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In 1924, the Iowa High School Athletic Association decided that organized basketball was “unhealthy” for girls and announced their decision to eliminate the girls’ state championship tournament. In response, female athletes statewide took action; that included members of the Newhall team, pictured here, who rode on horseback from farm to farm to win their neighbors’ support.
Those efforts paid off big for Newhall’s players, who in 1927 won the first-ever girls state championship under the newly-founded Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union. After a breathless night following the game remotely — it wasn’t broadcast on the radio, so fans gathered at a Newhall restaurant where the tournament plays were called out via a long-distance phone call — the whole town turned out the next morning to welcome their champions back home.
As one newspaper report described it, “The Newhall Girls of 1927 have given the town a place in the sun.”
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"You know what’s funny? A lot of these people are interested in the road I’ve traveled, because they admire that," said Green. "But it goes both ways. I want to hear their side. I want to hear from people who went through open-heart surgery or had a heart transplant and understand their story and how they managed to come back from that. It doesn’t matter if you’re a basketball player or not. A survivor is a survivor. We’re all in this together."
"To see what I’ve gone through, I guess it is pretty phenomenal," he said. "I don’t want that to come across the wrong way. I don’t want it to seem like I’m some sort of special case. But when you think about it, I once had a vial in my body that connected to my heart. And when I woke up after surgery, I couldn’t talk, couldn’t move. The only thing I could move was my toes and my head. That’s it. To see me running, jumping, shooting and playing 35 or 40 minutes a game now, I guess that’s pretty amazing, when you think about it."