Ashland County Sports Hall of Fame
Ashland County Sports
Hall of Fame

AHS 1949-1950 Basketball

1949-50 Ashland High School Boys Basketball Team

Record 19 – 2 

  • First row: Bob Brand, George Glasser, Bill Rogers, Lew Russell, Paul (Bud) Jones, Ray Bates, Norm McVickers, Howard (Howie) Fackler.
  • Second row: Coach Cloyce Taylor, Dick Rickel, Mel Woelfling, Ron Hostler, Tom Fluke, Lee Hurd, Jud Schaefer, Bob Wygant, Dud Riggle.
  • Head Coach: Cloyce Taylor, Assistant Coach Dick Wolfe, Co-Capt. Bud Jones & Ray Bates. 

Jones was the leading scorer with 299 points and was named the team’s Most Valuable Player. He also received Honorable Mention All-Ohio on all three newspaper polls. Bates made All-Ohio Honorable Mention on one poll. Junior Bill Rogers scored 265 points and was named First Team All-Ohio (UP and AP). 

Ashland played a strong independent schedule, with both losses coming at the hands of Mansfield Senior. It was Ashland’s tough luck being in the same sectional tournament as Mansfield. The Tygers advanced to the state tournament, before losing to the eventual champion Springfield in the semi-final encounter. 

Ashland was rated number 2 in the Ohio polls late in the regular season. At the time, the 108 points scored against Bucyrus in the Class A Sectional game represented a team scoring record, bettering the old mark by 20 points. It was also an all-time state record for a Class A sectional/district tournament game 


  Ashland 44 Norwalk 40 Ashland 63 Marion Harding 42
  Ashland 59 Galion 38 Ashland 58 Columbus North 46  OT
  Ashland 61 Euclid 39 Ashland 40 Mansfield Senior 3
  Ashland 82 Mansfield Madison 26 Ashland 63 Canton South 48
  Ashland 53 Wooster 42 Ashland 46 Marion Harding 31
  Ashland 60 Norwalk 36 Ashland 49 Culver, Indiana 45
  Ashland 39 Bellevue 33  Ashland 70 Dover 50
  Ashland 54 Mansfield Senior 63 Ashland 108 Bucyrus 48 Sectional
  Ashland 59 Washington Ct. H. 43 Ashland 41 Upper Sandusky 30 Sectional
  Ashland 67 Fremont Ross 44 Ashland 66 Mansfield Senior 70 Sectional
  Ashland 42 Sandusky 30    

Nominator: Bill Rogers

1949-1950 Basketball HOF Team
Back Row L-rt: Howard Fackler, Jud Schaefer, Bob Wygant, Bill Rogers. 
Front L-rt: Ron Hostler, Bud Jones, Ray Bates, Norm McVicker. 

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