Whitesburg KY

Moments and Memories of WHS




Jackets lose to Fleming and Lynch

Saturday evening a determined WHS team traveled to Lynch to attempt to avenge the defeats they have suffered so far this season. The Bulldogs, displaying great strength, flipped the Yellowjackets 85-63, as Yarborough and Florek combined their forces and tallied 38 points for Lynch.

The Bulldogs jumped to a quick lead and were never headed. The first quarter ended 22-10. In the second frame the Jackets picked up 16 points to Lynch’s 24.

Lynch held a 46-26 lead at the half and opened the gas to 72- 42 at the third canto’s end.

The Jackets outscored the winners by 21-13 in the final eight minutes.

The Yellowjackets hit 45 percent of their free shots, while Lynch hit 7 percent.

The Whitesburg boys attempted 18 free throws and hit 9, while the Lynch quaint tallied 15 out of 18 at the line. High point man for the Bulldogs was Yarborough who collected 20 while Waldo Stamper paced the Jackets with 27 points.

Fleming drops Whitesburg 67-54

Given a brilliant 21-point performance by guard Daniel Tackett and forward Charles Baker, the Fleming Pirates routed archrival Whitesburg’s Yellowjackets, 67- 54, here Tuesday night. Tackett amassed his 21 points on nine field goals and 3 of 4 free throws, while Baker collected his on 4 field goals and 13 of 14 free throws.

As the first period was underway the game was nip and tuck as the quarter ended 13-10. In the second frame Burton’s Jackets collected 11 to the Pirates 10.

In the third stanza Fleming tallied 23 points and the Jackets 11. The fourth period was the battle of the century as with three minutes left to play the Pirates maintained a 14-point lead, but with 57 seconds left in the final period the Pirates’ lead was cut to 6. Then the Pirates exploded and left the Jackets baffled.

High point man for the Jackets was Gordon Combs who tallied 19 points while Baker and Tackett shared the scoring honors each with 21.

(The above article from the Jan. 22, 1959 Mountain Eagle.)

Charles E. Martin: Born 3-9-41; Ambition, Education in Math, Science, Psychology; Favorite Song, “Sea Cruise”; Expression, “ Yes sir, Mr. Burkich”; Advice to underclassmen, He who tooteth not his own horn, the same shall not be tooted; Wildlife Club 3; Pep Club 1, 2, 3, 4; “W” Club 3, President 4; President of Freshman Class; V.P. Senior Class; Football, 4 years; Voted “Most Intelligent Boy” by the Senior Class.

Donna Lois Adams: Born 7-27-42; Ambition, Teacher; Favorite Song, “We’re Late”; Favorite Expression, None; Advice to underclassmen, “Beware”; Voted “Girl Most Likely to Succeed” by the Senior Class; Pep Club 2, 3, 4.

Chad Edward Back: Born 5-13-41; Ambition, To stay as young as Jack; Favorite Song, “That’s Why”; Favorite Expression, What a groundhog! Advice to underclassmen, Try to stay in class and not in the office; Mgr. of the Football Team, Basketball Team and the Track Team, four years.

Harold Vance: Born 5-22- 41; Ambition, Engineer; Favorite Expression, What ye say! Advice to underclassmen, Study hard but have a good time; Beta Club, 3, 4.

Peggy Annette Craft: Born 5-23-41; Ambition, Nursing; Favorite Song, “How Great Thou Art”; Favorite Expression, “Oh, Well”; Advice to underclassmen, “Remember now thy creator in the days of thy youth.” Eccles. 12:1; Voted “Best Pianist” by the Senior Class; Bible Club 1, President of Bible Club 2, 3; Beta Club 3, 4; Nurses Club 3, 4; French Club 3.

Charles Blaine Hall: Born 12-03-40; Ambition, Can’t tell anybody; Favorite Song, “Please Love Me Forever”; Favorite Expression, “Hello”; Advice to the underclassmen, Don’t do anything that I wouldn’t do; Voted “Best Personality, Boy” by the Senior Class; Wildlife Club 1, 2, 3; Pep Club 1, 2; Music Club 2, 3; Science Club 2, 3, 4; Football 1, 4; Baseball 1, 2, 3; Basketball 1, 2, 3.

Vonda Faye Addington: Born 8-12-40; Ambition- Teacher; Favorite Song; “My Heart Is an Open Book”; Favorite Expression, Holy Mackerel; Advice to the underclassmen, Always obey the rules and regulations and someday you may be making rules for someone else; Beta Club 3, 4; Science Club 2, 3, Treasurer 4; Art Club 3; Tri-Hi-Y 1; Chorus 2; Annual Staff 4.

Sherl Lewis: Born 9-16- 40: Ambition, To swim the ocean; Favorite Song, “Tragedy”; Favorite Expression, Help, I’m Lost; Advice to underclassmen, Be Good; Voted “Best Bandsman” by the Senior Class; Wildlife Club 2, 3; Music Club 2, 3; Pep Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Band, 1, 2, 3, 4; Sec.-Treasurer 3.

The Washington trip by way of the grapevine

Judy Combs locked her roommates, Mary Grace and Phyllis, out of their room.

Mr. Burkich had to buy Cokes for all of the students who walked up the Washington Monument.

Mr. Preston and Mr. Armstrong played cards with some of the boys in the hotel rooms. They won.

Mary Frances Bradshaw packed up and left Emma, Sybil, and Jo.

Janice Jones is a good photographer according to the pictures she took of Betty and Genny.

Judy Combs, Bert, Chad, Bobby Jean and Chrystal got lost at the zoo and almost missed the bus.

Jo Lark fainted when she walked up the Washington Monument steps.

Some girls wrapped Jowanda up in a blanket and threw her in front of Mr. Day’s door about 4 o’clock in the morning.

(The above articles from the 1959 Black Kats and the Yearbook.)

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