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Basketball referee years and information on the Ekalaka Independent basketball tournaments


Loyd Townsend

1957: All Tourney players and those accepting place trophies Back row: Manning - Glendive, Schaugh - Glendive, Beltz - Broadus, Wash - Ekalaka, Capra - Broadus, (missing Zacher - Rhame) Front row: Getz - Rhame, Skillestad - Glendive, Townsend - Ekalaka, Richard "Dick" Tooke - Ekalaka (Dick was M.C. for the tourneys)

I am going to throw several different memories of individuals, tourney games, and records during those tourney years into my article this week.

My last article had information about Carsten Loken. Many of you may not remember, but he was known more as "Dutch" Loken.

I also want to state that girls high school basketball had not started when I was a referee. When I was in grade school, we played the high school girls-the game was different then. There were six players, three forwards and three guards, and they could not go over the center line, but stayed in their end of the court. A little...

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