BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM 1933-34
FROM THE LEFT, STANDING, COACH FOX, MX GARTELL, "TOM" PIERCE, LOWELL FRANK, "SONNY" STEINMAN AND CAR "SAM" ADAMS.
SEATED, RAY PEPLER, MGR., LEON BACKUS, RICHARD "RIP" WHEAT, LESTER PAGE, ORIN "PAT" BIGGS, "JIM" SCOTT AND GERALD GREGORY, ASS'T MGR.
It must be remembered that some of the players were in their Senior year of high school while others had two or even three years ahead of them before graduation. These boys battled their way to the season Championship of the Susquenango League. Remember? Pictured, in last week's Courier showed "Stace" Trusdale in the lineup and PTT should have remembered being told, years ago, that he, with the possible exception of the late Reginald Lee, very likely was the best "Ball Stealer" in DHS Varsity Basketball history. PTT's scribe did not live in Deposit during the basketball days of "Reg," but easily recalls that "Stace" was very fast and possessed of almost perfect timeing which enabled him to seemingly come from nowhere, so to speak, and frequently relieve his opponent of the basketball. The speed and timing very often added two points to the Varsity's score. PTT may well be wrong but believes these were the days of "Low score" basketball with the rules being changed in later years so that wins with total scores of 110 to 105 (for example) being today accepted as customary rather than the exception.
Submitted from the Wheat Family album by Joan (Wheat) Field, Marcellus, NY
note-Richard "Rip" Wheat is a picture of my father.
I think PTT stands for "Passing The Time"