600 South Monitor Drive
colors: Gold & Maroon
Year opened: ????
Year closed: ????
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[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. 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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