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Years: 1949

Robert Sweazy

Robert Sweazy, Concord High School (1949) Bob’s high school sports career includes three varsity letters in both basketball and baseball as well as two varsity letters in track. His basketball career was capped with Concord winning both the county and sectional tournaments in 1949 and being selected to the All-Regional team as a guard. He […]

James “Jim” Perkins

James (Jim) Perkins, Concord High School, 1949 Jim was named to the Elkhart Truth’s all-sectional basketball tournament teams in 1948 and 1949, and was the leading scorer on the 1949 Concord basketball team that won the school’s first Elkhart Sectional championship. He was the first player to enter the Concord Sports Hall of Fame in […]

Chet Gebert

CHET GEBERT, Elkhart Truth photographer, 1949-1979 Chet was an outstanding sports photographer, but also had to sandwich his sports photos around his duties as the only photographer at The Truth for more than a decade. He took pictures of accidents, weddings, political and social meetings, and often impromptu shots which he happened upon. Even while […]

William E. “Billy” Smoker

WILLIAM E. (BILLY) SMOKER, New Paris H.S., 1949 Led New Paris to 1948 Elkhart County Tourney basketball championship in 1948 Elkhart County basketball scoring champion in 1949 with 316 points and 13.7 average Played tennis, track and baseball Attended Goshen College

Lowell Hile

LOWELL HILE, Jefferson H.S., 1949 Competed in softball, baseball, track and basketball Helped Jefferson to first-ever sectional basketball games in 1947 Started athletic programs at Union School in 1954 and coached basketball, softball, baseball, volleyball and track for 30 sea­sons Currently (1994) teaches at Nappanee Middle School Graduated from Goshen College and Andrews University Competed […]

David Martin

DAVID MARTIN, Concord H.S., 1949 All-Sectional basketball team member Led Concord to first sectional championship in 1949 Helped Concord to 42-7 record in 1948 and 1949 In track and field, set CHS high jump record in 1949 Played in Elkhart County Baseball League for three years Played varsity basketball and baseball at Ball State Coached […]