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Bellpoint in Delaware County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Bellpoint Buccaneers / Bellpoint High School
Bellpoint Buccaneers (side A) Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., October 21, 2008
1. Bellpoint Buccaneers (side A)
Bellpoint Buccaneers
In the early part of the twentieth century, most small villages in Ohio focused community pride on the accomplishments of their high school's athletic teams. The Bellpoint basketball teams of the 1920s were a great example. In 1922-1925, the Bellpoint Buccaneers participated in the Ohio State Invitational Tournament to determine the state basketball champion. In 1922, they participated, and then, in 1923 the team lost by a single point to Plattsburg. The Bellpoint teams of 1924 and 1925 were victorious, earning the title of the State Basketball Champions. It was a much slower game in those days with a "center jump" after each score and forty points scored was quite a feat. The Bellpoint High School no longer stands but the accomplishments of these "Cinderella" teams remain an important source of pride for the Bellpoint community. These events are an integral part of the history of Delaware County.

                  Bellpoint High School
1924 and 1925 Class B State Basketball Champions
        Harold Bean                Paul Freshwater
        Robert Butts                Bill Macklin
        Fred Cox                      Harold McMillen
        Harold Davis               Stanley Moore
        Frank Dewey               Marion Thomas
        Delmar Dulin               Frank Watson
                    Guy Zimmer – Coach
        1922-1923-1924-1925             1924-1925
        Won 113, Lost 6               Won 66, Lost 1
Erected 2008 by Bellpoint High School Alumni and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 16-21.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the
Bellpoint High School Marker (side B) Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., October 21, 2008
2. Bellpoint High School Marker (side B)
Ohio Historical Society marker series.
Location. 40° 14.799′ N, 83° 9.096′ W. Marker is in Bellpoint, Ohio, in Delaware County. Marker is at the intersection of Dublin Road (Ohio Route 257) and Bellpoint Road, on the right when traveling north on Dublin Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Delaware OH 43015, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bharatiya Hindu Temple (approx. 3.1 miles away); Pioneer Radio Telescope / Big Ear Radio Telescope (approx. 5 miles away); Camp Delaware (approx. 5.1 miles away); Oak Grove Cemetery and Arboretum (approx. 5.2 miles away); Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 5.3 miles away); George W. Campbell Home (approx. 5.5 miles away); Edwards Gymnasium / Home of High School Basketball Tournaments (approx. 5.5 miles away); Wesley Branch Rickey (approx. 5.6 miles away).
Also see . . .  Bellpoint High School in Ohio Hoop Zone Hall of Fame. Site includes a picture of the team, including most of those listed here. (Submitted on October 23, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
Bellpoint Buccaneers / Bellpoint High School Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., October 21, 2008
3. Bellpoint Buccaneers / Bellpoint High School Marker
Looking north.
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,150 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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