Thursday, May 19, 2022

Timeline: Sports

  • October 2, 1942 Sports

    1942-193 Football Team with Gold Satin Letter Jackets

    First Football Game

    The first football home game vs Oak Grove was played on campus.

    Principal's Diary

  • February 13, 1943 Sports

    First Trophy

    Basketball team in tournament sponsored by Forney High School. “Awarded a trophy for second place in the Consolation Round. A trifle inglorious, but still the first trophy won by the school.”

    Principal's Diary

  • April 5, 1943 Sports

    Opening Baseball Game

    The baseball team was formed in response to requests by boys wanting to play. The opening baseball game vs Forest Avenue was played at Fair Park. In a six inning game Jesuit lost 11-0.

    Principal's Diary

  • June 1944 Photos Sports

    Jesuit Archives

    Football in the 40s

    Football Programs

    Football programs cost 10 cents. The program cover shows an American flag, tanks, and battleships.

    Mother's Club Scrapbook 44-45

  • February 20, 1945 Sports

    Basektball Season Ends

    The basketball season closed as Jesuit trounced Crandall 64-12 for their 13th consecutive victory. Dave Cowdin scored 25 points and Tommy Shine 15

    Mother's Club Scrapbook 44-45

  • May 1, 1946 Sports

    Rangers Nickname

    Ed Maher (first lay faculty member ‘42) gave the football team its nickname “Rangers”; he once lived in the city of Ranger, Texas and liked the town.

  • May 1, 1946 Sports

    New Coach

    Veteran Paul Tyson, who has more Texas high school championships than any other coach, named head football, basketball, and baseball coach

  • August 1946 Sports

    Football Banquet

    Football Banquet The Dads' Club honors the football squads with a banquet at the school cafeteria. P.C. Cobb, Director of Athletics of Dallas schools, is the principal speaker.

  • November 1946 Sports

    Athletic Letters Awarded

    Letters are awarded to 17 players and the student manager at the annual banquet for the football team in the school cafeteria with Mayor Woodall Rodgers serving as toastmaster.

  • March 1948 Sports

    Basketball Upset

    Basketball wins 21 of 22 games before going to San Antonio for Texas Catholic Association Basketball Championship; upset by Price Academy of Amarillo 47-40 in semifinals.

  • September 1948 Sports

    New Coaches

    Don Rossi is the new football coach and the American Legion baseball coach.

    The Roundup 9/48

  • January 1949 Sports

    Golf Team Organized

    The Roundup March/April ’49 reports the formation of the golf team. The Roundup April '53 lists it as a major sport for first time.

    The Roundup March/April ’49, 4/53

  • April 1949 Sports

    Spirit Mascot Dog

    The Roundup reports on Jesuit's spirit mascot dog. The November 1952 includes an article about his death.

  • January 1950 Sports

    Gino Biasatti

    Gino Biasatti, 190 lb. fullback for Jesuit Rangers, named on the second All-America Catholic H.S. football team for 1949 season.

  • April 23, 1950 Sports


    Resignation of Don Rossi as football, basketball, and baseball coach announced by Fr. John Schwing, A.D.

    Mother's Club Scrapbook 49-50

  • May 1950 Sports

    Football in Rochester

    Jesuit’s Rangers boarded a chartered airliner at Love Field for Rochester, N.Y. where they will meet Aquinas High in an intersectional schoolboy football game; 25 men made the trip. They lost the game 46-7.

  • September 1950 Sports

    New Coach

    Lancaster (Lank) Smith, former member of the Notre Dame Coaching staff, is selected as head coach succeeding Don Rossi.

    The Roundup Oct. 1950

  • January 28, 1952 Sports

    Golden Gloves

    J.H.S. will be represented by 5 novices in the Dallas regional golden gloves tournament for the first time; J.T. Collins, a finalist in the state bantam weight division in 1945, is coaching the small but enthusiastic group

  • November 1952 Sports

    Mascot Dies

    Mascot Dog “Ranger” dies; replaced by “Ranger II” who dies one month later.

    The Roundup 11/52, 3/54, 4/54

  • April 1953 Sports

    Golf and Boxing

    Golf team referred to as major sport for first time. Boxing team given prominence although earlier editions have mentioned it.

    The Roundup 4/53

  • December 1953 Sports

    Best Linemen

    J. D. Roberts is elected best lineman by both Associated and United Press.

    The Roundup 12/53

  • January 19, 1954 Sports

    Jesuit Archives

    '53-'54 Bowling League

    Bowling League

    Start of Jesuit High Bowling League

    The Roundup 2/54

  • Fall 1954 Sports

    TCIL Champions

    Win Texas Catholic Interscholastic League State Championships in Football

  • May 1955 Sports

    TCIL State Track Champions

    Freddie Schaeffer makes the state aware of Jesuit by pacing the Rangers to the TCIL track title. The senior won 3 individual events, tied for 2nd in another, and anchored the winning sprint relay as Jesuit beat runner-up St. Thomas of Houston by a comfortable 20 points. All times will go as records as this is the first state track meet in TCIL history. It was Jesuit’s second state championship of the school year; the Rangers won the football title last Dec.

  • September 16, 1958 Sports

    New School Bus

    The football team travels to its first season game aboard a new athletic bus presented by Dad’s Club.