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STATE CHAMPIONS  CLASS AA: Newton  CLASS A: Russell  CLASS B: Clearwater 

           This season set a foundation for future Hayden success in basketball. Coach Starbuck played many Juniors (Bob Smith, Tom Smith, Dick Stewart and others) and even Freshman Jim Waite and Bob Steinbock played in many of the varsity games. The Jayhawk league play was dominated by Wamego and their star center Dick Knostman. He went on to play at Kansas State University and participated in the 1951 NCAA Final Four.

                 The first game in the new Hayden gymnasium was played December 7, 1948. The seating capacity of the gym was 1,000 and cost amounted to $120,000. This gym was too small for the crowds that Hayden drew even in this first season. But they had waited for a gym of their own for a long time - Holy Name grade school gym was the last home court used and it was very small in comparison. In future years, Hayden leased larger gyms when big crowds were expected. Throughout these records the name HAYDEN EAST identifies this gym - that was the name it was known by when it was last used.                                               

Source: TDC on all games, HAYDEN Yearbook c. 1949

1948-1949 COACH John Starbuck Jayhawk League
WON  13  LOST  7
DATE TEAM W/L HAYDEN OPPONENT PLACE LEAGUE/TOURNEY
12/7/48 Scranton W 53 27 Hayden East
12/10/48 Osage City W 28 21 Hayden East Jayhawk
12/14/48 Maur Hill - Atch W * 22 21 Hayden East
12/17/48 Seaman W 35 18 Hayden East Jayhawk
1/4/49 St. Mary's W 34 20 Hayden East
1/7/49 Washburn Rural L 20 47 Washburn Rural Jayhawk
1/11/49 St. Agnes - K.C. L * 24 26 St. Agnes - Kansas City
1/14/49 Wamego L 26 39 Hayden East Jayhawk
1/21/49 Highland Park L 24 39 Topeka High Jayhawk
1/28/49 Osage City W 37 16 Hayden East Jayhawk
2/1/49 Immaculata - LV W 49 28 Immaculata-Leavenworth
2/4/49 Seaman W 35 32 Hayden East Jayhawk
2/8/49 Maur Hill - Atch W 41 38 Maur Hill - Atchison
2/10/49 Washburn Rural L 33 45 Hayden East Jayhawk
2/15/49 St. Agnes - K.C. W 38 33 Hayden East
2/18/49 Wamego L 29 50 Wamego Jayhawk
2/22/49 Immaculata - LV W 41 24 Hayden East
2/25/49 Highland Park W 37 35 Hayden East Jayhawk
3/9/49 Osage City W 34 22 Topeka High A Regional
3/10/49 Highland Park L 28 41 Topeka High A Regional
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* Overtime

PLAYER No. G FG FT TP
Tom Smith 11 19 41 27 109
Gerard Moore   3 12 44 14 102
Dick Stewart 10 20 32 27   91
Bob Smith   6 20 31 17   79
Joe Bushey   9 19 23 21   67
Bernard Kaeberle 15 11 27   6   60
Ted Bechtel   8 17 15 14   44
Nick Stadler   5   8 12 18   42
Jim Waite 21 11 14   4   32
Bob Steinbock   4 14   9   1   19
Frank Vargas   0 13   5   4   14
Ken Melchior   7 12   2   1     5
Bill Dunn   1   2   0     4
Ed Kelly   3   0   0     0
Jack Libert   3   0   0     0
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