Appears 1957 was the last year Central had a girl’s basketball team while on Dodds Avenue. Anybody know the background on why?
Girl’s Basketball Teams at Central
Author: Bob Johnson
Graduated from Central in 1965. Had the honor of being Mr. Central 1965. Started on the Central Basketball Team for three years and was a member of the Track Team in my senior year. Shared command with Bryant Millsaps of the Central JROTC unit in my senior year. Other activites at Central are documented in the 1963 -1965 Champions. Received an athletic scholarship and played Division I College Basketball for four years. When I graduated from Auburn in 1969, I was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army Adjutant General Corps and served 25 years on active duty, retiring in 1994. Some of the military awards I earned include the Legion of Merit, one Meritorious Service Medal for Achievement, six Meritorious Service Medals for Service, Joint Service Medal for Achievement, two Army Commendations Medals, and Viet Nam Service Medal. After retirement in 1994, I became a Real Estate Broker until my second retirement in 2010. I am passionate about Central History and am pleased to be Administrator of this Blog/Site. View All Posts
5 thoughts on “Girl’s Basketball Teams at Central”
Well Bob they sort of, uh… sucked and school support was nil. The person to ask would be Judy Steinmann Curtis who was a junior on that last team. Why not pose the question on the connection site, or e-mail judy directly; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Football was more important therefore the girls didn’t receive the recognition. Women still fight for recognition. One thing I’ll never forget is when I scored 22 points in one game, couldn’t miss.
BTW the early Central girls basketball teams 1910-12 ruled. I’ll post some info on them when I get into 1910.
I always loved sports. We weren’t the greatest but we were girls not football players. I’ll never forget scoring 22 points in one game. It is a great memory.
The success of early Central Women’s Basketball Teams was what brought the question to my mind. Even at Lookout Valley Junior High School, we still had competetive women’s basketball in early 60s. Will be interesting to study why support at Central wained.