JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600

Shorpy members who are Patreon contributors get an ad-free experience! (Mostly -- there's still an ad above the comments.) Sign up or learn more.

B Ball Champs

B Ball Champs

This is the 1932 basketball team of the Sweetser Braves. Sweetser is a small town in Grant County Indiana. This photo celebrates the team's win of the Grant County Championship. The win is significant because Sweetser was a very small school compared to the others in Grant County. The people pictured represent the entire team. My father-in-law, Henry Williamson is seated on the floor to the left of the trophy plaque. On the other side of the plaque is Wayne West.

Seated L to R: Wendell Stilwell, Johnny Sterrenberg, Donald (Sleepy) Sullivan, Berndean Mitchell, Xen Mayne.

Standing L to R: Coach, Oscar Gilpin, Don Kendall, Charles Ancil, Wayne West, Charles Vance, Student Mgr.

Thanks to Henry Williamson's nephew, John Williamson, for remembering the names of all these players.

On Shorpy:
Today’s Top 5

Syndicate content is a vintage photography site featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago. Contact us | Privacy policy | Site © 2021 Shorpy Inc.