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1, What was Andy Phillip's real name?
1, Andras Fulop
2, What did Sophia Prather do before becoming director of the Lincoln Place Center?
2, She was a teacher at Washington School. Today there is a school named after her in Granite City.
3, What was unique about John Markarian's family?
3, Both of his parents survived the Armenian Genocide although they became separated during the turbulent times of the massacres. They were later reunited in Granite City. Two of John's older sisters weren't as fortunate, perishing while crossing the Deir El-Zor desert.
4, What nickname did Coach Byron Bozarth use to describe his team to a newspaper reporter? Hint: it was a name he later regretted using.
4, My Terrible Turks.
5, Phillip had an impressive athletic resume, but what was probably his greatest claim to fame?
5, He was elected into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., the only player from the University of Illinois ever to be so honored. He also was offered a professional baseball contract by the St. Louis Cardinals when he was 14; led Illinois' Whiz Kids to an undefeated Big Ten season in 1943; and had a stellar 11-year NBA career that saw him play in five all-star games, win a World Championship in 1957, and become the first player to register 500 assists in a single season.
6, Which two Men of Granite were U.S. Marines in World War II?
6, Phillip and Evon Parsaghian were both Marines stationed in the South Pacific. Phillip was one of the first Americans to land at Iwo Jima as a forward observer. Parsaghian saw action in eight major battles, but was not aboard his base ship, the infamous U.S.S. Indianapolis when it was sunk by a Japanese submarine after delivering an atomic bomb to be assembled in The Phillipines.
7, Who was Granite City's biggest rival in the 1939-40 championship season?.
7, Wood River. The two teams played four games, splitting their season series, 2-2.
8, What unique set of circumstances led to Granite City advancing to the sectional tournament in their championship season?
8, For a brief period, the Illinois High School Association State Tournament allowed the top two teams in every regional tournament to advance to the sectional. So despite losing to Wood River, 32-28, in the championship game of the Edwardsville Regional, both teams advanced to the Highland Sectional. The Warriors avenged their regional loss to the Oilers and evened the season series, 36-22, to win the sectional and advance to the Sweet 16 in Champaign.
9, What second language did the Men of Granite use to confuse opponents?
10, Granite City defeated Herrin, 24-22, the State Championship game. How many points did Phillip score in that game?
10, 15 points.