Sports Wall of Fame

Stamford Collegiate Junior Girls Basketball Teams 1964, 1965, 1966

Stamford Collegiate Junior Girls Basketball Teams 1964, 1965, 1966
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During a two-year period between 1962-64, a young group of girls at Princess Margaret School were asked by their Physical Education teacher, Marg (Saunders) Newton, to come to St. Martin’s Church to learn to play basketball. This is where the basic skills and foundation for the future Stamford stars was set in motion. The majority of these girls then moved on to Stamford Collegiate in September 1964, as grade nine students, after winning the Ontario Church League Championship in the spring.
The key to the success of this team was the fact that coach Marg Newton came to Stamford to teach and coach in 1964, to be with the team she had coached at both Princess Margaret and St. Martin’s Church. With the strong nucleus of players, coupled with the same coach, the dynasty began.

The Stamford Girls Basketball team brought accolades to Stamford during the late 1960's. Their winning streak alone, of more than 50 consecutive games, with no losses in more than three years, set them apart from other girls’ teams in Southern Ontario. To accomplish this, they went undefeated in all league games, captured the Zone IV Championship for three straight seasons and then went on to win the Southern Ontario Championship at the end of each season. It should be noted that there was no Provincial Championship for girls basketball at this time.

With Coach Marg Newton’s superb knowledge of the game, playing credentials, coaching methods and the fact she was an excellent mentor and role model, she prepared many of the players to go on and play University basketball. She also inspired some of her players to become Physical Education coaches and teachers, which is a tribute to the impact she had on many lives.

The long standing winning streak of the Stamford Collegiate Girls Basketball teams of 1964-1966 was an outstanding accomplishment. Their achievements have earned them a well-deserved place in the Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame. 
 

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View full image (1965-1966 team)  View full image (1965-1966 team)
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Title Stamford Collegiate Junior Girls Basketball Team 1965-1966
Description  Left to Right:
Back row: Mira Pejnovic (Manager), Shirley Cook, Hilda Heximer, Helen Henderson, Judy Lewis, Betty Johnston, Sally Yarr, Miss Saunders (Coach)
Front row: Marsha Booth, Anne Gibbs, Sue MacRae (Co-Captain), Judy Waterhouse (Co-Captain), Cindy Gold, Tella Sametz
Notes  During a two-year period between 1962-64, a young group of girls at Princess Margaret School were asked by their Physical Education teacher, Marg (Saunders) Newton, to come to St. Martin’s Church to learn to play basketball. This is where the basic skills and foundation for the future Stamford stars was set in motion. The majority of these girls then moved on to Stamford Collegiate in September 1964, as grade nine students, after winning the Ontario Church League Championship in the spring.
The key to the success of this team was the fact that coach Marg Newton came to Stamford to teach and coach in 1964, to be with the team she had coached at both Princess Margaret and St. Martin’s Church. With the strong nucleus of players, coupled with the same coach, the dynasty began.

The Stamford Girls Basketball team brought accolades to Stamford during the late 1960's. Their winning streak alone, of more than 50 consecutive games, with no losses in more than three years, set them apart from other girls’ teams in Southern Ontario. To accomplish this, they went undefeated in all league games, captured the Zone IV Championship for three straight seasons and then went on to win the Southern Ontario Championship at the end of each season. It should be noted that there was no Provincial Championship for girls basketball at this time.

With Coach Marg Newton’s superb knowledge of the game, playing credentials, coaching methods and the fact she was an excellent mentor and role model, she prepared many of the players to go on and play University basketball. She also inspired some of her players to become Physical Education coaches and teachers, which is a tribute to the impact she had on many lives.

The long standing winning streak of the Stamford Collegiate Girls Basketball teams of 1964-1966 was an outstanding accomplishment. Their achievements have earned them a well-deserved place in the Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame.
  Inducted at ceremony held on January 17, 2010.
 
 
View full image (1966-1967 team)  View full image (1966-1967 team)
From the library's image database (click the link to view the full record)

Title Stamford Collegiate Junior Girls Basketball Team 1966-1967
Description  Left to Right:
Back row: Marg Newton(Coach), Tella Sametz, Helen Henderson, Sally Yarr, Betty Maxim, Betty Johnston, Karen House
Front row: Sue MacRae, Rosmary Chisholm, Hilda Heximer (Co-Captain), Anne Gibbs (Co-Captain), Judy Lewis, Bonnie Cronin
Notes  During a two-year period between 1962-64, a young group of girls at Princess Margaret School were asked by their Physical Education teacher, Marg (Saunders) Newton, to come to St. Martin’s Church to learn to play basketball. This is where the basic skills and foundation for the future Stamford stars was set in motion. The majority of these girls then moved on to Stamford Collegiate in September 1964, as grade nine students, after winning the Ontario Church League Championship in the spring.
The key to the success of this team was the fact that coach Marg Newton came to Stamford to teach and coach in 1964, to be with the team she had coached at both Princess Margaret and St. Martin’s Church. With the strong nucleus of players, coupled with the same coach, the dynasty began.

The Stamford Girls Basketball team brought accolades to Stamford during the late 1960's. Their winning streak alone, of more than 50 consecutive games, with no losses in more than three years, set them apart from other girls’ teams in Southern Ontario. To accomplish this, they went undefeated in all league games, captured the Zone IV Championship for three straight seasons and then went on to win the Southern Ontario Championship at the end of each season. It should be noted that there was no Provincial Championship for girls basketball at this time.

With Coach Marg Newton’s superb knowledge of the game, playing credentials, coaching methods and the fact she was an excellent mentor and role model, she prepared many of the players to go on and play University basketball. She also inspired some of her players to become Physical Education coaches and teachers, which is a tribute to the impact she had on many lives.

The long standing winning streak of the Stamford Collegiate Girls Basketball teams of 1964-1966 was an outstanding accomplishment. Their achievements have earned them a well-deserved place in the Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame.
  Inducted at ceremony held on January 17, 2010.
 
 
 
 

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Team Member  Booth, Marsha 
Team Member  Chisholm, Rosemary 
Team Member  Cook, Shirley 
Team Member  Cronin, Bonnie 
Team Member  Gibbs, Anne 
Team Member  Gold, Cindy 
Team Member  Gold, Cindy 
Team Member  Gregory, Jane 
Team Member  Henderson, Helen 
Team Member  Heximer, Hilda 
Team Member  House, Karen 
Team Member  Johnston, Betty 
Team Member  Lepins, Marita 
Team Member  Lewis, Judy 
Team Member  Maxim, Betty 
Team Member  Sametz, Tella 
Team Member  Warlo, Betty Lou 
Team Member  Waterhouse, Mary Frances 
Team Member  Yarr, Sally 
Team Coach  Miss Saunders 
Team Coach  Newton, Marg 
Team Manager  Pejnovic, Mira 
Team Captain  MacRae, Sue 
Team Captain  Waterhouse, Judy 
 
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