Return to Championship Form
January 26, 2023
Following the 1961 WHS basketball team’s state runner-up season, the 1962 and 1963 teams could not advance out of the district into the statewide playoffs. Despite having a number of fine players, including the legendary Don Appleman in 1962, the WHS teams could not defeat a tall, talented Gallitzin team in 1962 or a state championship squad from Rothrock in 1963. However, the 1964 WHS team won the District 6 Championship, returning the Blue Pirates to the championship level. The team advanced to the Western Regional final where a fine Coudersport team eliminated the WHS squad.