Record Sports Time Capsule
10 YEARS AGO
Feb. 27, 2003 (HAZELTON)— Nine players got in the scoring column for Linton, and the Lady Lions captured their third straight Region 3 Tournament title by rolling over Gackle-Streeter, 61-30, in the championship game. Ashlee Bodvig and Carissa Schatz paced Linton with 14 points apiece, and other Lady Lion scorers were Whitney Flyberg 9, Briana Schmaltz 8, Lacy Dockter 5, Julianna Ogren 4, Anna Kaiser 4, April Larson 2, and Magen Pavlicek 1. Amy Groth, who was selected as the Region 3 Senior Player of the Year, scored a game-high 23 points for Gackle-Streeter, but the rest of the Lady Oriole team combined for just 7 points. Linton’s 31-point victory capped a brilliant run through the region tournament, where the Lady Lions outscored their opponents by an average of over 43 points per game. Linton defeated P-B-K, 89-31, in the opening round, and Kulm, 66-25, in the semi-finals.
25 YEARS AGO
Feb. 27, 1988 (NAPOLEON)— Five Strasburg players scored in double figures, and the Clippers captured their first District 20 Boys’Basketball Tournament title in six years with a 72-53 victory over Braddock in the championship game. John Baumgartner led Strasburg with 17 points, while Bryan Bittner and Tom Vander Wal each scored 13 points, and Wayne Haak and Daryl Kramer netted 12 points apiece for the Clippers. Kurt Grensteiner scored a gamehigh 18 points for Braddock, and Chad Hager was the only other Bobcat in double figures with 12.
40 YEARS AGO
Feb. 27, 1973 (LINTON) —Zeeland captured the District 18 Boys’ Basketball Tournament crown with a 65-51 victory over Linton in the championship game. Terry Waelhof scored a gamehigh 28 points, while Kim Hilt and Lynn Wolf scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, for Zeeland. Linton was paced by Terry Tschosik with 19 points, followed by Ruben Bosch with 14, and Randy Ohlhauser with 10. Other members of Zeeland’s team were Larry Rutschke, Mahlon Schweigert, Steve Meier, Terry Hilt, Lowell Schweigert, Harry Schumacher, Ken Reiner and Tim Dockter. The Vikings were coached by Harold Bruning, and assisted by Richard Martin.