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State championship team celebrates 25 years later
Norman Sain, left, 1992 Pioneer Zac Sain, center, and Lincoln Sain look at old Southern Standard articles about the 1992 state championship win by Warren County Friday at the 25th reunion.
The Roman Empire lasted 507 years, and the United States is now 241 years old, so it was with a ring of truth that almost to a man, the 1992 State Championship Pioneer ring bearers, gathered together for a reunion dinner at Bridgestone Friday night, said the 25 years since has gone by in the wink of an eye.Never before or since has a boys sports team won a state championship for Warren County High School. The other thing they remember about the 1992 season was they were more like a band of brothers, having grown up together, played together and finally won the state championship the same way … together.“I watch professional sports, football, baseball and even at the high school level and they have all these tests,” said 1992 championship coach Ronnie Brown. “They have a test for how strong you are, a radar gun, stopwatches, biometrics, tests for bat speeds, but there’s no test for what really matters…how big is your heart?”The Bruce Springsteen song "Glory Days" accompanied a 20-minute highlight reel of the 1992 team’s path to the championship.