Saturday, December 20, 2014

chuck's town

By many accounts, Charles "Chuck" Taylor is Columbus, Indiana's most famous basketball alumnus.  Born in 1901, Chuck started wearing Converse shoes as a high school ball player and at age 20 was hired by the company to sell the very same shoe.  Within a year he helped change the design of the 'All-Star' and 600 million pairs later "Chuck Taylor Day" was celebrated at the annual rivalry game between North & East.  The old Bulldog gym was built in 1954 (20 years before the split that created North & East) and has been home to many great teams, including the current squad (ranked 5th) and the 1963-64 Semistate champs honored this evening.  But rivalry games are just that and the Olympians put up a good fight before falling to their cross town rivals, 65-51.  In the end, this game is about more than just a final score - it's a community coming together to celebrate their history and passion for the game Hoosiers call their own. CGS.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

a civil war

One district, one county - two schools, north & south.  Divided in the middle by powerhouse Greensburg, North and South Decatur may be small in size, but not in basketball passion and heritage.  And even though North is a 2A school and South is 1A, the outcome is always up in the air. In 2011, North won both meetings. South swept the series in 2012 and in 2013 - they split.  Divided in athletic arenas but united in the classroom, this friendly rivalry is truly a 'civil' war. CGS.