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

1926-27
Record 14 - 3
Harry J Barnhart
N C O L Record   5 - 1
2nd Place
1926-27

Left to right: Capt Hayden Fouts, Raymond Miller, Robert Riley, Lewin Vermillion,  Paul “Beanie” Johnson, Coach Harry J. Barnhart.

         
NCO 1926-27 Season
         
AHS 59 ALUMNI 21 AHS 29 Mansfield 31
AHS 43 CLEVE. CENTRAL 36 AHS 35 MARION HARDING 9
AHS 53 COLUMBUS EAST 18 AHS 32 BUCYRUS 25
AHS 33 DELAWARE 23 AHS 53 WOOSTER 17
AHS 60 MILLERSBURG 13 AHS 32 Akron Central 37 *
AHS 25 Goodyear Indust. Univ. 30 AHS 47 AKRON CENTRAL 40
AHS 27 GALION 10 AHS 48 FREMONT 26
AHS 64 SHELBY 11 AHS 48 MANSFIELD 17
AHS 40 WOOSTER 26


 

The Speedboys had the best record (14-3) until the State tournament Final Four team. They had the highest scoring team to date (718 pts), and came with 62-points of doubling their 17 opponents. They, also, had the first pair of 200-point scorers: Ray Miller (232 pts) and Robert Riley (216 pts). Miller’s total broke Nip McHose’s single season record. Hayden Fouts, the Captain, was the number three scorer (81 pts). The Delaware game was the first radio broadcast of an AHS basketball game. Only a two-point overtime loss to Mansfield kept them from the NCO title. Sid Boyd called the last home game at the East Main St. Armory the strangest game in AHS history. Mansfield’s Russ Murphy refused to play the game because his team had just played in the State tournament. Barnhart appealed to H R Townsend, the OHSAA commissioner, who forced the game. Murphy retaliated by playing only scrubs, who had not played in the State tournament, and Ashland won in a blowout. Harry Barnhart after eight outstanding years and a record of 75-36 (.676) left for Findlay College. He departed with several Ashland athletes including: Fouts, Vermillion, Gongwer, Metzger, and later others like Chuck Morrison. The A’s had the widest margin of victory of any AHS team. They bested their opponents by 19.9 ppg.

 


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