Women’s Basketball in Burlington

Women’s (and men’s) high school basketball started early, class pictures show the girls playing in Burlington as well as all over the United States with the invention of the game.  The game of basketball was invented in late 1891 by Dr. James A. Naismith, physical education director at the Young Men’s Christian Association. Women started playing immediately in high schools and colleges everywhere.  It was a welcome relief to the tedium of calisthenics.  See this title and all of our books on the sports and basketball below.  [ scroll down and click the covers to get to our catalog]

Burlington Girl's High School Basketball Champs 1917-18 1918-19

Burlington Girl’s High School Basketball Champs 1917-18, 1918-19

 

 

Hoop Genius - How a Desperate Teacher and a rowdy gym class invented basketball.

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