The 1960 Portsmouth Trojans District Championship Team

After coming off 3 straight losing seasons for the first time in school history, the 1960 Portsmouth Trojans brought the basketball program back to prominence with an 18-5 season, winning a district title. The Trojans secured their first opening Greater Ohio League win in 4 years with a 64-40 triumph over Hamilton Taft. Portsmouth finished a very respectable 6-4 in the GOL, with a sweep of Middletown 68-58 and 62-52, and Hamilton Taft. The sweep of Middletown was particularly sweet in that the Middies had beaten the Trojans 9 straight times.

The 1961 Portsmouth Trojans District Championship and State Championship Team Scores and Roster

Here is the roster and scores for the 1961 Portsmouth Trojans district championship and state championship team:

Roster: Jim Malone, Dick Spencer, Jim Fuller, Stan Burgess, Bill Parker, Steve Robinson, Dozier Carter, Clem Hartley, Rudy Shively, Mike Haley, Jim Nagle. All were seniors except Bill Parker, who was a junior.

Coach: George Heller

Regular Season:

The 1963 Portsmouth Trojans District Championship Team

The 1963 Portsmouth Trojans won their 3rd district title in 4 years, as they defeated AP #6 unbeaten 21-0 Marietta. In the regular season, the Trojans conquered Columbus Eastmoor, Lancaster, Chillicothe 75-67, Ironton twice, Lima 76-62, Springfield South 50-38, and beat Hamilton Garfield twice, 73-61 and 60-59. PHS lost to Middletown twice. Portsmouth at one point of the season was tied with Logan for 19th in the AP Poll.

The 1964 Portsmouth Trojans District Championship Team

The 1964 Portsmouth Trojans posted an 18-5 record en route to a Class AA district championship. Larry Hisle and Al Oliver were the two leading scorers on this team, which had some notable wins along the way. The Trojans opened the season with wins over Columbus Grandview and Hillsboro, and then added a win over Lancaster. PHS beat Middletown at Grant Gym 69-67 in 3 OT, and the Men of Troy also knocked off highly touted Huntington WV 82-79 in OT. The Trojans destroyed Chillicothe 95-59, and bested Ironton twice.

The 1967 Portsmouth Trojans District Championship Team

The 1967 Portsmouth Trojans posted a record of only 11-11, but played some of its best basketball in the tournament. In the sectional opener, PHS beat Northwest 65-42, then upset previously unbeaten 19-0 Waverly 67-59 to capture the sectional crown. In the district semifinal, PHS crushed Belpre 73-51, then won the district title with a 57-53 win over Miami Trace. The Trojans' season ended with an 83-54 loss to then undefeated Columbus East in the regional semifinals.

The 1969 Portsmouth Trojans District Championship Team Scores and Roster

Here is the 1969 Portsmouth Trojans District Championship team scores and roster:

Roster: Charles Taylor, BG Noel, John Davis, Layne Monk, Rhett Lewis, David Huddleston, Dave Drew, Mike Spencer, Clancy Parker, Tony Webb, Tony Baggette

Coach: Bob Doll

Regular Season:

The 1972 Portsmouth Trojans District Championship Team Scores and Roster

Here is the roster and scores for the 1972 Portsmouth Trojans District Championship Team:

Roster: Keith Williamson, Rick Hopkins, Curt Clifford, Mike Lovenguth, Norman Dickerson, Mike Prater, Ralph White, Bill Daehler, Pat Spriggs, Rick McGlone, Tom Gentry, Dave Cropper

Coach: Bob Doll

Regular Season:

The 1978 Portsmouth Trojans District Championship and State Championship Team Scores and Roster

Here is the roster and scores for the 1978 Portsmouth Trojans District Championship and State Championship Team:

Roster: Kirk McMahon, Jeff Lisath, Craig Tubbs, Bill Wilburn, Scott Burrows, Dennis Shipp, Jim Murray, Jack Bendolph, Rob Rickman, Chris Heller, Tom Boden, Kraig Jones, Scot Taylor

Coach: Dick Hopkins

Regular Season:

The 1980 Portsmouth Trojans District Championship and State Runnerup Team

Despite losing most of its roster from the 1979 21-1 team, Coach Dick Hopkins put together a team that may have been the most overachieving team in PHS history. Great chemistry made this team what it became, a team that surprised many Trojan fans with its outstanding tournament run. After a 6-5 start, PHS strung together 15 straight wins to finish 21-6 and Class AA state runnerup. They were led by the dynamic guard tandem of Marcus Bendolph and Kirk McMahon, with the frontline consisting of Keith Wilburn, John Mitchell, and Troy Jackson.

The 1982 Portsmouth Trojans District Championship Team Scores and Roster

Here is the roster and scores for the 1982 Portsmouth Trojans district championship team:

Roster: Alan Kees, Randy Williams, Robbie Jackson, Todd Barrett, Eugene Johnson, Kelvin Parker, Johnny Williams, Charles Martin, Lee Cobb, Gerald Clay, Kyle Taylor, Eugene Collins, Chris Gentry

Coach: Tom Smith

Regular Season:

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