Waterloo Remembers "The Wonders"

posted by Ohio News Network - 


(ONN) -- In southern Ohio, the town of Waterloo, with a population of about 25-hundred, is celebrating the exploits of a depression-era basketball team that took the state by storm nearly 90 years ago. 


Located 45 miles east of Portsmouth - the team known as the Waterloo Wonders won back-to-back state championships in the early 1930s and at one point had a 56-game winning streak. 


The team was famous for precision ball-handling skills unknown at the time. Several members turned pro after graduation and traveled around the country playing professional teams and the Harlem Globetrotters. 


Waterloo celebrates its first “Wonder Day" this Saturday and will rededicate a historical marker commemorating the team.


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