Letter to the Editor

Power of the Dons: Basketball Greats Amaze Opponents


September 28, 2023

To the Editor:

Another of the basketball greats of the Morrisons Cove area, Don Witherspoon, was accorded his due as an important contributor to the Altoona community, as reported in a recent edition of the Herald. In the three seasons, 1958-61, I was basketball manager for the Morrisons Cove High Blue Jays and the inaugural Central High Scarlet Dragons. Our teams had some success, thanks to some good players. But we also had the blessing of playing against and observing some even more amazing talents, both named Don: Appleman of Williamsburg and Witherspoon of Claysburg-Kimmel. Both were...

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