A Century of Ashland Arrow Basketball
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The Early Years
1907 - 1918
NCO Years
1919-1944
Independent Era
1945-1959
Cardinal Conference
1960 - 1986
Ohio Heartland
1987 - 2002
OCC
2003 - 2017


Milestones in Ashland Arrows Basketball
1907-08 Jan. 21, 1908 first game vs 8th grade (lost 6-12) at West Main St Armory rink
   
1909-10 1st away game at the Galion roller rink - Ashland wins 44-19
   
1911-12 April 24th joined the Northern Ohio HS Athletic Association
   
1915-16 Dec 18th first game in new AHS gym (old girls' gym) Ashland 30, Mansfield 28
   
1915-16 First lettermen called the "Wearers of the A."
   
1918-19 1st tournament game (11th Ohio Wesleyan @ Delaware) AHS beat Ada 17-12
   
1919-20 1st year of the North Central Ohio League 26 yrs 11 titles won 145 lost 66 (68.7%)
   
1921-22 Record NCO crowd at Mansfield Casino Park Colesium 2500 fans AHS wins 31-15
   
1923-24 First NCO championship tied with Bucyrus 5-1 
   
1925-26 1st home game at East Main St Armory AHS 38 Alumni 29
   
1925-26 First double champions: NCO league and District at Cleveland Public Hall
   
1926-27 Jan. 7th first radio broadcast the Delaware game by Bob Fox on WLBP
   
1927-28 1st home game at McDowell Auditorium AHS 31, Cleveland John Adams 24
   
1931-32 OHSAA Final Four and Earl Thomas 1st first-team All-Ohio (unanimous)
   
1935-36 2nd State Tournament team lost to Akron South
   
1936-37 3rd State Tournament team lost to Massillon in Elite Eight
   
1937-38 1st year without the center jump after each basket & a new molded ball without seams
   
1940-41 4th State Tournament Team lost to Springfield Township
   
1943-44 All-time record NCO win AHS 88, Shelby 47 and highest scoring NCO team 65 ppg.
   
1944-45 NCO champs: only 10-0 undefeated season with the home & home schedule
   
1945-60 Independent Era 15 years won 236 lost 74 (76.1%)
   
1947-48 Best record (20-2) Dick Messner 1st AHS two-time first-team All-Ohio
   
1949-50 Highest Score in AHS history 108-48 over Bucyrus in Sectional at Mansfield
   
1950 & 1951 Bill Rogers first-team All-Ohio twice
   
1953-54 Best record (20-2) Ken Sidle sets single season record 510 points
   
1955-56 All-time record home win AHS 107 Lima Central 80
   
1958-59 Jim Thomas originates the Stage Band tradition
   
1959-60 The highest scoring team in AHS history 76.4 ppg.
   
1960-61 1st year of the Cardinal Conference 27 years 10 titles won 166 lost 120 (58%)
   
1961-62 Final season at McDowell Auditorium 35 years won 245 lost 63 (79.5%) 2 losing years
   
1962-63 1st home game at "Arrow Arena" AHS 68, Toledo Clay 55
   
1963-64 The Comeback: Sectional championship AHS 78, Mansfield 77 three-overtimes
   
1966-70 Longest winning streak of 29-straight home games
   
1967-73 Six straight Cardinal Conference championships
   
1967-68 The longest winning streak in a season 13 games 
   
1969-70

The best regular season record (17 - 1) AHS history

   
1969-70 Tom Malone sets the school record 42 pts vs Brunswick & leads the CC 23.9 ppg
   
1977-78

1977 Bruce Bille the first AHS slam-dunk in the Dover game

   
1987-88 1st year of the Ohio Heartland Conference 16 years 2 titles won 67 lost 69 (49.3%)
   
1988-89 1st year of the 3-point Field Goal - Steve Petee was 41 of 102 attempts
   
1991-92 Chad Honaker sets the career points record 1118 points
   
1996-97 Feb. 7th, 1997 The 1000th victory AHS 47, Lexington 44 
   
2002-03 AHS 64 Mansfield Sr. 53 ending their 49-game OHC winning streak
   
2002-03 the Excellent Eight seniors lead the team to the Elite Eight
   
2003-04 1st year of the Ohio Cardinal Conference
   
2007-08

2007 the 100th season Celebration game Dec 22nd vs. Willard

   
2007-08 2008 the upset of Mansfield Sr ending their 50-game home win streak
   
2014 Defeated Norwalk, The defending Division II State-champons,
  and ended their 32 - game home-court win streak
   
2014-15 Best Season Record 22-2 and the most consecutive wins, 22, and the 1st OCC title
   
2014-15 Isaac White career record holder 1315 points
   
2016-17 Single game 3 pointers (15) vs. West Holmes and Madison
   

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