The Okawville High 1970 basketball Rockets were honored at the Rockets home game last Tuesday for reaching the State Tournament in the former 1-class system.
Coach Luechtefeld reflected on the historical significance of the team. “The 1970 team got us over the hump. We had been to the top of the hill before, but we had never gotten over it. We’d had some pretty good basketball teams before that. The 1969 team was very good, and others before them too. But they had never won a regional. The 1970 team got us past that, and further.” Read the full article in this week’s issue.
Front, cheerleaders Debbie Rabenort Maschhoff, Tara Jones Adams, and Connie Boeschen Kuhn. Second row: Donna Hackstadt representing her late sister, Kathy Tieleman Shubert, Coach Mike McClure, Hadley Hasheider, Bruce Barkau, Larry Hasheider, Pud Mellein, Greg Toensing, Bruce Heckert. Back: Mark Martens, Dan Blumhorst, Mike Ainscough, Bill Winkelman, Jon Wolf representing his late father, Gale, Coach Dave Luechtefeld, Cole Wolf, representing his late father, Gale, Jim Schrader, Gary Streuter.
Not present, Rick Joellenbeck, Bruce Schneider, Pam Kennedy, Janis Osterwisch Borrenpohl, Bob Brockmeier.