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1933-34 Centralia High School Basketball Team
The Centralia Sports Hall of Fame
1994 Team Award Winner

Front Row: Ralph Baysinger, Fred Branson, Vernon Struck, Lowell Spurgeon, David Waterbury, George Welborn, Ray Smith; Second Row: W. Geilhausen, Robert Correll; Third Row: Lawrence O’Neal, Loyd Lent, Jack Sligar, Dwight North, Harry Focht, Ray Sanders, Jack McClelland; Fourth Row: Head Coach A.L Trout, Cliff Boles, Manager Ward Ellison, Donald Pardue, Assistant Coach Harry Lutz; Not Pictured: Carl Morgan, and Carl Benefiel.

With a record of 30-5, this team proved to be one of the best in C.H.S. annals. Their first game at state (Sweet Sixteen) the Troutmen fell to Quincy 23-31. Quincy went on to win state with only one loss, that was to Centralia at the Pontiac Tourney.  Lowell Spurgeon gained first team All-State honors for a second time.




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