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Independence Mustangs Boys Basketball has qualified for the state tournament five times in school history.

1935, 1954, 1980, 1989 and 1990

Coaches:

· Mike Farroh – Independence 1935

· Fred Deines – Stratford 1938, Independence 1954

· Tim Maaske – Independence 1980, Estherville 1986, 1987, 1991

· Paul Brown – Independence 1989, 1990

Independence Record in state tournament games:

1-6 (won first round in 1980)

1980 – Finished 4th

· Matt Haven – All-Tournament Team

· Andy Myers – Lead 2A in rebounding – 31

Independence has been in two over-time games in state tournament history:

· 1954: Paulina 62, Independence 56 1st rd

· 1980: St. Edmonds, Fort Dodge 65, Independence 61 consolation (you can watch this game on WATCH IHSSN APP)

Notes:

Tim Maaske left Independence after the 1982/1983 season and went to Estherville, IA where he won a State Championship in 1987

Paul Brown coached Independence from 1988 to 2001 and is the all-time winningest coach in Independence history with 141 wins and longest tenured coach with 12 years.

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