Girls' Basketball Statistical Reports


If you have heard the phrase "a day late and a dollar short", that is what happened when it comes to my annual stats books and girls' basketball. When conference girls' hoops began in 1974, I wasn't actively involved in obtaining the statistics from the coaches in a similar manner that I was with the boys' coaches. It wasn't until 1975 that I realized I had missed out!! I was able to cobble the scores from the 1974 season but that was it...and that wasn't easy. The newspaper coverage that first year was almost non-existent. Only school newspapers and yearbooks supplied me with the scores I needed to have a record of the standings. For this reason, there is no stats book for 1974.

In the 1974-1975 season, I requested coaches send me a completed form for each of their conference home games. The first book contained 23 pages. As the years passed, I included more and more information as well as doing additional archival research that continued to embellish each annual report.

The first 27 versions of the reports were typed and duplicated "old school" by using an antiquated mimeograph machine I acquired from Mechanic Arts High School after it closed in 1976. An IBM Selectric typewriter was used to create the mimeograph stencils. It wasn't until 2002 that I started using a word processor which afforded me the chance to duplicate reports using a high-speed copier.

Below are the scanned versions of each of my annual reports. I have tried to clean up the scans as best I could. In many cases, the original cover could not be scanned because it was printed on colored cover stock. I hope you enjoy all of them as much as I did creating them!!

John Vosejpka