A Norwalk Weekend: Rough Basketball Play and a House Party

After his success serving as toastmaster for the Republican McKinley Banquet, Congressman-elect Jay Laning did not rest on his laurels, but headed out of town on a business trip. He left town shivering from near zero temperatures, but returned on Friday to more balmy weather, and a town ready to enjoy the weekend.

jolly-fiveBasketball was on the agenda. The weekend had started early for sports, when a newly formed group of young men who called themselves the Jolly Five lost to the Fremont Halycon in a game so rough that the Norwalk forward dislocated his shoulder.

The Norwalk boys team also had a close, physical game at the High Schools hall Friday night, losing to Sandusky 14 to 13. A sophomore-freshman championship followed that game, and the sophomores embarrassed their juniors, 59 to 2. At what point did the spectators melt away, I wonder.

Three students of the Norwalk High School Class of 1907 did not stick around for these games, however. Sarah Barnett, Cleo Collins, and Alice McCammon, accompanied by Norwalk High School alumnus Sophia Harkness left on the four p.m. train to Steuben for a house party hosted by Miss McCammon.

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Sarah Barnett

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Cleo Collins

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Alice McCammon

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Sophia Harkness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:

“Play Good Game,” The Norwalk Evening Herald, February 1, 1907, page 4, column 3.

“Sandusky Won,” The Norwalk Daily Reflector, February 2, 1907, page 1, column 1.

“House Party at Steuben,” The Norwalk Daily Reflector, February 2, 1907, page 1, column 2.

 

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