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
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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

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Massey Hill High School Facebook group

Massey Hill High School History

Yearbooks For Sale

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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.

5 Responses to “Massey Hill High School — Fayetteville, North Carolina”

  1. Tim Cannon says:

    Facebook Group is: “Massey Hill High School alumni”
    I started this group earlier in 2011 and we now have 325 members and ex Pirates.
    Drop by for a visit. Tim



  3. Karen (wright) Maness says:

    Yes i was a student at Massey hill in 1972 . There were thin yearbooks. I’m trying to get a hold of one . Can you help me?

  4. logan says:

    ahhhhh memories. i actually miss the place and my old teachers. 🙂

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