It's always fun to witness the reactions of others when they witness a game at storied North Side Gym for the first time, especially if it's a postseason game or an Elkhart Central vs. Elkhart Memorial game.

Often, those reactions are best when coming from little kids or basketball tenderfoots.

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If Terry Smith thought last Friday was a wild night at North Side gym he should have been around in the 1960s and '70s. Under coaches Max Bell and Keith Dougherty EHS would often draw 6-7,000 fans into NS gym on a Friday night when the opponents might be a South Bend Central (yes, South Bend used to have great athletics), Kokomo, Muncie Central, etc. Sadly, those days are gone. Class basketball and the creation of a second high school caused the demise in quality basketball and fan attraction.

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