EHS

1918 Basketball Champions

1918 EHS Basketball Team
1918 EHS Basketball Team

Eatonville high school has been shooting hoops for over a century. Here are the 1918 champs, including the coaches son holding the basksetball.

Front Row: Morris Calloway, Don Lyon, McKinley Van Eaton
Second Row: B. W. Lyon, Herman Hekel, Johnny Hotes, Curtis Hedberg
Back Row: On the crutches, and unfortunately cropped out at some point, is Frank Petersen

For more shots of the early teams, just click HERE.

Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.

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EHS Champion basketball team (1920-21)

1920-21 EHS Basketball team
1920-21 EHS Basketball team

It seems like almost every picture of the early Eatonville High School basketball teams seems to be of a championship team. These players rocked in the house during the 1920-21 season and came away as Pierce County champions.

1920 was a big year for sports.
• The Boston Red Socks sold Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees. Ruth hit 54 home runs and asked for his salary to be doubled to $20,000.

• A young boy approached Shoeless Joe Jackson, one of the eight White Sox players accused of throwing the 1919 World Series, and pleads, “Say it ain’t so, Joe.”

Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.

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EHS Sophomore Class 1926-27

EHS Sophomore class, 1926-27
EHS Sophomore class, 1926-27

With school back in session for the 2012-2013 year, it’s fun to look back the classes than went before.

Here’s a shot of the sophomore class of 26-27, who stood on the high school steps 86 years ago. You may recognize a few names.

Front Row: George Case, Elizabeth Case, Jessie Swanson, Marguerite Christensen, Leonard Wright
Second Row: Hugh Beckett – Teacher Adviser, Grace Monohan, Elsie Boyles, Venetta Lund, Agnes Mensik, Berniece Asplund, Margaret Griffith Third Row: Dave Benston, Marvin Brock, Carl Langberg, Ross LeMaster, Mike Schutsky
Fourth Row: Edison Rathbone, Elmer Schnell, Carl Bernent, Phillip Carlson, Orville Smith, Fred Brown

Photo courtesy of Smith family.

Class names - EHS Sophomore, 1926-27
Class names - EHS Sophomore, 1926-27

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EHS Class of 1926

EHS Class of 1926
EHS Class of 1926

This is a nice shot of the EHS Class of 1926. Their motto was “Quality, not Quantity”. (Thank you too to the person that wrote down all the names!)

First Row: Harold Westby, Fay Williams, Nell Nightengale, Hazel Wallace, Verora Rathbone, William Smith, Fred Boyles.

Second Row: Arthur Semple, Agnes Duffy, Mary Leeper, Aldea Jacobson, Edith Berg, Ivan Swanson, Nels Yefldt

Third Row: Morgan Williams, Kenneth Burgess, Doris Hecht, Miss Lillian Larson, Worthy Hecht

Photo courtesy of the Taylor and King families.

Names and Motto - Class of 1926
Names and Motto - Class of 1926

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1959 EHS Football Stars

Bill Fitzer, Aron Langberg, Jim Mettler, Jess Dawkins, Ray Parrish, Dale Rahier
Bill Fitzer, Aron Langberg, Jim Mettler, Jess Dawkins, Ray Parrish, Dale Rahier

These pages were ripped straight from the Eationville High School 1959 yearbook.

The senior class football stars of ’59 were:
• Bill Fitzer
• Aron Langberg
• Jim Mettler
• Jess Dawkins
• Ray Parrish
• Dale Rahier

Harold Noe, Dave Ratko, Pat Van Eaton, Foster Bonville, Marvin Snell, Dave Covington
Harold Noe, Dave Ratko, Pat Van Eaton, Foster Bonville, Marvin Snell, Dave Covington

• Harold Noe
• Dave Ratko
• Pat Van Eaton
• Foster Bonville
• Marvin Snell
• Dave Covington

Images courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.

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First Debate Team at EHS (1913-1914)

1913 School Catalog - Debate Team
1913 School Catalog - Debate Team

This was taken from the Eatonville 1913/1914 school catalog. It appears that we stomped Roy High School when it came to debating issues.

The Eatonville-Roy Debate looked at topics like, “The annexation of Canada to the U.S. would be for the best interests of both countries.” Would love to hear the same debate today.

The champion debaters were: Hans Christensen, Hugo Johnson, Carrie Nagley and Helen Engle.

Courtesy of Ruth Williams.

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Class of 1966 has 45th reunion

Heres to you Darrell
Heres to you Darrell

The EHS class of 1966 held its 45th reunion on August 6, 2011. Diane Grant captured loads of great pictures of the event and posted them on her blog, www.ehsclassof66.blogspot.com.

Click HERE to take a look.

Diane has collected an enormous amount of information about the class and the community, and pulled it altogether in her  book, Cruiser. If you’re interested, it’s also on her site.

Here’s to you class of 1966!

Photos courtesy of Diant Grant.

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Sharon V Patsy Collier Janet Foster Sharon R
Sharon V, Patsy Collier, Janet Foster, Sharon R

High School Under Construction (1915)

EHS under construction ca. 1915
EHS under construction ca. 1915

The Eatonville high school was under construction in 1915. When it was complete, there was no other school like it in the state. The dedication was huge.

Dedication
On dedication day, April 29, [1916], E. W. Shimmons wrote, “With Governor Lister, State Superintendent Josephine Preston, President E. O. Holland of the State college and W. H. Paulhamus of Sumner as dedicatory speaker, with the entire population of Eatonvile and vicinity present, the mangificant $45,000 (approximately $975,500 today) high school was formally dedicated.

Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.

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EHS Girls Basketball 1923

Girls 1923 basketball team
Girls 1923 basketball team

It’s not the best picture of the EHS 1923 girls basketball team, but you’ve got to love the uniforms.

1923 was an interesting year in history of women’s basketball.

The Women’s Division of the National Amateur Athletic Federation (WDNAAF) held its first conference. Over the next few years it tried to ban women’s extramural basket ball games and other sports from high schools, industrial leagues and  churches, because they were too competitive.

However, the following year, the Olympics added women’s basketball as an exhibition event.