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.
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
Henderson City High Sports teams from
Especially the Henderson City High 1955-56 sports
that had so many great gifted student/athletes.
SAR2 CREATIONS of NEVADA
©, 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.
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),
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.
Thanks for your support,
Lex Riggs, webmaster