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Delphos St. John's Blue Jays Boys Basketball History

1949 Class B State Champs ~ 1983 Class A State Champs ~ 2002 Division IV State Champs
11 State Tournament Appearances

Midwest Athletic Conference
(MAC) Champs
1983, 1987, 1989, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2010,
2013
Western Buckeye League
(WBL) Champs
1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982
State Runner-Up
1954, 1973, 1998, 2001
State Semi-Finalists
1982, 1990, 1995
District Champs
1924, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1954, 1964, 1973, 1982,
1983, 1985, 1990, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2013
Sectional Champs
1924, 1930, 1957, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968,
1970, 1973, 1974, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984,
1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009,
2011, 2012, 2013

Welcome to DSJAlumni's history of Blue Jay basketball web site. This web site features a database of every game ever played (over 2,000 games!) in St. John's history. We offer a variety of custom pages and searches from this database. You can see a list of the Blue Jay's All-Time Opponents, view a Season by Season record of every DSJ team, check out playoff results, DSJ's record against the MAC and WBL, check out some of our special searches, or perform a custom search of your own!

Beginning with the first basketball team in 1919 until 1952, St. John’s basketball was played in the old auditorium on the second floor of the current grade school. When that gym proved too small to hold the growing crowds the Blue Jays moved their home games to the newly built Jefferson Middle School in 1952. Ground was broken on April 1, 1956 for St. John’s new gymnasium. The new gym was not completed until the spring of 1957. The first basketball game in the new gymnasium was held on December 10, 1957 as the Blue Jays hosted Sidney. The ‘Jays were victorious 53-45.
Source: 50 Years in the Vatican

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All-Time OHSAA State Tournament Appearances

Rank Appearances School
1.
28
Canton McKinley
2.
14
Middletown
3.
13
Portsmouth
T4.
12
Cleveland Villa-Angela St. Joe
T4.
12
Zanesville
6.
11
Delphos St. John's
T7.
10
Cleveland East Tech
T7.
10
Columbus East
Source: Ohio High School Athletic Association All-Time State Participation

Delphos St. John's State Teams
1924, 1949 (1st), 1954 (2nd), 1973 (2nd), 1982, 1983 (1st), 1990, 1995, 1998 (2nd), 2001 (2nd), 2002 (1st)

Other Championships

Holiday Tournament Champs
1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971
Toledo Holiday Prep Classic Champs
1981
Exempted Village Champs
1948, 1950, 1953
Northwest Parochial Champs
1931
Spencerville Tournament Champs
1923

Special thanks to Don Huysman and Coach Bob Arnzen for supplying much of the basketball information.

 

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