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New Gym At Celeste

Celeste, Jan. 29.--Celeste now ranks as one of the leading athletic centers in this section of the state due to the recent completion of a new five thousand dollar gymnasium erected in the heart of the business district in which basketball and other indoor sports can be played.  They gymnasium was erected by the citizens of Celeste who several months ago began a move for the building and carried the plans through.

Last Friday night, the first athletic contest was staged in the new building.  The Celeste Blue Devils of the high school, coached by S. M. Meeks, were defeated by the Austin Pouchers 21 to 7 in a basketball game.  The Blue Devils came back into their class Saturday night when they trounced the Bonham cage team 28 to 14.

Coach S. M. Meeks, who is also county athletic director, has announced plans for a basketball tournament of all rural schools in the county March 1, 2. (12 ?).  This tournament is expected to be one of the most attractive of its kind that has ever been staged in Hunt County and is expected to draw a large crowd to Celeste.  Mr. Meeks also announced that fans of Celeste and surrounding territory will be given the opportunity to witness several real basketball games.  The Blue Devils have games scheduled with the Wills Point High School and negotiations are under way to schedule games with Greenville High School Lions. 

(January 31, 1929, The Greenville Messenger)
 

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