Update Notice 8/23/2019

On Page 8 of the inventory is the updated listing of team all time wins in Ohio. Portsmouth was previously listed at 8th, but with newly updated figures, PHS has dropped 2 spots to 10th. Portsmouth's record is updated through 2019, but many of the schools listed have their records updated only through 2017. Even with that, the Trojans are 52 wins ahead of 11th place Steubenville, which has records updated through 2017, so PHS should still be 10th place.

Updated records for all schools listed is provided by the OHSAA boys basketball website, team records section. (OHSAA.org)

Mike Haley To Be Inducted Into The Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame

Portsmouth HS graduate Mike Haley, who started on the 1961 Class AA State Champion Trojans, will be inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame on June 6, 2020. Haley's 1981 and 1982 Dayton Roth teams which won back to back state titles will also be recognized. Haley, who averaged 22.0 PPG on the 61 Trojans, went on to an outstanding career at Ohio University. He later coached Dayton Roth HS and Dunbar HS to 4 state titles. His teams at Dayton were known for full court pressing and creating havoc for opponents.

Portsmouth Trojans Summer Basketball 2019

The Portsmouth Trojans had a very good start to their summer basketball program. In the mega shootout at PHS on June 8th, the Trojans went 4-0 even though they had to split the varsity squad into 3 teams due to a couple of other teams not showing up. PHS defeated Northwest, South Webster, West Union, and Fleming Co. (KY). I did not attend so I don't know the exact rosters for all 3 teams, but I talked with Coach Eugene Collins and he told me that Portsmouth had more players that showed up than any other school.

Very Early Look At The Portsmouth Trojans in 2019-2020

What can Trojan fans expect in the 2019-2020 season?

Portsmouth Trojans Record and Highlights for Decade 2010-2019

The Trojans loss to Adena on 2/22/2019 ended the 2010-2019 decade for PHS basketball. Here is how the Trojans fared for the decade:

2010-2019: Overall record: 163-80...........Coach Eugene Collins record: 163-80 (became head coach in 2009-2010

Year by Year Record:

Portsmouth Trojans 2018-2019 Game Scores and Highlights

Here is a game by game summary of the 2018-2019 season for the Portsmouth Trojans, highlights and scoring included when possible. Note: Scoring totals may not be totally accurate.

Regular Season:

Portsmouth Trojans 2018-2019 Preview

The 2018-2019 Portsmouth Trojans will return only 1 starter from last year's 16-8 team, that being 6-2 JR Matthew Fraulini. Fraulini averaged 14 PPG as a sophomore, and looks to upgrade his PPG average this season. He will have 4 new starters to help him do that. The rest of the starting 5 most likely will be 6-3 SR MyQuel McKinley, 6-0 SR Daniel Lattimore, 6-2 SO Miles Shipp, and 5-8 FR Amare Johnson. This starting 5 could very well be the quickest starting unit in Coach Eugene Collins 10 years as head coach of PHS.

Portsmouth Trojans 2018-2019 OVC Schedule

Here is the 2018-2019 Ohio Valley Conference schedule for the Portsmouth Trojans:

Update Notice 4/19/2018

Because of Akron St.Vincent-St.Mary's 2018 D2 state title, a couple of items had to be updated. Those included the all time leaders in state tournament games played and all time leaders in state tournament wins. SVSM passed Portsmouth into 3rd place for the all time number of state tournament wins, with 18, compared to Portsmouth's 16. The Trojans are now tied for 4th with Middletown with those 16 wins. Also, the Irish now have played in 25 state tournament games, passing Middletown into 4th place all time. Portsmouth remains in 3rd with 27 state games played.

The 1925 Portsmouth Trojans District Championship and State Tournament Team

The 1925 Portsmouth Trojans has the distinction of being the first PHS squad to advance to the state tournament, which was started by the OHSAA in 1923. The first of Portsmouth's 15 state appearances had a regular season record of 11-2. PHS opened the season with a win over Piketon, and then followed that with wins over Portsmouth West and Portsmouth East. PHS swept Ironton, and Ashland KY suffered the same fate, with one of the games being a 36-11 blowout. Portsmouth nipped Chillicothe, then split with Huntington WV by the same scores in both games of 28-21.


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