(Reprinted from '69-'70 Tiger's Roar Homecoming Edition)
by Randy McCollum
Due to lack of sufficient resource material, the years from 1925-46 and 1954 to 1955 have been excluded from the following report.
If anyone having information on boy's basketball at Shidler for these periods would please submit it to the records of Shidler High, it would truly be appreciated for future reference.
Shidler boys won half of their games ending the season with a 5-5 marking. They lost tough games to Grainola, Ralston, Barnsdall, and two to Burbank. In the county tournament they were defeated in their game by their bitter rival Hominy
Shidler ended the regular season with a 5-5 marking, being defeated by Kaw City, Pawhuska, Grainola, and twice by Burbank. Pawhuska Invitational Tournament, Shidler put down Will Rogers 30-21 only to be defeated in the second game by Bartlesville by a score of 34-24. In the Deer Creek Invitational Tournament, Shidler Fared with a three-an-a-row beating Deer Creek 42-5, Jefferson 46-15, and Tonkawa 23-25.
Defeating Kaw City 20-11 in their first game of the season, Shidler showed very well thru out the season ending up with a 7-3 record. They were defeated by Pawhuska 33-26, Burbank 32-31, and Barnsdall 34-33. In the Osage County Tourney, Shidler reached the finals by defeating Wynona 37-31 and Barnsdall 33-18, only to be put down by Burbank 31-30.
Coach Art Fleak produced a team that won 14 of its 18 games for the season. They were beaten by Fairfax 24-23, and Cleveland 37-31. The boys also won the Pawhuska Invitational Tourney and were beaten 32-31 by Burbank in the County Tourney.
Losing 3 out of 13 for the season, Shidler was welcome to the North State Conference as a new member. They lost to Pawnee 53-41, Newkirk 33-28, and Kaw City 35-29. In tournament play, Shidler whisked by Hominy 28-24 and lost to Pawhuska 45-35.
Ending the season with a 10-5 record, Shidler showed that they could really control other teams. Backed strongly by J.B. Bowman and fantastic Eddie Mahan, Shidler had no problem at all.
A very commendable season. Shidler marked up a very impressive record of 23 wins and 4 losses and ended the season as semi-finalists in the Class B tourney for State.
Another impressive season was marked as Shidler racked up 20 wins and 2 losses. Winning 14 in a row before losing to Chilocco. Included in this string was the winning of the Class A Invitational Tourney. The Tigers got to the semi-finals of the Edmond Invitational Tourney before losing to Bowlegs.
The Shidler Tiger High School Basketball team compiled a very commendable record. They started the season with a roar winning five games before a defeat to Hominy. They entered two tourneys, winning at Tonkawa with a score of 64-54 and lost in the quarter finals at Cleveland.
Seven Senior's, two Juniors, and two Sophomores composed the High School basketball team. Losing to Newkirk and Tonkawa in tourney play, Shidler left a good record.
This year's team ran up a much better record than the year before even though they were much smaller and were more experienced.
Shidler had a good season considering the competition, ending the season with 12 wins and 9 losses. They won the NOJC Tourney by defeating Fairfax 40-27, Newkirk 61-33, and Perkins 46-41. Hoping to win the District Tourney, Shidler was put down by Barnsdall in the first game with a score of 49-37.
Seniors this year were Bill Patton, Harold Brown, and Butch Johnston.
Seniors were Joe Harbeson, Clarence Sharp, Curtiss Watts, Gary Johnston, and Sonny Robinson.
The team this year, turned in a creditable 9 wins and 11 losses. The toughest game of the season was a Braman win, after two overtimes, the Tigers cam through with a 48-46 victory.
Shidler came out even this year an 8-8 record showing good improvements over the past year. Losing only one senior by graduation, Shidler promised to have an ever better beam this year.
Shidler High School's Tigers, under the coaching of Paul Smith, compiled an impressive record of 17 wins and only 2 losses during the season. The highlight of the season was Shidler's 71-66 victory over Hominy. Charlie Nibarger gave Shidler a 67-66 lead with two free-throws, then David McCollum was fouled and made his 1-1 short for a three point advantage. Richard Robinson iced the cake when he stole the ball and made a layup as the final buzzer sounded.
Shidler compiled another outstanding season s they entered with an 18-5 record of the season. Losing most of their height by graduation in'65, these rookies cam through with flying colors.
16 wins and 9 losses was the final record for the team for this year. The Tigers were the District Champs and finished third in the regionals and third in the Berryhill Tourney. Scoring averages for the starting lineup were Peterson 12.5, Treadway 12.3, Connor 12.0, Culver 6.0, and McHenry 5.0.
With the longest winning streak being two victories, Shidler posted a 6-17 record with the highest game score of the season being 81 points to Tonkawa's 30.
The Tigers ended with the season of 4 wins and 16 losses. Shidler was lead by Phil Sanders with 19 points per game. Highlights of the season was Newkirk's loss to Shidler 67-64.