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Vikings vs Rockets Alumni Basketball

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What a sight it was!!  Sitting in the Barr Memorial Gymnasium with a sea of purple on one side and a sea of green on the other.  So many memories flooding back, the biggest basketball game of so many seasons.  It never mattered how good (or bad) the basketball season was going, J-S vs CV was the game that defined the season.

The first annual Jewett-Scio vs Conotton Valley Alumni game was held at the Barr Memorial Gymnasium on Saturday, January 28th.  The girls’ teams were introduced first with each team having five members from the 80’s, 90’s and 2000.  The boys’ teams were then introduced with their graduating years.  Jewett-Scio had 17 alumnists and Conotton Valley had 12 including the two oldest team members with Fred Strawser from 1968 and Gary Strawser from 1969!

The girls took to the court first with four minute quarters.  After the girl’s first quarter was over, the boys played their first ten minute quarter.  The game went up and down the court, many, many times.  As I watched everyone playing, it dawned on me, I had watched most of these players when they were in high school.  They still had all of their signature moves, the moves were just a tad slower.  You could see the competetiveness of green verses purple, but it was all in good fun.  There was joking and laughter on the court, as well as purple helping green up off the floor and green helping purple up.   In the end the Vikings beat the Rockets 71-60.  Everyone involved seemed to have a great time and were talking about when they will do it again in November at Conotton Valley’s High School.  All money raised from ticket sales, 50/50 raffle and t-shirt sales will be split between the Conotton Valley Athletic Boosters and the Harrison Central Round Ballers Club.

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Larry Bertolino

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Larry Bertolino is a 31 year old, U.S Navy Veteran and currently sitting on the board of Directors for the Harrison County Chamber of Commerce, as well as Harrison County Rural Transit.
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