Ending the Season With a Loss

norwalk-lost-both-games-3-1-1907One-hundred and ten years ago today, both the boys and the girls basketball teams at Norwalk High School suffered losses in the last extramural game of the 1906-07 season. But they were close games, according to The Norwalk Daily Reflector and The Norwalk Evening Herald. What else would they say?

The boys played Fremont in what for that time was a high scoring game: the final being 34-30. Fremont, according to The Norwalk Evening Herald, claimed to have the best high school basketball team “between Cleveland and Toledo.” Knowing you lost to the best might have taken away some of the sting–but it was still a loss.

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“Old” Norwalk High School

In a rematch on their home court against their nemesis from Clyde, the girls team once again lost a close one, this time 13 to 10. After the game, the Norwalk High School Athletic Association hosted the visitor at a reception where “sandwiches, fruit, cake and chocolate were served.” Unlike the previous meeting at Clyde, no there was no dancing.

Although there would be no more games against other high schools for the season, basketball was not over for Norwalk High School. Inter-mural Championship games were scheduled for later in the month. I’ll post about those at the appropriate time.

But next, we’ll resume our series about the girls basketball coach Minnie Cleghorn, and the “Athletic Girl” movement of the time.

 

Sources:

“High School Teams Beaten,” The Norwalk Evening Herald, 3/2/07, page 4, column 4.

“Norwalk Lost Both Games,” The Norwalk Daily Reflector, March 2, 1907, page 3, column 3.

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