Wolf Creek Heritage Museum logo
Wolf Creek Heritage Museum Photo Album
A Museum of History and Art in historic Lipscomb, Texas
Map 13310 Highway 305 · P.O. Box 5
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
County Flag
November 29, 2009

by Virginia Scott


Very quiet week and beautiful Thanksgiving. This week is the last week of the month so we will be sending exhibits home and putting up new one.

This month, Dorothy will be organizing an exhibit of religious Banners to celebrate the Christmas season. It promises to be an interesting and beautiful exhibit.

We will have our Christmas open house on Sunday, December 20 at 2pm. This year we are celebrating the "Arts to the Ruin" exhibit and its homecoming to the museum. Mark your calendars to come and celebrate with us.

I hope each and every one of you are writing your family history's for the new county book. We have already started to received them so please get started or make sure we are on your new year's resolution list. Also don't forget to order a copy of the book for your family archives. as a reminder the following are the contact person in each town and the drop off sites for orders and stories:
    Booker - First bank, Southwest, Lois Ann Schultz and Otis Shearer
    Darrouzett- city hall- Fern Howard, Irene Gensman,
    Higgins- city hall- Arlene Walker,
    Lipscomb - museum- LaVaun Kraft, Peg Herriage, Virginia Scott
    Follett- city hall- Laveta Buchner, Liz Miller
    Our core team of Fern McGee, Dorothy Schoenhals, Georgia Couch, Lovella Theissen, Kellie Koch, and Ann Wright can also be consulted.
    Due date is April, 2010 which is just around the corner.

Boxing was a major sport in the Texas Panhandle in the 1940's and Follett was a dominant team. On February, 1942, the Follett Panthers hosted their third tourney. Boxing coaches and boxers from OK,KS,NM, and all schools in the panhandle region were invited to participate. The tournament was held in the High School Gym on February 20 and 21. The Follett coach was Coach Teter and members of the varsity team were Mo Sisk, Fife Matlack, Ralph Hamilton, Lee Larkey, Dave Yauck, Kenneth Glasgow, Kaylor Glasgow, Ike Gillespie, Clarence Henricks, Jay Henricks, and Bob Tout. Other boxers were Ed Fleming, Robert Redelsperger, Gene Ehrlich, Ames Larkey, Keith Imke, Edwin McGee. The fights were divided into sessions with first held at 8:30 pm on Friday night, second on Saturday at 2:30 pm. Winners from the elimination bouts competed at 8:30 pm Saturday night. Admission was forty cents, children, twenty cents. The winners of the tourney were the Lefors Pirates winning six of thirteen bouts. Follett received second place with four wins, Borger third with two wins, and Stinnett last with one win. Follett winners were Jo Max Beum, Dave Yauck, Jr., Lee Larkey, and Mo Sisk.

The Follett Panthers went on to win the Stinnett tourney in March and qualify for the Tournament of Champs in April in Canadian. We will try to have those results next week. When did boxing cease to be part of school athletics?

© 2006 - 2024  Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
All Rights Reserved