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Clay County’s Sweet Sixteen champs, 1987

Posted on November 29, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Coach Bobby Keith, front right, and his Clay County High School basketball team rode atop a fire truck as they returned to Clay County March 29, 1987 after winning the Boys Sweet 16 High School basketball tournament the previous night in Rupp Arena in Lexington.

After Clay County won the boys’ state basketball championship in 1987, the first state title for a team from the Eastern Kentucky mountains since Carr Creek in 1956, Coach Bobby Keith, front right, and and star player Richie Farmer, directly behind Keith wearing medal, celebrated atop a fire truck as they returned to home. Next spring, Kentucky will celebrate the 100th year of the boys’ state high school basketball championship. Read Mark Story’s column detailing the history of the tournament. Monday night marks the start of the 2016-17 girls and boys basketball season. Photo by Breck Smither

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