Alumni Basketball Recap

The 22nd Annual WHS Alumni Basketball Tournament Features 2007's Four-peat Win On November 28, 2015, fifty plus alumni from at least ten different graduating classes participated in the 22nd annual WHS Alumni Basketball Tournament at Westside High. The event, sponsored by the Alumni Association, provides a platform for alumni to form their own class teams and compete against fellow alumni. It is a great venue whereby friendships are re-established and new ones are made. The event is open to all alumni, boys and girls alike. We were very pleased to welcome Regan Johnson, (’15) to her first alumni basketball tournament.

On the boys side, leading up to the championship game, 2007, the winners of the last three tournaments, went 6 - 1, while 2009 and 2014 tied at 5-2. 2014 advanced to the final having beaten 2009 in head to head play. The championship game featured 2007 and 2014, both years had players from their state runner teams. It was close until 2007's Sam Moser and Derek Fletcher got hot, each pouring in several 3's. 2007 capped its fourth straight win when Kyle Fries hit the game winner from top of the key. Final score: 15 - 11.

The players enjoyed hot pizza, furnished by Little Caesars courtesy of Curt Huston, (’81. Rick Berkshire (‘72) and Rob Laughlin (‘75) co-chaired the event and were joined by other members of the Alumni Board including Steve Achelpohl (’68), Ricky Anderson (’05), Meagan Davis Van Gelder (’88), and Curt Huston. Berkshire handed out special commemorative t-shirts to Class of 2008 (winners 2009-2011) and 2007 (2012-2014) plus 2007 took home this years winning t-shirt. Total proceeds from the tournament totaled $500, which is used to help fund the Tom Hall Scholarship for boys and the Vic Porter scholarship for girls. If you would like to play in 2016, mark your calendars for November 26, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Rob Laughlin

Winners Photo: 2007 Winners, L to R: Derek Fletcher (’07), Colt Anderson (’07), Stu Dornan, former school board member, Keith Dornan (‘06) Sam Moser (’07), & Kyle Fries (’07).


Save the Date

Save the Date for next year's Alumni Basketball Tournament: Nov. 26, 2016