On Tuesday night, Feb. 12, a group of women got together to commemorate the game of basketball at Mt. Rainier High School in Des Moines (click images to see larger versions):


Top Left: Patti Bjorneby, Right: Ione (Gjefle) Coday (Ione was our scorekeeper)
Center Left: Mindy (Eernisee) Sauerlander, Right: Sara (Reifers) Martin
Lower Left – Lynnette Brown, Right – Alison Warp


Original Lady Rams meet with the 2013 version.

“Mindy, Sara and I started playing basketball together at the Field house in 5th grade,” Patti told us. “Alison joined us in 7th grade.  Lynn Heesen was not able to make it and also played with us on that 5th grade team. Many of us get together every once in awhile to catch up. It was nice to have the current team want to have their pictures taken with us. We were actually surprised.”

Patti added:

“We were really surprised that the turnout for the game was so low! I guess things haven’t changed much since we were the Lady Rams!”

And just for old time’s sake, here are some images from the yearbook when these original Lady Rams were champs (click image for larger versions):