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1958 - 1959

On November 14, 1958, at the beginning of our junior year, the PHS Tigers fought the Jesuit High School Bluejays at Tiger Stadium.  The Tigers and the Bluejays met eleven times between 1945 and the night of November14th, and in that span of time "managed to down the big bad Jays only once.  That was in 1953 when Coach Jim Scoggins won the state championship,"  as noted in the Tiger's Tale which came out on the day of the big game.  Both teams were undeafeated and rated number one in their respective states.  It was a never-to-be forgotten game.  To know more about the rivalry between the two teams, click HERE to read all about the game, and Click HERE to see the souvenir program.  Coach Scoggins called the 1958 squad "The finest team and the finest group of boys I've ever coached."  In case you were wondering, the Tigers won 27 to 6 and were the 1958 Florida State Champs, a record held for 50 years until it was broken on December 18th, 2009, when the PHS Tigers once again captured the Class 3A state championship at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando.  

You may also be interested in an article published in the Pensacola News Journal in October 2010, which highlighted Jim Bachus and the 1958-59 winning season.  Click HERE
   

 

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Dale Burgess, Larry Rawson, Jim King and Bill Early
Swamp "Blue Jay" behind line of scrimmage


 

 
THE FIGHTING TIGER FOOTBALL SQUAD
1958 - 1959

 
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L to R, Row 1: Robert Knowles, Tucker Cotten, David Rawson, Bennie Benfield, Bob Oliver, Buddy Trant, Ecey Hendrix, Donnie Gilbert, Mike Pietro
Row 2: Rick Rooker, Norman Stafford, Randy Mager, Bill Adams, Bruce Telhiard, Eddie Simmons, Charles Cummings, Wendell Newcomb, Bert Hartley, Jody Hicks
Row 3: Billy Jackson, Bill Sikes, John Sansom, Ken Stokes, Calvin Smith, Bill Richbourg, Joe Hosner, Larry Rawson, Joe Chapman



 
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L to R, Row 1: Ronnie Marshburn, Teno Henderson, Don Hires, Bobby Macon, Bill Parks, Jim King, Joe Edmondson
Row 2: LeRoy Baysden, Bill Pooley, Arnold Seligman, Steve Rowell, Bill Early, Jim Bachus, Steve Cummings, Mickey Gay, Sonny Walter
Row 3: Charles Hitt, Dale Burgess, Carlton Fendt, Philip Mason, Byron Bracewell, Jack Sims, Jack Willis

 
Cheerleaders 1958-59
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PHS girls in Maroon and White
L to R: Cookie Taylor, Beverly Williams, Sue Stringfield, Peggy Patterson, Frankie Powell, Carol Shaw, Sandy McLeod, Bobin Glagola
 
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Homecoming Float, 1958-59
Starting at front & center, moving clockwise:
Frankie Powell '60, Ann Holsberry '61, Marsha Siegel '60, Beverly Williams '59, Farrell Wehner '59, Sue Scarbrough '61.
On Steps: Cookie Taylor '60, Sandy McLeod '60, Carol Shaw '61 


 
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Junior and Sophmore Representatives 
Maroon-White Court
1958 - 1959


 

THE FIGHTING TIGER FOOTBALL SQUAD
1959 - 1960

 
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L to R, Row 1: Victor Olson, Henry Graham, Tom Hubbard, Jim Latham, Mike Ruben, Charles Cummings. Row 2: Mike Pietro, Bob Oliver, Jim Bachus, Steve Rowell, Bill Richbourg, David Chun. Row 3: Arnold Seligman, Ben McLeod, Bill Davis, Steve Trawick, Dick Nowling, Bill Early. Row 4: Steve Turner, Odie Evans, Terry Nettles, Kay Stephens, Wilbur Goraum, Byron Bracewell, Bruce Telhiard.
 
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L to R, Row 1: Buddy Trant, Danny Eggart, Ecey Hendrix, Terry Garvin, James Barrow. Row 2: Larry Pinkerton, Calvin Smith, Bill Pooley, Lamar Grant, David Barrow, Gary Frady. Row 3: Joe Edmondson, David Rawson, Larry Rawson, Charles Hitt, Jack Sims, Paul Plant. Row 4: Bert Hartley, Jim King, Dale Burgess, Steve Cummings, Wendell Newcomb, Mickey Gay.

  

Undefeated in the 1959 season, the PHS Fighting Tiger Team "rolled to their second consecutive 9-0 record while opposing first class opposition."  On October 9, 1959, the Tigers and Bluejays met again at Tiger Stadium, and the Bluejays suffered yet another crushing defeat as the Tigers continued their march towards their record 22-game winning season.  Click HERE to see the souvenir program from that game.

 
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HALF OF THE PHS TIGERS WINNING FOOTBALL TEAM
1959 - 2010

Charles Hitt, Steve Cummings, Bert Hartley, Jim Bachus, Bill Early, Mike Pietro


 

Cheerleaders 1959-60 
 
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L to R Standing: Gaye Lyles, Peggy Patterson, Cookie Taylor, Sandy Savage, Gwen Copeland.  On Ladder: Bobin Glagola, Sue Stringfield, Sheila Phillips, Frankie Powell

 
Maroon-White Football Court
1959-1960

 
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BASKETBALL
 
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1958 - 1959
1st Row, L to R: Larry Foxworth, Frank Winn, Billy Bell, Royce Chitty, Terry Jenkins, Jerry Morris, B. Head, Al Ridlehoover. 2nd Row: Bill Jackson, Joe Chapman, George Minton, Rick Rooker, Bill Kreitlein, Bob Burt, Morris Parker, Gene McCutchin


 
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Varsity 1959-60
Standing L to R: Tom Hubbard, Gene McCutchin, Francis Smith, George Minton, Mike Kingsberry, Mitchell Parker, George Register, Larry Bulger, Royce Chitty
Kneeling L to R: Billy Bell, Jerry Morris, Danny Eggart, P. J. Smith, ? Wood, Gary Frady

 
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 VICTORY!  1ST GAME BETWEEN PHS TIGERS AND ESCAMBIA REBELS
January 29, 1960 

 
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BASEBALL
 
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SENIORS 1960
L to R:  Oz Howe, Tom Markham, P. J. Smith, Bob Oliver,
Jim Bachus, Tucker Cotton, Bill Collins, John Nimmer, Gordon Cassels
 

 
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Seniors
L to R:  Jim Bachus, Tom Markham, Oz Howe


 

 
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1959 - 1960
1st Row,  L to R: Tom Markham, Artie McGraw, Oz Howe, Tucker Cotton, Jim Bachus. 2nd Row: P. J. Smith, John Nimmer, ? Bower, Gordon Wolfe, Grover Robinson, Danny Eggart, Bill Collins. 3rd Row: Roger Yonker, John Bradley, Gary Frady, LeRoy Emmons, Jim Hardy, Billy Foster. 4th Row: Charles Cayson, Tom Whitehurst, Billy Ellis, James Godwin, Gordon Cassels, Dan Cassady
 
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1958 - 1959
1st Row L to R: Artie McGraw, Bill Barnes, Tom Markham, Terry Jenkins, Espin Bullock, mgr. 2nd Row: Oz Howe, Bill Collins, Jim Lurton, Billy Dickson, Jim Bachus, T. Henderson. 3rd Row: P. J. Smith, George Markham, R. Bunning, E. Simmons, Dalton Renfroe, Chris Shearman, mgr., Walter Seeley, mgr. 

 
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1957 - 1958
Kneeling:  Terry Jenkins & Oz Howe
Standing: Jackie Taylor, Jack Motley, Ricky Vinson, Jim Lurton, Billy Dixon, Bob Oliver
 
 
GOLF
 

In our junior year, 1958-59, the golf team consisteted of only six players, two from each class.  The junior class players were Mike Turner and David Lee. In the 1959-1960 school year, the team increased to eight players.  Representing the senior class were Bob Oliver, Ashton Hayward, Mike Turner, and David Lee.   Coach Tom Slusser predicted great achievements from the 1960 PHS Golf Team.  
 
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1958 - 1959
L to R: Rick Carrell, Joe Reid, Mike Turner, Jerry Riendo, David Lee, Coach Slusser.
Not Pictured: Myron Rosenthal

 
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1959 - 1960
Kneeling, L to R: Myron Rosenthal, Bob Oliver, Jack Behr, Tom Rainey.
Standing: Coach Slusser, Ashton Hayward, Mike Turner, David Lee, Don Fanning

 
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Senior Mike Turner Lines Up Ball
 

TRACK & FIELD
 

Although the track team of Pensacola High was one of the active participants in the school's competitive athletic program, comparatively little is known by the average student about the team, its members, and its activities.  The key to the team's success lies in the specializations of its members.  In this way each athlete was trained only in the field for which they had the  most ability.  The first main division of these fields of specialization was that of the track events.  This included all forms of races, such as the dashes, relays, and hurdles.  Second was the field events which covered such diverse things as pole vaulting and discus throwing, as well as broad jumping, high jumping and shot putting.  Finally there was the cross country team.  The Cross Country run is a long distance endurance race over rough terrain.  The length varies anywhere from 1.8 miles to 2.5 miles and the winning time is usually under 19 minutes.  The boys must keep in perfect condition to stop the clock at this point.
 

The 1958-59 Track Team under the coaching of Mr. Don Hunter and the regular Track Team under the coaching of Mr. John Oelerich each had a year of keen competition.  The Cross Country Team accumulated the record of first place in two duel-meets, and second place in the Pensacola Invitational Meet.  The Track Team compiled an equally formidable record. 
 
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1958 - 1959
Bottom Row L to R: D. Hooten, J. Quina, J. Holt, P. Meyers, R. Westmark, L. Rollo, T. Harrell, S. Hall, D. Gilbert, J. Cherry, J. Williamson, R. Jenkins. Second Row: W. Ahrous, C. Whittington, R. Guernsey, E. Rose, B. Nettles, H. Parazine, T. Crona, L. Burch, E. Gunter. Third Row: C. Porter, T. Carshadden, R. Maddux, R. Arenson, K. Clarke, T. Cushion, C. Hall, E. Conner, J. Crawford. Fourth Row: P. Myers, S. Stryron, E. Guilbert, D. Suda, K. Floyd, B. Lovelace, A. Hufford, J. May, M. McCaughn. Fifth Row: B. Adkinson, T. Cason, B. Hastings, A. Waters, E. Kircharr, A. Orr, T. Ernest, A. Barfield.  Sixth Row: B. Saunders, W. Beck, L. Wright, C. Taylor, B. Pilcher, F. Miller
    

The 1959-60 Pensacola High School Track Team, under Coach Jim Oelerich, met keen competition from all over the South and participated in the Dixie Classic and the Florida State Championship meet.  Transfers from the football squad, Larry Rawson, Bill Early, and Larry Pinkerton, added tremendous strength to the sprinting department.  Tom Carskaden was a main stead at the hurdles, and several other boys showed promising talent.  
 
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1959 - 1960
Bottom Row, L to R: Rawson, Early, Hall, Pinkerton, Carskadden, Barfield, Williamson, Maddox, Guernsey.  Second Row: Lovelace, Harrell, Westmark, Boyett, Bobe, Eubanks, May, Edgecomb, Henry.  Third Row: Lane, King, Purdy, Kohler, MClanahan, Nettles, Cursher, Waters, Cherry, Miller, Cushions.  Fourth Row: Hastings, Jones, Chisholm, Sander, Crawford, Floyd, Danielson, Burmeister, Clark, Suda, Morrison.  Fifth Row: Crawford, Rose, Luckie, McCoy, Sapp, Porter, White.

 
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Throwing a 16 pound shot takes strength and balance

 
 
TENNIS
 
The Pensacola High School Tennis Team was only in it's second year in 1959-60.  The nine man team consisted of five senior and four junior class members, sponsored by Coach Ballenger.  The 1960 Annona was the first time the Team had been featured in the Sports section.  The 1961 Annona noted that after two years as an orphan, tennis had at last become a permanent part of the PHS athletic program.
   
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1959 - 1960
Standing, L to R: Bill Crow, Rick Carrell, Art Hufford, George Dahlgren, Pete Rainey
Kneeling:  Ricky Hart, Chip Arden, Jerry Green, Vernon Anderson