Eatonville Elcos — Tacoma City Basketball League (1935)

Bill Smith, coach and referee
Bill Smith, coach and referee

Bill Smith was coach and manager of the Eatonvile Elcos (Eatonville Lumber Co.) in the TAcoma Basketball League 1935-36. He also referred for 25 years.

(The center article reads)

The Hoop Looper Roster is Filled
The Eatonville Lumber Company basketball team, a strong aggregation made up primarily of former Eatonville High  stars, was voted the one remaining franchise in the Tacoma City Basketball League, Monday evening at a meeting of directors at the Y.M.C.A.

Several applicants had been after the sixth berth, but the directors felt that the Eatonville team would be the strongest possible choice. The out-of-town aggregation will play half of the games on its home floor, entertaining another City League club each Monday and traveling to Lincoln High each Thursday night.

The newest addition to the circuit will appear here on the two opening Mondays, be thereafter will play at home in the initial games each weeks. The league opening is scheduled for Monday evening, November 18. Other teams entered are Totem Stores, Cammarano Brothers, American Lake Dairy, Alt Heidelbergs and Whetstones.

Walt Crosetto, former Eatonville and Kapowsin High star; “Chuck” Dosskey, former Lincoln High athlete; Daly, a newcomer; Orville Smith, Ray Dunigan, Ray Hiatt, Pete Peterson, Dino Mattoni, Hughey Ward, and Graydon Smith, all from Eatonville High, and “Chuck” Rasmussen, former Stadium and Pacific Lutheran College star, are members of the squad from which Manager Bill Smith will pick his team.

All teams in the circuit have opened their practice sessions already. Cammarano Brothers and Totem Stores drilled last night, while the Alt Heidelbergs have booked a session for 7:30 o’clock, this evening, at the Bellarmine floor.

Images courtesy of the Smith family.

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