1956-1961 Photos

Submitted by Ron Peavy

Alamo Jr. High 9th Grade BB Team (1957-8) CITY CHAMPS

Front row (L-R): Lee Weatherly, Glenn Whittington, Ron Peavy, Eric Moore

Center row (L-R): Jody Givens, Sammy Vaughn, Fred Frady**, Tony Dorff

Back row (L-R): Coach Sam Volpe, Dwayne Cochran, Knox Nunnally, Billy Owens

San Jacinto football letter 1956-7

Class of ’61 20 year Reunion

(L-R):  Jody Black, Glenn Whittington, Ron Peavy

60-61 Basketball Team, undefeated (in league) Champs

(L-R): Warren Lynn, Ron Peavy, Jody Black, Kenneth Hancock, Billy Owens, Bob Ittner, Arthur Fowler, Knox Nunnally, Charles Dishman, Royce Woolard, Albert Pierce, Ross Lynn

1957-8:  Alamo & Austin share 9th Grade City Basketball Title

Odessa Tournament, December 1960; Dub Malaise scores 33 for Odessa win

Ron Peavy- MHS Class of 1961

These are great stories.  Even though I am not personally acquainted with all the names in these GREAT stories, I graduated from MHS in 1961 and am in the process of writing my Midland memories which includes the likes of Glenn Whittington, Jody Black, Knox Nunnally, Charles Dishman, Ross Lynn, Royce Woolard, Bob Speed, Billy Owens, Dickie Dixon, John Daugherty, Lee Weatherly, Roy Herberger, Art Donnelly, J.O., Keith Kaiser, Coaches Robert Todd and Sam Volpe as well as Doc.  Oh yes, can’t forget the many outstanding educators:  Blackerby, Crockett, Cullins, Gilbreath, Mailey (principal), Mashburn, L.Moore, J.Taylor, Schultz and Selbo…..way too many outstanding people to list…..it had to be “in the water”. 

More to come….
Ron Peavy ’61
Big Bear Lake, CA

It’s in the Water

Written by Ronald (Ron) Peavy

With encouragement from Midland friends and family, I will try to capture the impact that growing up in Midland during my teen years has had on my life.

I was born in South Carolina in 1943.  Prior to ending up in Midland, Texas, our family journey took me through Tennessee, Arizona, back to S. Carolina, N. Carolina, Abilene, TX and ultimately Midland in the spring of 1956 where I enrolled the last six weeks of school in the 7th grade at Cowden Jr. High.  The 8th grade, I attended San Jacinto Jr. High where I became friends with Glenn Whittington and Billy Owens. The following year, I attended Alamo Jr. High which was not fully completed when school started.  I recall wooden boards and plywood set up at various locations to keep us out of the mud—good luck with that, we were kids!!  Fond memories of the year in Alamo spending lots of time with Glenn and Billy.  Also, remember Alamo defeated San Jacinto in football that year—what an upset!!

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