Even Team Stuns Odd Squad in Tightly Contested “Legends” Matchup

The 4th annual “Legends of Delphi” alumni basketball game was played on Saturday at the DCHS gym.  The game was jointly sponsored by the Delphi Rotary Club and the Delphi Oracle Alumni Association with all the proceeds going to improve our community.  The first three years the game has been won by the odd year graduates, but this year the even year grads finally came out on top in a well-played game that came down to the wire.

 

Even Team Stuns Odd Squad in Tightly Contested “Legends” Matchup

The 4th annual “Legends of Delphi” alumni basketball game was played on Saturday at the DCHS gym.  The game was jointly sponsored by the Delphi Rotary Club and the Delphi Oracle Alumni Association with all the proceeds going to improve our community.  The first three years the game has been won by the odd year graduates, but this year the even year grads finally came out on top in a well-played game that came down to the wire.  The Odd Squad led for most of the game until a late rally by the Even Team.  The leading scorer, with 18 points, was 1996 grad David Wood, who by most accounts, was the game’s MVP.  Travis Curts, a 1998 grad, also poured in 17 points and scored the go ahead bucket to break a 78 all tie with 46 seconds left.  That shot gave the Even Team the first lead since the middle of the second quarter.  David Wood iced the game with two free throws at the five second mark, making the final score 82-79.  The Odds were led by 1989 grads Rocky Alting, with 13 points, and Matt Skiles, with 10.

The Even year graduates made it a clean sweep as the free throw contest was won by 1996 grad Joe LePage and the 3 point contest was won by 1992 grad Ted Yerkes, both first time winners.  Yerkes beat a hot 1983 grad, Dave Murray, who made 20 out of 25 shots in the first round.  The game featured 34 alumni playing in the annual bragging rights contest.  The player representing the earliest graduation date was Lynn Clawson, a graduate of 1974.  Jim Crist, a former coach from the late 1970’s, made the trip from Morocco to witness some of his former players in action.  Coach Crist served as an honorary coach for the festivities.  The officials, Steve Curtis and Geary Richard, donated their services for the game to the Buddy Bag Outreach, one of the local causes the Rotary Club of Delphi sponsors.  March Burton, 1997 grad, began the game singing the National Anthem.  This year the band also joined the cheerleaders in providing entertainment and energy for the game.  Mark Schock lent his voice as the announcer.

The Even’s Squad was made up of: Lynn Clawson, Donnie Dickinson, Paul Dunbar, Mike Roth, Scott Roth, Doug Carroll, Ted Yerkes, David Wood, Bill Maynard, Joe LePage, Eric Foreman, Kyle Cross, Eric Frost, Jacob Mansfield, Kyle Groninger, Travis Curts, and Scott Brothers. 

The Odd Squad was made up by three brothers; Mike Hoffman, Mark Hoffman, and Steve Hoffman, as well as Brian Fogarasi, John Allen, Dave Murray, Rockney Alting, Matt Skiles, Tim Snoeberger, Mark Roth, Dustin Houston, Randy Welk, Kamron Yates, Shawn Wolf, and CJ Barngrover.

After the game, the Delphi Oracle Alumni Association hosted the alumni, friends, family, and fans for refreshments and reunion time in the Commons of the high school.  On behalf of the Delphi Rotary Club, we say thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, Delphi School Corporation, and everyone in attendance for showing up to support your community.  We look forward to everyone joining us next year!