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Page 48 text:
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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