Breaking News Bar
updated: 10/2/2017 8:48 PM

Abraham Lincoln library shares story of high school sports

Success - Article sent! close

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library is releasing a collection of interviews that tell the story of high school sports in Illinois.

The Springfield-based museum says 54 interviews with players, coaches, referees and others are now available on the library's website .

Listeners can hear from people like Dorothy Gaters, who as a coach won more than 1,000 basketball games. Another interview features Dan Klett, a high school athlete who became a coach and then president of the Illinois High School Association.

Alan Lowe is executive director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. He says high school sports play "a huge role" in the lives of students and communities and the people involved have "fascinating, important stories to share."

The interviews are part of the library's Oral History Project.

Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.