West Holmes

WHHS’ first state qualifier celebrated 50th reunion on July 23

First Row: Roger Sprang, left, Ray Peters, coach Harris, Lee Troyer and Doug Dye. Second Row: Dave Basquin, John Fortune, Steve Chase and Lyle Gray.

Pictured: First Row: Roger Sprang, left, Ray Peters, coach Harris, Lee Troyer and Doug Dye. Second Row: Dave Basquin, John Fortune, Steve Chase and Lyle Gray.

Eight members of the 1966 WHHS’ baseball team that qualified for the state tournament celebrated their 50th reunion in Buckhannon, West Virginia, with their former coach, Brooks Harris, on Saturday, July 23. This was WHHS’ first team to qualify for a state tournament and happened when the program was in its second year of existence. At this time there were only two divisions: A and AA. At the time West Holmes was the largest division in the state in the AA division.

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