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Squaw '64 state champs recognized

In 1964 the Friona Squaws basketball team, coached by the late Baker Duggins, went 35-0 and won the state championship. In a three year stretch the Squaws won 3rd, 1st, 2nd at the state tournament.

Friday night, February 12, seven members of the 1964 team were recognized and honored during halftime of the Chieftain game vs. Tulia. Each lady was escorted to the center of the court by a member of the current Friona Squaw team.

Along with the seven players, Margaret Duggins, widow of the late coach, was also recognized center court. The seven Squaws honored were Carolyn Herring Carson, Rose Ann Greeson Ray, Glenda McClellan Miller, Teto Jennings Milner, Janet Rushing Phipps, Linda Jo Davis Harding, and Wessie Hand.

Rose Ann Ray lives in Summerfield. She is married to Charles Ray and they have three children, Brandy, Chesley, and Canna.

Teto Jennings Milner lives in Friona and has two children and four grandchildren.

Wessie Hand lives in Friona. She received her cosmetology license. She married the late Everett Gee and has two children and four grandchildren.

Glenda McClellan Miller lives in Amarillo. After high school she went to Wayland Baptist in Plainview and played for the Flying Queens. She married Bob Miller and they have three children and eight grandchildren.

Janet Rushing Phipps lives in Muskogee, Oklahoma where they ranch. She has two children and six tall basketball playing grandchildren.

Carolyn Herring Carson lives in Howe, Texas. Since high school she graduated from Texas Tech and married her high school sweetheart David Lee Carson. In Howe they have operated Southwest Auction for 32 years. They have four children and 13 grandchildren.

Linda Jo Davis Harding lives in Waco, Texas. After high school she attended Oklahoma Panhandle State University and earned a teaching degree. After teaching in Friona she started a coaching career at Midway High School in Waco where she was an assistant and then head coach for four years. They won two state championships and made seven appearances at the state tournament. She served on several state boards and finished by being elected president of the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. She and husband Forest have been married almost 50 years and have three children and five grandchildren.

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The 1964 Friona Squaws had a 35-0 record and won the state basketball championship. Friday night that team was honored and recognized during halftime of the Chiefs game. Those able to attend were, l-r, Rose Ann Greeson Ray, Teto Jennings Milner, Carolyn Herring Carson, Margaret Duggins, wife of the late Coach Baker Duggins, Janet Rushing Phipps, Linda Jo Davis Harding, Glenda McClellan Miller, and Wessie Hand.