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“Reel” Story - The Final Ten
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1. Reel:  Norway did a nine minute infield drill.        Real:  We always did a nine minute infield drill before each game. 2. Reel:  Norway won 20 of 29 State Championships they qualified for Real:  We did win 20 State Championships, and finished runner up 5 more times. 3. Reel:  Norway had a convenience store, grocery store and barber shop. Real:  We did have a grocery and convenience store, and a barber shop, but only the            convenience store remains. 4. Reel:  Coach Van Scoyoc was a farmer and industrial arts teacher. Real:  Coach Van Scoyoc was an industrial arts teacher in a farming community. 5. Reel:  Coach Kent Stock coached volleyball at Belle Plaine, IA. Real:  Coach Kent Stock coached volleyball at Belle Plaine, IA. 6. Reel:  The newspaper reporter was rather obnoxious. Real:  The newspaper reporter was a great guy. 7. Reel:  Coach Jim Van Scoyoc quit before the last season to coach with the Detroit Tigers. Real:  Coach Van Scoyoc did quite before the last season to coach with the Detroit Tigers. 8. Reel:  A little girl sang the Star Spangled Banner at the last Championship game. Real:  The Star Spangled Banner was sung by a high school student, however, there was a             little girl from Norway who sang the Star Spangled Banner at Norway home games. 9. Reel:  The Norway players received a welcome home, riding on a fire truck. Real:  Norway players always received a fire truck ride after a championship. 10. Reel:  Norway High School sent 15 players to the Minor Leagues and 3 to the Majors. Real:  The town of Norway claims 17 Minor Leaguers and 4 Major Leaguer.
The Final Ten - Real Stories