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Aurora's Red Devils rallied from a 4-8 start to their 1968-69 season to enter the state tournament at 10-10, then knocked off three favored teams to win the sectional title, behind 22 points per game from 6'4" senior Mike Holcomb (31) and the coaching of former AHS star Bill Slayback (top right). (Aurora Borealis 1969)

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Aurora High School’s 6’4’ Mike Holcomb (31) scores en route to a hard- earned 27 points in the Red Devils’ 63-57 sectional championship win over Switzerland County in March, 1969, at Lawrenceburg. (Aurora Borealis 1969)

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Holcomb, plagued by a bad hip since birth and an afterthought on the AHS freshman team, grew to average 22 points per game during Aurora’s 13-11 season in 1968-69. (Aurora Borealis 1969)

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Aurora’s unlikely 1969 basketball sectional champion Red Devils (13-11) included, first row, from left: manager Cecil Wallace, Rich Chatham, Ed Edwards, Jim Thatcher, Gary Honchell, Bill McKee, Steve Spencer and manager Dave Farrell. Second row: head coach Bill Slayback, Toby Kelly, Jerry Miller, Mike Holcomb, Mick McNimery, Steve Sandbrink, Clarence Jackson and assistant coach Greg Platt. (Aurora Borealis 1969)

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Aurora’s Mike Holcomb (31) and Lawrenceburg’s Bill Sanders (44) jump center to tip off the 1969 sectional before a packed house crowd. Devils pulled off 3 upset wins to take the title. (Aurora Borealis 1969)

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At Mike Holcomb’s May 2011 induction to the South Dearborn Athletic Hall of Fame, the longtime Alabama resident invited all his former Aurora High School 1969 sectional championship teammates in attendance up to the podium, introducing each one individually.

BEST SECTIONAL IN COUNTY HISTORY?

AURORA - One of the greatest underdog stories in Dearborn County sports history took place 50 years ago this week, when Indiana high school basketball still was king in the single-class state tourn

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Senior guard Ethan Getz (10) led South Dearborn with 20 points, shooting for 5 three-pointers, in the Knights’ 94-68 second half rout by No. 1 (2A) Southwestern (Hanover) Friday.

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Sophomore Isaiah Jefferson (32) delivered 14 points with 5 rebounds in South Dearborn's 94-68 home court loss to No. 1-ranked (Class 2A) Southwestern (Hanover) Friday night, Feb. 22.

NO. 1 REBELS WIN 2ND HALF LANDSLIDE

AURORA - Visions of an upset win over No.

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Lawrenceburg’s Gavin Yoon (3) drives for two of his career-high 39 points in Friday’s heated 62-59 basketball rivalry loss at South Dearborn.

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Not even listed on the varsity ros-ter in Friday’s game program, South Dearborn freshman Reese Willoughby (42) scored 20 points to tie Isaiah Jefferson for team-high honors.

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South Dearborn's Alex Shackelford (right) finds his drive to the rim blocked by Zach Mollaun of Lawrenceburg in Friday's 62-59 EIAC home court victory by the Knights.

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Chris Moeller of South Dearborn (left) tries to recover the loose basketball as Lawrenceburg's Andrew Roth reaches in during the Knights' 62-59 rivalry win Friday, Feb. 15, at Aurora.

KNIGHTS' WIN ALL ABOUT PRIDE, 62-59

AURORA - When two teams with a combined 14 wins coming in at this late stage in the season go head to head, it’s strictly a matter of pride.

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East Central senior Jackson Ketcham won the boys swimming & diving sectional championship in 200-Yard Freestyle Saturday, Feb. 16, at Columbus North with a time of 1:44.11. He's the 23rd seed entering state finals this coming Friday at IUPUI. (EC Athletics)

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EC's 400-Yard Freestyle Relay - from left: Matthew Badinghaus, Nick Weber, Jackson Ketcham and Jacob Weber - were sectional runner-up at Columbus North Feb. 16 with a new school record time of 3:15.58. (EC Athletics)

AQUATROJANS' KETCHAM, WEBER MAKE STATE

COLUMBUS - East Central High School seniors Jackson Ketcham and Jacob Weber are headed to this coming weekend IHSAA Boys Swimming & Diving State finals after capturing individual sectional cham

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