Halftime program to honor 1963 teams

Herald Staff

February 11, 2013

HAZARD – Four of the best boys’ basketball programs in the history of the 14th Region will be honored at halftime of the Perry Central vs. Cordia game on Friday, Feb. 15.

The 1963 teams from M.C. Napier and Breathitt County high schools, as well as programs at Carr Creek and Hazard, will each be remembered during a program at John C. Combs Arena in Hazard. Fifty years ago during the 1963 season, Breathitt County’s highly-ranked Bobcats squeaked by the M.C. Napier Navajos in overtime for the 14th Region title. The Navajos were without the services of star player Wade Hoskins after Hoskins sprained his ankle.

Breathitt County held a scant two-point lead when former Navajo player Chester Jones hit a lay-up to tie the game at 51, sending it into overtime. Both teams managed only two points during the overtime period, and it was the Bobcats, giving them the 14th Region title in 1963.

The public is invited to attend Friday’s match-up between Perry Central and Cordia, beginning at 7:30 p.m.