The last game played at Port Clinton Middle School took place on Thursday, Feb. 2, when both the seventh and eighth grade boys teams played Huron.
For decades, Redskin players have taken the court in the 1922 building, which was the high school through 1963. About 60 PCHS alumni were in attendance to witness the last game in the current building. The new Port Clinton Middle School will open in 2012.
A ceremonial tip-off with John Papcun, Class of 1956, started the event. Papcun is in both the Port Clinton High School and University of Toledo Halls of Fame for Basketball.
Alumni took the stage/gym floor to take their last shot at the basket followed by the current middle school teams. After the net was cut down, PCHS Senior Emaleigh Dunn sang the Alma Mater as the lights on the gym floor faded. Pictures from the event along with video and a slide show of former basketball teams dating back to 1915, can be found on the Port Clinton City School District website at www.pccsd.net under “News.”
Though the seventh-graders lost their game against Huron 49-31, the eighth-graders remained undefeated in the Sandusky Bay Conference winning 54-49.