Closure: The Phoenix

Tomorrow marks the fifth anniversary of Bleeding Bruin Blue. The first posts were made on Aug. 6, 2008, but Aug. 8 was the day most of the structure, format, and promotion of the site started. Plus 08/08/08 made a better mnemonic to recall.

On day number 1826 of the blog era, the final day of year number five, it is time to bring that era to a close. This post marks the end of regular, daily, game-by-game recaps on this Blogspot site. Actually, given that it's been nearly nine months since I last logged into this content-management system, that end probably happened some time ago.

I'm thrilled this experiment lasted as long as it did. It's been empowering, enlightening, and just plain fun to chronicle the Bruins for the last half-decade, and given the chance, I'd do it again in a heartbeat. But since I graduated in 2010, I haven't been around Bethany on anything near a daily basis; as of this year, every class I overlapped with has moved on to college. And with no successor in line, it's time to hang up the keyboard.

(If by some strange chance you want to take this on, you know where to find me. But I'm not holding my breath.)

But Bleeding Bruin Blue isn't going away. For one, this site will stay up indefinitely as an archive. Furthermore, we'll remain active on Facebook and Twitter, since those sites are more shareable (and after all, what fun would sports be without a community of like-minded fans?). We'll keep posting scores, stats and schedules, but probably without much commentary and analysis. And we might even post again here if something is too long for those forums.


Good luck and go Bruins!
Tony Miller
Editor Emeritus

MS Boys Basketball at Bremen, Nov. 12, 2012

"A" Team
PROJECT 440: RECAP THIS GAME!
BREMEN, Ind. — Bremen 44, Bethany 23. Leading scorers — Bethany: Bryce Miller 13; Bremen: Chandler Snyder 13, Matt Box 10, Grant Clockow 10.

"B" Team
PROJECT 440: RECAP THIS GAME!
BREMEN, Ind. — Bremen 38, Bethany 20. Leading scorer — Bethany: Kory Kern 8.

Girls basketball vs. West Noble, 11/10/12

Varsity
GOSHEN — West Noble 64, Bethany 29
West Noble — Ashley Shepherd 5-10 0-0 12, Lexi Shepherd 0-6 0-0 0, Kelsie Peterson 10-10 2-4 23, Taylor Fisher 2-2 1-2 5, Haley Richardson 7-11 1-2 15; Shawna Young 1-6 0-0 3, Brooke Lutton 0-1 0-0 0, Kenzie Cox 1-1 0-0 2, Kambrai Spencer 0-3 0-0 0, Kohdee Hicks 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 28-54 (51.9%) 4-8 (50.0%) 64.
Bethany — Marie Bontrager 0-2 0-0 0, Jordan Helmuth 1-4 1-2 3, Laken Richer 1-5 5-6 7, Catie Kauffman 2-4 0-0 4, Hanna Hochstetler 7-15 1-3 15; Tori Craw 0-1 0-1 0, Lynea Kaethler 0-0 0-0 0, Mallory Bontreger 0-0 0-0 0, Marisa Marquez 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 11-30 (36.7%) 7-11 (63.6%) 29.

WN 15 15 23 11 — 64
BC    6   8   6   9 — 29

Three-point goals — West Noble 4-10 (A. Shepherd 2-5, Young 1-3, Peterson 1-1, Lutton 0-1), Bethany 0-1 (Helmuth 0-1). Total  fouls — West Noble 17, Bethany 13. Fouled out — none.

Rebounds — West Noble 26 (Richardson 5, Young 5, Spencer 4, Fisher 3), Bethany 21 (Hochstetler 8, Richer 5, Bontrager 3). Assists — Bethany 5 (Richer 2). Turnovers — Bethany 23, West Noble 15. Referee — Tim Smith. Umpires — Jay Smith, Trent Beer. Scorer — Scott Richer. Timer — Gwen Kelly.

JV
GOSHEN — West Noble 43, Bethany 14
West Noble — Becca Schermerhorn 2-6 1-2 5, Brooke Lutton 3-7 1-2 7, Darby Allen 3-7 1-4 8, Kenzie Cox 2-7 0-0 4, Cara Groff 2-9 2-2 6; Paige Shearer 4-8 2-4 13, Priscilla Ortiz 0-1 0-0 0, Sandra Carrillo 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 16-48 (33.3%) 7-14 (50.0%) 43.
Bethany — Mallory Bontreger 0-2 0-0 0, Darienne Maust 0-0 0-0 0, Lynea Kaethler 0-3 0-0 0, Vashti Neff 0-3 0-2 0, Marisa Marquez 2-7 2-4 6; Jordan Helmuth 1-3 0-0 2, Catie Kauffman 2-3 0-0 4, Tori Craw 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 6-24 (25.0%) 2-6 (33.3%) 14.

WN 14 11 14   4 — 43
BC    2   4   6   2 — 14

Three-point goals — West Noble 4-14 (Shearer 3-6, Allen 1-1, Cox 0-4, Schermerhorn 0-2, Ortiz 0-1), Bethany 0-1 (Kaethler 0-1). Total fouls — West Noble 12, Bethany 10. Fouled out — none. Technical — Bethany bench (6:00, 2nd quarter).
Rebounds — West Noble 38 (Groff 9, Allen 5, Schermerhorn 5), Bethany 23 (Neff 8, Bontreger 3, Marquez 3). Turnovers — West Noble 9, Bethany 20.

Game Reports, 11/9/12


Varsity girls basketball
PROJECT 440: RECAP THIS GAME!

CULVER, Ind. — Culver Academy 48, Bethany 18
Bethany — Tori Craw 0-2 0-1 0, Marie Bontrager 0-5 0-0 0, Jordan Helmuth 2-10 0-0 4, Laken Richer 4-11 0-0 8, Catie Kauffman 1-2 0-0 2, Marisa Marquez 2-5 0-2 4, Hanna Hochstetler 0-6 0-0 0. Totals 9-42 (21.4%) 0-3 (0.0%) 18.
Culver —  Christlieb 4-7 0-0 8, Stephenson 0-0 0-0 0, McKinnis 0-1 0-0 0, Baker 5-8 0-0 22, Cvitkovic 8-12 0-0 17, Binford 1-2 1-2 3, Holzer 2-4 0-0 5, Barry 0-0 0-0 0, Weinberg 1-5 0-0 2, Zambon 1-4 0-0 2, Madison 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-43 (51.2%) 1-2 (50.0) 48.

B   2   2   8   6 — 18
C 15   8 10 15 — 48

Three-point goals — Bethany 0, Culver 3-6 (Cvitkovic 1-2, Holzer 1-2, Baker 1-1, Christlieb 0-1). Total fouls — Bethany 3, Culver 12. Fouled out — none.
Rebounds — Bethany 18 (Helmuth 5, Richer 4), Culver 27 (Cvitkovic 8, Christlieb 4). Assists — Bethany 4 (Bontrager 2), Culver 5. Blocks — Bethany 1, Culver 2. Turnovers — Bethany 21, Culver 14.

JV girls basketball
PROJECT 440: RECAP THIS GAME!
CULVER, Ind. — Culver Academy 23, Bethany 8.

MS boys basketball "A"
PROJECT 440: RECAP THIS GAME! 
ELKHART — Bethany 59, Elkhart Christian 15. Leading scorers — Bethany: Braden Miller 22; ECA: Kris Waycaster 8.

MS boys basketball "B"
PROJECT 440: RECAP THIS GAME! 
ELKHART — Bethany 20, Elkhart Christian 11. Leading scorers — Bethany: Kory Kern 6, Dustin Miller 6.

MS Boys Basketball at Milford (11/8/12)

PROJECT 440: TELL THE STORY OF THIS GAME

"A" Team
MILFORD, Ind. — Milford 40, Bethany 29
Leading scorers — Bethany: Seth Brenneman 11, Bryce Miller 6.

"B" Team: Milford 35, Bethany 18
Leading scorer — Bethany: Kory Kern 12.

Girls JV/V Basketball vs. Jimtown (Nov. 6)

GOSHEN — Bethany 36, Jimtown 31
Jimtown — Logan Trosper 0 0-2 0, Joy Moore 2 2-2 6, Tory Henkler 0 0-0 0, Ally Vicsik 3 8-10 14, Lindsey Stose 1 0-0 2, Heather Bozman 0 2-4 2, Ali Brothers 2 3-5 7. Totals 8 15-23 (65.2%) 31.
Bethany — Tori Craw 2-4 0-1 8, Marie Bontrager 1-2 2-3 4, Jordan Helmuth 4-8 0-0 8, Laken Richer 1-4 2-2 4, Catie Kauffman 2-2 0-0 4, Hanna Hochstetler 6-10 0-0 12. Totals 16-30 (53.3%) 4-6 (66.7%) 36.
J   6   2   9 14 — 31
B   6 10 10 10 — 36
Three-point goals — Jimtown 0, Bethany 0-0. Total fouls — Jimtown 12, Bethany 14. Fouled out — none.
Rebounds — Bethany 15 (Bontrager 6). Assists — Bethany 12 (Bontrager 4, Helmuth 3, Richer 3). Steals — Bethany 8 (Hochstetler 4). Blocks — Bethany 5 (Richer 4). Turnovers — Bethany 26

That first win (David Vantress/Goshen News)

JV:
Jimtown 17, Bethany 7.
Jimtown — Leading scorers: Rachel Miller 8, Shawntel James 7.
Bethany — Kati Quiggle 0-0 0-0 0, Mallory Bontreger 1-3 0-0 2, Darienne Maust 1-7 2-5 4, Lynea Brubacher-Kaethler 0-3 0-0 0, Vashti Neff 0-3 0-0 0, Marisa Marquez 0-10 1-2 1. Totals 2-26 (7.7%) 3-7 (42.9%) 7.
Scoring by quarters not available.
Three-point goals — Bethany 0-0. Total fouls — Bethany 10. Fouled out — Brubacher-Kaethler.
Rebounds — Bethany 20 (Maust 10). Assists — Bethany 1 (Maust). Blocks — Bethany 1 (Brubacher-Kaethler). Steals — Bethany 4. Turnovers — Bethany 15.

MS Boys Basketball vs. NorthWood (11/5/12)

PROJECT 440: RECAP THIS GAME!

"A" Team
GOSHEN — Bethany 26, NorthWood 25. Leading scorers — NorthWood: Cameron Stillson 8, Vince Hershberger 7; Bethany: Bryce Miller 8, Lane Miller 6.

"B" Team
NorthWood 33, Bethany 16. Leading scorers — Bethany: Tim Cartmel 4, Ivan Ramos 4

Fall Score Orphans

PROJECT 440: RECAP THIS GAME!

As the fall sports season draws to a close, there are a few games whose stories and box scores I simply cannot find. Their scores are below.

Thursday, Sept. 27: MS soccer at Concord (HSC tourney)
"A" team lost 8-0.

Saturday, Sept. 29: Boys soccer at Argos
Varsity lost 2-1. JV lost 7-2.

Tuesday, Oct. 2: MS volleyball at Jimtown
"A" team lost 25-21, 25-20. "B" team won 18-25, 25-22, 15-11.

Thursday, Oct. 4: MS volleyball vs. Clinton Christian
"A" team won 25-17, 25-15.