Pulaski High School - Oriole Yearbook (Pulaski, VA)

 - Class of 1942

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LET’S GO, TEAM CHEERLEADERS Catherine Hinton, Dewitt Creger, " Rutty " Ryan, " Tiny " Edwards, Frank Akers and competitive football in their hearts and minus the injured Guy Whitaker, the Orioles defeated the Narrow ' s Green Wave to the tune of 6-0 in a moment when even water boy Alfalfa " hoarsed " his lungs as he watched quarterback Buddy Kegley intercept a Narrows’ pass which began the Pulaski drive to victory. The William Fleming Game retains a place in the mind of every Pulaski fan as the tops in Oriole sportsmanship. It was also the occasion when fiery Jack Caldwell and active end Douglas Alley broke into the Pulaski line-up to help keep a weighty team on its home ground to the score of 7-0. The " Orange and Black " clearly displayed their fight and caused the Roanoke team to quake and requake by the brilliant plays and fine teamwork of the Oriole backfield and line. By October twenty-six with a record of two wins and two losses the Orioles attacked William Byrd on the Calfee turf and went down to the disheartening score of 27-0. Marion, the team with the band, " entered into contest " with Coach Long ' s team and despite a series of completed passes on the part of the Orioles they squeezed through with the large end of the horn on a score of 7-6. That bitter day of November seventh is the memorable date Pearisburg failed to use their Red Devils forcefully enough to thaw themselves out and keep the Orioles, reinforced by the " debut " of heavy-set Pulaski tackier Crowell, from a victory of 6-0. The Maroon Wytheville team at their own field on November fourteenth returned to their dressing room at the half trailing 7-6; they came out, and returned at the end of their season with a triumph of 12-7, with a trophy, and with the knowledge that however they might have outscored the arrogant and courageous Orioles they could PAGE FIFTY-ONE

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SPORTS • • • ATHLETES OF P. H. S. year ' s sports displayed the true spirit of keen and eager competition backed by clean sportsmanship, determination, and the will to win or to go down fighting. The crowds that thronged to Calfee Park witnessed exhibitions of enthusiasm and vitality that roused their admiration and respect many times throughout the ac- tion-packed schedule of high-spirited Orioles. The phony idea that 1941 football at Pulaski High was to be without the usual stamina and forceful playing that this year ' s two lettermen team heaped upon its opponents by Blitzkrieg ' teamwork was soon proved wrong. They were led by Captain Guy Whitaker at guard and fellow wearer of the Pulaski " P, " " Bow’ Haislip, at end. Under the direction of newly arrived Coach J. Ward Long, the small, inexperienced, but agile team journeyed to its first clash of the the season on September twenty-six against the Martinsville Bulldogs. The starting line-up included: Bill Miller, left end: N. D. Artrip, left tackle: Fred Alley, left guard; George Gerberich, center; Guy Whitaker, right guard; Ralph Gemmell, right tackle; Bow Haislip, right end; Hencil Hawkins, quarterback; " Slick 1 Tench, left halfback; Popeye Farmer, right halfback; and Von Moody at the fullback position. At the end of the game even though the Orioles tried to bring their last minute drive to the pay dirt, the scoreboard registered 7-0 in favor of Martinsville. The following week at home, the Pulaski team took no chance of being " stymied " by the element of time. Early in the game with the Radford Bobcats they started to chalk up the final score of 20-0. On October eleventh, with the spirit of rivalry PAGE FIFTY •

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BOYS ' VARSITY FOOTBALL First Row: Von Moody, Kenneth Farmer, Douglas Alley, George Gerberich, Guy Whitaker, captain; N. D. Artrip, Ralph Gemmell, Fred Alley, Bill Miller. Second Row: Hencil Hawkins, Barton Case, Gray Farmer, Ohmer Crowell, R. K. Bumgardner, Bates Pauley, Carl Smith, Jack Caldwell. Third Row: Potts Kegley, Frank Moore, Buddy Kegley, Mr. Long, Coach; Slick Tench, Raymond Moore, Dow Ownes, Randolph Crockett. never outshow them in the spirit of sportsmanship nor in the enthusiasm of football at its best. The football letters were presented at a banquet given for Bill Dudley by the University Alumni Association on February fourteenth at the Maple Shade Inn. The regular starting line-up which began the Martinsville game received letters in addition to Buddy Kegley, Ohmer Crowell and Manager Frank Moore. Soon after the football season ' s close, basketball swung into the spot and carried the added event of the fairer sex ' s entrance onto the floor of athletic contests. Headed by Captain " Popeye " Farmer and B uddy Kegley, forwards; Groseclose, center; and a Miller-Haislip combination as guards, the Pulaski Varsity climbed the class B " conference ladder with ten wins and four losses. The reliable and alert second team presented: Franklin Newsom, Jack Caldwell and Douglas Aust, forwards; Von Moody, George Gerberich and Hencil Hawkins, as guards. The season ' s games were composed of seventeen games, fourteen of which were conference games with the best school teams in this area including William Fleming, William Byrd, Christiansburg and Blacksburg. The quick-passing Orioles were defeated only by Fleming and Christiansburg. The former was the winner of the class " B " tournament. The schedule of the Orioles was climaxed by their entrance in the Southwest Basketball Conference held at Roanoke over the week-end of March seventh and eighth as well as by the Faculty Game in which " Potts " Kegley made six points for the overawed and needy faculty. PAGE FIFTY-TWO

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