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A Bunch of North Side Kids

By Dave Davis, Adviser, Executive Producer, Coffee Supplier

Rowdy, but relentless.  The 1988 Hillcrest Hornets found a way to win, usually with their booming bats, or with an ace who threw heat and turned heads.  Whatever the method, it worked, and they brought home the school's last state championship on the diamond 30 years ago.  Throughout that magical season, one special teammate provided inspiration even though he never took the field.  Reporter Brenden Weaver talked to two of the '88 champs, who say they were really just a "bunch of north side kids" playing baseball the only way they knew how.    This show also includes an update on a story we produced in January which had a sad ending for a local teen and her family.   Hayden Pyle is now the new host of "Bay 11" for 2018-19. Note:  Two clips of audio from KY3 sports anchor Joe Hickman were used in the baseball segment, including his June, 1988 report on the championship game, and his August, 1988 story about Andy Gott's passing.

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