Sam has been covering High School hoops in Indiana since his sophomore year in high school. It started out as just the current Twitter account, @NorthernINHoops that is still going today. Sam provided coverage of mostly Fort Wayne area games by providing stats and scores. As the Twitter page began to grow in popularity, he wrote pieces for other smaller Indiana High School basketball websites. This eventually lead to writing for Prep Hoops in the 2014-15 season on a if-needed basis. He is currently a freshman at IUPUI, as a Sports Management major.
Now being officially a part of the Prep Hoops Indiana team, Sam continues to cover games all over the state, from Fort Wayne to Indianapolis and most places in between. Sam brings a strong social media following, due to the run he has had with his Twitter account already and with doing this for a couple years now, he adds another writer with experience in Prep coverage to the team.
We recap the four team classic hosted by Grace College.
by: Sam Lipply Dec 30, 2017
Heading into the post-season, Columbia City has a little bit of momentum, having won 6 of their last 8 after a slow start to their season. One of the reasons for Columbia City’s success as of late is their senior point guard Jordan Bechtold.
After graduating 11 seniors from last year, going through a coaching change, CC was in need of some guys to step up and fill some roles. Bechtold has done a nice job of taking over the role of floor general and orchestrating the Eagles offense.
At about 5’10, Bechtold is a bit undersized, but he makes[...]
by: Sam Lipply Feb 27, 2017
This game matched-up one of the best 2019 players in the state, Sydney Curry, vs one of the best 2018 players in the state in Eric Hunter. Horizon is a team who is non-IHSAA but has been playing really solid basketball all season long and has knocked off some decent IHSAA teams along the way. In a game where defense was optional it was back and forth the whole way. Horizon lead 51-45 at half, but Tindley used a 23-7 third quarter to really separate themselves. However, Horizon responded and came all the way back to take an 87-86 lead[...]
by: Sam Lipply Feb 16, 2017