Bronaugh Basketball - 1924

The photo below was shared by Desiree Luca. This great photo shows the Bronaugh boy's basketball team from 1924:

The article below from the October 22, 1924, Bronaugh Journal, lists the names of the players. Linn Holland identifies his dad, Vernon Holland, as the player in the middle of the second row. Desiree Luca identifies her great grandfather, Charles Henson, as the player second row right. I'm pretty sure that Howard Doores is second row left. That leaves the two players on the front row and the one standing beside the coach as unidentified. The unidentified players would be Otis Truskett, Marvin Stevens and Dewey Harkreader. We hope that someone can tell us which name belongs to which player.

This article from October 22, 1924, lists the players and also indicates how good the Bronaugh team must have been (or how bad Moundville was). The knee pads that the players are wearing are a reminder that the floor in the Bronaugh gym which had been built in 1922 had a TILE floor and was mighty hard.


The article to the right is from November 5, 1924, after the Bronaugh teams had played the teams from Cockerell, Kansas. Notice that it tells that the players looked good in their RED uniforms. Don Irwin tells that in the early years of Bronaugh basketball, that the players had to purchase their own uniforms, meaning that they could pick the color that year.

Cockerill was a school in Crawford County, Kansas, now sharing the same zipcode as Mulberry. So we can assume that the town name was mis-spelled throughout this Bronaugh Journal article.

The Bronaugh Journal of February 6, 1924, scolded the Nevada newspaper for not covering a big victory by Bronaugh's girl's basketball team. So they ran a large picture and article about the successes.

The players are identified as (l to r):

  • Top Row: Mildred Loud, Effie Daugherty, Dorris Daugherty
  • Middle Row: Marie Brubaker, Gladys Linn, Lee Earl Thompson, Nancy Daugherty
  • Bottom Row: Dallas Sherrell, Evelyn Linn

The article below was from the same newspaper issue and gives additional details about the team. It is especially interesting to see the number of technical fouls. It was either a rough game, or technicals were called on a different standard back then. PS - Please don't be offended by the Junior Class Activity that is described near the end of the article. Remember, it was 1924.

The old newspaper photo is quite grainy. If anyone has an original scan of the girl's team picture, we could replace the newspaper one.

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