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ORIGINAL FLIPPIN GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM Clipping from the Mt. Echo Newspaper (no date)
Submitted by: Jeana Houghton (Jlhoughton@aol.com)
Byline: Ned Phillips: "For the past several months I have received many questions about early basketball. I finally started trying to come up with a few of the differences between modern day basketball and the way the equipment and clothing differed to early twenties type. To begin with the early goals were of the proper heights but were made out of worn wagon wheel tires at the local blacksmith shop. It was hoped that the school grounds might be level enough for easy playing, but that was not necessarily true and when it remained (rained?) the situation became totally impossible. The girls used the same Sears and Roebuck volleyball that the boys used. A basketball was ordered but somewhere along the line the situation became a bit out of phase.
(Can anyone identify the girls in this photo? If so please let me know. Thanks. Linda)