Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

March 27, 2014

Hoops reunion scheduled for September

Staff report
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — This area of Kentucky has produced some good basketball talent over the years.

That talent, including former players, coaches, and cheerleaders, will be recognized at a basketball reunion Sept. 19-20  in Glasgow.

The effort is being organized by a local committee headed up by Charlie Hunter, former Bunche High School and Oklahoma City University basketball great. At Oklahoma City he earned the nickname of “Big Game” after scoring 50 points in a college game.

Hunter, who led Bunche to a 5th Region title and trip to the state tournament in 1961, had the idea of honoring all the high school and college athletes, coaches and cheerleaders who played in the area.

“This event is for all of the basketball players, coaches and cheerleaders in the southcentral Kentucky area who played 1950 to 2000,” Hunter said. “I was talking to Woody Gardner, who played at Park City. He was all-district and he went to Western. I asked Woody what he thought about a reunion because it had never been done in southcentral Kentucky. He thought there would be a lot of interest in this.”

Invitations are going out not only in Glasgow, but to other areas including Bowling Green, Campbellsville, Franklin, Hart County, Allen County, Columbia, Elizabethtown, Tompkinsville, and other communities where these players, coaches and cheerleaders performed.

The two-day event will include a banquet on Sept. 19 at Barren County High School and a “Fun Day” on Sept. 20 at Beaver Trail Park, which will be open to the public. There will be food vendors, live music, games and other entertainment.

Some important names will be receiving special invitations, names like Clem and Paul Haskins, Jim McDaniel, Jim Richards and members of the 1968 State Champion team, Clarence Glover and others who have made significant contributions to the game.

The committee hopes to have good attendance from former Glasgow Scottie and Barren County Trojan players along with former pre-consolidation players from Austin Tracy, Hiseville, Park City, Temple Hill, Hart Memorial and former county schools in Warren County like Bristow and Alvaton. Also a special effort is being made to bring in ex-players, coaches and cheerleaders from pre-integration schools like Bunche, Franklin Lincoln, Hopkinsville Attucks, and Princeton Dotson where the Smith brothers, Dwight and Greg played.

Hunter can be contacted at 270-404-1948 or by email at charleshunter44@yahoo.com.



BCHS netters top Caverna

The Barren County Trojans rallied from an 0-2 deficit to beat Caverna 3-2 recently in tennis action. Caverna took the first two singles matches with Malcolm Bowman beating Barren County’s Grant Gardner 9-7 at No. 1. Jackson Bennett beat Tristan Shaw at No. 2 by a score of 8-6.

But the Trojans rallied as they won the third singles match and both doubles matches. Ethan Kiteck beat Sam Bowman 8-3 at No. 3 singles. Hayden Rickard and Jonathan Bunnell beat Sam Bowman and Tyler Reed at No. 1 doubles by a score of 8-2 and Michael Belcher and Brandon Witty secured the overall match for BCHS by winnning No. 2 doubles, beating Brad Roden and Woody Boles, 8-4.

In exhibition singles, Barren County’s Jacob Belcher beat Justin Sturgeon 8-3 and BCHS’ Randal Parmley topped Zack Reed by a score of 8-5.