The Tribune displays photos from past Jackson County athletics in a weekly feature called “Throwback Thursday.”
We would like your photos and memories. Please email sports editor Jordan Morey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 812-523-7069.
(Following information is for this week’s feature)
The 1955-56 Crothersville boys basketball team and cheerleaders celebrate after winning the Jackson County Invitational Tournament at Shields Memorial Gymnasium.
Story continues below gallery
In the finals, the Tigers defeated Tampico 60-42. Francis Schill and Jim Sizemore each scored 15 points in the finals.
Back row, from left, assistant coach Cohen, Don Thorneycroft, Gary Polley, Sizemore, Bill Kinney, Jim Prewitt, Schill, Dewey Turner, Clyde Davis, Kenneth Helton, Coach Bill Peden. Kneeling to the left of the cheerleaders are Jim Stewart and Gary Peyton. Cheerleaders, from left, Donna Hildreth, Marie Turner, Bob Montgomery and Peggy Prewitt.
The first JCI tourney was in 1953.
Schill, a 5-9 junior, won the first annual Jackson County Coaches Player Award at the close of the tournament. The presentation, made by judge John M. Lewis was made to Schill because of “his outstanding sportsmanship during the tourney and because of his display of consistent ability and good basketball playing.”
This week’s photo was submitted by the Schill family.