Reichert-Hey Memorial Trophy adds new stakes to South Side/North Side rivalry

December 14, 2019


A nearly century-long basketball rivalry between South Side and North Side has new stakes with the introduction of trophies for winners of the boys and girls games between the two high schools.

The Reichert-Hey Memorial Trophies debuted on December 13 during an SAC doubleheader between Archers and Legends. Named for Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame former coaches Don Reichert of South Side and By Hey of North Side, the traveling trophies symbolize some of the richest basketball histories in the state of Indiana.


South Side Boys

South Side Girls

South Side swept the inaugural trophy games, winning the boys game 92-61 and the girls game 86-27.



Don Reichert

Don Reichert coached his alma mater Archers from 1951 to 1967, leading South Side to the 1958 state championship and 7 sectional titles, 6 regionals and 2 semi-states, as well. He also served as athletic director at Wayne High School from 1971 to 1981. He was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1977. South Side's gym was named in his honor in 2004. He died in 2008.





By HeyBy Hey is one of the winningest coaches in Indiana high school basketball history with 550 victories over 31 seasons at North Side (plus 3 at his alma mater, Concordia, and 1 season at Central). North Side was state runner-up in 1965, and Hey's teams won 10 sectional titles and 7 regional titles. Hey was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1997. North Side's renovated gymnasium was renamed By Hey Arena in 2004.





South Side and North Side have played each other in boys basketball since 1928. The girls started facing each other in 1976. The trophies were donated by the North Side High School Alumni Association and South Side Alumni Association.

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