many instances, was not a success in Pottsville last season. There were many discouraging defeats, but the fellows stuck it
out, and made a record better than last year's team.
Excellant talent in the lower classes was discovered this year, which augurs well for future seasons. The team this year
was exceptionally small, and this fact accounts for some of the setbacks received. Nineteen games were played of which seven
were won and twelve were lost. Of these seven games won, four were league games.
An interesting but discouraging fact is that the team did not win a league game on a foreign
floor. We wish next year's coach and team a more successful season than that of this year and we here present a resume of
Captain Decatur "Dick"
Moore- Guard and Forward- Dick was the handy man on the team this year. He was constantly being shifted from guard to forward
or vice versa. Dick played fine ball throughout the season, and this was, by far, his banner year. Dick recovered more loose
balls than any other member of the team, and always played a sterling game for his school, but plays as one of five units.
This accounts for his success.
Niece-Center- Johnnie's regular position was forward, but because of his height, he was shifted to center this year. In the standing
of the number of points scored, he comes second. He was only defeated by three points. The coach could always depend upon
Johnnie to give all he had. This is his last year at Pottsville. We hope to hear from Johnnie at Penn.
Clifton " Mike" Cockill-Forward- Mike, our diminutive forward, was high
scorer for the entire schedule of nineteen games. He was one of the most accurate left-hand shots that we have seen in action,
his specialty being one-hand stabs from the side. He is also a clever floorman and often fooled his opponents by quick thoughts,
and actions. Mike played his best games at Coatsville and Pottstown, where he displayed his abbilty to delight of his teammates.
Edward "Ski" Kunkel-Guard- "Ski" was the fighting guard on
the team. If a man got a basket it was not because "Ski" had not tried to prevent it. Durning the last half of the
season, he became accurate as a foul shooter and also proficient in dropping them in from the center of the floor. "Ski"
will always be remembered for the great game he played against Bethlehem at home.
Nathaniel "Nat" Cooper-Guard- This was "Nat's" first year of varsity basketball,
and his last year at Pottsville, as he will graduate this year. "Nat" certainly did play great basketball in the
game with Hazleton, which made up for his slumps during the season.
Willard "Bill" Levan-Manager- We owe all the financial success that we had this year to Bill. As you all know, the
receipts from this basketball season put the Athletic Association out of debt. This is something that the Athletic Association
has very seldom been able to enjoy. We hope the future managers will follow in Bill's footsteps.
George "Gussie" Serfass-Forward- "Gussie" was our other forward
for the most part of the season, but due to a lack of self-confidence, did not play his best game. "Gussie" was
the most rigid trainer and hardest worker on the squad, and whenever he played, one could feel assured that he would give
his all for the team.
William"Bill" Gray- Guard- This
was Bill's first year for varsity basketball, although not his first year of basketball as he played on his class team last
year. Bill is a sophomore, and if he improves in his next two years as he did this year, great things will be heard of him.
We wish you luck Bill.
Monogram Men- These men, because of an insufficient
number of quarters participated in games during the season, did not receive varsity letters, but received monograms. They
are as follows: Lundy, Saltzer, Dimmerling, G. Marsden, Sherry, Rummel and Pacenta.