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Row 1: Charles Gleaserg Ron-
nie Dunbar, Coach Schmelzelg
Don Trowbridge, Frank Kel'
lerg Ted Norman, Mgr.
Row 2: Alfred Connors, Nor-
man Lohr, Merle Graves, Ed
Pierce, Virgil Alexander.
They've done it again! Alton's
harriers have established a record to
be proud of. Not satisfied by winning
the Southwestern Conference Title and
the District Meet, they went to the
State Cross-Country Meet and won
fifth place. Charles Glaeser finished
seventh, and Ronnie Dunbar took
Under the able leadership of Coach
Schmelzel, the Redbirds turned in one
of the best performances of the past
three years. The prospects for next
season are very good. One senior will
be sorely missed. Charles Glaeser, one
of the mainstays of last season, will be
remembered as an outstanding and
hard-working team member,
Last season's track squad was
made up of sophomores and juniors.
Only a few senior lettermen returned.
Lack of experienced runners greatly
hampered the squad's chances. The
Redbirds were strongest in the distance
events with milers Charles Kidwell,
Tom Monical, and Ronnie Dunbar.
Lack of experience, especially in the
short runs, proved to be too much to
This season the squad appears to
be of much better quality. There are
many promising sophomores, and last
year's members will be much the bet-
ter for experience. The team is under
the direction of Coaches Posey and
Row lx Brian Patterson, Harold Wittman, George Howell, Dick Iewell, Ray Stockton, Lloyd Akin, George
Moore, Tom Monical, Bob Steinman, Bob Iansen, Ken Schoeck, Charles Glaeser, Tom Hiatt, Benny Ruedin.
Row 2: Don Crane, Steve Childers, Frank Romano, Ronny Dunbar, Robert Stockard, Charles Kidwell, Fran-
cis Hogan, Larry Rea, O. I. Miller, less Billings, Bob Davis, Wesley Lohr, Don LeClaire, Elbert Meletti.
Row 3: Coach McClain, lim Wallcer, Harold Horsley, Don Watkins, Dan Weeks, Bob Dehner, Ralph But-
ler, Ed Middleton, Steve Eaton, George Rammage, Sherman Lyion, Allen Early, Bill Keller, Keith Brown,
Phil Parker, Coach Posey.
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Redbirds Triumph On
East St. Louis
Western Military Academy
Last season's baseball team fin- Alton
ished the season with a 9-11 record. Alton
Although playing below the .500 mark,
the club showed great promise. Coach Alton
Hanks, in his first season as baseball Alton
coach, did an outstanding job with Alffm
five seniors, and sixteen juniors, and QE:
sophomores. With last season's squad Alton
composed mainly of underclassmen, the Alton
'57 team will no doubt come into its Alf0I1
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7 Mt. Olive
ROW 1: Carl Radcliff, Ierry Broshe, Ierry Curtis, Dave Ackerman, Dick Chester, Bob
Diaz, Paul Borman, Paul Osborn, Larry Allsman, Merle Graves, Coach Hanks.
ROW 2: Ierry Overby, jerry Allsman, lack Rhoades, Marion McAdams, Ierry Scoggins,
Paul McCann, Tom Powers, Ronnie Hawkins, Gil Moody, Mike McGowan,
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