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Row One J Turner, B. Jorgensen, B. Umphrey, E. Patterson, D. Dunbar, N. Robinson, T. Littke, Mr. Elsner.
Row Two B Gocdwin, R. Lange, B. Wighlmcn, T. Belski, J. Biggort, B. McClellan, J. Sheffield, K. Leonard.
J. V. BASKETBALL
Our junior varsity, under the tutelage of Mr. Elsner, established a 6-9 record despite
the season-long absence of three sophomores who earned berths on the varsity squad.
The javees uncovered several outstanding performers who appear capable of helping
future Benton Harbor teams in their bid for the coveted state basketball Championship.
Hailing from rural areas, the members of the freshman basketball team received their
first taste of high school basketball and managed to win only one game. However,
as they gain experience, these boys are certain to improve and will undoubtedly help
to carry on Benton Harbor's basketball tradition.
Row One J Bohn, T. Warren, J. Skelton, D. Slafton, M. Rohn, K. Schulz.
Row Two R Dryden, J. Rogers, R. Whitmyer, Mr. Learn, W. Babcock, J. Heclmfhorne, F. Peiruschlre.
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Kneeling: R. Cayo, L. Warnock.
Sfdnding: D. Mcrler, J. Barchetf, S. Watson, L. Goff, B. Marosites, Mr. Fornum, C. Wulker, J. Reynolds, J. Culverhouse, M. Hensley, G. Peapples
Coach Don Farnum's 1955-56 basketball team, paced by senior lettermen Jim
Reynolds, Leroy Goff, and Melrose Hensley, enjoyed another successful season and
finished with a 14-4 record.
The Tigers' big win was a 52-50 conquest of Muskegon Heights, which marked
the only time that the Heights met defeat during the year. The victory enabled
Benion Harbor to tie with Muskegon Heights for the Southwestern Conference
Our Tigers entered the Holland regional tournament as one of Michigan's top-
ranking cage powers. After swamping Grand Rapids South and edging Niles, the
Tigers were eliminated by Kalamazoo, 54-50, in the regional finals.
Individually, Reynolds was named to the all-state team and Goff was accorded
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Row One: C. Daniel, D. Holi, C. Furland, T. Garland, B. Conybeure, B. Chandler, J. Green.
Row Two: K. Littke lMgr.D, S. Watson, P. Schlender, J. luMunIio, Coach Johnson, D. Arend, H. Wheeler, C. Williams, O. Thomas,
J. Baushke KMgr.D.
Although getting off to a slow start, Mr. Johnson's 1955 baseball team put together
an eight game winning streak to finish the campaign with an impressive 12-5 record.
john LaMantia and Sam Watson headed a strong pitching staff, while Pete
Rhodes, Bruce Conybeare, Tom Garland, and Don Arend also were big guns in
the Benton Harbor attack.
Benton Harbor 1 1
H ,. 5
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St. joseph 5
New Troy 4
Michigan City 1
Muskegon Heights 10
Battle Creek 1
Battle Creek 3
Gary fInd.j Lew Wallace 1
Gary fInd.j Lew Wallace 3
Michigan City 1
St. joseph 2
South Bend Riley O
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