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Girls HS Basketball At Mendon In The 1930's



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Girls HS Basketball At Mendon In The 1930's

(1-2-17) Title IX was enacted in 1972 and the first OHSAA girls basketball championships were held in 1976. It wasn't the first time that schools fielded girls basketball teams, from the early 1920's until late in the 1930's Ohio schools had varsity teams.

In 1937 the OHSAA sent out a questionnaire to its member schools, part of which dealt with the future participation of girls in interscholastic basketball. 563 schools (55%) said that they did provide both interscholastic and intramural basketball for girls at their schools. When asked -

“Do you favor dropping girls’ basketball as an interscholastic sport?”

519 schools were in favor of discontinuing girls basketball as an OHSAA sport. In September of 1939 an OHSAA referendum was submitted to the member schools to decide whether or not basketball would be continued as a girls sport in the future. By a voting margin of 2-1, the schools decided to discontinue interscholastic basketball for girls as of September 1, 1940. This, in turn would lead to the discontinuation of all interscholastic athletics for girls in Ohio.

Looking at the Mendon (36-37) results, you can see that Mercer County had a full slate of schools competing, Celina, Ft. Recovery, Rockford, Neptune and Washington Township.

Below is the last two girls high school basketball teams to compete after the vote to discontinue the sport at Mendon in 1936-37 and 1937-38.

1936-37 Mendon Girls Basketball Team

First Row - Sally Zelhart, Ruth Deniston, Betty Crites, Marjorie Fox, Catherin Nolan and Juanita Krogman.

Second Row - Coach Cumins, Vivian Krogman, Lenore Roller, Miriam Keeling and Manager Delove Hagerman.

1937 Mendon Girls Basketball

Mendon 48 Celina 24
Ft. Recovery 17 Mendon 12
Neptune 18 Mendon 16
Mendon 17 Rockford 10
Mendon 22 Washington Twp 14
Neptune 21 Mendon 14
Mendon 21 Mendon Alumni 16
Mendon 23 Rockford 18
1937-38 Mendon Girls Basketball Team





Celina Wins!

SSN's Dave Schmidt with the call...

1991 Ohio High School Regional Championship basketball game. Last second shot by Jill Froning for unranked Celina wins the game over Ohio's #1 rated Pickerington (were also rated in USA Today Top 5)...Celina went on to win the Ohio D1 State Championsip game. Game was played at Bellefontaine HS, Dave Schmidt doing the play-by-by for Celina Cable TV.






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