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#21 polkhigh33

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:35 PM

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 11:17 AM

View PostRWB 71, on 12 January 2012 - 08:42 PM, said:

Malinta-Grelton High's Locker Rooms were quite different.......you scaled a steel ladder up to an elevator lockeroom room built on either end of the stage with just a small curtain over the doorway at the top of the ladder! To use the shower you had to go downstairs via the ladder so no one bothered showering after the game.
The girls in the top row of the stage bleachers could look over the row of lockers and get a free show. Oh... those were the days.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 02:23 PM

Even though this gym is gone does anyone remember the old U.S.V gym in Mcguffey?

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 04:11 PM

Has anyone mentioned the House of Heat yet?

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 01:02 PM

Wow. I remember the ladder at Malinta (I went to elementary there) but I had no idea it lead to the locker rooms. That's hilarious.

And the House of Heat is a beautiful place!

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 01:13 PM

I had BBall practice a few times at Malinta. Never went on the stage but the ceiling is super low and isnt the floor concrete?
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Posted 14 January 2012 - 01:48 PM

View Postoberhaus, on 14 January 2012 - 01:13 PM, said:

I had BBall practice a few times at Malinta. Never went on the stage but the ceiling is super low and isnt the floor concrete?
It's wood.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 09:56 AM

For Fort Recovery, the toughest gym to win at is The vatican at DSJ. Last year FR won a butt-ugly game there-and I think it was only the 2nd time ever that FR won at DSJ. The other time was back in the mid-80's.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 06:40 PM

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 06:48 PM

The hardest places to get a W in NW Ohio for their respective competition.
1) "The Supreme Court"- OG
2) "The Vatican"-DSJ
3) "The Tiger Cage"(old)-Holgate
4) "The Cove"-Continental
5) "The Palace"- Kalida

Edited by country boy, 16 January 2012 - 07:01 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:30 PM

With tournament time right around the corner what are some great tourney gyms, atmospheres, memories, etc.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:04 PM

View Postjohnwooden, on 13 February 2012 - 04:30 PM, said:

With tournament time right around the corner what are some great tourney gyms, atmospheres, memories, etc.
Anderson Arena is the first that comes to mind. Other great venues are the Elida fieldhouse and I definitly can't forget the OG vs. Lebron games up in Toledo.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:13 PM

Anderson Arena was amazing. So many great memories from Archbold's regional runs, I still think Napoleon is my favorite for district games, great atmosphere.

Anderson arena I have three vivid memories; 2005, Danny Borcherdt hitting a three at the end of regulation to send Archbold to overtime, in a regional semi-final game against Elmwood. We were down 8 with under a minute to go. Two buckets, a free throw, and a three point later, and we were headed to overtime, and a victory.
Then in 2006, David Borcherdt hit a three pointer to win the game against the unbeatean, ranked team from Johnstown Monroe, to send us to a back to back final four appearance.
Then last year, even though we lost to Columbus Africentric in the regional final, it was the last ever high school tournament game played in Anderson Arena before it closed for good.

Have to say though that Wauseon's gym and the House of Heat, were the two worst. Especially when they were sold out against Archbold, my goodness, it was like being inside a furnace with wall to wall people. After seeing a few games at PH, I no longer feel the need to go watch another game there. I can honestly say I had never been so happy to go outside in frigid temps after a game, after the 2008 game there.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:19 PM

View Postbluestreaksfever, on 14 February 2012 - 12:13 PM, said:

Anderson Arena was amazing. So many great memories from Archbold's regional runs, I still think Napoleon is my favorite for district games, great atmosphere. Anderson arena I have three vivid memories; 2005, Danny Borcherdt hitting a three at the end of regulation to send Archbold to overtime, in a regional semi-final game against Elmwood. We were down 8 with under a minute to go. Two buckets, a free throw, and a three point later, and we were headed to overtime, and a victory. Then in 2006, David Borcherdt hit a three pointer to win the game against the unbeatean, ranked team from Johnstown Monroe, to send us to a back to back final four appearance. Then last year, even though we lost to Columbus Africentric in the regional final, it was the last ever high school tournament game played in Anderson Arena before it closed for good. Have to say though that Wauseon's gym and the House of Heat, were the two worst. Especially when they were sold out against Archbold, my goodness, it was like being inside a furnace with wall to wall people. After seeing a few games at PH, I no longer feel the need to go watch another game there. I can honestly say I had never been so happy to go outside in frigid temps after a game, after the 2008 game there.
The House Of Heat is a much cooler place now,2 yrs ago we changed the lighting system and went too all flurescent plus home crowd attendance is down,once in a great while it will get a little warm but not too bad.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:04 PM

View Postcountry boy, on 16 January 2012 - 06:48 PM, said:

The hardest places to get a W in NW Ohio for their respective competition.
1) "The Supreme Court"- OG
2) "The Vatican"-DSJ
3) "The Tiger Cage"(old)-Holgate
4) "The Cove"-Continental
5) "The Palace"- Kalida

haha The Cove,Seriously?
Ummm wheres the ALL Mighty Findlay Liberty Benton! I have NEVER seen Liberty Benton lose at home, ever. Kalideoscope? hmm yeah it is kalida, but Idk if they deserve a spot on the list. Old gyms, you gotta love'em. I remember watching a game in Pandora's old gym. they had like 200-300 raised up buck seats and 3-4 feet high raised bleachers on the other side. I heard FORT Jennings had a nice old gym too. Does anyone have a picture of FJ's gym?

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:20 PM

View PostNW Ohio Guy, on 16 February 2012 - 11:04 PM, said:



haha The Cove,Seriously?
Ummm wheres the ALL Mighty Findlay Liberty Benton! I have NEVER seen Liberty Benton lose at home, ever. Kalideoscope? hmm yeah it is kalida, but Idk if they deserve a spot on the list. Old gyms, you gotta love'em. I remember watching a game in Pandora's old gym. they had like 200-300 raised up buck seats and 3-4 feet high raised bleachers on the other side. I heard FORT Jennings had a nice old gym too. Does anyone have a picture of FJ's gym?
Love how loud the old gyms got compared to the new, bigger gyms

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 08:57 AM

When PH would come to the old Holgate gym there would be standing room only and you would have a headache before the game started because it was so loud in there.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:05 AM

View PostNW Ohio Guy, on 16 February 2012 - 11:04 PM, said:

haha The Cove,Seriously?
Has your team ever had to play there?

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 08:39 PM

View PostRWB 71, on 12 January 2012 - 08:42 PM, said:

Malinta-Grelton High's Locker Rooms were quite different.......you scaled a steel ladder up to an elevated lockeroom room built on either end of the stage with just a small curtain over the doorway at the top of the ladder! To use the shower you had to go downstairs to the corner of the building (complete with nasty sulphur water) :wallbash: via the ladder so, needless to say, no one bothered showering after the game. And............of course..........the "temptation" to shove one of the smaller players (like your's truly "back in the day anyway") was to shove you to the end by the ladder opening and cause considerable embarssement!
Kalida, Miller City, Fort Jennings, Vaughnsville, Hogalin-Jackson, Grove Hill all had cracker boxes. For you real oldtimes, old, old Ottoville gym before the on with 2 by 4 ends, had a track around it, and you could not shot from the corner or you hit the roof. What a difference a few years make. The DJ stage was around when I played, so was the Vatican (hard place to win there).







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