Sports

1995

The Hot Flashes, including Mary Fike (with ball), were mostly cold at Hoopfest. (File)
The Hot Flashes, including Mary Fike (with ball), were mostly cold at Hoopfest. (File)

Hot Flashes refuse to be denied

Hoopfest set its hook early, and it was amazing who got caught. Four 40-something women showed up in 1994 only to discover their bracket full of 20-somethings. So Carol Randall threw a party and the Hot Flashes did some arm-twisting to get more mature competition in ‘95.

“We recruited all the teams in our division,” said teammate Nancy Fike, “and we’re still going to finish last.”

And that was with practice after practice.

“I haven’t made dinner in a week,” Randall reported. “My husband’s lost seven pounds.”



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