When the Cardinals soared
Lust recounts time, teammates on 1962-63 title team
To this day, the memories of the 1962-63 Newton basketball team, with its perfect 26-0 record and state championship, remain strong.
Larry Lust, IHSAA Hall-of-Famer and key member of that team, recently compiled his thoughts and specific memories of the Cardinals' magic season in preparation for the upcoming reunion and reception for the team on Feb. 7.
"When you see and read this, I ask you on behalf of the team to look at the picture and have memories of everyone," Lust said. "All deserve credit, including the Newton backers and fans that had such school spirit.
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