Here is the Portsmouth Trojans year by year record from 1960-1969 with highlights:

1960: 18-5…….Beat Ashland(KY) 84-43; lost to Canton Timken in regional semifinals
1961: 22-3…….Greater Ohio League Champions; won Class AA (big school) state championship over Urbana 50-44; Mike Haley 22.0 PPG
1962: 1-17…….Only 1 player returned from 61 team; lost to Northwest in sectional tournament
1963: 16-6…….Beat 21-0 #6 AP Marietta 62-51 for district title; lost to Columbus East (state champions) in regional semfinals
1964: 18-5…….Beat Middletown in OT; lost to 64 state champion Dayton Belmont at Grant Gym 79-64; lost to Grove City in regional semifinals
1965: 17-3…….Larry Hisle’s senior year (25.5 PPG), Won Greater Ohio League; lost to Athens in district finals
1966: 12-8…….Lost to Lancaster (coached by PHS graduate George Hill) 73-57 in district finals
1967: 11-11…..Lost to Columbus East in regional semifinals; one of only two .500 seasons in PHS history (1922 the other)
1968: 11-6…….Coach George Heller’s last year; lost in sectional finals to Ironton; Walt Mannon 18.8 PPG
1969: 13-9…….Bob Doll’s first year as coach; beat Marietta for district title; lost to Newark in regional semifinals; Charles Taylor 20.5 PPG