Sunday, December 15, 2013
"We trust that our efforts to compile a correct and comprehensive Chronicle of Madison High School's good and bad basketball seasons over a span of sixty-one years will be appreciated and accepted as just a work of a couple of 'Hoosier Hardwood Historians' and small town boys." So began "Madison - Chronicle of the Cubs" published in 1966, written by Frank Bird (class of 1925) and Harold "Pee Wee" Lakeman (class of 1959). In 1957-58 and 1958-59 Pee Wee was a member of the Cub's teams that made back to back appearances in the Semi-State and is currently at work on the second volume of Madison's basketball history. He also maintains a large collection of Madison basketball memorabilia and his biggest concern - what will become of the trophies & photos when he is gone. "I visited the Basketball Hall of Fame (in New Castle), and most of what they have is in storage, in boxes. I don't want my things to end up like that." CGS/MEK.