Sunday, January 29, 2017

michael's home court

Everyone remembers their high school years, the date they graduated and more importantly to a Hoosier, their home basketball court.  If I had lived in Indiana at the time I would have been an Aurora Red Devil, class of '71, with a basketball history that includes 23 Sectional Championships & six Regional crowns.  Michael, the other half of the Hoosier Hardwood Photo Project, hails from the sleepy little river town of Cannelton - a 1970 CHS grad. Since the start of this project back in 2013, I have heard numerous tales about life as a Bulldog and the history of the old gym (located above the former home of the fire department) but it wasn't until last Saturday that we actually made our way down river to photograph Cannelton and its neighbor & rival to the north, Tell City (Sarah Keating's alma mater). The town, school and gyms tell a tale of life in a once proud river town, a town whose best days may be past. The boy's basketball program can lay claim to 6 Sectional championships (the last one in 1998), while the girls hold tight to the memory of the "Iron Five" - the '90's squad who played a whole season with only five players.  After many miles on this photographic journey it was good to see places I had only heard about and most importantly, get a chance to step onto Michael's home court.  CGS.  

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