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St. Francis Catholic School of Morgantown and Parkersburg Catholic High School play in the championship game while St. Joe and an unidentified team play in the consolation game in the inaugural St. Joseph Invitational on March 4, 1978.

Gallery: Do you remember? -- The inaugural St. Joe Invitational basketball tournament in 1978

Jan. 05, 2012 @ 05:10 PM

Teams play in the inaugural St. Joseph Invitational in 1978.

The tournament was born 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.)

To add a roster to a gallery, email it to Online Editor Andrea Copley-Smith at acopley@herald-dispatch.com.

1978 St. Joe Roster (thanks to Steve Theuring for the information)

Head Coach: Bill Carroll 

Assistant Coach: Bob Crabtree

10  Tom Aluise

12  Mike Eschleman

20  James Whitsett

24  Pat Reger

30  Randy Smith

32  Mark Weiler

34  Jerry Vanston

42  Steve Price

44  Chris Shaffrey

     John Eckhart   (unknown #)

     Scott Zuffalato (unknown #)

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