Friday, February 24, 2012

The 5th District Tournament in 1975

Continuing our look at 1975, here was how the Fifth District Tournament played out that year

Trigg Co. 68, Livingston Central 44 
Crittenden Co. 74, Lyon Co. 65 
Trigg Co. 82, Caldwell Co. 69 
Trigg Co. 92, Crittenden Co. 57 

By the way, the last school merger in this part of the Commonwealth took place at the beginning of the 1972-73 season, when the Fredonia Yellowjackets merged into Caldwell County. 

Other facts about this district: 

Princeton Dotson, the school for African-Americans in Princeton, merged with Caldwell County at the beginning of the 1963-64 school year. 

During the 1957-58 season, Salem High School merged with Livingston County to form Livingston Central. 

Before the 1957-58 school year, Marion High School merged with Crittenden County High School. 

Before the 1950-51 school year, Shady Grove H.S., Tolu H.S., Mattoon H.S., and Frances H.S. merged to form Crittenden County High School. 

In its last year of existence (1950), Frances High School won the Sixth District Tournament with big wins over Mattoon (75-29), Marion (75-30), and Livingston County (59-38). In the 2d Region tournament, Frances beat Lyon County 59-55 to reach the semi-finals. But in the semi-final, Frances lost to Guthrie 47-45 in its final game. Frances ended the year with a record of 32-4. 

Before the 1947-48 school year, Kuttawa High School and Eddyville High School merged to form Lyon Co.


  1. Excellent!

    Basketball, The Dream Game in Kentucky includes Dave Kindred's report from covering Carr Creek's last basketball game, in 1974, before it consolidated with Hindman and Knott County into Knott County Central.

  2. Hindman won the state boys' basketball championship in 1943; Carr Creek, 1956. Neither Knott County nor Knott County Central ever has.

    Knott County Central plays Letcher County Central for the 53rd District title Saturday night in Jenkins.