Henderson City High School, 1955 to 1963

All-time Barret/Henderson City High Basketball Team

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
1960-61 Henderson City High Homecoming Queen
Link to Class of 1963
City High Class Presidents, 1956-1963
All Henderson High Schools Basketball Scoring records
All-State-Regional-District-Honors from 1953 to 1957
All-State, All-American High School Basketball teams 1955-56
All-Time Kentucky High School Scorers
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

The all-time Barret/Henderson City

High Schools all-star team: 1953-1963

Most Valuable player: Dave Eakins: 1957



Center:   Don Gish,               1955

Forward: Jerry Combest,     1961

Forward: Byron Pinson,       1956

Guard:    Dave Eakins,            1957

Guard:    Pascal Benson,         1956

After four months of on-line voting, the alumni & fans of Barret Manual & Henderson City High School from 1954-1963 have chosen these players as the Barret Manual & Henderson City High School all-time all-star. The most valuable player was chosen as being the player receiving the most votes.  

Most Valuable player: Dave Eakins: 1957
all-state first team 1956, 1957 Basketball 
all-Regional first team 1954, 1956, 1957 Basketball 
all-District first team 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957 Basketball 
all-State, 1956, 1957,  baseball
all-District, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957 baseball
all-Regional, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, baseball,
all-State KHSAA basketball tournament, 1955
all-State KHSAA basketball tournament, 1956
All-Ohio Valley Conference, 1961, & 1962 basketball
All-Ohio Valley Conference, 1961, & 1962 baseball
All-U. S. Army: 1963 & 1964 basketball
All-U. S. Armed Forces: 1963 & 1964 basketball

All-Time Henderson City High School basketball team: 1954-1963 

Center:     Don Gish,              1955

Forward: Jerry Combest,      1961

Forward: Byron Pinson,        1956

Guard:      Dave Eakins,          1957

Guard:      Pascal Benson,      1956


Second  Tean:
G:     Sammy Joe Shelton         1956 
G:     Sonny Ward                      1959
F:      Bill Brown                        1955 
C:     Jimmy Jacobs                   1959
F/C: Mike Ward                        1963
Third Team:
G:    Junie Hall                          1957 
G:    Sonny Mills                       1959
F/C: Larry Marshall                  1961
F/C: Cobie Brauer                    1962 
G:    Bud Crafton                      1959
G:    Jack King                          1954
G:    Bill Ruff                           1957

Barret/City High Players 1953-1963:


Wayne Barret 1963; W. Biggs 1962, Petie Bryant 1957; Gary Busby 1961; Tommy Childress 1956; J. Delker 1961; Barry Denton 1963; Bill Denton 1963; Tommy Glover 1960;.Les Hall 1963; Daryl Hallmark 1963; Bill Harralson 1957; Steve Hatchett 1963; Jerry Hatfield 1960; Michael Jackson 1964; Danny Jacobs 1961; Nibby King 1954; Larry Kirkwood 1961; Tom Lambert 1953; T. Liles 1962, Marvin Miles 1963; M. Mitchell 1961; Eddie Nicholson 1963; Bobby Pinson 1958; Tommy Rhoads 1961; Ronnie Rippetoe 1963; Ronnie Sheffer 1956; Mike Schuette 1961;  Fred Schuette 1956; S. Smith 1962, B. Vanover 1961; David Willingham 1964; Dick Yates 1955,


If you were a member of the Henderson Barret/City High Varsity from 1953 through 1963, please send me your name & the year you graduated.



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.
Thanks for your support,
Lex Riggs, webmaster