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.
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 — Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky were squaring off in an ever-famous U.S. vs. U.S.S.R. chess match, Mark Spitz and Gary Hall were setting world records at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Chicago and Steve Prefontaine had been defeated in the 1,500-meter run at a pre-Olympic track and field meet in Oslo, Norway.
WINDOM — The first call came in at 6:52 a.m. on the morning of July 13 when the last “Blast-From-the-Past” was published in the Globe, featuring a story about Ty Wacker’s website information on the 212 Conference — small town high school athletics — from 1947-1974.
WORTHINGTON — With several highly-successful individual performances by area golfers at the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Class A and Class AA state meets, which wrapped up June 13, another year of high school athletics is in the books — a recent “blast from the past.”
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