Georgia High School Basketball – Boys State Champions

Posted by DaveSanders | Georgia | Posted on August 21st, 2014

GHSA (Georgia High School Association) State Champions

(Boys Basketball)

Americus High School 1961
Arlington High School 1970
Arnold High School 1977, 1979
Athens High School 1941
Atkinson County High School 1995
Bacon Co. High School 1973
Baker High School 1954, 1956
Baldwin High School 1981
Barney High School 1943, 1944
Beach High School 1967
Berkmar High School 2000, 2001
Berrien High School 1971
Bible Baptist Christian School 1986
Blackshear High School 1955
Bonaire High School 1941
Boys High School 1923
Brazelton High School 1951
Brown High School 1952, 1959, 1977
Butler High School 1966
Cairo High School 1965, 1966
Calhoun County High School 1972, 1997
Campbell High School, Smyrna 1982 (Spartans) (Panthers)
Canton High School 1942, 1951
Carver High School, Atlanta 1967, 1969
Carver High School, Columbus 1971
Cass High School 1957, 1958
Cedar Grove High School, Ellenwood 1997
Central Gwinnett High School 1962
Central High School, Carrollton 1985
Central High School, Talbotton 1982, 1990
Clarkston High School 1940, 1964
Claxton High School 1988
Clay Co. High School 1978
Clinch County High School 1987, 1989
Cochran High School 1943, 1959, 1965
College Park High School 1959, 1974, 1975, 1976
Columbia High School 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012
Columbus High School 1944, 1962
Cottondale School 1938, 1940
Crawford Co. High School 1969, 1981, 1982
Cross Keys High School 2002
Dacula High School 1938, 1945, 1979
Dasher High School 1949
Decatur High School 1957, 1970, 1980, 1982
Dodge County High School 1995
Dougherty High School 1997, 2001
Douglass High School, Atlanta 1984
Druid Hills High School 1953, 1954, 1957
Dublin High School 2006, 2009
Dunwoody High School 1995, 2005, 2006
Eagles Landing High School 2013
Early County High School 1970
East Crisp High School 1955
East Hall High School 2001, 2003, 2005
East Rome High School 1970, 1989, 1991
Eatonton High School 1939
Edison High School 1960, 1963
Elberton High School 1956
Ft. Valley High School 1952, 1954, 1961
Gainesville High School 1983, 1984
Glenn Hills High School 2008
Greater Atlanta Christian School (GACS) 1971, 1972, 1977, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
Greenforest Christian High School 2013
Greenville High School 1946, 1992
Griffin High School 1938, 1988, 1993, 2003
Hancock Central High School 2008
Hart County High School 1963, 1986
Headland High School 1961
Hogansville High School 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1980, 1996
Irwinville High School 1947, 1950, 1951
Jackson County High School 1964
Jeff Davis High School 1958
Johnson High School, Savannah 1968, 1992, 2013
Jonesboro High School 2014
Jordan High School 1943, 2007
Josey High School 1978
LaGrange High School 1952, 1963, 1965, 1977
Lakeland High School 1955
Lakeshore High School 1980, 1987
Laney High School 2012
Lanier High School 1922, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1945, 1948, 195, 1951
Lee County High School 1985
Ludowici High School 1961
Lylerly High School 1940
Madison County High School 1988
Manchester High School 2007
Marietta High School 1983, 1999
Marion County High School 1962
Marist High School 1989, 1994, 2000
Mark Smith High School 1969
Mays High School 2004, 2005
McRae-Helena High School 1958
Miller Grove High School 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Milton High School 2010, 2012
Mitchell-Baker High School 1990, 1991, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003
Montezuma High School 1948, 1950
Monticello High School 1975
Morgan County High School 2014
Murphy High School 1958
Murray County High School 1960, 1962, 1969
Nahunta High School 1958
Newton County High School 1964
Norcross High School 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013
North Clayton High School 1993
North Fulton High School 1953
Osborne High School 1960, 1964
Peach County High School 1978
Perry High School 1947, 1949, 1953, 1956, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966
Randolph-Clay High School 1983, 1986, 2004, 2005
Richmond Hill High School 1988, 1993, 1994
Roopville High School 1959
Roosevelt High School 1949
Rosemont High School 1954
Rossville High School 1944, 1946
Roswell High School 1971, 1997
Russell High School 1955, 1972
Sandy Springs High School 1968
Savannah High School 1930, 1931, 1932, 1937, 1941, 1946, 1947, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1998
Seminole County High School 1998
South Atlanta High School 2009
South Gwinnett High School 2004
Southside High School 1990
Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy 2004, 2006
Southwest High School, Atlanta 1973, 1974, 1979
Southwest High School, Macon 1973, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1989
St. Francis High School 2014
Statesboro High School 1968, 1991
Stilson High School 1942, 1952
Stone Mountain High School 1957
Summerville High School 1950
Swainsboro High School 1996
Sylvan High School 1960, 1961
Taylor County High School 1966, 2001, 2002
Tech High School 1929, 1935
Telfair County High School 1960, 1984
Thomas High School 1969
Tift County High School 1996, 2014
Tompkins High School 1980
Tucker High School 1996, 2007
Turner County High School 1963
Union High School 1967
University School for Boys, Atlanta 1924
Valdosta High School 1948
Vienna High School 1956, 1957, 1965
Washington County High School 1992, 1994
Washington High School, Atlanta 1987
Waynesboro High School 1966
Wesley High School 1939
Wesleyan School 2008, 2010
West Fulton High School 1975, 1976
West Laurens High School 1981, 2004
West Point High School 1973
Westlake High School 1999, 2002
Westminster High School 1967
Westover High School 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998, 2001
Westside High School 1941, 1967, 1995
Wheeler High School 1994, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2009
Whigham High School 1968
Whitefield Academy 2003, 2009, 2012
Wilcox County High School 1968
Wilkinson County High School 1999, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014
Wills High School 1986
Winterville High School 1939, 1945, 1953
Woodbury High School 1976, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985
Yatesville High School 1965

Tommie C. Calhoun Consolidated High School, Irwinton, GA

Posted by DaveSanders | Georgia | Posted on August 19th, 2014

T. C. Calhoun Consolidated High School

Reunion Apparel for Calhoun Consolidated High School
207 W Main St
Irwinton, GA 31042
Wilkinson County

1957 – 1970

Mascot: Rockets

School colors: Maroon & Gold

Calhoun Consolidated High School dominated the last few years of the GIA in boys’ basketball and actually won the final hoops game in the organization’s history, the 1970 all-classification tournament.
GIA Class A State Basketball Champions (boys): 1966, 1969, 1970

Bertha Alvin Elementary School, Hall-Monroe Elementary School and T. C. Calhoun Consolidated High School were all completed in 1957, using funds from the Minimum Foundation Program of Education (MFPE). (The purpose of this taxpayer-funded program was to equalize state spending on white and African-American schools.) These new schools replaced Irwinton Junior High and the Toomsboro Rosenwald School (built in 1921).

Calhoun Consolidated High School integrated into Wilkinson County High School in 1970.

The Calhoun Consolidated High School building now houses Wilkinson County Primary School.

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Calhoun Consolidated High School Alumni on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CCHS.alumni

Recent photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/38674616@N05/sets/72157624352748144

Google Street View: https://goo.gl/maps/dXbKM

Wilkinson County Georgia Historical Schools: http://www.georgiagenealogy.org/wilkinson/schools1.html

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Above is all the information I could find about Calhoun Consolidated High School. Please add your comments below about the history or memories of Calhoun Consolidated High School.

Greene County, Georgia, High Schools — The Name Game

Posted by DaveSanders | Georgia | Posted on December 22nd, 2011

Greene County High School alumni apparel
While adding some Greene County Georgia high schools to ClassicSchools.com/Georgia/, I became hopelessly confused about what school was named what and when.

Below are some of my findings. It is quite possible that NOTHING below is true. It is bits and pieces I picked up from various websites (“it must be true, I saw it on the Internets”) or found in old newspapers (“Dewey Wins!”) or just made up because nothing else made sense.

PLEASE!!! I need your help. I will update this post as comments are received from our loyal follower(s?). I’m 99% sure there are schools completely missing from this timeline (Siloam?, others?). I’m also 99% sure my original timeline is wrong. Let’s make this the one place on the Internet where people can find a complete history of Greene County high schools. Thanks.
 

School Opened Closed Mascot Colors
Greensboro High School (White) ? 1965 Tigers Black & Orange
Greensboro High School (Black) ? ? ? ?
Greene County High School (Black) ? 1956 Tigers Black & Gold
Floyd T. Corry High School 1956 1971 Tigers Black & Gold
Greene County High School 1965 1982 Tigers Black & Orange?
Greene-Taliaferro High School 1982 2001 Tigers Black & Gold
Greene County High School 2001 open Tigers Black & Gold
Union Point High School (White) ? 1965? Bulldogs ?
Union Point High School (Black) ? ? Bulldogs ?

 

Timeline
1492-1955 I have no idea, except they were probably the Black & Orange Tigers. (:
1956 Apparently there was an African-American school named Greene County High School, because in 1956, it was renamed Floyd T. Corry High School.1
1965 Greensboro schools and Greene County schools were consolidated. Greensboro High School became Greene County High School. (Did Union Point consolidate?)
1971 Corry High School was integrated into Greene County High School.
1982 Greene County High School and Taliaferro County High School consolidated and GCHS was renamed Greene-Taliaferro High School.
2001 Taliaferro County High School re-opened and GTHS was renamed Greene County High School.

 
1 Rome News-Tribune, Nov. 30, 1955:
“A truck collision…took a life…in Georgia yesterday.
Floyd Thomas Corry, 56, Greene County school superintendent for 19 years, died in a collision of his pickup truck and another driven by [name withheld] at Siloam. Sheriff L. L. Wyatt said [name withheld] of Rt. 3, Greensboro, was charged with failing to yield right of way at an intersection. A passenger in Corry’s truck, Hatchett Thornton, of White Plains received head cuts.”

What do you know about Greene County’s high schools?

West Point High School — West Point, Georgia

Posted by DaveSanders | Georgia | Posted on March 28th, 2010

West Point High School
Reunion Apparel for West Point High School

West Point, GA

Troup County & Harris County

mascot: Red Devils

colors: Red & White

Year opened: 1903

Year closed: 1986

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[exerpts from Fitzgerald Herald, March 10, 1960. Click for full story.]
Eagles End Season 2nd in State
The Monitor High basketball Eagles have wound up the season as the second strongest Class B team in the state. They were barely nudged out last Saturday night by West Point High for the championship honor. . . . Saturday night saw the Eagles completely ineffective on their inside work, however, Wallace and Curtis Jackson were almost 100% accurate on their tosses from the outside. But it wasn’t enough and the Eagles had to settle for second place behind West Point, the new champion in Class B ball. The final score in the game was 62-54.

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See all West Point High School articles from the Georgia High School Basketball Project.

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Monitor High School — Fitzgerald, Georgia

Posted by DaveSanders | Georgia | Posted on March 27th, 2010

Monitor Park and Community Center, former Monitor High School, Fitzgerald, GA on Google Street View
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Monitor Park and Community Center (former Monitor High School)

Monitor High School
Reunion Apparel for Monitor High School

600 South Monitor Drive
Fitzgerald, GA

mascot: Eagle

colors: Gold & Maroon

Year opened: ????

Year closed: ????

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[from Fitzgerald Herald, March 10, 1960. Click for story and photo.]
MONITORING MONITOR
Eagles End Season 2nd in State
The Monitor High basketball Eagles have wound up the season as the second strongest Class B team in the state. They were barely nudged out last Saturday night by West Point High for the championship honor.
Coach Samuel Roberts entered the State tournament in Thomaston last weekend with a fabulous record after the regular season play and the elimination tournies.
Friday night the Eagles came through against Douglasville 55-61 to earn the right to compete in the championship game on Saturday.
Out of Monitor’s 61 points scored, 42 of them were evenly divided between Joe Reliford, John Jackson and Wallace Jackson.
Saturday night saw the Eagles completely ineffective on their inside work, however, Wallace and Curtis Jackson were almost 100% accurate on their tosses from the outside. But it wasn’t enough and the Eagles had to settle for second place behind West Point, the new champion in Class B ball.
The final score in the game was 62-54.
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The Eagles will start their track drills for this spring’s cinder season next Monday. The school this year will again have both boys and girls teams.
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Football practice sessions under the direction of Coach William Witherspoon got underway Monday.
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Baseball will come off a little later this year because of the weather and practice sessions for football.
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The faculties of Monitor High and Ocilla High and Industrial School will play a benefit basketball game at Blue-Gray Shell Tuesday night at 7:30.

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See all Monitor High School photos and articles from the Georgia High School Basketball Project.

See 100’s of photos from in and around Fitzgerald, Georgia.

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R. L. Cousins High School — Douglasville, Georgia

Posted by DaveSanders | Georgia | Posted on March 11th, 2010

Stewart Middle School, former R. L. Cousins High School, Douglasville, GA on Google Street View
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Stewart Middle School (former R. L. Cousins High School)

Reunion Apparel for R. L. Cousins High School

Robert L. Cousins High School

Malone St.
Douglasville, Douglas County, GA

Mascot: Wolverines

Colors: Maroon & White

Year opened: 1957
Year closed: 1971

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R. L. Cousins was a 12-grade school on Malone St. in Douglasville, Georgia. It was opened in 1957 under principal John W. Stewart. (I believe it was a replacement school for the former Hutchinson High School.) The high school portion closed in 1971 and the buildings became Douglas County Junior High School. The next year the school was renamed Stewart Middle School. John W. Stewart remained the principal until 1977.

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The Douglas County Museum of History and Art houses some artifacts & memorabilia from R. L. Cousins. The museum is located inside the old courthouse on W. Broad St.

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Visit your fellow R. L. Cousins alumni on Facebook.

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Restored gym of R. L. Cousins School
Here’s an article about the recent
restoration of Wolverine Gym.

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R. L. Cousins was the Class B State Basketball Champion in back-to-back seasons, 1961 & 1962.

[from DOUGLAS COUNTY SENTINEL, March 16, 1961. Click for story and photo.]
Georgia State Champions
This group of basketball players of the R. L. Cousins Negro school in Douglasville has won the State Class B basketball championship, winning their final victory at the tournament in Waycross. The team had the unusual distinction of playing the entire season without a loss. They breezed through the regular season, the district, regional and state tournaments and were never seriously threatened. Holding the trophy in front is Billy Cook, team trainer, and left to right in front row are Charlie Bowens, Lee Edward Bowens, Melvin Welch, James Jones and Harvey Jones. Back row left to right, are Benny Smith, Floyd Parker, Alton Caldwell, J. C. Smith and Charlie Helton. The team was coached by E. L. Pinkston.

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This article references Douglasville. Were they referring to Cousins High School?
[excerpt from Fitzgerald Herald, March 10, 1960. Click for story and photo.]
Eagles End Season 2nd in State
The Monitor High basketball Eagles have wound up the season as the second strongest Class B team in the state. [. . . ] Friday night the Eagles came through against Douglasville 55-61 to earn the right to compete in the championship game on Saturday.

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Mount Moriah High School — Decatur County, Georgia

Posted by DaveSanders | Georgia | Posted on March 10th, 2010

Mt. Moriah High School

Reunion Apparel for Attapulgus-Mt. Moriah High School

Climax, Decatur County, GA

Mascot: Jaguars

Colors: Blue & Gold

Year opened: ????
Year closed: 1974

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Mt. Moriah High School is mentioned as a participant in the 1948 South Georgia Athletic Association basketball tournament.
Here’s the article from the Atlanta Daily World, Mar. 24, 1948. [Apparently, the article has been moved or deleted.]

Mt. Moriah High School was a member of the Georgia Interscholastic Association at some point.

Merged with Attapulgus High School to become Attapulgus-Mt. Moriah High School.

A new building was opened in 1954. (thepostsearchlight.com, May 22, 2009)

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Annual Reports of the Department of Education to the General Assembly of the State of Georgia (for the school year ending Dec. 31, 1921)
– Decatur County, 3-year high schools:
— Attapulgus High School
— Climax High School
— Fowlson High School
— Pine Hill High School
— Mt. Pleasant High School
— West Bainbridge High School

Biographical Directory of Librarians in the United States and Canada
– BOYKIN, EDNA LESTER (LaVERNE), teacher, Mt. Moriah Vocational High School, 1948-49.

National Association of Secondary School Principals, ©1955
– Climax — Attapulgus-Mt. Moriah High School

Patterson’s American Education, Volumes 56-61, ©1963
– Decatur County Superintendent, W. L. Lamb, Bainbridge
– Climax, Decatur Co., pop. 373
— Climax High School, Ben H. Strickland, Principal
— Attapulgus-Mt. Moriah, Mrs. A. K. Maddux, Principal

Agriculture Teachers Directory and Handbook ©1970
– Climax 31734, S. R. Maddox, Mt. Moriah High School

All in the Timing: From Operating Room to Board Room
– “There were only ten to twelve students per class at Attapulgus High School in the 1940s.”
– The author, Charles R. Hatcher, mentions a basketball game between Attapulgus High School and Climax High School.

First reunion of Climax African-American School (from thepostsearchlight.com, June 26, 2009)
– The Climax School opened around 1936 as a grade 1-9 school. It closed in 1965 when the older students went to Bainbridge & the elementary student merged with the Climax white school.

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Tift County Industrial School — Tifton, Georgia

Posted by DaveSanders | Georgia | Posted on March 10th, 2010

Tift County Industrial School

Tifton, GA

Mascot: Tigers

Colors: Blue & Gold

Year opened: ????
Year closed: 1957
     (Name was changed to Wilson High School in 1957)

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Tift County Training School is mentioned as a participant in the 1948 South Georgia Athletic Association basketball tournament.
Here’s the article from the Atlanta Daily World, Mar. 24, 1948.

Here’s an email from Flickr user GHSBP. Check out her Flickr pages and her websites, they are a wealth of great information.
“Tift County Industrial was the same as Tift County Training. Newspaper reports – especially for segregated schools – sometimes couldn’t keep names straight. The name changed to Wilson in 1957 and I assume that was because the county split Industrial into an elementary and a high school. Industrial retained its name. I’m not sure if Industrial was on the exact same parcel of land as the current J. T. Reddick school or not. Reddick had been a principal of Tift County Industrial when it was an elementary. If not on the same spot, it was very close.

I have a few photos of Wilson on the Flickr account. It’s now known as Matt Wilson Elementary.

I have notes on other schools at my website, http://www.ghsbp.com/gia/index.html

For non-segregated schools, http://www.ghsbp.com/nicknames.html, though some of those may not be accurate. I have a very long-term project started to get information out of state educational directories.”

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Carver High School — Dawson, Georgia

Posted by DaveSanders | Georgia | Posted on March 10th, 2010

Carver High School

Dawson, GA

Mascot: Tigers

Colors: ????

Year opened: ????
Year closed: ????

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Carver High School is mentioned as a participant in the 1948 South Georgia Athletic Association basketball tournament.
Here’s the article from the Atlanta Daily World, Mar. 24, 1948.

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Hutto High School — Bainbridge, Georgia

Posted by DaveSanders | Georgia | Posted on March 10th, 2010

Hutto High School, Bainbridge, GA, Tigers reunion apparel
Hutto High School

Bainbridge, GA

Mascot: Tigers

Colors: Black & Gold

Year opened: 1869
Year closed: 1970

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Hutto High School won GIA boys’ state basketball titles in 1953 and 1959.
Hutto Boys Win Cage Tournament (Thomasville Times-Enterprise, 03/27/1953)

In football, they made it all the way to the state finals in 1964, but lost to Forrester.
Alto School Team State Champions (Cornelia, 12/10/1964)

Hutto High School is mentioned as a participant in the 1948 South Georgia Athletic Association basketball tournament.
Here’s the article from the Atlanta Daily World, Mar. 24, 1948.

The late Coach Alfred Gant was inducted into the Decatur County Sports Hall of Fame in 2012. Gant coached the Hutto High School Tigers to district football championships in 1950, 1951 and 1952 and district basketball championships in 1950, 1953, 1958 and 1960.

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Dasher High School — Valdosta, Georgia

Posted by DaveSanders | Georgia | Posted on March 10th, 2010

Dasher High School

Valdosta, GA

Mascot: Golden Tigers

Colors: ????

Year opened: ????
Year closed: ????

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Dasher High School is mentioned as a participant in the 1948 South Georgia Athletic Association basketball tournament.
Here’s the article from the Atlanta Daily World, Mar. 24, 1948.

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Staley High School — Americus, Georgia

Posted by DaveSanders | Georgia | Posted on March 10th, 2010

A. S. Staley High School online yearbooks

A. S. Staley High School online yearbooks


A. S. Staley High School

Americus, GA

Mascot: Tigers

Colors: ????

Year opened: ????
Year closed: ????

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(I thought this was pretty good…both the girl’s AND boy’s basketball teams finished second in the South Georgia tournament in 1948.)

[from Atlanta Daily World, Mar. 24, 1948]

Center, Brooks High Schools Win SGAA Tourney Crowns

Waycross, Ga — (SNS) — Center High School of Waycross, Georgia, rolled over Staley High of Americus, Georgia, 37-25 in the finals of the South Georgia Athletic Association tournament here in city auditorium.

In the girls championship game, Brooks High of Quitman, Ga., out-fought Staley High of Americus 32 to 28 to annex the SGAA crown.

The tournament was a very colorful affair with twenty teams participating including Dasher High, Valdesto; Brooks High, Quitman; Douglas High, Thomasville; Hutto High and Union Normal, Bainbridge; Carver High, Dawson; Tift County Training School, Tifton; and Staley High, Americus.

Union Normal copped the third place spot in the girls division, and Brooks High won the third place ranking in the boys. The coaches for the two first place winners were Calvin W. Rutherford, Brooks High and George James, Center High.

The officials for the tournament were Craig and Johnson of Fort Valley State College, Roulhac and Pruitt of Albany State College, Small of Stanton High, Jacksonville. Trophies were presented to the winners.

The All-Conference teams that were selected by the officials were:

GIRLS
FIRST TEAM
Forward, Mahomes, Staley High
Forward, Williams, Union Normal
Forward, Evans, Union Normal
Guard, Williams, Brooks High
Guard, Dillard, Staley High
Guard, Watkins, Douglas High
SECOND TEAM
Forward, Brister, Brooks High
Forward, Mack, Mount Moriah
Forward, Morning, Tifton
Guard, Barber, Union Normal
Guard, L. Williams, Mt. Moriah
Guard, Kitchen, Staley High
BOYS
FIRST TEAM
Forward, G. Flourney, Center High
Forward, J. Boyd, Center High
Center, Hayes, Staley High
Guard, Jackson, Staley High
Guard, Lewis, Brooks High
SECOND TEAM
Forward, Robinson, Carver High
Forward, J. Woodlock, Pelham
Center, Dixon, Center High
Guard, Horne, Brooks High
Guard, C. Austin, Douglas High

The championship winners were:
GIRLS
GIRLS, FIRST PLACE
– Brooks High (Quitman)
SECOND PLACE
– Staley High (Americus)

THIRD PLACE
– Union Normal (Bainbridge)
BOYS, FIRST PLACE
– Center High (Waycross)
SECOND PLACE
– Staley High (Americus)

THIRD PLACE
– Brooks High (Quitman)

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Center High School — Waycross, Georgia

Posted by DaveSanders | Georgia | Posted on March 10th, 2010

Center High School

Waycross, GA

Mascot: Tigers

Colors: Blue & Gold

Year opened: ????
Year closed: ????

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[from Atlanta Daily World, Mar. 24, 1948]

Center, Brooks High Schools Win SGAA Tourney Crowns

Waycross, Ga — (SNS) — Center High School of Waycross, Georgia, rolled over Staley High of Americus, Georgia, 37-25 in the finals of the South Georgia Athletic Association tournament here in city auditorium.

In the girls championship game, Brooks High of Quitman, Ga., out-fought Staley High of Americus 32 to 28 to annex the SGAA crown.

The tournament was a very colorful affair with twenty teams participating including Dasher High, Valdesto; Brooks High, Quitman; Douglas High, Thomasville; Hutto High and Union Normal, Bainbridge; Carver High, Dawson; Tift County Training School, Tifton; and Staley High, Americus.

Union Normal copped the third place spot in the girls division, and Brooks High won the third place ranking in the boys. The coaches for the two first place winners were Calvin W. Rutherford, Brooks High and George James, Center High.

The officials for the tournament were Craig and Johnson of Fort Valley State College, Roulhac and Pruitt of Albany State College, Small of Stanton High, Jacksonville. Trophies were presented to the winners.

The All-Conference teams that were selected bythe officials were:

GIRLS
FIRST TEAM
Forward, Mahomes, Staley High
Forward, Williams, Union Normal
Forward, Evans, Union Normal
Guard, Williams, Brooks High
Guard, Dillard, Staley High
Guard, Watkins, Douglas High
SECOND TEAM
Forward, Brister, Brooks High
Forward, Mack, Mount Moriah
Forward, Morning, Tifton
Guard, Barber, Union Normal
Guard, L. Williams, Mt. Moriah
Guard, Kitchen, Staley High
BOYS
FIRST TEAM
Forward, G. Flourney, Center High
Forward, J. Boyd, Center High
Center, Hayes, Staley High
Guard, Jackson, Staley High
Guard, Lewis, Brooks High
SECOND TEAM
Forward, Robinson, Carver High
Forward, J. Woodlock, Pelham
Center, Dixon, Center High
Guard, Horne, Brooks High
Guard, C. Austin, Douglas High

The championship winners were:
GIRLS
GIRLS, FIRST PLACE
– Brooks High (Quitman)
SECOND PLACE
– Staley High (Americus)
THIRD PLACE
– Union Normal (Bainbridge)
BOYS, FIRST PLACE
– Center High (Waycross)

SECOND PLACE
– Staley High (Americus)
THIRD PLACE
– Brooks High (Quitman)

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Butler High School — Gainesville, Georgia

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Butler High School
Reunion Apparel for E. E. Butler High School, Gainesville, Georgia
Gainesville, GA

Mascot: Tigers

Colors: Maroon & White

Year opened: 1962
Year closed: 1969

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Full name was E. E. Butler High School, Gainesville, Georgia

from Digital Library of Georgia Photograph of E. E. Butler High School, located on Athens Highway. It was constructed in the early 1960s. The students were later transferred to Gainesville High School, and the building has been used by several different groups since then.

Originally Fair Street High School, later rebuilt (in 1962/3) as E. E. Butler High School. Closed in 1969.

Fair Street High School
(????-1962)
GIA Football State Champs: Class B: 1956 Class A: 1957
GIA Girls Basketball Class B State Champs: 1953

Links for Fair Street & Butler High Schools:
Fair Street-Butler High Schools Facebook group
Fair Street-Butler High Schools Alumni Association

E. E. Butler waymarker
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Douglass High School — Thomasville, Georgia

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South Middle School, Henderson, KY (former Henderson City High School) on Google Street View
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Douglass High School gym

Douglass High School
Reunion Apparel for Douglass High School
Thomasville, Thomas County, GA

Mascot: Lions

Colors: Blue & Gold

Year opened: 1902
Year closed: 1970

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There’s an excellent History of Douglass High School on the website of the Jack Hadley Black History Museum.

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Here are some recent Thomasville photos.

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[from Atlanta Daily World, Mar. 24, 1948]

Center, Brooks High Schools Win SGAA Tourney Crowns

Waycross, Ga — (SNS) — Center High School of Waycross, Georgia, rolled over Staley High of Americus, Georgia, 37-25 in the finals of the South Georgia Athletic Association tournament here in city auditorium.

In the girls championship game, Brooks High of Quitman, Ga., out-fought Staley High of Americus 32 to 28 to annex the SGAA crown.

The tournament was a very colorful affair with twenty teams participating including Dasher High, Valdesto; Brooks High, Quitman; Douglas High, Thomasville; Hutto High and Union Normal, Bainbridge; Carver High, Dawson; Tift County Training School, Tifton; and Staley High, Americus.

Union Normal copped the third place spot in the girls division, and Brooks High won the third place ranking in the boys. The coaches for the two first place winners were Calvin W. Rutherford, Brooks High and George James, Center High.

The officials for the tournament were Craig and Johnson of Fort Valley State College, Roulhac and Pruitt of Albany State College, Small of Stanton High, Jacksonville. Trophies were presented to the winners.

The All-Conference teams that were selected bythe officials were:

GIRLS
FIRST TEAM
Forward, Mahomes, Staley High
Forward, Williams, Union Normal
Forward, Evans, Union Normal
Guard, Williams, Brooks High
Guard, Dillard, Staley High
Guard, Watkins, Douglas High
SECOND TEAM
Forward, Brister, Brooks High
Forward, Mack, Mount Moriah
Forward, Morning, Tifton
Guard, Barber, Union Normal
Guard, L. Williams, Mt. Moriah
Guard, Kitchen, Staley High
BOYS
FIRST TEAM
Forward, G. Flourney, Center High
Forward, J. Boyd, Center High
Center, Hayes, Staley High
Guard, Jackson, Staley High
Guard, Lewis, Brooks High
SECOND TEAM
Forward, Robinson, Carver High
Forward, J. Woodlock, Pelham
Center, Dixon, Center High
Guard, Horne, Brooks High
Guard, C. Austin, Douglas High

The championship winners were:
GIRLS
GIRLS, FIRST PLACE
– Brooks High (Quitman)
SECOND PLACE
– Staley High (Americus)
THIRD PLACE
– Union Normal (Bainbridge)
BOYS, FIRST PLACE
– Center High (Waycross)
SECOND PLACE
– StaleyHigh (Americus)
THIRD PLACE
– Brooks High (Quitman)

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[from Gainesville Times, Dec. 22, 1957]

Fair Street Grabs State Title, 13-7

By PHIL JACKSON
Times Sports Editor

Fair Street’s Tigers — sparked by the explosive clutch running of tiny Gene Carrithers — scored early and late here Friday night to defeat a fine Thomasville team, 13-7 and gather their second consecutive Georgia football championship.

With only three minutes and 40 seconds left on the City Park clock and the score knotted at 7-7, Carrithers cracked over tackle on a crossbuck, bounced off one tackler and fought his way six yards for the winning touchdown.

Tiger end Arthur Moss intercepted a pass to stop the last Thomasville threat with 30 seconds remaining. Fair Street ran out the clock and jubilant players lifted Coach E. L. Cabbell and Carrithers to their shoulders for a victorious ride across the gridiron.

Thomasville’s Douglas High Lions were a tough, spirited eleven that featured the keeper runs and passes of quarterback Charlie Ward and the quickie dashes of halfback Roosevelt Reed, but hulking Clarence Niles, David Camp, Johnny Keith, and William Johnson furnished the defensive knocks for Fair Street when they were needed.

Fair Street jumped off to a quick lead in the first quarter. Fullback Ellis Cantrell set up the score when he returned a punt 20 yards to the Thomasville 19.

On the first play, quarterback Cecil Young lofted a high, floating spiral to Moss who gathered it in over his shoulder in the Lion end zone. Cantrell plunged over for the point and a 7-0 lead.

Thomasville’s offense suddenly came alive midway in the second quarter and the Lions drove 69 yards for the tieing tally. Ward’s keeper cutbacks off tackle were the main thrusts of the push. Reed bucked over from the two. Ward carried for the extra point and the teams went out for the half.

Fair’ Street’s strutting band presented an imaginative Christmas show during intermission that was complete even to a formation of a tree with blinking, colored lights.

Neither team could muster an effective offense in the third quarter and through half of the final period.

But just when it seemed a tie was in the books, the Tigers started their winning drive from their 41 yard line with six minutes remaining.

Carrithers got it underway when he burst through center, cut to the sidelines and sped 32 yards to the Thomasville 27. Cantrell hit for five, Carrithers for six, Clifford Stevens for five and Cantrell for five again to the six.

Little Gene then fired his 135-pound frame through for the big one and Fair Street had its 16th straight victory and the state Class A trophy.

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In 1958, the Douglass boy’s basketball team fell to Hunt High School, 58-46, in the Class A State Semi-Finals. Here is an article about the tournament from the March 13, 1958 Fort Valley Leader-Tribune.

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Fair Street High School — Gainesville, Georgia

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Fair Street High School

Gainesville, GA

Mascot: Tigers

Colors: ????

Year opened: ????
Year closed: ????

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Here’s a few Gainesville, GA Facebook groups:
Gainesville, GA
We Love Gainesville, GA!
You Might Be Gainesvillian If…
Proud to be from Gainesvegas!
I Cruised the Strip in Gainesville, Ga
I used all my gas cruising “Uptown” in Gainesville, GA!

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[from Gainesville Times, Dec. 22, 1957]

Fair Street Grabs State Title, 13-7

By PHIL JACKSON
Times Sports Editor

Fair Street’s Tigers — sparked by the explosive clutch running of tiny Gene Carrithers — scored early and late here Friday night to defeat a fine Thomasville team, 13-7 and gather their second consecutive Georgia football championship.

With only three minutes and 40 seconds left on the City Park clock and the score knotted at 7-7, Carrithers cracked over tackle on a crossbuck, bounced off one tackler and fought his way six yards for the winning touchdown.

Tiger end Arthur Moss intercepted a pass to stop the last Thomasville threat with 30 seconds remaining. Fair Street ran out the clock and jubilant players lifted Coach E. L. Cabbell and Carrithers to their shoulders for a victorious ride across the gridiron.

Thomasville’s Douglas High Lions were a tough, spirited eleven that featured the keeper runs and passes of quarterback Charlie Ward and the quickie dashes of halfback Roosevelt Reed, but hulking Clarence Niles, David Camp, Johnny Keith, and William Johnson furnished the defensive knocks for Fair Street when they were needed.

Fair Street jumped off to a quick lead in the first quarter. Fullback Ellis Cantrell set up the score when he returned a punt 20 yards to the Thomasville 19.

On the first play, quarterback Cecil Young lofted a high, floating spiral to Moss who gathered it in over his shoulder in the Lion end zone. Cantrell plunged over for the point and a 7-0 lead.

Thomasville’s offense suddenly came alive midway in the second quarter and the Lions drove 69 yards for the tieing tally. Ward’s keeper cutbacks off tackle were the main thrusts of the push. Reed bucked over from the two. Ward carried for the extra point and the teams went out for the half.

Fair’ Street’s strutting band presented an imaginative Christmas show during intermission that was complete even to a formation of a tree with blinking, colored lights.

Neither team could muster an effective offense in the third quarter and through half of the final period.

But just when it seemed a tie was in the books, the Tigers started their winning drive from their 41 yard line with six minutes remaining.

Carrithers got it underway when he burst through center, cut to the sidelines and sped 32 yards to the Thomasville 27. Cantrell hit for five, Carrithers for six, Clifford Stevens for five and Cantrell for five again to the six.

Little Gene then fired his 135-pound frame through for the big one and Fair Street had its 16th straight victory and the state Class A trophy.

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