Do you remember Mary Gail Laverenz back-flipping across the basketball court at Wharton Field House as the crowd spelled out M - 0 - L - I - N - E !
The roar of the crowd was deafening.
A photo would be great.
I recall at the time that only one other person did the same acrobatic cheer, Joline from Moline. I have no other information than that vague memory.
I found Mary Gail's name listed for a birthday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Moline. Let me know if I have the right person.
She is on the cast recording of this Broadway show.
Wharton had that monstrous scoreboard hanging over the court. Now it is gone. Who can forget how it blocked the view and seemed to limit play?