Heron Lake-Okabena claimed the 1981 Class A state girls’ basketball championship with an undefeated 26-0 record. There were seven seniors and seven juniors on the squad. The juniors are in the front row and the seniors are in the back.
Left to right, in the front, are Mary Egge, Deb Kirsch, Pat Burns, Lynette Rients, Cindy Garoutte, Cathy Baumgard and Lois Mathias. In the back are assistant coach Wayne Rasche, Amy Christians, Ruth Henkels, Chris Ferguson, Lori Sontag, Janeen Rasche, Jane Wolff, Cindy Seydel and head coach Les Knutson.
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