Throwback Thursday: 1945 State Champions

Paul Riemerman

The Valley City Times-Record plans to run a historical photograph each week submitted by our readers.

Ward Wilkins provided this photograph of members of the 1945 Valley City High School boys basketball team that won the 1945 North Dakota State Championship. The team was eating supper at Dr. Meredith's, said Wilkins, who was both team manager and 1945 sports editor of the Hi-Liner Herald. Wilkins, who now lives in Anoka, Minn., said the team won 16 games and lost 4 during the 1945 season.

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