Historical Sports: 1947-48 Juneau High School Crimson Bears

The 1947-48 Juneau High School Crimson Bears, standing left-to-right: Coach Les Avrit, Dave Graves, Harold Sonderland, Dudley Smithberg, "Itch" Hansen, and Rod Williams. Front l-r: Gus Adams, Bill Logan, Bill Graves, Bill Schmitz and Bill Sperling. Juneau beat Douglas this season 44-27, 41-33 and 64-28 for the Channel Series and Northern Division Title. The Crimson Bears lost to Ketchikan 46-37 and 35-31 for the Southeast Championship. The teams played a third game which Juneau won 40-25. JHS also placed second in the Gold Medal Tournament, losing only to the Ketchikan All-Stars 65-35. See daily historical photos on page A2 and in Sports. For more historical photos go to Juneauempire.com. The Juneau Empire is celebrating a "Century of the Empire" and is encouraging readers to submit old photos and comments.


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