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Viewpoint: Truckers roll

Mark Hazelwood • Mar 24, 2014 at 6:38 AM

Today, it’s just a footnote.

The Truckers capped off their magical ride into area and state history Saturday afternoon, beating Columbus Bishop Watterson 65-58 in the Division II state championship game at Ohio State University.

With big cities such as Akron, Columbus and Dayton in its path, Norwalk showed that a small-town athletics team can still dream — and accomplish — big things.

Like many communities throughout the region and state, Norwalk has been hit hard by unemployment, crime and drug activity. But with each passing win, the crowds got bigger and bigger, as a group of teenagers brought positive attention and happiness that was desperately needed.

We salute the Truckers for not only their state championship, but the impressive win streak, a 76-3 record over the past three seasons. And more importantly, for bringing a community together, and reminding us all what it’s like to not only hope and dream, but accomplish big things through teamwork and perseverance.

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