By RON PRESTON
Abilene High School basketball coach Terry Taylor announced a special recognition of one of the finest basketball team in AHS history.
The 1987-88 Abilene Cowboy Basketball Team will be recognized at half time of the Abilene Concordia basketball game Friday night in the Abilene gym. The 25-1 record was the best record in school history. The 25 consecutive wins is the longest undefeated streak in school history.
They were the first team to play for State Championship in boys basketball losing to Atchison 62-57.
The team was undefeated NCKL champions with a 12-0 record.
This team also won the SIT by winning over Salina South 81-69 in the championship game.
This group of Cowboys scored 2002 points, which is a school record for a single season with an average of 77.0 points per game, also a school record for a single game.
The squad had four team members selected to the NCKL All-League team: Mark Willey, Roger Stirtz, Scott Russell and Jon Siebert.
All State recognition went to:
Mark Willey 1st Team 4A by Topeka Capital Journal and Wichita Eagle
Roger Stirtz 3rd Team 4A by Topeka Capital Journal and Wichita Eagle
Scott Russell Honorable mention 4A by Topeka Capital Journal
Jon Siebert Honorable mention 4A by Topeka Capital Journal
Members of the team were: Ted Barbieri, Brian Boor, Andy Hess, Jason Konrade, Sean McBride, Scott Russell, John Schwarting, Ted Schwarting, Jon Seibert, Roger Stirtz, Curtis Stroud and Keith Wetzel. The squad was coached Scott Stein and assistant coaches Steve Wedel and Ken Russell.