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Four RHS State Championship Basketball Teams Honored
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Several representative players from each team of the years, 1956, 1982, 1991 and 1993, were recognized on Saturday, February 3, 2018 for winning their respective State Championship Basketball Games.
 
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Two of the Baker guys were on two separate RHS State Championship Teams in different years. Jeremy Bakers' team won in 1991 and his brother Seth Bakers' team in 1993. Parents, Carolyn and Gary Baker watched as both sons & their team mates were recognized for their wins.
 
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Dave Houghton, Robert Decker's family-in honor of Robert, Tony McKinsey and David Caple: representing Class of 1956.
 
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Assistant Coach Jeff Bailey, Coach Jim Hale, with two Representatives of the 1993 State Championship Basketball Team-Seth Baker and Matt Graber.
 
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Jeff Bailey, Coach Jim Hale, Jeremy Baker and Brian Rahl 1991 State Champion Basketball Team
 
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On Saturday evening, February 3, a special Hall of Fame Ceremony was held in the Rye High School Gym to recognize and honor four Rye High School basketball teams from 1956, 1982, 1991 & 1993 that won their State Championship Basketball games.

The event was organized by Beth Burns, RHS Assistant Principal/Athletic Director, Bobbi Ann Highberger and others. Former RHS students and basketball players were contacted for pictures, articles and information that they may have for display.

It was a wonderful ceremony and get-together where many hugs and memories were shared. The basketball players’ families, friends and many former classmates were there to share memories and catch up. Some of the former students from the 1950’s hadn’t been in the RHS gym or the new school. The last time they were at a RHS basketball game was when all the grades, 1st through 12th were held in the same building, located where Table Mountain Church and apartments are now. Needless to say, they were amazed.

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