1953-54 Crawford County Basketball Scores


Bucyrus
Coach:  John Hutton
Record:  11-7 (5-2 NOL)
Leading Scorer:  Glenn "Sonny" Butterman (395 pts/21.94 avg)

Date		Versus		       W/L     BHS     OPP
12/04/53	Port Clinton		L	46	50
12/08/53	Tiffin Columbian	W	55	31
12/11/53	Galion			L	49	57
12/18/53	@Crestline		W	59	52
12/29/53	@Elyria			L	54	57
01/08/54	@Shelby			W	65	62
01/12/54	Kenton			L	58	72
01/15/54*	@Willard		W	65	44
01/22/54*	@Galion			L	50	53
01/23/54	@Madison		W	70	59
01/26/54	Willard			W	71	45
01/29/54*	Shelby			W	69	51
02/05/54*	Crestline		W	64	54
02/12/54*	@Norwalk		W	60	53
02/19/54*	@Upper Sandusky		W	68	45
02/26/54*	Bellevue		L	64	72
03/02/54	Upper Sandusky		W	62	41	Class A Sectional Tournament at Marion Colisuem
03/06/54	Mansfield Senior	L	38	68	Class A Sectional Tournament at Marion Colisuem


Chatfield
Coach:  Bill McCullough
Record:  16-10 (11-7 CCL)
Leading Scorer:  Vic Wurm (543 pts/20.8 avg)

Date		Versus		       W/L     CHS     OPP
11/13/53*	@New Washington		L	76	78
11/20/53*	Sulphur Springs		W	60	52
11/24/53*	@Mt. Zion		L	42	60
12/04/53*	Lykens			L	69	77
12/11/53*	@Whetstone		W	69	47
12/12/53*	North Robinson		W	76	58
12/15/53*	@Holmes-Liberty		W	68	50
12/18/53*	Leesville		W	60	59
12/29/53*	Tiro			W	80	53
12/30/53	@Bloomville		W	84	78	Holiday Tournament at Bloomville High School
01/01/54	Nevada			L	58	69	Holiday Tournament at Bloomville HIgh School
01/08/54*	@Sulphur Springs	L	60	73
01/09/54*	Mt. Zion		L	48	56
01/15/54*	@Lykens			L	68	74
01/22/54*	Whetstone		W	80	42
01/23/54*	@North Robinson		W	60	46
01/29/54*	Holmes-Liberty		W	71	70	OT
02/05/54*	@Leesville		W	61	59
02/09/54*	@Tiro			L	55	60
02/12/54*	New Washington		W	53	48
02/16/54	Holmes-Liberty		W	63	36	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School
02/20/54	Whetstone		W	77	47	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School
02/23/54	Sulphur Springs		L	57	59	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School
02/25/54	New Washington		W	59	55	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School - OT
02/27/54	Mt. Zion		W	63	53	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School
03/05/54	Sycamore		L	38	69	Class B District Tournament at Mansfield Senior High School


Crestline
Coach:  Bob Duncan
Record:  4-15 (1-6 NOL)
Leading Scorer:  Bill Klopfenstein (329 pts/18.2 avg)

Date		Versus		       W/L     CHS     OPP
12/04/53	@Perrysville		L	76	89
12/08/53	Mt. Gilead		L	48	60
12/11/53	Upper Sandusky		W	57	52
12/12/53	@Ontario		L	51	70
12/15/53	@Shelby			L	40	73
12/18/53	Bucyrus			L	52	59
01/05/54	@Mt. Gilead		L	35	67
01/08/54	Galion			L	55	70
01/12/54	@Willard		W	54	49
01/15/54*	Shelby			L	34	67
01/22/54*	@Upper Sandusky		L	56	65
01/29/54*	Norwalk			L	54	79
02/02/54	@Madison		L	59	72
02/05/54*	@Bucyrus		L	54	64
02/12/54*	Bellevue		L	33	53
02/16/54	Madison			W	50	49	
02/19/54*	Willard			W	60	56
02/26/54*	@Galion			L	48	64
03/02/54	Ashland			L	45	53	Class A Sectional Tournament at Marion Colisuem


Galion
Coach:  Jack Shuck
Record:  9-11 (3-4 NOL)
Leading Scorer:  Tom Quay (310 pts/15.5 avg)

Date		Versus		       W/L     GHS     OPP
12/01/53	Marion Harding		L	38	72
12/04/53	@Shelby			L	48	75
12/11/53	@Bucyrus		W	57	49
12/18/53	Ashland			L	55	73
12/22/53	Alumni			W	67	65
12/29/53	Mt. Vernon		W	56	51
01/02/54	@Mansfield Senior	L	42	80
01/08/54	@Crestline		W	70	55
01/15/54*	@Norwalk		L	70	79
01/19/54	Madison			W	74	59
01/22/54*	Bucyrus			W	53	50
01/29/54*	@Bellevue		L	49	69
02/02/54	@Marion Harding		L	62	78
02/05/54*	Willard			L	42	44
02/10/54	@Tiffin Calvert		L	63	73
02/12/54*	@Upper Sandusky		W	71	59
02/19/54*	Shelby			L	47	68
02/20/54	@Madison		W	62	61
02/26/54*	Crestline		W	64	48
03/05/54	Ashland			L	53	77	Class A Sectional Tournament at Marion Coliseum


Holmes-Liberty
Coach:  Bill Donnenwirth
Record:  4-14 (4-12 CCL)
Leading Scorer:  Don Crall (257 pts/14.27 avg)

Date		Versus		       W/L     HSHS    OPP
11/13/53*	Leesville		L	45	59	At Crestline High School
11/20/53*	New Washington		L	48	64
11/24/53*	@Lykens			L	34	63
12/04/53*	Mt. Zion		L	44	48
12/12/53*	@Sulphur Springs	L	52	83
12/15/53*	Chatfield		L	50	68
12/18/53*	@Whetstone		W	71	67
01/08/54*	@New Washington		L	58	72
01/09/54*	Lykens			L	55	80
01/15/54*	@Mt. Zion		L	40	52
01/22/54*	@Tiro			L	47	50
01/23/54*	Sulphur Springs		W	63	55
01/29/54*	@Chatfield		L	70	71	OT
02/05/54*	Whetstone		W	57	52
02/09/54*	@North Robinson		L	54	59
02/12/54*	Leesville		W	48	34
02/16/54	Chatfield		L	36	63	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School
02/18/54	Lykens			L	45	51	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School


Leesville
Coach:  Allen Cole
Record:  11-15 (8-10 CCL)
Leading Scorer:  Joe Smith (694 pts/26.6 avg)

Date		Versus		       W/L     LHS     OPP
11/13/53*	Holmes-Liberty		W	59	45	At Crestline High School
11/17/53	@New Haven		L	53	54
11/20/53*	@Tiro			W	69	59
11/24/53*	@North Robinson		W	56	43
12/01/53	Carey			L	54	56	At Crestline High School
12/04/53*	Sulphur Springs		L	59	62	At Crestline High School
12/11/53*	@Lykens			L	31	51
12/12/53*	Mt. Zion		L	33	54	At Crestline High School
12/15/53*	Whetstone		W	66	38	At Crestline High School
12/18/53*	@Chatfield		L	59	60	At Crestline High School
12/29/53	Caledonia		W	78	74	Holiday Tournament at Iberia High School
12/30/53	Iberia			L	71	91	Holiday Tournament at Iberia High School
01/05/54*	@New Washington		L	47	74
01/07/54*	Tiro			W	83	51	At Crestline High School
01/09/54*	North Robinson		W	81	42	At Crestline High School
01/15/54*	@Sulphur Springs	L	57	68
01/22/54*	Lykens			W	68	54	At Crestline High School
01/23/54*	@Mt. Zion		L	44	46
01/29/54*	@Whetstone		W	55	46
02/05/54*	Chatfield		L	59	61	At Crestline High School
02/09/54*	New Washington		L	57	71	At Crestline High School
02/12/54*	Holmes-Liberty		L	34	48
02/18/53	Sulphur Springs		L	50	62	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School
02/20/54	Tiro			W	56	49	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School
02/23/54	Whetstone		W	68	43	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School
02/25/54	Mt. Zion		L	47	59	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School


Lykens
Coach:  Jack West
Record:  15-8 (13-5 CCL)
Leading Scorer:  Paul Stineman (391 pts/17.0 avg)

Date		Versus		       W/L     LHS     OPP
11/13/53*	North Robinson		W	54	47
11/20/53*	@Whetstone		W	68	50
11/24/53*	Holmes-Liberty		W	63	34
12/04/53*	@Chatfield		W	77	69
12/11/53*	Leesville		W	51	31
12/12/53*	@New Washington		L	59	69
12/15/53*	Tiro			W	71	35
12/18/53*	Mt. Zion		L	49	52	2OT
01/08/54*	Whetstone		W	65	51
01/09/54*	@Holmes-Liberty		W	80	55
01/12/54*	@Sulphur Springs	L	68	85
01/15/54*	Chatfield		W	74	68
01/19/54	Sycamore		L	56	87
01/22/54*	Leesville		L	54	68	At Crestline High School
01/23/54*	New Washington		W	55	54
01/29/54*	@Tiro			W	52	50
02/02/54	@Bloomville		W	68	66
02/05/54*	@Mt. Zion		L	51	53
02/09/54*	Sulphur Springs		W	64	58
02/12/54*	@North Robinson		W	64	60
02/16/54	Mt. Zion		L	49	70	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School
02/18/54	Holmes-Liberty		W	51	45	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School
02/20/54	New Washington		L	57	61	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School


Mt. Zion
Coach:  Robert Morrison
Record:  19-5 (16-2 CCL)
Leading Scorer:  Dale Shroll (457 pts/19.0 avg)

Date		Versus		       W/L     MZHS    OPP
11/13/53*	@Tiro			W	74	37
11/20/53*	@North Robinson		W	56	37
11/24/53*	Chatfield		W	60	42
12/04/53*	@Holmes-Liberty		W	48	44
12/11/53*	New Washington		W	53	46
12/12/53*	Leesville		W	54	33	At Crestline High School
12/15/53*	Sulphur Springs		W	58	50
12/18/53*	@Lykens			W	52	49	2OT
12/29/53*	Whetstone		W	73	37
01/08/54*	North Robinson		W	61	36
01/09/54*	@Chatfield		W	56	48
01/12/54*	Tiro			W	68	48
01/15/54*	Holmes-Liberty		W	52	40
01/22/54*	@New Washington		L	46	47
01/23/54*	Leesville		W	46	44
01/29/54*	@Sulphur Springs	L	67	71
02/02/54	Nevada			W	68	54
02/05/54*	Lykens			W	53	51
02/09/54*	@Whetstone		W	66	27
02/13/54	Sycamore		L	48	74
02/16/54	Lykens			W	70	49	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School
02/23/54	North Robinson		L	53	55	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School
02/25/54	Leesville		W	59	47	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School
02/27/54	Chatfield		L	53	63	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School


New Washington
Coach:  Frank Robey
Record:  15-9 (13-5 CCL)
Leading Scorer:  Bill Cleland (545 pts/22.7 avg)

Date		Versus		       W/L     NWHS    OPP
11/13/53*	Chatfield		W	78	76
11/17/53	Attica			L	61	69
11/20/53*	@Holmes-Liberty		W	64	48
11/24/53*	Whetstone		W	93	52
12/04/53*	@Tiro			W	67	45
12/11/53*	@Mt. Zion		L	46	53
12/12/53*	Lykens			W	69	59
12/15/53*	@North Robinson		W	65	43
12/18/53*	@Sulphur Springs	L	33	41
12/29/53	@Sycamore		L	39	79	Holiday Tournament at Sycamore High School
12/30/53	Arcadia			W	58	57	Holiday Tournament at Sycamore High School
01/05/54*	Leesville		W	74	47
01/08/54*	Holmes-Liberty		W	72	58
01/12/54*	@Whetstone		W	66	37
01/15/54*	Tiro			W	81	48
01/22/54*	Mt. Zion		W	47	46
01/23/54*	Lykens			L	54	55
01/29/54*	North Robinson		W	83	57
02/05/54*	Sulphur Springs		L	65	68
02/09/54*	Leesville		W	71	57	At Crestline High School
02/12/54*	@Chatfield		L	48	53
02/18/54	North Robinson		L	61	63	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School - OT
02/20/54	Lykens			W	61	57	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School
02/25/54	Chatfield		L	55	59	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School - OT


North Robinson
Coach:  Dick Bourquin
Record:  7-15 (4-13 CCL)
Leading Scorer:  Ronald Johnson (318 pts/14.4 avg)

Date		Versus		       W/L     NRHS    OPP
11/13/53*	@Lykens			L	47	54
11/20/53*	Mt. Zion		L	37	56
11/24/53*	Leesville		L	43	56
12/04/53*	@Whetstone		W	66	59
12/11/53*	Sulphur Springs		L	58	74
12/12/53*	@Chatfield		L	58	76
12/15/53*	New Washington		L	43	65
12/18/53*	@Tiro			L	56	64
01/08/54*	@Mt. Zion		L	36	61
01/09/54*	Leesville		L	42	81	At Crestline High School
01/15/54*	Whetstone		W	50	48
01/22/54*	@Sulphur Springs	L	64	84
01/23/54*	Chatfield		L	46	60
01/29/54*	New Washington		L	57	83
02/05/54*	Tiro			W	70	56
02/09/54*	Holmes-Liberty		W	59	54
02/12/54*	Lykens			L	60	64
02/16/54	Tiro			W	73	54	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School
02/18/54	New Washington		W	63	61	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School - OT
02/23/54	Mt. Zion		W	55	53	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School
02/27/54	Sulphur Springs		L	62	79	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School
03/10/54	Fremont St. Joseph	L	35	67	Class B District Tournament at Mansfield Senior High School


Sulphur Springs
Coach:  Tom Thatcher
Record:  19-6 (14-4 CCL)
Leading Scorer:  Ron Kalb (735 pts/29.4 avg)

Date		Versus		       W/L     SSHS    OPP
11/10/53	@Sycamore		L	53	74
11/13/53*	Whetstone		W      102	44
11/17/53	@Morral			W	78	59
11/20/53*	@Chatfield		L	52	60
11/24/53*	Tiro			W	74	57
12/04/53*	Leesville		W	62	59	At Crestline High School
12/11/53*	@North Robinson		W	74	58
12/12/53*	Holmes-Liberty		W	83	52
12/15/53*	@Mt. Zion		L	50	58
12/18/53*	New Washington		W	41	33
01/12/54*	Lykens			W	85	68
01/05/54	@Attica			W	62	58
01/08/54*	Chatfield		W	73	60
01/09/54*	@Tiro			W	77	62
01/15/54*	Leesville		W	68	57
01/22/54*	North Robinson		W	84	64
01/23/54*	@Holmes-Liberty		L	55	63
01/29/54*	Mt. Zion		W	71	67
02/05/54*	@New Washington		W	68	65
02/09/54*	@Lykens			L	58	64
02/12/54*	@Whetstone		W	67	58
02/18/54	Leesville		W	62	50	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School
02/23/54	Chatfield		W	59	57	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School
02/27/54	North Robinson		W	79	62	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School
03/06/54	Huron			L	54	77	Class B District Tournament at Mansfield Senior High School


Tiro
Coach:  Carl Ward
Record:  6-16 (4-13 CCL)
Leading Scorer:  John Sand (383 pts/18.2 avg)

Date		Versus		       W/L     THS     OPP
11/13/53*	Mt. Zion		L	37	74
11/20/53*	Leesville		L	59	69
11/21/53	Union			W	62	55
11/24/53*	@Sulphur Springs	L	57	74
12/01/53	New Haven		L	65	69
12/04/53*	New Washington		L	45	67
12/12/53*	Whetstone		W	63	53
12/15/53*	@Lykens			L	35	71
12/18/53*	North Robinson		W	64	56
12/29/53*	@Chatfield		L	53	80
01/07/54*	Leesville		L	51	83	At Crestline High School
01/09/54*	Sulphur Springs		L	62	77
01/12/54*	@Mt. Zion		L	48	68
01/15/54*	@New Washington		L	48	81
01/19/54	@Republic		W	
01/22/54*	Holmes-Liberty		W	50	47
01/26/54*	@Whetstone		L	61	76
01/29/54*	Lykens			L	50	52
02/05/54*	@North Robinson		L	56	70
02/09/54*	Chatfield		W	60	55
02/16/54	North Robinson		L	54	73	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School
02/20/54	Leesville		L	49	56	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School


Whetstone
Coach:  Dallas Gardner
Record:  1-19 (1-17 CCL)
Leading Scorer:  Chuck Sherer (199 pts/9.9 avg)

Date		Versus		       W/L     WHS     OPP
11/13/53*	@Sulphur Springs	L	44     102
11/20/53*	Lykens			L	50	68
11/24/53*	@New Washington		L	52	93
12/04/53*	North Robinson		L	59	66
12/11/53*	Chatfield		L	47	69
12/12/53*	@Tiro			L	53	63
12/15/53*	Leesville		L	38	66	At Crestline High School
12/18/53*	Holmes-Liberty		L	67	71
12/29/53*	@Mt. Zion		L	37	73
01/08/54*	@Lykens			L	51	65
01/12/54*	New Washington		L	37	66
01/15/54*	@North Robinson		L	48	50
01/22/54*	@Chatfield		L	42	80
01/26/54*	Tiro			W	76	61
01/29/54*	Leesville		L	46	55
02/05/54*	@Holmes-Liberty		L	52	57
02/09/54*	Mt. Zion		L	27	66
02/12/54*	Sulphur Springs		L	58	67
02/20/54	Chatfield		L	47	77	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School
02/23/54	Leesville		L	43	68	Class B Crawford County Tournament at Bucyrus High School

Crawford County League Standings

Team CCL Reg Overall Mt. Zion 16 - 2 17 - 3 19 - 5 Sulphur Springs 14 - 4 16 - 5 19 - 6 Lykens 13 - 5 14 - 6 15 - 8 New Washington 13 - 5 14 - 7 15 - 9 Chatfield 11 - 7 12 - 8 14 - 10 Leesville 8 - 10 9 - 13 11 - 15 Holmes-Liberty 4 - 12 4 - 12 4 - 14 Tiro 4 - 13 6 - 14 6 - 16 North Robinson 4 - 13 4 - 13 7 - 15 Whetstone 1 - 17 1 - 17 1 - 19

Northern Ohio League Standings

Team NOL Reg Overall Bellevue 7 - 0 16 - 2 16 - 3 Bucyrus 5 - 2 10 - 6 11 - 7 Shelby 5 - 2 12 - 5 14 - 6 Norwalk 4 - 3 6 - 12 6 - 13 Galion 3 - 4 9 - 10 9 - 11 Upper Sandusky 2 - 5 6 - 10 6 - 11 Crestline 1 - 6 4 - 14 4 - 15 Willard 1 - 6 2 - 18 2 - 19

Crawford County Top Ten Scoring Averages

RNK AVG Name School Points Games 1 29.40 Ron Kalb Sulphur Springs 735 25 2 26.69 Joe Smith Leesville 694 26 3 22.70 Bill Cleland New Washington 545 24 4 21.94 Glenn "Sonny" Butterman Bucyrus 395 18 5 20.88 Vic Wurm Chatfield 543 26 6 19.04 Dale Shroll Mt. Zion 457 24 7 18.47 John Blackford North Robinson 314 17 8 18.27 Bill Klopfenstein Crestline 329 18 9 18.23 John Sand Tiro 383 21 Missing One Game 10 17.00 Paul Stineman Lykens 391 23

Crawford County Top Ten Scoring Games

RNK PTS Name School Versus Date 1 50 Joe Smith Leesville Caledonia 12/29/1953 2 46 Bill Cleland New Washington Tiro 01/15/1954 3 45 Ron Kalb Sulphur Springs North Robinson 12/11/1953 45 Joe Smith Leesville New Washington 01/07/1954 5 41 Ron Kalb Sulphur Springs Leesville 01/15/1954 6 39 Ron Kalb Sulphur Springs Holmes-Liberty 12/12/1953 7 38 Joe Smith Leesville Sulphur Springs 01/15/1954 38 Ron Kalb Sulphur Springs Mt. Zion 01/29/1954 9 37 Ron Kalb Sulphur Springs Tiro 11/24/1953 37 John Sand Tiro New Haven 12/01/1953 37 Ron Kalb Sulphur Springs North Robinson 01/22/1954 Return to Crawford County index Email Me