By CHRIS HOBBS
CATAWBA — Bandys High has announced it will honor its state 2A championship basketball teams of 1982 with alumni games on Nov. 12 at Bost-Matheson Gym.
The event begins at 6 p.m. and includes appearances by this year’s varsity basketball teams.
The alumni games will feature Green and White teams. The Green team will have players who graduated in odd years and the White team will have players who graduated in even years.
That means the White girls’ roster will have players from three state championship teams (1982, 1988, 1994) and the Green team will have players from three state title teams (1977, 1981, 1987).
Forty years ago, Bandys swept the state 2A championship games.
The Bandys boys — coached by the late Bill Bost — went 30-1 and defeated Sampson Union 64-61 at the Greensboro Coliseum in the state 2A title game.
The next night, the Bandys girls (29-2) — coached by the late Mike Matheson — beat Sampson Union 65-48 at Elon for the 2A girls’ crown.
The 1982 boys’ state title is the school’s only in boys’ basketball.
Bandys has won six girls’ state titles, the others coming in 1977 (3A, Bost) and, all in 2A, in 1981, 1987, 1988 (all coached by Matheson) and the 2A title in 1994 under head coach Karen Wimberly.