Battle of Norwalk 'something the kids will remember forever'

When it comes to sports in Norwalk, brothers Jim and Bob Spettle know a thing or two. The pair was on hand Wednesday afternoon as Norwalk and St. Paul high schools met at All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon for the first "Battle of Norwalk."
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Apr 7, 2011
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When it comes to sports in Norwalk, brothers Jim and Bob Spettle know a thing or two.

The pair was on hand Wednesday afternoon as Norwalk and St. Paul high schools met at All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon for the first "Battle of Norwalk."

The teams have played each other during the regular season for more than a decade, but not on this kind of stage. It was an early-season game with a tournament feel.

(NOTE - Pictures of the event can be seen HERE and HERE.)

"This is something the kids will remember forever," said Jim, 1954 NHS graduate who excelled in football and basketball for the Truckers.

"I think they should play in all sports," said Bob, a 1963 St. Paul grad who played basketball for the Flyers. "There was a time when it would be a tough thing to do because of the fans, but I think it would work now."

Find more of this story and other exclusive content in the Norwalk Reflector print edition or the E·Paper online newspaper.