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By Jeremiah Reed
Staff Writer 

Undefeated Team Gathers 50 Years Later

 

January 31, 2019

Sean Trapp

Last Friday, nine members of the Rosman Lady Tigers' 1969 undefeated basketball team came together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their achievement. Pictured, left to right, are Evelyn Beddingfield Chapman, Margaret Chapman Dills, Kathy Wilde Fisher, Mildred Owen Powell, head coach Bill Cathey, Rhonda Hall Reid, Bobbi Fisher Powell, Linda Thomas Hoxit and Myrtle Chapman McNeely.

It was a special gathering last Friday, as eight friends and former teammates came together with their beloved coach to celebrate a remarkable 50-year milestone.

In 1969, a group of 14 girls and one manager, under the tutelage of head coach Bill Cathey, put together the only undefeated season in the history of Rosman Lady Tigers basketball, finishing the year 17-0 and capturing a conference championship.

When members of that team, along with coach Cathey, recently sat down to talk about their memories of that season, it was clear that time hadn't tempered what that team and that year mea...



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