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

Gallery: Do you remember? -- 1980 St. Joe Invitational Tournament

Jan. 10, 2012 @ 04:09 PM

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.

1980 Huntington East Roster (thanks to Steve Theuring for the information)

Coach: Lonnie Lucas  

Assistant Coach: Bob Bailey

12  Autley Brice

14  David Price

20  Tracy Keith

22  John Wollenzien

24  Richard Burkes

32  Billy Hynus

34  David Slack

42  Greg Thomas

44  Scott Shumate

50  Kevin Atkins

52  Scott Haga

54  Bill Walker

 

1980 McMechen Bishop Donahue Roster

Coach: John Stanko   Assistant Coach: Tom Tribett

11  Randy Melko

13  Bill Wesolowski

15  Mike Kobasko

21  Steve Mele

23  Ed Bober

25  Mark Straughn

31  Mike Hummel

33  Chris Kessler

41  Frank Yankovich

43  Tom McConkey

 

1980 Morgantown St. Francis Roster

Coach: David Smith 

Assistant Coach: Dennis Kerns

10  Cliff Mitchell

12  Matt Isaack

14  Jeff Dolinar

20  Ed  Boyle

22  Andy Lawrence

24  Robby Maiolo

30  Phil Duda

32  Jeff Wearden

34  Paul Foster

40  Don Maraney

42  Mike Bell

44  Jim Oppold

 

1980 Clarksburg Notre Dame Roster

Coach: Angelo Basile  

Assistant Coach: Phil Colanero

10  Bob Shields

12  Philip Podesta

14  Julio Renzelli

20  Mark Isabella

22  Mike Kroll

24  Mike Libert

30  Mark Monteleone

32  Pat Oliverio

40  John Romano

42  David Shaffer

44  Pat Shaffer

54  Pat George

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