This Day In Kennewick High History:
1954 -- Leon Parnell's three free throws in overtime helped the Kennewick boys basketball team pull away to defeat Marquette of Yakima 53-48. Jim Davis led Kennewick with 16 points, while Lynn Gillespie added 10.
1924 - It is doubtful if there is another town in the state of like size that has more of its young people in higher institutions of learning than Kennewick. The roll call of graduates of Kennewick High School who were home for the Christmas holidays showed 35 young people enrolled in the Universities, colleges and normal schools of Washington and Oregon.
1959 - Advertisement: Best selling records of the week according to Cash Box's national survey are 1. The Chipmunk Song, 2. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, 3. Tom Dooley, 4. To Know Him is to Love Him, 5. One Night, 6. Beep Beep, 7. My Happiness, 8. Problems, 9. Lonesome Town, and 10. Gotta Travel On.
1974 -- Five Kennewick wrestlers remained undefeated as the Lions won all but two matches to defeat Richland 45-7 in a Big Nine match. Matt Wilson (101 pounds) moved his win-loss record to 5-0, Lanny Kruschke (129) 2-0, Jay McMullen (135) 4-0-1, Bob McCoy (141) 2-0 and Ken Schreves (heavyweight) 5-0.
1970 - Kennewick High School girls want to wear slacks to school. Principal Bob Gregson is against it. "You don't see women working in offices in slacks," he said. "I'll consider it only when the girls present to me, in writing, a plan. I'm not going to stand for those tight pants,"
1980 -- A buzzer beating field goal by Isadore Henderson gave host Pasco a 65-63 victory over Kennewick in a Big Nine Conference basketball game.
1949 - Representative from eight high schools met to discuss the possibility of breaking up the eight-team Yakima Valley Interscholastic Activities Association and forming a new league. The proposed new league would include Kennewick, Pasco, Richland and Sunnyside -- all part of the YVIAA -- and would bring in Wenatchee plus independent schools Walla Walla and Yakima.
2012 - Bryce Leavitt had 26 points, nine rebounds and seven assists to lead the Kennewick boys basketball team past visiting Southridge 77-65 in CBBN 3A action on Friday night.
Kennewick outscored Southridge by 12 in the second quarter to blow the game open.
Luiz Santiago scored 19 points for Kennewick, while Drew Scott's 20 points led Southridge.
The win keeps the Lions one game behind Kamiakin for first in the league with one game to play.
1966 -- Defending state champion wrestler Dwayne Keller pinned Pasco's Mike Corrigan 3 minutes and 18 seconds into their 114-pound match highligting Kennewick's 29-19 dual-meet win over the Bulldogs. His brother, Darrell, later posted a 12-0 major decision over Doug Gordon at 122.
1987 -- Kennewick's Dax Logsdon (141 pounds) and Brady Yount (171), won Region IV wrestling championships at Central Valley High School in Spokane.
1952 - Kennewick students have been enlisted again this year in Superintendent E. S. Black's "get out the vote" campaign. Students in Mrs. Marion Kohler's fifth period shorthand class have been busy checking the registered voter list against the telephone book to enable Black's "vote machine" to more easily contact prospective voters.
2001 -- Kennewick senior forward Emily Faurholt scored a game-high 24 points in a 67-49 girls basketball regional semifinal victory over Kamiakin at Spokane's Martin Centre. Kamiakin pulled to within a basket on a 3-pointer by reserve guard Lindsay Schroer with 4:48 left to play. But the Lions responded with 16 consecutive points to end the game.
1989 -- The Seattle Post-Intelligencer named Kennewick boys basketball mentor Don Meneely as Washington state's coach of the year.
2001 -- Kennewick High girls basketball coach Debbie Roueche was hired as an assistant for Idaho head coach Mike Divilbiss. Roueche was 99-33 in five seasons at Kennewick, including a state title in 2000.
1980 -- Kennewick wrestlers Dave Brown, Joe Wilson and Jack Lester all won fourth-place medals in their respective weight classes at the United States Wrestling Federation Western Nationals held at Shasta College in Redding, Calif.
1989 -- Lisa Love of Kennewick earned the javelin title with a throw of 129 feet at the Pasco Invite. Love's first-place finish helped the Lions score 26 points -- enough to tie Ferris and Rainier Beach for fifth in team standings.
1925 -- Captain Warde Johnson of the Kennewick baseball team attributed the loss of Sunday's game to Pasco to the fact that through some oversight their regular bats were exchanged for bats made of Swiss cheese - full of holes.
1988 -- The Kennewick baseball team, at 8-0, moved to No. 1 in the latest Washington State Baseball Coaches' AAA Poll after sweeping a doubleheader with Wenatchee.
1993 -- Returning triple-crown winner Trevor Davis ended his early-season struggles, going 5-for-7 with six RBIs and six runs scored as Kennewick swept Richland 7-4 and 15-8 in Big Nine baseball. The Lions took over first place in the league.
2003 -- After Kennewick piled up 20 hits and still lost to Eisenhower 16-12, Wes Carman took matters into his own hands for the Lions. Carmen tossed a two-hitter over five innings and provided the bulk of his offensive support with a three-run home run and a grand slam as Kennewick won 12-0 and forged a Big Nine baseball split with the host Cadets.
1983 -- The Kennewick boys and girls track teams remained undefeated with Big Nine victories over Kamiakin and Davis. The boys, led by double winners Brad James and Brian John-Lewis, beat Kamiakin 85-60 and Davis 111 1/2-32 1/2. James won the mile and 2-mile races, while John-Lewis triumphed in the long and triple jumps. Meanwhile, the Kennewick girls, led by Pam Board in the 100- and 300-meter low hurdles and the 400, rolled past Kamiakin 75-57 and Davis 911/2-401/2.
1977 -- Kennewick High freshman George Fraga shattered the 13-14 age group record at the Lake Padden Cross Country Run held near Bellingham. His time of 64.05 broke the previous mark by 7 1/2 minutes.
2008 -- Kennewick High graduate Kevin Tucker finished fifth overall and helped the WSU men's team place third in the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational in Colorado Springs. Tucker posted a three-round total of 211 for a 5-under-par score.
1977 -- Kennewick's George Fraga ran a 11/2-mile course in 8.26 to capture the freshman race and establish a new record in the Hat Rock Park cross country race.
1970 - The home economics class at Kennewick High School started out in a blaze of glory. Two new stoves were delivered to the school and someone forgot to remove the cardboard packing in the ovens before turning them on. Mrs. Florence Starkebaum, home economics teacher confessed the fault was hers.
1995 -- Kennewick held Wenatchee to 24 yards of total offense as the Lions opened play on their new Lampson Stadium turf with a 25-0 Big Nine Conference whomping of the Panthers. Kennewick jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first quarter when Chris Gregorich hit Brian Hays on a 56-yard touchdown pass -- the longest TD scoring drive of the evening.
1982 -- Craig Robinson passed for 144 yards, including touchdown strikes of 60 and 26 yards, to lead Kennewick's football team to a 20-0 victory over Richland.
1954 -- There was no joy in Kennewick as the visiting Hermiston Bulldogs threw four first-half touchdowns and went on to defeat the Lions 32-7.
1998 -- James Dell had nine carries for 113 yards and a touchdown as Kennewick blanked Eisenower 28-0 at Lampson Stadium.
1962 - Former Superintendent of Kennewick schools, Edward F. Bloom and his wife were aboard the British liner Oreana which collided at Los Angeles with the aircraft carrier Kearsarge. The Blooms were returning from a cruise to Hawaii.
1960 -- Don Hoirup scored 13 points and Keith Paine added 12 as the Kennewick boys basketball team defeated Walla Walla 59-53.
1990 -- Kennewick's Ryan Rettig (defensive back) named first-team all-state football by the state's sports writers.
1979 -- Kennewick's Sheri Peterson won the all-around title with a total of 32.6 in the Inland Empire Gymnastics Championship
1998 -- Sophomore post Emily Faurholt scored 34 points and pulled down 14 rebounds to lead the Kennewick girls basketball team to a 61-50 win at Hermiston. "She's a good player and she had a great game," said Hermiston coach Mike Royer. "But we made her look like an All-American tonight."