Throwback Thursday: 1948 VCHS Boys Basketball Team

Paul Riemerman

The Valley City Times-Record plans to run a historical photograph each week submitted by our readers.

Dorothy Olson provided this photograph taken of the 1948 Valley City High School Hi-Liners boys basketball team. The team included her husband, Vince Olson, now deceased. Olson said many team members ended up serving in Korea, or attending Valley City State University. That year's team did well, ending up playing in the consolation championships, where they lost to Williston in the first round, Olson said. Shown are (back row, from left to right): Manager Eldred Morgan, Ralph Bevins, Walt Anhalt, Bob McDonald, Ken Stoll, Larry Stenshoel,, assistant coach Don Weiss; (front row, from left to right) Vince Olson, Leonard Zaun, Bill Galloway, Gordon Lybeck, Bob Lentz, Emil Carlson and coach Al Larvick.

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