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Matchup brings feeling of deja vu with it

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HARTINGTON — Cedar Catholic’s amazing upset win over top-seeded Weeping Water Thursday carried a lot of emotions with it.

The win put the Lady Trojans in the semifinals, while it sent the top-seeded Indians packing.

Cedar Catholic head coach Craig Wortmann has nowbeen on both ends of that equation.

Wortmann was on the wrong end of a similar upset when he was a senior in high school for Coach Bob Geary’s Cedar Catholic Trojan boys basketball team.

Cedar entered the 1997 Class C 1 State Tournament undefeated and as the topseed in the tourney.

The Trojans faced off against eighth-seed Father Flanagan in that contest, and ended up falling 62-58, despite Wortmann’s team-high 25-point scoring effort.

Check out this week’s Throwback Thursday feature at for the complete recap of the 1997 game.