Lone Jack High School
| Quick Facts|
|Name: ||Lone Jack High School|
|Color1: ||Royal Blue|
|Color2: || White |
|School District: ||Bell County|
|Year Opened: ||1910|
|Year Closed: ||1984|
Lone Jack High School
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Lone Jack High School was located in Fourmile, KY, about a dozen miles from the KY/TN/VA border. The school opened in 1910, then operated continuously until merging with Bell County High School in 1984.
The original Lone Jack School was a graded school with two teachers. Around 1927, a $30,000 school bond was
used to begin work on a new school building. By this time, the school had grown so much it required six
teachers (four for graded classes, two for high school). In 1934, four rooms were added to the school, then a new
gym was added in 1937. Also in 1937, Upper Four Mile Independent Graded School was merged with the Lone Jack
Boy's and girl's varsity basketball were always a popular activity at the school and among the community. The Lone Jack boy's team was successful in many District Championships. They won Regional Championships in both 1961 and 1962, sending them to back-to-back Sweet Sixteens. The 1979 team fell one win short of the Sweet Sixteen, losing in the Regional Championship game. During one game in 1957 against Pineville, Mustang player Bob Slusher scored 83 points, the 6th highest total in Kentucky high school basketball history.
The Lone Jack basketball program helped place two people into the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame.
Willie Henderickson coached at Lone Jack before continuing his successful career at Bell County.
Rodney Woods received nominations for All-State honors his last two years at Lone Jack and is still in the KHSAA record books. His single-season high of 1,001 points is the 16th highest total ever achieved in Kentucky high school basketball while his 418 field goals that year is the 3rd most ever scored. He went on to a very successful career at the University of Tennessee and has been the long-time baseball coach and Athletic Director in Wayne County, KY.
There's a very good LJHS Alumni Website
that helps organize reunion activities, offers yearbooks on CD and contains lots of photos, memories and message boards about Lone Jack High School.
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Lone Jack High School Mustangs apparel
History of Mustangs Basketball
LJHS Message Board
LJHS Facebookk group
13th Region basketball history
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