Dixie old and new share hoops history

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    Dixie old and new share hoops history

    Outstanding story even if your not a Dixie fan.

    Reads like the young Dixie Basketball players really appreciated their honored guest coming out to visit them and to teach them a bit about Red Colonel Basketball history!

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    Colonels old and new share hoops history

    CRESTVIEW HILLS - The past met the present Friday here at Dixie Heights High School, and though separated by 54 years, the bond was natural and indestructible.


    "Ninth region champions," said junior forward Zeke Pike. "That's our connection, and it always will be."

    The Colonels, 29-3, won the regional basketball championship Sunday and will play in the Sweet Sixteen state championship tournament at 8 p.m. Wednesday against Lexington Catholic. It was the school's first regional title since 1957, and just the third in school history.

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    Thanks for sharing the story TOG. Glad to see players from the previous team were able to attend the luncheon.

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    I remember going through some of my dad's newspaper clippings from their '57 season which included the Nicholas County and Lafayette articles along with the boxscores. They beat Nicholas County who was led by future UK player Ned Jennings in round one but lost to Ralph Carlisle's Lafayette Generals in the 2nd round. Lafayette ended up winning the '57 title, Carlisle's third championship of the decade. UK great Billy Ray Lickert was KY Mr. Basketball in '57 and dad always told me how good he was. Dixie had two players good enough to make the KY/Indiana all star series that season, so they had to be pretty solid.

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    SK's past athletic director "Big Joe" Stark was on that team also. He passed away years ago. What a great man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEERFAN View Post
    I remember going through some of my dad's newspaper clippings from their '57 season which included the Nicholas County and Lafayette articles along with the boxscores. They beat Nicholas County who was led by future UK player Ned Jennings in round one but lost to Ralph Carlisle's Lafayette Generals in the 2nd round. Lafayette ended up winning the '57 title, Carlisle's third championship of the decade. UK great Billy Ray Lickert was KY Mr. Basketball in '57 and dad always told me how good he was. Dixie had two players good enough to make the KY/Indiana all star series that season, so they had to be pretty solid.
    That's cool; I thought of Big Joe as soon as Dixie won last Sunday.

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    Nice story. I believe that the late Jim Shumate was on the "57" team as well. Rick Shumate's father.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solomon View Post
    Nice story. I believe that the late Jim Shumate was on the "57" team as well. Rick Shumate's father.
    You'd be correct.

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    I was actually there yesterday and it was great to see the 2011 team talking and sharing stories with the folks from the 57 team.

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