Tuesday, August 14, 2012

BHS Mini Reunion Sept 8, 2012

Received this from Dave LeSueur just now, so please spread the word!


Hi Cathy! As you know, I am being inducted into the BHS Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, Sept. 8. Another basketball player (from the class of '65), John Gaball, is also being inducted. So I am hosting a reception/get together on Saturday, September 8, from noon until 3 p.m. at Burbank High honoring the basketball teams of 1965 (Gaball's team) and 1967 (my team). The event is not just for the players but also for any friends, relatives, well-wishers, and former groupies who want to come. Basically, it's an excuse to get together with people who, understandably, are not interested in coming to the ceremony that night but would still like to visit with friends from that era. All classes are invited.

Could you advertise this in your blog? I don't have any way to contact members of the '67 team other than Ron Davidson and Benton White. Hopefully, the others will hear about the event and be able to come.

The reception honoring the '65 and '67 basketball teams will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, noon to 3 p.m., in the BHS art room and, if needed, the dance room. (The two rooms are right across the hall from each other.) It will be very informal--i.e., wear whatever you like.

The evening ceremony is being held in the BHS gym. There is a "meet and greet" at 5:30 pm with the ceremony starting at 6:00 pm.

Thanks for your help!


John Gaball, BHS '65

Dave LeSueur, BHS '67

Coach Loutensock will also be honored. Here are his teams from 1965-1967

1965 Ceralbus Yearbook

1966 Ceralbus Yearbook

1967 Ceralbus Yearbook


  1. Hello. This is a great site. I just found it today, thanks to a link from Pam Kirkwood's e-mail. I was a member of the Burbank Hi-Life staff from 1963 to 1966, the editor in 1966, and covered a lot of sports too. I was an especially big fan of John Gaball (his games/battles with Lynn Shackelford, the later NBA player) in '65 were epic, with the gym packed and everyone going crazy! I was also curious about who's posting the Hi-Lifes. Are there more out there that might go on-line? Thanks, Kenyon Jordan -- editor@westsidepioneer.com

  2. Hi Kenyon, I remember you from BHS but I was class '67 so you most likely don't remember me - hahaa!

    So glad you like this blog - thanks!

    Also have another one more for my class:

    The Hi-Life's were posted by Paula Dean, a fellow classmate from '67 and she posted them here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30712359@N08/

    If you have any old high school pics/memories that you'd like to share, please email them to me and I will post :)


    Cathy Palmer