Basketball History to be Recognized Tomorrow

Basketball History to be Recognized Tomorrow

On January 12, PHS is going to be holding a Champions Conference Night. This will take place between the junior varsity and varsity boys basketball games.

Paoli Jr. Sr. High School will be honoring two groups of people, the 1988-1989 boys basketball team and the 1998-1999 boys basketball team. Along with the two teams, managers, coaches, administrators, statisticians, cheerleaders and cheer coaches during the two seasons will be recognized.  

The 1988-1989 team was the first boys team in Paoli High School history to win a basketball Regional. This accomplishment was the start of an impressive run for the Paoli basketball program. In the next few years following the Regional victory, Paoli boys basketball teams won five PLAC championships, four Sectional Championships and three Regional Championships.

IHSAA class basketball began in the 1997-1998 season. The boys basketball program started off the class basketball system with three Sectional Championships, three Regional Championships and one Semi-State championship. The 1998-1999 Semi-State Championship team was the State runner-up that year.
“We look forward to a great night honoring these players for their 30th and 20th year reunions,” said Athletic Director Darek Newkirk.


Story by Madison Street