CHARLES E. MEYER GYMNASIUM
L. V. Phillips Gives Dedicatory Address
A crowd of 3000 witnessed the dedication ceremony of the new Scottsburg-Vienna Township School Building and Gymnasium on Tuesday, November 20, 1956. The program started at 8:00 P.M. with Mr. Eugene Hough introducing the school officials. David L. Spann, President of the Building Corporation, presented the keys to the new building to Mr. Melbourne Deal, President of the Board of School Trustees. Mr. H. D. Love, Superintendent of schools, then introduced the main speaker, Mr. L. V. Phillips, Commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association, who delivered a timely speech pertaining to the Hoosier Hysteria, basketball, and brought out some interesting facts about Indiana tournaments.
Scottsburg High School appreciates the beautiful floral arrangements that were sent Tuesday night by the architect, Mr. W. Erb Hanson, the Baringer Floral Shop, and Redman's Cafe.
-SHS Booster Vol. XXX No. 4 November 29, 1956
In 1954 a non-profit holding company was formed in the interest of building a new gym and junior high building. This holding company sent out bonds which were sold to citizens of Scott County to aid in raising enough money to erect the new building.
In March 1955 work was started on this gigantic structure which was to house the future Warriors of Scottsburg and provide classrooms for the junior high.
On Tuesday, November 20, 1956 the completed building was dedicated. It has ten classrooms for sixth, seventh, and eighth grades, an industrial art room with power equipment, a mechanical drawing room, an arts and craft room for seventh and eighth grades, four restrooms, an office, and among other things, a very large and useful lobby in the front.
Of course the other part of the new building is the new gymnasium. This vast auditorium includes a playing floor of regulation size (50 x 84) with six goals (four of which are retractable), 2909 permanent bleacher seats and 768 additional roll-away seats. For the players' benefit there are four dressing rooms.
The approximate cost of this building was $500,000.00.
-SHS Booster Vol. XXX No. 8 February 28, 1957
Scottsburg Warriors Meyer Gym Records
Most Points One Game by Scottsburg:
123 v. Southwestern 1995-96
Most Points One Game by Opponent:
102 by Jennings County 1992-93 (Scottsburg won 121-102)
Most Points by Scottsburg Player:
69 by Bill James against West Washington 11/30/68
Most Points by an Opposing Player:
50 by Anthony Winchester, Austin 11/23/01
Longest Meyer Gym Winning Streak:
20 Games 1967-70 - Coach Jim Barley