Henderson City High School, 1955 to 1963

1956 Henderson City High Baseball

City High Facts
Henderson City High Basketball With Game Scores1955-56
The Game-Henderson All-Stars vs the Harlem Magicians, April 1961
1955 KHSAA State Football Champions & Game Scores
1956 Henderson City High Baseball
1956 Henderson City High Track
Barret Manual and Henderson City High Coaches 1952-1971
Coach Don Shelton-1928- 2011
1955-56 City High Basketball team, Players Profiles
1956 West All-Star Team
Pascal Benson, All-State-Football, Basketball, baseball
Tommy Glover, high school All-American
1959 KHSAA State Football Champions
1959 Football State Champions Reunion
1959-60 Henderson City High School Basketball
1959-60 Henderson City High School Basketball Queen
1959-60 Henderson City High School Homecoming Queen
1959-60 Henderson City High Cheerleaders
1960-61 Henderson City High School Basketball
1960-61 Henderson City High School Football
1960-61 Henderson City High Cheerleaders
1960-61 Henderson City High Basketball Queen
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All Henderson High Schools Basketball Scoring records
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All-State, All-American High School Basketball teams 1955-56
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National High School 100 point games
Barret basketball 1954-55
Barret basketball Scores-game by game 1954-55
Barret baseball 1955
1954-55 Barret Manual High School Cheerleaders
William Spoehr & the 1916 Barret Basketball champions
Closed Henderson Schools & Kentucky School Consolidations
Photos of old Henderson Schools
Barret High & City High Fight Songs
100 points records and Mr. Kentucky basketball winners
"King" Kelly Coleman and the Wayland Wasps
Kentucky State Basketball Tournament Records
Link to 1957, 6th Grade Jefferson Elementary
Lex's pick of best of Kentucky Athletes/Entertainers
All-time Barret/Henderson City High Basketball Team
Contacts with Classmates
Links to other web-sites

1956 Henderson City High Baseball, 3rd Place in KHSAA state tournament


Bottom Row - Dave Eakins, Virgil Tooney, Doug Redding, Sonny Ward, Ronnie Sheffer, Harry Tate, Jimmy Ray Willett, Bud Crafton
Top Row - Ass't-Coach Don Chapman, Doug Griffin-Mgr., Bobby Glover, Pascal Benson, Sammy Joe Shelton, Ronnie Hape, Byron Pinson, Gibney Connell, Wallace Ball, Darrell Sheffer, Jerry Rhoades, Bolivar Owens-Mgr., Head Coach T. L. Plain

Henderson City High Hens baseball team Roster
Team members:
Gibney Connell, (c)
*Doug Redding: (P-3b)
Sonny Ward: (lf)
Ronnie Sheffer: (3b)
Darrell Sheffer: (2b)
*Dave Eakins: (ss)
*Sammy Joe Shelton: (cf-P)
*Pascal Benson: (P-cf-rf-1b)
Byron Pinson: (1b)
Bobby Glover:
Bud Crafton:
Jimmy Ray Willett:
Harry Tate:
Ronnie Hape:
Virgil Toone:
Wallace Ball:
Jerry Rhoades:
Head Coach: T. L. Plain
Assistant Coach: Don Chapman
Team Managers: Doug Griffin, Eddy 'Bolivar' Owens
* indicates all-state player

The Henderson City High Flash (Hens) baseball team completed the 1956 season with a 22-3 record, finishing 3rd in the Ketucky High School (KHSAA) baseball tournament. The City High team was led by all-state performers Pascal Benson, Sammy Joe Shelton Ronnie Sheffer and Doug Redding. The Hens defeated McKell High 7-4, and then lost to Murray High 4-5 in the semi-finals, and went on to claim the 3rd place trophy with a victory over previously top ranked Newport Catholic 6-3.  Coach T. L. Plain's squad was led by leading slugger Sammy Joe Shelton and pitcher-outfielder Pascal Benson. Benson finished the year with a 9-1 record, which included a rare perfect game in a 12-0 victory in the district tournament over arch-rival Henderson Holy Name. Benson batted a team second high of .446 for his senior season. Doug Redding had a 6-1 record with a stingy 1.50 ERA and center-fielder slugging Sammy Joe Shelton finished the season with a .456 average to lead the City High team in hitting.  

All photos on this page were taken from the 1955-56 City High

Yearbook, The Revue. Courtesy of  Dr. Fred Schuette

Dave Eakins sliding at the homeplate, whilst Byron Pinson waits at bat.

Sammy Joe Shelton

Pascal Benson sliding safely into home plate.


This web-site is dedicated to the Barret Manual &
Henderson City High Sports teams from 1954-1963.
Especially the Henderson City High 1955-56 sports teams
that had so many great gifted student/athletes.  

Property of
, TM, , 2008, 2009, 2010  

The contents of this web site are intended to be used

only for the educational  value and entertainment enjoyment.

An alumni of Henderson City High School stated to me:

"Once a Flashman, always a Flashman".  

Truer words have never been spoken.

Many thanks to the people listed below for their contributions.
Jim Adams (HHS '59),
Elaine Benson (HNHS: '59),
Pascal Benson (HHS '56) 
Don Gish (BMTHS '55),
Glenda Alexander Guess (HHS '57),
Shirley Hagan (HHS '56),
Billy Haynes (HHS '59),
Sonda Keach Nolan (HHS '56),
Dr. Fred Schuette (HHS '56),
Sammy Joe Shelton (HHS '56),
Bud Bayard Walters (HHS '59),
Coach T. L. Plain


all artwork/photos are the property of SAR2 CREATIONS of Nevada,

, TM, , 2007, 2008, 2009. 2010,

Please contact webmaster for any use of artwork or photographs.

All photographs used are public-domain,

there are no violations of copyright laws

or Hippa Laws of Privacy.

Shelby A. (Lex) Riggs II

Please note that all photographs were sent in by former students of Henderson City High School. They have all been edited, corrected & cleaned up as well as they possibly could. If you are displeased with a photo, simply scan the photo that you want replaced and I will be more than happy to replace it.
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Lex Riggs, webmaster