Thursday, September 28, 2006

1962-1963 Central Junior High School basketball team wins first championship since 1947


Pictured above are members of the 1962-1963 Central Junior High School basketball team, the first team since 1947 (the year before most of these guys were born) to win the city championship (with a10-0 record).

The photo appears on page 127 of the 1963 Tychoberahn. The original caption lists only first initial and last name, but I've added some of the first names. If you can help with the others, leave a comment or send me an email.

The photo shown above is the actual photo used in the yearbook (not a scan from the yearbook). I acquired it at one of Mr. Herreid's end of the year sales of photos used in the production of the Tychoberahn. The photo was cropped when it was used in the yearbook, so the man sitting in the bleachers on the right does not appear in the yearbook. I don't know who he is. Do you?

Here's the caption under the photo:

R. 1: David Williams, R. Epstein, G. Wiersma, B. Richter, John Allhiser, Bruce Victor, B. Cerniglia, G. Henderson. R. 2: John Olson (coach), Bill Bissett, R. Stuessey, Bill Withers, Dave Melum, Dave Orvold, Pat Corcoran, J. Goldsby. R. 3: Dan Gronli, John Anderson, Thomas Greene, Doug Rahn. R. 4: Moe Wee, Bill Blandino, Al Verdin, M. Hensen.

Note: For more information about Bill Withers, who died earlier this year, click HERE and HERE.

1 comment:

D Strand said...

I am sure about all of the first names except B. Richter which I am pretty sure is "Bob". They are: Rick Epstein, Glen Wiersma, Bob Richter, Bob Cerniglia, George Henderson, Rick Stuessey, Jim Goldsby (deceased around 1975), and Mike Hensen.
I believe the man in the back is Mr. Kenneth Schroeder, science teacher and I believe, assistant 9th grade basketball coach.