By Collin Brooks
It was past meeting future Friday night at Happy Valley as the 1974 boys basketball team was honored with rings and framed jerseys. But one thing remained the same, the enthusiasm of former head coach Charlie Bayless.
The 90-year-old skipped onto the court, which bares his name, through a tunnel of current players and cheerleaders, to the applause of a gym full of fans.
One of those fans is current Happy Valley head coach Chuck Babb.
“Those guys have been heroes of mine for some time,” Babb said. “I told coach three years ago when I was his assistant that if I ever became head coach that I was going to get those guys a ring. And we took care of that tonight.”