TEN YEARS AGO
Jeffersonian Democrat, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007
The Brookville Raiders basketball team is off to a 3-0 start after beating DuBois Central Catholic, 51-36, at home Tuesday night. Junior Garrett Spence scored 14 points with three 3-pointers. Alex Beatty had 12 points and 11 rebounds. The Raiders won their tip-off tournament, beating Clarion-Limestone, 47-41, in the championship game. Gabe Wonderling won the tournament MVP award, finished with 16 points and seven points against the Lions. Jaye Dulavitch scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead C-L. ... The Brookville Lady Raiders basketball team fell to Keystone in their tip-off tournament championship game, 46-32. Kate Reinsel scored 11 points for the Lady Raiders. Clarion-Limestone finished third, beating Philipsburg-Osceola 67-56 in the consolation game. Brookville beat C-L, 57-50, in the first round. ... The Brookville wrestling team opens the season Wednesday at Cranberry. Head coach Dave Klepfer’s squad was 14-11 last year. He’ll have 10 letterwinners back, including senior regional qualifier Justin Moore, who finished 36-9. Seniors Joe Shields (25-14), Steve Zimmerman (13-7), Tyler Ferry (13-15) and Bill Reitz (3-11) lead the way.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
Brookville American, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1992
The Brookville Raiders basketball team, under the direction of veteran coach Larry McManigle, heads in to the season as the defending District 9 Class AAA champion. The Raiders, 12-12 a year ago, return two key players in junior Jon Guth and senior Andy Blair. … The Lady Raiders, coached by Vern Schreckengost, have three key players back in senior Janice Kindel, already a 1,000-point scorer, and juniors Mindy Gunning and Megan Fiala. … The Clarion-Limestone Lions, coming off a 5-13 season, have a new coach in Mark Rummell. He has two starters back from last year — senior Rich Kindel and junior Bob Aaron. … The C-L Lady Lions were 14-10 a year ago and Jim McCracken has nine letterwinners back, led by leading scorer in junior Lisa Aaron.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
Brookville American, Monday, Dec. 4, 1967
Thursday night marks the opening debut of the Brookville Raiders wrestling team when it travels to Marion Center to take on the Stingers. Coach Les Turner is building around five returning lettermen — Denny Emerick, Perry Songer, John Crain, Denny Ponchel and Dave Barncastle. Other expected starters are Mark Weaver, Bill Lyons, Jere Gilligan, Lenny Ferraro, Randy Bartley, John Silvis and Jack Huth. … The Brookville Raiders opened their basketball season with a 66-59 loss to Franklin. The Raiders trailed by 13 in the fourth quarter and managed to get back to within five points before falling short. Kerry Heriger, double-teamed most of the night, led the Raiders with 16 points. Bill Mitchell had 15 points and Dick Bowley finished with 10.
SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
Brookville American, Thursday, Dec. 10, 1942
From Marc DeBerti’s “Your Outdoors” column: Predictions are generally only personal observations and as such are subject to considerable chance for error and consequently criticism. However, the 1942 small game season, bally-hooed to such a point where the bubble might burst, actually worked according to the so-called guess work of the prognosticators. For this season past, which ended last Sunday in a blaze of glory, was one of the most successful from everyone’s standpoint, that state nimrods have had the pleasure of participating in during the last 10 years or so. In spite of the stringent gas and tire restrictions, most nimrods managed somehow to sneak in an extra trip or two during the month of November.