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Chris Pruett

When did the Greene County keg start?

Posted Thursday, November 27, 2008, at 9:11 PM
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  • The Keg was around when I was at Switz City in the 60's. (of course I was very young then)

    I remember being in the group that carried the Keg one time, CHS was playing Linton I was in the 8th grade. We sat the Keg down on the scoring table next to Glenn Sparks aka Mr Microphone. Bloomfield, Worthington, L&M, Switz City, Eastern and Linton were named on it for sure, I cannot recall about if Shakamak was on there.

    -- Posted by gary g on Sun, Nov 30, 2008, at 8:34 PM
  • I recently saw a picture of the "keg" on a website, copied and sent it on to some friends. My question is...where is it now? Does anyone know?

    -- Posted by Kristal on Mon, Dec 1, 2008, at 10:02 AM
  • Isn't there a keg at WRV in their trophy case. I know it has Worthington and L&M on it...

    -- Posted by Rambler 85 on Mon, Dec 1, 2008, at 3:55 PM
  • Good Question and one that needs addressed for a lot of reasons. Most importantly, in the post "local sectional" (yah, I still think it class basketball ruined Indiana High School Basketball) There needs to be a reason for a rivalry. I remember playing for the keg a few times in high school and besides the sectional, it was the highest point of pride for the team and the school if and when we won. I do hope that it still is, but if not, SOMEONE MAKE IT HAPPEN!!! I don't get to see many games in Greene Co. anymore but I am looking for a good reason.

    -- Posted by Indymac4 on Mon, Dec 1, 2008, at 4:12 PM
  • I know a man that said he sanded on the keg in shop class after it was built in 1953.

    -- Posted by kellogg on Mon, Dec 1, 2008, at 7:27 PM
    Chris Pruett's response:
    Can you please tell us his name or give me a call at the paper to let me know.



  • Chris - Who has the county keg now? Is it still being used? Post above says it is in the WRV trophy case. I remember when L&M had the 'Dream Team' in the mid 80's they had it for quite a while. The team always placed it in the middle of the half court circle during pre-game warm ups as a showing for what was up for grabs.

    -- Posted by minerpride on Tue, Dec 2, 2008, at 7:05 PM
  • The girls keg is at WRV. When they beat Bloomfield's girls team last year, they took it, and have won every county game since--therefore, they still have it. It is kept in the trophy case until time for a county game, and it's taken to the site of the game, and put out in the middle of the floor during warm-ups. After warm-ups, it's placed on the scorer's bench, and whoever wins takes the keg back to their school.

    -- Posted by WhiteRiverValley on Wed, Dec 3, 2008, at 9:31 AM
  • I remember L&M had it in 69 or 70 and can still remember seeing The town names of Lyons and Marco on the keg.

    -- Posted by TJ47443 on Wed, Dec 3, 2008, at 1:50 PM
  • last time i saw a keg game (been a year or 2) they still put it in the middle of the court for warm-ups. and when i was a student at eastern i think coach igel had it in his office. i don't know about the girls. i imagine if there was room in the trophy case they would keep it there, but it wasn't real big and was full.

    -- Posted by giantdave on Wed, Dec 3, 2008, at 10:35 PM
  • The keg got its beginning during the 1952-53 B-Ball season. I don't recall who had the keg to start the season but Switz City maintained control of it for most of the season. Lucky I guess because we was not that good. The schools on the original keg were, Jasonville, Midland, Linton, Worthington, Lyons, Switz City, Marco, Bloomfield, Solsberry and Scotland.

    If someone local can get a copy of the 1953 Switz City year book (Analecta) you will find a picture of the keg on pages 46 and 47. On page 68 you will find a picture of me with the keg as it was on display in the first floor hall way at SCHS in early 1953.

    -- Posted by mitchmfsr on Tue, Dec 9, 2008, at 10:39 PM
  • I remember my father Rex Hamlin and uncle Brian Blackmore playing for the 1952-53 Switz City team. I remember seeing the County Keg in their team photos. The Central Tigers team I was on played for the County Keg against Eastern in Solsberry in January, 1973. I remember it having Bloomfield, Lyons, Marco, Midland, Linton, Solsberry, Switz City, Jasonville, Scotland, and Worthington names on it. We got blown out 98-75. We subsequently won the 73 IHSAA sectional, avenging the two previous losses that season to Eastern 55-51. That is why I remember the 72-73 15 win, 9 loss season so vividly even 36 years later.

    -- Posted by Sporty55 on Fri, Feb 13, 2009, at 12:30 AM
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