This marked the 95th year of the Ripley County Boys Basketball Tournament. This was the 44th Girls Basketball Tournament. The original boys tournament did not include Batesville. There were 8 other schools in the county, and the logistics of 8 teams was much more favorable for a tournament than a 9th team. Batesville was not added to the tournament until the early 1960’s. When I graduated in 1958, Batesville was still not a part of this tournament. By 1962 consolidation had reduced the number of county schools, so Batesville was added first, and then East Central and South Dearborn.When East Central and South Dearborn were added, an outcry erupted because it was no longer a Ripley County Tourney–although East Central has some Ripley County students. It was decided then to go back to the 4 schools who were the basic Ripley County Schools.There was not a boys tournament in 1927, 28, & 29. Historians tell me there was a disagreement in the county over the 1926 tournament. Evidently, it was so heated that they took 3 years off before resuming in 1930. That gives you some idea of the history of the longest-running basketball tournament in the state of Indiana.
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