Ravenswood set to open season with first Throwback Night

Mark Martin
Special to Jackson Newspapers

The first big event in the 100th season of Ravenswood High School boys basketball is set for Saturday evening, Dec. 11, at the Old Gymnasium, aka “The Pit.”

Ravenswood, under the guidance of Mick Price, who enters his 44th season guiding the red and black, will play host to the Wirt County Tigers to open the 2021-22 campaign.

The first Throwback Night will honor anyone associated with Ravenswood basketball through the winter of 1968.

Each day, Ravenswood basketball players get a glimpse of the program's history with this display in the Red Devil locker room.

The evening for those being honored will get underway at 5 p.m.

All alumni are asked to enter the gymnasium through the entrance located by the new parking lot.

Mt. Alto’s Hilltop Pizza will cater a reception that will be going on throughout the evening. The reception will take place in Alumni Hall (the facilities building).

The junior varsity game tips off at 5:45 p.m.

Between 6:45 p.m. and 7 p.m., all of the honored alums will be introduced and presented with a special 100th Ravenswood Red Devil Basketball commemorative coin by members of Team 100.

The coin features the 100th season logo. It was produced by the owners of Mandy and Kate Alfred, owners of Mandy and Kate at Tetrick’s. The aluminum used for the coin is from Constellium.

Following the ceremony, the varsity game is set to tip at 7:30 p.m.

According to Price, mural boards will be on display in Alumni Hall. The three boards were donated by Riverbend Farm and Home Supply, the Stan McClure (basketball alum) Memorial Foundation, Mike Chambers and Al Toothman.

Posters (16 x 20) of the three murals will be on sale prior to the varsity game at a cost of $5.

Another poster, featuring the first-ever gymnasium located at the school in 1921, will also be on sale for $5.

Ravenswood basketball memorabilia will be on display at Alumni Hall.

Trailers and highlights of the documentary about the 100th season celebration of Devil basketball will be shown at Alumni Hall. Chase Jarrell, a teacher at Ravenswood High, is preparing the documentary that will be shown at a later date.