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Senior Girls basketball, 1940

By far the most visited post on this site to date is the 12/17/07 post showing the 1936 Bradley Senior Girls basketball team.  There is obviously an appetite among viewers of this site for sports-related items.  So, I dug around and found a newspaper clipping depicting the 1940 Bradley Senior Girls basketball team.  Being a newspaper clipping, it is obviously quite grainy.

Girls basketball 1940

The caption is:

“Lafayette County Champions

In the above group are shown members of the Bradley (Ark.) high school senior basket-ball team, Lafayette county champions for 1940.  They are, reading from left to right:  Violet Pearson, captain, Mary O’Neal, Grace Cochran, Lorene Andrews, Plesine Barker, Estelle Barhams, Winifred Cochran, Mary Helen Starling, Mary McGill, Louise Dodson, Alice Louise Lester and Lorene Burns.”

Senior Girls basketball, 1936

Athletics have long been a prominent part of life in Bradley.  From the 1930s through the 1960s, perhaps no sport was as prominent in Bradley as was girls basketball.

Below is a picture of the 1936 Bradley Senior Girls basketball team.

071217 Senior Girls basketball, 1936, 300 pixels

Front row, left to right:  Maedran Wilson, Onie Wilson, Obie Colvin, Sis Hamner, Jessie Mae Burns, Elvis Wise, Mary Dees.  Second row, left to right:  Pauline (?) Wingfield (chaperone), Agnes Nolte, Dorothy McGee, Hazel Massey, Beatrice Wilson, Docia Morgan, W. R. Hudson (coach).

The four basketballs being held by the girls seated in the front row are labeled, from left to right, “County Champs 1934,” “District Champs 1935,” “County Champs 1936,” and County Champs 1935.”