f/8 and Be There
Fred Lynch

Mystery basketball game

Posted Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at 12:00 AM

G.D. Fronabarger was not known for his sports photography.

Using a 4x5 Speed Graphic with flash bulbs was a far cry from today's modern equipment.

This is the best action photo we have found from Frony's small cache of basketball photos.

The photo was taken at the Class B state tournament at Houck Field House and published March 10, 1955 in the Southeast Missourian. Here is the caption:

Kearney was small, but scrappy in tournament play, and Chris Rauchle is thrown off balance with a hip toss by Montgomery City’s Ken Hauskins. From the left are Larry Lanham of Montgomery City, Jim Reed of Montgomery City, and Don and Tom Shelton of Montgomery City.

Previous blogs:

Original Central High gymnasium

Notre Dame vs. Central basketball 1960s


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