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"B" Squad . . .
Firsi row: Sm' D. wnfry.
Second row: Drwil 51 ml, Roy lar'-ian. George Bauqh. Sonny Lesley Freddy Newnmn. CMM. Graham, Fred Grvoow.
Third row: Rol.mn'1 Rawg Man Powe'-s, James Graham, Doug Bmllon. Bill Loder, Slanle-y Snri'ly Donald Hnfrvll. .
No? shown: l"ir'lf7r' C,5i,f-whkwvrrw, Doug Whcelinrx, Robfff Dunnigan, Dean Tr-slfrr
Track lhe slale even? and perhaps sel a new slale
We are looking lorwarcl +0 a more success-
ful and beller-organized lrack Jream This year.
We have one le-Herman back, AI I-larnillon, who
only began lraclc compelilion las? year. l-le nol
only won 'rhe Dislricl 6 high jump, buf wenl on
lo win lhe slale championship high jump in
Charlollesville. We hope lhal he will again win
record for The high iump.
TRACK SCHEDULE '48
Disfricf Meef af V.P.l.
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As The baskeTball season rolled around, The
school was looking Torward To a beTTer-Than-
average season on The hardwood. Four leTTer-
men were back including CapTain Jimmy Low-
man, Mark Ferguson, Doug Williams, and Buddy
RaTcliTTe. Also up Trom The Junior VarsiTy were
Vernon Boadwine, T. J. Duncan, Buddy WirT,
Doug BraTTon. Dean TesTer, and Raymond Swain.
ParTicularly promising were Doug Divers, who
Transferred Trom a prep school, and Buddy BaT-
cliTTe, whose ball-handling proved To be a valu-
able asseT To The '47 Team. From This galaxy
OT TalenT, Coach J. Ward Long was expecTed To
have Trouble in picking The besT sTarTing Tive.
The opening game was wiTh The high school
TaculTy, and The Orioles sTarTed The season wiTh
a bang as They swished The neTs Tor 37 poinTs
while limiTing Their opponenTs To a close 35.
Holding The lead The enTire game, The
Orioles Took a non-disTricT game Trom Draper
30-I6. Ferguson, Tlashy Oriole Torward, showed
up especially well by racking up l4 poinTs.
STill unable To cope wiTh Pulaski's TasT mov-
ing quinT, Draper High School wenT down again
4l-I6 in a reTurn maTch aT The Pulaski gym be-
hind The marksmanship oT Buddy WirT's high
scoring leTT hand ThaT Tlipped in ll poinTs.
ln Their TirsT disTricT game, The Orioles were
compleTely ouT-classed by The William Fleming
Colonels oT Roanoke, 55-29.
Bounding back Trom Their TirsT deTeaT, The
orange-and-black Took a 42-37 game Trom Nar-
rows, sTaging a Thrilling comeback. ATTer a
slow sTarT, Bud RaTcliTTe, shiTTy Oriole guard,
sparked his Team To The win by dropping in I6
JWMAN Caplain FERGUSON BOADWINE
The Orioles suTTered Their second seTback
oT The season aT The hands oT The ChrisTiansburg
Demons, 29-28 on The MonTgomery CounTy
CourT despiTe The vain eTTorTs oT Bud RaTcliTTe
and "PeanuT" Boadwine, who scored 9 and 7
The Tollowing Friday, The Orioles losT a
Thriller To a TasT Alumni Team, compo-.ed oT pasT
high school sTudenTs. The score read 36-3l.
The Pulaski guinT Took an easy 49-22 vicTory
Trom The Fries l-ligh School Tive, wiTh a newcomer,
Doug Divers, sTripping The neT Tor six Tield goals
To Take The scoring laurels Tor The nighT,
A lasT minuTe score by Mark Ferguson gave
The Orioles a 27-26 edge over The Blacksburg
Indians wiTh Divers again leading The scoring,
geTTing I3 poinTs.
WiTh Three games on Tap in one week, The
loirdmen Took an easy 69-39 win Trom WyTheville
wiTh CapTain Jimmy Lowman and Forward Mark
Ferguson each garnering I3 poinTs.
RadTord Took a 34-32 hearTbreaker Trom
Pulaski in The Oriole gym behind The sharp-
shooTing OT Sherman Davis, RadTord Torward.
WiTh The score Tied 30-30 in The lasT Three
minuTes, The Orioles were making a brillianT
comeback. All hope was seemingly gone when
Davis Tlipped in Two sTraighT baskeTs, puTTing
RadTord ouT TronT 34-30. Then Jimmy Lowman,
in a vain aTTempT To save The game, dropped
in one oT his Tamous hook shoTs, BuT, Time
ran ouT, and The ValianT Orioles conTinued under
The RadTord iinx. Buddy RaTcliTTe Turned in
his usual good game being high scorer wiTh I4
The Tollowing week againsT Pearisburg, The
score was The same as wiTh RadTord, buT Pulaski
DUNCAN RATCLIFFE DIVERS
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