Maize honors women's basketball trailblazer

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The Maize community honored a special guest Friday night. Before the Maize girls game, Ruth Ott was recognized for her contributions to Maize athletics. 

She was a member of the inaugural girls basketball team at Maize High School. She's the oldest living Maize graduate at 99 years of age and the only surviving member of the first Lady Eagles squad.

She spoke to us about being honored tonight at the high school that gave her a chance to play the game she loves. 

"Makes you feel old, very old", Ott said with a laugh.