TAZEWELL HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY
The football record this year is 4-6. Miss Arlene Looney is crowned homecoming queen. Leanne Baldwin and Shane Currence are named sweetheart king and queen. The junior/senior prom is on May 16. The theme for this years prom is "Ante the Night." The Green Ts perform "Oklahoma". SCA president is Brian Smith. Graduation is held on June 4, with 211 graduates.
Leon Yost, head basketball coach at THS, is inducted as a charter member of Bluefield Colleges Hall of Fame. French club is formed after a twelve year dormancy with new sponsor, Sandra Warden. Homecoming queen is Beth Vance and the king is Rick Noel. The Society of Distinguished Americans in High School chooses Harris Hart and Raymond Walker for membership. Interact Club is formed with 38 members chartering. Teresa Hayes is Miss Tazewell County. As a result, she competes in the Miss Virginia Pageant. The Fashion Merchandising class is formed. The football team goes 9-3, losing in the regional championship to Graham in a driving snow storm by a score of 6-3. The girls JV basketball team goes 17-2. The wrestling team goes 10-4. Betty Wilkerson is Miss THS. SCA president is Mike Kitts. Yearbook editor is Alisha Sparks. Greg Deskins is named valedictorian. Graduation is June 4, 1982, with 203 graduates.
The Bulldog football team is named Southwest District and Region Four champions. New teachers at THS include Sam Angles, Terry Mullins, and Charles Puckett. The first THS marching band is reunited. Angie Lockhart is crowned Miss THS. The football team goes to the state semifinals. Mark Gilbert is named football "Player of the Year." Gus L. Santolla retires after teaching thirty-three years as an agriculture teacher. Angie Andes is the yearbook editor. A special memoriam in the yearbook honors Miss Mary H. Lewis, a government and history teacher at THS from 1965-1982, who passes away during the school year. Dean Trent is SCA president. Beth Foster is homecoming queen. The yearbook is dedicated to the parents of the senior class. Graduation is June 9, with 176 graduates.
The lady dogs tennis team wins third district title. Steve Mitchem plays in Virginia All-Star football game and is named "Player of the Year." Volleyball coach, Rose Brewster, is named "Coach of the Year." John Stone is elected state FBLA vice president. Pam Puckett is crowned homecoming queen. Paula Combs is honored as "Scholar of the Year." The boys track team sends eight members to the state meet and places THS third in the state meet. Bob Moss becomes agriculture teacher at THS. Graduation is June 14, with 206 graduates.
Hundreds of students go on field trip to the 1984 Worlds Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee. The golf team has a winning season. Tina Benson is crowned homecoming queen. The "rock" is vandalized by school rivals. The football team achieves a record of 9-2 and wins the Southwest District Championship. Geraldine Hill is named "Teacher of the Year." Angie Little is named to the All-American Band. Wresting cheerleaders, known as the Mat Girls, are created. Kelly Combs is crowned Miss THS. Youth in government day is held on May 15, 1985. Lady Ts are added to the schools choral program. Yearbook editor is Goldie Totten. SCA president is Connie Fox. Graduation is held at school athletic field. There are 190 seniors graduating on June 7, 1985.
Dave Litz is named new head football coach. Sherree Yost is named to All-Southwest District Girls Basketball Team. She also signs a grant to play ball at King College. Vocational school students win at the state competition. First annual Beta Bowl competition is held in the THS auditorium. The yearbook is dedicated in memory of Guspardi "Gus" Lee Santolla. Homecoming queen is Angie Hess. The yearbook editor is Stephanie Wiley. SCA president is Vicki Childress.
1986 Virginia state championship football team.
The Bulldog football team wins the Southwest District and Region IV titles. The Bulldogs go on to win their first state football championship in a 16-9 victory over Nottoway High School. Three THS wrestlers advance to state with Brian McReynolds placing fifth in the state competition. The Bulldog baseball team wins Southwest District crown. Seniors win the first annual Beta Bowl an interscholastic academic competition sponsored by the Beta Club. A special memoriam in the Peak honors Miss Nettie DuBose Junkin, 1905-1986. Miss Junkin served as a tutor at THS after spending most of her life as a missionary in China. THS wins Tazewell County Academic Conference competition. Homecoming queen is Betsy Moorefield. Tammy Yvonne Mays is Miss THS. Deborah Morrison is the SCA president. Mark Nash is the editor of the Peak. Graduation is June 12, 1987.
The Bulldog field house catches on fire. THS wins its first state championship for creative writing. The Peak is dedicated to the parents of the senior class. On September 25, Jill Olinger is crowned homecoming queen. Julie Bauder is crowned Miss THS. The president of the SCA is Jeff Lamie. Graduation is June 3, with 207 graduates.
Quentin Reeds jersey is retired at homecoming. Stephanie Nutter is homecoming queen. Two new clubs organize, SADD and Stage TH. Ronnie Duncan is new boys head basketball coach. Emmy Dennison, government teacher and social studies chairperson, retires. The yearbook is dedicated to Mrs. Brenda Davis. SCA president is Daniel McPherson. There are 201 graduates.
Robbie Colley is named to all state football team. The baseball team heads to state competition. The key club is formed. Leslie Lough competes at Young American Teen Miss Virginia. Lady Bulldogs win state track title. Billy Wagner is the baseball "Player of the Year." Valedictorian is James Friedl. Pam Smith is yearbook editor. Homecoming queen is Beth Stallard. Miss THS is Stephanie Lewis. Mrs. Clara Corell is the new librarian and Mrs. Regina Coleman the clerical assistant. Graduation is on June 2, with 234 seniors receiving their diplomas.
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