When a graduate of the golden era of Montgomery County basketball thinks of Alamo High School, two families come to mind. The first families of Alamo basketball were the Melvins and the Bowermans. Tom Bowerman starred for the Warriors in the early 1930s graduating in 1932. He went up the road to Wabash College and majored in History before returning to his Alma Mater, Alamo where he taught and coached for 22 years. He retired as the winningest coach in Montgomery County bas
In 1957, the Montgomery County Coaches Association decided to institute some symbol of county basketball superiority that would become a “traveling trophy,” similar the Indiana-Purdue Old Oaken Bucket. After some discussion, the coaches agreed to use a small wooden keg, purchased at a local hardware store and donated by the Sportsman Shop.
The rules for possession the keg were simple. A team had to beat the owner of the wooden trophy during regular season play, which incl
Waynetown High School must have started playing basketball around the turn of the century, but the first picture we have found so far is a picture of the 1909 team. In that year, Waynetown played baseball, basketball and football. The 1909 yearbook, The Aceria, referred to the basketball team as “The Old Gold and Black,” and called the baseball team the Waynetown Tigers.
Waynetown students went to school in various buildings during the early years, but the first building th