Luxemburg-Casco basketball names Fan of the Year
The Luxemburg-Casco Basketball Varsity Club honored its Fan of the Year prior to Monday night’s non-conference game against Southern Door.
Myra Tlachac, 82, was presented with a basketball autographed by the team in recognition of her more than 60 years of support for Luxemburg-Casco athletics.
Myra began as a fan of the Luxemburg Blue Jays in her teens. She made sure her younger siblings got to practice and watched their games as her schedule allowed. When the school district merger took place in 1968, she became a proud supporter of the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans watching her children, nieces and nephews and now grandchildren compete. However, she’s at the games whether or not a relative is playing. She says that all of the Spartans players are “her kids.”
Myra attends most of the games – home and away – including a stretch earlier this year that took her to Wrightstown, Waupaca and Clintonville, all in a four day stretch. While she doesn’t usually drive long distances, she’s got a network of fellow fans who make sure she gets to and from the road games safely. She’s usually there for tip-off of the JV game. She loves sports and more often than not, her TV is tuned to a top college game on a night when the Spartans are idle.
Myra has followed the Spartans all over the state, often with a carload of other people’s kids who share her devotion to the Spartans.
It was appropriate the award was presented prior to the Southern Door game. One of Myra’s most vivid memories is a basketball game in Brussels when the State Patrol came in and canceled the game because the weather outside was deteriorating quickly and fans needed to get back home. In fact, she shared the story with several L-C players following the game.
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