“Rack on 5,” a call at the old pool hall
By Don Kruse, editor
For the past couple of months we have received an overwhelming response with the 100 years of basketball in Hermann, and comments about the stories that and columns that have been published in the Advertiser-Courier.
This morning (Monday, Jan. 27) I received a copy of an old photo and stories clipped from the Nov. 21, 1932 Advertiser-Courier. They were sent by Marcia Jackson-Finn of Fairview, Texas, the daughter of Eloise Suenkel Sturkey.
If you recall an earlier story, Mrs. Sturkey played on the 1932-33 Hermann High girls’ basketball team that won a big tournament in Jefferson City, played at the Junior College in the Capital City. Mrs. Sturkey, who now lives in Jupiter, Fla., referred to it as a state tournament, and we do not doubt her. It attracted teams state-wide prior to MSHSAA-sponsored tournaments.
The photo of the 1932-33 girls’ team, with an impressive silver cup as their trophy, and other old photos will be on display Saturday at Hermann High School during the 100-year recognition program.
(Read the rest of the story in this week’s Advertiser-Courier)