January 5, 2021

Episode 9: Red Tornadoes

Hickory High School's basketball team had good reason to be confident heading into the 1997 state championship game against East Chapel Hill. The Red Tornadoes had experience, talent and championship appearances on their side. Eight players were part of the 16-0 football team that rolled to the 3A title just a few months earlier, and Hickory felt it wouldn't be wowed by playing in the Dean Smith Center, where it was walloped in the 1996 final by Burlington Williams. Ty Hunt, Daniel Willis, Will Johnson and coach John Worley share memories and discuss the team's mindset as it prepared to face the Wildcats. 

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Broadcast and music credits: WNNC, YouTube, ESPN, Hobex ("Back in the 90s" used with permission).  

Executive producer: Brian FitzGerald. 

Email the host: neilamato@gmail.com

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