Wakefield High School boys basketball, 1929-1930

  • Wakefield High School boys basketball, 1929-1930
  • "Basketball was first introduced to Wakefield High School in the early 1920's. The 1929-1930 basketball team was referred to as the 'most successful one since basketball was introduced to the school. With only three veterans returning to the quintet, the first team players fought a stiff schedule to obtain the enviable record of winning 13 of 16 games, one loss being the undefeated alumni team of 1927.' The team played against Newton, Everett, Lexington, Winchester, Stoneham, Reading, Melrose and Belmont. Coached by Homer Shellenberger, first-team players were Berg and Robinson, forwards Richardson, center Climo and Gersinovitch, guards. A second team, nicknamed the 'Blunderbusses' by the first- team, included Dinan and Davis, forwards Seavey, center and Atwell and Fairbanks, guards. At the end of the regular season, Wakefield and Stoneham tied for the honor of Middlesex Champions, requiring a post-season game to determine the winner. Wakefield won after a 'hard fought game in which it showed its superiority in every department of basketball.' This was the second consecutive year the team won the league title. Coach Shellenberger also coached several other sports at Wakefield High School, including baseball and hockey. He was one of the first inductees into the WHS Hall of Fame in 1991. Throughout the years, the WHS boys' basketball team has won several league and division titles. In 1997, the team captured the state Division II title, in a 74-66 win over St. Bernard's of Fitchburg." -- Text from calendar.
  • Pictured clockwise, Coach Homer Shellenberger, Berg, Gersinovitch, Richardson, Climo, and Robinson.
  • Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 2002
  • Photo courtesy of the Shellenberger family.
  • 1929 - 1930
  • [Wakefield, Mass.] : Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department


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