Local Basketball Team may not Make History if North Boone Teachers Strike


Poplar Grove- North Boone’s 8th grade girl’s basketball team having another dominating performance against the Prairie Grove Panthers. But if North Boone teachers strike on March 3rd, it could be one of their last victories of the season.


Concerned parent Gayle Kruckenberg says “it has to do with opposing teams crossing picket lines, it has to deal with our coach being able to coach, it has to deal with whether or not North Boone will be able to host the tournament, as North Boone is the host site and I don’t think we’ll


The girls have not lost a game during their time at North Boone Middle School. A feat they say has never been achieved there before. Parents want the kids to finish off the historic season.


John Dickerson says “they’ve put a lot of time and effort into it to reach a goal and their kind of getting there and it seems like it’s going to be pulled away from them.”


Parent Jason Kruckenberg adds “this is the group of girls that want to do it. They’ve got the heart, the determination to do it; they’ve got the desire to do it.”


Keeping the girls focused on school and basketball with a strike looming is tough.


Gayle Kruckenberg says “they’re petrified. We played a tournament this weekend and that’s all the girls could think about was this possible strike. As they’re getting ready for the game today and tomorrow that’s all they can say is you know this might be it. This might be the end.”


The girls play Wednesday night. Their conference tournament is scheduled next week.


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