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Plainsmen claim C-2 basketball state crown

By Brooke Pankonin

One Year Ago
March 14, 2013
Thanks to funding from DuPont Pioneer, the Grant Volunteer Fire Department was able to enhance training of its members. Two rescue mannequins were purchased with grant funds totalling $2,850 which were awarded to the fire department through Pioneer’s program of making contributions to community-based organizations on behalf of its business and employees.

Ten Years Ago
March 18, 2004
Fifteen members of the Grant High School speech team advanced to state following the team’s championship at districts. Wallace speech team members took first place in district competition with 13 individuals qualifying for a trip to state. Wheatland speakers were just 15 points shy of first place in districts, with ten qualifying for state.

Twenty-five Years Ago
March 15, 1989
The Grant Plainsmen, led by Coach Larry Pritchett, ended a storybook season with a convincing 61-41 victory over Deshler in the C-2 basketball championship game. On their journey to the championship, they beat Walthill 60-51, with a closer game against Kenesaw, 59-56.  Troy Terwilliger, Carey Lowe and Karl Lundquist were named to the C-2 All Tournament Team chosen by the Omaha World-Herald.

Fifty Years Ago
March 19, 1964
The Grant Lions Club sponsored half time entertainment, Harlem Stars vs. Grant Jaycees, to raise money for the tennis court fund. The hilarious Harlem Stars were advertised as the greatest and funniest basketball team in the country, touring the world making fans laugh. Fans could expect to see a fancy exhibition, razzle dazzle ball handling, intricate routines, both planned and impromptu comedy and all sorts of shenanigans.

Seventy-Five Years Ago
March 23, 1939
Some of the sports which were in full swing at Perkins High were spring football, tennis, and track. Twenty-three boys checked out for football and 15 boys out for track. Spring football, which consisted of mostly blocking and tackling, lasted for about two weeks.