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Justin Landers, left, was honored with the Chairman’s Award during the Altus Chamber of Commerce Gala in November. Here he’s holding his award along with, from the left, his wife, Jamie, daughter, Maggie, and Stockmans Bank President and former Chamber Board Chairwoman Danna Robinson who presented him with the award.

Altus Public Schools Teacher of the Year Jeanne Herring of Altus Primary School reacts after Cindy Allen announces she won the honor Monday night at the district’s Board of Education monthly meeting. Superintendent Roe Worbes, left, had just presented her with a gift certificate from The Enchanted Door. The Enchanted Door provided a $50 gift certificate for each of the seven winners.

Duke’s Cole Claussen (1) battles an Indiahoma player as he drives to the bucket for a layup Saturday night in the Tigers’ 67-15 win in the Frazer Bank Invitational Tournament finals.

Duke’s Cole Claussen (1) battles an Indiahoma player as he drives to the bucket for a layup Saturday night in the Tigers’ 67-15 win in the Frazer Bank Invitational Tournament finals.

Altus Public Schools Teacher of the Year Jeanne Herring of Altus Primary School reacts after Cindy Allen announces she won the honor Monday night at the district’s Board of Education monthly meeting. Superintendent Roe Worbes, left, had just presented her with a gift certificate from The Enchanted Door. The Enchanted Door provided a $50 gift certificate for each of the seven winners.

Duke’s Calbi Cusher (12) was shadowed by Tipton’s Most Valuable Player Gabby Rodriquez (23) in the second half of the finals. Tipton won, 51-48, in overtime. Cusher was named to the All-Tournament Team as well as Corky Hall, who went down with a dislocated shoulder in the second quarter.

While Duke’s superstar senior Jameson Richardson (20) was dunking and nailing 3-pointers most of the tournament, Blair’s Carter Torrez (23), a sophomore, didn’t back down from challenging his shots in the semi-finals. In the end, Duke won, 84-30, to move into the finals on Saturday. Torrez followed the night with a 43-point performance against Olustee-Eldorado in the third place game won by Olustee-Eldorado.

Duke’s Calbi Cusher (12) was shadowed by Tipton’s Most Valuable Player Gabby Rodriquez (23) in the second half of the finals. Tipton won, 51-48, in overtime. Cusher was named to the All-Tournament Team as well as Corky Hall, who went down with a dislocated shoulder in the second quarter.

While Duke’s superstar senior Jameson Richardson (20) was dunking and nailing 3-pointers most of the tournament, Blair’s Carter Torrez (23), a sophomore, didn’t back down from challenging his shots in the semi-finals. In the end, Duke won, 84-30, to move into the finals on Saturday. Torrez followed the night with a 43-point performance against Olustee-Eldorado in the third place game won by Olustee-Eldorado.

Here is a great action shot from the Altus High School Bulldogs’ 1984 basketball season. Terry Jones goes up for a two-pointer.

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