EDGERTON – A week ago, Southwest Minnesota Christian High School, based in Edgerton, won its fifth Class A boys’ basketball state championship.
After a runner-up finish in 2012, the Eagles – who won four straight titles from 1999-2002 – capped a remarkable 30-1 season with a well-played 81-73 victory over Maranatha Christian Academy of Brooklyn Park in the first of four championship games at Target Center.
WORTHINGTON — Silverberg’s was selling Minnesota Twins’ youth jackets for $3.99 (sizes 3 to 6x) and sizes 8-16 were priced at $4.99, Schafer’s Grocery was selling three pounds of hamburger for $1.00, a two-pound can of Butternut coffee for $1.15 and nine cans of Campbell’s Tomato Soup for 99 cents, a single issue of the afternoon edition of the Daily Globe was 10 cents and “West Side Story” was showing at the State Theatre in Worthington.
WORTHINGTON – As the state of Minnesota still wondered and pondered the results of the closely-contested governor election from four months ago (November, 1962), the 16 surviving area high school boys’ basketball teams were squaring off in tournament play in both District 7 and 8, anticipating action on the big Worthington floor with its large seating capacity.
WORTHINGTON — A train with Strategic Command troops of the United States Air Force was stationed in Heron Lake, Bob Cousy and Bill Russell were piling up assists and rebounds, respectively, for the Boston Celtics on their way to another NBA championship and “I Will Follow Him” by Little Peggy March was climbing Billboard’s Top 40.
HERON LAKE — After skidding badly in Weeks 17 and 18, I recovered with a great final week — going 6-2 — and won the 2012 Daily Globe Pigskin Pick’ems contest by a five picks, finishing the season with a record of 132-56 for a new all-time best correct percentage of .702.
OKABENA — Minneapolis mayor Hubert Humphrey was campaigning to become a U.S. Senator, the Cleveland Indians won the World Series over the Boston Braves in six games, Southwestern Minnesota farmers were enjoying a banner harvest (both yields and prices), a nickel could buy you a bottle of pop and every Saturday morning, Okabena High School industrial arts teacher and coach Dudley Townsend repeated his routine.
BREWSTER — As the world was captivated by the Cuban Missile Crisis and “The Monster Mash,” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett and The Cryptkickers, had replaced the Four Seasons’ classic “Sherry” as Billboard’s top-selling single, the Brewster Bulldogs were completing a dream season as high school football players.
WORTHINGTON — As the sports world began looking ahead to the approaching Summer Olympic Games in Munich, Germany, the four divisional leaders in Major League Baseball were the Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers and Oakland Athletics.
WORTHINGTON — Fifty years ago, as school was finishing in the last week of May in 1959, a couple of governors with similar names were making front-page news — and one area school was acting independently on the subject of time.
JEFFERS — In the mid-1960’s, an English rock band, known as the Dave Clark Five, had a song entitled “Everybody Knows.”
As the boys’ state high school basketball tournament is underway in Minneapolis and the Ellsworth Panthers are playing in the elite event for a fourth straight time — and their fifth in the past seven years — that song title could well apply to the type of representation that our area makes when an opportunity comes along.
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