The 1955 Portsmouth Trojans District Championship Team

The 1955 Portsmouth Trojans not only won the school's 5th district title in 6 years, but at one point of the season they were ranked #1 in the AP Poll. PHS had an outstanding record of 20-4, only the 4th time in school history that a Trojan basketball team had won 20 games. In addition, it was the first time in Portsmouth's GOL history that the Trojans swept Middletown, Hamilton, and Springfield twice each. The only league losses that year were to Lima and Mansfield (Mansfield was a member of the GOL at that time). The only other loss in the regular season was to Columbus East.

The 1956 Portsmouth Trojans District Championship Team

The 1956 Portsmouth Trojans' district championship was the school's 6th in 7 years. PHS compiled a record of 16-7, with a 5-5 mark in the Greater Ohio League (at that time Mansfield was a member of the GOL). In the regular season, Portsmouth gave a double whipping of Ironton, beat Cincinnati Western Hills and Cincinnati Hughes, and also topped Columbus East. The win over Hughes was a nice way to start out the season considering that the Big Red had eliminated the Trojans in the regional final the year before.

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:

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