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March 28, 2014

Tiny Westview has built big basketball tradition


EMMA — A positive thing

Obsessing with basketball, or any sport, can bring long stares from co-workers and family members. But nobody in the Westview community seems to think it’s an odd thing.

“It’s good for the whole community,” said Tom Miller, as he took quick steps away from his pharmacy position to retrieve something for a customer. “It makes people talk about everything. It’s a good thing. Win, lose or draw, it’s a good thing.”

Miller said that today in Topeka will be a lonely one, as many town residents will be in Indianapolis watching the game against No. 1 Park Tudor, or settled at home in front of a TV.

“When it happened before, you could really tell the difference,” he said of the store’s customer traffic. “Especially during the game. It will be on every radio and television in the area.”

Miller and others who work downtown won’t have far to go to watch the game. They can stop in at Ace Hardware, where Lyn Stutzman plans on having it on a TV. He’s the owner, and he volunteered to let his workers, some of whom are Westview students, off today to attend the game.

“They have been following them all year and I haven’t been able to get out to the games, so I let them go,” Stutzman said. “I had my years when my son played, so I decided I would let them go. I will set up a TV inside here so we can hoot and holler inside the store.”

Stutzman’s son is Brad, who was on a Warrior team that made it to a semi-state game. And Stutzman said Brad’s experience on the team has led to a life dedicated to good work ethics.

He said the strong families behind the players, good coaching and a commitment to excellence carry players forward through life.

“The kids work hard,” he said. “They don’t just show up for the first day of practice and end up with a state championship. They work hard in the off season and that all pays off.

“My son, in his entire career, I never had to tell him to go outside and practice. He just constantly was working out and trying to improve. The only advice I ever gave him was ‘If you want it, you have to work for it,’ or, ‘If you work hard your hard work will pay off.’”

Stutzman speaks proudly of how that ethic has stayed with Brad now that he is a corporate accountant.

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