Republic honors two state champions

Republic honored championship teams from 1963 and 2013 with a reception and ceremony before a home game against Neosho, Friday. (by David Brazeal)

Members of two basketball state championship teams returned to Republic High School for anniversary celebrations Friday. The school honored the 1963 Class M state champions and the 2013 Class 4 state champions during a celebration before Republic's game against Neosho.

The two teams share a bond because of the timing of the 2013 team's title. Throughout the 2012-13 season, members of the '63 squad were being honored on the 50th anniversary of their championship. The 1963 Tigers attended an anniversary celebration at Republic early in the season. They were honored at the Blue & Gold Tournament, also won by the 2013 Tigers that year. And some of them attended the final four in Columbia, where they were recognized again during Republic's championship run.


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