Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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March 21, 2014

Greensburg High basketball team the toast of the town

Greensburg — GREENSBURG, Ind. (WISH) – 50 miles southeast of Indianapolis, Greensburg is becoming known for more than the tree growing out of the courthouse tower.

It’s small town Indiana in every way. The Greensburg High Pirates basketball team is the toast of the town. The top ranked team in 3A hopes to win back-to-back state championships.

“Most proud of these guys, they’ve done it the right way,” said veteran head coach Stacy Meyer, a Greensburg High grad himself. “The character of these young men, they’re great students, their overall GPA is 3.6, so great student-athletes that represent our school and community very well.”

Every day the players walk into school and are reminded of their great accomplishment. The first team state title in Greensburg school history, spurring a real hunger for more. Senior Sean Sellers, recruited to play at Ball State, says the ride has been a dream.

“Last year was something I never thought would happen but it did, and this year, the opportunity to do it again would be great.”

Their senior-laden success hasn’t gone unnoticed. Everywhere you look, the Pirates are celebrated. In a town of 10,000 people, nearly one third show up for every home game. That’ll happen when you’re 75-3 over the last three years.

“Almost like rock stars kind of,” says Sellers. “Everyone tells you, ‘good game.’ When you go out to eat, everyone wants to talk to you about the game, how well you played, hope that we can win it again, so it’s pretty neat.”

Fellow senior Bryant McIntosh, heading to Northwestern next year, agreed.

“You can’t sit down to eat, people tell you, ‘Good game last Friday.’ Well, thanks, it’s Thursday, we got another game tomorrow. But you take it in stride. Certainly thankful for it. It’s a good thing.”

Come next Saturday, maybe doubly as good.

WISH-TV is the news gathering partner of the Daily News.

 

 

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