Fleming-Neon 53rd District basketball champs!
The Fleming-Neon Pirates defeated the Jenkins Cavaliers, the 53rd District favorites, by an overwhelming score of 68 to 43. The Pirates were very excited about this game and were prepared to win. The Pirates could do nothing wrong, and the Cavaliers didn’t do anything right.
The Pirates received the opening tipoff, took the ball down the court and made the basket. Jenkins got the ball, took it up court, shot, and missed their basket. The Pirates got the ball for the second time and made another two points. The Pirates then led by a score of 4 to 0, and then kept the lead until the last second of the ball game.
On Saturday, the Pirates met the Whitesburg Yellowjackets in the championship game. After a hard-fought game, the Pirates defeated the Yellowjackets by a score of 52 to 39.
After the game, Coach Roberts received our trophy. The boys that received individual trophies were: Jimmy Harriston, Bug Yonts, Lovell Branch, and Casey Peake.
Being the 53rd District champs, the Pirates were entitled to play in the 14th Regional Tournament where they were to go up against Hazard.
The Pirates were defeated by Hazard with a score of 37 to 43.
Our Fleming-Neon actors
“All the world’s a stage and everyone must play a part,” wrote Shakespeare long ago. Even today we think this still holds true. Although this is not Hollywood and there are no studios close, we still think we have our actors. Therefore, we decided to go on a talent hunt, and this is the result.
Petula Clark — Louella Greene; Dave Clark — Jimmy McAuley; Elvis Presley — Danny Craft; The Supremes — Rosemary B., Janice P., Charlinda H.; Jerry Lewis — Terry Bentley; Dick Clark — Jimmy Meade; Davy Jones — Noah Fleming; Mike Nesmith — George Smith; Peter Tork — Robbie Pigg; Micky Dolenz — Lloyd Abdoo; Barbara Eden — Gail Hall; Dean Martin — Wayne Stapleton; Frank Sinatra — Jeff Stephens; Nancy Sinatra — Mary Jane Lively; Johnny Cash — Dennis Nelson; Loretta Lynn — Linda Craft; Porter Wagner — Donnie Banks; Herman — Sam Quillen.
Seniors: The senior class is looking forward to the senior trip. They have been selling candy and Stanley Products to meet the amount required to take them on the trip. Mr. Boxley visited the seniors, Tuesday, March 21, to take orders for their announcements needed for graduation. They also ordered Senior Keys and Key Rings.
Juniors: The juniors are making plans for the Junior- Senior Prom coming up in April. They have been selling toothbrushes and cards in order to make money to sponsor the prom.
Sophomores and Freshmen: These classes have no plans or activities as of now, but we are sure that they will make some plans in the near future.
Future Teachers Club: The Futures plan to have a spring picnic on March 24. They plan to go to the Breaks of the Mountains. They also plan a trip to Eastern Kentucky University.
Future Homemakers Club: The FHA projects are to have a sock hop, a spring party, and to attend the Spring District Future Homemaker’s Meeting. April 2-9 is National FHA week. Girl’s Conservation Club:
The Girl’s Conservation
Club plans to have a sock hop.
Beta Club: The Beta Club is busy planning a Teacher Appreciation Day at Fleming Neon. The graduating senior members are looking forward to receiving Beta pocket emblems on Honor Day. The Beta members are still taking orders for personalized stationery.
The Photographers Club: The Photographers Club is planning to have a picture contest and award the prettiest picture and the craziest picture. A dress-up day is being planned.
(The above articles from the 1967 Fleming-Neon Yearbook and Pirate Eye Newspapers)