Throwback Thursday: 1963 Fingal Basketball

Paul Riemerman
Staff Writer

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

This photograph was provided by Wes Anderson, curator of the Barnes County Historical Society Museum.

According to information from the BCHS Museum, this photograph is of the 1963 Fingal Boys basketball team.

Tom Langemo, now a Valley City resident, was a member of the team. “I was a junior that year,” Langemo said Wednesday.

Langemo said his coach that year, Lowell Peterson, also now lives in Valley City.

On Wednesday, Peterson said he coached boys and girls basketball at Fingal until 1967. “We had a pretty fair ball club. That year (1963) we were beaten by Litchville in the final round of the Barnes County Tournament.

“The girls team that year was beaten by one point in the finals. At that time, girls were only allowed to use half the court for games.”

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