1970-71 Rolfe vs Manson Girls’ Basketball District Finals (Radio Broadcast): 1st Quarter


From the November 12, 1970, Rolfe Arrow. Notice all of the sponsoring Rolfe businesses listed at the bottom of this ad. The bound volume containing this ad will be on display at the Rolfe Public Library this Saturday, April 16, 2011, from 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM. It will also be available at the library this Friday from 3:00 until 5:00. (Click twice on the image to enlarge.)


Each day of today through Friday I’ll post the audio* to one quarter of play from the Rolfe vs Manson girls’ basketball district game…the game to go to State! That game ended in overtime. I’m reluctant to say that I do not have the minutes of overtime audio (i.e., after the regulation period buzzer sounded). We’ll just have to imagine the play-by-play of the overtime. For now…here’s the first quarter (about 16 minutes), ending with the mention of local businesses sponsoring the broadcast. Enjoy! I’ll post the second quarter tomorrow.

My favorite quote from the first quarter is, after Laurie Brinkman makes a layup, “You’d almost say it’s a power layup, if you could use that term for girls’ basketball!”

To listen click on the following link:

Rolfe vs Manson Girls’ BB Regional Final 1st quarter

In case you aren’t already aware, the team and community (which we feel extends beyond Rolfe) are celebrating in Rolfe this Saturday, April 16th. The agenda for the day is here.

Also, links to other Rolfe girls’ basketball-related postings, including video are here: www.mariongundersonart.com/6on6/

I’ll post more video after the celebration…including some video of Rolfe boys’ basketball.

For kicks and giggles I’m also posting a portion of the D.A.R.T. (the student portion of the Rolfe Arrow) from November 26, 1971.

From the November 26, 1970, issue of the Rolfe Arrow. All of the authors of columns in this image were involved with the Rolfe girls' basketball team that went to State in 1971. Jean Brinkman, Lynn Robinson and Louise Gunderson (me) were all on the varsity team. Jill Brinkman was a manager for our team. (Click on image to enlarge.)


*I believe Bob Brown is one of the announcers on this Fort Dodge radio station broadcast.

(Click here to go to Louise Gunderson Shimon’s blog’s home page.)


2 Responses to “1970-71 Rolfe vs Manson Girls’ Basketball District Finals (Radio Broadcast): 1st Quarter”

  1. Clara Hoover Says:

    Did those Monday things really happen to you? Or did you just make them up? Maybe a mix. I remember many times when I was late and the bus was early….or maybe it just seemed early.

  2. Louise Gunderson Shimon Says:

    Hmmm…Good question, Clara! Some of the things seem pretty absurd! If I were a betting person, I’d bet a bunch that me being late and the bus early was true! I wonder if I collected thoughts from others. I can’t remember if the “congratulated three times” thing happened to me or not, but it certainly was something I can imagine happened many times to many of our team members. Your comment got me to read the columns more closely!

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