Friday, April 28, 2017

Bill Anton

William Anton


Born:
1918??
Utah

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Career
Cleveland High School - Portland, OR (High School)
1935-36 Williamette University - Salem, OR (College) Freshmen
1936-37 Williamette University - Salem, OR (College)
1937-38 Williamette University - Salem, OR (College)
1938-39 Williamette University - Salem, OR (College)
1946-47 Salem Trailblazers (PCBL)

Born to Greek immigrants Steve and Kathleen Anton, Anton played baseball and basketball at Williamette. After playing pro basketball with Salem, he moved to Salt Lake City where he operated a nightclub. (1949)

He is NOT William G Anton, an airplane pilot from Salem (1914-1971)

He and his wife had at least one son (born 1949 or earlier). Sister named Angeline two years older.

Name is sometimes spelled "Antone"


Source:

Porky Andrews

George Lloyd "Porky" Andrews


Born:
September 18, 1917
Victoria, BC

Died:
May 26, 1999




Career
1934-35 Victoria Blue Ribbons - British Columbia (Amateur)
1939-40 University of Oregon (College)
1940-41 University of Oregon (College)
1941-42 University of Oregon (College)
1944-45 Pat Bay Gremlins - British Columbia (Military)
1945-46 Victoria Dominos - British Columbia (Independent) Head coach
1946-47 Vancouver Hornets (PCBL) Head coach / player
1946-47 Portland Indians (World Pro Tournament)
1947-48 Vancouver Hornets (PCBL) Head coach / player
Port Alberni Athletics - British Columbia (Independent)
1951-52 Victoria High School - British Columbia (High School) Head coach
1952-53 Victoria High School - British Columbia (High School) Head coach
1953-54 Victoria High School - British Columbia (High School) Head coach
1954-55 Victoria High School - British Columbia (High School) Head coach
1955-56 Victoria High School - British Columbia (High School) Head coach
1956-57 Victoria High School - British Columbia (High School) Head coach
1957-58 Victoria High School - British Columbia (High School) Head coach
1958-59 Victoria High School - British Columbia (High School) Head coach
1959-60 Victoria High School - British Columbia (High School) Head coach
1960-61 Victoria High School - British Columbia (High School) Head coach
1961-62 Victoria High School - British Columbia (High School) Head coach
1962-63 Victoria High School - British Columbia (High School) Head coach
1963-64 Victoria High School - British Columbia (High School) Head coach
1964-65 Victoria High School - British Columbia (High School) Head coach
1965-66 Victoria High School - British Columbia (High School) Head coach
1966-67 Victoria High School - British Columbia (High School) Head coach
1967-68 Victoria High School - British Columbia (High School) Head coach
1968-69 Victoria High School - British Columbia (High School) Head coach

Andrews joined with his Portland rivals to compete in the World Professional Basketball Tournament after the PCBL season. He went on to coach successfully at Victoria HS.



Source:
British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame
Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame

Dick Anderson

Richard Anderson


Born:



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Career
1946-47 Salem Trailblazers (PCBL)

From Olympia, WA

Anderson joined the Blazers around February 3, 1947.

Possibly Richard Anderson, born in California in 1922, lived in Gull Harbor, WA in 1935, son of Lawrence and Zelma. Lawrence was a teacher and moved the family to Olympia in 1927.

Maybe played basketball at Oregon

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Al Akins

Albert George Akins


Born:
June 13, 1921
Spokane, WA

Died:
August 29, 1995
Reno, NV


Career
1935-36 John R. Rogers High School - Spokane (High School)
1936-37 John R. Rogers High School - Spokane (High School)
1937-38 John R. Rogers High School - Spokane (High School)
1942-43 Washington State College (College)
1946-47 Bellingham Fircrests (PCBL)
1947-48 Bellingham Fircrests (PCBL)
1976-77 Southern Oregon State College (College) Head coach, Women's Basketball
1977-78 Southern Oregon State College (College) Head coach, Women's Basketball
1978-79 Southern Oregon State College (College) Head coach, Women's Basketball
1979-80 Southern Oregon State College (College) Head coach, Women's Basketball


Drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the 1944 NFL Draft, Akins played three seasons of pro football in the AAFC from 1946-48. He also played semi-pro baseball around the Pacific Northwest, and was good enough to play one season of minor league baseball in the St. Louis Browns' farm system. He became the head football coach at Southern Oregon from 1956-1969, and later coached their women's basketball team.

Akins died of heart failure in 1995.

Akins married Marilyn Miller in 1948.

AAFC Stats:
http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/A/AkinAl20.htm

Minor League Baseball Stats:
http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=akins-000al-

Source:

1946-47 Yakima Ramblers (PCBL)

1946-47 YAKIMA RAMBLERS
PACIFIC COAST BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Finished: 8-25 .242, 6th place

The Yakima team dissolved on February 14, 1947.


  • Head Coach:



PLAYERS:  

Clipper Carmody
Emil Drovetto


  • Jack Jennings (April 2, 1918 - February 8, 1982)
Biography

Joe Matanich
John Matanich
Harry Parrish
Don Sanders
Moose Schlicting
Bob Smith
Sorenson

Jim Vernon

1946-47 Vancouver Hornets (PCBL)

1946-47 VANCOUVER HORNETS
PACIFIC COAST BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Finished: 24-14 .632, 3rd place
Round Robin Playoffs - Finished 6-6

  • Head Coach: Porky Andrews (September 18, 1917 - May 26, 1999) Also played. See below
PLAYERS: 
  • Porky Andrews (September 18, 1917 - May 26, 1999)
Biography
 
  • Norm Baker (February 17, 1923 - April 23, 1989)
Biography

Arthur Chapman
Reg Clarkson
Ken Lawn
Ritchie Nicol
Doug Peden
Sykes

1946-47 Spokane Orphans (PCBL)

1946-47 SPOKANE ORPHANS
PACIFIC COAST BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Finished: 1-17 .056, 7th place

Team merged with Salem in early February and became the Spokane Blazers. This team would not finish the season.


  • Head Coach:



PLAYERS:  

Bill Bowen
Dave Howard
Johnson
Bill Magruder
Oberstaller
Olson
Vince Stroyan
Al Stitt