Adams High School - Highlander Yearbook (Rochester Hills, MI)

 - Class of 1979

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EUUEEEU The Cross Country team had a lot of enthusiasm and potential runners. This year's team had only one returning varsity runner, Greg Wiest. What the team lacked for in experience, they made up for in spirit. After school one could see the Adams Cross Country team running down many of the roads in Rochester. The team now knows all ol the back roads. thanks to Coach Gierke. The team was led by Senior Rob Randolph. Randolph was the only runner from Adams who went to State competition. Other fine perforf nuances were turned in byi Senior Chris Reagan. and Sophomore Dave Taylor. For the first time in Highland history. there were girls on the team. This year there wasn't a girls team. because of lack of enough girls, Hopefully. next year there will be separate teams. The Adams Golf team did extremely well this year. The team proved that hard work really did pay off. They placed lirst in the Class A Golf title. The overall record for the season, was lO and 3. Coach Pasbierg was really pleased with the performance of this year's team. He felt that every member of the team had winning attitudes, which helped bring the team many victories. The team this year ended fantastic performances. by being State Champions. Junior Greg Manning was a medalist. Along with Manning, excellent performances were turned in byi Senior Ray Green. Junior Kirk Graves, and Sophomore Wade Stevenson. Next year's team will have three of the top four players returning. The girls had an up and down season this year. Though it wasn't the IO-l season of last year, this season was sparked by the outstanding victory over Rochester. ln that meet, the girls originally lost. but were awarded the win when the officials' decision to disqualify the backstrokers was reversed. Other highlights werei Junior Kathy Krull. who qualified for the State Championships in five events, and Cathy Schmitz, Junior, who qualified in two events. Senior contributors weret Terrie Finston in diving. Pam Schmitz in backstroke, and all purpose swimmer. Carolyn Crabtree. The tennis team of "79" proved to be a winning team this year. They came through with second place in rogionals and qualified for State. The number one player in singles was, Nancy Golding. who illustrated her ability on our tennis team for the past three years. Liz Sutherland, our .lunior player, showed a great amount of ability as well, for she was second in singles. Our number one doubles players were. Kathy Rhoton. and Annette Brown. They deserve much recognition. as well as the rest of the team. for their outstanding performances. Mrs. Hunt, the girls tennis coach. has helped the team greatly. even though this was her first year coaching here at Adams, The girls basketball team pulled through with another exciting season, They had many practices and many hard working triumphs. This year's group of players put forth a terrific effort. with the help ol three top players. They werel Kathy Gordon. Jenny Shawver, and Molly Todd. Juniors that showed tremendous drive we:-ei Joanne Hopp and Rita Snow, Behind this super team was coach, Jim Shawver. who coached for the first time at Adams. ...Jiri ..-V The l979 track team began regular practices early in March. Students spent a couple of hours each school day working hard to get in shape and perfect their techniques. Many got a head start by participating in the winter conditioning program. which met after school, starting in January. They ran outside when the weather permitted it. and through the school hallways when the weather was too bad. The team was made up of Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. The runners were coached by Mr. Bud Cicciarelli. Everyone worked hard and put forth their best efforts to make this team a great success. The girls golf team is hoping for a good season with four returning playersi ,lolayne Johnston, Becky Johnson, Sue Tranzow. and Monica Potere. The team also has three new Juniorsi Sarah Jackson. Amy Farell. and Marylyn McGarry. There are no Sophomores or Seniors on the team this year. Coach Lenore Tally says there are sixteen matches and one invitational scheduled. She hopes to win the regionals and go on to State with her team. as last year's did. This year as in last. the boys tennis team was coached by Mr. Jim Taylor, Returning Juniors and Seniors, gave the team the needed experience. while the Sophornores added depth. The team started practicing in March. which included running in the halls after school. and working on perfecting their serves. The Adams team ran against some stiff competition this year, and proved they were prepared for the challenge. The tough competition proved only to be a minor obstacle for the Highlanders. The Highlanders have a reputation for having quality tennis players and having a team with good sportsmanship. A schedule containing nearly five games a week has kept the Adams Varsity baseball players hopping. Coach John Guerreri's team opened their season on April 25, and competed in a total of 14 regular season games. The Highlanders were led by senior co-captains Tim Dillon and Kris Kuhn. Other returning lettermen instrumental in Adams success includedi Scott Barnaby, Paul Cracknell, Scott Harris, Mark Jackson, Tom Scally and Steve Valentine. An overall 23-9 record compiled by last year's team is what the i979 Highlander club has attempted to improve on. With much of the previous seasoifs players back in action, Adams nine have their sights set on statewide recognit ion. According to Coach Guerrerri, "lf every kid produces to his potential, we should be able to repeat as league champs and do even better!" Wrestling was a challenging sport, but the Adams wrestlers proved they could handle it another year. Much strategy and concentration were necessary io keep them on top. With guidance from their coach, Mr. Bailo. the wrestlers and their captains, Paul Cracknell, and Dan Burgess, Dave Fagan. and Keith Masters, everyone involved had a great season. Some off the outstanding wrestlers werei Keith Masters, Richard Thompson. Dan Burgess, Paul Cracknell, Ted Jacob. Dave Walsh. Jeff Omans. and Dave Fagan. The boys swim team had a very successful season. One of our swimmers. Shawn Wery, qualified for State in the lOO yard breast stroke. Along with Shawn. the other top swimmers werea Nick Cupaurito, Randy Scherer, and Jeff Taylor. As for the members who dove into the team. we saw Rob Nani. Tom Jones and Joe Gingras. The Juniors showed great potential during the season. which proved we will have another winning team. Denny Seaman, who has been the swim coach for two years. should be given credit for his effort, as well as his time with the team. The girls volleyball team was hard at work again this year. After school approximately fifteen girls could be seen practicing their serve and spike techniques. The team practiced for one and a half hours. five days a week. Leading the team were two captains, Senior. Kathy McCurdy. and Junior, Ritta Snow. A new addition to the team was Coach Hunt. She felt that a lot of effort was put into each game, which brought about a very successful SQGSOH. From early November until the end of February, the Adams ski team could be heard "praying to the great god Bamboda" for snow. Daily after school. members were seen heading for the slopes of Pine Knob. The team was under the supervision of Coach Carl Pasiberg. The team did an excellent job. turning in many good times. The gymnastics team was coached by two new coaches this yeart Coach Tischler and Tolzdorf. The girls worked from October until March. perfecting their routines on the balance beam. floor, vault and uneven bars. - Sue Zukowski was the only Senior on the team this year. Kerrie Hulbert, Marty Kruckegurg, Dorothy Lilly, Gayle Kastner. Kasey Rowe, Lori Tompor, and Pam Reidinger, were also involved. New additions to the team were. Heidi Schult. Audrey Bettinin, Jill Shepard, Jill Kobus, Mary Lynn Moran, Bea Hickey, Cindy Dernerino, Renee Schick, Connie Maclntirc and Julie Tischler. The Varsity Basketball Cheerleaders had a new sponsor this year, Beth Eschrich. The squad consisted of eight girls but decreased to six. The girls on the squad were Senior and Captain Cathy Crossman. and Cathy Gay, juniors Cindy Riinarcik, and Donna Poulin, Jenny Orchard. Kristi Gay, sophomores Shannon Jacov and Shelli Reidinger. ' The girls tried hard to keep the crowds spirit up which was not easy. Adams varsity basketball team added an extra dimension during their i978-l979 campaign. The elimination of iunior varsity sports enabled four sophomores to earn a spot on Coach Dale Orchards squad. ' The Highlanders met up with some stiff competition, hut worked together to try to win the game. Seniors Mike McNamara and Tim Dillon served as co-captains for the team. Dillon led the Highlanders in scoring, and also in stealing. McNamara grabbed the most rebounds, and displayed an intense brand of defense. Behind the scenes for the Highlanders, were Mr. Clevenger, and Matt Brown. Clevenger assisted Coach Orchard, while Brown served as the student manager. The Varsity football team had a more successful season this year. breaking their losing streak with a win early in the season, The players practiced long and hard to try and win for Adams. Keep up the good work!

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