The Lady Toppers were recognized in the evening at the Mount Pulaski
High School gym, following a scrimmage of the basketball teams. The
smiles returned to their faces as they were surrounded by family and
friends, and the magnitude of their accomplishment began to sink in.
Following speeches by Principal Terry Morgan, board member Joe
Olson and coach Donna Dulle, several of the girls took the
microphone. Each one thanked coaches, family and especially fans for
their tremendous support during the season.
Following a standing ovation, the ladies posed one more time with
the trophy and took advantage of the many photo opportunities with
family and friends.
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The 2012 Lady Toppers then boarded the bus for a few victory laps
around the Mount Pulaski square. As is the tradition in Mount
Pulaski, sports teams are honored for their state accomplishments
with an escort by local fire department and EMT personnel around the
historic courthouse square. In this small town, sirens blowing,
horns honking and arms waving from a bus on a Saturday night are all
[By TEENA LOWERY]