Stivers 1928-29-30 Basketball Teams

Stivers 1928-1929-1930 Basketball Teams

The Stivers basketball teams of 1928, 1929, and 1930 had one of the greatest runs of success of any high school not only in Ohio, but also in the nation. The “Orange Crusher” as they were known in those days were under the guidance of legendary coach Floyd Stahl and led by the most dominant player at the time, “Big Bill’ Hosket. Stahl guided the Tigers to three straight state championships, the 6th, 7th and 8th state championship in 15 years.

During those three years they won 79 and lost 7. Five of those 7 losses were early in the 1927-28 regular season. One loss was in the National Tournament in Chicago in 1928. They went on to win 29 and lose 1 in 1928-29, and then did not lose a game in the 1929-30 season.

They were 59 and 1 over the last two seasons, winning the last 41 games in a row. The eight state of Ohio basketball championships are unprecedented to this day, and a record that may never be broken.

1927-1928 Season Recap

Player roster – Bob Lively (Captain), Bill Hosket, Bobby Colburn, Bob Shafer, Larry McAfee, Bob Albright, Herb Brown, Bob Payne, Marv Farrier, Floyd Leichtie, Carlie Cramer.

All-City: Lively and Hosket (1st Team), Farrier (2nd Team)

District Tournament Results –

Stivers 51 vs. U. of Preps 25
Stivers 46 vs. Fairview 15 (Semi-Final)
Stivers 32 vs. Xenia 25 (Finals)
Stivers 57 vs. Steele 24

All-District: Hosket, Colburn, Brown (1st Team), McAfee (2nd Team)

State Tournament Results –

Stivers 36 vs. Fremont 20 (Semi-Final)
Stivers 26 vs. Akron South 15 (Finals)
Stivers 25 vs. Canton McKinley 20

All- State: Hosket and Farrier (1st Team), Lively (2nd Team)

National Tournament Results –

Stivers 35 vs. St. Paul, Neb. 30
Stivers 25 vs. St. George, Utah 27
Season Record- 21 Wins, 6 Losses

1928-1929 Season Recap

Player roster – Bobby Colburn (Captain), Bill Hosket, Larry McAfee, Bobby Andrews, Herb Brown, Carlie Cramer, Bob Albright, Floyd Leichtie, Max Padlow, Bob Shafer.

City of Dayton Champions

All-City: Hosket, Colburn, Brown, (1st Team); McAfee (2nd)

SW Ohio District Tournament

Stivers 45 vs. Xenia 12
Stivers 41 vs. Fairview 4
Stivers 46 vs. Hamilton Catholic 16
(Semi-Final) Stivers 31 vs. Cincinnati Woodward 22
(Finals) Stivers 25 vs, Chaminade 8

All-District: Hosket, Colburn, Albright (1st Team)

State Tournament Results –

Stivers 27 vs. Akron Garfield 16
(Semi-Finals) Stivers 19 vs. Columbus Central 12
(Finals) Stivers 36 vs. Dover 22
All- State: Hosket, Colburn, Brown (1st Team)
Season Record – 29 Wins, 1 Loss

*Although invited to the National Tournament in Chicago, the Tigers were denied
the opportunity by a hotly contested and controversial decision by the
Ohio High School Athletic Assoc. Board of Control.

1929-30 Season Recap

Player Roster – Bill Hosket (Captain), Tom Denny, Max Padlow, Bob McConnell, Marty Armbruster, Bobby Andrews Charlie Heimsch, John Heller, William Hughey, Dick Troutwein, Van Deroy Moses.

City of Dayton Champions

All- City: Hosket, Padlow, Armbruster (1st Team)

SW Ohio District Tournament –
Stivers 49 vs. Troy 6
Stivers 13 vs. Roosevelt 12
Stivers 25 vs. Norwood 7
(Semi Final) Stivers 24 vs. Cincinnati Purcell 16
(Final) Stivers 26 vs. Cincinnati Withrow 13

All-District: Hosket, Padlow, Armbruster (1st Team) McConnell (2nd Team)

State Tournament Results – Stivers 22 vs. Findley 16
(Semi Final) Stivers 25 vs. Canton McKinley 18
(Finals) Stivers 18 vs. Akron East 16
All-State: Hosket and Padlow (1st Team)
Season Record – 30 Wins, 0 Losses


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