Memories of the State Line League

 

July 15, 2021

Monticello Messenger file photo

The Monticello Ponies girls volleyball team were the State Line League Champions in 1978. Front Row (L-R): Karla Moyer, Cyndy Bacher, Jackie Luchsinger, Diane Koehn, Mary Keough, Kathy Grossen, Danette Wendler, Sandra Hermanson, Lori Studer, Stacy Schultz, Glenda Hoesly. Middle Row (L-R): Kris Babler, Ronda Buchholz, Peggy Disch, Patty Wahl, Robin Hefty, Heidi Hefty, Jane Ritschard. Back Row (L-R): Coach Melody Flesher, Brenda Hoesly, Penny Wendler, Jeri Waelchi, Anita Holz, Kandi Johnson, Christi Zoller, Assistant Coach Veronica Kaslowski.

If you have read any of my past NGM football posts, there is a good chance you have heard me wax both nostalgic and elegiac about the old, venerable State Line League. And why not?! It was, in many ways, the perfect little conference...especially geographically and culturally. I'll delve into that in more detail shortly, but first I want to mention that this article is anything but a serious treatise. Many of you have asked me for details about the State Line League (SLL) and this is my attempt to at least scratch the surface. I am hoping this will stimulate interest and memories among...



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