1956-57 GHS junior varsity

We had several responses to the “A Look Back” picture run on Nov. 23, 2020 which was misidentified as a Gloversville YMCA basketball team.

The information was incorrect.

We had several responses from members of the team identifying the squad as the 1956-57 Gloversville High School junior varsity basketball team and that the picture was taken at Park Terrace Elementary School.

Team member Steve Rothschild (second row, second from the right) said “Most of the team members were from the class of 1959, but some were also from the classes of 1958 and 1960. We had a great record that season, going 15-2, with 14 straight victories at one time. As our winning streak continued to build, I remember that we started to share The Leader-Herald headlines with the varsity. We were sectional JV basketball co-champions with Saratoga.”

Team members include: Sitting – Ernie Readdean, Pete Ricciardi, Carl Mandeville, Mike Lefkowitz, and Larry Rubin.

Kneeling — Bob Winig, Bob Hoagboon, Dave Howe, Dave Loucks, Steve Rothschild, Guy Ciaccio.

Standing — Ed Bremer, Bob Clark, Doug Kuhne, Richard Simon, Toby Lustig, and Coach Leo Hallenbeck.

Note: According to information printed in the 1957 Oracle (The Gloversville High School yearbook) the Gloversville varsity basketball team coached by Jack Kobuskie, with approval from the school district, changed its name mid-season from “Kobuskie’s Kagers” to “Dragons.”


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