(1-9-22) Saturday night in Knightstown, Indiana Coldwater and Celina played a boys and girls basketball doubleheader at the historic Hoosier Gym, made famous by the movie ‘Hoosiers’.

The Cavaliers picked up a win in the girls game and Celina won an exciting boys game.

It was a night to remember for everyone involved, the games were orginally scheduled for 2021 but cancelled due to the pandemic. Coldwater AD Eric Goodwin, who put together the event, did not give up and kept it scheduled for this year. According to many comments from both sides…it was a big success. Now it is a part of SSN’s Mercer County League history.

GIRLS

2022 finds Marion Local leading the girls MCL with a 5-0 record, Parkway is also undefeated at 3-0.

TEAM — Won Lost
Marion Local 5-0
Parkway 3-0
Coldwater 3-2
Celina 1-5
St. Henry 1-5
Ft. Recovery 0-1

2021

12-2-21 Parkway 47 St. Henry 32
12-4-21 St. Henry 34 Celina 29
12-9-21 Marion Local 46 St. Henry 21
12-16-21 Parkway 43 Ft. Recovery 30
12-16-21 Marion Local 49 Coldwater 28
12-20-21 Parkway 56 Celina 19
12-27-21 Celina 34 St. Henry 23
12-27-21 Marion Local 46 Coldwater 27
12-29-21 Coldwater 37 St. Henry 31
12-29-21 Marion Local 56 Celina 15

2022

1-4-22 Marion Local 54 Celina 32
1-6-22 Coldwater 46 St. Henry 32
1-8-22 Coldwater 55 Celina 19- at the Hoosier Gym

BOYS

St. Henry leads the boys MCL with a 3-0 record. Celina has now won two consecutive MCL games, both over Coldwater, both wins give the Bulldogs their first wins in the four years of the SSN MCL.

TEAM — Won Lost
St. Henry 3-0
Ft. Recovery 1-0
Marion Local 3-1
Parkway 1-1
Celina 2-3
Coldwater 0-4

2021

12-17-21 Ft. Recovery 50 Parkway 49
12-17-21 Marion Local 61 Coldwater 32
12-18-21 Marion Local 42 Celina 30
12-21-21 Parkway 47 Celina 33
12-28-21 St. Henry 58 Celina 54
12-28-21 Marion Local 59 Coldwater 26
12-30-21 Celina 49 Coldwater 36 – Bulldogs 1st ever MCL win
12-30-21 St. Henry 52 Marion Local 49

2022

1-7-22 St. Henry 54 Coldwater 38
1-8-22 Celina 48 Coldwater 43 – at the Hoosier Gym

Did you know…

The Celina Fieldhouse was built in 1939, 18 years after the Hoosier Gym.

CBS 46, Atlanta was doing a feature on the Hoosier Gym, they are in Indianapolis for the the Georgia-Alabama NCAA National Championship football game Monday night at Lucas Oil Stadium. Stateline area fans show up in the report….

Why the MCL?

To add a little extra excitement to the boys and girls high school basketball season SSN again will bring you the Mercer County League for the fourth year.

The first year SSN introduced the (mythical) MCL was in 2018-19.

All six Mercer County high schools are included, actual head to head match-ups between the schools that will determine a MCL champion in both boys and girls basketball.