Every man, woman and child in the hamlet of New Madrid lives and breathes basketball – all 319 of them. The problem is, New Madrid has been the doormat of the county league since 1924. They have never won a county championship nor have they defeated their nemesis, Hicksville, since 1944 when three of the Hicksville starters were called into World War Two. New Madrid is the poorest and smallest school in the county while Hicksville is the largest and richest. Yet they are separated by only three miles. In the fall of 1948 six freshmen players enter New Madrid High School. Hopes are high that this is the team that can beat Hicksville and win their first ever county tournament. Their coach, Jim Felt, fresh out of college, slowly builds the team towards those goals when suddenly on June 25, 1950, North Korea invades South Korea. In mid-season of their senior year Coach Felt receives his “Greetings” and goes off to war. Find out what parts star player, Will Sandler, and first year math teacher, Sarah McCoy, play in New Madrid’s magical season of 1952.
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Roy Ault, was a teacher, coach. and administrator in the public schools and universities of Ohio for many years. After leaving the field of education he started a business that is still in operation. In 1986 he became a columnist for the Sun Coast Media Group and wrote for them for over 25 years. During that period he also wrote articles that were published in the Columbus Dispatch, Philadelphia Inquirer and the Tampa Tribune. He has also been published in Reminisce magazine. Roy has written several books, all self published, including "You’re Driving Me Crazy," a humorous account of his many experiences in teaching people to drive. He also wrote "The Definitive Book For Driving School Owners," a book dedicated to the profession he has pursued for over forty years. "Roy’s Rhetoric" is a compilation of over 200 of his columns written for the Englewood Sun. "Sudden Death" chronicles an Ohio basketball team through their outstanding season of 1952 and "The Coach" takes Max Ivers from high school football coach to the Super Bowl.
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