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Boys high school All-State Tournament team, 1956

Posted on September 14, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

The 1956 All-State High School Basketball Tournament team, plus the sister of King Kelly Coleman, who accepted the gift in Coleman’s absence. Front row, from left, Rex Story of Mayfield, Dave Eakins of Henderson, E.A. Couch of Carr Creek, Bobby Shepherd of Carr Creek, Pascal Benson of Henderson. Back row from left, Harry Todd of Earlington, Byron Pinson of Henderson, Linda Coleman of Wayland, Corky Withrow of Central City and Billy Ray Lickert of Lafayette. The photo was taken after Carr Creek defeated Henderson, 72-68, for the state title on March 17, 1956, in Memorial Coliseum. Billy Ray Lickert went on to be the 1957 Mr. Basketball and had an All-America career at the University of Kentucky. Lickert died early Wednesday. He was 78. Photo by E. Martin Jessee | Staff

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