Hoosier hysteria was alive and well in 1982.
It wasn't for the pro or college teams either, it was for high school basketball.
A little school from Trafalgar Indiana had done what hadn't been done since the little Miland team, that had inspired the movie Hoosiers, had done it.
Indian Creek had made it into the sweet sixteen of the State finals.
Hoosiers came out in 1986 but I remember the news media making the comparison to the team back then.
This was when basketball was basketball. Best team won.
No classes. A little school had the same chance as the big schools to win it all.
(Click on picture to enlarge)Sadly I can't name all the players in the picture now and of the ones I can remember I have no idea how to spell their names. (Ken K.) The back of their warm up shirts are nicknames so that doesn't help either.
I think class basketball has severely hurt basketball in Indiana.
I see empty gym's when I watch the news now.
It wasn't that was then. Packed gym's were expected. Get there early or stand up for the game.
Sectional and regional tickets were fought for. (I am sure I still have mine somewhere)
Sadly we didn't win this game and I don't remember the final score but I remember it being close.
Mom took these pictures and had them mounted.
I found it while cleaning out the garage the other day.
I wonder if the new library would hang it up?
It is Trafalgar history.