Billy Kalbaugh & the Mechanicville High “Whiz Kids”

Mechanicville High School basketball coach Billy Kalbaugh had all underclassmen on his 1952-52 team. This very talented group ran up a 20-game regular season win streak and won the Class B sectional championship, defeating a good Albany Phillip Schuyler team 38-36 in overtime.  Nicknamed the “Whiz Kids”, this unselfish squad extended its win streak to 30 games the following season before losing to Scotia by a single point.  They completed the regular season with 8-straight wins and a 61-45 victory over Watervliet to capture the Class B title.

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