Delphos St. John's Blue Jays Boys Basketball History
1949 Class B State Champs ~ 1983 Class A State Champs ~ 2002 Division IV State Champs
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.
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We want to make this site as accurate as possible. Please contact us if you have any of the following: Individual Honors (All-League, All-District, etc.) Roster, Team picture, news articles, season ticket (to get dates and home/away), or anything else that you think would be interesting to add. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org with any info, suggestions, or questions.
All-Time OHSAA State Tournament Appearances
Special thanks to Don Huysman and Coach Bob Arnzen for supplying much of the basketball information.