Musings Of A Hoopster/The Blue Chip story

January 24, 2024 0

January 23, 2024 Musings of a Hoopster by Shawn Martin Columnist Frankfort, Indiana  – The small mid-north Indiana city of Frankfort, has a deep high school basketball heritage and has influenced how the game is played – and celebrated [More]

Musings Of A Hoopster January 4, 2024

January 3, 2024 0

MAPQUEST by Shawn Martin columnist A journey of a thousand miles – well thousands and thousands miles – begins with a single step. Casey Gaynor, 57, an Indianapolis native and 1985 graduate of Cardinal Ritter high school, completed that [More]

An Ephiany, Maybe

May 15, 2023 0

An Ephiany, Maybe by: Shawn Martin, Excel H Sports Last Thursday while playing my first nine holes of golf this year, I scanned my phone while waiting to tee off on a hole while following a league. It was then [More]

Musings Of A Hoopster by Shawn Martin

February 19, 2022 0

Musings of a Hoopster By Shawn Martin ExcelHSports FIVE CLASS PROPOSAL A group of high school athletic directors in Indiana is considering a proposal to move to a five-class system in several sports, mainly to alleviate enrollment discrepancies, especially in [More]

Musings Of A Hoopster December 18, 2021

December 18, 2021 0

Musings of a Hoopster Shawn Martin ExcelHSports Columnist      Last week the Purdue Men’s Basketball team ascended to a place no other Boilermaker Men’s squad had ever done – to the very top of the National Rankings.  That lasted [More]

Frustrations and Changes in these Covid Times

January 29, 2021 0

Musings of a Hoopster By Shawn Martin Columnist A couple of weeks ago, a high school classmate of mine posted on her Facebook page about the frustrations they were experiencing finding a place for their senior volleyball playing daughter [More]

Musings Of A Hoopster Volume 1 Page 3

December 26, 2020 0

This Musings Of A Hoopster episode look at some of the Christmas and Holiday Boy’s and Girl’s Basketball Tournaments in the state of Indiana. Shawn Martin looks at some of them. The Wabash School Corporation Wabash Valley Classic’s final two [More]

Musings Of A Hoopster Volume 1 Page 2

December 17, 2020 0

Martin has a long history in Indiana High School Basketball circles having been a member of some very successful coaching staffs that have won 12 Sectionals, four Regionals, four Semi-States, and three State Championships by Shawn Martin Hello basketball fans. [More]