Milan High School (Helen Fields)
Backstory and Context
This is a classic small town Indiana success story and it really shows a perfect of the progression of both basketball (sports) and schools (education) in Indiana. According to the Herald Tribune, the team that Milan played against (Muncie Central) had a lot more students at their school and being a small school is what made them an underdog in the first place. The best basketball team also means good grades because in order to stay on the team grades have to stay good, I know this from my own personal team experience. The athletes worked very hard in the classroom and on the court in order to win this championship no one would have ever seeded them to win in.
Herald-Tribune, Christopher Aune The. “Milan Miracle Chosen State's No. 1 Sports Story Ever.” Tribune, July 22, 2016. https://www.batesvilleheraldtribune.com/sports/local_sports/milan-miracle-chosen-states-no-1-sports-story-ever/article_99264efd-b857-5348-9f16-c4a58a4e9b63.html.
“Milan History.” Milan 1954 Museum, July 29, 2019. https://milan54.org/about-milan/milan-history/.“Milan History.”