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Forgotten Pirates: The 1967 Basketball Team


February 16, 2023

1966 Team Front row: Dick Wilkinson, Jeff Appleman, Bruce Houck and Rich Tate. Middle row: Manager Don Grannas, Wayne Detwiler, Bill Kagarise, Pepper Appleman and manager Ken Weimert. Back row: Coach Jerry Campbell, Tom Frye, Ken Aurandt, Chris Detweiller and coach Dick Buckley.

From 1955 through 1968, Williamsburg High School produced basketball teams that won numerous league and district titles, advanced to the state championship game six times, and twice won the Class C (now Class A) State Championship. Many of these teams are local legends.

However, one of the best teams of the era is sometimes forgotten. This is the 1967 team. Sandwiched between the 1966 State Championship team and the 1968 team that advanced to the state title game, losing by only one point, the 1967 team is sometimes slighted in what it accomplished.

The 1967 team, coached by Dick Buckley...

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