Morehead High School - Class of 1958
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| The Class of
1958 was privileged to have had a basketball team that was the best AA team in the entire
state or North Carolina for both its junior and senior years.
basketball glory began in our junior year. After an undefeated 1956-57 season, the
Tri-City Panthers, coached by Ray Rhodes, roared to capture
their third tournament trophy. One of the outstanding players of the tournament was junior
Panther center John Eggleston, who was later
selected for the All-State team.
| Our 1958 basketball team was the first to wear Morehead
jerseys. The starting five consisted of 6'5"
senior center John Eggleston, 6'2" forward
Marsh Oakley, junior Donnie Craig at forward, and
Bill Stein and
Hopkins at guard. Reserve seniors included Everette Dunn
and Ronald Harris.
| The 1957-58
season culminated in a tremendous victory over Kinston at Durham. Our team brought home
the state AA championship trophy for the seond straight
year. Our center, John Eggleston, made the All-State
team for the second consecutive year and was also named All-American.
See the March, 1958 Clarion for details on the victory.