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Supporters push for upgrade to Esko basketball courts

Dreams of new outdoor basketball courts in Esko could soon become a reality.

According to Matt Berger, a former basketball coach, player and trainer, the outdoor courts in Esko have been well-loved by the community over the years. But now, summer basketball players find themselves wrapping a lot of skinned knees due to the uneven and cracked nature of the old courts. Berger told the Thomson Township board of supervisors at its meeting Thursday, June 16, about the crooked posts and worn-out hoops there.

During the summer of 2021, Berger and some other community members, with the help of Esko Co...