Throwback Thursday — Jan. 17

In 1941, Brownstown hosted its first basketball sectional. Brownstown was selected as a sectional tourney center after the opening of its new gymnasium, which is currently the middle school gym. Seymour and According to the yearbook, Brownstown met in the quarterfinals in front of an estimated crowd of 1,700, which was the largest basketball crowd in Jackson County history. The gross receipts, $1,467.55, were the largest in tourney history. A total of 2,443 session tickets and 490 season tickets were sold. This made an estimated attendance of 4,893 for the tourney. Brownstown sold a total of 166 season tickets, which was almost twice the number sold by any other school. They gym was dedicated Nov. 7 before an estimated crowd of 1,500. The feature attraction was a game between Brownstown and Seymour, which was won by Seymour 26-24. The dedicatory address was given by K.V. Ammerman, principal of Broad Ripple High School. Other speakers were Norman J. Lasher, superintendent of Shields High School; Ralph Denny, Brownstown’s superintendent; and Loren Douglas, Brownstown’s principal. This week’s information and photo were taken from the 1941 Brownstown yearbook.