Wednesday, August 10, 2016

It takes a team to win

Following yesterday's discovery that my great-grandfather was part of Indiana high school basketball history in 1915, I ran a search of newspaper articles to learn a bit more about their championship season. Thorntown finished the season with a 25-4 record.
Indianapolis News. 23 Jan 1915.

In the clipping above, Thorntown relied on its bench to beat Lafayette 42-16. It is likely Edgar Jones played in this game, although I do not have a box score available to confirm this.

On 9 March 1915, the IHSAA conducted a draw to seed the teams for the State Championship tournament. Indiana University hosted the games in Bloomington.
Alexandria Times-Tribune, 9 Mar 1915.
Thorntown's championship made the front page of the Indianapolis News on 15 March 1915:
Indianapolis News, 15 Mar 1915.


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  3. Great post!. I like the title you gave it as well.


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