Today is the 110th anniversary of a rematch between the Norwalk High School boy’s team and Berlin Heights. In the first game on December 18, 1906, the Norwalk squad traveled to Berlin Heights, and won 19 to 11. This time, on Friday, January 11, 1907, Berlin Heights made the trip to Norwalk, but suffered an even greater loss than in the first match: 39 to 16.
Both The Daily Reflector and The Evening Herald had extensive coverage of the game in their Saturday editions. The Norwalk team started strong, scoring eight unanswered point in the first few minutes. The Reflector’s article cited the Norwalk team’s “fast play and brilliant basket-shooting” as the reason for their win.
Here’s the roster for Norwalk, with the number of points for each. Those who were in the Class of 1907 are identified with links to their WeRelate pages.
Forwards: Arthur Young (Captain), 24 point; Clifford Williams, 7 points.
Center: Pitt Curtiss, Jr, 2 points.
Guards: Sheldon Laning, 1 point; Homer Beattie and Harry Holiday, no points.
The girl’s apparently did not play that weekend; there is no mention of the in either paper. That would change soon enough. The post that will cover that game will be the first of series of the “New Athletic Woman” movement of 110 years ago.
Filed under: Arthur Young, Harry Holiday, Homer Beattie, Norwalk HS Class of 1907, Norwalk OH High School, Sheldon Laning, Uncategorized | Tagged: Basketball 1907, Beattie Genealogy, Holiday Genealogy, Laning Genealogy, Norwalk Evening Herald, Norwalk High School Class of 1907, Norwalk Ohio History, Norwalk Reflector, Young Genealogy |