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Boys’ Sweet Sixteen, 1985

Posted on March 18, 2015 | in Uncategorized | by
Lexington Catholic players Mike Mitchell and Danny Johnson (10) react to loos to Mason County in the boy's Sweet 16 Tournament in 1985 in Rupp Arena. Photo by Ron Garrison | staff

Mike Mitchell, left, and Danny Johnson reacted after a 68-66 loss to Mason County in the first round of the Boys’ Sweet Sixteen state basketball tournament on March 20, 1985, in Rupp Arena. Today, Johnson keeps his Sweet Sixteen experience close to his heart even though the Knights lost the heartbreaker. “It was such a big part of my life, I still look back on it fondly,” he said. Johnson went on to play at Centre College and helped the Colonels reach the Division III national semifinals in 1989. “I’ve gotten to do a lot of cool things in sports, like getting to that final four,” Johnson said. “But playing in Rupp Arena in the Sweet Sixteen is still probably at the top of my basketball list.” Johnson and Trey Griffin, who also played for the Knights in 1985, will mark the 30th anniversary of their Sweet Sixteen experience in the best way imaginable: watching their sons take the Rupp Arena court for Lexington Catholic in the 2015 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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