Wednesday, October 30, 2013
It would seem appropriate that on the evening my wife Elise received a lifetime achievement award ("The Honor Award") for teaching physical education I would post photos from the gym where her career started - Moores Hill. Her first year was the last for the high school, as it now serves as an elementary. The court, which originally faced north & south, currently has an east-west orientation. New maple, fresh paint and blocked over windows complete the retrofit. Some history is worth honoring, however, as the Bobcat mascot still menaces from the sideline & the wall of the Old Vevay Gym. CGS.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Every story & journey has a beginning. This one started with a framed picture in my bookcase - a picture of the 1937 Versailles Frenchies boy's basketball team. My father is in the left corner of this photo, the team manager. That is all I know about the image. I don't know where they played or what their record was, don't know the names of the players or what became of them. What I do know is that they played high school basketball in Indiana. Along with thousands of other boys & girls they were a part of a cultural phenomenon that has lasted more than 100 years. To understand a little of this history, my friend & fellow photographer Michael Keating and I have begun a journey to document some of the places where high school basketball has lived. And, what we have already discovered is that with every gymnasium comes a wealth of stories. We plan to share some of those with you. To help you know who is posting the vignette, we will end with our initials - CGS or MEK. You will also be able to follow us on facebook @ "Hoosier Hardwood".