Looking back 40 years

Reflections on Fergus High 1979 basketball championshipsBy: CHARLIE DENISON Senior ReporterFriday, December 27, 2019

(Back row, from left) Manager Kelly Mantooth, Colin McRae, Scott Donisthorpe, Ken Koncilya, Mac Johnson, Grady Trogstad, Allen Powell, Dave Rageth, Jess Knerr, Ron Osborne, Craig Aasved, (middle row, from left), Hal Bourke, John Bohyer, Kurt Schultz, Steve Diekman, (front row, from left) Cheri Wicks, Corrie Miller, Vicki Koetitz, Lori Phillips and Barb Brudnicki.

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Rolling into a new year often serves as a time to look back.

For Fergus basketball fans, 2019 was also a time to pay tribute to the 40th anniversary of the Golden Eagles men and women’s basketball teams that flew all the way to the top.

It was Saturday, March 10, 1979. Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” was climbing the charts, and the Golden Eagles were climbing the standings. They made their way to Billings for the state tournament,

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