A March for Honor: How a Small Indiana Town and Its Team Helped Save Hoosier Hysteria
Sports Illustrated sent writer Alexander Wolff and photographer Damian Strohmeyer to cover the end of an era in Hoosier Hoops -- the end of the state's one-class postseason tournament. They were asked to capture in spare prose and black-and-white images the mood of a typical Indiana town as it prepares to bury a part of its heritage. A March for Honor is the result of that journey -- Wolff and Strohmeyer transport the reader to Batesville, and take the reader through Batesville High's journey through the tournament.
Rich with history and drama,, A March for Honor is not only a tale for basketball fans, but an elegy for anyone who treasures a small-town America that is rapidly disappearing.
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I enjoyed reading A March For Honor. It is a comprehensive and well written piece which takes you inside the minds of the players, coaches and townspeople as they are about to lose a piece of their history. The photography transports you to the sidelines of the court and the town as Coach Siefert and his players embark on the final season of open tournament play in Indiana High School Basketball. I am reminded of the movie Hoosiers and had to go out and rent it again.
~ Kelly Brebberman
Port Townsend, WA