Some members of the 1964 Amazing Appleknockers basketball team met this with Bruce Firchau, chairman of the Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame Museum Committee. They gathered at Cobden High School to record for history the stories of Cobden’s team as it made its dramatic run to the state finals in 1964. We hope their stories will always be remembered.
Pictured from left: Ralph Rich, Chuck Neal, Kenny Flick, Kenny Smith, Jim Smith, and Coach Dick Ruggles.
Cobden Village Hall
Village Arts and Gifts
Barnes & Noble
This and That
Sports writer Taylor Bell remembers the Amazing Appleknockers in this recent story: http://www.csnchicago.com/preps/news/Remember-those-amazing-Appleknockers?blockI D=702044&feedID=629
Another book signing for “The Amazing Appleknockers” was held at StarView Vineyards in Cobden, Ill., on Sunday, Nov. 27, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. One of the authors, Teri Campbell, Coach Ruggles and some of the players showed up to sign books A few other local authors also signed their books as well.
Members of the 1964 Amazing Appleknockers basketball team with author Teri Campbell at a book signing in November 2011. Standing: Chuck Neal, Kenny Flick, Jim Smith, and Kenny Smith. Seated: Teri Campbell and Coach Dick Ruggles.
Books for sale!
“The Amazing Appleknockers” books was featured for sale at the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, in the Downtown Park in Cobden, Ill.