A tradition that started with Louie Krogman at White River is still going strong today.
"He (Louie) was a major cog in getting us out and starting a program," White River Head Coach Eldon Marshall said. "The kids see the success and want to be apart of that, and meet those expectations."
The Tigers have reached the Class B State Title Game for the past six seasons, including victories in the last two.
"Our community has a ton of kids that love to play. Parents get them involved," Marshall mentioned. "Get them started when they are young."
This year's team at White River is no different. The Tigers are off to another start with double-digit wins at the season's midpoint.
"I want it very bad, prove that we can do it," Senior Tre Iyotte said. "Last year we had a solid team, but we want to make a name for ourselves."
But, this Tigers team already has an idea of what they need to do to make a name for themselves
"Play Championship defense and make our free throws," said Iyotte. "Gotta make our free throws."
While this team is one the right track, Coach Marshall says they have a long way to go if they want to reach another title game.
"We need to continue to get better on the defensive end, talking, sprinting the floor, playing our game, establish our identity," Marshall said. "We are improving though every time we step out on the court."
With the Tigers improving each and every game, you have to believe White River will be taking the courts again come the middle of March.