Mar 12 2010


Published by at 11:52 pm under basketball,State Championships

I took exactly 1830 photos today…seems most of them were of the celebration after the game…they’re online now, click any of the picture below the team photo to go to the gallery.  For a slideshow of my favorites from the game, click here. Here’s a link to’s article on the game.  SP does a fantastic job of covering MC sports.  And, one more article on And a video of the post game celebration…

Congratulations to Madison’s boy’s basketball team for a perfect season, 26-0.  The only other basketball state championship for Madison was won in 1977…the year I graduated from MCHS.  Click the picture, you’ll get a bigger version, right click, click “save as desktop background”…so you don’t forget tonight for a while 🙂



David Falk starts the game off with a dunk for the Mountaineers.



The halftime show is about to start...


Trey Hensley. Coach Mike Cartolaro, in the post game press room: “...21 delivered the biggest shot of the year..with that three in the corner...”











Hundreds of Mountaineers fans turned out at the MCHS to welcome home the State Champions, who were escorted from the county line by every emergency vehicle in the county.


Aksel Falk - 1977 State Champion and David Falk - 2010 State Champion check out the Basketball championship banner hanging in Wetsel gym. “He’s always telling me, ‘you ain’t got the ring yet, you ain’t got the ring yet,’” Falk said. “He can’t say it anymore.”

Fire Engine escort…

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5 Responses to “STATE CHAMPIONS!!!!”

  1. Richard Boldenon 13 Mar 2010 at 6:20 am

    Great picture! Want to purchase one when available.

  2. Martha Breedenon 15 Mar 2010 at 7:06 pm

    The pictures are great – I have enjoyed looking at them over and over. I want to place an order for the “State Champions 2009-2010” picture book which I know will be coming. Thank you for the “show” in pictures.

  3. Terri Sissonon 16 Mar 2010 at 7:10 am

    Thanks for sharing, John! Our boys did an incredible job… all of Madison is so proud of them! I’m glad that you were able to make the special moments of the game “come to life”!

  4. John Berryon 16 Mar 2010 at 7:27 am

    Thanks for the comments everyone. It was a great ride, I’m very lucky to be able to do what I do…and am very thankful for it. The fact that it’s been 33 years since our last basketball State Championship (and my wife and I were seniors at MCHS in 1977 when we won the last one) makes this one all the more special.

    As for the book, yes, several have asked if I’m doing one…and I will. Just be patient, spring sports start this week, so I won’t get much of a break this year. But I will be starting on it in the next couple of weeks.

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