1928-29 Varsity




1928-29 Varsity
Front row: Paul Gears, Ralph Burrus, George Salmon, Arthur Watson (Captain), Frederick Philips, Richard Powers, Francis Fitzgerald Back row: Howard Richardson (Coach), Harold Van Norman, Earl Barnhart, Clayton Brewster, Francis Wood, Thomas Guinan, Duane Crichton (Manager)


Head Coach: Howard Richardson
Barnhart, Earl
Brewster, Clayton
Burrus, Ralph
Fitzgerald, Francis
Gears, Paul
Guinan, Thomas
Philips, Frederick
Powers, Richard
Salmon, George
Van Norman, Harold
Watson, ArthurX
Wood, Francis

Game Results

Game#/DateW-LScoreGame Info/Opponent
1W20-17Victor @ Fairport
2L15-20Gregsville @ Fairport
3W17-9Webster @ Fairport
4W24-12Irondequoit @ Fairport
5L16-18Fairport @ Spencerport
6L16-27Ithaca @ Fairport
7W21-16East Rochester @ Fairport
8L15-44Corning Free Academy @ Fairport
9W44-15Fairport @ East Rochester
10L18-31Geneva @ Fairport
11L16-19Spencerport @ Fairport
12L10-26Fairport @ Corning, Northside
13L17-37Fairport @ Irondequoit
14L26-36Fairport @ Geneva
15L16-31Fairport @ Webster
16W25-21Pittsford @ Fairport
17L20-26Fairport @ Pittsford
18L22-24Fairport @ Ithaca

Team Summary

* Extracted from Fairport’s Hourglass Yearbooks, unless noted otherwise.

The Fairport High School basketball season of 1928-1929 was not as brilliant as those of the two years previous, but it shows that the old fighting spirit is still retained by us and will continue to be evident in the years to come.

The local record for this year was six wins and twelve losses. Captain Watson, who was the mainstay of the local team, scored a total of 155 points for the season, or nearly as many as the rest of the squad combined. He tallied 63 times from the floor, or five less than the sum total of all his team mates.

The season was very unusual in the fact that Fairport lacked men to aid their captain in scoring. Paul Gears and Dick Powers played exceptionally strong defensive games during the season, and they also, contributed in the scoring line. Clate Brewster played well despite a physical handicap, which forced him to retire before the season closed. Fairport proved weak all season on the free throw line, averaging only .400 of their attempted shots, while their opponents averaged .600 or better. Constant foul shooting practice proved fairly valuable, but it has never been up to standard.

Fairport will lose several letter men: Watson, Gears, Powers, Van Norman, and Brewster, by graduation, but Coach Richardson claims there are good possibilities in Phillips, Fitzgerald, Wood, Hodgson, Saporito, Barnhart, Dunn and Burlingame. The letter men who will be graduated sincerely hope that the basketball season of ’29 and ’30 will be equally as good as ours was and perhaps better. It is up to you basketball men of ’29-’30 to keep the torch burning and to fan it into great flames of endeavor.

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