will be at Floyd Central at New Albany
Other games on Friday night (12/9/16) to find

Hoosier Basketball Magazine are ...
LaVille at Winamac
among others to be confirmed