Here’s an interesting article about Warren Blair, who graduated from Wheat Ridge High School in 1949.
Blair earned his basketball wings, as well as a college scholarship, while playing at Wheat Ridge High School. In those days, the suburban area was barely big enough to be noticeable outside the Denver city limits.
His basketball coach at Wheat Ridge was Mel Schwartz, who later went on to be the director of athletics for Jefferson County Schools. Wheat Ridge was one of the more prominent suburban schools, and Blair followed football and track star Harry Narcisian on the Farmers’ list of fame.
At 6-feet-6 in high school, Blair played center for the Farmers, who won the old South Suburban League championship during his senior year, but lost to La Junta for the Class B state championship in 1949.
“Blair fared well for Farmers, DU,” by Irv Moss, The Denver Post, August 24, 2009
Check out the comments to the story, too.