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Tiger Eric Wolff blocks a shot from Barry Negen with Don Wicks (Akeley) and Rod Romer (Nevis) looking on. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Akeley, Nevis alumni basketball game stirs memories for rivals

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Nevis and Akeley alumni stepped back in time Friday night, Tiger and Angler fans reunited to rally the old time rivals in a basketball game that ended in a 44-44 tie.

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"I couldn't have scripted it better," referee Bill Toft said of the balding ballplayers battling on the court.

And he was amazed at the turnout, about 400 people arriving for the event. They included an Akeley fan in a '55 letter jacket and cheerleaders sporting sweaters from another era.

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