Joe Puckett

The Dream

The Dream is the incredibly nostalgic and poignant story about the passing of Peerless High School in Peerless, Montana, which closed its doors forever in June, 2009, and the 1978–79 Peerless Panthers. It also includes the passing of District 1-C, once the most powerful Class C basketball conference in Montana, where three other high schools, Antelope, Outlook and Flaxville, have also closed. It is the story of the end of an era when every year the State Class C basketball tournament in Montana was played in Helena, the most gracious and accommodating host ever for this sensational tournament. But most of all, as is stated in the prologue, “This is a story about a dream, a dream that a group of boys shared to someday play in the State Class C tournament in Montana, then to win the State championship game for their small school. So this is a story about dreams, rivalries, triumph, disappointment, passion, and a love that was shared by a group of boys who never gave up striving for the one thing in their life that mattered most to them: playing in the State Class C basketball tournament in Montana.”
321 printed pages
Original publication



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