Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

By Ron Warnick
QCS Senior Writer 

Better than 'Hoosiers'

Tiny Forrest won two basketball championships during the early 1930s


December 29, 2021

Courtesy photo

A photo of Forrest's 1933 state-champion basketball team is posted in the town's firehouse. In the front row, from left, are Fred Craig, Johnny Best, Oran Caton and Otis Yates. In the back are Bill Stockton, Harold Miller, Pearl Caton, coach Bill Wilson, Charles Stockton and Ardis Beevers.

The 1986 hit movie "Hoosiers" depicted a small-school Indiana basketball team that improbably won the state championship, defeating bigger-enrollment schools along the way.

Forrest in southern Quay County can boast a real-life version of "Hoosiers...

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