Probably my most lasting memory of high school is from my junior year and the WIAA basketball tournament in the spring of 1973.
The Cardinal boys advanced to the quarterfinals at the UW Fieldhouse in Madison in the Thursday afternoon match-up with Madison East. Fondy was victorious and moved on to the semifinals against Kimberly the next afternoon. Another win, and the Cards earned a trip to the State Championship final versus Beloit Memorial.
The Saturday night game was a tough fought affair and our Cards came up one point short, 60-59!
But we were still proud of our guys, having taken 14 student buses on Thursday, 15 on Friday, and 16 for the Saturday night game. Number 2 in the state, but Number 1 in our hearts.
- Jeff Keenlance, Class of 1974, from the Fond du Lac Reporter's Fondy High School 150th Commemorative Issue.