HIG H L I F E
March 16, 1928
ailB HOLDS UVELY
MEETING MARCH 7
At Home of Douglas Long.
Several Important Business
Basketball Game Between “Never Was’
and “Has Beens” one of Main Fea
tures—Sweater Question Settled
LOCAL PAPER EXTENDS
WISHES TO HIGH QUINT
Greensboro, N. C.,
March 1, 1928.
Greensboro High School Basketball
Raleigh, X. C.
The Greensljoro Record wishes
you the best of luck. Keep up the
spirit you have shown throughout
the entire season and we feel sure
you will make a record of which
Greensboro can be proud.
The Greensboro Record.
TRACK TEAM WORKS
A lively meeting of the Girls’ Mono
gram Club was held Wednesday night,
March 7, at the home of Douglas Long
on Olive street.
Several important matters were set
tled. The question of the new sweat
ers was discussed and Miss Nellie K.
Dry, faculty adviser, was to see about
them. A committee of four was ap
pointed to see about the attendance at
the meetings because it has been very
The banquet for tonight was planned
and the following committees appoint
ed ; Place and menu, Leila G. Cram,
chairman; entertainment. Rose Good
win ; decoration. Daphne Hunt, chair
man ; invitations, Lydia Ballance,
chairman. After this a delightful
salad course was served.
The “Never Was” Five was organized
by the club and is composed of girls
who know nothing about basketball.
Their only coach, Carl Lane Brown, has
never played basketball.
Since the “Never Was” played so
W'ell against the “Has Beens” Friday
night, they have change their name
to “Might Have Been.” The present
members of the squad are: Carl Lane
Browne, Douglas Long, Rose Goodwin,
Ella Mae Barbour, Mary B. Williams,
Rachel Lipscombs, Virginia Brown,
Carmella Jerome, Daphne Hunt, and
TOWARD HIGH GOAL
Fifty Men Are Trying to Make
the Team for This
HAS BRIGHT PROSPECTS
BASEBALL BEGINS WITH
TWO LETTER MEN BACK
Coaches Are Encouraged by New Men
Out—Blackwood, Meredith, and Tay
lor to Compose Pitching Staff
PRACTICE AT OLD BALL PARK
The first official baseball practice for
Greensboro High was scheduled to
start Monday, March 5, at the old ball
With only two letter men back this
season, the outlook for the local high
is not so bright. At present, though,
the new material on hand has encour
aged the coaches a great deal.
Wyatt Taylor, football man, basket
ball man, and all-romid good athlete,
pitcher on last year’s squad, and Lee
Whiteheart, first-sacker, are the only
letter men back this year.
Some of the leading candidates out
for the various positions are: Morris,
catcher; Chambers, Carr, Webb, and
Nicholson are the outfield candidates
counted on for the opening practice;
in the infield are Mann, Jones, Hutton,
Paris and Moser. Blackwood, Merrit,
and Taylor will constitute the pitching
squad. Besides these candidates others
are expected to show up within a few
The track team this year is working
toward the goal of the best team that
Greensboro has ever had. This year
has brought a promising squad out to
practice. There are 50 men who have
been out working for the team.
On the schedule the squad has sev
eral combats of great importance. Per
haps the one which the team as a whole
the team as a whole looks forward to
is the “The Tri-State Meet” at the
Stadium, March 31. Greensboro should
have an unusually good showing in this
meet. Captain Phoenix, state champion
half miler, and Theron Brown, who
holds the state mark for discus, are
to participate. “Red” Goodwin has
proven a good competitor for the 220
Coach Routh is putting much trust
in the performances of John Linde-
man in the quarter mile; Henry Betts
in the pole vaulting, Henry Biggs in the
880 dash, Horace Pennington in the
dashes. Bob Homey in 880, Charlie
Shaffer in the dashes, Romeo Le Forte
in the 880, and John Robinson in the
hurdles and jvimps, as uell as Car-
roll Weaver in the quarter mile.
The complete squad in training at
the stadium are: Theron Brou n,
Clarence P;hoenix, Jack Brown, John
Lindeman, Alfred Parker, Gage Hodgin,
Red Goodwin, Bernard Gilmer, Charles
Hartsook, Frank Abernathy, W. B.
Mays, Henry Betts, John Gunter, Lou
Corde, Lonnie Thompson, Albert John
son, Lloyd Ferris, George McSwain,
Connolly Guerrant, Roy Bradley, Bob
Martin, Robert Homey, David Kenne
dy, Preston Herndon, Henry Biggs,
Charley Shaffer, Wilson Jenkins, Car-
roll Weaver, Horace Pennington,
Charles Kellenberger, Edward Hart
sook, Henry Gay, Ed Davant, Thomas
Knight, John Robinson, William Sock-
well, Arlindo Cates, Roy Champion,
Harry Murray, Holt Knight, Julius
Homey, Abbot Whitney, Dick Bur
roughs, Henry Le Forte, John Carver,
Albert Rives, Norman and Crutchfield,
complete as announced yesterday.
Boys* Track Schedule
March 24—Davidson meet, there.
March 31—^Triangular meet, here.
April 7—Carolina freshmen, there.
April 14—Wake Forest. meet,
April 21—State championship at
April 28—Civitan relays, here.
First School During History of
Athletics to Win Two Major
G. H. S. QUINT REACH
SEMI-FINALS IN HIGH
SCHOOL STATE MEET
Nicholson Does Well at Center.
Taylor Out—Rives, Morris,
and Le Forte Shine
ASHEVILLE BEATS G. H. S.
Greensboro Reaches Same Place as Last
Year—Wins Over Ellerbe and Gas
tonia Highs in Preliminaries
MOORE LEADS IN SCORING
ROMEO LE FORTE
LE FORTE STARS IN
G. H. S. RASKETBALL
Outstanding in Several Phases
of Activities During High
PRESIDENT OF ROOM 107
Romeo Le Forte, 1927 football cap
tain at Pomona High, is now playing
right guard on the basketball team of
Greensboro High. Le Forte has starred
as guard in several games and has had
a brilliant season with the G. H. S.
Other than being a letter man, Le
TEAGUE SIGNS COACHES
FOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Forte has been outstanding in several
phases of activities during his high
school career. He was president of the
Pomona senior class and appeared in
several plays given at I*omona.
He is at present president of session
room 107. Since coming to G. H. S. he
has represented Pomona on the student
council. When new members of the
Torchlight Society were tapped on Mon
day, March 5, Le Forte was one of the
11 taken from semester 8.
GIRLS HI MEET TO BE
HELD IN GREENSBORO
The Wilmington five won the state
championship Saturday night, March
3, by winning over Charlotte in the
finals, 27 to 21.
Only a few months ago the New
Hanover boys .won the state champion
ship in football when they defeated
G. H. S. Now they are both basketball
and football champions. This is the
first time in the history of high ^chool
athletics that two major championships
have been consecutively won.
Johnson, a Charlotte man, made the
first score of the game. Then Ahlson,
playing center on the Wilmington team,
tied the score. All during the game
both teams sta,yed close together.
At the beginning of the second half
Wilmington began to pep up. Moore,
Bremien, and May shot the lads from
Wilmington far out in front.
Wilmington held tight to the ball
during the latter part of the game, and
the last three minutes were void of
Captain Hutchinson, of Charlotte, led
both teams in scoring by making five
field goals and three fouls. Moore led
his team in scoring honors. The guards
of Wilmington were exceedingly good
in recovering the ball from Charlotte.
SECOND COURT OF HONOR
HELD BY GIRL SCOUTS
Greensboro High fought its way into
the semi-finals of the State College
invitational high school basketball
tournament, only to lose their last con
test to Asheville. The boys from the
Mountain City vanquished the locals
by a 29 to 17 score.
Frank Nicholson, at center, ably
filled the shoes of Captain Taylor, who
is out because of injury. Bobbie Bal
lard, Romeo Le Forte, Boyd Morris and
Charlie Rives formed wrecking oppos
ing systems throughout the tourna
Greensboro, last year's runner-up,
was entered in Class A along with
Greenville, Gastonia, Asheville, Kin
ston, Raleigh, High Point, and Win
ston. They marked the opening of the
tournament with triumphs over Ellerbe
and Gastonia High Schools.
These contests are held each year
and are sponsored by State College.
There are in all about 75 games played
in the whole tournament, the winner
receiving the tournament trophy and
the winner in the different classes re
ceiving a cup. The first and second
place team members are awarded indi
vidual watch charms in the shape of
basketballs, gold for first place qnd
silver for second.
The players making the trip from
Greensboro were: Captain Wyatt Tay-
ior, Bobbie Ballard, Gordon Matlock,
John Soekwell, Romeo Le Forte, Boyd
Morris, Frank Nicholson, Charles
Rives, and Emory Carver. The party
was chaperoned by Coach H. W. Park,
Manager Charlie Shoffner, and Charlie
Lambeth, a former Purple and Gold
Mrs. Leak Presides—Mrs. Browne, Dep
uty Scout Commissioner, Outlines
Work and Assignments
SCRIBE BADGE ATTAINED BY TWO
The girl scouts of Greensboro began
their second inter-troop court of honor
G. H. S. WRESTLERS DOWN
SPRAY-BOXERS LOSE, 3-1
In Closing Meet of Season Hodge, Pope
and Lassiter, Grapplers, Win—Mot-
singer, Boxer, Wins Bout
Coletrane Signed as Outfielder and Re
lief Pitcher—Johnson on Twirling
Staff for Goldsboro Club
G. H. S. STUDENT WINS
Claire Hartsook, student of G. H. S.,
recently won the paper chase of the
Sedgefield Ride and Hunt Club. Ed
Landreth, also of G. H. S., won second
place, coming very close to first. Claire
rode “Elmer,” while Ed rode “Tobe.”
“Elmer” is one of the blue ribbon
gentry of the Sedgefield Riding Acad
emy, and is the same horse with which
she has won honors at several hunts
and horse shows here and in other
parts of the state.
The first and second winners were
each awarded five dollar gold pieces as
prizes. About 20 members of the club
went on the chase.
Homer Coitrane, teacher in history
and baseball coach at Greensboro High
School, and Stanley Johnson, G. H. S.
physics teacher and basebail coach,
have been signed for the coming sea
son by Jimmy Teague, of the Goldsboro
club in the Eastern Carolina loop. Mr.
Coitrane has signed up as an outfielder
and a relief pitcher. Mr. Johnson wiil
perform on the twirling staff of the
Goldsboro club. This league has been
newly formed this spring, and will be
rated as Class D.
“Coitrane and Johnson will report
for training about April 1,” Teague
Elizabeth Wood and Lydia Ballance
will receive stars, each having 300
A girls’ high school meet will be
held 4n Greensboro February 18, at
G. H. S., for the purpose of arranging
the championship games in basketball.
This will be a meeting of District 5 of
the State Athletic Association for North
Carolina. Miss Olive Smith, of Win
ston-Salem, is chairman of this group.
Representatives from the following
counties will be present: Stokes, Rock
ingham, West Chatham, and Guilford.
Coaches from the various schools are
asked to bring in the certified list of
Winston-Salem won the championship
last year in District 5. Greensboro
girls are expected to show up well in
the series this year.
HITTING THE OLD APPLE
“Right on the nose!”
“Bang that apple!”
“Hit that pill.”
This will probably be the kind of
line handed out next summer when
Stanley Johnson and Homer Coletrane,
two of the Greensboro faculty, will
turn pro’s and try their hand at hit
ting the old apple. Here’s luck, teach
ers, old G. H. S. is behind you. We
hear your club is in class D. Here’s
hoping they won’t put that on our re
meeting with the regular scout cere
mony on Saturday, March 3. Mrs.
Frank Leak, local girl scout commis
sioner, presided at the opening. Then
Airs. Carl Browne, deputy commis
sioner, was introduced to the scouts
and she outlined the work and assign
ments for that afternoon. V
Following this, lists of merit badges
and work to be passed were read by the
troop captains. Dorothy Donnell, lieu
tenant of the Dixie troop, read names
of a number of scouts ready for rank
tests and merit badge work. Then Miss
Inabelle Coleman, Baptist captain, read
a list of scouts ready to pass rank
tests and various merit badges. A list
was next read by Aliss Alarian Gilmer,
of the Happee troop, naming the scouts
ready to pass work.
After this the scouts were sent to the
different rooms assigned for various
work. Nature work was passed to Aliss
Lucille Alercer, science teacher of
G. H. S., and Clyde Norcom assisted
her. Second-class work was supervised
by Aliss Coleman, and Dorothy Donnell,
Lelia George Cram, Elizabeth Leak,
and Carl Lane Browne assisted in this.
The Scribe merit badge was passed to
Rose Goodwin and Kathleen Wrenn.
After all work had been completed,
the captains met with Airs. Leak and
checked the work passed.
The closing meet of the year for the
Purple and Gold wrestlers and boxers
was held at Spray Y. Al. C. A. gym
nasium on Alarch 1 with Leaksville.
The mat team won with a score of
13 to 6, while the boxers lost with a
score of 3 to 1.
Alotsinger was the only Purple and
Gold glove-pusher to win his bout. He
won a technical knockout over his op
ponent in the third round.
Hodge, Greensboro mat captain, won
over his opponent in wrestling by a
decision in six minutes. Pope won his
bout by a fall after two extra periods,
while Lassiter also won his grappling
Our wrestling and boxing teams par
ticipated in only two meets. The box
ing team lost both times. The wrestling
team lost in the AATnston meet, but
won over I^eaksville.
LOCAL GIRLS LOSE TO
G. H. S.’s baseball teain looks very
promising even if there are only two
first string men back this seasdp.
Around 75 recruits are out fighting for
positions on the nine.
The Greensboro basicetba 11 girls lost
the first of the championship series
to the Alexander AVilson girls with a
score of 24-17. The game was played
at Burlington, February 28.
The AATlson team led at the half with
a 12 to 9 score. The Alexander AATlson
team kept the lead all the way through
and showed better team work than
Although Sparky Jones will captain
the baseball feam this year from the
bench, much is expected from him in
the way of advice to his teammates.