Girls Basketball Team -- In 1942 girls at Center School near Haleyville had a strong basketball team. Played on outside courts, the girls played other girls' teams from various schools in the area. This school, which was located near the present Haleyville Airport, was torn down several years ago. Coach for the team was Vira West (Stockard), standing. Girls are: front left to right, Jean Armstrong (Scott), Annie Lea League (Gamble), Lula Faye Crumpton (Cook), Billie Bond Sutherland (Stout), and Leona Mitchell; back Louise Wamble (Warren), Virginia Gilbert (Mann), Carolyn Carruth (Engle), Bondelene Wil liams (Riddle), Josephine Smith (Wiggins) and Pernie Lou League (Chandler).
Photo courtesy of Bennis Sue Gilbert Gann via Joyce Farris.