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1959-60 Men's Basketball Team

Standing left to right:  Jerry Wade, Doug Schelp, Phil Straight, Bob Vickrey, John (Wendell) Fuehring, Vincin Yount and Jim Koch.  Kneeling left to right:  Tony (Junior) Ballenger, varsity manager Ken Hollingsworth, Coach Ken Dyer, junior varsity manager Don Hurd and Phil Keeney.  Not pictured:  Rob Werneke and Roy Hulett.

 

The 1959-60 men’s basketball team was led by second-year coach Ken Dyer and were the winners of the Western Missouri Conference with an 11-1 record.  The Hounds team took first place in three tournaments – Concordia, Knob Noster and the Western Missouri Conference tournament at Wellington – and earned trophies in two additional tournaments.  The team ended their successful season as the runner-up in the Missouri State Class M Regional tournament.

 

Each starting member of the team was high point man at one time during their season.  Doug Schelp was chosen by the Kansas City Star for the All-Star team and Bob Vickrey was chosen for the second team; both were Hounds co-captains.  Vickrey went on to play basketball for Kansas City National College.  Several SSHS individual and team records are still held by this group of athletic and productive players. 

Sweet Springs High School

Athletic Hall of Fame

"We are HERE to MAKE sure that all athletes who made an impact on the history of our school athletic programs name will be recognized!" - Anonymous