1922-1923 Season

12 Wins - 17 Losses




  Pottsville High School opened its 1923 basketball season under somewhat of a handicap. Since all of the members of last year's team had left school it was necessary to organize an entirely new team. But candidates were not lacking and they made up in willingness to practice what they lacked in experience. Practice was held either at the Armory or Dimmerling's. Coach Jacoby kept them hard at it and when the time for the first game arrived, they were prepared for it. Although the team did not prove phenomenal, which it would hardly do since there were no "veterans" on the team, it did show what practice can do to help win the game.

   Manager Hopkins worked hard to get the schedule filled and did his best to keep things going. Although he was checked somewhat by his illness, he managed the season in fine style and he gave Pottsville a successful season in basketball.

    In all, 29 games were played and of these, Pottsville won 12. Fourteen Schuylkill-Carbon League games were played, Pottsville winning five and losing nine. A very creditable showing was made by the team when one takes into consideration that it was an entirely new team, only one of the players, Grigalonis, having played on a high school team before. Credit must be given to Coach Jacoby for the way in which he trained the team.

   The season was started with a game at Tamaqua. Pottsville lost by the score of 30-26, but it was taken as a moral victory because the new team gave such a good showing. The next night, December 16, Girardville was played at the armory. Pottsville handed their opponents a decisive defeat by the score of 34-10. Eleven players were uses by Pottsville, thus giving everyone a fair chance to show what they could do.

   The game scheduled for January 9 with Mahanoy City at Pottsville, was played at Schuylkill Haven as the Armory could not be secured. Although on a neutral floor and playing against last year's state champions, Pottsville put up a good fight. Pottsville led at the end of the first half by 20-14 and Mahanoy City only won by making a spurt in the last three minutes of the game. Grigalonis was the high scorer with five field goals.

   On January 19, Port Carbon was defeated at the Armory by the score of 27-16. The Armory was crowded as about 100 Port Carbon rooters came with the team. Hasler had five field goals. The next night Pottsville lost at Lehighton by 47-46. An extra five minute period had to be played to decide the victor. But poor foul shooting Pottsville would have won. Hasler had nine field goals.

   On January 27, Coaldale was played at the Armory in a rough game. Several of the players were injured. Coaldale had a fast team having six straight victories before playing Pottsville, which made the seventh.

    Pottsville defeated Nesquehoning in an extra period game by 33-29 on January 31. Grigalonis was high scorer with five field goals. Mauch Chunk was defeated at the Armory on February 14. The score was 49-10. Hasler had nine field goals. Dimmerling had three field goals and 14 fouls.

   Near the end of the season Pottsville won its first and only game away. It was at Port Carbon by the score of 27-15. Pottsville scored a total of 852 points on the season and their opponents scored 838 points.

   The Team consists of Grigalonis, the captain, played guard. He played an all-round good game. "Grig" was the only member of the team who played on a high school team before. He scored high in all games in which he played.

    Hasler, forward, was another high scorer for the Crimson Tide. He is a sophomore and will be here for next year's team. Dimmerling, center, excelled in shooting fouls. He will be here for next year's team. Falls, forward, played a good game though-out the season. Flail, guard and forward, though small, usually managed to do his share in scoring. Krause, guard, another small member of the team played well. He will be back for next years team.

   Wilson, guard, did well, blocking many plays. He will be bacj next Year. Sanders, Forward, made good whenever he played. Donahue, forward, was another one who made good. He will be back next year.




Pottsville Crimson Tide   26

Tamaqua   30

Pottsville Crimson Tide   34

Girardville   10

Pottsville Crimson Tide   26

Pottstown   39

Pottsville Crimson Tide   34

Lehighton   18

Pottsville Crimson Tide   24

Mahanoy City   28

Pottsville Crimson Tide   25

Maunch Chunk   28

Pottsville Crimson Tide   27

Port Carbon   16

Pottsville Crimson Tide   46

Lehighton   47

Pottsville Crimson Tide   44

Shamokin   45

Pottsville Crimson Tide   33

Coaldale   20

Pottsville Crimson Tide   41

Nesquehoning   29

Pottsville Crimson Tide   31

Schuylkill Haven   40

Pottsville Crimson Tide   36

Tamaqua   16

Pottsville Crimson Tide   25

Summit Hill   41

Pottsville Crimson Tide   49

Mauch Chunk   10

Pottsville Crimson Tide   26

Birdsboro   28

Pottsville Crimson Tide   23

Phoenixville   31

Pottsville Crimson Tide   22

Norristown   47

Pottsville Crimson Tide   35

Shenandoah   16

Pottsville Crimson Tide   28

Coaldale   47

Pottsville Crimson Tide   16

Mahanoy City   54

Pottsville Crimson Tide   24

Summit Hill   25

Pottsville Crimson Tide   27

Shenandoah   35

Pottsville Crimson Tide   36

Schuylkill Haven   15

Pottsville Crimson Tide   22

Birdsboro   10

Pottsville Crimson Tide   26

Nesquehoning   35

Pottsville Crimson Tide   27

Port Carbon   15

Pottsville Crimson Tide   36

Pottstown   28

Pottsville Crimson Tide   34

Alumni   23


1922-1923 Season   12 Wins - 17 Losses