Throwback Thursday: ‘Cane cagers winners


This was the photo on Page 1 of the Dec. 24, 1966 News Journal as Wilmington High School celebrated wining the first city-county championship trophy at Hermann Court. From left are: front, Roger Vaughan, Gary Holdren, John Petty and Tim Rudduck; standing are Chuck Kibbey, Tim Parks, Gordon Rulon, DeWayne Holstein, Dan Burrill, Rick Kneisel and Bill Peelle. Can you tell us more? Share it at info@wnewsj.com.

This was the photo on Page 1 of the Dec. 24, 1966 News Journal as Wilmington High School celebrated wining the first city-county championship trophy at Hermann Court. From left are: front, Roger Vaughan, Gary Holdren, John Petty and Tim Rudduck; standing are Chuck Kibbey, Tim Parks, Gordon Rulon, DeWayne Holstein, Dan Burrill, Rick Kneisel and Bill Peelle. Can you tell us more? Share it at info@wnewsj.com.


News Journal file photo

These are some highlights from the News Journal on December 24, 1966:

National headlines

‘Cong Fire on Marines Mars Christmas Truce’

“SAIGON, South Vietnam (AP) — A U.S. Marine company came under heavy arms fire today, almost eight hours after the start of a 48-hour Christmas truce. A military spokesman said the Marines replied with artillery fire. the clash was the most significant reported so far during the truce period.”

Locally

• “Sgt. (E-5) Wendell Ray Peck returned to the States after having served a 12-month tour of duty in Vietnam with the 7th Cavalry Air Mobile Unit. After a period of rest he will be assigned to Ft. Campbell, Ky., where he will function as a drill instructor.”

• Local deaths included Doris Wilson, 64, of Wilmington; Louise Smart of Wilmington; and Lyman Willis of Wilmington.

• In high school basketball, Wilmington won the first city-county championship by defeating East Clinton 47-44. Leading ‘Cane scorers were Roger Vaughan with 12 and John Petty with 11; Dan Wilson led EC with 13. Blanchester upset Clinton-Massie 54-52 as “big, burly Dennis Blocker did the job on the boards” and scored 19 for the Wildcats while Jim Davis and Dale Hillard each had 12 for the Falcons.

• For The Murphy Theatre Merry Christmas Show, the feature was “Texas Across the River” starring Dean Martin, Joey Bishop and Rosemary Forsyth.

This was the photo on Page 1 of the Dec. 24, 1966 News Journal as Wilmington High School celebrated wining the first city-county championship trophy at Hermann Court. From left are: front, Roger Vaughan, Gary Holdren, John Petty and Tim Rudduck; standing are Chuck Kibbey, Tim Parks, Gordon Rulon, DeWayne Holstein, Dan Burrill, Rick Kneisel and Bill Peelle. Can you tell us more? Share it at info@wnewsj.com.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/12/web1_Screenshot-379-.jpgThis was the photo on Page 1 of the Dec. 24, 1966 News Journal as Wilmington High School celebrated wining the first city-county championship trophy at Hermann Court. From left are: front, Roger Vaughan, Gary Holdren, John Petty and Tim Rudduck; standing are Chuck Kibbey, Tim Parks, Gordon Rulon, DeWayne Holstein, Dan Burrill, Rick Kneisel and Bill Peelle. Can you tell us more? Share it at info@wnewsj.com. News Journal file photo