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State champions re-unite

September 21, 2013
Lewistown Sentinel
Sentinel photo by MATT STRICKER
Members of the Rothrock Eagles 1963 PIAA Class C state basketball championship team met Friday at the McVeytown Fire Co. to mark the 50th anniversary of their 43-41 win over Jim Thorpe. In attendance are, from left, front, Ron Freed, James Allgyer, George Piper, Gary Swartz and Norm Miller; back, Bill Hutchinson, scorekeeper Gail Wray Hepler, coach Harry Rothrock, Fran Fisher former WKVA radio announcer who called the championship game, Bob Lauver, John Kauffman, Jon Gill, Bill Rothrock, Charles Smith, Ray Cavanaugh, Herb Yeo Jr. and coach Harold Wertz. The empty seat in the front row honors Michael Kline, the only member of the team who is deceased. Other members of the team are Ronald Rupert, Kenneth Deavor, Ray Kimberly, Clyde Rupert and Kenneth Schoonover.


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