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The Photo reads: The 1913 Champions (bottom row from L-R) Leland Olin, Forest Crane, Homer Stonebraker, John Blacker, and Jesse Graves. Back row from L-R: Lee Sinclair, principal Fred Shanklin, student manager Lawrence Sheaffer, Head Coach  Jesse Wood, and McKinley Murdock
Photo provided The Photo reads: The 1913 Champions (bottom row from L-R) Leland Olin, Forest Crane, Homer Stonebraker, John Blacker, and Jesse Graves. Back row from L-R: Lee Sinclair, principal Fred Shanklin, student manager Lawrence Sheaffer, Head Coach Jesse Wood, and McKinley Murdock

The Wingate quintet next contested against the Lafayette team.  (At different times during the ball season Wingate had tried to get games with Lafayette but failed.  Lafayette’s excuse was that they wanted to play bigger and more experienced teams.)  The game was called at 2 p.m.  The boys had had a good rest and feed and  were in good condition.  Lafayette soon found that they were not utterly inexperienced and the first half ended with a score of 15-6 in favor of Wingate.  The last half was an easy one for Wingate.  Lafayette tried hard to overcome the score, but Wingate was too far in the lead.  When the final signal came, the score was 23-14 in our favor.  The work of the guards, Graves and Blacker, was very good in this contest.
The final game was to be played with South Bend.  Wingate fell at the hands of South Bend in the battle for championship in base ball last spring and now seemed the time to balance things.  After a good rest and light supper, the boys entered the struggle at 6:30 p.m.  The game was fast and hard fought throughout.  Wingate was the first to score.  South Bend soon followed and passed, by one point.  When the first half ended the score was 4-3, with Wingate claiming the 3.  The last half was even harder and more desperate than the first.  Stonebraker threw a foul and tied the score.  Crane followed closely with a field goal and made three points ahead.  South Bend soon came to the front again.  Then it went on, first one team, ahead and then the other.  With but a few seconds to play and Wingate one point ahead Crane fouled.  South Bend threw the foul and when the gun sounded the score was tied 13-13.  Once more an overtime game had to be played.  Two points were again set for the winning mark.  A double foul was called.  South Bend made their point but “Stony” failed.  Great was the excitement.  Of the three thousand people witnessing the game the majority were for Wingate.  “Stony” had another chance on a foul but missed.  Things were getting desperate when our brave “Cranie” threw a field goal, making the score 15-14, and the State Championship was ours.

As soon as the boys dressed they went back to the hall amid cheering.   And each was presented with a gold watch fob and the W.H.S. with a cup.  Of course speeches were called for and “Stony” responded.  One did not satisfy and Coach Wood was compelled to display his speechmaking powers.
In picking the All-State team the papers give different reports.  However in most instances “Stony” is named as the All-State captain and center.  Hurrah for “Stony” and his team.