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Ceredo-Kenova High School plays Morgantown High School in the 1979 St. Joseph Invitational championship game on March 3, 1979.

Gallery: Do you remember? -- Ceredo-Kenova vs. Morgantown, 1979 St. Joe Invitational Tournament

Jan. 10, 2012 @ 03:05 PM

Ceredo-Kenova plays Morgantown in the 1979 St. Joseph Invitational championship game.

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

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.)

1979 Ceredo-Kenova Roster (thanks to Steve Theuring for the information)

Coach: Carl Ward 

Assistant Coaches: D. Lafferty, E. Jenkins

10  Jim Fry

11  Phil Napier

15  John Gibson

20  Kevin Fisher

21  Chris Adkins

22  Steve Hamer

25  Robert Bias

31  David Mahon

32  Mike Blanton

33  Mickey Benton

44  Jim  Hamer

45  David  Deerfield


1979 Morgantown St. Francis Roster

Coach: Dave Smith 

Assistant Coach: Cliff Riso

10  Ed Boyle

12  Bob Ritz

14  Mike Saab

20  Paul Foster

22  David Plevich

24  Mark Perry

30  Brad Duda

32  Jeff Wearden

34  Robbie Maiolo

40  Donnie Maraney

42  Judd Michael

44  Jim Oppold