March 13, 1936 – All District Team
Shady Grove swept to the championship of District Five Saturday night at Fohs Hall by defeating Tolu 35-25.
In the afternoon session the semi finals, Tolu defeated the Marion Terrors by a one point margin, 23 to 22 and thus won the right to enter the finals against the upper bracket winner, Shady Grove.
This game was the most hotly contested and hardest fought of the meet and especially so because of the fact that both of the favorites, Marion and Tolu, were placed in the same bracket.
In the opening session Mattoon defeated Frances 16 to 12 and Shady Grove emerged victorious over Dycusburg 57 to 16.
Friday night Marion won over Smithland 54 to 6 and Tolu swamped Salem 58 to 8. The result of these games placed Marion against Tolu in the lower semi final bracket and Shady Grove and Mattoon in the upper.
Saturday afternoon, in the semi final play Tolu won over Marion and Shady Grove beating Mattoon 25 to 17. By far the largest crowds of the tourney witnessed these two games and not until the final gun sounded did anyone know the outcome of Marion and Tolu so close was the score and the play. Both fives resorted to all teaching and strategy that was at their command with the result that it was the star game of the meet.
In a game marked by speedy play and featuring Towery, the star performer of Shady Grove, and the slanting shots of Belt and Hardin, of Tolu, Shady Grove won the meet and the right to represent the district in the regional play at Earlington this week. Tolu, the runner up, is also accorded the right under the ruling of the association and will likewise enter.
March 20, 1936 – Athlete From Shady Grove is Honored Player.
Carlisle Towery, pivot man of the Shady Grove quintet, Fifth District champions was named on three all star teams and second on another.
Towery, a junior in the school is sixteen years of age and six feet and three inches tall. He was named on the Crittenden and Caldwell counties all start five and also that of the Fifth District; finally concluding the season by being placed on the regional second group at the meeting at Earlington last week.
Nebo winner, defeated Shady Grove, in one of the opening games but only after a hard fought battle.