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1958-29 St. Agnes Basketball Team
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA

1958 – 1959 Bradford-Sullivan County Athletic Assoc. (BSCAA) Champions
Who: St. Agnes Basketball Team
Where: Towanda, Bradford County PA
When: 1958-59
Submitted by: John Clancy
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1958 – 1959

St. Agnes High School Basketball Team

A Most Memorable Season

1958 – 1959 Bradford-Sullivan County Athletic Assoc. (BSCAA) Champions

Back row, left to right:

Rev. Peter J. Alisauskas, Athletic Moderator for St. Agnes; James Neidhardt; Raymond Lewis; John Clancy, Frank Bialek, coach; Joseph Kielty; Jerry Smith; Rt. Rev. Msgr. Joseph A. Griffin, Pastor of SS Peter & Paul parish.

Front row, left to right:

Jim Smith; George Pearson; James Hollenback; Leonard Frawley; Joseph Aquilio; Mike Griffin

1958-1959 SCHEDULE

Lost Dec 08, North Penn*, Home

Won Dec 12, Sonestown, Away

Won Dec 16, Northeast, Away

Won Dec 29, Cathedral High of Scranton*, Away

Won Jan 06, Loyalsock, Home

Won Jan10, St. Basil’s, Home

Won Jan 13, Turnpike, Away

Lost Jan 15, East Smithfield**, Home

Won Jan 20, Wyalusing*, Away

Won Jan 23, Sonestown, Away

Won Jan 28, Northeast, Home

Won Jan 30, Loyalsock, Away

Won Feb 03, St. Basil’s Away

Won Feb 06, Turnpike, Home

Won Feb 10, East Smithfield**, Away

(11-1 league play; 13-2 overall)

Post Season

Lost Feb 12, BSCAA All-Stars vs St. Agnes, Away (Northeast)

Lost Feb 19, Diocesan Play-Off, St. Joe’s, Away (Williamsport)

Won Feb 28, Hospital Benefit Game with St Basil’s, Away

Won Mar 04, Towanda High School, Away

(11-1 league play; 15-4 overall)


* Non-league game

** S-R-U (Smithfield, Ridgebury and Ulster)

St. Agnes High School Varsity

1958-1959 B.S.C.A.A. Basketball Champions
Guest Speaker – William “Bill” Spivey
Former All American, University of Kentucky
Sunday Evening, March 22, 1959
St. Agnes Auditorium – 5:30 O’clock

The Daily Review, Towanda, PA, Tuesday Morning, March 24, 1959
Banquet Honors St. Agnes High Basketball Champions

Rev. William E. Burchill of Meshoppen, himself a St. Agnes graduate, is shown telling one of his famous jokes as toastmaster at Sunday night’s banquet honoring the St. Agnes High basketball team that won this year’s BSCAA League title. Left to right at the table are State Trooper Edward Bloomer who is a well known basketball referee; Mike “Red” Wallace, coach of the Wilkes-Barre Barons; Rev. Joseph T. Shaughnessy of Ralston; Monsignor Joseph A. Griffin, Ph. D., pastor of SS Peter and Paul Church; Father Burchill; Rev. Peter J. Alisauskas, assistant pastor of SS Peter & Paul; Frank Bialek, coach of the championship team; Mrs. Bialek; Robert Austin, St. Agnes High JV coach and his wife; Jack McCarthy, TVHS varsity basketball coach and his wife.

Six members of the St. Agnes championship basketball squad are shown as they cut the victory cake at the banquet in their honor given at St. Agnes High School Sunday night. From left to right, they are: Joseph Aquilio, James Neldhardt, George Pearson, John Clancy, James Hollenback and Raymond Lewis. Looking on intently is Jimmy Smith, one of the managers. Escaping the photographer’s lens were Joseph Kielty, Leonard Frawley and Gerald Smith, along with Mike Griffin, the other manager.
The Daily Review, Towanda, PA, Friday Morning, March 13, 1959
St. Agnes High’s Cheer Leaders

Pictured above are the St. Agnes High cheer leaders who helped their team win its first BSCAA championship during the past basketball season. Left to right: Margaret Frawley, Connie Fries, Donna Burchill, Martha Coleman, Frances Jo Mahoney, Mary Jo Mahoney, Mary Baker and Mary Michaelyn Harris.

1958-1959 St. Agnes Basketball Team

(St. Agnes 2002 Reunion)

Left to right: Jerry Smith, Father Pete, Jim Hollenback, Joe Aquilio, John Clancy

Missing: Lonnie Frawley, Joe Kielty, Ray Lewis, Jim Neidhardt(deceased) and George ‘Pearson (deceased)

Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA

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