Dec. 16, 2020
Then get your copies of Hardwood Heroes, a 2-volume set available now that chronicles the boys’ history of the game in the Valley starting in 1913 and leading up through the 2013-14 season.
Hardwood Heroes goes year by year, recording the best players, key games, and postseason results from every RGV team, with many details on the local culture of the time besides.
The first volume begins in 1913 and runs to 1989 and in it, one can read about the Edinburg Bobcats, who went to the state tournament three times from 1921-1930 and the great EHS teams of the 1960s that won three straight district titles from 1963 to 1966.
In the second volume, all the Edinburg schools are part of the narrative, including the EHS Fab Four of 2010-11 plus the best moments for Edinburg North, Economedes, and the early years of Vela basketball.
Each volume features pictures from the glory times of Valley hoops, and All-Decade teams that will be sure to get folks talking. The upshot is, in an area where football has always been king, it was time to give basketball its moments in the sun. Hardwood Heroes is a comprehensive, 1,100-page work that details the scene down in the Valley, giving credit to the outstanding players, coaches, and teams who have made basketball a hidden gem, until now, in deep South Texas.
The books are available in paperback, hardback and hardback with dust jacket. To purchase your copy, visa: https://tinyurl.com/y6vukacb