We know that Lomax High School boys competed in basketball. It is possible other sports such as baseball and track
were offered. We are in need of the school's team mascot, the team uniform colors, and the fight song. We are also
searching for photos and season records, including coach's names, of the Lomax teams.
Roberta Van Briesen
found the following 1923 newspaper article at the web address of http://hancock.ilgenweb.net/1923clips.html
. This is currently the extent of the information we have regarding the Lomax High School boys basketball
"The Fountain Green High School Basket Ball team defeated the Lomax High
School Basket Ball team in an out-door game at Fountain Green on November 7th, with a score of 5 to 8.
Yetter and Ivan Latherow played forwards on the Fountain Green squad. These boys were supported
by Harlan Lenix as center and with John Larson and Fred Shipman as guards.
During the last half Russell Shipman and Melvin Latherow guarded the Lomax forwards. And
it was no easy job to guard Robert Pence of Lomax. Pence made all of the points for Lomax.
Yetter was the star player on the Fountain Green squad, making two goals in each half.
The game was
a very clean game and was refereed by George Hoover of Lomax. Only two fouls were called; one a personal
foul on Russell Shipman of Fountain Green and one a technical foul
on Clifford Pence of Lomax.
The second game between these teams will probably
be played at Lomax in the near future."
Thank you to Roberta Van Briesen for her continued support of the Glory Days website. Her relentless
research made the development of this page possible.
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