By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor
CANNELTON – Joe Hafele, the only person to win basketball sectionals for Cannelton as a player and coach, died Monday at age 83.
A 1946 Cannelton graduate, Hafele led the Bulldogs to a basketball sectional title his senior year.
He scored a team-high 13 points as the Bulldogs lost to Evansville Central 36-32 in the Evansville regional that year. Central won on two controversial baskets late, one after the ball hit a ceiling support and one after a horn sounded at the scorer’s bench.