1929 Boys Basketball Champs- Beattie, Texas

In 1929, these boys were thinking that they were the baddest of the bad, in basketball, that is. Why? Because they were THE CHAMPS! If you know any of these, are related to any of these, or know anything at all about what happened to any of these people after basketball, we would love to know about it.*

Back: ___ Farrow, B. Ray McCorkle, Ray "Check" Smith, Artis Williams, Margaret Moore,  Front:  Weldon Andress, Arvel "Red" Smith, Lloyd Halbrooks, John Scott, Weldon Helm

Back: Farrow, B. Ray McCorkle, Ray “Check” Smith, Artis Williams, Margaret Moore,
Front: Weldon Andress, Arvel “Red” Smith, Lloyd Halbrooks, John Scott, Walton Helm

Of course, there are names that I recognize. The Helm family has been in that area for generations. We’ve written about B. Ray McCorkle on this site more than once, and I feel sure the Andress name is associated with Tex Nabors, one of the greatest basketball players of all times. Let us know what you know!

*I’ve been collecting items such as this for most of my adult life, and I just cannot remember who shared this one with me. If it was you, please let me know, and I will give you credit.

About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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2 Responses to 1929 Boys Basketball Champs- Beattie, Texas

  1. Delma Walters says:

    Fredda, I have a copy of this picture because my father is in it. He is the one to the extreme right on the front row. He is identified incorrectly here. His first name is Walton not Weldon.

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