much is known about the 1951 Track season. For some reason, the Chillicothe
newspapers did not report anything on the High School track team beyond two
tiny preseason articles.
The first article was two paragraphs stating Bob Moore
was coach, and that practice had started. No names or number of athletes
The second, someone confusing, article listed a
schedule of five meets including three home meets, and the conference and
After that, the only mention of Hornets track in April
or May was one quick mention in a student-written column in the Constitution
Tribune that said the team placed 4th at a 4-team meet in Trenton on April
Speculating on the lack of available information, it's
possible the newspaper just didn't have a sports person on the staff, they
didn't really have a set "sports page" in the newspaper and perhaps the
Coach just didn't give them any information. Nothing is in the Chillicothe
Cresset Yearbook, which was printed in the spring before the season was
finished, or perhaps even started.
One thing worth noting is the 1950-51 school sports
season was perhaps one of the lowest points in Chillicothe athletics. In the
fall, the Football team managed just one win, which was one more than Coach
Moore's team managed the previous season. Five of the eight 1950 team losses
were shut outs. . The 1950-51 basketball team mustered just 3 wins against
17 losses. When it came to track season, likely this team was not very good.