Gaston County, North Carolina Schools

Posted by DaveSanders | North Carolina | Posted on January 20th, 2010

Courthouse, Gaston County, NC
(http://www.gastontourism.com)

Gaston County Courthouse and Confederate Monument

Below are some of the closed high schools from Gaston County, North Carolina. Their histories are so intertwined, it seemed better to include them all in one page than to try to create separate pages for each. The dates were taken from old newspaper accounts, books and personal remembrances. If you find a wrong date or other inaccuracy, PLEASE, use the Comments area below to send us a correction.

We would also appreciate your stories, facts and memories of these schools or about growing up in Gaston County, NC.

Gaston Countians in the NCHSAA Hall of Fame
– Everette L. “Shu” Carlton – AD and football coach at Ashley and Ashbrook 1957-1972
– Chuck Clements – Gastonia High School football coach
– Clarence Moore – Highland High School football coach – won State Championships in three sports during his 40-year coaching career.

————- Links —————-

– Facebook page: Gaston County Tourism (Keep up to date with what’s going on in Gaston County)

– Facebook group: You Know You’re From North Carolina When…

– Facebook group: I Grew Up in Gastonia

City of Gastonia website

VintageGastonia.com (lots of old photos)

Gaston County Historic Preservation Commission

High school reunion announcements are frequently posted in the Gaston Gazette

There are many books about Gastonia, NC at Amazon.com

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Ashley High School, Gastonia, NC
(click for Google Street View)

Ashley High School building today

Frank L. Ashley High School
800 South York Street
Gastonia, NC

mascot: Green Wave
colors: Kelly Green & White

Ashley High School alumni apparel

Ashley High School alumni on Facebook.

There are over 1,400 Ashley High School alumni on Classmates.com.

Ashley High School Class of ’57 website.

Ashley High School Class of ’59 website.

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Gastonia High School, Gaston County, NC
(click for enlarged photo)

Aerial view of newly built Gastonia High School

Gastonia High School
800 South York Street
Gastonia, NC

mascot: Green Wave
colors: Kelly Green & White

Gastonia High School alumni apparel

There are over 600 Gastonia High School alumni on Classmates.com.

Gastonia High School photos at NCSU Digital Library.

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Central School, Gastonia, NC
(click for Google Street View)

Central School building today

Central School
119 E. 2nd St.
Gastonia, NC

Central School photos at NCSU Digital Library.

Photo of the original Central School (that burned in 1913) in the book, Gastonia and Gaston County, North Carolina.

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Holbrook High School, Lowell, NC
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Holbrook High School building today

Holbrook High School
418 South Church Street
Lowell, NC

mascot: Lions
colors: Red & White (?)

Holbrook High School alumni apparel

Holbrook High School alumni on Facebook.

There are over 300 Holbrook High School alumni on Classmates.com.

City of Lowell, NC website.

(Also see our other blog post about Holbrook High School.)

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Highland High School, Gastonia, NC
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Highland High School building today

Highland High School
1600 N Morris St
Gastonia, NC

mascot: Rams
colors: Royal & Gold (?)

The first PTA in Gaston County was formed at Highland High School.

Highland High School alumni apparel

Highland High School Alumni Assoc. on Facebook.

There are over 160 Highland High School alumni on Classmates.com.

Highland Junior High School alumni on Facebook.

Highland Tech home page.

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Gaston County Schools Timeline

1913 Central Graded School in Gastonia burned to the ground.
1915 The new Central School building was completed to replace the original one that burned. All twelve grades met in the same building.
1922 Construction began on Gastonia High School.
1924 Gastonia High School opened with an initial enrollment of 400 students.
1924 Central High School was closed and the students all transferred to the new Gastonia High School. Central became an elementary-only school.
1925 Gastonia High School defeated Sanford High School, 8-0, to win the North Carolina State Football Championship.
1926 Construction was completed on Gastonia High School. Designed by local architect Hugh White, Gastonia High School was built between 1922 & 1926 at a cost $500,000. It contained 29 classrooms, a swimming pool, pipe organ, 1600-seat auditorium, gymnasium and library and had a telephone in every classroom.
1929 Frank L. Ashley became principal of Gastonia High School.
1931 Highland High School lost to Raleigh Booker T. Washington High School, 6-0, in the State Football Championship game.
1934 Highland High School made it back to the State Football Championship game, this time losing to Henderson Institute, 32-13. Highland’s coach, Clarence Moore, is now in the NCHSAA Hall of Fame, having won State Championships in three sports during his 40-year coaching career.
1937 Lawrence “Crash” Davis led the 1937 Gastonia High School baseball team to the North Carolina State Championship. He went on to play in the majors for the Philadelphia Athletics, then finished his professional career in the minors. Among other teams, he played for the Durham Bulls and was the model for Kevin Costner’s role in the movie “Bull Durham”. Later, as Gastonia High School’s baseball coach, he led them to two more State Championships in 1953 & 1954. Read a tribute to his colorful life here: PhiladelphiaAthletics.org.
1942 Gastonia High School made it back to the State Football tournament, but lost, 12-6, to Greensboro High School in the Finals.
1945 Highland High School lost to Raleigh Booker T. Washington High School, 6-0, in the State Football Championship game.
1946 Gastonia High School won its second State Baseball Championship, defeating Wilmington High School, 3-1.
1946 Highland High School made it to the State Football Championship game in back-to-back years, this time emerging victorious over Raleigh Booker T. Washington High School, 7-6.
1947 Gastonia High School and Wilmington High School met again in the State Baseball Championship game. Gastonia won, 8-7.
1948 Gastonia High School won its fourth State Baseball Championship, demolishing Charles L. Coon High School, 18-0.
1949 Gastonia High School defeated Wilmington High School again to win its fifth State Baseball Championship.
1949 On Nov. 4, 1949, Gastonia High School faced Ashville High School in the very first football game played at Ashville’s brand new Memorial Stadium.
1949 Highland High School made its final appearance in a State Football Championship game, losing a heart-breaker to Raleigh Booker T. Washington High School, 2-0.
1949 The Highland High School Ramettes won the Girl’s Basketball State Championship. After high school, one of the Highland players, Gladys Thompson, married and had a son. Her son, James Worthy, became a legend at UNC and an NBA Hall of Famer. (There’s some good stuff about the Ramettes and the closing of Highland High School in the book “Learning to Win: Sports, Education, and Social Change in Twentieth-Century North Carolina” by Pamela Grundy. Portions of the book can be viewed on Google Books or it can be purchased at Amazon.com.)
1950 Gastonia High School won its sixth State Baseball Championship, defeating Wilson High School, 12-0.
1951 Gastonia High School continued its mastery of Wilmington High School by winning its seventh State Baseball Championship, 6-5.
1951 Highland High School won the NCHSAC Class AA State Baseball Championship. The star of the team was pitcher Milton Pharr. Pharr once won 20 consecutive games, currently 5th most in NC athletics history. He was also the Class of ’52 Valedictorian. (Milton Pharr’s 11/4/2009 obituary) Also on that team was Robert “Al” Montgomery. Al lettered in baseball, basketball & football at Highland and is in the NC Central University Athletic Hall of Fame. As head football coach at Second Ward High School, his team won the NC State Championship in 1964. (Al Montgomery’s 7/21/2008 obituary)
1953 Gastonia High School won its seventh consecutive State Baseball Championship by defeating Wilson High School, 9-7.
1954 Gastonia High School completed an amazing eight-year streak by defeating Wilmington High School to win its ninth State Baseball Championship.
1955 Gastonia High School made it to the Finals of the State Boy’s Basketball tournament, falling to Asheville High School, 61-52.
1955 The last graduating class from Gastonia High School.
1955 Gastonia High School was renamed Frank L. Ashley High School.
1955 Highland High School became the only Gaston County school to obtain membership in the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
1958 The NCHSAA record book shows Gastonia High School as the 1958 State Baseball Champions (defeated Wilmington 5-4).
1967 Ashley Hgh School won the Class 4A State Basketball Championship by defeating Wilmington New Hanover, 51-44.
1968 Ashley High School was the runner-up in the Class 4A State Football Championship (falling to Wilson Fike High School, 21-7).
1968 Holbrook High School defeated Camp Lejuene High School to win the Class AA State Baseball Championship. Holbrook was led by Wilbur Howard, who went on to play Major League Baseball from 1973-1978, mostly with the Houston Astros.
1968 The last graduating class from Highland High School. The school became Highland Junior High School.
1968 Highland High School consolidated into Ashley High School.
1968 Gastonia City Schools, Bessemer City Schools and Cherryville City Schools consolidated, becoming Gaston County Schools.
1969 Holbrook High School fell to Hendersonville High School, 30-13, in the Finals of the Class AA State Football Championship.
1970 The last graduating class from Holbrook High School.
1970 The last graduating class from Frank L. Ashley High School. In the fall, the building became Ashley Junior High School.
1970 Holbrook High School consolidated with Ashley High School forming Ashbrook High School, located on South New Hope Road.
1983 The Gastonia High School building was registered with the National Register of Historic Places.
1987 Ashley Junior High School closed.
1990 The Ashley High School building was converted into Ashley Arms luxury apartments.
1994 The former gym of Ashley High School became the “Gem of Ashley” in 1994, with plans to add shops, dining and entertainment. It has since been renamed “The Loft at 245 West“.
1997 Gastonia Central Elementary School closed.
1999 The Highland High School building was registered with the National Register of Historic Places.
2000 Highland School of Technology opened in the old Highland High School building.
2001 Piedmont Community Charter School moved into the renovated Central Elementary School building.

PLEASE share what you know about Gaston County schools by leaving a comment below. Your fellow alumni and Gaston County residents will appreciate it.

Holbrook High School — Lowell, North Carolina

Posted by DaveSanders | North Carolina | Posted on January 18th, 2010

Holbrook High School, Lowell, NC
(click for Google Street View)

Holbrook High School building today


Reunion Apparel for Holbrook High School

Holbrook High School

418 South Church Street
Lowell, NC

colors: Maroon & White
mascot: Lions

Holbrook High School merged with Frank L. Ashley High School to form Ashbrook High School in 1970.

———— Links ————

There are 300+ Holbrook High School alumni registered at Classmates.com.

The Facebook group, Holbrook Junior High, Lowell, NC Reunion, also includes Holbrook High School alumni.

High school reunion announcements are frequently posted in the Gaston Gazette.

The City of Lowell, NC website contains info and history about Lowell, NC.

(Also, see our other post about Gaston County High Schools.)

———- Athletic Highlights ———-

1968 – Class AA Baseball State Champs (def. Camp Lejeune)

1969 – Class AA West Div. Football State Runner-up (L Hendersonville, 30-13)

– Holbrook grad Wilbur Howard played Major League Baseball from 1973-1978, mostly with the Houston Astros.

If you have additional info or memories about Holbrook High School, please leave a comment below.

Durrett High School — Louisville, KY

Posted by DaveSanders | Kentucky | Posted on January 13th, 2010

Durrett High School, Louisville, KY
(click for Google Street View)

Durrett High School building today


Reunion Apparel for Sallie Phillips Durrett High School

Sallie Phillips Durrett High School

4409 Preston Highway
Louisville, KY 40213

colors: Royal Blue & gold
mascot: Demons

Durrett Junior High School opened in 1954, built on land owned by the Durrett and Phillips families. In 1957, the building was expanded to house Durrett High School. Rather than transferring students into the new high school, the Durrett Junior High Freshman led the way through and became the first graduating class in 1960. In 1968, the old Durrett family home that still stood on the property was demolished. Durrett High School closed after the final graduation ceremonies in 1981. From 1981 until 1991, the building was used by Jefferson County Public Schools’ Library Media Services and was home to the Durrett Education Center. In the Fall of 1991, after a $7 million makeover, it became the home of Louisville Male High School.

———— Links ————

There are two Durrett High School groups on Facebook.
Durrett Facebook group
Durrett Facebook group

———- Athletic Highlights ———-

Cross Country

– Steve Boyd, was the Individual Class AAA State Champion in 1967.

Football

– 1959 – Lost in the State Finals (duPont Manual 41, Durrett 14)

Baseball

– 1970 – Catcher, Terry Mappin, was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the first round
– 1971 – 1st Baseman, Lynn Minner, was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the second round
– 1979 – Durrett lost in the State Semi-finals (Shelby County 5, Durrett 3)

———- Durrett Folks in Music & the Arts ———-

Shirley Caddell & The Aristocrats recorded two songs in 1963: “The Big Bounce” and “Don’t Hurt A Good Thing“.

Leon Middleton has played sax with everybody from Louisville’s own Monarchs to the Beach Boys.

George Poole started out with the Aztecs, a group of Durrett singers. He is now part of The Doo-Wop All-Stars.

Paul Penny (Paul Stodghill) sang and played with the Carnations and TrenDells, recorded five solo albums and still performs locally. Contact him through paulpennyband.com.

Marsha (Williams) Norman, is a playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. In 1983, she received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play, ‘night, Mother. You can review her work at Amazon.com.

– Former Durrett art teacher, Ginger Adams, is teaching art classes at The Riverbend Academy in Henderson.

Kenneth M. LaMaster (Class of ’79) has authored two books: U. S. Penitentiary Leavenworth (Images of America) and Fort Leavenworth (Images of America).

If you have additional info or memories about Durrett High School, please leave a comment below.

Gamewell High School — Gamewell, North Carolina

Posted by DaveSanders | North Carolina | Posted on January 12th, 2010

area near former Gamewell High School, Gamewell, NC
(click for Google Street View)

Gamewell Middle School area

Reunion Apparel for Gamewell High School Gamewell High School
3210 Gamewell School Road
Lenoir, NC 28645

mascot: Blue Devils
colors: Royal Blue & Gold
 
 
 
———— Gamewell-related Links ————

– There are 300+ Gamewell High School alumni on Classmates.com.
– There are 30+ Gamewell-Collettsville High School alumni on Classmates.com.
Town of Gamewell website
Caldwell County website
Collettsville Area Schools (Collettsville Historical Society)

———— Tidbits about Gamewell schools ————

(These are little bits of info we picked up here & there. The Internet being what it is, we can’t vouch for their accuracy.)

A brick Gamewell Graded School was built on Morganton Rd. in 1931. It was replaced by a new Gamewell Elementary School in 1988.

Houck School was merged into Gamewell School in 1935.

Gamewell School had divided into Gamewell Elementary and Gamewell High School by 1951.

The high school students from the Collettsville School were merged into Gamewell High School in 1963, forming Gamewell-Collettsville High School.

Lenoir High School & Gamewell-Collettsville High School merged into West Caldwell High School in 1977.

———— Athletics ————

We didn’t find any info about Gamewell athletics, except this interesting stat.

On Feb. 25, 1955, Gamewell High School lost a girl’s basketball game to Lenoir High by a score of 101-100. In that game, Lenoir’s Nancy Woodruff scored 86 points, the 3rd time that year she had scored 86 points in a game. (source: North Carolina High School Girls’ Basketball

———– Yearbooks ———–

Most of the annuals back to 1949 have been donated by a former teacher and are available for viewing in the office of the Town Administrator. If you would like to view them, call the office at (828) 754-1991 to arrange a time.

———— Credits ————

Some of the info in this post was gleaned from the book “Caldwell County, NC (Images of America)“.

We would also like to thank Nathan Key, Editorials Editor for the Lenoir News-Topic, who sent us these remembrances:
Gamewell High School used to be known as the Blue Devils, and I believe the colors were blue and yellow. The school later became Gamewell-Collettsville High School when it merged with Collettsville High School in the early 1960s and remained that way until 1977 when consolidation took place in Caldwell County. At that time, two new high schools, West Caldwell and South Caldwell, opened, with West Caldwell serving the students from Gamewell and Collettsville. The old high school [became] the middle school, which it remains today, though the school’s students now are known as Braves.
I hope this information helps.

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Gaston High School — Gaston, North Carolina

Posted by DaveSanders | North Carolina | Posted on January 11th, 2010

Gaston High School, Gaston, NC
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Gaston High School, Gaston, NC

Reunion Apparel for Gaston High School

Gaston High School

Northampton County

mascot: Lakers
colors: Red & White

(If you have any info about Gaston High School, we’d appreciate hearing from you in the Comments area below. Any tidbit you can add will be used to update this page.)

I couldn’t find any record of when Gaston High School opened or closed. I’m guessing Gaston students now attend Northampton County High School – West.

Sometime in the late 60’s or early 70’s, the school’s nickname was changed from the Rebels to the Lakers. Lakers was in reference to the lakes which were created in the area in the 1950’s. Lake Gaston was formed by a flood-control dam on the 400-mile long Roanoke River. The dam was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1947 and 1953. Just below Lake Gaston, another dam forms Roanoke Rapids Lake which is used to generate hydro-electric power.

In the fall of 1969, the courts ordered 100 students to be transferred from Gumberry to Gaston High School.

Here’s a nice article from 1974 about Gaston Alumni Lonnie Wayne Lassiter, when he was coaching baseball at Bowman High School in Anson County. He went on to become principal of Anson County Senior High School, then Superintendent of Anson County schools.

There are about 300 Gaston High School alumni registered on Classmates.com.

The Facebook group, “You know you’re from Roanoke Rapids, NC when…” really covers all of Northampton County.

The Gaston, NC Discussion Forum discusses news and topics about Gaston and surrounding areas.

“Chunk” Rook (GHS ’70) has been coaching football, basketball and baseball for over 30 years. Here’s an intersting bio from the Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald.

Garland High School — Garland, North Carolina

Posted by DaveSanders | North Carolina | Posted on January 10th, 2010

Garland High School building, Garland, NC
Garland High School
(click for Google Street View)

Garland High School

Church St./Route 411
Garland, NC – Population: approx. 835
Sampson County

Mascot: Bulldogs
Colors: Blue & White

————— Links —————

The Garland Group on Facebook

Garland photos

————— History & Notes —————

The first school in Garland, which was only one room, closed in 1890 and the building was moved to another area of town. A new one-room school was built that grew to three rooms.

On May 23, 1914, Dr. Charles L. Raper, Dean of the Graduate School at the University of North Carolina, gave the commencement address at Garland High School. His subject was The School and Farm Life.

Also in 1914, was this report in the North Carolina High School Bulletin:
Principal Fred R. Yoder, Garland High School
School building remodeled so as to give double floor space. Another grade added. Assistant high school teacher employed; music teacher also employed full time. Auditorium furnished with seats. Teachers’ desks bought for all rooms. Literary society organized and reading room established. Forty-five dollars raised at box supper for improvements.

Reunion Apparel for Garland High School
The present building at Garland High School was built in phases between 1924 and 1926 and closed in 1980, merging with Union High School.

A wooden gym was built in 1932, the first gym in Sampson County. It was replaced by a new gym in 1973.

(Newspaper report Oct 15, 1973)The new gym replaces a wooden structure that was the first gym at a Sampson County school. It is expected that the old gym, built in 1932 will he razed.

(Newspaper report June 11, 1997) A fire that damaged the old Garland High School building Monday night started from faulty electric wiring and has been ruled accidental.

————— Basketball —————

Most points scored in one State Tournament game: 46 Bernard Coy (Garland High School) 1979 semifinal (currently tied for 2nd most points ever).

—————- Baseball —————-

(Good News)
Garland High School made it to the semifinals of the NC State Baseball Tournament in 1968, largely on the arm of pitcher Larry Smith. In that 14-inning game against Clement High School, Smith struck out 27 batters, the second highest strikeout total in the history of the State Tournament at the time.

(Bad News)
In the same game, E. V. Spell, Clement’s ace pitcher, set a new state record by striking out 33 Bulldogs, sending Garland to a 1-0 loss. Smith’s 27 strikeout performance still places him 5th on the all-time strikeout list. Spell’s 33 strikeouts and the total of 60 strikeouts in the game still stand as NC State Tournament records.

———– Interesting and Notable Graduates ———–

Henson Barnes graduated from Garland High School in 1953. He served in the NC Legislature from 1974 – 1992. (Read full bio from The Bladen Journal)

Garland native Marianna Rich uses her upbringing in Sampson County to paint the backdrop for her novels of fiction. She grew up in Garland and graduated from Garland High School in 1972. (check out Marianna Rich’s novels on Amazon.com.)

from Billboard Magazine, Jun 5, 1943:
Wilma Irene Williams, 16-year-old daughter of Rusty and Dot Williams, tent show operators, graduated recently from Garland High School, Garland, N. C., and was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Bren Au College, Gainesville, Ga. Wilma, who in 10 years on the road with her parents attended 265 different schools, studies piano and clarinet and does a song and dance specialty with her sisters on her dad’s show.

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Reid Ross High School — Fayetteville, North Carolina

Posted by DaveSanders | North Carolina | Posted on January 6th, 2010

Google Street View of Reid Ross High School building
Reid Ross High School building
(click for Google Street View)

Reid Ross High School
3200 Ramsey St.
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Reunion Apparel for Reid Ross High School
mascot: Cougars
colors: Blue, White, Orange

Reid Ross High School opened its doors in 1968, with the first graduation class being 1970. In 1985, after the merger of Fayetteville City Schools and Cumberland County Schools, Reid Ross High School was closed. The building served as a junior high school until 1995 when it changed to a middle school. In 1999 it became Reid Ross Classical School.

——————– Links ——————–

Reid Ross High School online yearbook
Yearbook Reprints for Sale

  Reid Ross Facebook Groups:
Did you go to Reid Ross?
Reid Ross High School Band 1981 – 1985
Reid Ross Class of 85
Reid Ross High School

—————— Athletics ——————

The 1969 State Track Meet was held at Reid Ross High School; “The 65th NCHSAA State Meet was moved to a clay track at Reid Ross HS in Fayetteville while NC State was installing its first all-weather track at its Paul Derr Track & Field facility.”

All home games of the Cape Fear Thunder (Independent Women’s Football League) take place Apr-Jun at John P. Daskal Stadium behind Reid Ross High School. (Even though their website spells it the John P. Daskyll stadium.)

Many Reid Ross alumni are giving back to their community. For example, former Cougar David Pickens “continues to serve”.

State Football Championships

1972 High Point Andrews 24, Fayetteville Reid Ross 17
1981 Reid Ross 21, High Point Central 7

Women’s Basketball State Championship
1984 Reid Ross 45 Ben L. Smith 39

Men’s Track & Field State Championships
1977 800 Yard Relay
1978 800 Yard Relay

Fayetteville Sports Club Hall of Fame

Reggie Pinkney – Reggie was a standout football player at Reid Ross High School and East Carolina University before playing in the NFL for five years. He is now principal at Hillsboro Elementary School and is in the ECU Hall of Fame.
(Reggie’s book, Pass It On, is available from the ECU book store.)

John Daskal – A 1953 graduate of Fayetteville High School, Daskal had the most wins of any active football coach in Cumberland County when he retired in 1990. His 31-year record was 211-100-4. He spent most of his career at Reid Ross and Terry Sanford high schools, although he also coached briefly at Pine Forest. He guided teams from Reid Ross and Terry Sanford to the state 4-A finals. His 1981 Reid Ross team won the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4-A Division II state title. He worked as a hearing officer for the county schools after retiring. In 1994, he joined Mack Edwards as color commentator on the local television broadcasts of high school football games. The stadium at Reid Ross Classical School is named in his honor.

Massey Hill High School — Fayetteville, North Carolina

Posted by DaveSanders | North Carolina | Posted on January 6th, 2010

Massey Hill High School building on Google Street View
Massey Hill High School building
(click for Google Street View)

Massey Hill High School
1062 Southern Avenue
Fayetteville, NC 28306

mascot: Pirates
colors: Kelly Green & White

The main building of Massey Hill High School was built in 1924-25. The Science Building was added in 1942 and the Gymnasium was added in 1947. Massey Hill High School was closed after the 1971-72 school year. Most of the students transferred to Douglas Byrd High School and the building became a junior high. In 1986, it changed to an Alternative School, then became the home of Massey Hill Classical High School in 1998.
Reunion Apparel for Massey Hill High School

——————- Links ——————-

Massey Hill High School Facebook group

Massey Hill High School History

Yearbooks For Sale

—————– Athletics —————–

Massey Hill High School had a girl’s basketball team as early as 1928. The Pirates had their first football team in 1946.

In baseball, the current North Carolina State Record for the most strikeouts in a game is 31. The record was set by Massey Hill High School’s Randy Barber in 1970 in a 13-inning game against Gray’s Creek High School.

Baseball State Champs
– 1958 Massey Hill defeated Myers Park High School
– 1959 Massey Hill defeated West Meck High School

Football State Champs
– 1953 Massey Hill 20, Greensboro Bessemer 0

Fayetteville Sports Club Hall of Fame
 
Junior Edge – Edge was a three-sport star at Massey Hill High School. He played baseball when the school won back-to-back state titles in 1958 and 1959. He played college football at the University of North Carolina. Recently, he has been doing radio color commentary for Terry Sanford High School football games.

Len Maness – Maness was a star athlete at Massey Hill High School and then Campbell College. He first coached basketball at Fayetteville High School. Maness won back-to-back state 4-A titles in basketball in 1965-66. He later took over the school’s football team and guided the 1981 squad to the state 4-A finals against South Mecklenburg.

Young Howard – Coached football, basketball and baseball at Massey Hill High School.

Terry Luck – Luck was a star athlete at Massey Hill High School. He played college football at the University of Nebraska, then played for the Cleveland Browns of the NFL.

Earl “Moose” Butler – All-American football player at Massey Hill High School, where he played in the 1950s, before going on to the University of North Carolina and, briefly, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Fayetteville High School — Fayetteville, North Carolina

Posted by DaveSanders | North Carolina | Posted on January 5th, 2010

Reunion Apparel for Fayetteville High School
Fayetteville High School
1878-1968

mascot: Bulldogs
colors: Royal Blue & White

Fayetteville High School was located on Robeson St. until 1954, when it moved into a new building at 2301 Fort Bragg Rd (click for Google Street View). It is now Fayetteville Terry Sanford High School.

 

————— Athletics —————

Fayetteville High School football began in 1913. Team colors were purple and gold.

Fayetteville High School football in NC State Championship games:
– 1921 Fayetteville 7, Winston-Salem 0
– 1947 Fayetteville 39, Charlotte 0
– 1948 Fayetteville 14, Burlington 13
– 1956 Fayetteville 6, Greensboro 6(TIE)
– 1957 Salisbury 21, Fayetteville 0
– 1965 Region 1: Durham 19, Fayetteville 14

Fayetteville High School men’s basketball in NC State Championship games:
– 1965 Fayetteville 55 Durham 53
– 1966 Fayetteville 70 Myers Park 69

Fayetteville High School men’s soccer in NC State Championship games:
– 1967 State Champions

Fayetteville High School men’s golf in NC State Championship games:
– 1941 State Champions
– 1944 Individual Champion Harvey Oliver

Fayetteville High School men’s track & field NC State Champions:
– 1941 Shotput – Bill Yancey
– 1941 Discus – Bill Yancey
– 1943 Discus – Donald Clayton
– 1943 High Jump – Donald Clayton
– 1944 Pole Vault – Nick Johnson (2-way tie)
– 1945 Pole Vault – Nick Johnson
– 1945 High Jump – Nick Johnson (6-way tie)
– 1946 Pole Vault – Nick Johnson
– 1946 High Jump – Nick Johnson
– 1946 100-yard Dash – H. McDonald
– 1947 100-yard Dash – H. McDonald
– 1947 High Jump – Wiggs (5-way tie)
– 1947 Long Jump – Wiggs
– 1949 Long Jump – Wooten

 

————— Halls of Fame —————

Members of a Hall of Fame with Fayetteville ties:

Fayetteville Sports Club Hall of Fame
Don Clayton is best known as the founder of Putt-Putt Golf Courses in 1954. It grew into an international success with franchises located around the world. In addition to his success in the business world, Clayton also was a standout high school athlete in football and track at Fayetteville High School and earned a football scholarship to the University of North Carolina.
John Daskal had the most wins of any active football coach in Cumberland County when he retired in 1990. His 31-year record was 211-100-4.
Len Maness first coached basketball at Fayetteville High School, which later became Terry Sanford. Maness won back-to-back state 4-A titles in basketball in 1965-66. He later took over the school’s football team and guided the 1981 squad to the state 4-A finals against South Mecklenburg.
Raymond “Buddy” Luper coached football at Fayetteville High School and was athletic director for Fayetteville City Schools
Jerry Richardson was a football star at Fayetteville High School. He brought the NFL to North Carolina in 1993 as owner of the Carolina Panthers. (also in NC Sports Hall of Fame)

North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame
– Doris Howard
– Bob Paroli
– Raymond “Buddy” Luper
– Bill Carver

————— Links —————

– 1800+ Fayetteville High School alumni are on Classmates.com
History of Fayetteville schools (including FHS)
FHS Classes of 1950-1955 (lots of good FHS info)
Fayetteville / Terry Sanford Alumni News

 

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Fayetteville High School/Terry Sanford High School Alumni
Fayetteville High School, Class of 1967 Alumni
Fayetteville (NC) High School Sports Legends Club
Fayetteville, NC on Facebook