MT sets plans for final season in ‘The Pit’


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The Panther Pit, the gymnasium at Miami Trace High School, is pictured prior to a basketball game against Clinton-Massie during the 2016-17 season. This will be the final season for the Panther Pit and Miami Trace has many special recognitions planned to celebrate the historic building, one of the largest and oldest gyms of any high school in this area.

The Panther Pit, the gymnasium at Miami Trace High School, is pictured prior to a basketball game against Clinton-Massie during the 2016-17 season. This will be the final season for the Panther Pit and Miami Trace has many special recognitions planned to celebrate the historic building, one of the largest and oldest gyms of any high school in this area.


As virtually everyone knows by now, Miami Trace is getting a new high school.

The current 2017-18 basketball season will be the last in the fabled history of the Panther Pit.

Miami Trace is going to commemorate this final season in the Pit with many recognitions of past players and achievements, beginning on Saturday, Dec. 23.

That is rivalry day, in which Miami Trace will host Washington in boys and girls basketball.

The Miami Trace Athletic Department would like to invite all former varsity girls and boys basketball players from 1962 to present, back to the Pit to be recognized on the floor for one final time.

This will be a wonderful opportunity for Miami Trace fans to pay tribute to all of the former Panther players they have cheered for throughout the past six decades.

Girls varsity players in attendance will be recognized at halftime of the girls varsity game (approximately 6:30 p.m.) and boys varsity players in attendance will be recognized at halftime of the boys varsity game (approximately 8 p.m.)

Wrestling

On Saturday, Jan. 27, prior to the finals round of the McDonald’s/MT Wrestling Invitational, the following teams will be honored:

1980 District champs

1990-91 SCOL Undefeated, 7th in State in Division II

2004-05 Undefeated in duals, SCOL champs

2005-06 Undefeated in duals, SCOL champs

2006-07 Undefeated SCOL champs

2007-08 Undefeated SCOL champs

2010-11 Undefeated in duals

Teams to be recognized at halftime of boys varsity basketball games (approximately 8 p.m.)

Saturday, Jan. 6 vs Stivers – Boys 1966-67 & 1968-69 Undefeated SCOL teams

Friday, Jan. 19 vs McClain – Boys 1972-73, 1992-93 District Championship teams

Saturday, Jan. 20 vs Ross SE – Boys 1977-78 State semifinalist

Friday, Jan. 26 vs Hillsboro – Girls 2016-17 Basketball State semifinalist

Friday, Feb. 2 vs Jackson – Boys 1997-98 District champion

Teams to be recognized at halftime of girls varsity basketball games (Jan. 17 and Jan. 31 approximately 7:15 p.m.; Jan. 20 is a 12:15 p.m. varsity start time, so plan on being here for recognition no later than 12:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, Jan. 17 vs McClain – Girls 1981-82 District Champs, undefeated in SCOL

Saturday, Jan. 20 vs Ottawa-Glandorf – Girls 2005-06 Undefeated in SCOL, Girls 2006-07 District champions, Girls 2009-10 State semifinalist

Wednesday, Jan. 31 vs Jackson – Girls 1985-86 undefeated in SCOL

Note to potential honorees:

The Athletic Department hopes that you are able to join us as we celebrate the Pit and the former athletes who have competed within its walls.

If you have questions or would like to RSVP in advance of the game, please contact the athletic office at 740-333-4770 or 740-333-4771.

On the night of your event, please sign in at the main ticket gate to ensure that everyone in attendance gets recognized.

The Panther Pit, the gymnasium at Miami Trace High School, is pictured prior to a basketball game against Clinton-Massie during the 2016-17 season. This will be the final season for the Panther Pit and Miami Trace has many special recognitions planned to celebrate the historic building, one of the largest and oldest gyms of any high school in this area.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/12/web1_Panther-Pit-pic-from-2016-17-basketball-season.jpgThe Panther Pit, the gymnasium at Miami Trace High School, is pictured prior to a basketball game against Clinton-Massie during the 2016-17 season. This will be the final season for the Panther Pit and Miami Trace has many special recognitions planned to celebrate the historic building, one of the largest and oldest gyms of any high school in this area.

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This article is derived primarily from a press release from the Miami Trace High School Athletic Department.

This article is derived primarily from a press release from the Miami Trace High School Athletic Department.