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Back Row: Coach Bud Page, Cox, Ackeret, Hamilton, Abbott, Baldwin
Front Row: Hewet. Fields Haughton Toole Alley
Lebanon High School turned out one of the best basketball teams during the l945-
'46 season that the school has ever seen. For the second consecutive year the crimson
and blue won the District 7 championship and then went on to place 4th in the state
tournament held in Salem. For this achievement, the high school has another trophy
to add to the trophy case and it is one the school is iustly proud to claim. Many coaches
and critics claimed the Warriors to be the best basketball team in the state playoffs,
and a few breaks the right way would undoubtedly have seen Lebanon in the champion-
To start the season Coach Bud Page had five lettermen on hand including Lynn
Hamilton, Ron Cox, Gay Baldwin, Kenny Haughton and Dick Hewett, plus letterman
transfer Orbra Abbott from Sweet Home. Brought up from last year's "B" squad were
Paul Alley, Elmer Fields and Bob Ackeret, all promising hoopsters. Jerry Toole, a
transfer from Eugene, joined the squad at mid-season and completed the champion
ship IO-man squad.
In pre-season play the Warriors seemed off stride and won only three out of eight
games played. However, as soon as league play started after the first of the year,
the boys began their winning ways and proved beyond a doubt that they were going
to be heard from before the season ended. On the night of March l the Warriors
downed the Sweet Home Huskies 37 to 25 and won the right to represent District 7 in
the state tournament. lt was a goal the hard working squad had set their eyes on
early in the year, and when the honor was achieved there were many happy and ioyful
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stant Threat when in the line-up. Willis Moody, The speedboy on the squad, played
either haltback or tullback and was a valuable man on the team, In the line, guards
Hugh Logan and Bob Henkle, both newcomers in football, played in practically every
game and as replacement tor The regulars They proved They knew what they were doing
on The gridiron. Two capable tackle reserves were Bob Ackeret and Bud Barr. Orbra
Abbott, transfer letterman trom Sweet Home, came in for considerable action at either
Highlights ot the season included The season's opening victory over the highly
favored Salem Vikings by a score ot 6 to 0 . . . successive wins over Redmond, Sweet
Home, Toledo, and Junction City , . . tho fog blanket that rolled in during the Toleclo
ame makirg tlxe p'ay almost invislbie . . . Captain Ingram's long Qi-yard run tor the
irst touchclcwn against Junction City . . . Tho crowd of 2000 people for the Albany
game . . . the University High game played in a sea ot mud and the happy Seniors
vfnding up their high school football career with a lil to 0 win over the campus team
. . Jess Ingram and Lynn Hamilton being picked on the Tri-County League all-star
T am . . . Gay Baldwin and George Fowler on the second team.
Lettermen tor the T945 season were: Jess Ingram, Lynn Hamilton, Ron Cox, Kenny
l aughton, Gay Baldwin, Lonnie Davis, Denny Marvin, George Fowler, Orbra Abbott,
Willis Moody, and Bill Conner, Seniors. Bud Goold, Dick Hobbs, Paul Alley, Bob
Downing, Hug Logan, Bob Ackeret, Elmer Fields, Joe Baca, Juniors. Bob Henkle, Bud
Earr, J. T. Hamilton, Sophomores. Jim Fryrear, Freshman. Bill Salvage, Dean Johnson,
and Remmal Nivens, managers.
Scores of games were as tollows:
Lebanon 6 - Salem 0 Lebanon 53 - Toledo T3
Lebanon 0 - Roseburg i2 Lebanon 33 - Junction City 0
Lebanon 20 - Redmond 0 Lebanon 7 - Albany i9
Lebanon 26 - Sweet Home 0 Lebanon T4 - University 0
Back Row: Baca, Moody, Abbott, Henkle, Logan, Fields, Conner
Second Row: Coach Bud Page, Goold, Alley, Cox, Fryrear, Barr, J. T. Hamilton, Downing, Hobbs, Asst.
Front Row: Haughton, Davis, lnqrarn, Fowler, Marvin, Baldwin, L. Hamilton
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students in good old L. H. S. The many town fans who had so devotedly followed the
squad all season and who had helped to fill the Lebanon gym to overflowing at each
home game were both pleased and proud to follow the Warriors to the Salem playoffs.
The Warriors were led this year by big, good natured Lynn Hamilton, captain and
high scorer on the team. Lynn scored the staggering total of 460 points in 30 games
for better than o I5 point per game average, and brought further honor to Lebanon
by being selected unanimously on the all-state team at Salem besides scoring 64 points
in the tourney to lead the field in this department. Lynn is one of the best hoop artists
ever to graduate from Lebanon High and this 4-year Ietterman will be sorely missed
next year but we are all hoping to hear more from him in college basketball circles.
Another boy who turned in a remarkable bit of basketball this year was Ron Cox,
center and second high scorer on the team with 338 points. This southpaw artist was
unanimously selected on the District 7 all-star team as was Hamilton, and Ron iust
missed placing an the all-state squad by a few votes. Besides being a high point
getter, Ron was one of the best backboard men on the squad and his defensive play
was always tops. Standing only 5' ll", Ron often had to play against opponents
towering inches above him, but he very capably showed them that he could handle
even the tallest of them.
Orbra Abbott, letterman transfer from Sweet Home, turned out to be one of the
smoothest ball handlers and passers seen on this floor in a long time. "Mole" always
came through with his share of points but his deceptive passing and setting up of bas-
kets for others led the way to many Warrior victories. He fitted into the Lebanon team
like he had been playing here for years and this likable athlete certainly proved a gain
to Lebanon and a loss to the Huskies when he showed up in the halls of Lebanon High.
Gay Baldwin started out slowly at the beginning of the season, but at mid-season
he broke into the starting lineup and this hard driving backboard man proved
beyond a doubt that he was of first string caliber. When it came to taking
rebounds off the backboard he was without an equal and on defense he covered his
man like a blanket. "Baldy" really came through with the goods this year and too
much credit cannot be given this husky Warrior guard. Paul Alley, the fifth member
of the starting lineup, was the only junior in this group but after a few early season
games, he began playing like a veteran and proved to be a valuable asset to the team.
Not a high scorer, Paul set up plays for the other boys as well as keeping opponents
from scoring on fast breaks. This dependable forward could always be counted on to
play his heart out in every game, and as captain-elect for next year we are expecting
great things from him.
The reserves, who deserve iust as much credit as the regulars, came in for their
their share of action and their ability to come through when needed, gave Lebanon
that extra strength so needed to .win some clase games. Kenny Houghton and Dick
Hewett, reserve forwards, performed in great style. Houghton alternated at forward
for Alley and during the early part of the season he played regular when Alley was on
the sick list. At center, Bob Ackeret was a very capable reserve because of his height
and aggressive backboard work. Bob could really make the baskets when having a
hot night and his presence in the lineup did not weaken the team strength at all. Elmer
Fields played as much as any reserve, and this small, but rubber-legged guard was in-
valuable to the team. He played regular as much as Baldwin and proved to be a
clutch player of some outstanding ability. Jerry Toole, who joined the squad late in
the season gave the group some much needed reserve strength and the small but ver-
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