By Tim Marsh, Lakes High School Class of 1966
Is there a page missing in your life?
There was a page (specifically page 7) missing in mine.
As a Lakes High School student 1963-1966, I had an OK – probably from Gerry Austin, LHS athletic director – to create large framed sports boards. Behind glass with wood frames were photos of each Lancer sport team from a respective school year. The frames were to be displayed on a wall or in a trophy case.
(Did the sports board project continue after I graduated in 1966?)
Lakes opened in 1962. I made frames for the 1962-1963, 1963-1964, 1964-1965 and 1965-1966 school years.
For the 1963-1964 frame I sacrificed a page (actually back-to-back pages 7 and 8) from my printed program from the 1964 boys’ state high school basketball tournament. Page 7 showed team photo/roster/season scores of Lakes. (Page 8 provided the same for Renton.) In early March 1964, Lakes beat Renton, 47-46, in the PSL championship game at Highline.
Since that fateful sacrifice in the 1966 I’ve sought page 7 (and 8) to make my printed program complete again.
In recent years I’ve perused eBay, contacted members of the Lakes 1963-1964 team, people connected to 1964 state champion Hudson’s Bay High School of Vancouver and others. Did they have a copy of the complete program? Could they copy pages 7 (and 8) for me? No, they did not. So, they could not.
Recently I contacted the WIAA/Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, the “governing body of athletics and activities for secondary education schools in the state of Washington.” The WIAA answer: Yes! Now I have page 7 (see it posted with this story). Finally. The search is over. I have a copy of the page I sought.
If you have a missing page. Keep looking. You may find it.