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Huntington East High School plays St. Joseph High School in the 1981 St. Joseph Invitational tournament on March 7, 1981.

Gallery: Do you remember? -- 1981 St. Joe Invitational Tournament, St. Joe vs. Huntington East

Jan. 11, 2012 @ 11:03 AM

Huntington East High School plays Bishop Donahue High School (McMechen, W.Va.) and St. Francis High School (Morgantown) plays Notre Dame High School (Clarksburg, W.Va.) in the 1980 St. Joseph Invitational tournament on Feb. 28, 1980.

The tournament was born in 1978 after the West Virginia State Catholic Basketball Tournament, which began in 1936, disbanded in 1977.

The tournament is known for colorful student skits and crowd participation.

2012 is the final year for the St. Joe Invitational at the Veterans Memorial Field House, which will be demolished to make way for a $5.4 million soccer complex for Marshall University. The tournament is set for Wednesday-Saturday, Jan. 18-21.

We will scan and post a few galleries from past tournaments at www.Herald-Dispatch.com. (Please note that we have not shot all of the games through the years.)

Reprints of these photos are available. Find the photo you would like to purchase, then click "Purchase this photo" underneath it. Prices are $6 for a 4x6, $11 for a 5x7 and $15 for an 8x10. There are also bigger photo sizes and framing options, if you would be interested.

1981 St. Joe  Roster (thanks to Steve Theuring for the information)

Coach: Bill Carroll  

Assistant Coach: Gary Keyser

10  Mike Weiler

12  Mike Cooper

14  Joe DeBord

20  Scott Thomas

22  Brian Johnson

24  Robert Anton

30  Steve Theuring

32  Terry Carico

34  Todd Hickman

40  Matt Redling

42  Joe Dransfeld

44  Chuck Adkins


1981 Huntington East Roster

Coach: Lonnie Lucas  

Assistant Coach: Jimmy Clayton

10  Gene McLeod

20  Eric Welch

22  Jon Wollenzien

24  Jamie Bailes

32  Jeff Leaberry

33  Bill Hynus

34  Kelly Cummings

40  Skip Holbrook

44  Scott Shumate

50  Harry Estep

52  Kevin Adkins

54  Bill Walker

55  Eric Barker