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By Virgil Vaupel
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It's Been A Pleasure, Glasgow

Hinsdale Correspondent Bids Adieu


That’s about it.

Eight years and about 72,000 miles ago I asked Beth Henville, the then sports editor of The Glasgow Courier why the Hinsdale Raiders weren’t getting any “ink” and could I do something to change that situation.

Beth told me to “write something up and we’ll see what happens” and as they say, “the rest is geography.”

There were several or more years when I didn’t miss a volleyball match, a basketball game or a track meet. Usually I traveled solo so I could visit after the games or so I could “write” my story on the way home without commercial interruptions.

At that time the Hinsdale boys basketball program was on a real slippery slide not winning for two and a half years but the girls were going strong.

Over the years I have traveled to nine state championship tournaments as far away as Hamilton and as close as Great Falls.

I had the opportunity to watch the Hinsdale/Saco track and field co-op win a boys state championship , the Saco/Hinsdale volleyball team to state twice, track and field four times and the Hinsdale Lady Raiders three times.

It’s been quite a ride for this ol’ “curmudgeon” and I truly will miss it but economics being as they are I simply can’t afford the travel any more.

Good luck to the Hinsdale Raiders and Lady Raiders and the Saco/Hinsdale Wildfire in the future.

That’s it for now folks. Thanks for listening.


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