Dry as the weather has been in western Kansas the past two years…the well has been even drier at Hays High concerning the football program. Not since 1995 have the Hays High Indian’s football team been to the 5A state playoffs. Since 1995 here are some things that have happened:
1996: Bob Dole nominated for President, Bill Clinton wins election for a 2nd termn
1997: Microsoft buys Apple, Princess Diana Dies
1998: Google is founded
1999: The Euro is established, Lance Armstrong wins his first Tour de France
2000: I graduated High School, Y2K…didn’t happen, First resident crew begins stay on The International Space Station
2001: The world’s first artificial heart is implanted, Sept 11 attacks
2002: No Child Left Behind Act is signed into law, The U.S. invades Afghanistan
2003: The Iraq War begins, Martha Stewart indicted on insider trading
2004: I graduated from college, The last Oldsmobile rolls off the assembly line
2005: Pope John Paul II Dies, George W. Bush is inaguarated
2006: Bird Flu hits the United Kingdom, Pluto is demoted to a dwarf planet
2007: The Simpsons movie is release, The Writers Guild of America goes on strike
2008: Oil hits $100 for the first time, Fidel Castro resigns
2009: Outbreak of H1N1, Michael Jackson dies
2010: WikiLeaks releases 250,000 American diplomatic cables, H1N1 outbreak declared over.
That all came to an end last week as the Indians qualified for the playoffs with a win over the Salina South Cougars. Hays High still has to play one more game Friday against Salina Central before the playoffs begin.
Where were you in 1995?