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“The Kendall Arnett 1970"
Artist: James Geddes


 
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“The Kendall Arnett 1970 Placer High School”
Artist: James Geddes

I have had a burning desire to recreate one of
the most exciting times in my life.
The Kendall Arnett Tournament! As a player
in three tourneys, I can honestly say I will never
forget the years I participated in the Kendall.
Anyone who has attended the Kendall has distinct
memories of the crowd, the cheer and song leaders, the friends,
the band and the intense games. And of course, our
dear old gym, The Earl Crabbe, built in 1936.

This sketch is from the 1970 tournament,
 and more specifically this is Gary Just driving to t
he basket against Folsom high. Gary broke and still holds the Kendall
record for:
Total points in the three-game tournament with 76
And 32 total field goals. Both of these were records set!

Placer won the tournament that year against the highly rated
Jefferson HS. Placer won 80-65.
My sweetie Nancy is cheering and can be seen
just off the elbow of the defender.

Coach Kendall Arnett started the tournament in
1943 and it was called the "Block P Patriotic Tournament”.
Coach Arnett died suddenly in 1954 and the school
renamed the tournament in his memory. The tournament
will be 80 years old in this year! The Auburn Journal
calls it the longest running high school tournament
in California. The Kendall was not held in
2020 due to COVID-19.

Randy Fee was instrumental in providing much of this
Placer High School history.

James Geddes


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