David Logue remembers the final year he played basketball at Junction City High School, when the team outscored Danville Admirals to take the 45th District tournament championship in 1962.
“It was an uphill battle to beat Danville,” he said. “We had six players who scored in double figures in the final game in the tournament.”
That was enough to beat Danville, a team Junction had beaten four times in past district competition.
The Junction Red Devils went on to the regionals and lost to Lily High School in Pulaski County.
“They had Doug McIntosh, who was 6 feet 10 inches tall, that went on to play at UCLA,” said Logue, one of the taller Junction players. “He was the end to us. I was not 6 feet tall and Buddy Anderson was 6 feet and 1 inch.”
Logue played basketball all four years at Junction City, the largest high school in the Boyle County school system then with 150 students. In 1964, the county schools consolidated into Boyle County High School.
Logue went on to coach at Junction City Elementary, and Boyle County middle and high schools. He coached boys and girls at the middle school.
“I have officially quit coaching after 40 years of coaching,” said Logue. He ended his coaching career coaching the Danville Admirals girls team.
A program from the 45th District basketball tournament held Feb. 28-March 1, 1962, in Alumni Memorial Gymnasium at Centre College, shows 11 teams from the district played in the competition. The program is owned by Ricky Richardson of Junction City.
In the opening games, Perryville Bulldogs beat Lancaster Mason Indians, and Danville Admirals beat Forkland Green Wave. Bate Bulldogs beat Parksville Wildcats, and Junction City Red Devils beat Lancaster Mason Indians.
The next night, Danville outscored Perryville and Junction City beat Bate.
The Junction Red Devils outscored Danville Admirals four times in tournaments since the 45th District was formed in 1937 of Boyle and Garrard counties. However, Danville won the district tourney 18 times in the history of the district.
Team members for Junction City Red Devils also included Charlie Flynn, Michael Frisby, Bobby Aaron, Donnie Johnson, David Elder, Buddy Anderson, Dale Walls, Mitchell Frisby, Jackie Young and Ray Nelson. Coach was Doug Hamm and manager was John Lockhart.
Danville High Admirals included Mike Seltsam, Jimmy Porter, Sammy Burke, Darrell Terry, Roger Prall, Claude Wilder, Don Preston, David Milner, Brent Arnold, Don Bibb and Chad Sparrow. Coaches were David Cottrell, Dick Horn, Leon Kingsolver and Ray Callahan.
Teams in tourney
Boyle teams that advanced to the district tourney were:
Bate High School Bulldogs included Terry Bruce, Chester Coulter, Theodore Davis, George Fields, Curtis Ford, Glenn Grey, Charles Hamilton, George Hamilton, Lawrence Hamilton, Wilbur Johnson, Kenneth Marshall, Steven Mays, James Munford, Cecil Napier, Jay Henry Walker and George Wilhite. Emmett W. Broadus was coach.
Forkland Green Wave were Larry Edwards, Barry Ellis, Donald Cook, Donald Westerfield, Bob Kirkland, Douglas Rice, Cecil Sheperson, Glenn Gorley, Allen Ellis, Marshall Orberson and Joe Ratliff.
Parksville Wildcats were Carl Westerfield, Nick Powell, Larry Griffith, Brent Pierce, Donald Pike, David Randolph, Jerry Leber, Roger Chadwell, Danny Duncan, Sammy Ham and Marlin Taylor. Coach was Joe Wesley.
Perryville Bulldogs were Gary Bricken, David Ballard, Paul Barrick, Ronnie Padgett, Robert Riley, Billy Chance, Sammy Worley, Warren Jones, Morris Stewart, Kenneth Carpenter, Jackie Godbey and Roy Milburn. Coaches were Larry Wooden and Jim Reynolds.
Garrard teams were:
Buckeye Warriors included Tommy Sebastian, Wayne Clark, Connie Carpenter, Michael Davis, Bruce McMillian, Charles Masters, Phillip Adams, Danny Irvin, Larry Grubbs and Delmer Warren. Coach was William B. Butner.
Camp Dick Robinson Bearcats included Jerry Rogers, Arthur Pigman, Bassett Prewitt, Carliss Conley, Jimmy Moore, Sammy Graham, Edward Graham, Carol Ball, Donnie Pigman, Jimmy Lane, Jack Kelly and Joe Duggins.
Lancaster Mason Indians were John Thomas, Charles Jones, James Overstreet, Marvin Dismeaux, Calvin Anderson, James Black, Cabal Merritt, William Leavell, Michael Allen, Thomas McPherson and Charles Hamilton. Coach was W. Wainwright.
Paint Lick Panthers were Henry West, Jerry Chadwell, John Day, Lester Sowder, Roy Hunt, Lois Lamb, Don Hensley, Billy Bonny, Kimmel Boyle, Allen Day, Robert Hignite, G.H. Miller, Harold Anglin and Coy Logan.