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Article published December 17, 2012

Going to Goetz
Mars senior emerging as rare, versatile talent, helps Planets roll to win

Derek Pyda
Butler Eagle

ADAMS TWP — His 6-foot-8 frame ensures Josh Goetz of towering over most opponents, but his play is proving to be just as imposing.

In Mars’ 72-34 boys basketball victory over Valley Friday, the senior center scored 13 points, grabbed And he makes free throws. He was (7-of-8) tonight.”
Goetz is young for a senior and will not celebrate his 18th birthday until May 20, prompting Carmody to say with a laugh, “I’m trying to get him a fifth year of eligibility, but that’s not going to happen.”
Goetz is part of an eight-member senior class that, as juniors, helped Mars go 18-8 overall last season and make the state playoffs for the first time in school history.
“We’ve got a lot of experience back,” said Goetz. “There’s definitely a feel on this team that it could be a special season for us. We believe we can do better than last year.”
VALLEY 34
Chaz Cheatham 2 2-2 6, Devin Whitman 3 0-0 8, Billy Clark 2 0-0 6, Mike McNabb 1 0-0 3, Caleb Davis 1 0-0 3, Tyler Gardlock 0 1-4 1, Jordan Frame 3 0-0 7. Totals: 12 3-6 34.
MARS 72
Garrett Ashbaugh 2 1-2 6, Matt Getsy 4 1-2 9, Josh Goetz 3 7-8 13, Mitch Buzard 6 3-4 17, Zach May 4 0-0 10, Alex Locher 3 0-0 7, Ben Erdahl 1 0-0 2, Ethan Lewis 3 1-2 8, Owen Nearhoof 0 0-0 0, Adam Bayuk 0 0-0 0, Nicholas DeCamp 0 0-0 0, Brett Kloc 0 0-0 0, Ryan Horan 0 0-0 0, Graham Easom 0 0-0 0. Totals: 26 13-18 72.
Valley 6 5 14 9—34
Mars21 23 20 8—72
3-point goals: Valley 7 (Whitman 2, Clark 2, McNabb, Davis, Frame); Mars 7 (Buzard 2, May 2, Locher, Lewis, Ashbaugh)
Wednesday: Montour at Mars