How Portsmouth Ranks With The Rest of the State Updated 3/25/21

Here are some miscellaneous categories of Portsmouth's rank in the State of Ohio and in the Southeastern District:

1. State tournament appearances: 15..............State Rank: 4th..........Canton McKinley is 1st with 28

2. Number of games played in state tournament: 27........4th (previously tied with Akron SVSM through 2020)

3. Number of games won in state tournament: 16.......Tied for 4th with Middletown (PHS overall record 16-11)

State Championship Teams That Played Portsmouth

Here is a list of teams that played Portsmouth either before the Final 4 or in the regular season and won the state title:

Notable Athletes Who Played vs. Portsmouth

Here is a list of players who played against the Trojans and went on to play at the collegiate or pro level. Please note that this is not an all-inclusive list.

Trojans Who Made First Team All-Ohio

Thanks to Jim Arnzen and Matt Payton for providing this information. Here is a list of Trojans who made Associated Press First Team All-Ohio:

The Gymnasiums That Were "The Home of the Trojans"

Over the course of 100+ years of Trojan basketball, the Red and Blue have called several gymnasiums their home court. Here is some history about those places:

The early days: When the Trojans first started a basketball program, the team played in what later became the cafeteria at the "old" high school, which of course was located across the street from the current one. Seating capacity was unknown, but space was very limited. The exact dates of when the Trojans played here are not known.

Portsmouth Trojans Record in KSA Tournament in Orlando, FL

The Portsmouth Trojans travelled to Florida in 2011 and 2013 and competed in the KSA Holiday Tournament which is held in Orlando at Disneyworld. Here are the results for each year:

2011: Portsmouth 55, Pace, Florida 43; Los Alamitos, CA 55, Portsmouth 38; Portsmouth 53, Spanish River, FL 47 OT

2013: Portsmouth 55, Cinnaminson (NJ) 34; Portsmouth 61, Owen County, KY 54; Portsmouth 67, Liberty Christian Prep 63

The Portsmouth Trojans vs. Columbus/Cincinnati/Dayton Schools

Here is some information about the Portsmouth Trojans record vs. schools from Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton:

State Tournament Box Scores--2011/2012 Final 4 Teams

Here is the scoring summary for the 2011 D3 State Semifinals:

State Semifinal: Cleveland Central Catholic 58, Portsmouth 47

Cleveland Central Catholic: Anton Grady 26, Marcus Jones 14, Ra'Saun Smith 9, Alan Harper 6, Joshua Santiago 1, Gregory Alexander 2.........3 point goals: Grady 1, Smith 1
Portsmouth: Andrew Bendolph 15, Wayne Evans 13, Zaide Whitley 9, Tre Underwood 6, Dion McKinley 3, Mason Jordan 1...........3 point goals: Bendolph 3, Whitley 3, Evans 1, McKinley 1

State Tournament Box Scores--1978/1988 State Champions

Here is the scoring summary for the 1978 Class AA state tournament:

State Semifinal: Portsmouth 59, Ottawa-Glandorf 43

Ottawa-Glandorf: Pothast 1-0-2, Burgei 1-1-3, Maas 6-6-18, Kaufman 4-1-9, Beckett 3-2-8, Schmiedebusch 1-0-2, Spencer 0-1-1
Portsmouth: Burrows 2-2-6, Taylor 4-1-9, Lisath 9-0-18, Boden 2-0-4, Tubbs 7-7-21, Rickman 0-1-1

Ottawa-Glandorf..........14 7 7 15 43
Portsmouth..................8 21 13 15 59

Championship Game: Portsmouth 63, Cleveland Cathedral Latin 62

State Tournament Box Scores--1931/1961 State Champions

Here is the scoring summary for the 1931 Class AA state tournament:

State Semifinal: Portsmouth 16, Akron West 15

Akron West: Labbe 7, Podlish 1, W.Averitte 2, A.Averitte 4, O'Toole 1..........Totals: 5 FG, 5 FT, 15 points
Portsmouth: Moore 5, Cropper 6, Parker 0, Bricker 1, Doll 4..........................Totals: 6 FG, 4 FT, 16 points

Championship Game: Portsmouth 20, Canton McKinley 19


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