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St. Francis High School (Morgantown) (dark jerseys) plays Huntington East High School (light jerseys) in the St. Joseph Invitational tournament on March 2, 1985.

Gallery: Do you remember? -- 1985 St. Joe Invitational Tournament, St. Francis vs. Huntington East

Jan. 16, 2012 @ 03:06 PM

St. Francis High School (Morgantown) plays Huntington East High School in the St. Joseph Invitational tournament on March 2, 1985.

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.

1985 Huntington East Roster (courtesy of Steve Theuring)

Coach: Lonnie Lucas

Assistant Coach: Jim Clayton

10 Pat Steele

12 Brian Flemming

20 David Piepenbrink

22 Danny Swann

23 Mitch Sowards

30 Jon Clifford

32 John Hale

33 Charles Meadows

34 Mike Clifford

40 Johnny Piepenbrink

42 David Templeton

44 Robby Blair

52 Mickey Christian

54 Brent Black

55 Steve Lego


1985 Morgantown St. Francis Roster

Coach: Baker Neal

Assistant Coaches: Allan Collins, Noah Moore, Vince Mancinelli

11 Kirk Powroznik

13 Vinced Ross

15 Pat Barill

21 John Gentile

23 Wes Jackson

25 David Duda

31 Steve Ernst

33 Jamie Azzaro

35 Greg Bonfili

41 Dean Petitte

43 John Audia

45 Todd Powroznik

55 Zippy Shearer