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Oh say, can you sing? Valley student section leads national anthem rendition after glitch

Doug Gulasy
| Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, 11:59 p.m.

A non-working sound system left the Freeport and Valley boys basketball teams waiting for the national anthem before their Section 1-4A opener Friday night at Valley.

After several minutes of the teams standing around, the crowd — led by Valley's student section, the Zoo-Ken Animal House — took matters into its own hands ... or throats ... by launching into a spirited rendition of the anthem.

“That's the second night in a row we've had that,” Valley coach Mark Faulx said after the Vikings' 65-55 win. “We've got a PA system that needs correcting, or we're going to be singing that all year. That's part of the chaos. We adapt, and it's nice that people pitch in and help.”

Doug Gulasy is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at or via Twitter @dgulasy_Trib.

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