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Webster County Family Album
Webster County Family Album

Sunday Gleaner and Journal
Henderson, Kentucky
March 10, 1935
used with permission


Webster County Quint to enter State Contests

Nebo and Madisonville Eliminated in Semi-Finals at Earlington

Earlington, Ky.,  March 9 -- (Special) --  The Dixon Dragons won
the cage championship of the Third Region and the right to
represent the region in the state basketball tournament by out
maneuvering a quintet of scrapy Poole Tigers to win the finals of
the tournament by a 30-26 margin here tonight.
Dixon's sweep through the two-day regional tournament began with
a brilliant victory, 24-18, over a powerful Henderson Purple
Flash.  In the semi-finals, the Dragons smeared Nebo 36-28.
An all-tournament squad of eight players, picked by tournament
officials and sport writers placed Jones of Nebo, Brill of Dixon
and D. Melton of Poole as forwards; Crowe of Dixon and R. Tapp of
Poole as pivot men and Jones of Dixon, Deal of Madisonville and
Peyton of Nebo as guard.
Each member of the all tourney team was awarded silver
basketballs.  Dixon was presented the championship trophy, Poole,
the runner-up award, and Nebo the third place trophy.
Dixon won her way to the finals defeating Nebo, 36-28 in the
first morning game.
Dixon got away to a slow start, but made the most of a big second
quarter to grab a substantial lead.  Nebo's Aces outscored the
Dragons in the third period.  At the end of the quarter Dixon led
by only a two-goal margin but the Dragons drew away from their
opponents in the final canto.
Poole won the second semi-final tilt, defeating Madisonville,
40-22, after getting away to a similar slow start.  At the
quarter Poole trailed, 7 to 4, and at the half held a bare
13-12 advantage.
At the three-quarter mark, the totals stood, 24-17.  In the last
period the Maroons staged a formidable tally, coming within two
points of their opponents, but clever shooting by the Poole squad
snatched the fat out of the fire.
In a hard fought preliminary that was one of the best games of
the entire meet, the Nebo Purple Aces won the third place
distinction by nosing out Madisonville, 30 to 27.  The game was
close all the way, neither team ever being in the van by more
than four points.
Dixon's towering basketeers had things their own way in the first
quarter of the final game, scoring nine points, while R. Tapp
made three free throws for Poole's total of the period.  The
second quarter was much like the first, with Dixon making 12
points to Poole's seven.
The two aggregations battled on almost even terms in the third
stanza, which ended 27-17, but in the last period Poole's Bengals
spurted amazingly, and when the final whistle blew were only four
point behind.
Joe Brill, whose perfectly timed push shots were the feature of
the scrap, Crowe and Tapp were outstanding for the Dixon floor
artists.  Cates and R. Tapp, who led the Poole rally, topped the
Tiger list.

Finals Lineups:
DIXON (30)          FG   FT   PF
Tapp, f              4    1    1
Brill, f             5    0    2
Crowe, c             2    2    2
Rayburn, g           1    0    3
N. Jones, g          1    1    0

     TOTALS         13    4    8

POOLE  (26)         FG   FT   PF
G. Melton, f         1    1    0
D. Melton, f         2    0    3
R. Tapp, c           2    4    3
Cates, g             4    1    1
C. Tapp, g           1    0    1

     TOTALS         10    6    8
Referee - Ellis (Central City); umpire - Hummel (Central City)


Morning Gleaner
Henderson, Kentucky
Thursday, March 14, 1935
used with permission


Drawings Held for State Tournament Which Will Open Today

Lexington, Ky., March 13 (AP)--Drawings for the state high school
basketball tournament to be held here Thursday, Friday and
Saturday of this week were made tonight at a meeting of the
coaches of the teams entered in the tourney.
The drawings and the times set for the first round games follow:
Kirksey vs. Danville, 1 p.m.
Tompkinsville vs. Annville, 2 p.m.
Frankfort vs. Newport, 3 p.m.
Dixon vs. Maysville, 4 p.m.
Campbellsville vs Mt. Sterling, 5 p.m.
St. Xavier vs. Benham, 7 p.m.
Calvert City vs. Bardstown, 8 p.m.
Central City vs. Inez, 9 p.m.

The first round games will be played Thursday, quarter finals
Saturday afternoon and the finals Saturday night.

Morning Gleaner
Henderson, Kentucky
Friday, March 15, 1935
used with permission


Maysville Cops Webster Boys and Golden Tide Licked by Inez.

Lexington, Ky., March 14. -- Three of the five outstanding
tournament favorites had been eliminated at the close of the
first round of the Kentucky Interscholastic Basketball meet at
the University gymnasium here tonight.  They were Central City,
Benham, and Frankfort.
Central City's Golden Tide, winner of the Little Sixteen net
title and the outstanding cage representative from Western
Kentucky, went down 20 to 15 before Inez in the closing game of
the day.
Newport, a squad which the observant fans are predicting is
headed for the state title, trounced Frankfort 30 to 20.  St.
Xavier, another favorite for the championship dropped Benham 22
to 16 in one of the best games of the first round.  Kirksey, a
powerful aggregation from the Mayfield region, was no match for
Danville, the last half of the five picked teams, and lost, 33 to
Dixon's Dragons, who won their way to the state meet by beating
Poole in the finals of the Third Regional fracas, lost a strictly
defensive game to Maysville 15 to 12.
In the quarter finals today, Maysville plays Tompkinsville,
Newport meets Maysville, Mt. Sterling tackles St. Xavier, and
Calvert City tangles with Inez.


St. Xavier of Louisville went on to win the 1935 State Tournament
by defeating Newport 32-18.

Photo of the 1935 Dixon Dragons
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