Dedication of Korean, Vietnam
and Desert Storm Memorial
New Chairperson Wanted, Passing of the Baton:
Faye Lewis no longer wishes to be in charge of the CHS reunion. She is asking for someone or chairpersons of 2 or 3 to step up to take the responsibility. Faye has all the information ready to hand over to whoever is interested in planning the next reunion. This includes all current addresses, other contact numbers and even the decorations. She can be contacted at 570-645-9426 or at 30 East Ruddle Street, Coaldale, PA 18218.
CHS Class of 1963 Reunion/70th Birthday Party:
Saturday, May 23, 2015. RSVP by April 1.
Pottsville Again Gets The Districts
October 26, 1995|by RUDY BEDNAR (A free-lance story for The Morning Call).
The Class B division was introduced in 1940 with Coaldale dominating the competition for the first seven meets, although there was no competition between 1943 and 1946 because of war time travel restrictions.
Coaldale held onto to the crown in 1941, then won again from 1947 to 1951. Parkland ended the Tigers' reign in 1952, but Summit Hill (1953), Lansford (1954) and Nesquehoning (1957) kept the Carbon County-Panther Valley area in the winners' circle until Palmerton won six straight from 1961 to 1966.
Coaldale held nine of the 15 records in Class B including the mile and half-mile relays.
All of those marks were set in 1940 and 1941-before my time here at the Morning Call.
The first record performance in districts I reported was by the Tigers' 1947 mile relay
team which bettered their school's 1941 mark.
Then in 1948 Coaldale's Joe Rilo made my day by setting a record
in the broad jump.
The 1954 championships in Pottsville produced the most copy for
me as Breslin set records in the 100 and 440 and Bob Shubeck
of Coaldale cracked marks in the shot put and discus throws.
Also in 1960, Coaldale's Burt Gbur scored a triple with wins in the discus, shot put and high jump events.