Hermann’s 100-year basketball recognition program to bring back alumni

Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 2:05 pm

antique bballA large gathering of former Hermann basketball players is expected for Saturday night’s 100-year recognition program at the high school.

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Ceremonies for the 100 years of basketball in Hermann will take place between the third place and championship games of the 35th annual Hermann Invitational Tournament, scheduled at approximately 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Girls and boys players from past teams are invited to take part in the ceremony, where they will parade onto the high school gym court to be recognized by decades.
Todd Anderson, director of athletics at Hermann High School, said an announcement will be made to have the players from both Hermann and St. George high schools assemble in the commons. He said that from the responses the school has received, a fairly large crowd is expected to attend the ceremony on Saturday.
“We’d like all those former players to meet in the commons at around 6:45,” said Anderson.
He said they will use both hallways to line up, and players will march in through both gym doors.
A reception will be held in the library following the recognition ceremony Saturday night.
Also on Saturday, Steve Wieschhaus will be signing his new book, “The Hermann Double Team: A Small Town Hoops Story.” It’s about the championship years of Hermann and St. George, and the 1969 state tournament when both high schools reached the state finals at Brewer Fieldhouse in Columbia–Hermann in Class M and St. George in Class S.
The book goes on sale at 3 p.m. Saturday at the high school.
Saturday’s schedule:
1 p.m.–7th place girls game
2:30–7th place boys game
3:00–Book goes on sale at high school
4:00–Consolation boys game
5:30–3rd place boys game
6:45–Former players report to commons
7:00–100 years recognition program in gym
7:30–Championship boys game

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