A family-owned daily newspaper serving Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming since 1949
The way it was: All Sports Banquet -- 1958
 

The way it was: All Sports Banquet -- 1958

Apr 14, 2014 - From staff reports

An annual springtime event in the middle of the 20th century was the Fremont County All Sports Banquet. The 1958 version took place in April at the county fair building in Riverton.

The keynote speaker had a familiar name -- Bill Strannigan -- but not the St. Stephen's High School (and later Riverton High School) coach of the same name. This Bill Strannigan was the head basketball coach at Iowa State University who later would be hired as head coach at the University of Wyoming. (The two Bill Strannigans were related.) The Iowa State coach had been roommates with legendary UW star Kenny Sailors when both played for the Cowboys in the 1940s.

Highlighting the banquet was a film of Iowa State's game against the Kansas Jayhawks and star center Wilt Chamberlain. The Cyclones upset Kansas 48-42. Strannigan narrated the game film, highlighting how his team held down Chamberlain, who averaged 31 points a game that year.
 

Get your copy of The Ranger online, every day! If you are a current print subscriber and want to also access dailyranger.com online (there is nothing more to purchase) including being able to download The Mining and Energy Edition, click here. Looking to start a new online subscription to dailyranger.com (even if it is for just one day)? Access our secure SSL encrypted server and start your subscription now by clicking here.

Related Stories

Related Tags


County Weather

Photo Gallery

Twitter Feed (Follow Us!)

© 2015 Riverton Ranger, Inc.