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2009 Dominant Dynasties Award

Minden 1950s
Basketball

1950’S MINDEN BOYS’ BASKETBALL DOMINANT DYNASTIES

MINDEN RECORD FOR THE “GOLDEN DECADE”: 171 WINS 33 LOSSES
STATE CHAMPIONS: 1952,1955,1958
STATE RUNNER-UP: 1950,1959
STATE TOURNAMENT QUALIFIER: 1950,1952,1954,1955,1958,1959
1950 – (22-1) CLASS B STATE RUNNER-UP. RATED #1 CLASS BAND #2 IN OVERALL CLASS RATINGS. DEFEATED BY HOLY NAME IN FINALS OF STATE TOURNAMENT

1951 – (18-2) RATED #4 CLASS B & #10 IN OVERALL CLASS RATINGS. UPSET IN DISTRICT FINALS

1952-(22-1) CLASS BSTATE CHAMPIONS. RATED #1 CLASS B AND#lIN OVERALL CLASS RATINGS. DEFEATED HOLY NAME IN FINALS OF STATE TOURNAMENT

1953 -(13-5) RATED #7 IN CLASS B (DEFEATED OMAHA HOLY NAME DURING REGULAR SEASON PLAY)

1954 – (18-3) RATED #4 IN CLASS B, DEFEATED IN STATE SEMIFINALS BY THE CLASS B CHAMPION

1955 – (18-3) CLASS B STATE CHAMPIONS. RATED #1 IN CLASS B AND IN OVERALL CLASS RATINGS

1956 – (14-3) RATED # 2 IN CLASS B AND #4 IN ALL CLASS RATINGS. UPSET IN DISTRICT FINALS

1957 – (9-9) WON CLASS B DISTRICT BUT LOST TO GENEVA, THE CLASS B STATE CHAMPION

1958 – (17-4) CLASS B STATE CHAMPIONS. RATED #1 CLASS B AND #4 IN OVERALL CLASS RATINGS

1959 – (19-2) CLASS B STATE RUNNER-UP. RATED #2 CLASS B AND IN OVERALL CLASS RATINGS

DURING THIS ERA MINDEN PLAYED A STRONG SCHEDULE. KEARNEY, HOLDREGE, COZAD, LEXINGTON, GOTHENBURG, ETC. OMAHA HOLY NAME WAS SCHEDULED ON A HOME & HOME BASIS FOR FOUR (4) YEARS