Monday, August 24, 2020

2014 West Side Hall of Fame

Photo provided by Lolita Short

These are the family members of the inaugural Class of 2014 of the West Side Hall of Fame. 2014 marked the 75th anniversary of West Side School winning a state championship in basketball. The entire team and Rev. James Foster Reese received the Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Each of those in this picture represent family members who were on the basketball team. 
First row, left to right: Geneva VanDyke Penman (George Singleton), Doris Bartleson (Samuel T. Bess), Barbara Short Hudson (John D. Short, Jr.), David Yates (Lucian Yates, Jr.), and Claudine Sallee Garr, deceased (James Wesley Sleet and Clinton Sallee).
Second row, left to right: Rev. James Foster Reese, Deborah Lay Jackson, Chris Short, and Wilma Lay Linton (Calvin Lay), Phyllis Bryant Yates (John Lee Bryant, Lottie Taylor Yates, deceased (Charles Jackson), Curry A. Taylor, deceased (George Childs), and Duke Dunn (Charles Dunn).

Photo from the Armstrong Archives

The above poster is of the 1939 West Side Scalpers basketball team, FIRST winners of a state championship by a team from Harrodsburg/Mercer County.

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