Friday, March 4, 2016

Two Clay Co. State Championship Teams - 1991

Clay County 1991 State Champs

Twenty-five years ago in 1991 Clay County girls' basketball teams dominated Class C. The Sutton Fillies were undefeated for the season and won the Class C-1 championship with a 40-38 win over Crofton. It was the first state championship for the Sutton program coming after two previous trips to the final game where the Fillies had lost both times to Battle Creek.

The 1991 Class C-1 State Champs - Sutton Fillies

The 1991 Class C-1 State Champion Sutton Fillies basketball team: Front row, left to right: Heather Johansen (stats), Sarah Maser (stats), Jeni Hust (stats), and Lynn Wuger (photographer); Middle row: Meredith Figi, Janelle Drudick, Laurel Stoehr, Mindy Smith, Kristie Cronin, Darla Scheierman and Kim Bergen; Third row: April Bottorf (stats), Tom Newman - Assistant Coach, Denise Saathoff, Candice Bottorf, Tara Johansen, Jennifer Trautman, Amanda Liska, Crystal Nunnenkamp (stats) and Head Coach John Schoneberg.

The Sandy Creek Lady Cougars defeated Overton 56-44 to win the Class C-2 championship. Their semi-final win over Lincoln Christian included a comeback from a 14-point deficit. Sandy Creek had only two losses in the regular season, one of them to Class C-1 champs Sutton. It was Sandy Creek's first trip to the state tournament.

The 1991 Class C-2 State Champs

The Sandy Creek Lady Cougars

The Sandy Creek 1991 Class C-2 State Championship team. Front row, left to right: Chris Engel, Jenni Frager, Laurie Herbek, Kima Johnson, Lisa Shunkwiler, Tonya Wilson, DeAnne Wenske. Back row: Head Coach Russ Ninemire, Sara Cosler, Jennifer Lipovsky, Jennifer Schliep, Julie Herbek, Janet Lipovsky and Loralyn O'Kief, Assistant Coach.