Dear Pirate Alumni:
I am under a contract with the West Carrollton City Schools to develop
an all-sports record book for the school district. I have been
reviewing yearbooks from the school library and back issues of the
Miamisburg News and Dayton Daily News/Journal Herald for information.
Information on team and individual athletic performances prior to 1969
is sketchy at best. I am also contacting as many coaches who are still
around as retirees (Murl Huffman, Ron Bingamon, Roger Pack, etc.) to
gather some information. Unfortunately the ones that probably had a
lot of information are deceased (Clair Eisele, Steve Graban, and Don
Bogan) and that information has been tossed out by their families.
So I am looking for any alumni who might have old newspaper clips about
West Carrollton athletic teams or possibly ending season results (such
as hitting and pitching stats for baseball, rushing, passing, etc. for
football, track results, and basketball box scores).
I am also looking for the 1945 West Carrollton High School yearbook as
well as any yearbooks from the 1930s. The school librarian has allowed
me to borrow every yearbook she had but some, unfortunately, have been
taken from the library over the years.
If you could spread the word to WCHS Alumni about this project and the
need for this type of information, it would be greatly appreciated. I
can be reached at 937-859-0663 (best day is Friday or weekends), or via
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mailing information to me at 230
Ridgecrest Drive, West Carrollton, Ohio 45449. Any information you
could pass along will be extremely helpful on this project.
I have old ties with West Carrollton starting as a sportswriter for the
Miamisburg News back in 1970 and later becoming managing editor for
five years. Although I am a graduate of Miamisburg (boo, hiss)my
association with people like Don Bogan, Dean Pond, Roger Pack, and many
others was always memorable because of the openness they gave me in my
work with them.
At one time back during West Carrollton's great 1979 football season I
had a number of Miamisburg people accuse me of being a West Carrollton
graduate because of the extensive coverage I gave to the Pirate
football team. It was worth it.
Anything you can do for me would be greatly appreciated.