Share our heritage | Miles Township High School 1955 soccer team

Miles Township High School 1955 soccer team.
Miles Township High School 1955 soccer team. Photo provided

Each Monday, the Centre Daily Times will publish an installment in our “Share our Heritage” series, featuring photos from Centre County’s past. Today’s photo is from Bob Kidder.

Kidder wrote: “Here is a photo of the 1955 soccer champs from the Miles Township High School of the Penns Valley Area High School System.

“The Penns Valley Area High School jointure was already in place, but the four local high schools, comprising the Penns Valley Area High School, still competed against one another in sports, given the jointed high school was not built at that time.”

Front row, from left: Richard Day, Edward Weber, Russell Bailey, Gerald Fetterolf, Robert Kidder, Kenneth Bartlebaugh, Harold Bowersox, Harlan Bowersox, Darryl Bierly, Thomas Gilmore, Larry Weber and Eugene Day.

Second row (standing), from left: Bernard “Doogie” Reider, Ronald Eisenhart, Rankin Confer, John Wilcox, Wayne Bowersox, John Schade, Fred Grenoble, Gerald Gephart, Doyle Grenoble, Robert Wolfe, James Corman and Coach Milford “Pete” Buchanan.

Readers can contribute to the “Share our Heritage” series by sharing their own photos. Just drop off or mail copies of the photos to Centre Daily Times, 3400 E. College Ave., State College, PA 16801 or email them to Audience Engagement Editor Laurie Jones at Provide as much information as you can. All photos in the weekly series are placed in a “Share our Heritage” gallery at If you have any questions about this series, Jones can be reached at 231-6461.