2009-02-12 / Sports

MHS Basketball 1,000-Point Banners Unveiled

Seated: Eleanor Baker Sipes, Julie Steele, Dee DeShong, Marla McElhaney Wyland and Jody Pepple; standing: Russell Glazier, Matt Spriggs, Steve Weller, Danny Miller, David Thomas, Foster Earley and Martin Shimer. Unable to attend: Kim Spriggs, Lory Baker, Brian Davis and Leonard Thomas. Seated: Eleanor Baker Sipes, Julie Steele, Dee DeShong, Marla McElhaney Wyland and Jody Pepple; standing: Russell Glazier, Matt Spriggs, Steve Weller, Danny Miller, David Thomas, Foster Earley and Martin Shimer. Unable to attend: Kim Spriggs, Lory Baker, Brian Davis and Leonard Thomas. Several "legends of the hardwood" returned to Mc- Connellsburg High School gym on a recent Friday evening to be honored with the unveiling of "1,000 Point Club" scoring banners. Through a generous donation from an area businessman, the MHS Varsity Club was able to purchase banners to recognize the former Spartan and Lady Spartan scoring leaders.

Prior to the start of the county rival game between Forbes Road and MHS boys, 12 of the 16 athletes listed on the banners were introduced and presented a special momento by coaches Audrey Hall, Dave Sowers and Denny Pollock.

The "1,000 Point Club" members scored a grand total of more than 21,000 points in their careers. Although many area sports fans remember their accomplishments when they were lighting up the scoreboard, many of the present athletes had only heard their names. The evening provided a great opportunity for everyone to see these past outstanding athletes and bring old memories back to the gym.

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