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Page 49 text:
THE WINTER MONTHS BROUGHT BASKETBALL C OAOH John Coiner issued a call for varsity basketball candidates soon after football was over, for which the response was prompt, with around twenty small but enthusiastic and game youngsters turning out for the initial practice. The boys realized that they were on the short end of tremendous odds, w ith only one of their number, center Clyde Shinault, a new- comer, hitting the six-foot mark; but they dug in determinedly and after some time developed a fast breaking and deceptive offensive threat, under the patient tutoring of Coach Coiner, which allowed the quint to give a good account of themselves. The squad was at length reduced to ten members, and the remainder of the youths or- ganized into Junior Varsity and Midget teams under the guidance of Coach John Davidson. Captain Louis Painter, “Popeye” Farmer, “Shinny” Shinault, Bill Bouldin, Bowser Haislip, Von Moody and Hez Malone all saw action in the first contest of the season played on the Christ iansburg hardwoods. The Ori- oles dropped the contest to the count of 23-1 7, but they weren’t discouraged by the setback and continued to work all the harder in pre- paration for William Fleming’s formidable aggregation. The Coiner-men, though again falling victims to another much superior oppo- nent, by their consistent play proved to them- selves, as well as to their followers, that they had what it takes to develop into a winning five. CHEERLEADERS— LETTY WAUGH, SONNY EGGERT, ANNE ANDRING, LOIS KEGLEY, (Reading left to right were our Cheer- leaders as shown in this picture. Missing are: Billie Harris and Puddy Steger.
Page 48 text:
THE JUNIOR VARSITY COMES THROUGH After the Varsity’s football season was well under way, line coach John Davidson issued a call for candidates for the Junior Varsity, which was introduced in the school last year. A huge turnout, even greater than was anticipated, was thinned out and soon con- densed into a hardworking unit that began to show promise with the added attention. The J. V. ’splayed only one game during the season, that being with Christiansburg’s varsity, but they furnished plenty of opposition in scrim- mages with the big “Oriole” team. The purpose of the small eleven was not to play many actual outside or regularly scheduled games, but to teach the younger boys the fundamentals of the grid sport and to see what material could be developed for future varsity squads. The boys tried hard under the capable tutoring of Coach Davidson, and you can count on seeing many of them really carrying the colors for P. H. S. next fall! First Row— GUY QUESF.N BERRY, BOBBY STEVENS, GEORGE CARRAS, Manager; CHARLES KEGLEY, HERMAN HALL. Second Row— BILLY CARPER, R. K. BAUMGARDNER, BILLY OWENS, DOW OWENS, JACK CALDWELL, BENNY WEBB. Third Row— Coach JOHN DAVIDSON, REX ANDREW, X SAUNDERS, BILL ALLEY, GRAY FARMER. HEZ MALONE, KING HARRISON, CHARLES PAULEY, JACK SCOTT.
Page 50 text:
BASKETBALL CAPTAINS AND COACHES Back Row -MISSES JEAN BUNDY and BETTY HARDY, girls’ coaches; JOHN DAVIDSON and JOHN COINER, boys’ coaches. Front Row — LOLTIS PAINTER, captain of the boys’ varsity team; DOTTIE LEACHE, girls’ varsity captain; and BUDDY KEGLEY, captain of the junior varsity five. W ith Coach Coiner shifting the lineup considerably, the Orioles were “ready” for their arch rivals from across the river, the Radford Bobcats! The Orioles came through in splendid style, “Popeye” Farmer leading his team mates by scoring 13 points as they went on to register the first win of the season. When the final whistle sounded the score stood 23 to 9. The next game was a heart-breaker, Narrows eking out a 21 to 18 victory over our boys in a thrill-a-minute game. The two teams were evenly matched, the score being- close all the wav. Pulaski pulled up to with- in 3 points of Narrows’ lead, only to be halted abruptly by the referee’s whistle ending the game and their growing threat. The following week found the Orioles playing host to the Marion squad. After gaining a 5-point lead in the first quarter, the Maroons were never overcome, and came through to win, 21 to 15. Sweet revenge was gained later on in the season, however, when the Orange and Black team trounced the Marion quint 40 to 24. With Farmer, Shinault, Moody and Malone all sinking shots, the Orioles were never threatened, and their lead so decisive that Mr. Coiner had a chance to use some of his subs. Journeying across the mountain for the next game the Pulaski boys tasted defeat again at the hands of the strong Draper Blue Devils. Farmer and Captain Painter tried to keep their team in the running, but they came out on the short end of a 28 to 23 score. Henry Duncan’s long shots in the latter stage of the game were the deciding factor of the contest. Christiansburg again outscored our boys in their next game, winning 30 to 22. The little orange-clad team, nevertheless came back in full force to trounce a thoroughly outplayed team from Jackson Memorial to a tune of 29 to 7. Captain Painter and “Popeye” Farmer, both forwards, again led the scoring, garnering 8 points apiece.
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