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Super Subs: Steve Wilson, Part III

By Ralphine Major “He definitely left a legacy of kindness in this world,” she told me. She is Carly—the daughter of the late Steve Wilson who played for Bob Dagley’s 1964-65…

Super Subs: Steve Wilson (Part II)

By Ralphine Major He is the only player on Bob Dagley’s 1964-65 basketball team at Gibbs I did not get to meet.  Steve Wilson’s untimely death at age 36 in…

The Fleeting Fall

By Ralphine Major She arrived a few days ago, but Mother Nature has not yet presented her in full splendor.  Just before she came, East Tennesseans celebrated the start of…

Bonnie

By Ralphine Major I do not remember why we named her Bonnie, but the name seemed to fit.  Someone gave her to us.  I am not sure why they did…

Super Subs: Steve Wilson

By Ralphine Major For a small, rural Knox County school, Bob Dagley’s roster for the 1964-65 Gibbs Eagles’ basketball team was loaded with talent.  While the starters may have led…

Super Subs: Charlie Ballard

By Ralphine Major Several of the players who helped Bob Dagley’s Gibbs Eagles achieve a 31-2 record in 1964-65 played a major role in several games when called upon, though…

Super Subs IV: Mike Graves

By Ralphine Major Mike Graves, who played on Robert Dagley’s ‘64-65 Gibbs basketball team, graduated from Lincoln Memorial University with a degree in Education.  He has worked at Performance Food…

Super Subs III: Mike Graves

By Ralphine Major   “He cared a lot about his players individually, and he cared a lot about his team,” Mike Graves said in describing his former coach, Bob Dagley. …

Super Subs II: Mike Graves

By Ralphine Major It must have been special to have a family member on Bob Dagley’s ‘64-65 basketball team.  Surely, it was extra-special for the Clay Graves family:  they had…

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