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Nemeth, Mary A. "Patch of Hoops Heaven: in Tiny Raymond, Tradition and Religion have made Basketball King." Maclean’s. Vol 108, No.12. (March 20, 1995) 48-49.

AB: In the small town of Raymond, Alberta, high school basketball has been a focus of sport excellence for decades. In this largely Mormon town of 3300 people the Raymond High School basketball and sport program has emphasized healthy living. The Raymond High School senior boys' team, the Comets, has won the provincial title seven times since 1960, more than any other team. The team plays in Alberta's 4A division, against the province's largest schools, even though the school has only 270 to 300 students each year. The Comets are now ranked No. 1 in the province. The high-school girls team is also formidable. In the 1980s, the girls team captured two provincial championships in the 2A division.

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