Friends of Basketball


Mildred Sparhakel

Year Inducted: 1995

Category: Friends of Basketball

Schools / Organizations:
Lincoln Community High School


Some people called the quartet from Lincoln, the “Lincoln Crazies,” but those who know them prefer “Lincoln Ladies.”  They are easily distinguishable by their red, green, and white hats.  They happened upon them while vacationing in Frankenmuth, Michigan at Bronners’ Christmas Store.  The women say those hats have given them many hours of enjoyment and drawn compliments from fans at home and away.

Mildred Sparhakel attended Lincoln games for 50 years starting at the old high school where she’d stand in snow to get a decent seat.  A reserved seat was the answer when the new school was built, and she still had the same seat.