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BCHS Basketball History

We continue with the second article in a series on the history of Butler County Boys' Varsity Basketball. The following information can be found in the BCHS gym lobby trophy case, but we felt readers would enjoy it and bring back memories. 

  Butler County High School Boys Varsity  Basketball 1000 Point Club 

Jamie Jackson- 2,188                Kevin Phelps- 1,356

Mike Wallace- 2,060                Wally Johnson-1,326

Billy Warren-    2,002                Parker Rice-    1,288 

Chris Bratcher- 1,847                Will Moore-    1,278

Jim Green-         1,667                Elijah Flener- 1,235 

Russell Hankins-1,631               Zeke Woodcock-1,228

Randy Burden-   1,623              Zack Burden-     1,223 

Jerry Hurt-         1,572                 Nathan Ross-   1,204 

Bobby Green- 1,524                  Danny Washer- 1,090

Cliff Chapman- 1,502                 Bailey Anderson-1,086

Rex Henderson-1,421                Gary Wallace-    1,064

Trevor Jenkins- 1,385                 Lance Chapman-1,035


Teams, games in BCHS Boys Basketball History: 

 Head Boys Basketball Coach Bill Warren is the only coach in BCHS school history to take the team(s) to the Regional Finals. Six times in ten years, the BCHS Bears were one win away from the KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 State Tournament; but the Bears would be the Regional Runner Up in all (6) games. 

Here is a list of those teams, the Regional Finals opponent & scores, and overall BCHS records. 

1953-54 loss to Central City 79-63, overall record 27-3

1955-56 loss to Central City 43-41, overall record 27-8

1956-57 loss to Hartford HS, NA, overall record 26-7

1960-61 loss to Beaver Dam 74-67, overall record 21-12

1961-62 loss to Caneyville 49-47, overall record 22-12

1962-63 loss to Hancock Co. 63-61, overall record 23-10 

Submitted by Mark Allen, Beech Tree News

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