Cheyenne Mountain (CMHS) Class of 1950 Alumni List

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Cinderella was the top movie in theaters in 1950, with a lifetime gross of over $85,000,000. Among TV shows in 1950, The Texaco Star Theater was the most popular of the year.

Class Memories From 1950

Students should not lose track of the origins of ice hockey at Cheyenne. The tradition goes back more than half a century. The initial organised team was formed in 1947-48, but it did not participate in any league competetion. Team members were Jerry Carlson, Merle Huddleston, Billy Joe Kirkpatrick, Bill Perrin, Bill Simmons, Bob Catlett, Gene Kawamoto, Jack Wilbur, Bob Jones, Don Parsons, Bill Collins and John Gwillim.
In 1948-49, I was privileged to participate in the first league sport permitted at Cheyenne H.S. in 25 years - ice hockey. In the mid 1920's the Principal, Dr. Lloyd Shaw, eliminated league sports for "they glorified athletes and sports teams". Elimination of sports adulation would permit the students "to concentrate on academic excellence". Through the efforts of teacher and hockey Coach Jack Chamney (a former Colorado College hockey standout), a league was founded and he persuaded Dr. Shaw to permit us to participate. Cheyenne won the League in the last game against Fountain Valley Boys School. Following completetion of League competetion a post season game was scheduled pitting the Cheyenne squad against a team made up of the other teams "all stars". Cheyenne won with a score of 5-1. Scoring for Cheyenne: First period, Don Parsons; Second period, Rusty Lomax; Third period, Jack Wilbur and, Team Captain, Gene Kawamoto, two goals.
Following the game there was a League awards ceremony. Five of Cheyenne's six starters were awarded "All League Team" status, selected by the League players themselves. The goaltender: Bob Jones; at defense: Rusty Lomax; the forward wingmen: Don Parsons and Jack Wilbur; at center: team Captain Gene Kawamoto, was also named "most valuable player" for Cheyenne. The other "All League Team" defenseman was Jerry Hanes,(former Cheyenne student) who represented Palmer H.S., and was an outstanding skater and stick handler. He won out over Paul Floyd, the other Cheyenne first team defenseman. Other Cheyenne team players were Bill Simmons, Ned O'Brien, Bill Collins, Merle Huddleston, Bob Catlett, John Baratelli, Bob Bernheim, Pete Flack and John Gwillim. Following League competetion the team also traveled to New Mexico to compete with the Albuquerque high schools "All Stars". Cheyenne won the fitrst game by a score of 11-0 and the second game by 12-1. The Cheyenne hockey team members received their school "Letter" but were not permitted to wear it until the final two weeks of school. No adulation permitted. Due to the continued efforts of Jack Chamney, who replaced Dr. Shaw as Principal in 1951, ice hockey remained a sport in league competetion. Upon Jack's elevation to school Principal, league competetion was forever insured. Academic standards and excellence were not diminished by the addition of sports league competetion to the Cheyenne itenerary. (see also "In Memoriam" for Gene Kawamoto. Other hockey team members who are known to have passed are: Don Parsons, John Cesario and Bob Catlett. Jack Chamney, the Coach and later Principal, has also passed.)
Sporting Events Posted: 01/13/2011

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