Monday, September 19, 2011

Wellsville Planning Special Lady Tiger Basketball Homecoming

To celebrate 55 years of girls basketball at Wellsville High School a special Lady Tiger basketball homecoming is being planned. It's to take place Wednesday evening, December 21, when this year's team hosts down river rival Toronto. Head Coach Ed Swogger says all former Lady Tiger basketball players and coaches are invited and encouraged to attend and be part of the special evening.

The Reserve game starts at 6 PM. Some of the evening's events will take place between the end of the of the Reserve game and the start of the Varsity game. Other events are planned at half-time of the Varsity game and there will be an open reception for everyone following the games.

The high light of the special evening will be a tribute to honor the State Runner-up Lady Tiger Varsity Team of 1987 pictured above. The 1987 team was coached by Randy Young and went 27&1 before falling to Lima Bath in the State Semi-final by a score of 55-58. That 1987 team upset a West Holmes team that had 108 straight wins before being eliminated by the ladies representing the Orange & Black. It was especially sweet since West Holmes had eliminated the Lady Tigers from tournament play the year before.

If your were a member of that 1987 team please contact Coach Swogger to RSVP. You can e-mail him at or by calling 330-532-3471. Please forward any contact information on members of the 1987 team to Swogger too.

The picture was borrowed from the 1987 Tiger Tales yearbook and as that edition noted: “thanks for the memories”. Although this event is being called a homecoming it is not replacing the traditional, annual Winter Homecoming. That will be held at a later date in the coming basketball season.

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