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Basket Ball Like every other sport, to have a good team means regular practice and hard work. Basket hall is no exception. With several registers from last year’s squad to build his ’41 team around, Coach Denton started his regular drills in November. The Salem five began their season with a 32 to 23 victory over Rocky Mount. This game was a little ragged but the boys had made a good start and were soon to play some fine ball. One of the most exciting games of the season was played against the strong Hampton team. With the score tied in the last seconds of play, Harold Shelor made a final shot to give us a 28 to 27 victory. For the first time in several years, Salem gained a victory over Lynchburg. It was in this game that Bob Jett, tall Salem center, played a bang-up game and had a total of nine points to his credit. Howard Barnett, who was absent when the team was pictured. Showing a strong offense, the Salem boys beat Lexington by a score of 48 to 35. Harold Shelor and D. J. Showalter played outstanding ball and each bagged 17 points. The Salem team won ten games and lost eight. Although they could have had a better season, they considered it a successful one. Coach Denton is looking forward to his next year’s team. Many of this year’s players will be back and they should have an above average season. Among the outstanding players was Harold Shelor, honorary captain, who had a total of 197 points for the season. This is the biggest number of points made by one individual in the history of this school. Upper —Scenes from the Vinton, Rocky Mount and Danville games. Lower —The Danville game. C4 5 I
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HaAeball Harold Shelor. Catcher John Gleason. Pitcher Howard Wimmer. First Base Mike Sherrard. Second Base Whitty Guthrie. Short Stop Harold Garrett. Third Base Buck Johnson. Left Field “Reverend” Journell. Center Field Harold Shelor, Captain HOWARD BARNETT. Right Field Substitutes: E. McCallum and E. Roop, pitchers; A. Shumate, W. Corbin, catchers; H. Bar¬ nett, second base; C. Zion, short stop; D. Byrd, third base; L. Pendleton, left field; H. Tayloe, center field; M. Hall, J. Gilmore, right field; B. Slusser, J. Dobbyns, managers. Coach Denton’s Baseball Team is making a reputation for itself. To date it has won six games and lost one. Salem Opponent Hargrave. . 15 4 Rocky Mount. O Clifton Forge. . 19 14 Danville. . 4 3 Jefferson. . 4 2 Bedford. 6 With one of the best hurlers in the state, John Gleason, and Captain Harold Shelor catching, and an experienced infield and outfield, the Salem nine is hard to beat. Upper: i. Shelor catching the ball. 2. Wimmer on first. Lower: i. THE TEAM, First Row: Billy Slusher, Marvin Hall, Ed McCallum, H. Wimmer, H. Garrett, R. Journell, C. Johnston, J. Gleason, H. Shelor, C. Denton. Second Row: Louis Pendleton, Guy Spruhan, O. Shumate, W. Corbin, H. Barnett, J. Sherrard, E. Roop, J. Gilmore, Charles Zion, David Byrd, Pete Dobbins. 2. Johnston at the bat. 56
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