View of the Past: The 1909-10 O’Fallon High School Basketball team

This week’s view is of the O’Fallon High School Basketball team from the 1909-10 school year.  Back then, O’Fallon belonged to the St. Clair – Madison Basketball League.  With a record of 6 wins and 4 losses, O’Fallon High placed third in the league after Lebanon and Collinsville but ahead of Edwardsville, Belleville and last place East St. Louis.  Pictured are (left to right): Fred Heien, left guard; Berton Sperry, right guard; Clarence Crosby, center; Will Beedle, captain and left forward; and Leslie Smiley, right forward. 
(Contributed by Brian Keller, O’Fallon Historical Society)