A work in progress, dedicated to the history and alumni of the oldest high school in Wisconsin's capital city
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.
Complete set (1924-1969) online at Dane County Historical Society
Accessing The Madison Mirror online at the DCHS
Before you click on over to the DCHS site to view the online versions of The Madison Mirror, a few words of advice/wisdom/caution:
(1) The link in the middle of the "I Remember Madison Central High" page for title "Read The Madison Mirror" doesn't work; use the one in the sidebar ("View The Madison Mirror") instead.
(2) When you click on the "View The Madison Mirror" link, you'll reach a 32-page PDF document with a list of links to the issues of The Madison Mirror in chronological order. This means you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. Most people do, but if you don't have it, you'll have to install it. Use this link to Adobe for a free download (and uncheck the box for the free eBay Desktop before you start to save space on your hard drive).
(3) BE VERY CAREFUL: Many of the PDF files for individual issues of The Madison Mirror are HUGE. I've found some that are 12 MG. If you're still using a dial-up connect, you probably don't want to try to access any of these PDFs because it will take too long to open them. Even if you have a high-speed connection, you may find that you're unable to open some issues because of the size. Trying to do so may tie up your browser. Note: It's not just me (and I have DSL). Some other alumni have also been trying to open issues of particular interest to them and reported to me that they couldn't.
Class of 1947 Senior Photos
Click on image to access Flickr set
Teacher and Principal Obituaries - A Work in Progress