A Century of Ashland Arrow Basketball
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The Early Years
1907 - 1918
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1945-1959
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1987 - 2002
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2003 - 2016

1937-38
Record     4 - 14
N C O L Record   2 - 8
5th Place

1937-38

Standing: mgr Joe Puglisi, Lyle Shull, D Dever, B Bear, Eugene Burns, Darrell Ritter,
Head Coach John H. Longley.
Seated: Phil Smith, Vince Barr, Bob Glasener, Capt. Ed Snook, Bob Howell, D Witt,  Jim Puglisi.

         
NCO 1937-38 Season
         
AHS 32 NORWALK 31  AHS 39 Bucyrus 41
AHS 32 Wooster 49  AHS 33 Marion Harding 39
AHS 25 Bucyrus 34  AHS 24 Mansfield 28
AHS 22 Marion Harding 42  AHS 19 Galion 43
AHS 29 Wooster 47  AHS 27 Shelby 28
AHS 23 GALION 17  AHS 30 Sandusky 43
AHS 25 Mansfield 34  AHS 39 Mt. Vernon 41
AHS 47 SHELBY 22  AHS 42 SHELBY 16 *
AHS 26 Mt. Vernon 49  AHS 29 Sandusky 32 *


 

Coach Tony Lonero moved on to Ashland College and nine players on the State tournament team graduated. Coach Lonero finished with two NCO titles, two State tournament teams and 35-6 record, which was the best percentage of any AHS coach (84.5%). New Head Coach John Longley inherited an in-experienced squad with a single returning letterman Ed Snook. He led the team in scoring with 129 points, but Phil Smith had the best single game high with 16 points against Mt. Vernon. Freshman Bob Howell would earn 4-letters, and sophomore Vince Barr would set the school's career scoring record before they were graduated. Two of the four wins were huge victories over Shelby. It was the first season without the center jump. The new era made basket ball (still called by two words) more appealing to the spectators. It was more demanding on the players for stamina and on the coaches for substitutions, but the games were still refereed by one official. The OHSAA, also, changed to the molded ball without seams.

 


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