Orleans High School will recognize Curt Gilstrap as they celebrate the 40th anniversary of Gilstrap’s school basketball records.

They’re doing it on Coaches versus Cancer Night when the Bulldogs host PLAC rival Crawford County, and it’s symbolic because the soft-spoken Gilstrap is currently fighting to overcome the disease.


Gilstrap graduated in 1974 and still holds the all time leading scorer and rebounding record. The 6-foot-8-inch Gilstrap helped Orleans to Paoli Sectional championships in 1971-72 and 1972-73, three Lost River Conference championships and a four-year record of 74-16 from 1970-74.

He finished his career with records for most points (1,486) and rebounds (1,218), and is fifth all-time in assists (248). He’s also the single-season record holder for rebounds (416) and single-game leader in rebounds (30).

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