Members and coaches of the 1985 Centre boys’ basketball team were honored Friday during homecoming festivities. The team placed second in the 2A tournament at Topeka.
They defeated top-ranked Kinsley in the first round and Garden Plain in the semifinals and lost to Linn in the championship game. They got to the state tournament by defeating Peabody, Solomon, and Moundridge at the sub-state tournament. Ron Weber was the head coach and Stan Wiles of Ramona was the assistant.
The 1962 boys’ basketball team also was recognized. Jim Wyatt of Marion was their assistant coach. They finished fourth at the state tournament in Hutchinson. Centre was just three years old at the time. The team defeated Ellinwood in the first round and suffered a 1-point loss to Immaculata in the semifinals. Colby defeated them in the consolation game.