it is the year 1909. women don't even have the right to vote.
what's a young lady to do to get out of breath? Oh my!
time for young ladies to play basketball!
In the 1970s, the "first" girl's basketball team was formed -- they thought! Until this picture came to light, showing the true first team was formed long ago. Was there a team only that year, or were their multiple teams? The answer is lost in the mists of the past. We have only this picture to instigate the thought -- how many teams were there, and how good were they? And did they ever play the boys?....
Photo 164, Basketball team (girls). Top: Eunice Norris Peters, Ellen Snyder Sites, Belle Shorter Poteet, Bottom: Ella Beck Smith, Nelle Schreck Griffing, and Bess Hickman
Darlene Schuster, Marilyn Vongroningen, Janet Lubben, Janice Hestermann, Doris Behrans, and Coach Davis. More evidence of a history of girls' basketball at Table Rock!
The girls' teams of the 1970s were good. Oh yeah. Here's proof, a trophy in the school exhibit at the Veterans Museum.
Linda Gottula Mazour remembers helping to win that trophy!
We lost in the Regional game to Diller. We qualified for State the next year . We won the first game against Pleasanton and then lost to Schikley.
the win at the december 1977
A few young ladies got together to form team: Lori Vrtiska, Glevon Covault, Linda Gottula, Nancy Willet, Ella Burger, Donna Branek, Julie Harris, Barb Tomek, Kathy Gottula, Terri Vrtiska, Teresa Dugan, and Deanna Frederick
December 1, 1977, the season opens with a huge ad in the paper.
The following week, a slight correction:
The Tigerettes win their first game!
December 15, 1977:
Jump forward a bit to the holiday tournament, reported in the January 5, 1978 paper: