January 2018 photo of the month

Apple Creek ACES Basketball Team 1909

Apple Creek ACES Basketball Team 1909

Being that we are in the middle of the basketball season in East Union Twp., I thought we might look back a hundred years or so ago
at the 1909 Apple Creek ACES team. Our picture shows 7 eager and “snazzley dressed” young men in what appears to be the
gymnasium. The names Gage, Griesmer, Yule, Pollock, Kerr, Lucas, and Snyder appear on the board above the team and makes me
wonder if that is not the team roster. The word prep on the basketball, I believe, would refer to high school in that high school is
“preparing” a person for college. Hanging on the wall behind the team are Indian exercise clubs which were used as a precursor to
our modern weight training and aerobics training. For more pictures, articles, and interviews join us at
www.applecreekhistoricalsociety.org, on Instagram, and if you get a chance, support our current Waynedale Golden Bears!

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