Men who would have played a sport in the history of Jefferson Union High School by its name, from its beginnings in the 1940s through the mid-1980s, gathered for what organizer Sam Geddis said will be held again next year, only this time it also will be open to former female JUHS athletes as well.
In a test-the-waters approach, the reunion was organized for those who played football, basketball, baseball or ran track, for example, and 28 representing classes from 1950 to 1987 turned out for the summer party held Aug. 4 at the home of Theodore Maragos.
The event was occasion to reminisce and socialize with attendees encouraged to bring memorabilia or yearbooks and to wear brown and gold, JUHS school colors.
Among those attending were Bill Shields, Joe Miller, Coach John Kosikowski, Sean Geddis, George Maragos, Sam Brown, Dave Marshall, Jim Hartzell, Sam Geddis, John Chapman, Ted Gillespie, Coach Carl Firm, Paul Parker, Ron Ferguson, Jeff Wilson, Teo Maragos, former Principal Gerald "Yonk" DiLoreto, Carl Huber; Jim Sanders, Chris Maragos, Vasile Maragos and Clint Sanders.
Geddis said the gathering is hoped to become an August tradition.