Overtime: Small School, Giant Dream 20 Years Later: Life After Indiana High School Basketball

Raymond Moscowitz

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Synopsis: Twin towers. Laos escapees. Farm kids. Coaches' sons. They came together at a little Indiana high school for the 1989-90 basketball season under a charismatic coach and almost pulled off the most coveted honor in Indiana sports: the state championship.Led by 6-10 and 6-9 twins, the team from rural Northfield High School was a group of smart, tightly-knit young men. They may not have been unique, but they possessed a sense of self and unity that shielded them during tough times.Coach Steve McClure and his assistants taught the fundamentals of basketball, the keys to winning, and that the court was like a foxhole in the quest for athletic acclaim.Ray Moscowitz told their story in his thrilling 1990 book, Small School, Giant Dream: A Year of Hoosier High School Hoopla.In this book he weaves together excerpts from Small School, Giant Dream: A Year of Hoosier High School Hoopla to provide context for a peek into how the lives of the players, managers and coaches have unfolded since that still-talked-about season twenty years ago. vertime: Small School, Giant Dream 20 Years Later is not just about basketball, but about life.The players, coaches and managers were, on the surface, ordinary. But as a whole, they were driven to succeed by the special inner drive that propels people to accomplish lofty goals. There have always been teams that have captured the attention of not just a city, region, and state, but a nation. So Northfield wasn't that special in that regard. But Northfield proved again that the ordinary can sometimes be extraordinary.Twenty years later McClure is a cancer survivor and his players and managers have gone on to careers in business, finance, medicine, education, sales, industrial management, computer technology, and agricultural equipment supply/trucking.Here are their stories.

About the Author: Ray Moscowitz is an award-winning and widely known Indiana journalist and author who has written on a vast range of subjects over the last fifty years. Moscowitz was inducted into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame in 2002. "The Ray Moscowitz Award" is presented by the Hoosier State Press Association for newspaper journalism that goes beyond the call of duty. During his career, Moscowitz has interviewed such noted figures as former Vice President Dan Quayle, Indiana senators Richard Lugar and Birch Bayh, former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton, Walter Cronkite, Benny Goodman, Jane Pauley, Merv Griffin, Sol Linowitz, and William Ruckelshaus, along with dozens of other prominent people. He has also covered major stories involving former President Jimmy Carter and Barry Goldwater. Moscowitz's career has exposed him to all walks of life - politics, government, agriculture, sports, education, entertainment, business, crime, law, the environment and social services. His series on the Middle East, written in 1974 after the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, was described by legendary editor Basil "Stuffy" Walters as the best he ever saw. As editor of the Chicago Daily News, Walters had written a series on the Middle East in 1957. Moscowitz's first book, published in 1982 by the Iowa State University Press, is a biography of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Walters. Moscowitz' second book is Small School Giant Dream, A Year of Hoosier High School Hoopla, from which this sequel was drawn. He also has written "mini biographies" of Jane Pauley and Merv Griffin. Moscowitz and his wife live in Peru, Indiana.

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