Tag Archives: Basketball

Ray J Stecker







Stecker’s memorable run for the lone TD – Army 6 – Navy 0

1930 Army Navy Football Game Stock Footage HD




compiled from Pittsburgh Press, Dec 13, 1930 by grimmr22




























Melody Ann Smith

1959 – 1960 Basketball Team

42 is Fred Kaiser Captain of the Team, 40 is Stu Sherard, 24 is Al DeJardin, 54 is believed to be “Bob Chelberg” and Bob Loupe

1959-1960 Basketball

42 is Fred Kaiser Captain of the Team, 40 is Stu Sherard, 24 is Al DeJardin, 54 is believed to be “Bob Chelberg” and “Sylvain Loupe”

1959-1960 Basketball Articles


Sports Articles

Basketball Articles

The Stones

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Maggie Dixon

Maggie Dixon contributed much to West Point Athletics
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Cadet Athletics and his Contribution to Basketball at West Point

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There will be a series of links. Please note that the idea behind the Army Lore Setion is that the story represents all Army Athletes – but it makes the reader want to know more — thus names are only used when absolutely necessary. What is below is draft — Draft of ideas and words which is subject to your collective rework. Initial comments provided by 2Lt Alex Mcguire ’09

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John Easterbrook

John & Hanh Easterbrook

I was just the basketball manager and only qualified for a black Army A — hardly qualified to be in the company of the true jocks.

My fondest memories were watching Stu Sherard perform. He had the smoothest jump shot I have ever seen, and witnessing him pile up Academy and national records was a real pleasure. He certainly was a very consistent performer.

I will also never forget Bob Loupe scoring the winning basket in our victory over Navy in 1962. After three years of losing to Navy, it was a very emotional win.

I was the official scorer for that game (because Army was the home team) and right after he game was over the Navy scorer told me that he had Navy winning by one point vice Army winning by one point. My book was the official book and was correct; the Navy scorer had failed to record one Army field goal.


John nominated his Grandfather for induction into the Army Sports Hall of Fame Vinegar Joe Stilwell was inducted on the 17th of September 2010

Turk Griffith and I were in the basic officer’s course together at Fort Gordon, GA, and Turk (and others) played on a touch football team. The team was stacked with former college players and had its way with the other teams in the league.

Turk played on the inside of the offensive line and had a much larger varsity college player on his outside. The other teams would frequently complain that Turk was not abiding by the rules and I can vividly remember the referee getting right up on the line to try to catch Turk doing something illegal.

Now I am sure Turk would never do anything outside the rules, but since the referee was shielded from seeing everything by the player to Turk’s outside, Turk was never called for an infraction.

Griffith Hall at Fort Gordon is, of course, named for Turk. It is a BOQ or VOQ and, I am told, has recently been renovated.

Grandson of  Joe Stilwell the Commanding General China Burma India Theater WW II  China_Burma_India_Seal.svg.png
 Added by a Friend – John has traveled to China on a number of occasions and has assisted in 1991 the People’s Republic of China establishment of the Stilwell

Joe Stilwell

Vinegar Joe Stilwell

The only soldier ever to be awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge as a General Officer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combat_Infantryman_Badge

Consulate – Chengdu China

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1994-1995 Women’s Basketball

1966 Basketball, Golf and Track

1964-1965 Basketball Team

1995 – 1996 Women’s Basketball

The 2d floor of Arvin Gym is hot as hell in July and August. It mattered little that the morning had been spent running four miles in formation or rolling around on the grass with the sweat pouring off. Each time, walking out on that old hard wood floor provided an instant rejuvenation; an escape from Beast; a brief return to normalcy. She left everything on the court during the ninety minutes they allowed her to play the game she loved. It is with that passion that she gave over the next four years. As a starter Yearling, Cow and Firstie Year, she made her jump shot known.

1996 – 1997 Women’s Basketball

Julie Schellhase – Team Captain

In The Air – Julie gets above her Competition for another Record breaking Jump Shot


Getting ready for the Game with Coach Pat Harris

Army Navy 1961 – 1962 Winter Sports

Gymnastics is Eastern Conference Champion and Army over Navy in Basketball, Wrestling, Gymnastics, Track & Field, Squash and Pistol while losing only Rifle and Swimming.

Jack Reavill

Jack & Susie Reavill                                 
Football and Lacrosse; 1/20 Arty 63, AdC 65, 6/12 Arty Korea 65, 1/19 Arty 67, 52d Arty Gp RVN 68, HQ CONARC 70, V Corps Arty 77, Co 1/333 FA  79, DC 83, OASOD 84,  OASOPS 84, Ret 88.

Jack with 2d Place Trophy – 6th Grade – he had that knee replaced in 2009

Jack elected Captain of the 1957 RHS Team

Jackson Custer Reavill – Class of 1962

Cadet Company L-2

Home Town: Flat Rock, Illinois

Flat Rock, a town of approximately 450 people, had a grade school but no high school. Jack lettered in both basketball and track during grades 6-8. As a 6th grader, he was a starter on the Flat Rock basketball team that won second place in the Illinois Grade School State-Wide Tournament

High School: Robinson High School (RHS), Robinson, Illinois
Flat Rock students were bussed 15 miles to Robinson High School. Since no transportation was provided by the school system for extra curricular activities, Jack and others hitch hiked their way to Flat Rock after practices.

At RHS, Jack lettered 3 years in both football and basketball and 2 years in track. He was both captain and most valuable player of the football and basketball teams in his senior year. He was All-County, All Conference, and honorable mention All State in both football and basketball his junior and senior years. At the time, Illinois had not divided the schools into classes by size.

Though baseball was not a high school sponsored sport, Jack played Babe Ruth and American Legion baseball and was selected for the league All Star Teams each year.

Jack had previously committed to play football and basketball at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. He also had been designated a 3rd alternate to West Point. During a high school civics trip to Washington, DC in early June of 1958, Jack learned that he had been advanced from 3rd alternate to principle. He entered USMA three weeks later.

Date of Entry to Academy: 2 July 1958

Date of Graduation: 6 June 1962

Age at Graduation: 22

Cullum Number 24,000

Cadet Rank Rank: SGTHeight at Entry: 6′ 1″ and 6′ 2″ at Graduation

Weight at Entry: 205

Playing Weight: Basketball 195; Football 205; Lacrosse 195

Graduation Weight: 205

Teams: Jack was not brought in to USMA to play any sport. After tryouts during Beast Barracks, he was invited to play football, basketball, baseball and track. He later became a “walk on” in football, basketball, and lacrosse.

Basketball (Plebe Year)
Though not a starter on the plebe team, Jack was a role player because of his long range jump shooting accuracy. As a result, he was selected by the varsity coaching staff to act as Navy’s leading scorer during preparations for the Navy basketball game.

B Squad Football (Yearling & Cow Years) and Varsity Football Firstie Year.

Jack Reavill #81 is front row, 4th player from left

Lacrosse Photo Here

1962 Lacrosse Team (Jack Reavill is #34, right most player in 1st row)

North-South Team Picture Here

Reavill is 5th player from left in 2nd row.

Coaches/Assistant Coaches

Basketball – Major Bell

B Squad Football – Tony Bulotta

VarsityFootball – Dale Hall and “Chuck Gottfried”

Lacrosse – Jim Ace Adams

Coach Ace Adams being chunked into the Severn River after the 1961 Army-Navy Lacrosse game, won by Army 10-8.

Team Captains
Football – Mike Casp

Lacrosse – Charles Butch Darrell

Positions Played

Basketball – Guard/Forward

Football – Tight End/Defensive End/Special Teams

Lacrosse – Defense

Athletic Awards

Plebe Year Basketball – Class Numerals

Yearling Year – Football and Lacrosse Monograms

Cow Year – Football and Lacrosse Monograms

Firstie Year – Football Monogram and Lacrosse Army “A”

Team Recognition

National – 1961 Lacrosse Team below and Navy shared National Championship

Lacrosse Team Photo Here

Individual Recognition

1962 Honorable Mention All America Lacrosse Defense Player Firstie Year and defensive starter for the North in the 1962 North-South Lacrosse Game.

West Point Lacrosse Loose Balls Award below was normally won by midfielders or attackers, not members of the defense.
Post Season Play

Started for the North Team in the 1962 North-South Lacrosse Game held at Rutgers University – North Team Lost

While a graduate student at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, Jack Reavill assisted Dr. Rix Yard, Tulane’s Athletic Director, in establishing the Tulane Lacrosse Club. During 1971-1973 Jack coached-and played on the Tulane club against other university club teams in the Southeast. The Tulane club dominated the Southeast clubs during Jack’s tenure. After Jack’s departure, Tulane joined the Texas Lacrosse League in 1974 and also dominated that league during the years of Tulane’s membership. Jack received commendations from Dr. Yard and the CG, 5th Army for creating an environment that enabled free and open discussions of the Vietnam War and other topics resulting in a better understanding of and appreciation for the respective views of the team members.