Every dad tries to cheer as loudly as he can for his son, like Joe Rihn, who's son, Clint, is a starting guard for the Hilltoppers.
"It's been this way since he was a little kid," Rihn said. "We've played football, basketball, baseball, everything together. It's been a blast."
Rihn may have one son on the court. But he feels like a father to seven of the players.
"I coached these guys since the third grade, and it's such a privilege to be here to see these guys on the floor," Rihn said.
Rihn created and coached a basketball team that later became an official part of the Onalaska Royals Program.
Seven of his players played for the Hilltoppers Friday. And in Rihn's eyes, that's a slam dunk.
"It means the world. I mean I followed them all through their lives. They're like my kids. It means a lot, I'm very proud," he said.
Rihn's son is now a senior on the Hilltoppers, being recruited in La Crosse. Rihn's hoping he continues to play.
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