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11/14/2012 8:31:00 AM
Windom Holiday Classic is set

Joel Alvstad
Sports Editor

Windom basketball fans will once again be able to enjoy two very full days of basketball over the Christmas holiday break.
The Windom Holiday Classic is back. This year, the girls portion of the tournament is also back after a two-year hiatus.
The tournament will begin Dec. 28 at 3 p.m., with the Windom boys taking on Fulda. In the second boys game of the tournament, Martin County West will face tourney newcomer Cleveland.
The girls portion of the tournament begins at 6 p.m. with Fulda taking on Blue Earth. In the nightcap of the first day, Windom will face Martin Luther.
On Dec. 29, the girls will take the early session, with the consolation game at 3 p.m., and the finals at 4:30 p.m. The boys consolation game will be at 6 p.m., with the finals at 7:30 p.m.
The tournament is again being hosted by the Windom Chamber of Commerce and the Windom Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
Hall of Fame induction
In addition to two full days of basketball, the holiday tournament is also the time when the Windom Area High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct its new class.
Generally, the induction is held at halftime of the boys championship game on Saturday. In coming weeks, we'll have those details finalized.
From the sounds of things, there will be four new inductees this year. Recent years have seen two inductees per year, so that's a bit of a change.
Be watching the Citizen sports pages in December for feature stories on each of the new Hall of Fame inductees.
Hard way to get a buck
While many area hunters have had some success this year, one former Windom resident noted that he got his big buck the hard way.
Jeff Spielman is a professor at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. Spielman e-mailed that he was on his way to the Purdue vs. Penn State football game when he saw a 14-point buck up close and personal.
"It committed suicide on my bumper," he said. "The locals who came to tag it said it had the biggest rack they had seen in a long time."
Spielman's father, Albert, was a plumber in the Windom area for 40 years. He passed away last year.
Spielman added that he continues to keep track of the goings-on of his hometown by reading the Citizen online.
Thanks for the note and the picture, and I hope that big buck didn't rearrange your car too much!

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