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St. Joseph plays Parkersburg Catholic in the St. Joe Invitational on Feb. 26, 1987.

Gallery: Do you remember? -- 1987 St. Joe Invitational Tournament

Jan. 16, 2012 @ 05:08 PM

St. Joseph plays Parkersburg Catholic in the St. Joe Invitational on Feb. 26, 1987.

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.

1987 St. Joe Roster (courtesy of Steve Theuring)

Coach: Bill Carroll

Associate Coach: Mark Lycon

Assistant Coaches: Bart Bartholomew, Gary Cook

10 Jim Treacy

12 Pat Dempsey

14 Stephen Braine

20 Eric Blatt

22 Dan Goheen

24 Kevin Zelm

30 Matt Wallace

32 Gabe Fornari

34 Julian Coleman

40 Chris Bellomy

42 Tracy Phillips

44 Mike Studamire


1987 Parkersburg Catholic Roster

Coach: William K. Jones

Assistant Coach: Jim Butta

10 Ryan Davis

12 Jeff Lewis

14 Joe Joyce

20 Rick Hull

22 Tom McCarty

24 Mike Hinkley

30 Andy Gallo

32 Matt Wildt

34 Mike Roedersheimer

40 Ryan McKay

42 Bernie Boice

44 Mark Carpenter