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Page 62 text:
Row One, L. to R.-B. Johnson, N. Uhrig, Mr. Hurd, coach, N. Edgington, R.
Row Two-T. Depugh, B. Burns, D. Robinson, E. Taylor, L. Uhrig, M. Davidson.
No team probably ever played as many close games in one season
and lost, as Huntington did this year. This was to be expected in view of
the fact that seven county clubs were studded with seniors of two or three
years experience. Huntington had only two regulars from the previous
season, McCarty and Robinson. Underclassmen were selected mainly who
offered to have possibilities of bringing outstanding basketball to Hunt-
ington by another season, if not right now.
Lacking height for backboard control, the boys had to be developed
in man-for-man defense and press at half court to steal the ball rather
than wait and get it off the board. Hours of practice were spent mainly
developing defensive technique to tie into a fast break. Though the record
doesn't show it, every game played this season was a thriller except the
first game with Centralia and the first half with Clarksburg.
Who can forget the night we scored 14 points the first half against
Clarksburg and 56 the second half? Someone, shall we say, "Teed Off?"
At any rate, the man-for-man and fast break boosted our average points
per game to 58. This is really nice going. Mainly contributing to this
offensive record was Neil Uhrig, who was, believe it or not, high point
man in the county with 230 points. Congratulations Neil for that and also
for making the first all county team selections. May your next two years,
as well as other sophomore and junior regulars, be even better.
Seniors Robinson and McCarty will definitely be missed. These boys
were hard workers, good sports, and played for the love of the game. Bob
McCarty was honored for his sportsmanship, when he received the award
for Huntington at the tournament. Burns also opened the stops on the floor.
Thanks, fellows, for some real thrilling basketball at Huntington
this year. C. O. Hurd, Coach
Page 61 text:
M SOFTBALL TEAM
Row One, L. to R.-B. Cooper, T. Leedom, N. Edgington, E. Dumm, L. Uhrig, M
Mendenhall, D. Robinson, W. Shull.
Row Two-C. Alexander, K. Ralston, T. Depugh, B. Johnson, B. McCarty, N. Uhrig
R. Kellough, J. Darst, Mr. Hurd, coach.
When the call for softball was given in the fall, forty-two boys turned
out. The squad was divided and Mr. Orr assisted Mr. Hurd by taking the
underclassmen in a separate group.
The infield developed rapidly, and with an experienced outfield and
excellent pitching, the flow of operation became very simple. Our task
was to develop a defensive ball club and work every spare moment on
developing the batting eyes once the defense was set.
As a tribute to the efforts of the group, in four consecutive league
games, only seven runs were scored against us, the highlight being a
shutout of Buckskin.
Neil Uhrig, sophomore, did a beautiful pitching job every game. He
had three two-hitters and one one-hit game. Johnson caught well his first
year and Captain Ernie Dumm was a tower of strength at shortstop and
at the plate. Ernie's position will be hard to fill, as will be the positions
vacated by seniors McCarty in center and Kellough in left. Burns, Robin-
son, and Ralston also will be missed.
During the season we had six double plays, a fine defensive display.
Southeastern, with a three year veteran team, beat us in the finals by
close scores. We took second place and won a swell trophy. The names
are engraved on it in the trophy case.
Having filled most key positions with underclassmen, Huntington
should win FIRST place in 1954.
Huntington Unioto 4
Huntington Twin 1 fleaguel
Huntington Buckskin 0 fleaguej
Huntington Bainbridge 2 fleaguel
Huntington Southeastern 4 fchampj
Huntington Southeastern 7 fchampj
Page 63 text:
Row One L. to R.-J. Moore, J. Salley, R. Grubb, D Harrington H Salley
Row Two-D. Cline, L. Chaney, G. Salyers, F. Haines J Reed M Coppock
Row Three-E. Daniels, T. Leedom, M. Mendenhall, Mr Orr coach
BASKETBALL SCHEDULE 1953 54
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