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1901-1902 School Year

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There is very little known about the first season of Basketball at South.  Most accounts have been from old newspaper stories.  Only four games have been found that the team played.  The Tigers played a team from the YMCA on December 7, 1901.  The “Y” defeated South 30-3.

On December 20, 1901, South earned their first victory in team history when they defeated Stillwater 14-10. 

The only conference game on record was against East High School.  South won 15-8 on January 18, 1902.

South also played St. Paul Central.  The date of the game is unknown.  South won 26-17.

There was no record of who coached the team, however, it was printed in the 1903 yearbook that John Wood was the captain and Mr. Stover was the manager. It is possible that the “manager” in 1901-02 would be the coach.