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EDITION (Tlmu-News, Mr. Pulaski, IlL) THURSDAY,/ULT 13, 19Sl illtoppers 4th In 1936 State Cage Tourney TEAM MEMBER OF "SWEET AT STATE TOURNEY IN 1936 14ade Fine Showing to ville Cagers. ()(rh 26, 1936) who made a in the state finals serious contenders for laurels can of their accomp- m not only making the did, but in hay- of having ad- in state tourney any other team in Lo- ever did. the ball to sink it. Endeavoring to protect this 6-point lead, Stockton called time-out with three minutes to go, in order to get the boys to protect their lead rather than pile up a score. Stockton fouled Savich who miss- ed and Winston slipped in with an out.of-bounds basket. Stock- ton was fouled by Getson but he missed. Stockton came thru with the final points of the game when he slipped under the basket for a sleeper to end the game 22-16, and send the Mount Pulaski fans into a wild frenzy. Joliet FG FT TP Purple and Getson f 4 0 8 disappoint 500 local Macuk' f 1 0 2 t first appearance at Aschen'brener, f 0 1 1 ourney in Champaign Winston g 1 0 2 morning, when they Savich, , 0 0 0 a favored Joliet team of Fornango g 1 1 3 1. a Workmanlike man- - '   m ,16, that left the fans, Totals 7 2 16 , ere is this Mount Pul- ] Mount Pulmt FG  TP LcPutting them on their[ Stockton, f 4 0 .aampionship list. [Stalev, f 1 4 6 i le PavUl Outstanding [H. Hahn, c 2 0 4[ of : oI the Hilltoppers was j B. Hahn, g 0 0 U] . !he  outstanding features [Wilham, g 0 0 91 liberae day's play. Playing]Martin, g 2 0 4] --. ,__ anti calm brand of  --. t00:00lyked like a page out l Totals 9 Caeterrnan's book, the Jol- / ------------ - [ ele Z ,a local'sWere unable to pane- ] S(CHOOL BUS zone w00t. a00y,mST ZD -"-.d t " SEll CE tl lu. SUccess Joliet did shp VI OFFER Fh Sylo :ef: :ar t twor (,uSlats:h7:chool will" Pro k bad at times, but Mount P g _ . us[ thlg  their calibre by not have the ser.lCenSdO'calSti(pre. [ ty,   laDses et ,h,m n=,,. az tnelr oecK . _ [ .IkVatlnuin to'nlv ev,{, ent school term following a.oe" I -  r-- ..... - - of eaucatlon . ,L game to th- finich nrl ClSlOn by the board ] 'eraselves a -lot-of" ne'w at a Friday night %angreached' An agreement on Joliet ki got away to a Stockton sank Sweeter than sweet the side. Wilham )ut missed and then who miss- loose with one lties, a dribble into at counted two more was on. Staley, big in with a beauti- shot that made it was forced to call fire department. ,est Joliet gave the Stockton time out that another side at long range a bad idea--so as: Whistle tooted he after the ball had 9nly once. It was came to life and took a brief opposition went to end th Period was a slow With the Hilltop- the bail and and deliber- Were out-scored in 4 to 1, Staley sink- on a free toss. in behind the Mt. to get an easy and Fornango ones. The second came back in and gave their free toss oppor- and Stal- they blew them. a pretty one- count 11 to 6. drove in on a nice Getson count- out-of-bounds play Pulaski flat-footed. teamwork on Staley passing pased to Hahn Staley sank his Pulaski led 18 With Steeper life with a long ho came back a another long to bring the The Hilltoppers and then came fight under the 'ith H. Hahn le with with Virgil Hooe of Illiopolis, whereby he furnishes and oper- ates the bus in carrying pupils in the rural areas to and from school each day. This will be done at a charge of $1.00 per week, which is much cheaper than driving one's own car. Grade school pupils will also be haul- ed on the same basis. The bus will be used exclus- ively for extra curriculum activi- ties such as basketball trips, glee club and other group activities which require transportation. This step of the board is a forward looking one and will eliminate the problem of finding suitable transportation to carry out these essential activities. Special Train Cames Rooters To Champaign More than a hundred high school students took advantage of the generosity of Mount Pul- aski business men and public spirited citizens and went to the opening games of the state high school basketball tournament on Thursday morning. An addition- al 125 adults also piled aboard to pull for their favorite to come through. The Illinois Central Special scheduled to pull out of Mount Pulaski at 7:30 was loaded and ready to go long before pulling Defeated Lincoln In Sectional To Win Trip to State Won Regional Eight Consecutive Years--1932 - 39. (March 19, 1936) Sensing their first trip to the State as the third quarter got under way, with Mount Pulaski leading 21.8, the huge crowd of fans from the "Hill" became wild- er and wilder, and when the game ended let out a roar heard twice around the world (or it out time. The last of the student should have been). Professor t .... 15 minutes Handlin of Lincoln had difficul. ICKeIS were issuea ....... the stu ty getting attention to present Deiore_zram Umeaana to ol the trophies. After a short speech aent boay was g g. . . -- -ar  after on the sportsmanship dmplayed .veryone was aLSO on oo u .......  ............ in lent" of in me game art 5tockon went t,,e alterncwl gd,,, t' .v ' . . ......... hedule forward and received the hrst tlme Io meet me o.J sc . ,^^ ,r^." ,.ave, - ,i_^^, - On tne- return- ['rip the celebra- paT t P"3-  ,,a,,,  ,,z, ........ "^-sl- ha '" guard, accepted the second place lion Was a tltllliluuu .' IJl-J" _ . _; one ana ..... ne np will remain in tropny ior hiS team ..... a Ion After the ceremonies the fans the minas oz youngsters s g .... ........ ........ and treat rusnea mr nome to participate in as mey llYg. 1t wl a t awal ..... w th ha a long "ted celebration Com- ana talKS wno sa use ppy ...... . . ............. m- ing into iown iney were greetea KlaS can retain na nappy u- ............. " leasure I by the blowing of the fire siren menr w]m lust et z,u:,, p "[ and the ringing of the bell on the ,old courthouse. Crowds lined the RAY ELLIOTT H [west side of the public square gf']i.]g.T] .OOL [and amid revolver and shotgun ,v-- ........... I blasts sirens and bells and much ]T MILL S FIELD yelling, awaited the coming of (j,,l 29, 1937) ]Coach Dolph Stanley, and his The first session of Mount Pu-[team. A huge bonfire was touch- laski's county-wide baseball ted off at the southwest corner school, got under way this morn-[of the square and when the team ing when about a dozen pros pec I made their appearance they were showed up for instruction a[ pushed out in the middle o a Kratzer's Park. !complete circle of humanity a- The afternoon session saw the round the fire. Coach Stanley at- number almost doubled and there rived a few minutes later, but will be still more on hand for to- morrow's two sessions. "Butch" Nusspickle, assistant baseball coach at the University of Ill- inois, and Jack Rossiter, Scout for the Cincinnati Reds, are put- ting the players thru their paces and giving them much valuable instruction. Nusspickle, speaking before the Rotary Club at their luncheon to- day, gave an inspiring talk that was full of baseball technique md illustrations of the mental skill of a major league player. (Editor's Note -- Butch Nuss- pickle later changed his name to Ray Elliott, and he was foot- ball coach at the University of llinois for many years.) FOURTH PLACE 1936 STATE TOURNAMENT TEAM representing Mount Pulaski Township High School, made a very fine showing at Champaign as a member of the "Sweet Sixteen." Fret Row, left to Connelly, Harr Dan'ald Staley, Frank- shared the same treatment. The high school cheerleaders then led yells and 15 rahs for each team member and the coach were giv- en. Then yells of "speech, speech", were hurled in the direction of Coach Stanley, and he accommo- dated with a few well chosen words, ending with a hope that a good following crowd go with the boys to Champaign on Thursday. Loud cheering followed his talk and more yells were given. Then a snake-dance was formed, the )articipants worming their way thru the crowds and around the Victory Fire. Following this, the the crowd started to disperse, but many continued celebrating into :he wee hours. All in all, it was Times-News Got Out "Extra" When Whipping Lincoln (Jm,_ 11, 1951) The Times-News published its first "EXTRA" about 10 o'clock last Friday night. It didn't take a storm disaster or anything tragic -- or was it tragic? At least, it wasn't tragic for Mount Pulaskians. It was a Basketball Extras, called into existence by the Hilltoppers upsetting Lin- coln's mighty Railsplitters, who had one of their finest teams, going to the state that year and making a fine showing. We modestly admit that we had the headlines all set before we went to the game, hut we had "our tongue in our cheek". When the Hilltoppers were only 3 points behind at the half and going good, we decided to con- tinue our gamble. We left the game, got "Jimks" Leckbee out of his easy chair at home, and started putting the first half of tho game into type. Then when the game ended and our gamble became a reality, "Bud" Pass- more, who covered the last half, rushed up with the hilarious de- tails and we soon had the Ex- tras ready to put to bed. Thirty minutes after the game we had the Extra on the street and from then on we were kept busy printing and giving them away. Many found their way to Lincoln the next day to adorn bulletin boards where Pulaskians worked. It was their moment of triumph, too. It was back in the 30's that a number of folks thought that basketball was being overem- phasized in Mount Pulaski. That was the period when the Hilltop- pars were rated state contenders each year. a big night on the Hill and the team is determined to make it even biggger next Saturday night. Town Goes Wild Editor's Note--Mount Pulaski's Hilltoppers won the finals of the sectional on Saturday night, Mar. 14, 1936, crushing Lincoln by a 32 to 17 score. The Hilltoppers defeated Rushville and Univers- ity High to fight their way into the finals. Other entries were Havana, Bloomington, Lewistown. lin Connolley, Merle Wllham.  1w---Junior Scroggin, man- ager; Earl Stockton, Merle Wilham, Dolph Stanley, Coach. Row--Harry Martin, Jr., Herschel Hahn, Boyd Hahn.