Looking Back: Nov. 28, 1968. Jackrabbits open basketball season Tuesday

The Quincy Jacks will open the 1968-69 basketball season on Tuesday Dec. 3 with an annual jamboree in Wenatchee and will play their first home game against Connell Dec. 6.

Coach Bob Woodworth says he expects to field a team strong on speed but with less height than last year’s squad. Three of last season’s five regulars will be back this year. They are Tom and Tracy Evers and Greg Forge.

The Jacks will play a 20-game schedule including the jamboree. There will be nine home games and eleven away.

Quincy will be playing in AA competition this year for the first time, and the league will consist of Quincy Ephrata and Eastmont.

The district tournament playoff has not been determined as yet. The North Central group has proposed that two teams from this league compete in the tournamentwith six teams from district 5 (Mid Valley AA from the Yakima Valley). The district 5 proposal calls for an eight-team tournament with seven schools from district 5 and one from district 6 (Quincy-Ephrata-Eastmont).

District 6 has not accepted this proposal, Woodworth said, and if an agreement is not reached, the matter will go before the State Board of Control meeting on Dec. 3.

Bottom row, from left: Ron Hull, Kevin Lynch, Ken Adams, Jack Patton, and Fred Naigle. Top row, from left: Bob Gorman, Curt Morris, Randy Mietzner, Tom Evers, Greg Forge, Dean Lynch and Tracy Evers.

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