Andrew Lewis High School - Pioneer Yearbook (Salem, VA)

 - Class of 1940

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THEY SHOOT ' EM HIGH AND LOW BASKET BALL STAFF D. E. DENTON Varsity Coach J. E. PETERS Junior Varsity Coach FRANCIS WRIGHT Manager ■ W - f YA M 1 W A, , Basket Ball " Shots " Directly at left is the squad. From left to right are, first row: Harold Shelor, Bernard Graybill, Rufus Bowman, D. J. Showalter. Second row: Lawrence Reynolds, B. G. King, Bob Jett, Howard Wimmer. Third row: D. E. Denton, coach, Bobbie Peters, Howard Barnett, Richard Fisher, Francis Wright, manager. At lower left is an action shot taken in the game with Lexington, which we won, 28-27. R. Bowman and P. Reynolds led with 7 and 6 points, respectively. On the page at right, the top left photo shows the Junior Varsity squad. From left to right, front row: J. Sherrard, A. Ruth, N. Thompson, W. Guthrie, D. Williams, D. Rusher, R. Journell, B. Powers. Second row: B. Slusser, P. Smith, M. Tingle, T. Keys, C. Henderlite, T. Collins, B. Gar¬ rett, F. Stevens, Mr. J. E. Peters, coach. Third row: R. Hinchie, G., Cornett, W. Bradford, E. Baker, B. Williams, P. Hudgins. The top right snapshot shows a portion of that memorable contest in which we took the meas¬ ure of Jefferson, 21-17. Bowman and Showalter led the attack with eight points each. Jett played a good defensive game, holding the Jefferson center scoreless. In the middle left snap there ' s a mad scramble for the ball in the Rocky Mount game. Shelor led the way with 14 points. We had to use white jerseys because our blue jerseys conflicted with theirs. The photo at middle right shows a part of the Danville encounter, which, besides the Jefferson game, of course, was probably the most thrilling one played here last year. In the last few minutes of play, the lead changed hands about four or five times. They were leading 30-29 with about 30 seconds to play. The ball was in our possession; Jett was standing under the basket; he nonchalantly pivoted and flipped the ball in the hoop for the two points that won the ball game. Yes—we won, 31-30! The bottom photograph on the right-hand page is one taken in the early part of November. These boys profited greatly by practicing dur¬ ing the football season. The basket ball season was more successful this year than it has been in a long period of time. We won eleven games and lost nine. Although this is nothing to brag about, it ' s good to note that most of our losses were by small margins. If nothing else, the crushing defeat of Jefferson —the first time in the history of Andrew Lewis High School—made ours a very successful season!



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Turning a new page of baseball history at Andrew Lewis High School, Coach Jim Peters and his Wolverines, after winning all but one game last year, are training hard in hopes of putting an even better team in the field this season. To date we ' ve played two games and swept them both. With the fine hurling of Carl Mowles and the hitting ability of Captain Pete Holdren, the Wolverines walloped Rocky Mount, 6 to 1. Mowles allowed but five hits and struck out three men; Holdren got two good hits, a single and a double. In the second game we took Martinsville in stride, 6 to 3. With the able pitching of Captain John Gleason and the fine hitting of our main¬ stay, Preston Reynolds, we completely out¬ played the lads from Martinsville. Although he allowed nine hits, Gleason pitched carefully and struck out thirteen men; Reynolds got two beautiful doubles. Pete Holdren, who was elected captain at the first of the season, accepted a position with a Pulaski printing company. We all wish Pete much success in later life! At a recent election, John Gleason was chosen to be the new captain.

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