At our July meeting it was voted to sale the sports books Five for $100.00 from now until Christmas. This will make a great Christmas gift, and you will be able to complete your Christmas shopping list with one stop.
Only a few more days before Christmas, get your books now, we have the 2017 calendars in also that can help in your Christmas shopping.
Leland Brown the Republic High School basketball coach who took the 1963 boys basketball team to state, winning the first place championship, has researched the Republic sports program dating back to 1913. He has compiled articles from the local news papers, score books, interviews with coaches, players, etc. Chapters on coaches their tenure, records, and the players they coached.
The people of Republic and area are very fortunate to have a history book of this caliber. You can view this book at the Greene County Libraries. Check out the latest Republic Tiger Sports published by David Brazeal.
If you are a sports buff, or have a family member who played in one of these years, this is a book that is a must for your library.
Leland & Sue Brown at the book signing.
Leland is at the museum on Saturday’s until 12 noon to sign books , 146 North Main, Republic.
Remember for a $150.00 donation to the Republic Historical Society to help with the printing of the book, fully tax deductible. You will receive a life time membership and one free, Looking Back— A Memoir of Republic Sports 1913-1969 by Leland Brown.
Some of the people that helped build Republic were active in the sports programs, their names you will find in this great book. You will find names like Harold Owen, Leonard Fugitt, Howard “Wormey” Eagon, Bill O’Neal, Don Sneed, Luther Land, Daphne “Bulldog” Thurman-Wells, Ellis “Bud” Thurman to name a few.
The books are going fast if you would like one please contact one of the society members or come by the museum, 146 North Main, Saturday’s 10am to 2pm. . You may also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 417-732-7702, for information on the book. To order a book send your name, address, and the money, checks are to made out to the Republic Historical Society, 146 North Main, Republic MO 65738. The price of the book is $25.00 plus $6.00 shipping and handling. The books will be sent as soon as the payment is received.
Not mentioned in the book but this record still stands. The only year Dan Mooneyham started on the varsity team for RHS basketball was his senior year, in 1968-69, under Coach Larry Carter. Dan had grown several inches between his junior and senior year. Dan scored 830 points in 30 games for an average of 27.7 points per game. For a single season his 830 points is second only to Howard Arndt’s 959 points in 32 games in 1963-64.
Trivia question Have you read the book?
Three brothers, whose last name was DeWitt, played for RHS basketball from the late 30’s to mid 50’s. Name them.