LONE JACK HIGH SCHOOL
Lone Jack Alumni and Others:
Twenty years ago, some immeasurable time was expended while researching and subsequently updating the history of Lone Jack High School basketball. That effort is presented here.
The compilation at the end of this "page" will link the reader to any specific year, and the year as shown (e.g., 1937) will represent the school year (1936-37).
Except for a few deemed "star" players and "unforgettable" teams in the author's subjective opinion at the time - some of whom are showcased in the table of contents - no conscious effort was made to consider any particular team or person.
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In several instances, the primary sources (newspaper sports departments) were providing only minimal coverage of the tournaments, therefore only an abbreviated review is provided here.
The primary sources were selected copies of the Pineville Sun-Courier, Harlan Daily Enterprise and Middlesboro Daily News - and emphases were placed upon the tournaments and the events surrounding them.
1931 was not the beginning of Lone Jack High School nor its basketball program. It was chosen as the beginning for this effort.
Many other persons from our district, regional, and state schools are mentioned in these several pages as they inter-related with the Lone Jack basketball program.
This effort is concerned primarily with boys basketball, although many of the years will highlight the girls' programs. Before a long hiatus which ended in the '70s, girls basketball was superbly played in Kentucky's high schools.
The negro schools' basketball histories (prior to integration of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association and the Kentucky Athletic Association League in 1957) are not visited.