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Hall of heroes calls Burington
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Monroes 1965 state championship boys basketball team went undefeated. Players on the team include Tom Mitchell (22), Keith Burington (44), Dave Holling (42), Bob Buchholtz (20) and Jim Dearth (34). Burington will be inducted into the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Associatin Hall of Fame this weekend in Madison, joining former Cheesemaker Bob Anderegg.
MONROE - A strong Browntown big man became intrigued with Monroe's basketball tradition after watching Chicago Carver star Cazzie Russell dazzle hoops fans in a duel with Monroe almost a half century ago. Keith Burington, a six-feet, two-inch forward wanted to make an impact like Russell.He helped lead Monroe to an unbeaten season and the single-class state championship in 1965. Monroe was ranked No. 1 in the state from the start of the season to the finish.Burington, who lives in Sheboygan, will return to southern Wisconsin for his induction into the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame as a player Saturday at Madison's Marriott Hotel.

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