Massey Hill High School
1062 Southern Avenue
Fayetteville, NC 28306
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.
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– Massey Hill High School Facebook group
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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.