Ames High School - Spirit Yearbook (Ames, IA)

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gn. eg. mm " or QM PC m ZI — ` am gm- F e uon e —— " 8 . a LT SL AE a MT DIET " m CW i ا‎ x M A " Student Life Classes Clubs oports 98-153 People 154-199 Mini Mag 200-205 Ads 206-245 Index 246-253 , ۱ - | " ac چا سے و ۲ حسیہ‎ e u m : J 7 ' P سے‎ Dë Os, ! Ames High, Aims Hi!’ Stu- ents gather on September 30 for le Homecoming pep assembly. ter that night the varsity football am beat DM Hoover 14-7. (Photo ۷ Jamie Watt) SPIRIT 1989 | Ames High School i 20th and Ridgewood ; (515) 232-8440 | Ames, lowa 50010 Volume 77 | AE EX LI Jv d LSS m fe R baa e ES, 7 With all of life's complexities and surprises at work and at play, there was always time to... ot Serious! Ze d " re, " — Puts at up mp ھ٦‎ , udine Me مس سی‎ cus Y € d VS ` . - D .ٹہ‎ dek, et, ہے ار‎ A CES : = Ero QULA ا‎ T ets ur 75 4 Geh e ا‎ KEE a a 7 2 a % 2 R- Pes le, ef L = E 7 ٠ . SUS) eee SS iling their plates wi A b Ge | 7 72 LETRA TT . Sea [4 , , b ST MS d 4 , 2 7 ۰ ` A D A Ké " , aech Valentino's pizza and spa- ghetti, sophomore Fred Hoiberg, freshman Eric Martin and junior Kent Kav- anaugh attend the Spring Sports Kick-Off on April 28. (Photo by Lanai Byg) A a taping of “Visions”, sophomores Jason Moore and Tim Hoekstra focus in on an interview. The stu- dent-produced TV show was taped every other Monday and aired on Cable Channel 35 to Ames resi- dents. (Photo by Janet Ror- holm) 7 E ےد‎ 5 " y UP . JU ee A PE " - لے‎ Nk H i = a : E: ۱ سد‎ t a ' d e " J e EA sú " 4 d è $n fs ۸ - s 2 d Te. $ Ó | گا‎ 2 ) opening It a mg ude! Have you seen the Student Council co- presidents? Most of their hair has grown back since their " Go: Bald' campaign last spring. " | “You mean they actually shaved their heads? Get seri- " ous! " “Yep. But the U.S. Presidential candidates wouldn't ٥٦ that far — it was a close race to the finish line until November 8, when Bush and Quayle took the lead. " " Speaking of races, how about the boys’ and girls’ track ` teams! For the second year straight both ran away with Metro ۲ titles. Then the boys went on to capture State and the girls mis- FEE sed the title by three points, placing third. " | “And don't forget the other successful teams: the boys basketball team's number one ranking in the state, the journey to the state football playoffs, the volleyball team captured the | Metro title, and both the girls and boys tennis teams captured Metro titles. " 7 " Seriously? That's impressive! AHS not only took sports 4 seriously, but also academics. There were 14 National Merit 3 scholar Finalists, Speech Club sent four individuals and one group to All-State, the Academic Decathlon team took second 3 at State and the Academic Enterprises captured eighth place - in the nation. | " | also heard that over a quarter of a million dollars was jj awarded to certain lucky scholarship winners. | " Not too shabby. | guess that's why they say ‘Ames ٦ Aims High', huh? And thanks to the passage of the Enrichment Tax, taxpayers will pay up to $950,000 a year during the next three years to help the Ames school system to aim even high- er. continued on p. 4 | Åtter receiving a bloody note in the One- Act " A Game of Chess, " freshman Sandra ` Deluca, sophomore Todd Hawbaker and se- nior Dan Anderson ponder their next move. - (Photo by Doug Adams) | o Å- -=e = pm d e Qe omm, ict ce — e te بی‎ t — — o Hi | | | e v Seo 22s E Ad. E v E P WC ech Nes, Pk کا‎ Se RET FSF " ہب‎ Ma ہر‎ ۱ r 7 w E ۱ + = وی‎ Le ET رج ےج‎ ayas D ren 3 سے‎ = ei : ہت 2وب“ سا خر‎ e ا بت‎ d orm ا‎ D = ab, » — Ba ر‎ = 7 = d 1 - A , ۱ ۱ ‘ ٦ . ‘i ٠ - H 9 " 3 " 7 , $ . ` ` ۰ ۱ ۳ ہے کے‎ , ` » e ? " 1 i r . " " ` M ٦ ۹ ` " V Le ` SA n Au e e , e d ' , ' . e : ` X ` i ٦ " ` ; : à i " $ 3 ` e j e À 1 سا‎ rei oe a Duel EE ای‎ a e i Y 2 PA EM 2 ا‎ " PRU d j m " . | ‘gl i AN زی‎ dat B 4 Eya H A e à ¢ SiL 7 From the Wutz ` heads tc Airbands, controversy and | spirit brought a sense of ex-] citement into our lives BA mona the screaming fans, senior Jason Teal and lead singer, senior Matt Smalling, jam to Van Hal- en's “Panama” at the Air- bands held during Welfare Week, April 11, by Student Council. (Photo by Carrie Stidwell) I tempting to complete their chemistry lab before their 43-minute lab period ends, seniors Christy Coo- ney and Kristi Coffey mea- sure sulfuric acid into a graduated cylinder. (Photo by Carrie Stidwell) continued from p. 2 “Yeah, money was a big issue — Welfare Week generat- | ed over $2500 which was donated to Youth and Shelter Ser-3 vices and the Special Olympics, and contributions totalling TE over $25,000 were donated by the community, school ۳ people across the country to help relieve medical costs for so- Wy cial studies teacher Tom Jorgensen after his liver transplant.” 3 " It was cool that the school and community were able to $ ban together to accomplish something that would help | others. " | " But even though there was cooperation, it was some-? times divided by controversy. I'll never forget the ۸7 conflict where three students were suspended and the whole © incident was scrutinized by the community; threats from par- ents and the administration to cancel the Mistletoe Dance un- = less students behaved themselves; and the traditional Home- ] coming bonfire was extinguished from Ames High, thanks to } a new city ordinance since it had been so dry during the sum- j mer. “Oh, yeah — Homecoming and other football games were T quite different this year. Remember the ‘pumpkin heads’ and } the orange-hatted senior guys? They really helped to generate T some school spirit at the games. And then there was the Powd- N erpuff game and the senior 'hitlists'. But, enthusiasm deflated H for that game since it was raining. H " Rain and unusually cold weather also hit during Drake P Relays and Veishea, which ruined the typical “sunbathing” tra- }) dition. It was impossible to find the sun when we needed it! | " And don't forget another disappearance — the pencil jj sharpener handles were missing all year, due to senior ۲ pranks!” " That was such a hassle, my pencil was continually dull ٦ " Well, dull or not, the year had its ups and downs. Whether ۳۲ we were joking or serious, | think we made it through OK. In: fact, | may even miss these brick walls this summer! " " Get serious! " | kr a break at a Hawaiian graduation pany et: a Beamers; juniors Angie Brun- - ue VEM d er £9 " E SEC | ا‎ m fruit frc ym i | carved watermelon A M 3 Mk ` (PF otc o bv Ca 36 Stidwell) D - m 2 ٦ pem " Fa a NM gm‏ سج ہے D E - m i " 2 , TAE P nd = Ka ’‏ Si dj, BE ge‏ vs ©, " D ad Se " P 3 2t o e‏ ےپ y‏ Pek. " ` d Write decorating for the " Spirit " Sweet- heart Dance, sophomore Jennie Jones, junior Jennifer Holden and senior Craig Neal put pa- per hearts in the cafeteria to create Valentine spirit. (Photo by Amanda Jones) | hat's up? | just got back from Terpsichore practice. Man, | can't wait to wear a skin-tight unitard in front of the entire school — how embarrassing! " Come on! | know that you've done way more embarras- sing things than that! Like your fender-bender Friday night in the middle of Campustown, when two cop cars came with lights flashing. That qualifies as embarrassing in my book! " " Yeah, you re right. My face was a little red! But at least my car is such a junker that another dent didnt matter. Speaking of weekends, what did you do? " " Well, actually | was a prisoner in my own home ... | was grounded! " “Grounded? Give me a break — you're 18 years old! What happened? Did you get in another fight with your sis- ter? " " Actually, we've been getting along pretty well lately. This was a messy situation ... my mom told me that | was a slob and that | was stuck inside until | cleaned my room. Obviously | didn't get it done until Sunday night! ` " Really? That's terrible... but at least you finished it so you can go out this weekend. Don't forget about our plans to go shopping for Prom dresses. Even though we don t have dates yet, it can t hurt to prepare! ` " What are you, some kind of Boy Scout or something? Besides, even if | did have a date, | wouldn't have any money to buy a pair of pantyhose, let alone a Prom dress. | need a job! " " Well, you'd never have any time to goof off if you did have one. Remember, only 52 days til we graduate! | looked on the Senior Countdown today. " " Seriously? That's awesome. Im getting Senoritis al- ready. | can't belive that after 13 years and millions of days of Ames Public schooling, we'll be ending it all on May 24 when we get our diplomas at Hilton.” " | know — it's wild! We just have to remember to make the most of the next two months and have some serious fun! " " Of course we will! When you have only two months of school left, you can't be serious! " Sitting on the auditorium stage, seniors Tyler Farner and Matt Booth perform " Bad Seamstress Blues " by Cinderella at the Air- bands held on April 17. (Photo by Carrie Stidwell) 2 ` 0T O 7 « « , S ` US EE e - ST — — Be e SY s n MS ` « T ne ا‎ “a vi d ۲ , di EI P " NA Wi At d AS N “SR اھ‎ " A -N oi wee $ $ » ` ٦ " ` 1 í Pumpkin heads’, seniors Bryan Schabel, Tony Potter, Josh Littrell and Ben Klaas dis- | play school and Halloween spirit at the Octo- | eer? a genee? mee | ber 28 football game. Ames beat Marshall- E EE i dtm Mist | town, 21-14. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) E E edd ptt | NU اک سم‎ 77 eg 3 یں‎ ue middle of ‘Casting a Spell " by Robert | cm TT VARA eroe m os gua pl e Palmer, junior Mignon Iber concentrates on d ege SE rt NS o " e + holding a pose in a dance choreographed by Sg e : ۰۰۰۰۰۰ senior Julie Theile and junior Diane Duban- .۷۰ک ت‎ (Photo by Doug Adams) | Porn iei cid d Student Life Division n, eto سم عبت‎ - " P RE WE — — —— I wait until 8:00 Sunday night to do my homework. Weekends were not meant to do homework, they - re meant to have fun. -senior Annie Weltha -Heather Jesse After five days of school the weekend rolled around. For some students it was a break to have fun, but for others the weekend brought further responsibilities. Many students felt the weekend started as soon as Friday s 3:00 bell rang. It was a time they looked for- ward to all week. “I start thinking about the week- end around Wednesday. | can t wait to relax and get away from school, " freshman Becky Allen said. Getting away from school also meant getting together with friends. " There are about 20 of us that we call the gang. We usually get to- gether and have a party at some- one's house. We just keep switching houses every weekend, " junior Becky Moore said. On Friday nights football and basketball games were often the main attraction. " We usually go to the varsity basketball game and then to the school party afterwards, sopho- more Julia Ford said. DB tucents had a regular hangout on week- ends. Senior Mike Herman and friends often supplied food and went to senior Tony Pot- Ier e house. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) Crabbing a bite to eat before going out for the evening, senior Amy Greimann and soph- omore John Barnett place an order at Rocky Rococco's. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) O Weekends Student Life 5 chool's Ouf students escaped to work and play Besides the high school games, another popular evening pastime was catching a movie. Students generally rented videos rather than going to a movie theater, and found the VCR was a very valuable source of entertainment. " Theaters are too expensive at $4 a shot, especially with a date,” senior Trevor Andersen said. “Now | sometimes go to Nevada where it's only a dollar.’ Other students found weekend activities expensive. " I spend all my money on week- ends. | spend it on food, movies and who who knows what else,” senior Dave Sedgwick said. After going out and spending money on weekend nights, many students considered mornings an ideal time to stay home and catch up on sleep. " On Saturday mornings | usual- ly sleep in to 10:00 or 11:00. It de- pends on the mood I'm in, " fresh- man [heresa Franco said. However, some students couldn't sleep in because they had to get up and go to work. " Unfortunately, | can't lay around and watch all the games on | TV on the weekends because Um usually at work, junior Brian Kraus- man said. Other students had plenty of time to just lounge around on week- end days. " On Saturdays | basically do nothing. | just lay around and watch a game on TV,” junior Brian Camp- bell said. But some students incorpo- rated a little exercise in their day. “| run on the weekends to stay in shape for the upcoming season,” junior Dan Bergan said. Weekends were also used to catch up on homework. " Some of the gang get together and watch movies of books we were supposed to read for English, " Moore said. But others put their homework off until the last minute. " | wait until 8:00 Sunday night to do my homework. Weekends were not meant to do homework, they re meant to have fun, " senior Annie Weltha said. | | | | 9 found it cheaper to rent movies than go to the theater. Seniors Tyler Farner and Darrin Pohar choose movies at Sounds Easy Video for their evening entertainment. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) DD ating was common among students on the weekends. At the ISU Memorial Union sophomore Mike Ketelsen and freshman Krista Olson spend their evening bowling. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) " " dimmi IVI NINE N pastos te 4 Sooner ee pS | ) AA Y. زی ہی‎ DN t4 a S — ۵ e E E eG a- ۵۲ 4 ei b ۶ وف yar e کے‎ ` Ss لام‎ 0 ۰ E: 1 H3 E - 2 DN 3 d Ka wg? E B D ۳ 2 بج‎ 7 e N ۹ ` d p ' CHE 4 e £ d : i -« e t i: d e 7 ں‎ EAE گے ۱ ۲ہ‎ ‘ a 4 مل‎ ہم‎ ` - f P E 2 3 " ¢ : E ei Í ' 1 ۰ - e L2 e Ka ` » = - . Ara e di Se " 3 5 a n m ا‎ -7 ۸ 8 - i B . d ام‎ D e X r eg 1 ` e ۲ ۔‎ e = «t, س‎ 5 ۸ d - bd 8 2 Ko e D ). en e m ۲ vd 4 ei Pa p gr d pE | virum, Z T wo - à? 2 7 ۰ P B bé OTA eh ' P d T 4 ۴ äu ٦ r1 JI - wu ۴ C x H E رت‎ H یں‎ Ji v | ` ` w . D 7 ` " ke P ) LI $ | D 2- r 2 d si d = اس‎ TI Li - VP Vd Ei LI 5 (KS i Za Ta SES e و0‎ SER ben ` PI D v T ۹ wi im . i.t . d 7 Students often went to the Cyclone Area Community Center ice rink to watch a hockey game or to ice skate. After putting on her skates.senior Katie Tapscott heads out to the ice. (Photo by Carrie Stidwell) Weekends Student Life (a 9m LT a ee OSRED سس ی‎ -m mm à aa —ÀÀ 5 V L G -a z ` ` L " bid ` a sat l ! m | just felt like doing Something wild and crazy for Homecoming. So | sacrificed my hair for school spirit; Junior Scot Angus Final Victory Untraditional Homecoming week ended with success -Heather Jesse Students arrived Monday morn- ing with the school in a scheme of orange and black. This was created by cheerleaders who had decked the halls the day before. Along with the decorations, a list of Homecom ing activities lined the front hall. But some of these tra- ditional events were altered through the week, creating disappointment among many students. " The decorations created the most school spirit because some activities had to be cancelled, ju- nior Amy Hausman said. The activity list began on Mon- day with window painting. " The window painting activities gave students a chance to use cre- ative abilities to add to school spir- it, " senior Eric DeLuca said. But the spirited air began to de- flate on Wednesday when the Pow- der Puff game had to be crossed off the list due to rainy weather. " | was really disappointed they changed everything and postponed the Powderpuff game. It wasn't the Be collecting $85 with proceeds going to the Junior Senate, junior Tenaya Darling- ton was elected the '88 Homecoming school mascot. (Photo by Jamie Watt) 1988 Homecoming Court: Wendy Zenor, Neila Anderson, Whitney Olson, Kam Archbold, Cari Bauman, Peg Rohovit, David Knight, Adam Langston, Derrick Epstein, Seth Gilson, Boris Bachmann, Mike Urick. (Photo by Dorothy Gugel) E.) Homecoming Student Life same. It didn't seem like Homecom- ing at all, " senior Paul Flugrad said. The disappointment and con- flicting weather continued Thurs- day. The evening began with the an- nual coronation ceremony. Neila An- derson and Boris Bachmann were crowned Homecoming Queen and King before a thundering crowd. After coronation a pep rally was held on stage consisting of a brief pep talk from Head Football Coach Kirk Daddow. This took the place of the traditional bonfire that had to be cancelled because of the dry sum- mer. " Having the pep rally inside just didn't have the same effect as hav- ing a crowd around a blazing fire, " sophomore Jennie Jones said. The enthusiasm of the student body began to rise once again Fri- day as the game approached. Sev- eral football players showed their team spirit by shaving their heads and piercing their ears. " | just felt like doing something wild and crazy for Homecoming,’ ju- nior Scot Angus said. “So | sacri- ficed my hair for school spirit. ` That night the crowd carried on the momentum to help lead the Little Cyclones to a 14-7 victory over the Hoover Huskies. Celebration of the victory con- tinued when approximately 375 stu- dents attended the dance held after the game. However, many students would have preferred a Saturday dance They felt that there wasn't enough time to go out before and some peo- ple were too tired after the game. " Having the dance after the game made it seem like a normal school party,’ freshman Joanna Pelz said. Yet Homecoming '88 couldn't be considered normal because of the many changes. Unfortunately the week was clouded with disap- pointment and conflicts, but the vic- tory and Occasional excitement were able to shine through. Showing her school spirit, senior Wendy Conley writes supportive messages on or- ange boxer shorts for her and her friends to wear to the Homecoming game. (Photo by Carrie Stidwell) -— T jer 7 putt e دوي‎ ep emer C ci = mam e EE, name um mom m em m m a m TT ri ہے‎ P» gi d. give the school more color, senior Bob A. the assembly, Coach Kirk Daddow Sansgaard participates in the window paint- warns the Huskies that his dog Cyclone ing contest in which the winner won free wants them for a snack. (Photo by Jamie Homecoming tickets. (Photo by Chuck Be- Watt) volo) Homecoming Student Life Ers good on the court is important to seniors Jeff Isaacson and Lance VanHouten. Getting set for basketball, they check out shoes at The Sports Page. (Photo by Dan Ket- elsen) ES o 7 shoes were a frequent choice. Senior Jenny White sports a red pair of Converse high-tops. Converse shoes were a popular choice because of their variety of colors. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) WV hiie napping in the media center, senior Derrick Epstein appears dressed to his laid- back mood in a Champion sweatshirt and his oldest pair of jeans. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) Fashion Stud ent Life ld jeans are — dé LET -—- ۱ - P — == 1 = - e. v سا‎ e» : dto be - - 3 ` way more com- | fortable than new , jeans because ? ‘they ve already been broken in. ‘They always fit ‘the way they're “supposed to fit. » -senior Donna Kislingbury omfort Counts Being comfy was the fashion alternative -Kim Carey " You look mahhhvelous!”’ Stu- dents felt that feeling comfortable was just as Important as looking marvelous and tried to combine the two for the ultimate outfit. Baggy sweatshirts, faded Levis and comfy shoes were often seen throughout the halls. When thinking about how to be comfortable, stu- dents often found the solution was the oldest pair of jeans they pos- sessed and that they could possibly get their bodies in. “Old jeans are way more com- fortable than new jeans because they ve already been broken in, se- nior Donna Kislingbury said. ۷ always fit the way they re supposed to fit. Along with old age, students felt that ripped jeans were stylish and gave a feeling of comfort as well. " Ripped jeans are comfortable and they look good when it's natural, but when people try and rip their jeans on purpose it looks really stu- pid, " sophomore Devon Alexander said. However, some students felt that to be comfortable, clothes didn't necessarily have to be old. They could be comfortable and still remain in style with clothes that could be bought at any time. " | would wear a colorful rugby with matching leggings and socks and a pair of Tretorns. That's always comfortable and it looks good as well, " freshman Beth Muller said. Many students found that dur- ing the cold lowa winters, warm jackets were definitely necessary. But comfort was still an issue. A fre- quent answer that fit both of the re- quirements was leather bomber Jackets. " Bomber jackets are roomy, comfortable and very warm,’ senior Leah Whigham said. ‘They're also stylish and many people have start- ed to wear them. " Many students felt that sweat- shirts also symbolized the word comfort. Students were seen wear- ing Champion sweatshirts which were extremely thick and came ina variety of colors and styles. " Champion sweatshirts are both comfortable and in style,” ju- nior Kirk Thompson said. " They're also very warm and you can wear them anywhere. ` seeing girls in men’s under- wear was also a common occur- rence. Boxer shorts appeared ev- erywhere from the basketball court to the classroom. While guys wore them for their original purpose, girls found them a comfortable alterna- tive to casual shorts. " Boxer shorts are really cool because they re so comfortable. | have sort of a collection of them; ev- erything from different universities to different holidays, " senior Pam Westvold said. 'My mom thinks it's gross when girls wear them be- cause they sag. Comedian Billy Crystal might say, It's better to look good than to feel good.’ However, the majority of Students found that they could look good as well as feel good by wearing clothes that were comfortable. Many guys would rather sleep than worry about what to wear. Senior Mike Brown wears whatever is on the top of the pile when he gets up in the morning. (Photo by Dan Ket- elsen) VV nenever my diet's not going well | put on a very comfortable, roomy outfit, " senior Cari Bauman said. Bauman and senior Heather Murrell take the easy way out. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) =- -Stephanie Wessman Night and day. Black and white. The fall and winter plays. It was a given that a comedy and a tragedy would have many dif- ferences. “Im Sorry the Bridge is Out, You'll Have to Spend the Night, " was a musical comedy per- ۱ formed November 4-6. Similar to “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” Mary Merryman (senior Cheryl Kap- lan) and John Wellgood (senior Dave White) spent a rainy night in a Spooky castle. The many one-liners which re- sulted allowed the audience to re- lease their tension for two hours. “The audience really liked ‘Bridge’ because they could get into it without having to think, junior Marit Munson said. Although the audience enjoyed E: the production, a change in curtain | time caused noticeable differences. ہے‎ todd Havbaker Instead of all performances being held in the evening as in years past, the November 6 show was at 2:00 p.m. There's a lot of passion — it’s really intense. | was proud to be a part of it. V9 A: the father of the bride, senior Jason Volmer had to dye his hair before each performance. At this point, he is discussing grandchildren. (Photo by Janet Rorholm) A. the lucky fool who wanders into a castle on a stormy night, senior Dave White attempts to elude his new “friends” by hiding in a coffin. (Photo by Janet Rorholm) @ Plays Student Life Play Time ley. lady, remove your hat!‏ بت " [he matinee was strange be- cause people are in a different mood in the afternoon than in the evening. They weren't as relaxed, " Kaplan said. The audience found something to laugh about in " Bridge, " but the winter play made people concen- trate. " Blood Wedding " was perform- ed January 12-14. This Spanish tragedy, similar to “Romeo and Jul- et, " demanded the actors put forth more effort and concentration. " There's a lot of passion — it's really intense. | was proud to be part of it (Blood Wedding ), sophomore Todd Hawbaker said. After intense practices, Director Wayne Hank Hansen noticed con- trasts between the presentations of the two plays. " The whole mood is opposite from ‘Bridge. ‘Blood Wedding de- pends on light, sound and costume — it’s highly poetic so the technical aspects are important,’ Hansen Said. While bright costumes and scenery in pastels were used in " Bridge, dark outfits and little scenery were used in " Wedding. " The sound crew used pre-recor- dings for " Bridge, " but the crew- head, senior John Pursey, used his own equipment for the winter play. " Im actually playing (key- boards) — | have to improvise. But | like it because the sound in the au- ditorium is so much bigger than at home, Pursey said. Other crewheads also found the winter play more demanding than " Bridge. As the costume crew- head, senior Toni Jackson had trou- ble getting the costumes done on time. " Its impossible to get every- thing done for the winter play. With the breaks and finals, there's never enough time, Jackson said. Being carefree or full of tension, the actors played in bright lights or dark shadows. In either case, they affected the audience's emo- tions — leaving them laughing or crying. e ٦ ke $ " imn - ——————————— E = we em — — - à . p - سے‎ e = e — سه‎ — 7 M = u————— Áo — —-— M mg mmm mm - — e e - D À— gg € i €— — e —————r — — a — - " o - eMe wf کےا‎ vedi vp Hp m s t 1 8 مم‎ me چس‎ m ا‎ , n EN ta رر‎ 0 a imma 22-0 ہے D em " M | wv, ےچ‎ m MILI oA دقع‎ SED: ee een ee Te eee ov DIL d Wie a demanding lead in " Blood Wed- | ding, " sophomore Sonya Bibilos has to jug- | کے gle her already busy schedule even more. In “ | N the play Bibilos has to choose between love ۳ or loyalty. (Photo by Janet Rorholm) G | | | nt " 9 involved in the plays spent their Saturdays working on " crews. " This gives ju- nior Mike Cantonwine a chance to earn the required hours needed to become a Thespi- | an. (Photo by Janet Rorholm) ei Lë ۹۰ x ۰ er A P dch e? Sen ` z vk -r ee R P 4 " - x» .ك0‎ 6 ۰۵ " Pa y = or. au ys e (geg, 255 . " a Va e a ان‎ -- P L SA Dv " nS سے جس کے ور . ےہ‎ d NS” e 8 [ مم م۸‎ a mo N SE AUR 4 A M. nA 2 SVL og de M — e a " p at » 2 v - ` A : ay” ee P ہب‎ LW es A: سپ‎ A a کٹ‎ ` ` 9 " P CAT و‎ P el, ki 3 A ete A. a dress rehearsal, sophomore Anjali Trivedi twists the red string which represents fate. The seriousness of " Blood Wedding was a change for her from the frivolity of " Bridge. " (Photo by Janet Rorholm) Plays Student Life stead of riding the bus, freshman Stacey if keep their skills ready for competition, Nutt grabs a ride with her older sister, senior senior Troy Meinhard and junior Matt Mein- Teresa Nutt, to be at school by 8:00 a.m. hard wrestle in the Ames High wrestling (Photo by Janet Rorholm) room. (Photo by Janet Rorholm) Siblings Student Life 4 atie Stevermer From riding to school or bor- owing money to ignoring or yelling 3t each other, the lives of brothers and sisters were filled with con- asts. Some days siblings were the best of friends, while others, the orst of enemies. " We usually get along. | like her freshman Rebecca Allen) a lot. She anas a lot of qualities | don't, " sopho- " more Kim Allen said. Although siblings were general- cooperative, they did not always Het along. “It's not much fun to be togeth- ir all the time. Sometimes you just vant to get away from each other, " nior Dorie Homan said, speaking f twin sister Natalie Homan and erself. " We ve tried to get involved different things, but we like the jame things. We usually try to stay $ raternal twins, juniors Kurt Munson and garit Munson work together to study their hysics and Western Civilization homework. Photo by Janet Rorholm) ouble Irouble siblings gave much needed help, unwanted advice out of each other's way. " Participating in activities at school kept some siblings out of each other's way while it kept others together. Identical twins, freshmen Jay and Phillip Greenfield, partici- pated in activities in which they were often together. " We're mostly in the same Sports and activities together. At school we're together a little more than usual, " Jay Greenfield said. When they were together at school, some treated their sibling as if they were at home. " Every once in a while | hit him (junior Jay Titus) when | go by, or | usually say something to him when | pass him in the halls,” senior Mark Titus said. " We always hit each oth- er at home. It's just what brothers do, | guess. It's normal. " At home, siblings acted normal by behaving differently than at school. Physical fighting and verbal arguing with each other were often popular evening activities. " We don't fight that often but when we do it's really heated, just about being obnoxious or one call- » A i um Lo ing the other bad names, Jay Greenfield said. Being obnoxious and annoying was a common reason for not get- ting along with a sibling. For fresh- man Brian Coffey, his older sister, senior Kristine Coffey, bothered him often. " She thinks she's superior. She gives me lectures on stuff like man- ners, how to act, who to be friends with, to go to this and that, and not to dress like that, " Coffey said. Although older siblings general- ly gave lots of advice, homework help and extra favors came in handy too for younger brothers and sis- ters. " She has free periods and can go home and bring stuff for me if | forget it. She can look out for me, " Coffey said. While older siblings were look- ing out for their younger counter- parts, the opposite was true as well. " | can borrow money or food or whatever from her. It's nice having someone up here,’ Kim Allen said. ہت —— mmm کے‎ — gege ` —Á — mme ` -— — — — — en, — M ) x " M ł PWV ong for his younger sister, sopho- more Matt Franco stands near freshman Theresa Franco's locker as she prepares to go home. (Photo by Janet Rorholm) UI rino to stay out of each other's way, so- phomores Anjali Trivedi and Mira Trivedi manuever around each other to eat breakfast. (Photo by Janet Rorholm) کے کٹ =- 1 She thinks she’s superior. She gives me lectures on stuff like manners, how to act, who to be friends with, to go to this and that, and not to dress like d : 22 | JUD Brian Coffey that. Ca FEL k du D Za dl 1 : ۷ EL. PH Ke í 4 f ۳ a e E . ch, 7 E 1 nr l its ای‎ S] کرس رج‎ es ویو‎ tU ےا سراف ا بج دن‎ Se ON ECH Siblings Student Life if some, the basic tux with tails was too mundane. Seniors Scott Magnuson, Marc Moore and Tim Madson all decided to add a bit of their own style to the typical evening at- tire. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) rious fundraisers enabled the Senior Girls’ Club to have the Winter Formal at the I.S.U. Memorial Union Sun Room. Senior Kristin Adams decorates for the evening's festivities. (Photo by Carrie Stidwell) emm — E — € - جب‎ 5 ER, وو‎ ENT.‏ دی eh E. oa Wie esed‏ و ee UR Qv RR‏ داز VADO RA PS RAS‏ P ee eeh bs VENDS ek SM : . ‏ ۰ او سیر اب‎ ۴ EN E ` مجنا‎ ETC PE 0 E E LS ee EE, SS AES یا‎ ! نم‎ e. P ری حون‎ Ze ONU EET A T SR DOS CS M: یی‎ E KS ] ` ہکن‎ M. " I A wi AS xXx KS ۹ 0 . , DN جس ای SERE‏ 4 O73 Mau t. T Bp A. A - " e b 7 : کی‎ 0 WI یی‎ SA r Y sa yv. KA 08ّ a e for a couple to talk privately during the eve- ning. Sophomore Stacey Hendricks and se- nior Mike Peterson discuss the night's events. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) | Bow dances were often the only chance E Mistletoe is Fo ockin’. I've al- ays had the de- pire to kiss multi- Ole women; and he loose morals of this particular dance let me do E just that. -senior Tony Potter ucker Up Mistletoe, formal and Binaca made winter a blast -Bryan Schabel What do tantalizing tongues, luscious lips, multiple mash-mates and often saliva sicknesses all add up to? The solution is obvious ... the Mistletoe dance. To many, it was the ultimate school party, the big- gest date listed on the calendar, or the one thing that made the four years of high school rewarding. “Mistletoe is rockin, " senior Tony Potter said. “I've always had the desire to kiss multiple women, and the loose morals of this particu- lar dance let me do just that. " One question students were of- ten confronted with before the party was whether to go for quality or quantity. " | chose quantity without hesi- tation, sophomore Rachel Falton- son said. " | lost count after 42 kisses but it got kind of scary when certain people started chasing me for a kiss. " Although some did find a few of their requests a little frightening, most had non-biased lips and kissed about anyone. " At Mistletoe, no one cares who they kiss, " junior Steve Beaudry said. ‘It gave me a chance to mash with girls ۱ never thought | d get a chance to go out with. It's great! Even freshmen knew that Mis- tletoe was possibly their only chance to actually kiss upperclass- men. Some also knew that they had to seize the moment. “| wasn t scared to go up to any girls,’ freshman Alex Garn said. " This was Mistletoe ...! had noth- ing to lose! " Two weeks later came Winter Formal. It was the formal where the guys sat back and enjoyed an all-ex- pense paid evening. For the gals, however, it was a test of creativity. They had to ask the guys for a change, and the night belonged to them. " | really didn t know what to ex- pect, sophomore Pete Egeland said. " | thought the dance was bor- ing, but after dinner we went to Ruttles and had a candle-light des- sert. It was hysterical. ` Many couples chose to stay near home, and often actually at ‘ d Alo à جس‎ " V SB 0ب‎ NC ES ےیجیل‎ Nee, Ee. Wm E T e AM iat ET 7 انت‎ - یر لے‎ M دک ور‎ ی١‎ e s کا 000 وم ور سوا‎ d e ` qM Nu Vi n " - keng 7 p " M KKK ۳ vd. Wë: c Leer, ہے‎ S E ae کور‎ AM. home for their evening. Some girls cooked dinner for their dates and others entertained at home after the dance. " After the dance, we all wanted to just be comfortable, " senior Pam Westvold said. " We decided to go to one of our houses and relax. We ended up playing our own version of Pictionary and we all had loads of fun. " An additional advantage of the dance for many underclassmen was extended curfews. Some could stay out much later than a usual weekend night. " The dance was fun, but not ex- actly what | expected,’ freshman Kendal Holder said. ‘I did get to stay out until 1:00 though, and my date, (senior) Paul Flugrad, got to stay at my house until 5:15. December was always the most festive month for many students. With one formal dance to look for- ward to in addition to one extremely informal dance, it was tough for peo- ple to get serious. DEGREE ERR SEE Ss بے‎ Paton es, D E ریہ‎ TEN r: 7 ۲ " m ` By BD et E e Oy an A uM. 1 Ve ا ا ا اک ایام‎ le Me KÉ CITE EE ETS کا ا ال‎ ee 00 KC E E Cnt S RALIS. SI Nos Re. " rer Mia EM EM ©) aw " ` Weg MK te, a یں‎ NET ër, e E E, - ` : OP Le MPI ou رہد‎ UO ur Na CS Ne reet Qr vw 1 Ce Zë Kn Ce :7 E x تپ ...ےر یں‎ MEE, o0 TIN M NW " کر‎ d A: the most popular dance of the year, Mis- tletoe, senior Brett Linder and junior Jennie Pelz recover from a kiss. Student Council raised nearly $1000 from this particular dance. (Photo by Amanda Jones) PP using on corsages and boutonnieres was always an adventure. Sophomore Todd Hawbaker and junior Amy Jo Smith smile with relief . . . the tradition was successfully com- pleted. (Photo courtesy of Deb Smith) DID = سرع + نے‎ | -. یا‎ ee E: 2 i hen ZEN o = 6 v skateboarding because it gets my mind off way to break up a hectic -junior Chad Smith BE) Hobbies Student Life After Classes Creativity put excitement into everyday life -Kara Maehner As the the bell signified the end of the school day, students were faced with the decision of what to do be- sides “couch potatoing. " Rather than getting lost in a sea of after- noon talk shows, some utilized their time in more creative ways. senior Stephanie Wessman found that writing was a way to ex- press herself without being involved in a club or a sport. " If | can put my feelings down on paper as poetry; | can say exactly what | feel. | can express my emo- tions in that way, " Wessman said. Others got involved in their hob- bies purely for fun. " When my family and | went on va- cation to Pennsylvania, we saw some people kayaking down at a riv- er. | thought it looked fun so when | got back | learned how,’ junior Garth Dolphin said. Dolphin has been a dedicated member of the I.S.U. Kayaking Club for two years. Dedication was sometimes a re- quirement for a hobby. Sophomore Doing tricks, freshman Judd Reynoldson releases his tensions after a school day by riding his skateboard on the street in front of his house. (Photo by Jamie Watt) ES haring a hobby, freshman Summer Knudtson brushes her horse Che Che while her friend, freshman Maribeth Patterson, helps by feeding it. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) aa ee A Nr E‏ سس TES om E Se‏ کر شراب کا Missy Thomas danced 10 to 12 hours a week in preparation for The Nutcracker Ballet. " The week before Nutcracker we practiced from early evening until 11:30 p.m. every night. It was really stressful because | had no time to do any of my homework, Thomas said. Though some felt pressured by their hobbies, others did it because it was exciting and provided a break from daily stresses. " | like skateboarding because it gets my mind off school. It's a way to break up a hectic day,” junior Chad Smith said. Others participated in hobbies that were traditional, but with a new twist. " Instead of buying baseball cards for my collection, | play pool for oth- er cards. | like the risk factor in- volved in betting on a game,” soph- omore Nathan Koch said. To others, taking a risk meant jeopardizing their well-being. " You can never expect to ride a skateboard and not fall. I've sprain- 14 ed my ankles and I've gotter scraped up lots of times, " Smith said. ‘Sometimes | wear pads buf they wear out quick if you use them a lot, and it's expensive to buy new ones. Besides buying pads, skateboar- ders ended up spending up to $125 per board. Like skateboarding, some hobbies could end up یت‎ astronomical. " |ve taken ballet lessons ever? since | was in kindergarten. (ve gone through so many differenti pairs of shoes and leotards, I'd hate f | to add up how much my parents have spent, " Thomas said. | But besides the time and money? sacrificed for a hobby, many felt itl. ` was worthwhile. ` “You have to practice a lot to bell good, but when you get where you ٦ want to be you realize it was worth) | it, " Smith said. ` BA, a Wednesday afternoon, senior Kam) Archbold leads group of Cub Scouts through? a meeting. Each Wednesday afternoon Arch-] bold was a den mother. (Photo by Jamie Watt)? if ( a 0 Aker hunting pheasants for six years, Se- nior Brett Linder has developed a collection of guns. During hunting season, he makes sure they are ready for use. (Photo by Jamie Watt) A. avid fisherman, senior Dan Ketelsen re- searches a model of a lure on a Saturday af- ternoon. He had recently purchased the lure at an auction to add to his collection. (Photo by Jamie Watt) Hobbies Student Life H سح — ہے‎ - d x a ae pa K ۲ i A L y 4 حا‎ a - me fg Ener m À— ee " —‏ ےم N Ee JA eM.‏ تام P x‏ N ke Ta 3 Le ‏ a de Ki 4 L‏ ید S. Lum A V. E‏ Tees ace wo سے € ہہ سے‎ mmm m t— a ER À sg E L 0 À Lët, , D = Aen edt n de: à 2 M M H ہم‎ Dee S MG OEE a 2 mem NAP) Di e Za i a 7 wf 2 " P ani PE e —— : e Odd Jobs Student Life .- سے‎ mm T ہر ہے وڈ‎ mm I — ا‎ pum, Kéi Wie? Zeen CW ` 1 H 2 اس‎ | NI ۔‎ 4 ٦ Lë Odd Jobs Unusual jobs gave spice fo everyday work -Kim Carey Bugs, bagels, bicycles and bal- loons. For some students, these things represented jobs they could enjoy and a reliable source of funds for their weekends at the same time. Junior Garth Dolphin got his job at lowa State University studying in- sects for a project in his biology class. " Working at ISU, | don t have to do alot, " Dolphin said. “I sort and hatch mosquitoes. Its interesting and, believe it or not, | really enjoy it. Junior Andy Scott worked at Mi- chael's Cyclery and felt that the be- nefits and discounts, as well as the additional biking knowledge he learned were definite assets of his Job. " | ike to race and | do a lot with my bike so the discounts are very helpful, " Scott said. " It's a unique place to work because Michael has developed many talented racers across the U.S. l've learned a lot UM through and filing customers’ itin- eraries, senior Jenny Lang works at Sail Aweigh Travel Agency. (Photo by Chuck Be- volo) Wi training for her clerical job in the children's department at J.C. Penney, senior Tammy Scherr consults with her supervisor. (Photo by Quentin Crowner) about bike racing from him.” Some students found that the people they worked with and got to meet through their job added excite- ment to ordinary work. It also helped in preparing them for later life. " | work at Bagel Works in cam- pus town and I'm the only high school student that works there,’ ju- nior Heather Jesse said. ‘It's great — | like working with and meeting the college students. It's also taught me a lot about college life. " The nostalgic atmosphere of Ruttles 50's Grill brought waitress senior Jessica Gowdy more than just a bi-weekly pay check from her job. " Its kind of neat when older people come in and joke with me about how it used to be, " Gowdy said. ‘They re always telling me how the food should be cooked and what music we should play. ` Many students kept their future in mind and searched for jobs which related to their career goals. This of- ten helped them make the choice of mec. | ee 2 utu M c UD REA‏ میس " ms Ce? ba their future occupation. " Iove getting the experience of working at the Hair Cellar, " fresh- man Kelly Craig, who assists owner and cosmetologist Karen Christen- son, said. “I'd like to be a beautician some day. | honestly can't see my- self doing anything else. " senior Carrie Stidwell was of- ten found working at Balloon Bou- tique. Part of the job included deliv- ering balloons dressed as either a clown or gorilla and publicly singing " Happy Birthday’ to complete strangers. Her job provided a lot of fun experiences and interest- ing memories for her to look back on. " Most of the time the other per- son Is way more embarrassed than | am,” Stidwell said. ‘ ‘One time | had to deliver balloons to a topless danc- er; | was definitely more embarras- sed in that case! " Whether delivering balloons or baby mosquitoes, students found that unusual jobs paid off in more ways than one. y P 4. Qs Cé i — a . = T نہ‎ DES یت عو‎ ۔‎ ied وت ا سے‎ uda Qui a e " -i E " D سے سد‎ Most of the n time the other person s way = , a " LS mere Wf oc موم ات‎ D more embarras- sed than | am. One time | had tog deliver balloons to a topless dancer; | was definitely more embarrassed in that case. e 1]  e 8 mm ےہ‎ awe سی کہہے‎ D - - -senior Carrie Stidwell m " T! -— e o dud mi e rehme ey یی ا ی س سا لاا سے کے س کی سے لھ م د ا سے سے ا ےا کے‎ —— ee e . — - - 4 - ۸ r » E P 4 Á Le 5 d F = Te ۔ سے ھا‎ wf H د‎ mm gen سید اہ ا‎ fb ےم ہے‎ - e " m T n ig (07 m — p " — BA mong the Raisinettes and Goobers, junior Amy Hausman serves a Coke to a customer at the Mall Theaters. Three other AHS students worked there as well. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) A J-4 Rollaway, freshman Melanie Clapp prepares a hot dog in the snack bar. Clapp be- gan skating seven years ago. (Photo by Quentin Crowner) H 4 P " ws mpi '‏ سو لہ Y‏ اس۷ ptm O irod pi‏ س هص .2. | مدا صمو (ege V. P, LUN " a ` jf ae OS تی‎ o CoA e ۰ wap de dep, D l m pu سر‎ 22 رادت ` SEN Gr. e Za e 1 , a A a - pte 1 bi A Ki vy, m AE s = ee e — À MÀ oe ee ee i —— i ee mms ew سی‎ " Vua mm ےج‎ Re Y مہم‎ KS e ۰ U D a aes, CF re K d وت‎ EE و‎ " D erger m d vs LIT LM a Y - r P LO AES z E LY s 7 7ے ہے a‏ vi e fy PJ " m » wre سی وی im‏ 7ل D Working as a cook at Mama Capone's, ju- nior Eric Ziebold serves up some spaghetti as he prepares an Italian feast. (Photo by Quentin Crowner) Odd Jobs Student Life er : و‎ play pick- up ۸0م‎ games at State and Beyer to take off some of the extra weight. There's really no way | improve, but it's good for the off . ںی‎ 8 d E Tv " ge WII EN ° H D گی‎ Oe « An “4 Ke zé: 5 e, Ki CM یں‎ A پر‎ seasol l. ps Pet eS ro Ea E 2 " Led A ere LAAN SAS tee E e o MX Ae a f ri ? B -junior fett Dale d 1 | T | | | GE سک س‎ -Bryan Schabel sure a school sport could be great for the ol’ bod . . . but often stu- dents weren't interested in the sports the school offered, or being seen in shorts and t-shirts. These people chose recreational activities away from the school's teams to tighten their buns or just for fun. “I've been ice skating since | was seven years old, " senior Annie Weltha said. “I go with my friends — its good exercise and a great way to meet guys. " Aerobics was also a common weapon against excess bodily di- mensions. Students who chose to do this either joined a local fitness club or went home to bounce around in front of their tube. " At home, | can exercise pri- vately to my aerobics tapes or to a television show that might be on ESPN,’ sophomore Missy Thomas said. “It gets off the excess flab on my arms, inner thighs; it's great for the stomach and it's fun!’ Some sports weren't offered by the schools athletic department. Maria arts were activities many students participated in. Sophomore Nicole Praty took Tai-Kwon-Do lessons at The Ames Racquet Club. (Photo by Jayna Jarnagin) De Skiing was a more tradi- tional workout for students. Freshmen Jamie Lang and Matt Thomas skied around Lang's seciuded home. (Photo by Jamie Watt) (24) Fitness Student Life Those interested in these had to find their own way to strut their stuff. “I bowl every Saturday morning in a league, senior Jason Bauge said. 'It's good practice for the tour- naments | enter. My greatest finish was in the Mother-Son National Tournament — we took 14th.” A lot of students got together with some of their friends and played games on their own time non-competitively. " We played softball all summer long at 4:00 every Sunday,” senior Ben Klaas said. " None of us really had much to do, so we always had a good turn-out. It was a lot of fun because we played on a little league field which translated into a lot of home runs. Often athletes didn't end their season when the school team s sea- son had ended. They continued to play with friends on their own team, or work out at the gym by them- selves for their sport. " | lift for volleyball and basket- ball. Im not quite as wimpy on the court now,” freshman Megan Miller Said. " | dont do it for the guys Jumping Around Many students got physical on their own fime though — they usually don't like girls who are stronger than they are. " Some tried to improve their ap: pearance, as well as their game, by working outside of the season. ` " | play pick-up basketball games at State and Beyer to take off some of my extra weight, " junior Jeff Dale said. " There's really ng way l improve, but it is good for the off season. " | AAU (Amateur Athletic Union)? teams also provided ways to im-$ prove individual playing and team-$ work. “AAU basketball helps my yS game a lot, " freshman Mark Mem an said. " The school team's top 1331 go around the state and play tourna: j ments. It's great for our teamwork. " Whether school related or not, many students took action in gettinc their bodies fit — Ames High, in re- sult, had a great student body. |. the weight room, senior Kartik Athreya works out for any power-lifting competitions he might enter around the state. (Photo by Jayna Jarnagin) = ۲ 2 pP 2 x D , 6 adeb lb دھ‎ Qe مہات دم جو‎ Riding his mountain bike in the winter was Aerobics in the privacy of home was Junior a favorite pastime for senior Pat Connolly. He Jessica Miller's answer to fitness. Many stu- practiced year round for summer races. dents kept in shape to their own personal (Photo by Jayna Jarnagin) beat. (Photo by Jayna Jarnagin) Fitness Student Life " UU لے‎ EN LECHE ا‎ کہ سے تج جس ج۔ WM pS wer — — P 4 bu NNLLA A ee نت‎ NU Grinning nervously, sophomore Kim Olde- | | hoeft takes center stage in ‘Keepin’ You Mov- EC OU MR in!’ The dance was produced by one of the ee four junior choreographers, Tracy Rogers. SL bo 7 EE | | ۱ | (Photo by Doug Adams) | I (Lt p E Rr AE ! | | | | Bang glasses atop her head, Martha Trujeque dances the 'Jarana, a dance native to the Yucatan. Trujeque was a part-time stu- dent from Mexico who assisted with Spanish classes. (Photo by Doug Adams) pcm the show with her own moves, choreographer Ann Basart demonstrates an attitude jump. The dance, 'Give Us A Hand, was choreographed to music by R.E.M. (Photo by Doug Adams) سے e - — w Oo — IÓ—NqÓÀ‏ س A ————ÓMÀ‏ ہے Stacy Morford Months before the dance show anic began, choreographers were ZEElaving away on dance designs. ven after their dances were per- حم " ‎ the tension of practices began Bnd revisions became a common ` practice. ئ۲۲‎ “A lot of things | made up that 3 thought were easy were confusing fo teach to my dancers, so | made 6 lot of revisions during practices. e had to put in a lot of extra time, specially when it came to learning he quick steps,” senior choreogra- Eher Ann Basart said. Dance ch oreographers were llbften portrayed as impatient and de- manding. But in Terpsichore, cho- Sreographers also took the roles of a Fellow dancer and friend. " We had a lot of fun with our Hance. There were only five people bain it so we helped each other and `` ٥0ا٥‎ laugh over mistakes, " fresh- aman Anjie Gupta said. Many dancers had taken les- Bons together for years, and Terpsi- —Ehore seemed like just another re- 331 ra cital. To them, the unusual dances were more appealing. “Cheryl (Kaplan's) dance wasn t quite as jazzy as the others, it was slower and just flowed with the music. | could really get into the moves and | liked it a lot,” freshman Neena Paul said. Learning the dances was sim- ple for those who had been subjec- ted to weekly ballet and jazz clas- ses. But newcomers to dance found they had to struggle. " | took two years of modern dance at school, but | still had some problems. | worked with Craig (Neal) during my free periods before the show to get my moves up to per- formance level,” senior Jeff Sturges Said. Once tryouts were over, those dancers who were chosen were as- Sured a spot in the show. A few re- turning dancers unable to attend tryouts were also put into the show, but they still had to prove them- selves in practice. " | was really nervous about get- ting into the show. | was on crutches when they had tryouts, so Mrs. 2 D | ۱ ] A | WË: | i A LI e H - Bee CH » P i v à LJ H 4 ! A V ' 1 Du " l| a d Í » ef | 1 P d N C ۶ » 13 ۸ 1 " Í L4 4 4 » d s: " v » || m M WI . H p ta j " e 2 Dancers were plagued with fears (Mary) Kautzky put me in on a trial basis. | could have easily been kick- ed out, junior Mignon Iber said. Many fears arose beyond just getting in to the dance. One common fear was 'unitard-i-phobia . " | used to think that | wouldn't be caught dead in a unitard. They are so explicit and the first three rows are always filled with guys and photographers, junior Allison Hor- ner said. But terror of tight-fitting uni- tards and fears of staying in the show were often upstaged by the horror of stage fright. “The night before the show | could hardly sleep. | kept going over the dance in my head again and again and thinking ‘What if | screw up?' " sophomore Nikki McCubbin Said. As the show developed from choreographing to opening night, tension built. But to the dancers, the weeks of frustration and the three nights of frenzy were worth the ex- perience. forming Deb Smith's dance, ‘“Danzan Solas,” junior and choreographer Sara Git- chell slides toward the floor in a dramatic Sweep, portraying a woman's sorrow for her missing son. (Photo by Doug Adams) Drowing some shoulder flesh, senior cho- reographers Cheryl Kaplan and Jenny Lang take it all off (well almost!) in the choreogra- phers' strip tease. (Photo by Jamie Watt) | kept going over the dance in my head again and again and thinking what if | screw up?’ -sophomore Nikki McCubbin Terpsichore Student Life دا = — essed Up some never took the time to clear away the clutter -Heather Jesse " Not until you clean your room! " This was a threat that stu- dents didn't like to hear. But after searching their rooms just to find a ringing telephone and discovering an ancient bowl of Cheerios, some students had to admit they lived the life of a slob. Slobs were found throughout the school, from the lunchroom to the classroom. You could spot a slob by the papers sliding out of their torn folders or the remains of lunch on their faces. " | guess | love food so much | really eat fast and get it all over my face, " senior Allison Bundy said. Slobs were also easy to detect by their jarred lockers with coats and math assignments hanging out. " Mylocker is a mess. | leave pa- pers in there and forget to put books on the shelves and | often have sev- eral coats or P.E. clothes in there be- cause | tend to forget about them, " freshman Peter Loutzenhiser said. While some students’ lockers resembled a pig sty, other students bedrooms were common for many teenagers. After pushing the clutter aside, freshman Jason Burris lies do wn on his bed to do his homework. (Photo by Jayna Jarnag- in) 66 love watching slobs chow on their food, Slopped everything into the back seat of their car. I'm too lazy to clean my car. It's never even been to a car wash. | al- ways throw things in there and wherever it lands it stays — every- thing just piles up, " senior John Niyo said. Things also tended to pile up at home. Students’ bedrooms often had heaps of dirty clothes and evi- dence of missed dunk shots by the waste basket. " | don't feel comfortable in a place that is totally neat. I'm afraid lII mess it up. In my room | can just throw things on the floor or under the bed, " junior Rob Armstrong said. For other students, flinging a coat on the floor rather than hanging it in the closet was a way to escape from perfection. " | often leave my room a little messy because ۱ figure if | have to be perfect in every other way, like at school, | can come home to my room and loosen up, sophomore Sa- mantha Shearer said. However, the ‘non-slobs’ wrin- zi E . rz d j WR TA ۱ Au? Lige AD fo ef oT om E — kled their noses in disgust when en- countering a messy situation. These perfectionists had to have every little trinket in its proper place. " I can't tolerate slobs. | have to have everything neat and tidy. | even clean up my friends’ bedrooms,” ju- nior Tonja Morken said. Yet many students tolerated slobs as long as they didn't invade their space. " If | don't live there (in a mess); no problem, as long as it's not a seri- ous public health problem, " senior Jeff Berryhill said. But sometimes slobs did create health hazards. ‘| was trying to find a bare place to step in my room, but | miscalcula- ted. | caught my foot in a crate and took a big chunk out of my big toe,” junior Teri Pipitone said. Not all slobs went to the ex- treme of causing personal injury, but for many the threat of a locker clean- out was a nightmare. After all, who knew what they might find lurking at the bottom? — سس ہے ہے ےہ ہے مسر پچ P w E " (v à‏ x e AE ری‎ Mr o 3 کی“‎ a! i woe | ar y H T. CK M |LEEENI ) | don't feel comfortable in a place that is totally neat. I'm afraid I'll mess it up. In my room | can just throw things | on the floor or under the bed. -junior Rob Armstror because they shovel it in so fast they don't | even stop to take a breath,” junior Craig Bar- num said as he watched junior Chris Kennedy eat. (Photo by Jayna Jarnagin) | Dome students had to be very strategic when opening their lockers to prevent an ava- lanche of books. Sophomore Jeff Brown carefully hunts for his folder in his overflow- ing locker. (Photo by Jayna Jarnagin) Wren students cleaned their rooms they often pitched things into the closet or under the bed. Looking for a favorite shirt, junior Jessica Miller rummages through her crammed closet. (Photo by Jayna Jarnagin) 2 E " AE OES 1 کاو‎ ۱ WA searching through his car, senior John Okiishi discovers things he had been missing for a long time. (Photo by Jayna Jar- nagin) Slobs Student Life SOIN DURES erm FX. ETE سک ۲ = ۔ —- - سے deg سے ےت‎ f x - - Z E " . 3 vo 7 1 e Le. p et K? 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Sais ‘tt 1 ine ZG 81 A set = سے‎ — ee Tw LA igs 5 EE st 33 ER m La 1 i! ٤ giS CU T - t Lé 5 t H " " D g E ہپ ہے‎ e mg, mg س‎ Rm e im Carey In a theatre production there 5ا‎ lways someone behind the scenes Mesponsible for everything and ev- ryone. This person is the director. Every two years the Ames High rama Department puts on a musil- " al. This year's choice was “Damn apkees " ` performed April 27-29. It sa story about a man who is a fan if the Washington Senator s base- ball team. He sells his soul to the evil in order to become a long ball hitter for the team. What made this musical differ- nt was that the it was co-directed. he task was shared by drama dli- ector Wayne Hansen and choral di- Sector Gary Schwartzhoff. “| think we need a musical in the 5 ۲٥۵۱ system. It exposes students 2l a body of literature that they oth- wise would not be exposed ,ہا‎ Junior Dave Andre, sophomore Monty aidley and juniors Rob Umbaugh and Dan linderson play members of the Washington jenators baseball team in the musical Damn Yankees. " (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) ew Direction spring productions exemplified variety and expertise Schwartzhoff said. ‘(In co-directing) we re able to pull on the strengths of both the music and drama depart- ments. This enables us to work indi- vidually with the actors and focus in on certain aspects. " Freshman Sandra Deluca played the part of Lola, the assistant to the devil. Deluca felt that having two directors rather than one added pressure to a difficult role. " It's like no other role l've ever played before, unique and difficult, Deluca said. “It (having two direc- tors) added a lot of stress because either you re a drama member or a choral member. Im both and be- cause of that they each had different expectations of me ` The senior-directed One-Acts were performed February 15-18. Three acts were performed Wednesday and Friday nights and three different acts were performed Thursday and Saturday nights. They were: " The Richest Girl in the World Finds Happiness, directed by Mi- chael Kavanagh; " Me Too, Then, directed by Cheryl Kaplan; " Limbo, " directed by Patrick Marley; " Love is a Hot Fudge Sundae,’ directed by Craig Neal; “A Game of Chess,” di- rected by Jason Volmer; and “She Married Well, " directed by Toni Jackson. “It's great to be able to give in- structions and to be in charge of ev- erything, Kaplan said. “Hank's (Hanson) knowledge is beyond compare, but being able to do some- thing on your own is just a great feel- ing. A director can say, ‘This is the way | see it, the way | interpret it. ` Having a student director creat- ed a much different atmosphere for members of the One-Acts. " Being directed by a senior 5ا‎ very different. There may be some conflicts, but once you learn to get along it's more of a one-on-one kind of thing,’ sophomore Catherine Woodman said. “Its more relaxed and there's a lot more freedom in- volved. ` Having two directors instead of one and student directors instead of adults not only made spring produc- tions fun, it also helped make them successful. 7 the One-Act “She Married ۶۴ by senior Toni Jackson, senior Whitney OI- son poses as a maid to impress her mother s visiting friend who is an old rival from her col- lege days. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) Gr Pk is really hard to do because when you're an actor you can blame the direc- tors for everything, " senior Noah Zaring said. Zaring was in the One-Act " She Married Well (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) It's great to be able to give instructions and to be in charge of everything. Hank's (Han- son) knowledge is beyond com- pare, but being able to do | something on | your own is just a great feeling -senior Cheryl Kaplan MEL LL LLL LLL mmm ` rm mmm | ia ہے سک ےپ س ل سو‎ n————————————————————— MÀ — After (ve seen a (James Bond) movie, I'll try S lines frien ome of his on my ds just to see if they recog- nize who it came from. ` -senior Matt Booth | ion wall. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) ex 32 ) Idols Student Life -Sarah Post Whether it's their steamy good looks, outstanding athletic ability or their versatile singing voice; idols symbolized the perfect lifestyle to many students. " An idol is someone you would want to be reincarnated as,’ senior Matt Booth said. Hoping to pattern their lives af- ter their idols, many students showed their adoration in different ways. " About a year and a half ago, | started to watch Andre Agassi be- cause he's a good tennis player, sophomore Tod Berkey said. ' try to be pleasant on the court to model his attitude. Many students attempted to mimic their idol's personality. and idiosynchrasies. " After l've seen a (James Bond) movie I'll try some of his lines on my friends just to see if they recognize who it came from,’ Booth said. Although some students chose to clone their idols, others simply observed their way of life. During one of her flying lessons, senior Christa Holden prepares her plane with a pre- flight routine. Holden wanted to become a pi- lot, much like her idol, Amelia Earhart. (Photo by Jennifer Holden) ES through one of the latest fashion magazines, junior Toni Jackson looks for new fashions by Christian Dior. Jackson wanted to add more Dior designs to her fash- erfect Lives Students modeled lives after athletes and stars " Marilyn Monroe was the best actress. She looked so innocent and gave strength to all her characters, junior Darice Brinkman said. Or some students simply ad- mired their physical appearance. " | like Sylvester Stallone be- cause he's cool and he's muscular, freshman Andy Hagen said. Other students found different ways to idolize their heroes. " | have so many posters of James Hatfield (of Metallica) that you can't see my walls anymore, " sophomore Matt Hill said. While some plastered their walls, other students brought a re- minder of their idol to school. " | have a big poster of Johnny Depp in my locker, junior Jenny C hen said. “I like the way his hair hangs over his eyes; it's so sheik.” Some idols not only found their way onto students lockers and bed- room walls, but also into their cars. " Guns-n-Roses helps me to re- lax when I'm in my car. | like to turn it up real loud, lean back and enjoy driving, " sophomore Dave Jurgens said. — " T E r 7 E Whether it was the glamour a glitz of stardom or the wealth the was associated with these perfeg lives, students often dreamt of meet ing their idols in person. " If | could meet Bob Marley r ask him for his autograph, senigi John Niyo said, " because he's m hero and he's the greatest T: singer in the world. Other students thought the would be interested in finding d how their idols became a successi " | would ask him (Agassi) why he chose tennis instead of another sport, " Berkey said. But some students felt that they} J would rather have their idols show} them first hand how they became s@ successful. q | | | | ‘I'd probably ask him (Jack Cust bel of East Rutherford) to show mé S how to be as good of wrestler,” Jus nior Scott Sams said. | Whatever combination of tas lents their idols possessed, stuf dents looked to them as role models for the future. ID earchinc through his baseball card col- lection, sophomore Mike Corones tries to find an empty space to put another card of his idol, JR San Francisco Giant's Will Clark. (Photo by | Chuck Bevolo) | A. avid fan of Miami Dolphin's quarter- back Dan Marino, senior Ashraf Gabal wears his favorite hat and takes some time during his free periods to read about his idol. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) F. » , , £. 7 «ut “ABS « " ZZ, l emm ( m TE i. H ying to choose her favorite photo of her idol, Princess Diana, freshman Amy Leeman searches through one of her Lady Di photo albums filled with articles and photos. (Photo 4 by Chuck Bevolo) » Idols Student Life prem Helping Hands Students shared their time and talents -Shelley Countryman Whether lending a helping hand in extra-curricular activities or in classrooms, many students were working for brownie points in the best tradition of the scouts. Instead of earning merit badges, they were building new friendships and strengthening old ones. " Being a new student this year, lunch was like the scariest thing to me. | started sitting with (seniors) Kim Konechne and Danny O Berry because they made me feel comfort- able. Then we just began doing things outside of school and our friendship got stronger, senior Kristi Coffey said. Besides helping each other feel accepted, students learned a lot from each other. " My friend (freshman) Erika Helmuth took the time to teach me to ice skate. It was pretty cool be- cause l'd never tried to do it before, ` freshman Jeanne Pugh said. Learning course work wasn't always easy, either. Sometimes it was made less aggravating when a classmate was called on to explain R pU RK 7 e . 1 ` WË p 1 0 —— " e d. relieve tensions during the school day, sophomores Len Keitner and Dan Wilson take the time to eat lunch together and talk about what they ve been doing. (Photo by Doug Adams) E rios to welcome senior Katie Stever- mer home from Spain, senior Susan Owen blows up balloons and decorates her friend's bedroom with streamers and an American flag. (Photo by Janet Rorholm) It. " If (sophomore) Dyan Millsaps or | have a problem with a geometry assignment, we call each other on the phone or get together during study hall. | can ask more questions then that | might feel stupid asking a teacher, sophomore Florann Ramsey said. Another way students helped each other was through the Peer Helping program. “In Peer Helping, we try to get people to help themselves by dis- cussing the pros andcons of a situa- tion. We act as a mirror,’ sopho- more Dawn Cadwell said. Besides sharing their time and talents, students also shared their possessions. “When | have a car, dont mind giving my friends rides. They give me rides all the time when | need them, and | greatly appreciate their kindness, junior Eric Brant said. Injured students on crutches especially appreciated the efforts of their classmates. " | had knee surgery recently for an injury that occurred during foot- ball and got worse during wrestling Season. My friends opened up doors for me and helped me get to classes by carrying my books. It made me feel good to know they were concerned about me,” sopho- more Jason Holdredge said. Many students found other ways to help someone through an athletic season. “During wrestling season, | gave (freshman) Del Keigley a bunch of food that he didn't like, like raisins instead of cookies, so he wouldn't gain weight, " freshman Andy Hagen Said. But birthdays were one of the most popular times for friends to show they cared and helped make them very unforgettable. " For (junior) Beth Eitter's birth- day, some friends and | put a small cake in her locker. When she came to school, we surprised her and pre- sented her with gifts, " junior Tricia McPeak said. In class and out of class, stu- dents were working together to make the year fun, and earning their brownie points with honors. | | had knee surgery recently | for an injury ... : My friends opened up doors for me and P helped me get to class by carrying my books. f -sophomorg) - Jason Holdredgt | | | | | 1 Assisting junior Frank Genalo to his next class, junior Kirk Foote steers his wheelchair carefully through the hall. Foote was one of many students willing to help Genalo. (Photo by Doug Adams) Botween classes, junior Amy Morrison helps out junior Diane Dubansky by carrying a stack of books and folders for her. Duban- sky was injured during a track meet early in the season. (Photo by Doug Adams) wearer: i - e v Wit " - NEM he 8 H —--— ———L M (€ P وہہ‎ WU AO D Em. ہے سس وس ہک کر رر LII‏ CEFF‏ سے و py‏ — ا ہے DS‏ sw‏ دک 5 I à S i 03 K ` , x E ۸ ux | e J i أ‎ A $ | 239 ۱ 3 Ha | = ۱ 4 i Ge j » uS ex Lë CL Led Kë | m d p " n LS be Ka kA Ku Ki Vë 7 Dharinc ideas for their three-dimensional art class, freshmen Lisa Millen and Holly An- derson discuss sketches for pieces of jewelry they will create. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) rig EEN P IS hd ex 2 H ry vum Doing Unto Others Student Life n October, rescue crews worked to save two California gray whales trapped in Alaskan ice. It became an international effort as news media from around the world converged on Barrow, Alaska, to cover the successful res- cue. (Photo by AP) ہے ہو ee ee‏ — ےس ےچ ہے صصح — ` سے — Ee: fires spread throughout the west- ern part of the country in the summer of 1988, destroying millions of acres of national park- land including Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. (Photo by AP) - سے ہس ہے ہے‎ ee ——— — د‎ — —— ` ur — —— کم‎ LN ond P " CUPS RR Ue S wea مد کات‎ F aT 1 k ٤ IE: l | September 17. Opening cere- Monies began for the 16-day 24th Bummer Olympics in Seoul, South Borea, with almost 100,000 specta- rs. It was the culmination of seven Wars preparation and over $3 bil- libn, with 160 nations who sent a re- Erd 9,600 athletes. November 3. Talk-show host seraldo Rivera got a chair thrown at mis nose as white supremacists Slashed with black activists on his show, an example of what f Newsweek” magazine called Trash TV.” : November 8. President Ronald meagan said goodbye as George ush was elected president with 226 electoral votes to the Democrat- presidential candidate Michael lukakis 112 votes. Bush achieved 154-46 percent victory in the popu- Bos 16, two days before accepting the »publican nomination for the presidency, f ce-President George Bush chose Indiana ۲۰۷ ۱3٠٥۲ Dan Quayle as his running mate, ising concern about Quayle's presidential f tential. (Photo by AP) National News Bush, NASA, " trash TV' made it a " whale' of a year lar vote. December 7. A Soviet earth- quake, measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale, struck in Armenia, an area of the Soviet Union near the Turkish border. The disaster cut short Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's visit to New York, and initial reports placed the death toll at tens of thousands, with the possibility of thousands of trapped survivors. December 21. Tragedy struck Pan American Flight 103 as the Boeing 747 jumbo jet, bound for New York from London, broke apart and crashed to the Scottish country- side at Lockerbie. Circumstantial ev- idence suggested it was a terrorist's bomb that killed all 244 passengers and 15 crew members aboard and at least 11 Scottish villagers. Among those killed were 35 students from Syracuse University in New York. January 20. George Herbert Walker Bush was inaugurated as the 41st president of the United States at 12:03 p.m., and was given the oath of office by Chief Justice Wil- liam H. Rehnquist. Minutes earlier, J. Danforth Quayle was sworn in as vice-president by Associate Justice sandra Day O Connor. In his inau- gural address, Bush called on Am- ericans “to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world.” February 14. The Ayatollah Khomeini denounced Indian-born British author Salman Rushdie's book, “The Satanic Verses,” as blasphemous to Islam and ordered a price to be placed on Rushdie's head. March 24. The largest tanker oil spill in U.S. history occurred when the Exxon Valdez, loaded with 1,260,000 barrels of crude oil, ran aground on Bligh Reef in the Gulf of Alaska's Prince William Sound. Within two weeks, the spill had ex- tended over an area of 2,600 square miles, and great environmental dam- age had occurred. April 26. Lucille Ball, the " queen of television comedy, died after un- dergoing emergency heart surgery in California s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Millions were fans of the ‘‘I Love Lucy’ star, who was 77. H, Los Angeles Dodgers captured their sixth World Series title in October with a 5-2 victory over the Oakland A's in the fifth game of the series. (Photo by AP) By 01 29, America blasted back into space for the first time since the Challenger tragedy on January 28, 1988, with the suc- cessful launch of the Discovery Shuttle. (Photo by AP) Sensation- alism was a big part of news this year. The media focused on people rath- er than issues. -sophomore Rachel Stansbery National News Student cC MG J he 1989 prom queen, senior Jessica Gowdy, receives a hug from senior Toni Jack- son as she is crowned and given a bouquet of roses. The prom king was senior Rodney Harl. (Photo by Amanda Jones) E | T aking time to enjoy the night air, senior Jason Martin and his date, sophomore Amy Slater, relax on the terrace at Scheman. Stu- dents were able to be outdoors if they wished. (Photo by Amanda Jones) mm =o — DO e " e TE NA NN . ۰ M SENSE We ` - N ۸۰ ند‎ S AN $ qe ` X KÉ 0 یں مو او e A x ‏ - AS s ۱ نہ‎ SENT AR dg E VORNE CEET EE SN D NA ` NS ۵ 1 ` » Ka a D AS . ` ` ah WR TA Ax ADN f 3 Y d Y DNA “ee. A3 7 ue E SEH = oor meee ep DV rh E: 5 e UR BCC " Nue " . wm E, Cama y mm کٹ‎ ےہ‎ ت یبن چن SIN‏ weit‏ ` Wee, s + Ee” X حم‎ R n ms a بین‎ EE ۲ , $ r Sy P s 7 y e 4 $ dei ZE E 41 S ug x n d O ften times many students chose to bring a date from another town or possibly even an- other state. Senior Mike Toomsen dances with his date from Minnesota at Prom, held May 13. (Photo by Amanda Jones) mace - »‏ کا رس GZ? KE‏ ہے و 3 Kim Carey The junior-senior prom is a big levent in the lives of many students. Vhether it means buying the perfect dress or renting the right color of imousine, Prom is something stu- dents often prepare for for weeks and weeks. | Despite endless preparation, some students found that Prom ight, May 13, was filled with a vari- ty of mishaps. | " My date called me three days before Prom and said that he didn't ant to go because if we were going to be ‘just friends he didnt want to vaste his money,” senior Jenni ang said. “My friends all wanted lime to go with them and their dates. ۳ figured that since | didn't go last year and | already had my dress, which | couldn't return, | should go. Î went to Prom and After-Prom with a friend and her date and it was a lot bf fun. " Preparing themselves for this Dig event was very important to some students and many had no lim- its to what they would do to look just perfect. A few students even found themselves driving to Des Moines in order to get their hair styled. “A friend and | went to Des Moines to get our hair done. The guy at the hair salon like totally ratted and teased my hair, so | ran home and washed it out, junior Amanda Jones said. “It took me at least half an hour to comb all the knots out.” While attempting to prepare themselves and make sure they looked perfect, students often found themselves rushing to get ready. " About half an hour before my date was supposed to pick me up | was shaving my legs and | cut them terribly. The cuts were even bleed- ing through my hose, " senior Me- la nie Fiddelke said. " Eventually the cuts stopped bleeding though and everything was OK. " Dinner was often a big part of the evening and although some stu- any Misnaps Prom night problems didn't always add up to disaster dents tried to be creative with inno- vative dinner plans it didn't always work out. “Even though | told my date that | didn't like oriental food too well she took me to Shogun in Des Moines for dinner. | absolutely hated it and didn't eat anything, so we stopped at Burger King on our way to Prom and | got a cheeseburger and a strawberry shake, sophomore Brian Carver said. Although some students found Prom night filled with occasional mishaps, they were often quite mi- nor and the night usually turned out a SUCCESS. " People always want every- thing to be absolutely perfect on Prom night, so when something little happens it usually gets blown out of proportion,’ senior Tammy Scherr said. “In the end though, the prob- lems are forgotten and the night al- ways turns out great. A t the after-prom party, junior Julie Han- son helps herself to part of a giant submarine sandwich. The after-prom party was held in the North Grand Mall from 12:30 to 3:00 a.m. (Photo by Amanda Jones) A mes High graduate Robb Vallier inter- views seniors Mindy Woodworth and Chad Gibson at Scheman for a college course he is taking. Vallier created a video tape of Prom. (Photo by Amanda Jones) T She took me to Shogun in Des Moines for dinner. | abso- lutely hated it and didn t eat any- thing, SO we stopped at Burger King on the way to Prom and | gota cheeseburger and a strawberry shake. -sophomore Brian Carver Prom Student Life o Denicr Dan Jolly jammed with his band SS “Food” at the '89 Jam, February 4. Other Ss bands that played were the Skanktones and 5 Outrage. The proceeds went for the Junior | Senior Prom. (Photo by Doug Adams) f Penarming Whitney Houston's song “One Moment in Time, " senior Toni Jackson sings at the assembly held January 37 in remem- brance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Photo by Jayna Jarnagin) ae À — KV earinc a leather and wool Suit, a bolero hat and a coyote jacket from Petra Furs, art teacher Susie Petra models her outfit at the Style Show January 19. (Photo by C ٦ 0) - ©) = = ke School Events Student Life چس — سے M‏ پسےھو iv A " - m = n—— — MÀ —— (Y p M —À —— E —— —R—— ee M — —— " u——— " B —À X — " M MÀ‏ Ki fe ٠ M‏ AME y 3 A Ze i Ka " T vi Ha ` r 1 g d l S ET qo: osse gom a en ۰ھ‎ SS ۸ ° A e Nie, ہف پر نس‎ ٣ Y E To KE ٠ d SS " NONO tet Å i ve feas: DS OC NOU qa - A So often à A LJ D " Ee POS -— y A v , | " w , D n a " , P1 4 ` d " " n b ` , x D fi M ! ۱ 4 . - x y M we just hear statistics. | | John Cru- dele's speech a) gave us a first hand account | of what life | can be. He made us feel | that we're not the only ones 7 | going through teen prob- lems. N -sophomore Nupur Ghoshal Chool Events ı School events altered daily schedules, broke monotony -Craig Neal June. Seven students accom- panied by science teachers Jack Troeger, Ron Bredeson and Mary Buck went on a geology trip to the Rocky Mountains. The group trav- eled throughout national parks in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and South Dakota. Yellowstone Park and the Grand Tetons were just a few of the places visited. August 3-5. Over 300 kids from Story County participated in the lowa Games, an event sponsored by the Olympic Games committee. The competition gave many students a chance to compete on a state level. Some of the sports Ames High stu- dents were involved in were tennis and volleyball. September 26-30. For the first time in Homecoming history, Ames High went without a bonfire. Accord- ing to the Ames Fire Department, the Ames Municipal Code did not allow open burning for high school or col- lege ceremonies. And because the dance was changed to after the game, a number of students made other plans to celebrate the 14-7 vic- tory over DM Hoover. November 10. Through the support of teachers, parent volun- teers and over 60 facilitators, Posi- tive Life Choice Day was made pos- sible. A day was set aside for speak- ers to talk with students on subjects such as suicide, drugs, sexuality and money management. November 20-21. Thirteen Terpsichore choreographers went to an elementary school in Perry, lowa to teach students their dances. Senior Cheryl Kaplan and juniors Gabi Kupfer and Sarah Gitchell gave presentations about their Jewish faith and culture, while Martha Tru- jeque, a native of Yucatan, Mexico, discussed her culture. February 2-3. Western Civiliza- tion and art students toured the Art Institute of Chicago and saw the Sears Tower. This was the first time such an event was planned between departments. April 11. Airbands marked Wel- fare Week with controversial over- 1 z : = . e d " n e ۸ d P St F ) | 7 ZE, Y , F ` 4 1 n M . پے‎ Ai » INI PP. eos X, wem de Doug Adams) m " School Events Student Lite(41] tones. Participants in one act were suspended because their act was deemed sexually offensive by the administration and another group's members were reprimanded be- cause some considered their act ra- cially offensive. Despite the contro- versy, $2500 was raised during the week which was donated to Youth and Shelter Services and Special Olympics. May 12. The Key Club spon- sored a luau in the courtyard featur- ing Outrage to raise money for the Tom Jorgensen fund. This was just one of many fundraisers held to help cover the Jorgensen family's medi- cal expenses after his liver trans- plant. Over $25,000 was raised through donations and fundraisers. May 25-27. Special Olympics, a function for mentally and physically disabled students took place at Cap Timm Field on the ISU campus. Twenty-two Ames High students competed in the swimming and track events. A. the Key Club sponsored luau May 12, sen- iors Pam Westvold, Mindy Woodworth and John Montgomery jam to Outrage. Luau proceeds went to the Tom Jorgensen fund. (Photo by Sar- ah Post) Nationally recognized speaker John Crudele tugs on sophomore Fred Hoiberg. February 17 the Ames High graduate encouraged students to make wise choices in their lives. (Photo by p Was SO re- when 1 fi- lieved nally got my di- ploma now | because feel like I'm officially out of high S 42 chool! -senior Kim Kach Student Life Becoming Alumni Seniors bid farewell and looked to the future -Shelley Countryman Dates are an important part of every high school student's life, but for the graduating class of 1989, May 24 was the most important one of the year. That evening at 8:00 the air in Hilton Coliseum began to tingle with anticipation as 327 students prepared to receive their diplomas. " Allison Bundy and | practiced a lot before we gave the class ad- dress at graduation, but we were still a little nervous. Once | got to the po- dium | had a sense of power, senior Josh Littrell said. Following the class address was a slide presentation given by Ames Board of Education president Carolyn Jons that traced the activi- ties of the senior class as small chil- dren to young adults. " Other than getting my diploma, the slide show was the best part. There were pictures of us in grade school and junior high that were fun to see again, senior Jeff Moravetz sald. Cameras flashed as the class celebrated that pA but the celeb- ۲ eceiving an enthusiastic hug from senior Todd Boehlje, German teacher Betty Furr helps him celebrate at his graduation open house held at his home. (Photo courtesy of Todd Boehlje) A nxiously awaiting the wallyball serve, this team was one of many w ho participated in the activities at the graduation party held at the Ames Racquet and Fitness Club. (Photo by Quentin Crowner) rations had actually begun much earlier with graduation parties. " At our party we had posters and books for people to sign little messages and their names on. It showed how many friends | had made in high school and who wanted to keep in touch with me when | was away at college, " senior Bev Hhoades said. Although some graduation par- ties were held in unique locations like Zazoo ll or Inis Grove Park, many students opted for a simple re- ception at their homes. " | wanted to have an open house because it's traditional, and so | could talk with my friends and family about my graduation and fu- ture plans, senior Hope Hathaway said. The senior picnic at the Ames Golf and Country Club on May 22 was another important date for sen- iors to remember because it was the last chance they had to be together as a whole group before they gradu- ated. " Playing volleyball was the best part of the picnic because | got to see a lot of people; about 20 player at a time, " senior Rachel Peters said. Besides the athletic activities lunch also provided an opportunity U for seniors to socialize. Aie " During lunch we sat around fî E and talked with friends. The picnig 5+ was definitely worth the $12 for the PN ticket, " senior Michael Asefa said. Si | Finally, the long-awaited nig Cf arrived and each senior prepared if 1 themself for the brief walk across | the stage. : " | was so relieved when | finally |] got my diploma because now | fee E like I'm officially out of high school " E senior Kim Koch said. Although high school had end- ٦ ed, it had formed a foundation fo the new alumni to stand on as they stretched toward the future. ! s S treamers were flying and hats were toss e sed as the Class of 1989 celebrated with tears B and hugs in the final moments of the coms mencement exercises. 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EJ A Motu. 1 4 D ie. à - - - D E a A p د که ,وت یکی‎ ur inu م ےک‎ eet s n Tr ee n, os - DS ۰ , NW Its like (the teachers) forgot to teach us whole chapters and expect us to figure them out and do our assignments anyway. e -sophomore Tod Berkey -Bryan Schabel For freshmen, it was something like, " Pardon me Mr. Rosheim, could you repeat that, please? " The sophomores said, " Excuse me, Mrs. White?” For juniors, it changed to, “Say what, Mr. Windsor? " And for seniors, it was just, “Huh?” It was spring, the time of year when the sun comes out of its hibernation to fill the students’ minds with activi- ties other than academics. " The work just builds up to- wards the end of the year,” junior Frank Genalo said, " especially my junior year. Sometimes | find myself thinking 'Gosh, how will | ever make IF " Many students thought that teachers crammed all of the assign- ments covering the material they didn't teach into the last few months, giving them incredulous schedules. " | can't believe how much more homework ۱ have the fourth quarter compared to the other quarters, " sophomore Tod Berkey said. “It's like they forgot to teach us whole chapters and expect us to figure Win spring comes dirt and mud...that's common knowledge to a Jeep owner. Sopho- more Mike Ketelsen cleans out his brother's jeep on his brother's authoritative command. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) l the sun was out, students were as well. During her free period, sophomore Nicci Sar- tori studies her geometry under a clear spring sky. (Photo by Janet Rorholm) Spring Fever Student Life May Flowers Spring fever marked the countdown To the last da them out and do our assignments anyway. But a lot of students realized that it was their own fault that their schedules were so full. They put their spring activities ahead of their academic activities. " IM do anything that will keep me away from my homework, " freshman Brian Greving said. " lm watching a lot of TV and l'm outside a lot shooting hoops. It's spring and | really do not want to do my home- work. ` Some knew that the annual problem would arise, as always, and planned ahead in order to incorpo- rate that problem. " | dropped Physics and took easier classes, like business appli- cations and consumer economics, so l'd have an easiersecond semes- ter, " junior Lana Rahfeldt said. " Now | can lay out and fool around instead of do homework! " The seniors considered their spring fever the worst of all. With most of their college letters of ac- ceptance already received, all that was left of high school was a pass- x وک‎ EEE SET pen er ES CS ہہ‎ SC SET 3 TE v pd) oF d SC d . P ing report card. ‘| always thought that seniorit was just an excuse to party for tf seniors, " senior Sephe St. Charla said, " but its for real. This whe second semester has brought ff grades way down. | know where If going to school, and I've been ag cepted, so |m just blowing ever thing off. | just want to pass.” Common release valves for th illness were the students week ends. They were often considere the ultimate cure for the almost summertime blues. Ji " | have to party on weekends tay relieve the pressure and tension; $ senior Eric Smith said. | get together with my friends and drink and eat chips. “I got accepted so all | have to do is graduate ... and that's all | am doing.” D Every year, the the legend says that the ground hog decides when winter will end and spring will BO mence. Little does that varmit Knows he is also deciding whether or not lot of students will neglect their aca demic responsibilities. S a CTS Ke pa کان‎ Be k Macky Sacking was a common student activity during free periods. Juniors Jason Horras and Aaron Overland kill off their third period with the little leather ball of beads. (Photo by Doug Adams) During the Drake Relays intermission, seniors Karen Augustine and Ami Soden take a quick trip to see the variety of plants in the Des Moines Botanical Center. (Photo by Jayna Jarnagin) j SE‏ ہس KE Mic dons,‏ 4m n ke s at Ae " x y 5 - . ht PIT , ni cy tos 7 Je 2 لی‎ ES کی‎ E KSE P ` , x d. break the monotony of school, junior Becky Dill forks the football field during a free period. Students used every possible excuse to get outside if the sun was shin- ing. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) Spring Fever Student Life Joking 000 -Kara Maehner Late for the assembly you run to the gym in search of the friends who have saved you a spot. Locating them, you weave through the crowd until you ve reached your destination. Just as you sit down to enjoy the as- sembly, you hear ‘Pppppbbb- bbbillitt!’ While your face is turn- ing as red as the Whoopi Cush- ion your friends let you sit on, you wonder, ‘why did they do this to me? " | really needed to get back at a friend. She was in powderpuff, so | wrote her an anonymous note from the senior girls threat- ening to beat her up and left it on her car, junior Camille Young said. While some practical jokes were planned, others were spur of the moment. " After the Ankeny (basketball) game we were so wound up from winning we decided to play a joke on (sophomore) Fred Hoiberg. While he was in the shower we put Ben Gay in his underwear, junior Eric Bappe sald. EH) Mini-features Student Life , -r ery 9 = e X E -i m ga ed " ms P کی‎ c کے‎ c— T P کے‎ e A - IREN = E — وم‎ E E: CONDE تو کل ما ال‎ ll e p Kë EE Si uoto ua e a RL NM ہی ھجت‎ EE ee ee o M x But the victim didn't have to be a teammate or a close friend. " One time | was at a party and we put Saran Wrap over the toi- let bowl, " junior Dan Waller said. " It was hilarious to see people's faces when they walked out of that bathroom. ` While some jokes were rela- tively new, others were tradi- tions that were better to accept as a part of life. " | was sitting there, minding my own business when a couple of the older wrestlers jumped on me and put me in a ‘jock lock. They do it every year to under- classmen, ` sophomore Tim Handles said. Practical jokes were some- times cruel and embarrassing for the victims, but pranksters have been a part of high school through history. For both, the memories created will probably stay with them longer than their faces will remain red. Stealing a pencil sharpener handle, senior Robert Hefley contributes to a se- nior prank. The seniors planned to ex- change the handles for diplomas during commencement ceremonies May 24. (Photo by Doug Adams) -Janet Rorholm Although Ames is located in America s heartland, most stu- dents have no idea what it's like to live on a farm. Agriculture is the basis for much of lowa's economy yet the closest many have come to farming is detas- sling corn. Still, lowans were often ste- reotyped as farmers by out-of- staters. lowa was often con- fused with Ohio or Idaho. " Its so annoying. They (out- of-staters) dont even know Km over a fence, senior Kim Koch feeds her sheep an afternoon snack of corn on Koch's acreage out- side of Ames. (Photo by Janet Rorholm) -Katie Stevermer Just like advancing from tricycles to driving cars, stu- dents headed down the road to adulthood and accepted its re- sponsibility. " Since adulthood is one big responsibility, it's important that we ease into ita little each year, ` senior Wendy Christensen said. " Learning to be responsible in high school is important be- cause in college we all have to be responsible for ourselves. " In order to take care of them- selves, many students learned to cook, do laundry and vacuum or learned to manage money earned at a job. " | learned | can't buy every- B, straightening up the apartment, sophomore Julie Wengert takes respon- sibility for more than keeping her own room clean. (Photo by Janet Rorholm) way of life where lowa is; they must not be very educated, junior Amy Morrison said. " It makes me mad that they automatically think | live on a farm, eat corn all the time and wear overalls.” Although few Ames High stu- dents lived on farms, most of those that did liked it. “You're not restricted by Space, senior Jeremy Kellen Said. " You learn more responsi- bility by taking care of more things. For many people farming is their life, and by understand- ing it (farming) it gets rid of all the stereotypes. Junior Stuart Penney agreed stereotyping farmers was com- mon. Working as a farmhand gave him new insight into farm- Accepting Responsibility thing ۱ want unless | get more hours (at work). You don't real- ize how much you rely on par- ents until you move out and have to pay for things alone, " senior Danny O Berry said. When students accepted the responsibilities of a job and household chores, many par- ents granted their children more freedom. " My parents don t have to re- mind me about things because they trust me more, " sopho- more Breann Bruton said. " They never say when | have to be home as long as | tell them before | go out.” Although some students were given privileges in exchange for responsible behavior, others felt parents expected a lot. " Mom gives out jobs that she says will only take 15 minutes, but only she can do them, " ing. " It's hard work but it's also very gratifying, Penney said. " If | didn't do this job, | wouldn't know lowa's basic principle. lowa is based on the family farm. " Another student who truly un- derstood the ups and downs of farming was senior Chris Goodwin. Goodwin raised and sold hogs. " It's hard work and the mar- kets not guaranteed. Prices change quickly, " Goodwin said. " One thing | like about it is the money Im making from it. " Although most students didn t plan on making farming their careers, many turned the expe- rience into an advantage. freshman Andy Glatz said. “l guess with our own kids and a house, we ll know how to vacu- um, do dishes and assign jobs too. As students learned skills for the future, they increased their ability to take care of them- selves. Whether the problem was sewing on a button or gro- cery shopping, students pre- pared for life away from " Mom and Dad. " " I'm glad my parents made me do them (household jobs) because soon I'll be in college living on my own, and | wouldn't have any concern about doing things for myself, " junior Amy Mangold said. Taking time to carry out re- sponsibilities and to take care of themselves gave students the fuel to continue heading down the road to adulthood. Mini-features Student Life e 1 ۲ I (3 La t, -Kim Carey Gossip 'gas-ep n: rumor or conversation consisting of per- sonal information, factual or otherwise. Throughout the school year the most widespread news wasnt about the nation's cur- rent events, but was usually the latest gossip. " Everyone gossips because it's fun, " freshman Amy Bartsch said. " One thing is said and by the end of the day the entire school knows it and it s a com- pletely different story.” At the beginning of the foot- ball season some of the players began a tradition of starting a new rumor each day to see how Who ... Said what?! many people they could get to believe them. “It started when we told a couple of people that these four guys were our captains. The funny part was that one had moved away and another didnt even play football, senior Matt Smalling said. " Our playing time was so minimal, we just did it for excitement. It was fun and no one got hurt.” Although students found that what happened to whom over the weekend was fun to talk about, people sometimes did get hurt. " People gossip when there's nothing else to talk about. It makes good conversation, ju- nior Jessica Miller said. “No one Big sis lil' sis: realizes that people will get hurt.” But some students found hearing other s gossip a source of entertainment in itself. " My friends and | always laugh at the girls during lunch because they re always gossi- ping. They make fun of some- one new every day, sopho- more Tim Randles said. Gossip 'gas-ep n: rumor or personal information which cir- culated in the halls while enter- taining the student body. i he library was often used for social- izing. Freshmen Mary Beth Patterson, Dawn Dean and Laura Young spend a free period chatting. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) worth the hassle -Lilian Riad How would you feel if some- one you'd never seen before picked you up on Big Sis Lil' Sis Discovery Day and told you to get set for a day of fun and games with your big sis? About 15 minutes later you find your- self being blindfolded from be- hind, getting a paper bag thrown over your head and being parad- ed around the streets of Ames (or at least thats where you think you are). Wouldn't that be great? But the Big Sis Lil' Sis pro- gram wasnt always fun and games. In fact there were a lot of problems. " | never knew where to take my presents and stuff, " fresh- man Ashley Myers said. Senior Libby Black felt the same way. | wish they would have given us a schedule or some more in- formation about our lil sis,” Black said. “It was so hard try- ing to figure out how to get her the presents. stolen and lost items were also a problem for some stu- dents. " | think they should have had a better place to put the pre- sents, because that box in the office got awfully crowded and half the time things were either lost or stolen, " senior Ife Fadeyi said. A lot of lil’ sisses had the same problem and felt left out. " After awhile | just stopped giving her presents, " freshman Summer Knudtson said. Some sisters solved the prob- lem by giving the presents to their little sisters or big sisters in. person. ER) Mini-features Student Life " | knew who my lil sis was so | gave her the presents and notes and stuff and told her that it was from her big sis, " senior Susie Owen said. Although there were a lot of problems with communication, Sisters agreed that discovery night was fun. “It was exiting to see the ex- pression on her face when she found out that it was me,” Black said. Despite problems, most big and lil sisses also agreed that the program was worth any amount of trouble, because the friendship that resulted would last a long time. O, Discovery Day seniors Neila An- derson and Jason Teal pick up freshmen Holly Forssman and Holly Anderson at Forssman's before going to the picnic. (Photo by Carrie Stidwell) مرے m n T4 = : " . i ei‏ ہت LE eg CLS SRS r pn‏ " ew, e‏ - H ٠ e e Zë Keier ` gë Age چٹ‎ 4 s 7. ' 1 اہ‎ ET D . AN " à Y D Sch `. t NE ٠ 8 ge , BN ` ۱ 7 44 b x ۱ ٭‎ A 2: A [Ww و‎ + f d Ja ` à Cars -Becky Dill You re walking through a par- king lot and you pass cars named The Demon Beasty and The Mean Green Dream Ma- chine. You expect a salesman in a plaid suit, nicknamed Squiggy, to walk out and try to sell you one. But you re not in a used car lot. You re in the Ames High parking lot. When school resumed in August a wide variety of cars fil- led the parking lot. Some were old, some new. Some were fam- ily cars and some unique cars. ‘The Flintstone Mobile,’ driv- en by junior Aaron Overland, was a 1980 two-door yellow Chevette. “There's a hole in the floor that goes all the way through the car. You could put your feet through the hole and run with the car like they do on ‘The Flintstones’, Overland said. Overland's car was also miss- ing a rear view mirror and the passenger door was attached to the car by string. Junior Geoff Emmel drove a 1976 Datsun 710, alias ‘Orange Crush. The car's name was self explanatory since it was orange and crushed. The 'Orange Crush' had no rear window and the car radio was stuck on sta- tion EZ listening 104. But it also had the capacity to exceed the city s speed limits. | like to drag people in my personality had Orange Crush. them in the dust, " Emmel said. Some cars at school were nameless but still unique. Soph- omore Lenny Keltner drove a 1977 red Ford Pinto that was lacking a few features. It didn't have a heater, turn signals or windshield wipers. The exhaust and muffler system rattled and the engine blew up. Keltner also had two bullet holes in the rear of his car. " | think people have been try- ing to shoot out my back win- dow, Keltner said. Another car s name was de- rived from a nasal function. ‘Booger’, junior Teri Pipitone's car, a 1970 green VW Bug. Booger was missing a radio, heater, speedometer and gas gauge. It also had a weak floor and the steering wheel had a tendency to jerk when she hit the brakes. “Booger is missing a lot of needed parts, but it's a great lit- tle car and it takes me wherever | want to go, Pipitone said. Those cars may not have been the most glamorous cars at Ames High, but they served their driver s purpose by taking them wherever they wanted too. | usually leave Dealing the plastic on his rear win- dow, junior Geoff Emmel takes care of his ‘Orange Crush. Emmel's was just one of the many " unique " cars that filled Ames High's parking lot. (Photo by Jamie Watt) a i | yo - A . r Kë y 5 ۷ ۴٣ er 1 A ۱ S f» 3 in ey! Wait up for me. You're always in a rush to get somewhere. Where are you off to now? The weight room again? " " No, l'm supposed to be on Visions today to talk about Homecoming week activities. What about you? Why are you still hanging around school? " " | was headed to a study party, but then | realized that | forgot my Spanish book so | thought ٠١ better pick it up on my way. We have a Spanish unit test tomorrow and | need as much help as | can get. " Sounds like a smart idea to me. | could use some seri- ous help in chemistry. l've procrastinated so long that | hav- en't even read the chapter yet and | have a major test tomor- row! " " Maybe you should consider getting yourself a tutor, or using the ‘A-Team’. | know you're busy planning things for Senior Senate on Wednesday mornings, but the 'A-Team for chemistry meets on Fridays before school. " " You expect me to study on Fridays? Ha! As far as ۷7 concerned, the word ‘Friday’ means only one thing ... the WEEKEND!” " Speaking of weekends, the only activities | have planned are taking my ACT's, and then | have a Speech Club competition Sunday afternoon. What a weekend. ` " Sounds pretty exciting to me. What about homework — aren t you going to squeeze some studying into your fabu- lous schedule? How about some molecular physics or alge- braic equations to liven up your two free days? | know that always works for me when | feel like having some serious fun. " | just bet it does. Somehow | can't picture you staying in the same place for longer than the 43 minutes we have to sit in class, let alone putting in extra time studying outside of the classroom. ` “What can | say ... | just can't sit still for long periods of time. And speaking of time, | need to get going — ۱۷۷ got to get to ‘Visions’ before the show is over. " " And | have to study Spanish. After all, this is serious stuff! " ashing an embarrassed grin, senior Rod Harl tries to remain cool, calm and collected while he receives a balloon bouquet for his birthday during his choir class. (Photo by Jayna Jarnagin) | : | LS a magic show for children at Bethesda Lutheran Church, sophomore Vol- | unteers Suzi Hunger and Beth Dinsmore help at the Volunteers' carnival February 28. (Photo by Janet Rorholm) E! CLA ME ہت یو‎ c - aoi A: an after-school practice, members of Speech Club perform a choral reading. The group received a 'l' rating at Districts to quali- fy for State, and earned three ‘I’ ratings at State. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) 0290 by screaming fans, senior G i Mike Herman sings “Night Train " by DCH Guns'n'Roses at Airbands held during Wel- ie fare Week. Herman was imitating lead singer, ا‎ Axl Rose. (Photo by Jayna Jarnagin) e Classes and Clubs Division Ge j » d AND va d‏ سال را a Wer. 0)9 Zë Ze‏ f eo t " Spirit " Photographers. Front Row: Janet Rorholm, Stacia Madsen, Amanda Jones, Jayna Jarnagin, Lanai Byg. Back Row: Chuck Bevolo, Jamie Watt, Dan Ket- elsen, Quentin Crowner. Not Pictured: Doug Adams. " Spirit " Page Editors. Front Row: Becky Dill, Jennie Jones, Shelley Countryman, Lilian Riad, Michelle Rayhons. Second Row: Stacy Morford, Kara Maehner, Heath- er Jesse, Stacia Madsen. Back Row: Steve Wuhs, Bryan Schabel. " Spirit " Editors. Front Row: Josh Murphy, Sarah Post, Carrie Stidwell, Adriana Platt, Craig Neal. Back Row: Jennifer Holden, Stephanie Wessman, Katie Stever- mer, Janet Rorholm, Jayna Jarnagin. opirit Classes and Clubs m j " — A rw ` on me s, mee ul aling up strangers was a task se- hior Kim Carey had to do for stories. eanwhile, seniors Carrie Stidwell and Shelley Countryman hunt for names to all. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) Frenzy: -Bryan Schabel There was a group of juven- iles that stayed at school until the wee hours of the night, working diligently on their latest deadline, and at the same time Keeping the spirit alive. They were the " Spirit " staff — half brain, half insane. “ ‘Spirits’ awesome, " senior photographer Jamie Watt said. “I look forward to it every day. The only time | regret the class is when a deadline is rapidly ap- proaching. ` It wasnt that there wasnt enough time for staffers to fulfill their assignments, there tended to be a little procrastination ex- isting in the class’ morale. " | admit | procrastinate a little too much, and | realize you can t do that in journalism, " senior photographer Dan Ketelsen said. “But, | get yelled at con- Stantly during class — they don't seem to realize that | m on DES one of the weekly Wednesday work nights, sophomore Jennie Jones types up her latest story assignment to hand in on the upcoming Friday. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) A: one of the staff's ever-popular monthly birthday parties, senior photog- rapher Dan Ketelsen takes a big, gooey chomp of Domino's pizza. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) | ' ۱ ۱ ‘Spirits’ awesome. | look forward to it every day. The only time | regret it is when a deadline is rapid- ly approaching. -senior Jamie Watt the staff to party with the ‘Spirit’ dudes. ` The class was, for the most part, a party. Jokes were told daily in the class, and every month, a birthday committee set up a party for those whose birth- day was that month. " | can't wait for class on a par- ty day, senior co-editor Adriana Platt said. " My favorite was the February one... it was on Valentine s Day so we cele- brated that too. The Valentine cookies were awesome. " But the class wasn t always just a bunch of people fooling around. At times, they did takes on a more mature attitude. “‘Spirit is a class with a laid- back atmosphere,’ junior page editor Steve Wuhs said. " You have to be responsible because you re on your own and Spirit Classes and Clubs ‘Spirit’ provided a source for experience and escapade your teacher isnt breathing down your neck all the time. " The fact that the students had to be responsible for their own schedule also taught them what journalism is all about. " | didnt realize how tough journalism really is, senior pho- tographer Chuck Bevolo said. “ ‘Spirit’ taught me some of the basics for journalism that lll need — I'm going to study jour- nalism in college. " Making the book also took up a lot of time when the deadlines closed in. Some staffers found themselves in the media cen- ter s computer lab until 3:30 in the morning making finishing touches on the stories. " | spend more time on ‘Spirit’ than any other class | ve taken, senior classes and clubs editor Katie Stevermer said. " When the finished product comes out, I'm sure lll feel that it was worth it all. ` After five stressful deadlines, the " Spirit " staffers all shut off their computers and put away their cameras. The book was complete. They came, they saw, and they got serious. A. staff s first monthly birthday party, adviser Kendi Neff displays her tremen- dously festive attitude as the staff takes a break. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) Wren the darkroom is occupied, no one can get in. Senior Doug Adams com- promises by finding an unique place for his freshly developed negatives to dry. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) F her first period printmaking class, junior Teri Pipitone putzes her copper plate in order to remove scratches be- fore printing her design. (Photo by Quentin Crowner) Using acrylic paints, freshman Kendal Holder puts the final touches on her painting in her seventh period Two-Di- mensional Art class. (Photo by Quentin Crowner) d aking Dorothy Gugel's Two-Dimen- sional Art class gives freshman Jason Swift a chance to explore painting and use his creativity. (Photo by Quentin Crowner) 8 mm bo a Xm ` E Sé t VE ر‎ wre oe , Ww de eet on " " م‎ d oy - Ke, Kee A J - ہم‎ Li v A) " e de " E Geet dë ` ET eer " ` و‎ x Ké راد‎ و‎ ON یا “LS سار‎ m e NA ` v ae 7 i, n printmaking, seniors John Okiishi and Chad Gibson use color pencils to put the finishing touches on their intaglio prints. (Photo by Quentin Crowner) Original minds pro- duced masterpieces --- yo = -- ٦ 5 Py . 5 à = e $ d 24 0 look forward to go- viel -Kim Carey WEED art ever e ses were the deadlines. Cou- ES. CH Maes pled with full class loads and 82 A well thought-out idea, along because it relaxes me. procrastination, these deadlines Li» with hard work and discipline add up to one thing: a master- piece. The creation of this mas- terpiece involves dedication, concentration, relaxation and above all, patience. To many students, art was an essential part of their day. It pro- vided a release from their every- day problems. “| look forward to going to art every day because it relaxes me. Its a way to show my feelings on paper, freshman Wendy Ward said. " Some people relax with music, | relax with art. Art is necessary for me because | like It. For other students art was not only a release but also some- thing they considered pursuing as a career. " | find art relaxing because it allows me to express myself. ! plan to study commercial art and possibly get into illustration some day,” senior Debbie Lewis Said. ke : = 4 pm 7 sl T . d Ne e, , » e D á ۱ ۹ K a u 2 D ‘ E | de b ٤ d سس‎ . P . É " ines z A . ‘ La C. Ze " Sch ] . i KE 287 5 کی‎ E he s ! A Nx CR 1 e d E 2 Fr. " n M ah avery " | A Lr 4 x - Lé Ze " a " = H , k ×3 0 D wéi p. wa i x + " 2 و‎ ۰ ۹ : : Gi 0 ` 6 d I B r A D I SA . D - n 8 some people relax with music, | relax with art. Art is neces- sary for me because | like it. -freshman Wendy Ward The key for success in art was often thought to be a teacher s honest opinion. " | especially like printmaking with Ms. Gugel. She gives me good ideas and tells me what she thinks of my work. She al- ways tells the truth about a stu- dent's work, " sophomore Brian Carver said. Art provided a challenge as well as a sense of self-fulfillment for many students. " Artis a challenge to see what you can prove to yourself. If you keep trying you Il get better and see improvement. It makes you feel good about yourself and what you can do, ' junior Diane Dubansky said. Another challenge to art clas- often caused students to be- come 'stressed out. " Most of the stress has a lot to do with all of the scholarship deadlines, also the fact that you also have classwork to deal with at the same time (as deadlines). It is all very overwhelming, se- nior Kate Wilson said. Art classes added alittle spice to otherwise ordinary days, but they also helped students pre- pare for the future. " It's something different. The teachers are really cool, they let you do what you want, junior Tony Frasher said. " Art کا‎ a class that you can take to pre- pare for the future. | want to get into architecture so the art back- ground will help me a lot. Whether art classes were tak- en as a form of relaxation or for future career purposes, stu- dents found that dedication was the key to unlocking a master- piece. |. their first period printmaking class, junior Ken Doran and senior Tyler Far- ner ink plates to prepare copper prints. (Photo by Quentin Crowner) A; a unit in his Two-Dimensional Art class, freshman Gustovo Riesco trans- fers his design for a painting from paper to canvas. (Photo by Quentin Crowner) Art Classes and Clubs 01.0۲ کت‎ om o acm o d ww E ۱ ہے‎ = e mes — -— em i 7 e y ۱ et N " i Te ec ` 2 SC P e e d uw wd x . Ke , si . سح‎ d kr A a : V. GAT: ei á سا‎ Cn d Wa P. - e 8 Z.A RA (EX? ei و‎ $ e ھ کے‎ wf Sa M ` e è A 7 — ee oo ore an? =a EE 0 Kn mci " bct ` ۰ E کر‎ Don SA e Le $ er d ` E = PE ur NO Qo M GC mice M i d ۴ DE a E SC wf A EE e — 2 eh SCH - Ke 7 A — «== 7 ام‎ Trav X " REC e, v. . y KEE e? Stevermer. Second Row: Cheryl Kaplan, Janet Rorholm, Lance Van Houten. Back Row: John Niyo, Ben Klaas, Pat Connolly. " a+, ELI A» e x م‎ ` ` Va پآ.0‎ ` - vei PT “ es 9... S. x» umm Bv WË uU iue utm th ر٢٢.‎ | First Semester “Web” Staff. Front Row: Jeneane Beck, Wendy Christensen, Katie RE pue. 7 d سے . Second Semester “Web” Staff. Front Row: John Niyo, Brandon Miller, Janet Ror- holm, Sarah Post, Dan Ketelsen. Back Row: Chuck Bevolo, Craig Neal, Chris Arp, Ben Klaas, Pat Connolly. ہے — Sh P -— — " Eer e LI کو‎ “Scratch Pad " Staff. Front Row: Patrick Marley, Liz Cummings, Krista Osterberg, Shelley Countryman, Sonya Bibilos, Vicki Tsai, Jennifer Hethcote. Back Row: Ad- viser Kirk Daddow, Stephanie Wessman, Tenaya Darlington, Josh Murphy, Gus- tavo Riesco, Jeanne Pugh, Keri Daddow. Not Pictured: Heidi Brayton, Kendra Will- son. ‘Web.’ ‘Scratch Pad’ Classes and Clubs UTOR: ern Mr ée کرک رہ ہر ید‎ Deadlines: -Lilian Riad Work nights. Paste-up. Board meetings. Proofreading. These four words could summarize how students on the " Web and " Scratch bad staffs spent their time when a deadline was near. And meeting that deadline was often a challenge for both publi- cations. " Procrastination is the main reason we always get behind. Every time we think we're ready something comes up; there s al- ways something missing — a layout, a story, a picture, an ad,’ senior Chuck Bevolo said. " Scratch Pad had similiar problems, but for different rea- sons than " Web `, " Our board is really diverse, So when we read entries, no- body agrees on whats good and bad, senior co-editor Stephanie Wessman said. “Things like that slow us down alot. In order to catch up, " Scratch li 7 and frustration were a part of being on a student publication. Senior " Web staff members Sarah Post and Ben Klaas work on a story. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) Work nights are a great place to catch up on all the gossip and eat some of the world's greatest junk food. -senior Janet ٦۷ Pad’ members attended ‘meet- ings and the Web staff put the paper together on paste-up nights. But at times, serious- ness turned into immature an- tics. " Everyone usually has some- thing to do, but the tension builds up and we just start yel- ling at each other and throw things across the room to re- lease the stress, senior " Web editor Janet Rorholm said. “Work nights are a great place to catch up on all of the gossip and eat some of the world's greatest junk food, " Rorholm added. Besides munching food in room 202, the “Web” staff pub- lished a paper every three weeks. The " Scratch bad staff had only one deadline for the en- tire year, however. " Werre not really rushed, but volo) —2 Classes and Clubs 57 جو‎ Creative minds worked to we have to worry about how to get money to publish " Scratch Pad, and we have to decide on the cover designs and on which pieces to include, senior Pat- rick Marley said. To decide on the entries, the " Scratch Pad staff rated each entry and then met once a week to discuss any problems. " All the members read each entry, so it takes a lot of time. You have to want to do it, and you have to like writing, junior Josh Murphy said. Writing was a major part of both publications, and the more one enjoyed it, the more fun the publications became. " | like 'Scratch Pad' because we can do anything we want. We don t have to abide to rules. That helps when we re near the dead- line, " Wessman said. Whether the staffs got to do what they wanted or not, there was satisfaction in the long hours of hard work and the fin- ished product. " It's worth our time, because a lot of people read the ‘Web, but we don t think about that D it's all over, " senior Dan Ketel- sen said. A: a 3:00 Tuesday meeting, senior " Scratch Pad member Kendra Willson evaluates entries, while senior co-de- sign editor Shelley Countryman ponders the cover. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) Being on the Web staff meant a lot of work, both in class and out. Senior feature editor Pat Connolly works tO meet a deadline. (Photo by Chuck Be- ا During a vigorous game of water basketball, senior Chae Ho Choi rests along the side of the pool while waiting for a classmate to retrieve the ball. (Photo by Janet Rorholm) During his fourth period gym class, junior John Livingston attempts tO smash the ball while teammate, senior Peter Fatka, stands by. (Photo by Janet Horholm) TOY ‘=: وب دا جوف کے‎ Sey | ite A8 7S S A NEUE. wl 2 NEL | AX ۰ . 1 NET o KA 1 D 3 ۱ 0 MEME VS e P A eS tft ۰ Lae ۱ وہ‎ cy EE اھ کو دو‎ NIAE LE 69. " a ee Ch 2 e d We Au gn Bt ST Ka XN M po S یی ہے‎ AX Mara we ETA A TM Ue e io RU QUT M ا‎ E WG a R 2 ا و‎ a slate. 1 x M » A TA 1 d ان یں‎ e Sir e P ef A wv? ' D ge ie Ka دو‎ E oe rs ` p f or nee! 7 EA bi ` e d A p ’ On. , e ŠA vox oS Dora qd Ze 7 ERN یں‎ P رکم‎ ۸ Jj 1 N e KE " e. E y La “4 Ds gr d " Á- at " f PS Low E V opu. dos e A Ce gx " n WOES age TI ER Se. AA Se یہ‎ e A Ra d SS AE ANTAL " P — M RUIT m A Ge SÉ ۶ Vu El ES A PAN اکب‎ SE ed o» aá M 7 Y: REE v " mr terre D Ze D ہہس‎ Sen " n -— ep — ge E ہیں‎ WR. NN ET چ‎ Ts o A X a? E SE On e a بی Be EE‏ اھچ کش رر را ا LN GP akhe no ou 077 جس‎ ۱ 2 یشید‎ Ma | Å tter smashing the pulp out of the shuttlecock, senior Kristin Adams watches it go over the net while her bad- minton partner, junior Dave Burnett, stands dumbfounded. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) P.E. Classes and Clubs -Steve Wuhs (aym class. Almost every stu- dent dreaded the two periods each week that they were forced to sweat. But even its biggest critics found its positive points. Some students saw it as a time for stress release. " Were playing badminton right now and if I'm mad, | just plow on the shuttlecock,” senior Terri East said. Other people thought that one of P.E.'s greatest attributes was its ability to wake the dead. “The exercise you get in gym makes you wake up to the world, senior Brad Abendroth sald. Gym class was divided into three six-week units, with the activities ranging from handball to weightlifting to rollerskating. One major complaint among students was the choice of ac- equired e're playing badmin- ton right now and«af I'm mad, | just plo on the shuttlecock. -senior Terri East other piggy-back rides and do wheelbarrow exercises up and down the floor, " junior Susan Hecker said. And it seemed like no one could escape the pool. Swim- ming was a required class for sophomores, but a few teachers chose to do a water unit beyond what was required. ‘I've had to swim all three years | ve been here and | think its ridiculous, junior’ Eric Bappe said. Although many students disli- ked it, gym was made more fun when everyone participated. “It is really lame when we don't even try. Its more fun when everyone gets involved, e Students made fun e out of workouts But students that couldnt stand normal gym had other op- tions: Modern Dance and Cho- reography. It was a chance to develop dance skills if they hadn't had the opportunity be- fore. Part of the choreography class was a field trip to Perry. " We got out of school for a day to go to Perry and teach ele- mentary school kids our Terpsi- chore dances. It was really dif- ferent, senior Ann Basart said. For many freshmen, high school P.E. was a nice break from the more strenuous middle school classes. " The teachers at the middle school tried to make you work a lot harder. The teachers are more realistic here,’ freshman Rob Swanson said. Then the bell would ring and students felt a sense of relief and also sensed their sweaty bodies. That was gym class, and مھ IANN‏ K Fe tivities. sophomore Anya Whigham students tried to make the most Be “All we ever do is give each said. of these 86 minutes per week. Nes px P E uc M to pene | Lë | ٦ ee EIL Lo Us E: [Jung gym teacher Mary Kautzk- کہ " 7. - LJ L3 Gei A " 1 3 A ae A P | P 7 A e Cop s A LAS E Sc 8 Ne Lien a I 4 بعد‎ کے سر ہےر " —- EE AONO a. y s son Keegan underwater are seniors Chris Goodwin and Mike Herman, while Jason Bauge offers no help. (Photo by Janet Rorholm) 1 | give my opponent the ‘evil eye’ to psyche them out right before | serve. It works. " Senior Doug Adams shares some of his badminton pointers. (Photo by Janet Rorholm) P.E. Classes and Clubs © (60 نو‎ KE cac rwn ms مم و‎ EUR Confident: -Connie Hsu Stage fright was something students tended to get when they spoke in front of others. But being involved in Speech Club, Thespians and the TV show ‘Visions’ helped some students become more familiar with public exposure, while also meeting new people. Speech Club focused on developing self-confidence through speaking, and included competitions which were held in two series, Ensemble and Indi- viduals. From state competition, four people with individual per- formances and a large-group performance of six people ear- ned All-State ratings, the top honor granted to speech con- testants. “Speech Cl ub really teaches you to become more expressive and relaxed around new people. You have to get your self-confi- dence built up to talk to a room- ful of faces you've never seen before,’ sophomore Nupur Ghoshal said. " The competitive environment isnt the same as just talking with your friends, and | think Speech Club has 8 t m " 3 ` pM ےی‎ ke سے‎ if ae, E - Helping to put together another “Visions” show, senior Allen Newman and junior Rob Parrish work in the con- trol room with audio visual equipment. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) Whitizing facial expressions, junior Gabi Kupfer rehearses her lines for an oral reading in the Individual All-State competition. (Photo by Jamie Watt) i | You Nave to get your self- confidence built up to talk to a roomful of faces you ve never seen before. -sophomore Nupur Ghoshal helped me in communicating more effectively with people. self-confidence was impor- tant for Thespians too. Being a Thespian meant working on school drama productions, both as an actor and on the produc- tion crews. " | like performing in front of others; there s a certain thrill to it. It can be a really nerve-rack- ing experience, but | think the satisfaction is worth it in the end, sophomore Ben Jackson said. ‘Being in Thespians really builds up your self-confidence. ` " Visions " was also an activity for students who liked to be in the public eye, or who just wanted the chance to help de- velop a television show. From working on the show, students met many new people. " E CORTO S VESSELS T DEUS EM a ait e NI IS E AEE AENEA — Eg H1 au Students spoke out an d met people “'Visions has given me some direction into what I'd like to do in the future, because it brings together a lot of my interests, from working with people to the technical part of developing the show, " junior Amy Jo Smith Said. “Visions also gave some students a chance to explore their interest in the media field. 'Visions gives you experi- ence by helping you learn to work with people, sometimes under pressure, sophomore Tim Hoekstra said. “You meet a lot of new people, even working behind-the-scenes. It's a really enjoyable experience. 50 whether it was being part of an ensemble acting group, in- terviewing a student on the air or rehearsing a line for a play, Speech, " Visions " and Thes- pians taught students how to speak more comfortably in front of others and provided a place to meet new people. Working on the set of " Damn Yan- kees on a Saturday morning, junior Mi- chael Patterson waits on another pro- duction crew member to help him move scenery. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) n m a Nor ہو ہر‎ A Moa o mt on wl — ws WEE? 229 XR MURAT. Loo ا۱ے‎ Ls " P0 - wat ¢ B ےہ‎ ex l Ce e - Gë? MEET orn NEL i MP Bex V. Le r d ? a Na. LA, - Speech Club. Front Row: S. Gitchell, C. Woodman, B. Luecke, C. Kaplan, A. Basart, G. Kupfer, A. Hausman, R. Hefley. Second Row: M. Hoover, P. Marley, M. Lloyd, N. Ghoshal, A. Mangold, B. Jorgensen, L. Leacock, D. Waller. Back Row: J. Beck. C. Osslund, G. Vogel, A. Kim, A. Cheville, S. Harms, K. Schafer, B. Carlson Not Pictured: D. Alexander, M. Thomas, C. Dieter, L. Pierson, B. Wollaston, J. Osweiler, S. Harvey, N. Wesley C. Bouton. D. Lewis. K. Augustine, S. Scholten, C. Spike, B. Schabel, D. Pederson, M. Divine, S. St. Charles A. Reyes tor " m o E c Fon may " مہ‎ mp na a ہے سر وی‎ " d o a: 4 A بی من مود‎ EE = ee نٹ‎ » ev n . 7 ہے صصح‎ a - ut D Se Lt KC eer. me zm mg LH. o FAAS í DEA WR ANNO mtt mm err میرحت‎ ada Cen [4 1 Visions. " Front Row: Connie Hsu, Amy Jo Smith, David White, Ann Basart, Jason Moore. Second Row: Maria Groeneveld, Allen Newman, Jeremy Kellen, Wendy Christensen, Troy Rutter. Back Row: Eric Wylie, Mary Tra- hanovsky, Tim Hoekstra, Bob Goodfriend, Jeanne Pugh. Not Pictured: Aaron Jones, Dave Abelson, Brent We- ber, Christine Chen, Dan Salisbury, Derek Kruempel, Jodi Skaff, Lisa Elbert, Mark Sutch, Matthew Haubrich, Megan Manatt, Phil Schafer, Rachel Stansbery, Sandra Deluca, Suzi Hunger bw kj Thespians. Front Row: T. DeJong, T. Senne, D. Andre, S. Bibilos, T. McPeak, D. Smith. Second Row: P. Marley, A. Trivedi, J. Pursey, M. Trahanovsky, K. Schafer, D. Anderson. Back Row: V. McAndrews, C. Kaplan, D. White, M. Groeneveld, Eva Bryne, A. Smith, T. Jackson, E. Jackson. Not Pictured: G. Vogel, M. Kavanagh, C. Neal, D. O'Berry, J. Volmer, D. Dobson, D. Abelson, B. Jackson, M. Trivedi. Speech, ‘Visions,’ Thespians Classes and Clubs a — —— daer س‎ e e p - e H D H Të P e - í an 175073 u 1 m i ba au ier سے‎ Sr Legd, mM 7۰ € wo j س‎ wr LI hit " = LLS fe " ? 0 - Vë Es wm " . —. D - $ Te nr S e —— — m mom یچ وو چس- ہے‎ nec - B À e D Le ee i e ‏ ہے ہو mm mg ہے۔‎ the novel Summer of My‏ 2ھ German Soldier for English 10, sopho-‏ mores Dave Abelson, Mike Bergan and‏ Mike Corones share their insight. (Photo‏ by Amanda Jones)‏ Arguing about which movie to see, juniors Nicole Devens and Stephanie k Graves perform a skit for Mona Smith's i Creative Writing class. (Photo by | Amanda Jones) — — D 9 a baseball card for An- Using body language to express an nette Rowley's Speech | class, junior aggressive character, senior Lexi Lea- Dave Burnett tells of his personal collec- cock dominates a shy character played tion of 10,000 cards. (Photo by Amanda by senior Derrick Epstein. (Photo by Jones) Amanda Jones) English Classes and Clubs Revived: -Shelley Countryman ve had to take Vivarin to make it through English class, " sophomore Monty Faidley said. some students found English extremely boring, but others found ingenious ways to make it fun. “| wrote a golden idea paper with sound effects on ‘The Pearl for Mr. (John) Forssman's class. The book was very de- pressing, so | stuck them in to liven it up, " sophomore Geoff Wilcken said. A group of students in LoAnn Campbell's Honors American Literature class also found a creative way to satisfy an as- signment. " My group read the book The Great Gatsby. The whole class participated in our speech as we dressed up as characters and reconstructed the party scene,” junior Suzanne Harvey said. Perhaps those bored stu- dents simply had chosen the wrong class. A total of 23 En- lwrote a golden idea paper with sound ef- fects for Mr. Forss- man's class. The book was very depressing, SO | stuck them in tg liven it up. -sophomore Geoff Wilcken glish classes were offered, with English 9 being required. Each class had a variety of topics. " | really liked reading ‘The Odyssey, especially the epi- sode with the cyclops. The plot really kept me interested, freshman Keri Daddow said. For upperclassmen, the se- lection of English courses in- cluded such classes as World Literature and Discussion and Argumentation. " | liked talking about contro- versial topics in Discussion and Argumentation. It was fun hav- ing a chance to support my opl- nions, senior Liane Westphal Said. Speech | and Composition for English Classes and Clubs Students communicated with creativity the College Bound were other alternatives students had for English courses. " | think Composition for the College Bound is good prepara- tion for writing in college. | de- cided to take it as a junior so | can take Advanced Placement Senior English next year,” junior Maria Groeneveld said. Honors classes were offered through an application process to all students except freshmen. The sophomore honors class spent first semester analyzing literature and second semester in speech and writing worksh- Ops. " In Mr. Forssman s class, we are writing about special mom- ents in our lives. | like that kind of writing because we get to choose what we write about, ` sophomore Kara James said. Choosing the right English course to stimulate their minds was not always easy for stu- dents, but many revived a dull class by adding their own style and a little creativity. 7 a four-minute improvisation, senior Matt Wiggins portrays a stubborn per- son while senior Erik Deluca plays the " wet-blanket. " (Photo by Amanda Jones) | Arguing in Discussion and Argumen- tation class, senior Mike Puffer takes a stand on the SAT scores of athletes while senior Toni Jackson listens close- ly. (Photo by Amanda Jones) Academic Decathlon. Front Row: Mike Divine, Scott Coon, Kendra Willson, Jeff Berryhill, Adviser Kirk Daddow. Back Row: Dan Anderson, Noah Zaring, David White, Phil Schafer, Erik DeLuca. Debate: Amy Wagner, Ron Shinar, Noah Zaring. Not pictured: Kori Heuss, Molly Holz, David Nickum, Nicky Wesley, Adviser Marv Scott. Mock Trial. Front Row: Laura Young, Stephanie Coon, Michelle Smith, Nupur Ghoshal, Christine Willard, Jeff Osweiler, Ron Shinar. Second Row: Nova Williams, Amy Wagner, Cindy Hawley, Adviser E. Verhoeven, Adviser R. Jacobson. Back Row: Derek Kruempel, Connie Hsu, Rachel Stansbery, Sumit Basu. Academic Decathlon, Mock Trial, Debate Classes and Clubs Twisted -Stephanie Wessman Everyone remembers trying to find out how many pecks of pickled peppers Peter picked. But while most students left that behind in grade school, it contin- ued to torment others. Those involved in speaking activities had to first untwist their tongues if they wanted to achieve success. The unique aspect Debate, Mock Trial and Academic Decathlon had in common was needing to speak off the top of one's head. " Part of the reason | joined was because lI d thought about becoming a lawyer, and it (de- Date) gets you to think quickly on your feet, senior David Nickum said. Nickum was a member of the policy debating group. Their topic remained the same all year. [he other group, Lincoln- Douglas, had different topics at each tournament, which usually dealt with moral issues. Since |; this were the real thing ... sopho- mores Connie Hsu and Sumit Basu, and juniors Becky Moore and Derek Kruem- pel practice for a Mock Trial competiton. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) | Primarily, | joined because | had a general hatred for all the other teams there. | wasn t motivated by some enlightening ` intellectual experience — | joined for Spite. -senior Jeff Berryhill they couldnt prepare as tho- roughly, successes were even sweeter. " The rush you get after doing well is the best. | love basking in that feeling, junior debater Molly Holz said. " The worst part Is having to say something when you don t have anything to say and still make it come out right. ` Preparation helped partici- pants become more at ease when speaking. " We got together three times each week and went through the case. We practiced questions with our witnesses and made sure they answered correctly, junior Becky Moore said. Moore and six fellow Mock Trial mem- bers presented a simulated court case. ` (Oo e e Speakers found success once e knots were out of their tongues Even though the main objec- tive was the same for all groups, methods and techniques of preparation varied. " When we were studying the night before State, Jeff (Berry- hill) drank dense coffee and | had two liters of Mountain Dew. Then we water ballooned the teams out in the hallway who were playing Lazer Tag, ` senior Academic Decathlon member Erik DeLuca said. Whether it was due to their method of preparation or not, the Academic Decathlon team placed second in the state. Berryhill also set a state scoring record and finished first individ- ually. “Primarily, | joined because | had a general hatred for all the other teams there. | wasn't moti- vated by some enlightening in- tellectual experience — | joined for spite, " senior Berryhill said. Heasons for wanting to un- twist their tongues varied, but even if it meant asking them- selves how much wood a wood- chuck could chuck, these groups found their own defini- tion of success. F coings of revenge and rivalry moti- vated members to do well during the " Super Quiz. " Academic Decathlon State competition was held March 3 and 4. (Photo courtesy of Kirk Daddow) Academic Decathlon members couldn't escape the need for caffeine. Junior Dan Anderson and senior Jeff Berryhill prepare for competition. (Photo courtesy of Kirk Daddow) Classes and Clubs (65 Y oe Resolved: -Lilian Riad Citrucel laxative summed it best in the words of a commer- cial: “I can't take it anymore! Nope, no more.” A lot of stu- dents often felt the same way about their math and business classes. " My class gets really boring after awhile, so | just stop listen- ing, and my mind just wanders around the room. Then | get so frustrated because | don t know how to do my assignment, " sophomore Kim Oldehoeft said. Frustration often led to feeling that the classes were pointless and students wondered if they would ever use the things they learned, except to make sarcas- tic remarks. " After only one semester of AP Calculus, I’m ready to go out and find the instantaneous ve- locity of a polar satellite. Ha Ha! " senior Eric Deluca said. Regardless of what they thought about them, one of the main reasons students enrolled in math and business classes BE) Business and Math Classes and Clubs | My class is not easy, but it is interesting to see how all the big corporations work and that it isn t as com- plex as it is made aur to be. j -senior Dave White was to prepare themselves for a college major. But some clas- ses turned out to be a lot harder than students thought they would be. " | took accounting because | wanted to be a business major in college and | thought that maybe it could help me learn the basics, " junior Stacey Murray said. “But | don't feel that I’m learning anything in that class. The class is a lot harder than | thought it would be and my teacher doesn't explain every- thing, so we never know what to do. It also makes me lose inter- est in business. " While business classes were mos ری کی‎ IDO cac SN Kei, KN (ei ٠ Gw, os ر‎ Mar clases also allowed students to catch up on the gossip. Sophomores Jami Stiles and Cindy Hawley chat dur- ing their Algebra class. (Photo by Jamie Watt) N. matter how hard homework was, it had to be done. Senior Marty Johnson gets help from Math Aide Judy Brunner in the Math IMC. (Photo by Jamie Watt) Digits helped discover formulas for success often boring for many students, it didnt seem all bad if they learned something. " My class is not easy, but it is really interesting to see how all of the big corporations work and that it isn't as complex as it is made out to be, " senior Dave White said. Teachers were often depend- ed upon to make classes inter- esting for students. " Mr. (Merle) Garman is really easy to get along with. He ex- plains everything in an interest- ing way and he makes everyone participate, so you cant get bored,’ junior Kate Mitchell said. No matter how pointless a class seemed, something al- ways managed to be planted in students heads. Accounting students managed to learn the basics in accounting, algebra students finally solved quadratic equations simultaneously and calculus students figured out how to calculate the instanta- neous velocity of a satellite. » A. D deg, D Jh. Na ae 4 Wf, P ror ze a " t ۹ du MA. GR d Ge y a d " JM NR Ke e Cd TO ۰ y زی ہو‎ : wi Le E O Fa r Sh ae BS ees ری سو‎ AMENS SEN = E a YT EN -rne Sa Whe d KA? T RA = t mE CUM‏ سن PE‏ ا جو D $ v ke Cé‏ Ka, wis NI NS | CR‏ وہ e uS Pr n My‏ D x - SV B p . ke‏ a‏ جب Wi i‏ 4دا d S Kä os dë A.A? 4 S ` " A NS. We E‏ . ES. e NS We, TAN id‏ 3ھ ےم Y " rU = o Lu ER ١‏ , کپ MAY - Ki ke Kä a wn, x se‏ . ۹ ىر ہے رو یک ای det WR jw, AS Ke:‏ یی ARR‏ امس LC NSA: A eee‏ " مرک , Ri NE a‏ ںہ kV‏ 7 ٹیک ٦‏ ۲ A Ka A a‏ E ART SRT Oo SN ' ےن ور Dome students did their homework during class to avoid taking it home. Ju- nior Kirk Foote works on an assignment during his seventh period Algebra ll class. (Photo by Jamie Watt) reiege typing levels allowed stu- dents to strengthen skills and develop techniques. Sophomore Dan Wilson works on a typing drill during his Typing Il class. (Photo by Jamie Watt) 5 " xE - " La an d, ا‎ E. سز‎ ۲ A wu " d E " a S. TEN, JA پر رم‎ 7 ۰٠ R ET, Be. 4 ei e Ce T B a d! Ch LI B 70 required concentration and intelligence. Senior Sindy Pang finds a quiet place in the media center to finish up her calculus homework. (Photo by ANE ven Business and Math Classes and Clubs زس سح -Stacy Morford Contrary to popular opinion, athletics were not the only rea- sons students spent extra hours at school. Many clubs could have been discovered diligently sharpening their skills before and after regular school hours. Two of these accomplished clubs were Chess Club and Model U. N. " It (Chess Club) stimulates the mind and is a lot more chal- lenging than going home and staring atthe tube for hours, ju- nior David Andre said. Attitudes like Andre ' s brought some of the school's sharpest minds together to form one of lowa' s best high school chess teams. " Ames has had the best team for the last two years and David Andre has been the top player in the state for the last three years. There are really only 20 good chess players in the state and it just happens that half of them go to Ames,” senior Scott Coon said. With so many players at Ames High, two separate teams were -— N ® Mental competition e sharpened minds It (Chess Club) stimulates the mind and is a lot more challenging than going home and staring. at the tube for hours. -junior David Andre RUMP Pa te TU UU 1 e 2 EE سے سے‎ arranged to accomodate all the players. “Varsity and JV are deter- mined by state rankings, mostly varsity is juniors and seniors. We (both teams) usually spend about six hours each week prac- ticing, " freshman Dan Sailsbury Said. While chess players were forming strategic moves in room 103, three doors down the hall Model U. N. members were im- proving their parliamentary pro- cedure and debating skills. Model U. N. was set up to sim- ulate the parliamentary proce- dure of a United Nations assem- bly and form similar resolutions. Each participating school repre- sented a country at a state con- vention. Having nearly 10 mem- bers, Ames was assigned both Angola and Iceland. Bergen for the upcoming Model U. N. conference, adviser Marvin Scott points out some forgotten clauses in the rules of parliamentary procedure. (Photo by Jamie Watt) E) Chess Club, Model U.N. Classes and Clubs " We get topics for our coun- try, like | have Angola's stand on developments in Antarctica,” sophomore Rachel Stansbery said. " First we read pamphlets to get an idea what the country's government believes. Then we write essays on their stand and how lenient they would be re- solving the problem.” While many believe that only sports competitions are vicious, Model U. N. members found op- posing delegates just as abu- sive, only verbally. " Most of us aren't that great of debators. It's a lot of fun, es- pecially to see someone slip up SO we can jump on them and just rip them to shreds,’ senior Phil Schafer said. Hours of dedication helped each club improve their skills. These clubs kept the mind in top condition, just as sports kept the body in shape. Los in concentration, junior David Andre formulates a strategy to defeat his opponent. Andre has been rated first in the state since his freshman year. (Photo by Jamie Watt) Chess Club. Front Row: Mike Patterson, Jeff Sturges, Gustavo Riesco, 7 ed Abdelsadek, Dan Sailsbury, Jim Krogmeier, Matt Welch. Back Row: Davidi . Andre, Chris Rehbein, Bret Larwick, Alan Murdock, Nick Nakadate, Aaron Jones Ri. Robby Schwarzenbach, Adviser Roger Goetchell. Not Pictured: Heidi Brayton) `` Scott Coon, Raji Gandhi, Bob Goodfriend, Brian Lewis, Stuart Penney. 1 J ` ON ates IT M‏ سے ہے ہے ui i reme a ےمج جج‎ " LO DE سے‎ Fx um eege geg degen SEN ge mo ews - EE e ور‎ e cU met ج‎ AO m gem mm the school car, sophomore‏ 7:ص Ron Shinar and adviser Marvin Scott‏ prepare for the Model U. N. conference‏ at UNI April 13. (Photo by Jamie Watt)‏ — Demonstrating the most valuable characteristic to a chess player, pa- tience, Stuart Penney carefully works his king out of a check. (Photo by Jamie Watt) W Todel U. N. Front Row: Vicki Tsai, Nupur Ghoshal, Rachel Stansbery, Connie Hsu. ack Row: Ron Shinar, Noah Zaring, Sumit Basu. Not Pictured: Phil Schafer. » Classes and Clubs Involved -Connie Hsu From people of the past to faces of the future, social stud- les classes gave students a greater understanding of what was already history and what was yet to become history. In classes ranging from An- thropology to Honors U.S. His- tory, students had the opportu- nity to take a closer look at not only the past, but the present and future as well. " | think studying history is im- portant because the past may repeat itself in the future. | like social studies classes because they give me a chance to explore my interest in history, " sopho- more Sarah Van Deusen said. Many students found that so- cial studies classes gave them a chance to get involved with their studies in different ways, and they often benefitted from first-hand experiences. Such an experience was the Advanced Placement Western Civilization trip to Chicago. " | learned a lot about the im- |. Hichard White's anthropology class, junior Paul Gibbons demonstrates his daily shaving routine. The class also conducted an experiment with makeup. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) |. Jim Duea's Honors U.S. History class, sophomore Staci Kepley ques- tions Richard Henry Lee, played by guest speaker Clair Keller. (Photo by Jamie Watt) ER.) Social Studies Classes and Clubs | like the way it all fits together, the way things in history tend to repeat themselves. History is an impor- tant subject, and | think people should learn more about it. -freshman Matt Haubrich pact of art in history by actually going to see the places | d heard about in class. | had a really good time,” junior Jeff Osweiler Said. Politics was also stressed in many of the social studies courses, and the presidential election of 1988 was a popular time for students to become in- volved with political activities in the community, or just gain some needed extra credit for their social studies class. Many Students discovered that they enjoyed following the political Campaigns. “Investigating and resear- ching the (presidential) election e Students exposed to e faces and places was interesting, even thougn | didn't really like the results of the election, sophomore Dev- on Alexander said. " My history class really gave me a chance to learn about politics and gain a greater understanding of the presidential elections. ` Some students enjoyed the academic benefits of studying history as well. “History can help you In a va- riety of subjects, from writing in English classes to French histo- ry in French class. There are a lot of classes where you may use what you learn in history, junior Marit Munson said. Other students enjoyed the social studies classes that fo- cused on history simply be- cause they liked learning about different time periods and new Cultures. “| like the way it all fits togeth- er, the way things in history tend to repeat themselves. History is an important subject, and | think people should learn more about it, " freshman Matt Haubrich Said. d M dding a little humor to Marvin Scott's economics class, senior Ethan Clapp wears a Burger King crown while he and junior Monte Anderson take a test. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) 8 [h Tim Jorgensen's third period sociol- ogy class, juniors Eric Bappe and Jason Berg give a speech on the family struc- ture. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) " و = E سح‎ see i e LP «D 9 . D - o P L 3 » SR? e O » å -c 5 ere rm A - p. m ٣ e d d " bh 4 ۰ ما نک‎ aen i LU S y x | RY | ei tui . 1 ! » H f ae ا‎ ES. Ke ' 0 i ٦ | ۴ i- e 2 DÉI y ` «4 i D é 3 D y uU LI x (T b 8 l Fo een ٦ c a IM € : Lë = W e S ' ae " . (NR E RT e i VN f | UR | " «M i, ilag " Y e LJ AN ea ets . wi ‘as KS — “mlm Ce keer A d Gë pepe 2 E ITT كج7‎ EC ech na ٠ 4 ام‎ =$ Lë dm G f : E . SN e oi e " " p ۱ " P D e yall 3 ۴ De? 7 Ke i " bs e o Kc s A " v. 1 EE ۹ bd Conc IM A Sex? Sec? KE GËT Soa avrS ON ch 7-1 ZH p Li; model battleships, history Reading the Des Moines Register, teacher Marvin Scott demonstrates a freshman Tara Carmean catches up on naval battle of World War Il to his West- current events for a quiz in her World ern Civilization II class. (Photo by Dan Studies 9 class. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) Ketelsen) ATE Social Studies Classes and Clubs Re ez ` Freshman Sophomore Senates. Front Row: Mark Milleman, Jim Meadows, Peter Loutzenhiser, Jami Stiles, Staci Kepley, Nupur Ghoshal, Connie Hsu, Bryce Freeman, Ryan Carver, Jeremy Moore. Second Row: Henee Ripp, Vicki Tsai, Rachel Stansbery, Tammy Gibb, Nicki Praty, Angie Kim, Chris Hampson, Brandon Geise, Pete Egeland, Sandra Deluca, Third Row: Alison Sams, Claire Haws, Joe Nelson, Jennie Jones, Jennifer Kellen, Danny Wilson, Scott Sundstrom, John Barnett, Kjersten Johnson. Back Row: Amanda Cooper Tina Langston, Amy Bartsch, Neena Paul, Jeanne Pugh, Troy Rutter, Mark Sutch, Jeff Kaczmarek Junior Senior Senates. Front Row: Jim Heintz, Wendy Zenor, Neila Anderson, Kim Carey, Megan Manatt, Adriana Platt, Marty Johnson, Sindy Pang, Lilian Riad. Second Row: Blair Greimann, Mike Urick, Tony Potter, Jett Sturges, Tony Landin, Dawn Ricketts, Jeff Dale, Kevin Lee. Third Row: Lia Pierson, Anne Cheville, Eldree Baer, Gretchen Vogel, Amanda Jones, Jennie Pelz, Jill Wall, Stephanie Graves, Sarah Ford, Jayna Jarnagin Back Row: Brian Campbell, Michelle Hoover, Karen Augustine, Tenaya Darlington, Cindy Harris, Christa Jungst Nathan 4lo« - | | Student Council. Front Row: Toni Jackson, Sandra Deluca, Neila Anderson, Carrie Stidwell, Laura McKlveen, Cari Bauman. Second Row: Sindy Pang, Cindy Harris, Josh Littrell, Mike Urick, Jennie Jones Neena Paul Back Row: Jason Burris, Bryce Freeman, Brian Campbell, Noah Zaring, Doug Adams, Danny Wilson, Joe Nel- son Student Senate, Council Classes and Clubs Involved -Heather Jesse For most students, Wednes- day mornings meant an extra half hour of dreamland and a screwed-up schedule. But stu- dent government members didnt have that pleasure. For them Wednesday mornings meant business. This early business meant in- volvement with decision making and the administration. “If we didnt have student government, a lot of things wouldnt get done because the administration doesnt always know what the students want, " Junior Senate Vice-President Lia Pierson said. Since student government was the main tie between the students and the administration, many students felt it was impor- tant to get involved. " | enjoy it the more | get in- volved. It's a good way to spend my time. | have more to say as | get older, " Sophomore Senate A. a Freshman Senate meeting, Vice- President Bryce Freeman demonstrates his leadership skills by conducting a dis- cussion about Welfare Week plans. (Photo by Lanai Byg) ۱ If we didnt have student government a lot of things wouldn t get done because the administration doesnt always know what the stu- dents want. ` -junior Lia Pierson President Danny Wilson said. Student government spent most of its time performing ba- sic duties such as planning Homecoming, school parties, Mistletoe, Welfare Week and Prom. " We spent almost the whole year planning Prom, " Junior Senate member Jill Wall said. “Our toughest decision was picking theme colors that wouldn't clash with the carpet. Student government also tried to provide new opportuni- ties and conveniences for stu- dents like Positive Life Choice Day, earlier opening hours for the media center, girls bath- room stall doors, and guest speaker John Crudele. " The Council thought John Crudele wo uld be neat in com- tare: ہر‎ e Senates, Council dedicated time e for welfare of student body parison to assemblies in the past. It was good to have some- one to talk to the students rather than preach and lecture about drugs, sex and alcohol, " Fresh- man Senate President Sandra Deluca said. But sometimes council and senate members became dis- couraged when trying new things, because they felt they lacked power. " We want and deserve more power. Even if we work really hard to prepare and present our plans with good detail, they can automatically veto it. We tend to be secondary to the administra- tion, " senior Student Council Co-President Noah Zaring said. Since student government wasn't always able to justify its ideas with the administration, the student body often felt that it didn't do anything. " People complain that we don't do anything, but we do try. Students don't respond to the minutes in homeroom, and no one seems to care, Sopho- more Senate Treasurer Vicki Tsai said. " After all, student government is supposed to be for everyone's benefit. " ro con “Se 1 ۲ QUON CORNER QE € u.s ` ` ` EET Dou U $ ۱ ZEN: ANO ٠ . Ké ON AE " - : CON e E .میں‎ . 08 ` | NS 8 2 RA Å tter answering a Welfare Week trivia question correctly, senior Bryan Scha- bel is presented with a free Hardees meal by Senior Senate President Mike Urick. (Photo by James Watt) 7 the fall, Co-Presidents Doug Adams and Noah Zaring kicked off Oak Tree 2000, a plan for the class of 2000 to help beautify the school by planting trees. (Photo by Kendi Neff) Classes and Clubs ( 73 N 0o‏ —- ل ل س س 9 " خی Hiding behind a pair of chemisrtry goggles during Ken Hartman s fifth peri- od chemistry lab, senior Patrick Con- nolly distills alcohol on a bunsen burner. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) o at buds and woody stems under a microscope in their Biology A class are sophomores Elizabeth Holder and Laura Orning. (Photo by Chuck Be- volo) u 4 d 7 A 3 dÉ lie d K Ae iP . TOS ر ر‎ nnm Ecg کک‎ soe rer مت بت Ditigentiy working during their fifth period chemistry lab to construct a still, seniors Mark Mathison and Phil Sposito make ethanol. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) KS i = we x X E : = Y 4 eee n————— oes (o. . —— — e € بب ہے‎ m enum ہے‎ 5E ee سے سس‎ — — —Í ہے‎ B Du dag» gl» -Becky Dill The smell of hot apple pies bellowed from Mr. Hartman's fourth period chemistry lab. Was he holding the Pillsbury bake-off? Was Betty Crocker teaching the class? No, he was teaching his class how to bake pies using simple chemicals. This was just one of the unique things students did dur- ing various science classes. " We dissected frogs in my bi- ology class. We had to take a frog s leg muscle and electro- cute it to see how the muscle re- acted to the treatment. It was good experience in learning more about animal anatomy, " sophomore Dawn Newhouse said. One student's Earth Science class witnessed a planetarium built by science teachers Steve Adams and Jack Troeger. " My class went into a large dome-shaped structure con- structed out of taped-together garbage bags. The ceiling of the dome had pin holes in it repre- xperiment: Wa dissected frogs in my biology class. We had to take a frog's leg muscle and elec- trocute it to see how the muscle reacted to the treatment. It was good experience in learning more about animal anatomy. | -sophomore Dawn Newhouse senting stars. The light from the classroom that showed through the holes and neon paint out- lined the constellations of the night sky, freshman Bryce Freeman said. A physics class learned more about the concept of friction and air pressure by riding on a man- made hover craft. Mr. (Charlie) Windsor put a board, a piece of plastic and a vacuum together to make a hover craft. The craft moved by air pressure pushed out of the vacuum, set on a reverse cycle. The craft created a frictionless plane and was able to float down SW - | i... a bunsen burner in their chemistry lab, seniors Toni Jackson and Shelley Countryman prepare to find the concentration of a solution. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) «D pserving the growth and develop- ment of his Easter lily in the Ames High greenhouse, sophomore Tate Womack checks his plant for moist soil. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) 77 A Students learned through ® experience the hall. It was great fun,” Tom Joensen said. If class didn't prove a form of entertainment for the student they could usually rely on the possibility of learning some- thing interesting. " We learned about the reflec- tion and refraction of light waves. Dr. Jones showed us how light creates waves when it is refracted in a tank of water. It was very interesting and it creat- ed a neat light show,’ junior Jean Clem said. Another student developed an interest in the growth of plants and also found a greater sense of responsibility from this experience. " Growing plants taught me to be responsible, and | also had a very nice plant to present to my parents,’ sophomore Mike Ket- elsen said. These labs and activities en- couraged students to experi- ment and learn exciting new skills in the science field. They also proved a nice change from the routine of everyday class. junior " ww Science Classes and Clubs ( : " ës, 1 over? + ee eee ee ٹک‎ e students improved everyday life A‏ ے۔ ۔ elpi | | E In school and in the community,‏ | | -Kara Maehner Being forced into a new place can be a trying experience for anyone. Whether it was a student, op- posing athletes or senior citi- zens, Ames High students were there to make them feel at home. These students were members of Ambassadors, Peer Helping and Volunteers. " When we (Volunteers) visit the retirement centers it's really important to make sure that the people have a good time that they'll always remember. | think the memories we create will make them think of other good ones as well,’ senior Carol McGee said. The only requirements to be in any of the three programs was to have a charitable attitude toward helping others and to have time available during the school day, after school or on weekends. " You have to be willing to help others, especially new people who need to make friends and learn their way around, junior Ambassador Judy Pang said. According to Sharon Nibbel- ink, coordinator of the Ambas- sador program, Ambassadors D. trip to a senior citizens center, ju- nior Stephanie Graves gives valentines to residents at the annual party given by the Volunteers. (Photo by Jayna Jarnag- in) ll aking new student Jay Carpenter to his classes, sophomore Ambassador Jennie Jones introduces him to his first period geometry teacher, Phil Johnson. (Photo by Kara Maehner) In my peer helping class we talk to each other about problems we have in our lives and then discuss pos- sible solutions to them. -junior Buddy Price was modeled after another schools program. " We started ambassasors af- ter we saw one similar to it at (lowa City) City High School. Some students greeted us at the door and took us on a tour of the school; it was really impres- sive, " Nibbelink said. And how Ames High was rep- resented to visitors was impor- tant to many. " | think it (Ambassadors) shows people that the school cares about new students and visitors, " senior Ambassador Angela Bass said. Although it was important to make good impressions on those who came into the school, the Volunteer Program impres- sed individuals in settings out- side the school. AË KR " | like Volunteers because you can meet people that you never would have met other- wise. A lot of the senior citizens we visit don t get the chance to come up to the school, so we get to bring a piece of it to them,” junior Volunteer Steph Davis said. Though the reputation of the school was high because of its academic and athletic achieve- ments, the atmosphere could sometimes become stressful. Some students felt out of place among a student body of high achievers. " It's a really hard place to fit into, " junior Buddy Price said. " In my peer helping class we talk to each other about prob- lems we have in our lives and then discuss possible solutions to them. " Helping was a key word for all of these programs. In the com- munity and in the school, stu- dents created a good feeling among others, one that was hard to find just anywhere. A: the Special Olympics swim meet held at Ames High, senior Volunteer Mi- chelle Morden cheers on the partici- pants from the side of the pool. (Photo by Jayna Jarnagin) LR Ambassadors. Front Row: Dawn Hunter, Katie Tapscott, Shika Seecharran, Tami Burnham, Angie Kim, Eric Surber, Matt Smalling, Marty Johnson, Debbie Dobbs. Back Row: Karen Heggen, Carol McGee, Elizabeth Holder, Lisa Petersohn, Lana Rahfeldt, Lance Van Houten, Amy Greimann, Monty Muller. - moror Mh .تن‎ a Par A سے‎ BONIS. ISS aal aL) Wn EE ZK. e O pee es lin e M — sor UM NW a = E L LR Kom L| P kä — A7‏ ہے عم ج ہے ےم عم x‏ بر یی dE‏ ¬ TODA xS WIE S NUN,‏ PENES ZELUS €‏ ”.5 ki‏ Late, etm 7 i E ef e ad CLP OP. AP 5 نم‎ Bas 1 wi Peer Helping. Front Row: Allison Campbell, Carrey Foote, Tara Hensley, Wendy Zenor, Michelle Rayons, Amy Morrison, Jennie Pelz, Jessica Miller. Second Row: Scott Harold, Kim Webb, Michelle Morden, Dawn Cadwell, Stacia Madsen, Libby Black, Camille Young, Danielle Wright. Third Row: Ron Rittgers, Jerry Spencer, Judicia Lomantow, Tim Johnson, Amanda:Jones, Lori Schorpp, Toria Simmons. Back Row: Yvonne Johnson, Linda E Fausch, Angela Bass, Ben Baccam, Rich Cooper, Angie Brunner, Carrie Soy . ۴ ترک‎ f ` RE CC Çon (ek moneo we 8 ANN ` E ` ; ` ۹ 0 مم‎ OR Soro wi A ہم‎ We .جو یہ‎ " ۸ ee a ادا یر‎ " m Dë Sr. . EN COE RENNIN A ex رین نل‎ Os ہی تو‎ " Au a P 1 Ka Age. Gab ' - = DAN ones r geg موا مد‎ Baix! R i A WEEN eet” ot, ORA, ` 0)0 Wi ee, ST ENER $ زا اود یں‎ 3 Wes‏ کت E) ap ‘a d " e sg - j d a - ہب نرک‎ Shoe KENE, جس‎ LIN " Y NE E ۹ B (MI SE. Air Ki væ " Dom oil ہج سرد ×ش کے‎ Kn pte m ERR 4 wot) eg MEER " 6 Vo e G e, QU, d JS awe A PN Nos OE ` EE Baa eee ax spt eM Volunteers. Front Row: P. Westvold, W. Conley, M. Stover, K. Osterberg, K. Konechne, S. Countryman, M Warren, A. Doyle, M. Morden. Second Row: M. Johnson, D. Dobbs, J. Tabatabai, S. Graves, N. Devens, M Nelsen, J. Folkman, L. Black, A. Slater, S. Harvey. Third Row: K. Tapscott, S. Miller, B. Wollaston, K. Scott, S. Hunger, B. Dinsmore, B. Moore, C. Osslund, A. Cheville, T. Rogers, T. Schwieger. Fourth Row: S. Madsen, M. Hoover, A. Morrison, A. Hausman, K. Maehner, D. Kislingbury, L. Rahteldt, K. Allen, C. Jungst, J. Hansen, A. Jones Fifth Row: H Jesse, D. Dubansky, J. Holder, M. Manatt, N. Schnieder, C. Bauman, T. Scherr, T. East, C. McGee, L. Schorpp, N. Anderson. Sixth Row: J. Miller, T. Pipitone, S. Met zger, J. Pelz, C. Young, S. Davis, R. Renz, L. Riad. Seventh Row: E. Bappe, J. Berg, A. Scott, M. Smalling, E Surber, A. Platt, K. Stever- mer, J. Jarnagin, Back Row; R. Chieves, T. Potter, L. Van Houten, J. Weiss. Peer Helping, Volunteers, Ambassadors Classes and Clubs BS imming class was a favorite with many students. Preparing to dive in are seniors Tina Stephenson, Doug Wiskus and Ron Gregory. (Photo by Dan Ketel- sen) oo cooking required lots of time and concentration. Junior Holly Van Winkle gives both of those as she learns how to make soup during home eco- nomics class. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) m. ID utin the butter for hot lunches was one of the responsibilities the students had. Freshman Jason Kotouc arranges the pats on a tray for serving. (Photo by Quentin Crowner) ER o Wa? wt a ee ge As REA T رآ‎ Pia ۷۷و‎ ` La Ce KR ا‎ e? Raat P be Ge ےھ‎ T سر سی‎ Let COE رم‎ Ll RC HA, Jc im رب‎ PC کو‎ ہے‎ " 0. y Error Nn ا‎ ad e Working in pairs taught students how to cooperate. Junior Mark Angove readies the ingredients as sophomore Melissa Wierson stirs them. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) W A m ewe 7o -Jennie Jones One look inside room B-1 will tell you it's not a regular class- room. There's a stove, sink and refrigerator along one wall, a computer, a table full of artwork and only 10 desks. There is a reason for this. These additions are utilized to fulfill the needs of the special ed- ucation students who use it. “The students spend all day together except for P.E. and lunch for the most part, so they- re with each other all the time,” teacher Reggie Greenlaw said. Instead of changing classes each period with different stu- dents and teachers, these stu- dents stayed with each other for most of the day. And besides having different classes such as language arts, vocational prepa- ration and community mobility, they had their own classes of in- dustrial arts, P.E. and home eco- nomlics. " We measure ingredients and cook things like potato soup. In industrial arts we made cars and a map of the state that was ex- nited: ) | see my friends from out- side of class during lunch. | like talking to everybody and meeting people., It's helped me to be ebay -sophomore Michelle Rice cellent,” junior Holly Van Winkle Said. The special curriculum was geared to prepare the students for life, but it didn't often include interaction with other people in the school. To change that situ- ation, a program was started to help socially integrate the spe- cial education students with reg- ular students. As part of that program, a buddy system was set up, pairing a peer helper with one of the students. " My friend was Kendal Holder and we'd eat breakfast some- times, color in the cafeteria or go up to the MC to work on the computers, " sophomore Missy CERCHI» (grt ` ` Gi? d M!‏ وھ وضو I]‏ بت Interaction, curriculum taught vital lessons Wierson said. Every few days one or two peer helpers would visit the classroom during the after- noons. " They play games like Uno with us; if it's a nice day we'll go on walks and sometimes we watch movies together, sopho- more Tammy Horness said. ۱ There were other times during the day when the students had | a chance to interact with people | outside of their classes. " | see my friends from outside of class during lunch. | like tal- | king to everybody and meeting new people; it's helped me to be | less shy, " sophomore Michelle Rice said. Students found friends in the regular grade-appropriate hom- eroom they attended every day. " | liked being able to talk to friends l'd made in homeroom and saying “hi” to them,” fresh- man Jason Kotouc said. While the curriculum for these students may have been differ- ent, they too found that friends could breach any gap. | M aking soup was a favorite activity in home economics class. Stirring his latest project is junior Steve Sederburg and helping him is sophomore Mary Mohler. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) | IP articipating in Special Olympics was important to many students. During a district meet, sophomore Sherry Mas- sey is poised to enter the water. (Photo by Quentin Crowner) - mmm — ee — S Less. - £ Foreign Language Classes and Clubs Tradition: -Stacy Morford From touring Spanish palaces to reenacting a French revolu- tion, foreign language classes toyed with traditions. Traveling to foreign countries has become a tradition and of- ten the very reason for learning a foreign language. " | always wanted to visit Eu- rope, and since my ancestry is German that seemed like the logical language to learn so | could go there, " junior Michael Cantonwine said. The German trip was an ex- change; students from Ames saw Germany in June and stu- dents from Wulfrath saw lowa in March. " We always have a great time when the Germans are here, but every one (German) I've had left at least one beer bottle and a pair of underwear behind,” sophomore Devon Alexander sald. Allowing the teenagers tO drink alcohol in Europe suprised the American students touring They (Spanish students) could buy beer and wine in their school cafeteria just like we buy milk in ours. j -senior Sara Scholten France and Spain. “They (Spanish students) could buy beer and wine in their school cafeteria just like we buy milk in ours,” senior Sara Schol- ten said. While most of the students en- joyed the trips, many would not stay in the foreign schools. " | loved Spain, but | wouldn't want to attend school there,” senior Michelle Morden said. “The desks were like old ink- well desks, and the classrooms were so dirty | felt like | could wear gardening clothes and not feel out of place. " Living with Spanish or French families for two weeks was a crash course in the language and returning to the States, four Spanish Competition Team. Front Row: N. Nakadate, C. Willard, S. Coon, A. Wag- ner. Second Row: S. Litchfield, E. Overland, J. Wall, S. Madsen, E. Johnson, S. VanDeusen. Back Row: R. Hefley, L. VanHouten, D. Kruempel, S. Penney, S. Wess- man, M. Rayhons, K. Stevermer. EÊ eta his friends in a Spanish restaurant, senior Lance Van Houten de- monstrates a Spanish custom of car- bonating cider. (Photo courtesy of Carrie Stidwell) Students experi- enced cultures; started traditions of these students found their conversation abilities had im- proved enough to win honors at the State Spanish competition in quiz bowl and dialogue. “The quiz bowl was just a bunch of questions about Spain, spoken in Spanish of course. For dialogue we were given a topic and 10 minutes to prepare a conversation. One dialogue placed fifth and the quiz bowl team placed second in State,” sophomore Amy Murphy said. Foreign language classes participated in more activities than previous years, from Span- ish and German competitions to French theatrical productions. " Were reenacting some scenes from the French revolu- tion in a screenplay. We've been studying French history and the play is helping us understand reasons behind the revolution,” senior Phil Berger said. Combining the traditional trips to Europe and creative new challenges made learning a for- eign language an experience worth the time spent. | | i E ۱ ۱ $i b Resting in the courtyard, seniors Lance Van Houten, Sarah Post, Neila Anderson and Leah Whigham talk with Teri Mickelson while touring painter EI Greco s home. (Photo courtesy of Mi- chelle Morden) Doing his best impersonation of Lou- is XVI, senior Phil Berger puts together a costume to portray the French king in a play put on by the French 4 class. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) Sm " na 7 عو‎ T s کو A و 200 LAY‏ سس besen €‏ ei ME e M ہے‎ wow wes? m 7 ھ٦‎ deo c MÀ REL e b Pp اطع " ‎ وا ہوک جج‎ e e تا‎ EES X ام‎ SCH ein Be Ke Aer - x D " x ei Ka ab - è سر‎ » D " CN UC و کید‎ p i. : MM MM —M——r Ge? PUT , ke x t € = — — —— ——— —— e — EL (ei Tp re LM Ze " emm T9 Reon a TI XX DS " . l , e " o ` via | | EES SE N SQ. 3 +0000 DA TS SS Do | de Ha? CEN TY UU ۱ MR » H E Ge Á i 2 + RRS im ) dE vz (EM , ` A; si R Hr EE l E ET Aes ov i " ei nie éi ۸ , 1 ENS 4 M " | 78 te A T CB: EON 4 e .۸ج‎ 5 ٦ ra D 6 PU KA Banding in front of a French shop, juniors Steve Beaudry and Sara Gitchell and senior Phil Berger wait for a friend buying flowers for his French family. (Photo courtesy of Amy Hausman) Foreign Language Classes and Clubs e | TER Uh wir LI ` D -Stacia Madsen It's 11 p.m. and youre travel- ing in your car on a deserted country road when suddenly your fan belt breaks. Would you know how to fix it? Well, if you had taken Auto Mech you should. Learning skills that could be of use in later years was one reason students chose to take Auto Mechanics as well as Me- tals, Drafting and Electronics. Two days a week auto me- chanic students learned about cars through book work. On the other days, they gained hands- on experience which ranged from rotating tires io changing oil, to checking engines. " I wanted to be independent, " senior Jenny Trumpy said. ‘| heard that when a woman goes to get her car fixed she get charged twice as much. | just wanted to get an understand- Ing. Grasping an understanding when it came to cars interested many students. took the class | " Before | oer a free period, junior Ed Junker works on Staining a project for his wood- working class. The class was taught by Jerrold Swenson. (Photo by Lanai Byg) Working on a drafting assignment, junior Tim Jaspering and senior Jeremy Kellen attempt to finish their projects be- fore class ends. (Photo by Lanai Byg) Skilled: ۱ .۱ knew nothing about a car except how to put gas into it. But now | can fix it if its simple enough and save money at the same time. ; -junior Jeremy Babcock EES, ےا کت یٹ ےه‎ knew nothing about a car except how to put gas into it, junior Jeremy Babcock said. ‘But now | can fix it if it's simple enough and save money at the same time. Learning about cars was made easier by the Auto Mech teacher Duane Howard. “He is an understanding guy; he's in touch with us, " junior shad Crippen said. “He gives demonstrations over the things in the book. Demonstrations weren t used as much in drafting. Students drew objects from examples in the book. Drawing was aided by computers, which made correc- ting mistakes easier and pre- pared students for possible fu- Vocational classes helped prepare ہس‎ — ] for life beyond high school ture opportunities. " | want to go into engineering or aerospace design and | need experience in drafting, senior Jeremy Kellen said. " Working with computers now will help me when | have to use them later in my work. ` Besides Drafting and Auto Mech, students could also use skills obtained in Metals class later in life. " We learn how to use metals along with how to make them stronger, " sophomore Matt Hill said. '' can use it out of high school. | can work on construc- tion crews, weld ships and Cars. ` In the electronics classes, much of the work was done in labs. They worked at stations and learned how to design cir- cuits and think of practical appli- cations for them. Whether it was book work or lab work students liked, voca- tional classes opened doors for some to experience things they might continue after high school. Mua یر‎ p ٹیر‎ Pn ہے ما During the first period Auto Mechan- ics || class, senior J. J Doyle loosens lug nuts in order to replace an old tire on his dad's Cadillac. (Photo by Lanai Byg) 1 Duane Howard's Auto Mech | class, senior Frank Goerner tries to replace a rusted out exhaust manifold pipe on his car as part of his lab work. (Photo by La- nai Byg) LE? Ma A NN ung on his car in Auto Mech Il, Î rimming a piece of metal for his ro- senior Matt Booth discovers during lab bot is senior Chad Bouton. Bouton took that he will have to replace an old hose the robot to the Hawkeye Science Fair with a new one. (Photo by Lanai Byg) and earned a $1000 scholarship for first place. (Photo by Lanai Byg) M ا‎ y . . 1 H Vocational Classes Classes and Clubs Experience -Michelle Hayhons Mooing contests, pushing a suited man into a pool, tee- peeing your teachers house and tricking a student into eating a carmel onion doesn't sound like your typical class. With fun in mind, DECA and VICA mem- bers gained valuable work expe- rience outside and inside the classroom. " We have parties all the time. Once we had a carmel apple eat- ing contest. We gave (senior) Bob Sansgaard a carmel onion. He had half of it mowd down, then he realized what it was,” DECA member, senior Chris Heid said. In DECA (Distributive Educa- tion Club of America), students applied their leadership and work knowledge at confer- ences. Through interviews and tests in their job area, various awards were obtained through- out the year. By earning third place in the state competition in a job area, seniors John Weiss and Mi- chelle Davis competed in the na- tional DECA conference in Or- lando, Florida. If you get an angry custom- er complaining about their checking account, it's not what you learned in math class that's going to help you deal with them. School prepares you for college, DECA prepares you for the work world. -senior Jeneane Beck " | think you learn more about yourself. Other classes are al- ways so negative. There's no pressure to learn, so | feel like | learn more,’ senior John Weiss said. DECA built members’ self- confidence, leadership abilities and social skills, while also serv- Ing as a peer group to discuss everyday work problems. “If you get an angry customer complaining about their check- ing account, its not what you learned in math class that's go- ing to help you deal with them. School prepares you for col- lege, DECA prepares you for the work world, senior Jeneane Beck said. BRETT QU s ` Dy b ` AM Zë TOAN H D. 2) A: the DECA Halloween party, mem- bers pulled a practical joke on senior Katie Tapscott. She ended up sitting in a pail of water. (Photo courtesy of DECA) (ga ) DECA, VICA Classes and Clubs 9 DECA, VICA earned credit e " hile mixing work and fun Preparing students for the fu- ture was a major goal in both DECA and VICA (Vocational Industrial Club of America). " We get cars donated to us. We fix them up and sell them. We have speakers come in to talk to us. It gets us ready for the work world, " senior Don Wright said. The VICA members attended conferences in Nebraska, Kan- sas City and Des Moines. The trip to Kansas City included a day at Worlds of Fun. And trips like these brought the students together. You imagine these guys as tough and all. But when Mr. (Don) Faas was in the hospital, all the guys were giving their money to Don Wright to buy him flowers, " senior Christy Claas- sen said. E Along with having fun, DECA ۷۳ and VICA members’ abilities E grew through work, friends and competitions. Bua cleaning a dirty air compres- ser during class, VICA member, senior Mark DeJoode prepares it to be sold by the school. (Photo by Michelle Rayhons) — ` | YES D EST) DECA. Front Row: Tricia Ryan, Stephanie Ottoson, Heather Hatten, Donna Kislingbury, Katie Tapscott PEE Westvold, Lisa Shaffer, Kristin Adams, Michelle Davis, Beverly Rhoades, Jeneane Beck. Second Row: B® m Archbold, Teresa Nutt, Chaeho Choi, Amy Greimann, Brandon Miller, Randy Bitz, Tony Paulson, 77 Coordinator Darrel Abel. Third Row: Eric Holm, Scott Anderson, Jason Bauge, Todd Kibsgaard. J. J. ONSE Paul Flugrad, Wendy Conley, Mindy Woodworth, Erika Mehle. Back Row: Tim Madson, Nikki Schnieder, Klingseis, Tami Keigley. EA Front Row: Robert Helmbrecht, Chris Canon. Second Row: Matt Larson, Pat zimalzried, Adam Wagner, Steve Paterson, Coordinator Don Faas. Third Row: E Ringsdorf, Christy Claassen, Jamin Reynoldson, Jason Wendt, Mark De- de Not Pictured: Scott Magnuson, Rob Miller, Don Wright. Duties of VICA students included working on the United Way project. Sen- iors Matt Larson and Chris Canon add finishing touches to a sign during class. (Photo by Michelle Rayhons) Huet DECA, members must work 15 hours a week at their job. Senior Mindy Woodworth straightens swim- ming suits in the junior section at Younk- ers. (Photo by Michelle Rayhons) Foz to a lecture about Interstate and highway driving, sophomore Nicci Sartori pays attention in class. (Photo by Amanda Jones) dung notes during Adult Living class, junior Amy Morrison and senior Annie Weltha talk about life after high school. (Photo by Amanda Jones) lr the new Driver Ed car, sophomore Chris Van Auken and instructor Bob Heighberger go over the pre-start pro- cedures. (Photo by Amanda Jones) Home Ec, Driver Ed Classes and Clubs 2 än, CTETUR e? = gert ' n— " Ew " Yo در دو ہر‎ Nc ڈور‎ SPEC UTR و‎ gg T عو‎ 2 Freedom -Jennifer Holden Sooner or later students dis- covered that after high school life would be different; no one to answer to, no curfew, no more fights with parents. But being on their own also meant that the services previously found at home would be up to them. They would have to realize food doesnt prepare itself, and Cy- Hide doesnt go everywhere they need to go. One of the first steps toward independence was to complete the driver education class to get a license. " | didnt want to take Driver Education through the school, but there is no way around it. The fact is I'd die without my li- cense, junior Molly Holz said. " | think Driver Ed is really bor- ing. Most of the stuff that you learn is common knowledge, and it's different when driving with parents, sophomore Kris- ta Handeland said. To break up the boredom of Driver Ed, the classes met four Now | realize that what I'm learning will help when | go to colleges You learn a lot that isn't common knowl- edge. " y -junior Angela Buxton different times a week, with a mixture of different people in each class. " | like the different classes, its a lot easier to learn when there aren't so many people in the class, " sophomore Melanie Clapp said. Many students discovered that a drivers license alone wouldnt buy them freedom. They found that a class such as Adult Living, which exposed sit- uations that they might face af- ter high school, was beneficial. " | decided that when | go to college it would be helpful to learn how to live without my par- ents’ help,” junior Angela Bux- ton said. To become more indepen- dent, students also found it E AL CET eco Participating in a discussion in their Adult Living class, juniors Jean Clem and Darice Brinkman discuss teen prob- lems. (Photo by Amanda Jones) Been a game, sophomore Jenni- fer Kellen, senior Julie Theile and junior Kim Webb learn about children in Child Development. (Pho e Preparatory classes helped elearn about independence helpful to learn how to cook. " In class we learned how to make bread and things; it's a lot more interesting than | thought it would be, " senior Mark De- Joode said. Adult Living not only taught students how to do household chores, but also how to survive on their own. " Now | realize that what | m learning will help when ١ go to college. You learn a lot that isn t common knowledge, Buxton Said. Some students wanted to learn more than basic skills for their futures, and took career- oriented classes. " I'm taking interior design be- cause ld like to decorate my own home some day. I'm also thinking of pursuing a career in interior design,’ junior Kelli Hemmi said. Regardless of reasons for taking the courses, most stu- dents found that independence wouldnt be easy and classes such as Driver Ed and Home Ec could help. to by Amanda Jones) Home Ec, Driver Ed Classes and Clubs (AM | | Chamber Choir. Front Row: Michelle Hoover, Neila Anderson, Sara Scholten, Rob Umbaugh, Cara Bianchi, Caroline Spike, Margaret Lloyd. Back Row: Dan Jolly, Me- lanie Fidelke, Rod Harl, Jodi Skaff, Jill Osweiler, Todd Boehlje, Ami Soden, Matt Cable, Amy Mangold, Jason Volmer, Gretchen Vogel, Dan Anderson, Rick Kirkpat- rick, Adriana Reyes. Rob Parrish. Andv Scott. SOS EE, سے‎ - E? » 7 Concert Chorale. Front Row: J. Osweiler, A. Newman, A. Cheville, M. Cable, J. Skaff, C. Faidley, M. Fidelke, G. Vogel, R. Umbaugh, S. Scholten, D. Jolly, N. Ghoshal, R. Kirkpatrick, C. Bianchi. Second Row: M. Thomas, V. Miller, A. Pepper, J. Osweiler, L. Cummings, M. Herman, A. Man- gold, A. Reyes, A. Scott, C. Spike, T. Landin, K. Peterson, K. Willson. Third Row: S. Pang, S. Klonglan, R. Parrish, R. Peters, M. Lloyd, N. Anderson, T. Boehlje, M. Hoover, H. Shierholz, C. Nelson, S. Harms. Back Row: J. Carlson, K. Allen, M. Clark, M. Patterson, C. Tosten, T. Johnson, A. Soden, R. Harl, K. Augustine, C. Osslund, D. Anderson, J. Volmer, E. Dunn, S. Dorr. 7 € VI " - —- - Concert Choir. Front Row: A. Kihl, K. Magoon, D. Millsaps, A. Horner, C. Scott, J. Farrington, C. Chen, M. Johnson, S. Hendricks, M. Trivedi, A. Murphy. Second Row: M. Nelson, K. Oldehoeft, A. Kim, J. Dejong, D. Alexander, M. Faidley, R. Kirkpatrick, G. Morden, H. Callison, S. Ethington, T. Burnham, A. Johnston. Third Row: L. McDorman, A. Trivedi, K. Allen, S. Johnson, C. Puffer, J. Sturges, S. Bakken, T. Hoekstra, W. Huntington, M. Clapp, T. Cruse. Back Row: M. Menard, K. Handeland, A Whigham, A. Farrier, G. Wilcken, B. Pepper, C. Remsburg, D. Demoss, T. Stephenson wie e Lon v. e $ 27 یہ ماک ںہ عم مین یہر ری‎ ma — orn ANGES dan e ہیں میں‎ al 2 D tam 3 MESES. v. ER WA E We 7تت‎ رپ‎ E d oie ST DU GES Pre EA te e EMI ME کات‎ NAR oe cS " ry " ۷×۰۳ Ew Ze APS کے‎ LES Freshman Choir. Front Row: M. Patterson, K. Pfeifle, K. Olson, J. Hatfield, K. Goudy, C. Bone J. Ballantine, H. Anderson, N. Paul, S. Coon, A. Swyter, K. Peterson, accompanist S. Pans D. Sibbel. Second Row: C. Biggerstaff, A. Meyers, S. Seiler, B. Goodfriend, P. Boyd, M. P jan, B. Greving, N. Nakadate, C. Spike, R. Millerbernd, E. Powell, K. Kellerhalls, T. Fehr. Third HOW L. Ford, K. Daddow, R. Lueth, S. Deluca, K. Johnston, M. Anderson, M. Robinson, C. Bren = J. Meadows, J. Siebert, M. Prochaska, R. Schwartz. Last Row: J. Kamerize, J. Purdy, B. Neina gall, S. Allen, M. Sutch, E. Warme, E. Martin, C. Rehbein, Ni. Larson, B. Jackson, T. Langston N. Wendt, T. Carmean. ` E ai 1 | Dedicated -Steve Wuhs Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti De Thats the way many students were first introduced to chorus back in fifth grade. But since then, a lot of students have got- ten serious about their singing. | ve taken it every year since seventh grade when it became optional. First | did it because my friends were in it. Then I dis- covered that | could really sing, SO | stayed with it. Now it's a challenge, senior Todd Boehlje sald. For those students who did like to sing, there were a number of activities in which they could get involved. Many freshmen found the ad- vantage of having their own chorus. “The variety of people in the Freshman Choir makes it more interesting. People experiment more in ninth grade,’ freshman Mark Robinson said. Epping along with the Concert Cho- rale are sophomore Jodi Skaff and jun- iors Tim Johnson and Anne Chewville. Concert Chorale was entered after an audition. (Photo by Doug Adams) A E —— سس at D = | 2 First | did it because my friends were in it. Then | discovered that | could re- ally sing, so | stayed with it. -senior Todd Boehlje Most choruses met one peri- od a day, with one private voice lesson a week. Many students found the sessions stressful, but others realized the lessons served a purpose. " It s basically to improve your tone, quality, range and enun- ciation,’ freshman Krista Olson Sald. Students often found that the voice lessons were helpful in Concert Chorale and Chamber Choir, the most advanced cho- ruses for which auditions were required. But for those students who didn t like the pressure of an au- dition, Concert Choir was an op- tion. " Concert Choir isn't nearly as serious as Concert Chorale. It's more fun because there isn't as BA ccompaniste played an important part in the chorus. Playing their respective in- Struments are senior Sindy Pang, fr esh- man Leigh Martin and junior Joe Kuhl. P (Photo by Doug Adams) Choral Department Classes and Clubs © eStudents were serious eabout singing much pressure, Monty Faidley said. There were many other activi- ties in which students could get involved. Madrigal was a repro- duction of medieval traditions. Ames High and ISU students sang around Ames over the win- ter holiday, wearing vintage clothes and performing authen- tic medieval music. “It was a really unique experi- ence. It felt like you were living in the 16th century,’ junior Mi- chelle Hoover said. All these types of training led to special opportunities for sing- ing students. April 1, 60 stu- dents went to the State Solo and Ensemble Contest in Boone. While the whole group gave strong performances, 26 acts returned to Ames with ‘I ratings. " You prepare music and practice it a month before you go. You sing your part for five minutes, then you re finished, " senior Caroline Spike said. The Do Re Mi of old became more challenging, just as chorus did. [hat harmless phrase was replaced with Er Zee Lay Ee Bo Ka Koo Na Ma Pa Oo Day Kaka Ka Lee Poon Ga Ray Kakaka. sophomore [2] eg - pome = i سس‎ 0. for a lively audience are senior Ami Soden, sophomore Margaret Lloyd and senior Neila Anderson in one of four concerts during the year. (Photo by Doug Adams) — ہے‎ TTY ر‎ e el, - T e s D E Eo ss ] ato e 7 » do ad - aw Ca ns اس —— —.A——À سے‎ Varsity brass and percussion. Front row: Mark Titus, Davin Flatten, Breann Bru- ton, Tom Friedrick, Dave Jurgens, John Brunschean, Jason Brubaker, Brad Hensel. Second row: John Paque, Mike Johnson, Karl Lunde, Cara James, Brett Schilling, Travis Senne. Back row: Tollif DeJong, Gerald McConnell, Matt Zbracki, Ben Goodwin, FlorAnn Ramsey, Jeff Brown, Steve Litchfield. Ke " hae ? Lë ———— BANES تب‎ o e I mop p” Del, EE N aft, d e ےس‎ , ' d‏ ہو E‏ اپ کا ا ا پت MM EE‏ ہیں حا o‏ دیو SUE son‏ T " DP E e d ' , " ‏ ہہ E‏ ys Come‏ ہر - OMM. nth Pan e roo TI Ka NRW 4 oni سا‎ ° d LI UC, M 5 7 " w gi I J A . M ` و‎ “J 9 بس رر‎ ' 3 KS, ks AN - x T alt Wee e. VEI SS =. A. حور سی‎ 7 Keis SR, ` P بد‎ VILAM dS AG ند‎ ERES d PUO dene RCM (e ei ` 7 کک‎ E 7 : n " Sw va «aV, n a LaL رر‎ (os tn ec Ka »» LJ Varsity Woodwinds. Front row: Jessica McKee, Jodi Skaff, Catherine Woodman, Kelli Hemme, Rachel Peterson, Suzanne Harvey. Second row: Amy Miller, Rachel Peterson, Noreen Chowdhery, Rhonda Ratashak, Kelly Magoon. Back row: Carl Forsling, Sam Johnston, Cindy Hawley, Laura Orning, April Johnston, Ben Jackson. " om mo Po کے‎ Pam 7 S we v RAE E M 4. Ce Concert brass and percussion. Front row: Joe Newman, Rick Kirkpatrick, Katie Drake, Christine Evans, Jodi Concert Woodwinds. Front row: Erik DeLuca, Eric Huang, Wendy Christensen, Kate Wilson, Amy Hausman ry Berger, Raji Gandhi. Second row: Ed Jackson, Lia Pierson, Dan Jolly, Todd Boehlje, Mike Kavanaugh, Brent Sarah Harms, Cindy Harris, Suzi Hunger. Second row: Laura McKlveen, Derek Kruempel, Dan Kliebenstein de Hill, David Sedgwick. Third row: George Applequist, Matt Cable, Dan Anderson, Alicia Gilley, Gerald McConnell, Anne Cheville, Vicki Tsai, Becky Rieck, Tony Landin, Becky Moore. Third row: Chris Nelson, Chris Goodwin Matt Douglas, Kevin Lee, Andrew Buttermore. Back row: Dan Dobson, Stuart Penny, Connie Hsu, Eric Wylie, Chris Osslund, Sara Scott, Amy Mangold, Suzanne Klonglan, Sara McPhail. Back row: Jill Osweiler, ۷ Brent Weber, Jeremy Babcock, David Nickum Greisch, Mike Patterson, Kari Rosenbush, Kirsten Royal, Beth Dinsmore, Rob Parrish. 7 Band Classes and Clubs LL — ——— gp مے‎ (o AP we an Band. Front row: Stacey Clouser, Amy Sweeter, Laura Young, Summer Knutson, Kathy Melvin, Ann m ore, Amy Leeman. Second row: Andy Homan, Solmon Abel, Paul Boyd, Matt Welch, Dan Salsberry, ee Krogmer, Kari Nass, Jenny Goering. Third row: Sandra Deluca, Christy Phiefly, Sarah Coats, Cassie Bigger- 4 | Jeanie Pugh, Vesper Brace, Jenny Gladon, Amy Wagner, Erika Helmuth. Fourth row: Marc Maehner, " auyce Freeman, Matt Haubrich, Mark Milleman, Becci Peterson, Kjersten Johnson, Kate Goudy, Kori Heuss, Sheets. Lisa Moore, Dawn Sibbel. Back row: Matt Abbott, Mark Strahan, Jamie Lang, Jason Swift, Jason is, Mike Amfahr, Matt Thomas, Renee Ripp, Holly Anderson, Karin Klocke, Emily Olson. Exciting: : -Kara Maehner band A well-defined range of wavelengths, frequencies or energies of optical, electric or acoustic radiation. (-The Web- sters New Collegiate Dictio- nary) Besides band, Own group. " | think there are really three types of people in band. The freshmen who have to be, the people who are really into it, and people like myself who like to play but dont take it that seri- Ously, junior Tom Friedrich Said. For those who took it less se- riously, out-of-school dedica- tion to band was rare. " | usually practice 30 minutes a week; some people practice an hour a night, " senior Dan Kliebenstein said. But no matter how much prac- tice was done during free time, band members got the chance this definition of its members drew their conclusions about the A: a band lesson, sophomore Kerri Rosenbush practices in hopes of per- fecting a piece. Band members attended lessons weekly with instructor Homer Gartz. (Photo by Jamie Watt) t's incredible. | got goose bumps just listening to the sounds coming from other musicians ` instruments. The music is so powerful . | saw a side of music that | had never seer be- fore. -junior Cindy Harris to polish up on their music in their weekly lessons. " Sometimes you don't have the time to practice at home, les- sons give you more time to prac- tice your music,” freshman Sar- ah Coats said. “It gives you the chance to learn your parts right because the teacher is there to show you how. To some, the instructional and competitive the opportunities that band offered, such as the All-State band contest, were un- equal to ones offered by other activities. " | really like competing 1۰۳ State. It's incredible. | got goose bumps just listening to the sounds coming from other mu- sicians' instruments. The music is so powerful, when | went | saw a side of music that | had junior never seen before,” Marching at the halftime of an Ames High football game, the band rotates into a formation under the direction of Homer Gartz. (Photo by Jamie Watt) l'ractice and compe- tition brought harmony Cindy Harris said. One thing seemingly all the musicians geared up for was the Veishea Parade in which the marching band competes every year. " | think everyone is pretty ex- cited because we compete against all the other bands in the parade, " sophomore Vicki Tsai said. “We all just try to do our best. ` One of the reasons they have been invited to be in the parade for so many years is because of the band's many achievements. And this year was no different as they placed first in the parade. “The entire band is made up of people who want to play. This positive attitude prepares a group and carries through in their performances, band di- rector Homer Gartz said. some felt the performances given by the bands at Vieshea and at the concerts in fall, winter and spring could represent the band without words. " When you come to a band concert you realize how people that are totally different can work together, " senior John Ok- ishil said. Band Classes and Clubs A سے‎ t EE a EE a a ERI Orchestra. Front Row: Catherine Woodman, Nikki McCubbin, Susan Owen, Sharon Miller, Sara McPhail, Kristin McGinness. Second Row: Mark Robinson, Solveig Johnson, Leigh Martin, Christine Willard, Wendy Huang, Michelle Goodwin. Back Row: Chris Dieter, Joe Kuhl, Tim Hoekstra, Jeremy Babcock, Randy Peterson, John Percy. Pep Band. Front Row: B. Langston, D. Kliebenstein, D. Kruempel, B. Goodwin, S. Litchfield, J. Babcock, S Harms, S. McPhail, S. Klonglan, R. Peters. Second Row: G. McConnel, A. Buttermore, M. Douglas, D. Ander- son, T. DeJong, N. Zaring, S. VanDeusen, G. Applequist, E. Jackson. Third Row: E. Deluca, C. Goodwin, C Forsling, K. Rosenbusch, D. Jolly, K. James, T. Friedrich, J. Berger, K. Drake. Back Row: S. Penny, R. Kirkpat- rick, P. Clausius, R. Gandhi, D. Dobson, D. Sedqawick, B. Hill, J. Newman, T. Senne l ۲ Dixieland Band: Front Row: Tony Landin, Katie Drake, Dave Sedgwick, Steve Litch 3 Flag Corps. First Row: Medina Warren, Ife Fadeyi, Jenny Trumpy, Krista Osterberg, Shawn Dorr. Back Row: Stephanie Coon, Lisa Elbert, Kelli Hemme, Florann Ram- field. Back Row: Dan Dobson, Matt Douglas, Dan Anderson. sey, Susie Taylor. om mp. P eda AUR. ےو‎ P e — Band Classes and Clubs € سے‎ u] We CC EV XAR. AE em eg EE n E Ee, gege EE ےد سر سس‎ EN e E rg on EE d Sen .,Udfreshman Jazz Band: Front Row: Jennifer Gladon, Jennifer Goehring, Kari Nass, e Groups allowed students Opportunity? -Kim Carey " Band. Oh, thats where a bunch of people get together and play lots of different instru- ments. What many people didn t realize was that band con- sisted of so much more than just " playing instruments. " Playing an instrument or being interest- ed in music gave students the opportunity to be involved in a variety of individualized groups. Playing in the jazz band often allowed students to miss class. Getting out of school, along with having practices only once a week were seen as definite ad- vantages of jazz band. " Jazz band has about 20 peo- ple in it and we only meet once a week. Its cool because we play for a lot of different organi- zations and we get out of school all the time, junior Andrew But- termore said. The fact that the members of flag corps got to ch oreograph í 7 he cello is the fourth instrument lve played. | used to play the flute, pic- colo and oboe; I m concentrating on or- chestra now, " sophomore Chris Dieter said. (Photo by Lanai Byg) summer Knudtson, Amy Wagner, Cassie Biggerstaff, Sarah Coats. Back Row: ark Strahan, Marc Maehner, Mike Amfahr, Jamie Lang, Mark Milleman, Matt laubrich. X Its fun’... the actual per- formance is definitely the best part. It feels great per- forming something that we ve worked so hard on for such a long time. -senior Ife Fadéyi j 7 and perform their own routines made being a part of the group exciting. " Its fun because we get to choreograph the routines we perform, senior Ife Fadeyi said. " The actual performance is defi- nitely the best part. It feels great performing something that we ve worked so hard on for such a long time.” Being in charge of the group made participating in Dixieland Band a challenge for senior Dave Sedgwick. “Dixieland band only has two trumpets, two trombones, one clarinet, one tuba, a saxaphone and drums. Because of that, it is very individualized. Instead of Homer Gartz directing the band EE " ef d رک‎ e Se ‘ گت‎ we Was Lr El | do. That creates a much more casual atmosphere, " Sedgwick said. Being allowed to shed the tra- ditional uniform and wear " civilian clothes " was one high- light of pep band. “The best thing about pep band is that we don't have to wear uniforms. We get to play at the fun events like sports kick- offs, varsity basketball games and pep assemblies, junior Tollif DeJong said. Meeting a variety of people and taking trips to various con- certs were strong points for some members of the orches- tra. " There are a lot of really neat people in orchestra. The mem- bers are all really different; there's a lot of variety, " fresh- man Mark Robinson said. “We get to take trips too. We went to Cedar Falls for a contest and stayed over night in a hotel. It was a lot of fun.” From choreographing their own routines, to taking interest- ing trips, band members took full advantage of the opportuni- ties given to them. ` سی Kë‏ Ke‏ Jazz Band: Front Row: Eric Huang, Erik Deluca, Rob Parrish, Tony Landin, Jill Osweiler, Jeremy Babcock. Second Row: Peter Fatka, Brent Hill, Christine Evans, Katie Drake, Dave Sedgwick, Jody Berger. Back Row: Matthew Douglas, Kevin Lee, Gerald McConnell, Dan Anderson, Andrew Buttermore. Band Classes and Clubs (oo mr ے ۔‎ cm UE ans oo moy o mM—— ہے‎ ۳ Study parties helped ease the pain -Kim Carey The fact that the words study and party are opposites makes a study party a definite o xymo- ron. Most students found that trying to study with friends, even in the right atmosphere, accom- plished little more than catching up on the latest gossip. ‘‘Sometimes my friends and | go to the library to try and study, but once we sit down we start talking and we cant concen- trate,’ sophomore Kim Olde- hoeft said. “It's easier for me to study with just one friend, that way we Can discipline each oth- er. Some students felt that they needed to be completely alone in order to get anything done. " | tried to study with one friend right before finals but it didn't work; we didnt get any- thing done. We just started tal- king and before we knew it the night was over, freshman Amanda Cooper said. Along with the temptation to chat, the fact that students had different study techniques also made it difficult to accomplish anything worthwhile when Studying with a group of friends. i) + Ll ER) Mini-features Classes and Clubs “I can't study with alot of peo- ple. Even when I'm in class | can't get stuff done unless it's completely quiet. | need to be by myself, that way | dont have anyone to talk to, " junior Mi- chelle Hoover said. ‘It helps me to study alone because then | can study the way I'm used to and not the way everyone else is used to. " While chatting was an obvious problem, some students found that having their friends there did help them. " My friends can help explain things to me in a different way than the teachers do. It's easier to understand my friends be- cause they speak to me in En- glish,” junior Eldree Baer said. If gossiping was what stu- dents wanted to do, they simply grabbed their books and head- ed over to a friends house to ‘study.’ If some serious studying needed to be done .. . students often stayed at home. í G etting together with friends makes studying more enjoyable, but it's hard to stay on task. We usually don t get anything done, " freshman Brian Parks said. (Photo by Amanda Jones) -Steve Wuhs Need a break? Class getting you down? There's a way out! Just beg your teacher for an in- class party. A lot of students were surprised to learn that their teachers would sometimes put their lesson plans on hold for worn out students. Parties were given for a num- ber of reasons including birth- days, holidays, certain units, or even for no reason at all. " All you have to do is remind the teacher that the holiday is a class trip to Taco Time,‏ و Spanish teacher Barbara Peterson cuts‏ a birthday cake given to her by her fifth‏ period class which included junior Gret-‏ chen Vogel. (Photo courtesy of Barbara‏ Peterson)‏ coming, brownnose a little and you can get a party, junior Brian Krausman said. When students got control of the class, they went all out. Festive decorations and music added to the party atmosphere. " Besides the election stuff around the room, they brought red and blue Kool-Aid and a cake that looked like the Ameri- can flag to a party in history, sophomore Brandee Griffin said. Although many classes threw parties, some got away with It more often than others. Among the most frequent party-goers were Spanish classes and the " Spirit " staff. " We have birthday parties ev- ery month, and a lot of people First class fiestas that aren't on staff stop by. | think its a subliminal way to make people think 'Spirit is fun and not hard work, staff mem- ber senior Sarah Post said. Many teachers objected to parties in class, but others found easy justification. " For the most part, my stu- dents work hard and | think they deserve a treat. There's also usually a theme and the party s culturally oriented, " Spanish teacher Barbara Peterson said. Students found that these parties served several pur- poses: 1) to forget about up- coming tests, 2) to stall pro- gress in class and most of all 3) just to have a good time. Help was here -Jennie Jones Finding the volume of an eight-sided irregular polygon. Figuring out if the north-bound train or south-bound train 5ا‎ faster. Determining the cam- paign strategies of Barry Gold- water. " No problem” for some peo- ple, but to others the answers weren't so obvious. In order to better understand the mysteries of physics or the complexities of government, some students sought the help of tutors. " | had problems in history, so | signed up for help from the 'A- team'. | then started doing my homework so my grades im- Putting in extra hours, tutor Jean Miller helps out sophomore Cindy Hawl- ey with U. S. History after school. (Photo by Quentin Crowner) proved, " sophomore Chris Van Auken said. No, the " A-Team wasnt a bunch of ex-servicemen who blew away the bad guys once a week on TV, but rather teachers and volunteers who helped stu- dents in specific subject areas. The program was started by counselor Clemmye Jackson at the beginning of the year. " | saw there was a need for a tutor program to help students who were having problems in some of the tougher subject ar- eas. So | organized the ‘A- team’, Jackson said. Many teachers were willing to put in the extra time to help their students either before or after school. " | tutor about seven to eight students two days a week in bi- ology. | enjoy helping students who are willing to give the extra effort, " teacher Kirk Schmaltz Said. As a result of the program, many students gained some un- derstanding in classes that had previously baffled them. There were sessions for most of the tougher courses at school, such as government, U. S. History, physics and biology. " | knew government was go- ing to be hard for me, and | also knew | needed to do well in it. So when my teacher told some of the students having difficulties about the 'A-team', | decided to go, senior Susan Frank said. Now previously perplexed people laugh when asked about the velocity of steel balls. Mis- guided mathematicians scoff at (x+y) x (a-b). And when asked about Franklin Roosevelt s deci- son to run again in 1940, they just say “no problem.” Mini-features Classes and Clubs (05 } » = رر‎ eee ee er -Shelley Countryman It was late Sunday night and the textbooks left untouched since Friday were finally opened. If this scene was famil- iar, then you joined the ranks of students who practiced the art of procrastination. Procrastination, putting off until tomorrow what should be done today, was done for differ- ent reasons. " Homework is too boring of a task, senior Kim Konechne said. " When Im told to do something, | tend to turn against it. | like to do things by my own free will ` For some students, frustra- tion caused procrastination. " | usually get frustrated with a subject, so | give up, junior Wendy Huang said. Additional homework was an- other cause of procrastination. " My procrastination habits have gotten worse because | get more assignments,’ sopho- more Jason Madison said. Other students simply modi- fied their habits. " | can do things faster than before, so | can start later, or sometimes | do things early in the morning, junior Raji Gandhi sald. Getting up before the sun was only one of many consequences of procrastination, another was guilt. " | like to stay ahead in my studies. When | procrastinate, | look back and say, Why did | do Preparing to -Michelle Rayhons What did a typical high school Student do on a Friday night? (A) roam around the city until 12 a.m. or later; (B) stay at home; of (C) study. If it was the night before the ACT or SAT, answers varied. Common responses were (B) and or (C), but not always. " | went out the night before. It was no big deal. | just sort of took it,” junior Steve Wohn said. Other students thought the tests were a big deal, but didn't study regardless. “| didn't study. It's a general test of knowledge; you either know it or you dont, senior Patrick Marley said. Many students agreed with him; you knew it or you didn t. " | did well on the PSAT so | figured | was pretty well set, " senior Kendra Willson said. But not everyone had that type of confidence. Some felt they would benefit by studying. " Studying for the SAT math helped. The actual test prob- lems were the same as the ones on the practice test, but with dif- ferent numbers plugged in,” se- nior Noah Zaring said. Studying didn't necessarily make the tests seem easier for everyone though. " | went over the books, but | have a hard time studying for these test. It's hard to take a test that can determine your life for the next four years,” junior Jill Wall said. Many students worried about their test scores, especially if their scores didn't meet their ex- pectations. Some even attended camps in order to improve them. " | didn't do well the first time, EH) Mini-features Classes and Clubs that? " freshman Mark Robin- son said. Many students procrastinat- ed because high school sports, drama, music and clubs took up time that otherwise could' ve been spent on homework. " There are more fun activities to do, like go to basketball games, that | was never interest- ed in before, " sophomore Staci Hendricks said. Doing everything one wanted to was not always possible. Stu- dents found ample opportunity to practice mastering the art of procrastination. Prolonging the agony EF basa: of doing their homework dur- ing seventh period, juniors Ken Doran and Brian Krausman lounge and discuss weekend plans in the media center. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) test so the summer after my junior year my parents sent me to an SAT camp in Chicago. | didn't want to go, but it improved my score by 150 points, " senior Sara Scholten said. " Tests scores are important, especially when applying to prestigious colleges, senior Sindy Pang said. some students worried them- selves sick over the tests while others didn t give them a second thought, but regardless of their attitudes ACTs and SATS were a major requirement for stu- dents interested in higher edu- cation. KR 9 the importance of his ACT test scores, junior Rob Parrish look over test materials in the math IMC prior to taking the exam. (Photo by Michelle Rayhons) -Connie Hsu Challenges. People faced them every day. And for some Students being challenged aca- demically was important. Read- ing, understanding, writing, ap- plying and learning were all components of a successful ed- ucation, and a part of the honors and advanced placement (AP) classes. These classes chal- lenged students beyond the scope of required curriculum. " | wanted to go beyond the amount of information covered in regular classes and really get into the details of the subjects. | really wanted to be chal- lenged,’ sophomore Sumit Basu said. Many students found that in order to succeed in honors and AP courses a lot of extra work was required. But students also discovered that the benefits of- ten outweighed the extra effort. " Certain aspects of honors (classes) are really challenging. You have to put a lot more time, effort and thought into them, but you also get a lot more out of them. | really learned a lot from the honors classes that | took,” junior Josh Murphy said. One aspect of honors and AP classes that challenged stu- dents the most was the level of difficulty in the assignments. “The (honors) teachers’ ex- pectations are really high, so we have to work pretty hard to live up to them, sophomore Wyn Classes that challenged Huntington said. " There's not necessarily more homework, but the homework we do get is really challenging. ` For some students, honors and AP courses were appealing as a means of preparing for col- lege careers and the future. Looking ahead was a major part of planning a class load. " | took honors classes be- cause when you apply for col- lege, they really look to see if you were challenged in high school, senior Sindy Pang said. “Taking honors and AP courses shows you re willing to work hard and apply yourself. " Other students chose to take honors and AP classes simply because they liked the subject and wanted to learn more about it. " | really enjoy AP Senior En- glish because it's a good oppor- tunity to get your own ideas out into the open and discuss them, " senior Elizabeth Cum- mings said. Despite the challenging work load and often difficult subject matter, honors and AP courses gave students a chance to ad- vance in areas they enjoyed studying, or just get a head start on the future. D tudying a fish fossil she found in Wyoming is sophomore Rachel Stans- bery. Stansbery was enrolled in one of AHS' honors courses, Honors Biology. (Photo by Quentin Crowner) On It © Ai —OW! Get a load of this ... for the second year straight the varsity football team beat WDM Dowling to share the Metro title. They continued their reign all the way to place within the top eight teams at the Class 4A state championship playoffs. " “Yeah, and remember how the football team sang ‘Loyalty after every victory? And how about those Little Cy- clone fans, especially the 'pumpkin-heads', who spent their Friday nights both here and away supporting the teams by yel- ling their brains out? " Yeah, but sometimes we gota little out of hand and yelled the wrong things, like at the hockey games. Parents even had to hand out notices saying that they appreciated our support, but to clean up our language. “It wasn't a serious problem though. Do you remember ` : اڪ‎ the saying made famous by another group of fans, the cheer- | leaders? " " No, | don't think so, you'll have to remind me. But | do remember the awesome volleyball season — they set their best record, 33-3-6, and captured Ames High's first volleyball e Metro title. “On the other hand, about the only thing people set during intramural volleyball was a record low attendance rate.” " Talking about low attendance, the gymnasts had no at- tendance at all. In fact there wasn't even a team because the | state dropped it as a sport due to the high cost of liability insur- | ance. " Are you serious? Well, what about the cross-country | ` teams’ kooky antics: the girls “forking” Coach Schmaltz's front lawn, and the boys initiation for freshmen? Even though the teams knew how to have fun, they also took things serious- M » — ly and both teams ran away with third place finishes in the Wi: a grimace, senior Brad Abendroth tries to shoot around junior Jason Berg and senior Bill Reece during the January 18 men's I-Ball game. (Photo by Doug Adams) o Sports Division Metro.” Well hey, enough gabbing. We don t want to miss out on all the rest of the action — lets GET A MOVE ON IT! " | ے‎ a eg م‎ —— À? PA ad mes High, Aims HI... Senior varsity | cheerleaders Whitney Olson, Cari Bauman and Kim Koch perform " Loyalty " during a pep assembly before the DM Roosevelt foot- ball game. (Photo by Carrie Stidwell) ke Pe ST sein ar : Lo 24 ep X t DS " IM Ss: ës KR CC) 2 - PE m = a MÀ وه مھدم سے سے‎ E m oe vs wë n Zem: Fe : Ei H e e ا‎ 75 SE . a d A Wie AA . o w M " 3 if ‘ WW Wa e WA 5 tw a ad‏ مم رس سے sa pm wien a el‏ جم i ZEE‏ ہیں 5 سی m YT Ae ہد وہ‎ B d zl Dest: RÄ Ra » b MN ILE AL TRUM ۹۴ UTITUR cim; a E 7 Léi جا‎ ail - DI em Lom tmm B Fe ۰ . Pot TALS CC ۶ 3 کر aha}‏ یی ئا oo‏ 2 ae KLEER s à s e t ts M Wi dé e 3 As, 7 Mb d NH e E WA dea AC E اہ‎ TTY = رھ سارہ ۰ ei Wl - M . ra ei ct Fr Dez E bw Gathering at the goal, the Ames High Hockey Club prepares to battle Sioux City. Hockey wasn't considered an official school sport, but many AHS fans attended the home games. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) Surrounded by WDM Valley players, fresh- man Seth Anderson attempts to shoot for two. The freshman team won the January 12 home game, 57-31. (Photo by Doug Adams) Sports Division Se T‏ رد بے ۔ A " '‏ b WE ` ——M n ا ت‎ UU Utt eie e e A -—— اش‎ a O —— | (000 --—— —MeMM—ÀÁ9 9X نے ہے‎ o 2 -Connie Hsu Girls’ cross-country was a sport beyond a sport. Not only did runners benefit by being physically fit, but they achieved many mental gains as well. A positive mental attitude was the key to a good run, and this men- tality helped the girls on the team achieve their Own personal and team goals. " To be in cross-country, you have to be committed, hard working and have a good mental capacity, senior Sephe St.Charles said. “You can build up your physical strength gradually, but you really need a good mental attitude to succeed. Being mentally healthy w as im- portant for fulfilling goals in cross- country, and mental outlook often determined the outcome of a race. Many runners agreed that cross- country required more mental con- centration than physical commit- ment. " You can make or break a race with your mental attitude. Running as part of a team really builds up your self-confidence, " sophomore Melyssa Thomas said. r ud x e D i » A o. 4 N fM Ld 4445 i e ag . - Ano they're off! Junior Anne Cheville and sophomores Shay Grundmann, Jolyn Brakke and Janel Brakke begin the race at the Ames Invite September 3. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) Eso herself to overcome her oppo- nent, sophomore Steph Alt races for the fin- ish line at the Ames JV meet October 10. The JV team placed second. (Photo by Dan Ketel- sen) oul The The support of teammates was an important factor in competitions and meets. Runners said that team unity helped keep the team together through the season, and that run- ning with the support of friends gave them extra confidence. " In cross-country, youre not running for yourself, you re running to help the team's common goals, junior Anne Cheville said. Daily practices were important as well. Not only did they keep the runners in shape physically and mentally, they also gave the girls a chance to be together as a team. " All of us talked to each other a lot during our practices, so we got to know everyone really well. The at- mosphere was really friendly, " freshman Katie Barnhart said. The team practiced six days a week. This included running four to five miles each day after school and on Saturdays. Strong friendships of- ten developed from the time shared by the team members. “The team goes through so much together that, feeling the sup- port of your friends, it really eases the pain. Each person has highs and Support from friends and teammates Brought but lows. Your teammates are there with you not only through the highs, but also through the lows, " sophomore Heather Callison said. That teamwork helped the team place third at the Metro Conference meet October 13 and sixth at the state meet October 29, both at Veenker Golf Course in Ames. But regardless of wins and losses, many runners on the team said they enjoyed participating in cross-country just for the fun of it. “The most important thing at the end of the season was that we improved. Cross-country is unique among sports, because other sports are so competitive, and in cross- country the members are united as a team, " sophomore Jami Stiles said. The sport challenged the girls both physically and mentally, but it was a challenge each one was will- ing to face. 01 shows on the faces of so- phomores Jolyn Brakke and Shay Grund- mann, junior Tami Carmean and sophomore Janel Brakke at the state meet October 29. (Photo courtesy of The Daily Tribune) = " mm ee س‎ . » d E Z ۹ D E - ٦ 1 ' r i | D Girls’ Cross-Country Front Row: Allison Camp bell, Anne Cheville, Jenm Bernard, Melyssa Tha mas, Tara Hensley Rhonda Ratashak, Cindy Harris, Jolyn Brakke Robyn Renz. Second Row: Tami +3 Steph Alt, Diane Dubam sky, Heather Callison, Kal ley Halliburton, Katie Barre hart, Tracy Rogers, Wendy Zenor, Jami Stiles, Jane Brakke. Back Row: Chris Clatt, Wendy Stevenson Sephe St.Charles, Shay Grundmann, Asst. Coach Dawn Lynch, Coach Schmaltz, Asst. Coach Christie Dorsch, 7 Cook, Annie Weltha, 58 Anderson, Ashley Myers: » ` ` ۰ t ues Girls’ Cross-Country 1 first place Opponent Ames Invite Cedar Rapids Tom Karpan Invite Indianola Invite Ankeny Metro Conference Ames JV District State AHS Opp 3rd 6th 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st 6th Girls’ Cross-Country Sports But کت ۳ -Annie Weltha " Why did you go out for cross-country?” This was a question the girls on the cross-country team had been asked a thousand times. But it was a difficult question to an- swer, and | never really knew what to give as a re- sponse. Sometimes at 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning practices, | found myself asking the same question. After some deep thought, I have finally come up with a response. Cross-country was more than just a mental and phys- ical torture for me. It was a real challenge to face, and | had to overcome many ob- stacles to achieve my goals. But after running in meets | often received a feeling of great self-satis- faction. If | ran my hardest and gave it 100 percent, ! felt really good at the finish line, no matter where | placed in the standings. Winning and losing wasnt the most important thing in cross-country. Each race ۱۲۹۲ was a real mental challenge. Because cross-country is a sport that is 90 percent mental and only 10 percent physi- cal | needed a lot of support from my teammates and my coach. | really had to be mentally prepared to run the races. Towards the end of the season the team real- ly pulled together and ev- eryone on the team gave each other a lot of encour- agement to make tt through. At the beginning of the season, Coach Schmaltz had said, " The worst thing that can happen is we ll end up being friends. " And we all found out he was right. We did all become friends, and our friendships were built out of respect for each other. | had a great respect for anyone who could tough it out and give it their best. These friendships are the kind that will last, and | know I'll never forget them. In cross-country, there's nothing like a great team to give you the support you need to achieve your goals. 4 fO. wu - -——— ` " " TORT م س س س س س س س‎ - - — ` Dl tim had - - e KA P ww -Stacy Morford Every day was April Fools' with the boys’ cross-country team. As soon as practice started, the pranks popped up. The season s jokes began with the freshman initiations and didn't Stop. " The best initiation was when the team handcuffed Jason Burris to a light pole at the corner of 13th and Ridgewood. It was funny until a city worker took away the handcuffs and complained to Coach (John) Slet- ten, " senior Todd Kibsgaard said. Getting bored with practice, the team would often sneak off during their road runs. " Sometimes we would bring a football along and wed stop at Brookside and play. Sletten would get so mad when he found out! freshman Jason Burris said. Their games were fun, but oc- casionally the team's antics got them into trouble. " Once we mixed up all the locks in the locker room and hid them in the bottom of someone's locker. Mr. Tramp busted us and we had to plant shrubbery for seven hours to redeem ourselves,’ junior Garth Varsity Boys' Cross-Country 5 wins, 3 losses Opponent AHS Opp Little Cyclone Invite 1s! Cedar Rapids Invite 2nd Tom Karpan Invite 1st Indianola Invite 2nd Ankeny Invite 1st Marshalltown Ist Metro Conference 3rd District 3A tst State 3A 5th Dolphin said. Although the team enjoyed pul- ling outrageous stunts, they still possessed the teamwork and deter- mination to win. “We were out there every day together trying to give 100 percent to improve the team. Cross-country demands a lot from each person and requires support from the entire team, " sophomore John Ramsey said. Their coach, John Sletten, was tough with the runners and their workouts, and could fire them up for any meet. “Steve Beaudry was sick and felt really down at the Ankeny meet, but Coach Sletten got on his case, and he ended up running one of his best races,” junior Tom Joensen said. The team members also helped each other as best they could, and even the least experienced runners could always hear a cheer. “As freshmen, we struggled a lot because we didn't know what to expect, but Coach Sletten and the other runners were always there en- couraging us, freshman Colin Brennan said. The varsity team was young, d Aves AVES 1 ۳م is و‎ iu ird EK.) 102) Boys’ Cross-Country Sports e 1 n v JA ET, qr T Jokes and teamwork helped runners ve. tor the finish comprised of one senior, four jun- iors, a Sophomore and a freshman. " When we (the juniors) were freshmen, we set ourselves a goal that by the time we were seniors we would take State. It's looking better, and | still think we can do It, junior Brian Campbell said. Somewhere between the jokes and reality, the boys cross-country team pushed their way into third place in the Metro Conference, and fifth place in the state. Their top run- ners, Campbell and junior Dan Ber- gan, finished with rankings of 18th and 27th. " Any team should be satisfied with a fifth place finish at State, but | believe that we really could have done much better,” Sletten said. Overall, the varsity team held a record of five first place finishes and two second place finishes during the season meets. The junior varsity team swept the season undefeated. " Overall we had a really good year. We started off well and kept it up through the season, pulling out even a little better than we were ex- pected to. There were a lot of su- prises and a few disappointments, but in the end, we had had a lot of fun, " senior Blair Greimann said. Boys' Cross-Country. Front row: D. Sedawick. J ` Ramsey, G. Willey, J. Burris, B. Greving, A ` Lehmkuhi, M. Willard. E. Martin, C. Brennan, M. Fashbaugh. Second row: | B. Sanache, C. Neilson, B. ` Campbell, D. Bergan, N. Block, G. Applequist, A. Farrier, D. Roe, C. Toom- . sen, J. Swift, E. Bibler. Back row: Coach Beatty. Coach Sletten. G. Dolphin, — B. Greimann, K. Thomp- ` son, R. Netusi, B. Cali- . son, T. Joensen, S. Beau- dry, C. Andrews. T. Kibs- gaard, M. Stevemer, A. Doyle, J. Gowdy. A tter placing third and fifth in the dual meet against Marshalltown at River Valley Park, ju- nior Steve Beaudry and senior Rob Netusil catch their breath. (Photo courtesy of The Daily Tribune) Neck and neck, runners sophomore Matt Stevermer and freshman Brian Greving race for the finish line at the Little Cyclone Invita- tional at River Valley. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) as vi xe ۶ ` Ar دہ‎ - e LA ۵ A Í s بر‎ ze " n. 2 ` 2 P J s Ein the elements of a rainy afternoon atthe Tom Karpan Invitational Sept. 15, soph- omore John Ramsey strides to a first place finish. The Little Cyclones also placed first. (Photo by Jamie Watt) H. survive the temperature at the state meet at Veenker Golf Course Oct. 29, the var- sity runners run in a pack led by junior Steve Beaudry. (Photo by Jamie Watt) Boys' Cross-Country Sports -Blair Greimann " What?! An 11-mile prac- tice! J.S. has finally gone in- sane. Our coach had gone mad. We were positive. There would be no way we would survive; we would go out and never come back; our legs would fall off. To our surprise, we did make it. We endured the en- tire season. There were times when we didn't feel like running and felt so tired that we could sleep while running. But not one of us regretted the season or wouldn't do it again. Oddly, there were many interesting qualities about the season. First of all, no one complained about run- ning time, everyone seemed satisfied with the amount they got. Secondly, there were no coach fav- orites (OK, maybe Bergan was) and each individual had a fair chance to run at the top. One's position was entirely up to the individual. A little work could move anyone up from the worst to one of the best, no matter what the coach or others believed his talent to be (ust ask Kirk Thompson). Consequently, there was no brownnosing either (maybe Tom Joensen tried a few times). | doubt if Coach Sletten would be af- fected by brownnosing any- way. Another strange thing was that no one blamed others for making them run poorly (I might have tried to blame Thompson a few times, however). We eac h had to rely on ourselves to do well. There was nothing to drive us but our own de- termination. Lastly, and perhaps most peculiarly, we were a very close team and always supported each other. The team stuck together like an orange mucus in races. Throughout the sea- son our team spirit helped us to obliterate every other team we faced. Each day before practice we stret- ched out in a circle, there was no hierarchy, no supe- riority. We came to know each individual and formed unbreakable bonds. 4 Bit -Lexi Leacock “The swimming and div- ing team is like a family.” We've all heard it, but few understand it, or try to un- derstand it. Here's a brief explana- tion of why the swimming and diving team is different and what makes its mem- bers so close. First of all, as most well- informed Ames High stu- dents know, the pool area is not enormous. It is under | a roof, opposed to the open ۱ sky that other teams prac- | tice under. You cant escape to anywhere, or from anyone easily. Wher- ever you go, someone will see you and say hello. But strangely enough, most of us don't want to escape from the restrictive realm of the dome (except during goal 50's and fabu- lous 100's). The small area becomes | a place of security, almost like a second home. And rather than a place of relax- ation, its a place where friends go to work and ex- perience pain together. Pain is expected; all sports involve pain. " No ۲ pain, no gain,” right? Right. But the way we experience itis different. We're in water up to our shoulders, wear- ing small pieces of lycra and goggles. Weird, eh? Yes, swimmers are weird. We've heard it often enough, mostly from the mouths of other swimmers. We got to know each oth- er between swimming laps, doing flip turns at the walls, and from talking to each other (not while were swimming, of course). But there is still one thing ' that never ceases to amaze me - how the whole team will know if one member of the team is upset. One " What's wrong?” down in Girls’ Swimming | lane five makes all heads 2 wins, 7 losses j turn. If you dont want to Opponent AHS -Opp talk about it the response is || most likely, “Well, I'm here Rég Valley Ge " | , oone 104- if you need me. If youre a DM Lincoln 74- 98 swimmer, it simply is not Fort Dodge 72-102 possible to be a loner. WDM Dowling 69-103 | guess all our weirdness 0 ۷ ات‎ built t bond. © DM Hoover 82- 90 ul aS rong Ond. ne DM East 84- 88 that was strong enough to DM North 121- 42 create a family. 4 District oth State 29th 104) Girls’ Swimming Sports ۲ Giris’ Swimming. Front row: A Leeman. T. An- Ldrews, A. Wittmer, K. - Nass, B. Recker, B. Deck- p er. T. Franko. Second row: H Martin, J. Wengert. B. Dinsmore. K. Rosenbush. | B. Walker. Third row M. @ Fidelke, J. Chen. A. Brun- " ner. T. Brown, E. Baer. M. Holz, H Dean, D. Flatten. Back row: Head Coach Dave Joensen, S. Frank, E. Donn. K. Stevermer, S. Moretord, C. Handsaker, EM Morden, L. Leacock. E. Sen. -Kara Maehner " Nobody knows a swimmer like another swimmer.’ That was the girls swim team motto for the sea- son. The swimmers and divers knew they were working hard in practice to achieve their goals, but many times their efforts went unnoticed by the student body because of their 2- season record. “We felt like we were ignored as a sport at pep assemblies because of our record. As a school-spon- sored sport we should have gotten more recognition, " junior diver Stacy Morford said. The team also felt that their record discredited their ability. " Our record deceived a lot of people about the talent on our team, senior Lexi Leacock said. " A lot of people don't realize swimming is more of an individual sport rather |. the Oct. 25 meet against DM Hoover, sophomore Brandi Walker swims in the 100 yard backstroke to a fourth place finish. (Photo by Quentin Crowner) than a team sport such as volley- ball. One of the reasons wins were so difficult to come by was the team s rated opponents. " Five of our meets were against teams rated in the top 10 in the state, junior Eldree Baer said. " But no matter who we were competing against we always pushed our opponents. One of the ways the team pushed themselves was by doing cheers in the locker room, and tal- king one-on-one with teammates before a race for encouragement. " We always made sure whoev- er was swimming had a pep talk, ` sophomore Beth Dinsmore said. ‘It always helps to be reminded of your goals and being told you can accom- plish them.” Both the swimmers and divers worked toward individual goals rath- er than team goals. But the team itself did have one goal; to qualify as many girls as they could for the state meet. At Districts, the team qualified swimmers Baer, Leacock, senior g R " 8 کی‎ CICER ر‎ INN a Ver Ze X ۲ Girls’ Swimming Sports (105) Despite inexperience they worked hard at «Cu Warek Emily Dunn, freshman Beth Recker, and senior diver Katie Stevermer for State. “Although it was a great accom- plishment to qualify for State since it fulfilled one of my season goals, | was disappointed with the way | placed, " Stevermer said. “| expec- ted that | would place higher. | felt like | should have worked a lot har- der during the season. ` Head Coach Dave Joensen was also upset about the state meet, but for a different reason. " [he girls did their absolute best at State, but we had some un- fortunate circumstances. One of our relay teams was disqualified and it cost us points that brought us down in the placings, Joensen said. But despite unfulfilled goals, the season was looked upon in a posi- tive way by both the swimmers and divers. “This year was one of experi- ence, junior Hester Dean said. 'We made some mistakes and we learned from them. Improvement can't be made if you don't do that.” " n یں عم‎ Chapa? uU بس‎ 7 ; er f er CES V سی‎ , m ۰ 1 ° ف‎ N 07 : Nos wem: gon دا‎ ` CH یج R‏ گے m SE‏ پر ہی رر رو رر ات B 1 " x. vá - ۳ ۹ Pe T ٦ ` e " ° D LA. H A - F LUA 8 i - " c X y z " Sa ` t E “2: k E 7 - Da T P A : À -e E off the blocks, junior Hester Dean begins the 100 meter breaststroke. Dean placed third in the meet against DM Lin- coln. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) Å tter swimming in her last home meet, se- nior Emily Dunn is presented with a hug after receiving t-shirt from her teammate, junior El- dree Baer. (Photo by Jayna Jarnagin) 74 ۵0 -Adam Langston Before the football sea- son started this year, no one expected us to accom- plish much. No one except the few dozen players who were sweating in the weight room all summer and run- ning in the July humidity and heat. We all had some- thing to prove. As the season began, the Metro Conference Champi- onship and a trip to the state playoffs were very much on every players mind. August, the beginning of the football season, brought two-a-day prac- tices, where besides learn- ing offenses and defenses, we learned the “Three Rules of Success.” Our five coaches taught us to prac- tice with " Hard Work, " Enthusiasm " and " Her, sistence' " every day, and to carry those rules into games. These three mo- tivational rules gave us a definite edge over our opponents. As the competitive sea- son began, | started to real- ize that there were no stars on our team. [hat is the great thing about Ames High football. Every player who steps on the field knows that he has worked harder than his opponents to reach his goal. This is true for a third string offen- sive lineman or a second string defensive back, as well as a starting halfback. Walking down the hall on Friday, a game day, every person you see wearing his black football jersey shared the same burning desire to succeed. People who play football at Ames High are part of a team that believes it can win and succeed. The belief we shared this year is one thing that set us apart from the other teams we played. We stuck together and focused on one goal, being state champs, but we also real- ized there were numerous other things for us to ac- complish and achieve. Despite our disappoint- ing loss to Sioux City Hee- lan, we reached most of the goals we had set for our- selves, and even some we did not. 4 | Varsity Foot 3 wins S, kong 2 losses Opponent Pr t L 0006 DN AF " 00٤ evelt soln D VN 7 rth SAA HA wwe: Ti 27 ۷۸ LR M d d Al L JM. zc A WE IM alle y WEL M DOV vling Mar " n Ht JV Ai ce Ia ayc lt: p " Varsity Football Sports SÉ 83. EN 95 5 EEN Sars, PAIR n ! D Mi as c. A 3 Zei ANC ai dia Ké 1 R bet OD : D Y As Te Ll LL Re, A A, A e ` i ۹ - Je m ےب‎ Ku LL d, ` 4 = - ` ta D ` A Pub ier. ید‎ e " T ` deris: - 7 Y e Maar د‎ d R " e Bif M Varsity Football Front row: S | Gison, K Holder. E. Bappe, D | Water, K Rattanavongsa, M Memnhard, P. Nou, J. Hansen, C Cp P. Flugrad. R. Schmidt. T " Mesnhard Second row: S. An- Gerson. J. Teal, D Pohar. C. Bar- | num. A Wagner, M. Poliman, P Gibbons. J. Titus, G. Garn, G FE Thomas B Pattinson. Third row: Student Trainer C. Berg, Student E Traner P. Westvold. M. Gabrier- Son. Assistant Coach D. Wit t. TS Rams Assistant Coach L. Hunt Head Coach K. Daddow, Assis- eg Coach M Flummerfeit, As- Ssni Coach A. Christian. As- 25۹21 Coach C. Pelzer. R. Buck- W.E Hawbaker. Fourth row: D Here G wi. J. Doyle, M Wreck. B Gierasch, S. Angus. J Berg, A. Ostendorf, C. Gibson Fath row: C. Goodwin. D. Ep- mn D Knight, J. Heintz. B Abendroth, A Langston, C. Wil- 300. B. tinder Back row: M :5ڈ‎ C. MacGillivray, B. An- qq meson F- Hoiberg, B. Kraus- man M Herman. D. Prestonn, M. Eckhoff. M. Brown E -Katie Steverrmer The first day of practice the: Ames High football players knew they needed to work hard to achieve success. In August, during the first practices, the coaches taught them the “Three Rules of Success” so they could practice those rules throughout the season. " Hard Work,’ “Enthusiasm” and ‘Persistence’ allowed the Ames High football team to tie for the Metro Conference Champion- ship, advance to the state playoff quarter-finals and compile a 9-2 re- cord for the season. The football team practiced the first rule during the summer and reg- ular season practices. “Hard Work” included extra workouts during the Summer in order to prepare players for the upcoming season. Lifting weights and running helped to main- tain a players physical condition Eraq the football against Sioux City Heelan in the state playoff quarter-final game, senior Dave Knight dodges a blocker. Heelan won 14-7. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) Ze v ` . T 7 e B gy mn Zen kb. Zeg ; ta V aia Tee,‏ ` ...سا Ze F aa‏ کا p . SN es‏ i " ‏ ا ; bes eas‏ کی ہیں rv UN | bv‏ J E ` ۵ j‏ and built up his strength and endur- ance. “Since we worked so hard on our summer weight program, it gave us an advantage over our oppo- nents before the season even start- ed, senior Adam Langston said. In practice, whether they were running through ropes for agility or learning plays, they were working hard to prepare for upcoming games. Doing tackling drills, pass- ing drills and defensive and offen- sive review kept players mentally and physically ready. The coaches kept them in good condition and ex- pected them to challenge them- selves. “The coaches worked us hard because they knew we had the abili- ty and vigor to reach our goals, se- nior Jason Teal said. Although they did not always play in varsity games, the junior var- sity (JV) players experienced the same pain and completed the sea- son like the varsity players. Being able to run six laps in 12 minutes and show up for practices were require- ments for all team members. LJ u eee 3 کو‎ 2 s X e L 7 any TUR. . E 7 A ow Kë K Aa E re ec Me : E ن٣‎ " eT. S 4 i Y ۹ ۲ DN. M A de 1 n a v . " e‏ اک Lett‏ OK‏ e Wi‏ i‏ À‏ i‏ ». en 8 Enthusiasm and hard work kept gridders hing lo the goal " During practice, you have to work hard, junior Jamie Hansen said. “If the coaches don't see you going that extra mile in practice, then why should they believe that you d go the extra mile in a game? " As in any sport, while working hard to go the extra mile, it was impor- tant to have “Enthusiasm” for prac- tices and games. For Ames High players, staying enthused was rule number two. " Being enthused was important because it kept us on the playing level we needed to be on each week. It made us participate by watching and learning even when not directly in- volved, senior Scott Anderson said. Firing up for agame was not hard. With one game a week during the reg- ular season, players could concen- trate on one game and get psyched up for that particular game. From Thurs- day night poker games to Friday School pep assemblies, and from Singing the school song to Saturday morning swimming after a victory, the players had fun with their sport and each other. continued on page 108 P EN e " ' k 4 , ۱ j ` ei 5 DE Y ۶۷ہ‎ from the sidelines, seniors Derrick Epstein and Matt Smalling cheer the team on against WDM Valley. The Little Cyclones scored four touchdowns to upset the Tigers 28-7. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) Bier an Ames High victory over DM East, 20-14, junior Jason Berg clears the way for sophomore quarterback Fred Hoiberg. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) Varsity Football Sports (107, continued from page 107 " Those little things we did to- gether were great. Poker and watch- ing movies were a time to relax and have some fun as friends off the field, " junior Brian Krausman said. " The school song after a victory was really neat. | think it was something that pleased the fans, parents and faculty. It started a tradition. ` Following the tradition of playing in state playoffs, the third rule of “Persistence” helped the players again advance to the state playoffs. After beating Ankeny 36- 21, Ames lost to Sioux City Heelan 14-7 and ended their hopes for the State championship. " |n the spring, we talked about being state champs and in the back of our minds we knew we could win the Metro, so that wasn t really our biggest goal, but a step to it, senior Chris Goodwin said. Although injuries plagued the varsity players, the team overcame those setbacks and forged ahead. " When (Mike) Urick and (Paul) e» “ad Vic: اریمس‎ “ew ie 1 C» e ` v D Im " e 3 v D H | — Er ww PN b. ta EN d : N d ot A; the last few seconds tick off the score- board clock, senior Rob Schmidt and junior Jamie Hansen begin to celebrate the win over WDM Valley. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) D JV defensive team pays close atten- tion as junior Gerald Thomas calls a huddle to prepare for the next play in the game against Ankeny. (Photo by Quentin Crowner) Varsity Football Sports‏ گا Flugrad didn't play, for example, it affected the team, and not only out on the field. When you re a family, it's like losing a son or daughter and it really makes a difference, " Han- sen said. Like losing players, losing games can tend to bring a team down mentally, but the Ames High players looked ahead to the next game instead of looking back. " After the Lincoln game, it just pumped us all up because we were so mad about losing, " senior Paul Flugrad said. Whether they were doing the last rep in the weight room or run- ning 70 yards for a touchdown, the players kept going. They did not quit. " After the loss (to Lincoln), we didn't give up because we realized that Dowling wasn't too far away and we needed to rise to the occa- sion to beat them, " Flugrad said. Continuing to improve, instead of giving up, allowed the football team to win nine games, an accom- plishment that has not been achiev- e Practice and persistence kept players ed since 1921. Of those nine games, one gave them a share in the Metro Conference title, and another ad- vanced them to the state playoff quarter-finals. They were deter- mined to beat each team they played. They (the players) showed an amazing ability to match the level of their competition, " Head Coach Kirk Daddow said. Learning the “Three Rules of Success’ allowed the 1988 football team to challenge themselves dur- ing practices and games. " Hard Work, ` “Enthusiasm” and “Persistence are rules that they could apply to more than football. " The rules we learned for foot- ball helped us to realize what it takes to succeed in sports and in every- thing in general, " senior Mike Her- man said. " They (the rules) are all values that will help us later on.” Not only did the 1988 team have fun and learn to play better football. but they learned the " Three Rules of Success” for life too. [h the last regular season game against Marshalltown, junior Craig Barnum and se- nior Mike Brown pull down a Bobcat player Ames won 17-14, and prepared to play in the playoffs. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) Write the football team rushes off the field, freshman manager Keri Daddow con- gratulates her father, Head Coach Kirk Dad- dow after his first coaching victory against WDM Valley. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) Paving at Wiliams Field in Des Moines, senior Dave Knight breaks away from the DM East tackle. Knight was selected as a 1988 All-State and All-Conference player. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) = ee. wg mp AFT ee oR سس‎ ACs k e a - | we A e e ‘Me j «ui La? Varsity Football Sports LEN eme SILANE on | | A e i Zu میں ال‎ : -Jennifer Holden Upholding the winning tradition, the sophomore football team cap- tured second place in the Metro Conference, behind WDM Dowling. | The season began against Fort | Dodge August 2 and the sophomore d team was faced with problems like E injuries and bad weather. At half d time the Little Cyclones trailed 7-0. | To add to the situation, it began to rain and the game was cancelled after the third quarter because of it. Although the game didn t count, the experience taught them about team- work. " |t really wasn't fair that they cancelled the game, they called it just as we were about to pull ahead,’ sophomore Jesse Pease said. Even though the season began with a slow start, team confidence still remained high. " | was surprised that the team from last year was able to learn enough to have confidence in our games and be able to succeed dur- ing the season, sophomore Matt Elbert said. Throughout the season the sophomore team was undefeated, at least until the clash between WDM Dowling. They were the only team to score against the Maroons Sophomore Football 6 wins, 1 loss, 1 tie | | Opponent AHS Opp DM Roosevelt 13-13 OM Lincoin 34- 7 DM North 32- 6 DM Hoover 14- 6 DM East 53-1 2 WDM Valley 28-12 WDM Dowling 8-44 Marshalltown 29-22 110) Frosh-Soph Football Sports defense and found themselves treated rudely by Dowling. ‘We didn't get treated very well by Dowling. They didn't let us use a lock- er room. We had to get ready outside, ` sophomore Nathan Koch said. But despite the problems on the field, the sophomores made up for it with team spirit. " After last year, this season was an all-time high, " sophomore Mike Corones said. The freshman football team had a great year also. It was a team that was not easily overlooked due to the hard work on the practice field. They also finished second in the Metro Con- ference behind WDM Dow ling. “Our season was hellish; we had a lot of fun, " freshman Del Keigley said. Throughout the year they met many challenging teams. When they played Dowling, they were the only team in the Metro to hold the Maroons under 50 points. But overall their most exciting game was against DM East. The Little Cyclones came from 22 points behind to win. " We came from behind and blew East off the map,’ freshman Mike Stromley said. The freshman players weren t the only thing new to the football program, they also had a new assistant coach, Mike Riddle. Teamwork and tradition helped Trem To succeeds " He added humor to the prac- tice, but when he yelled at you, you listened, " freshman Scott Belzer Said. since the freshmen are the youngest players in the football program, they didnt get to enjoy the same type of team unity as the varsity did. Instead, they worked together and defined the meaning of the word teamwork. " All of our wins were due to team spirit, everyone pulled to- gether to win, there wasn't just one star player. We won as a team and lost as a team, " Head Coach Ron Bredeson said. Their season was also differ- ent than other teams because there was an A team and a B team. The B team was made for the players who didn't get to see a lot of action during the games. The season brought many challenges to both the freshman and sophomore teams and those challenges were met. Throughout the season both teams gained ex- perience and confidence, and shared team spirit. Write avoiding the block, sopho- more Pete Egeland tries for the field goal during the DM Roosevelt game at home. Ames held the Rough Riders with a 13- 13 tie. (Photo by Doug Adams) E 5 c ‘ éi 0 d cå ye " folo = 30 A wi m ید‎ m it 0 Gu? ہاو جار‎ ا5‎ VW e AA E - mut PU. " ee: y SN 50 DC Cat Oe 3 yar Yor Sophomore Football. Front row: C. Mosts. Tim Randies, B. Goodwin, J. Holdredge, L. Keltner, D. Alexander, M. Hill, R, De- Joode, D. Wilson. Second row: B. Linder. M. Franco. — N. Grebasch, B. Fowles, S. Ottosen, J. Johnson, M. Elbert, D. Purdy. Third — row: P. Egeland, T. Wo- mack, Assistant Coach D. HabHab, Coach D. Tramp, . Coach J. Duea, T. Lega. S. Elhout. Fourth row: J. Han- son, J. Seim, J. Pease, J. Barnet, M. Lippman, S. Kenealy. Back row: G. Forlsing, S. Gunnerson, J. Nelson, B. Geise, N. Koch, M. Converse. BE the home game against Ankeny, freshman Nathan Uemura avoids a tackle by a Hawk. Ames placed second in the Metro. (Photo by Doug Adams) White trying to escape Ankeny's hold, freshman Scott Whiteford gained ex- tra yardage. The Little Cyclones won, 32-20. (Photo by Doug Adams) Freshman Football. Front row: S. Whiteford, S. Belzer, T. Arp, J. Krogmeier, M. Kub- era, J. Bernard, J. Weiss, B. Freeman, J. Lingelbach, N. Pelzer. Second row: C. Burk- heimer, R. Winsor, B. Parks, J. Moore, J. Greenfield, M. Haubrich, R. Willardson, A. Hagen. Third row: Trainers K. Goudy, K. McGinnes, P. Freshman Football 7 wins, 3 losses Oneni c BEZ SEE Greenfield, S. Wohn, Assis- ort Dodae : tant Coach M. Riddle, Coach EN GE E R. Bredeson, Assistant Coach DM Lincoln 16- 8 B. Vertnam, C. Winkler, Train- DM North 18- 6 ers A, Sams, K. Daddow. DM Hoover 3- 6 Fourth row: M. Maehner, E DM East 28-22 Nesset, T. Gooch, A. Garn, C. WDM Valley 8. 0 Steenhoek, J. Meadows, D. WDM Dowling 6-35 Keigley, M. Stromely, M. Mil- Marshalltown 0-27 | lemen. Back row: S. Phipps, Ankeny 32-20 | G. Carlson, M. Anderson, P. Loutsenhiser, B. Gabal, S. An- | derson, J. Cafferty, M. Robin- | son. Yy WC ech RSTS. 232 Ta A ` i ` " " woe ہیں‎ Á dy et ` ای‎ S Et Pasa’ an pa lau. e لے ا بت‎ CAE KN : rs TL ET KG جو و‎ A “AC ۷ EM a‏ کک 7 e E. kv d 5 Ss P " EE WÉI E = اوہ6‎ C E ST SW EE T mem MASS mcn emm‏ ہے جم aos =‏ v‏ ۳ Sen LER سس I " ‏ FEN LL " . [NJ موک وس‎ Ié SC Dé " A— gp -. eng Dmm -Lance Van Houten Finally! After playing five holes of golf in driving rain and lightning visible in the distance, the tornado sir- ens went off, sending 45 golfers racing back to the clubhouse. As we Sat in the clubhouse playing poker, Mrs. Bartlett came in and told us that the meet had of- ficially been called off and we should go back to school. The guys laughed and said, " No thanks. " Then John Alexander in- terrupted with one of his brilliant ideas. " Those hackers from Des Moines ran into the clubhouse so fast that they didn't have time to find thei balls and pick them up There's gotta be about 2C balls out there. Let's take carts out and pick the balls up, " Alexander said. But the guys were al ready racing to get behinc the wheel of a cart. Jor Ward, the golf pro, reluc- tantly gav e us permission to use the carts as long as we were responsible anc returned the carts to the shed. Alexander and | sped down the fairway, racing our teammates to the trea- sures to be found all over the course. The swamp-like golf course made excellent conditions to test our Evil Kanevil driving skills. Our cart raced to the eighth hole in hopes of beating Brian Moreland and 'super-frosh' Robbie Swanson to the balls awai- ting. Approaching the green we were cut off by More- land, who seemed to have won the battle, until his cart hydroplaned and crashed into a tree. Immediately, we headed for the clubhouse wanting to get home before Ward found out about Moreland's " incident. " The next day, Moreland told us that their insurance would cover the damage and he was off the hook We reminded him that he still had to deal with ‘Coach’. Mrs. Bartlett gave Moreland a speech but she wasn't too hard on him, and in the end it was just anoth- er good time to look back on and laugh about (except maybe for Moreland). 4 Boys’ Golf Sports l seing off at Districts is junior John Alex- ander. Alexander was a steady player throughout the season and consistently played the top position. (Photo courtesy of The Daily Tribune) ۱ P itching a shot out of the dreaded sand trapis senior Lance VanHouten. Ames played‏ ہے both DM East and DM Lincoln at the Ames Golf and Country Club, placing second. (Photo by Jamie Watt) ٦ ٦ " t AT qa A dÉ e Petting up for a fairway shot is senior Phil Sposito. Sposito shot a 40 at the triangular against DM East and DM Lincoln, which was good enough to be the Little Cyclone's medal- ist. (Photo by Jamie Watt) (Checking the green for anything that may affect the course of the ball while putting is senior Shawn Lee. Lee shot an 84 at Districts where Ames placed fifth. (Photo courtesy of The Daily Tribune) a d کوک‎ لے a‏ , KN ke Ke . Y EDAR و‎ on D Am Zch | i bys’ Golf. Front ow: Lance Van- Outen, Scott Mag- on, Shawn Lee. acond Row: Ben Klaas, Vance Miller, Mike Divine, Chris Kennedy, Phil Spo- sito. Back Row:M- ike Pollmann, Brian foreland, John Al- xander, Head E roach Kay Bartlett, Matt Clark. Rob 1 | jà -Janet Rorholm lt was a game of toughness and endurance. One didn't have to bench 300 pounds and have rippling muscles, or run a mile under four minutes, but they had to be strong mentally. If someone lost their cool they were better off in the clubhouse snarfing candy bars and chugging a Coke because they wouldn't have survived out on the course. " Its more of a game that you use your head in total coalition with your body. If the bond is broken you cant expect to be competitive, junior Chris Kennedy said. Although pressure was always a part of the game of golf, members found the season more competitive than past years. Golfers found themselves constantly vying for var- sity positions since the team was so evenly matched scorewise. In- stead of choosing who would play in the next meet, Coach Kay Bartlett averaged meet scores to play the top seven. “There was always the pres- sure to do well. You were afraid if you shot bad, you didn't play in junior John Alex- the next meet ` ander said. Not only did the team find com- petition with. themselves but also throughout their entire schedule. Originally Ames placed third in the Metro but was then disqualified be- cause of a scoring error and ended up in fith place. " Atthe beginning of the season the younger players were nervous and didn't play very well. We were also missing one of our top players, freshman Chris Bundy said. " Towards the end, we started playing better golf since we'd played more, but Valley and Dowling were better golfers and were too far ahead to catch up with.” The Little Cyclones also had a disappointing finish as they got beaten out at Districts by four strokes, not making it to the state meet. According to golfers, state 5ا‎ the main objective of the season. " When you don't advance be- yond Districts its disappointing. You always want to do the very best that you can and make it to the top,” Coach Bartlett said. Although the team didnt do as well as they would have liked, they did have fun, especially at practice Competition and pressure left golfers ying for positions where betting was not an uncommon sight. “To relieve monotony during practice wed play skins, usually a quarter a hole, " senior Ben Klaas said. " Maybe we should have played skins in meets to relax. Many people played better in skins than in stroke play. ` okins was where everyone played out a hole and the losers were sup- posed to pay the winner a quarter. “Nobody actually took it seriously (the betting). We just did it for fun and the competition of playing under pres- sure,” senior Scott Magnuson said. " Maybe that was our problem. We didn't take practice serious enough; we had too much fun. Even though the 1988 boys’ golf team didn t have very many wins to put next to their record, one shouldn t be fooled about their ability. Each player did their best and was capable of com- peting at a higher level. " Not reaching our season long goal of going to State was really disap- pointing, but the whole team was real- ly competitive from tryouts to the dis- trict meet, " junior Brian Moreland said. " Ihe competition was what made the season worthwhile. Boys' Varsity Golf 1 first place Opponent Opp DM East DM North Invite 4th DM Hoover DM Roosevelt Invite 5th DM East DM Lincoln 2nd WDM Dowling 2nd DM Hoover DM Roosevelt 1st DM Lincoln Invite ard WDM Valley North 2nd WDM Valley Classic 2nd WDM Dowling Invite 3rd Metro Conference 5th District 5th Boys' Golf Sports —— L1... nimm " " ——— Ó er —1—— " snst— ہے‎ e " C Putting in extra time helped -Stacia Madsen With nine returning letter win- ners and six seniors, the Little Cy- clone volleyball team had a record- breaking season. " Even before practice started we were pumped for the season be- cause we knew we were going to do well and we were going to have fun, ` junior Christa Jungst said. The team topped last year s re- cord of 24 wins, seven losses and two ties by winning 33, losing three and tying six times. And that was just the start. “The thing that sticks out most was the girls willingness to sacri- fice, " Head Coach Karl Schloerke Said. sacrifice is what the team did. They had a dietician to make sure they were eating correctly and had a team weight loss goal. They lifted weights, missed Homecoming and attended many camps during the Summer. " Everything was very team ori- ented. | never heard 'l', it was always we, senior Sharon Miller said. The team referred to itself as a Bui; a time out against Marshalltown, junior Deb Forssman, sophomore Janea Car- ter and junior Krista Posegate get advice from their coaches. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) Å rer a substitution, Head Coach Karl Schloerke congratulates senior Leah Whi- gham. Ames beat Ankeny 3-0 in the sectional game advancing to semifinals. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) family with Coach Schloerke as their father. They often got together for pool parties or dinners at people's houses. " Winning the Metro was excit- ing because it was the first time an Ames team has won it, and it was done as a team,” junior Sarah Ford said. The team not only won the Metro Conference, but they won it, going undefeated and with a state ranking. " | think that being ranked was the recognition of hard work and hours of getting sweaty and all bruised up. Schloerke said. The team's ranking of sixth dropped to ninth before Sectionals began. They went into Sectionals with high hopes. They first faced Ballard and Ankeny at Ames and came away with victories against both. Then they travelled to Mar- shalltown and faced the Bobcats. Even though they lost, they had gone farther than any other Ames team. And although the team didnt make it to State, the Little Cyclone name was heard frequently. They سے ےہ ہے T——‏ کچ اد ہے یکسا ساوکب ہو d WENT‏ وہ ا E‏ beat tough teams like South East Warren who had only one loss and one tie during the season, both com- ing from Ames. Cedar Rapids Jef- ferson, who went on to State, also lost to Ames in a 16-team invitation- al. At the end of the season individ- ual honors were given. Miller and Jungst made the first team All-Metro squad. Junior Dawn Ricketts was awarded second team honors, while seniors Janet Rorholm, Marty John- son and junior Paige Hoefle re- ceived honorable mention. The junior varsity and freshman teams also had successful seasons. The JV team went 25-1, placing first in the Metro JV tournament and first in the Dowling Invitational. The freshman team went 23-2 and placed second in the freshman Metro tournament. The accomplishments that the team made reflected all the sweat, time and energy that they put in to It over the year. E. a game against East, senior Shar- on Miller spikes the ball as junior Dawn Rick- etts looks on. Ames won the match 3-2. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) Volleyball. Front row: Pak Hoefle, Marty Jonnson, Af Greimann, Sarah Ford, Heati} er Jesse, Dawn Ricketts. Ma gan Manatt, Sharon Mill Second row: Krista ۲١۱۹٢٣ Janea Carter, Jennifer 7ں‎ Leah Whigham, ` Chrisli ts Jungst, Janet Rorholm, 7۲ ty Hunt, Shannon Fultz, 7۲ Uhlenhopp. Third row: Mat ager Becky Moore, Shanna Madsen, Anya Whigham, Dé Forssman, Assistant Mary Rayner, Assista Coach Trina Gebhart, H Coach Karl Schioerke, Asst tant Coach Deena ۹ Niki Nilsen, Brandee Gni Julia Ford, Manager Chris Scott. Back row: Amang Cooper, Niki Wendt, Weng Nelson, LeAnne Ford, Mega Miller, Holly Forssman, P. Carlson, Tiffany Scribn Beth Muller, Jocelyn Ely, T8 Carmean, Marci DeJode. Vë, a ` — — Varsity Volleyball 33 wins, 3 losses, 6 ties Opponent Boone Urbandale Early Bird Tournament WDM Valley Metro Invite DM Roosevelt DM East Fort Dodge Invite WDM Dowling DM Lincoln Marshalltown DM Hoover DM North Urbandale Tournament Metro Tournament Sectionals: Ballard Ankeny Regionals: Marshalltown AHS Opp 3-0 3-0 Ist 3-0 1st 3-0 3-2 3rd 3-0 3-0 2-3 3-0 3-0 1st Ist 3-0 3-0 1-3 Volleyball Sports But Seriously -Leah Whigham We pulled out our knee- pads and volleyball shoes again as the days drew closer to that first day Of tryouts. This year there was a definite feeling of compe- tition in the air, urging more players than ever to attend the week of senior-led prac- tices prior to the beginning of the season. The veterans showed the newcomers the various drills they would need to perform in front of the coaches. Everyone had heard horror stories of the three-a-day practices in the 100-plus-degree August days soon to arrive. The team pulled together and, with a lot of help from Coach Schloerke, we made it through those three-a- days. We started off AHS vol- leyballs fourth season strong. The wins kept ad- ding up and the fans started showing up. We thrived on the attention and wanted to win more than ever. Finally, we had a crowd, and they were loud as we displayed Our Skills in serving, pass- ing, setting and hitting. On the court we worked great together, a reflection of the team off the court. Whether it was Amy's homemade pizza, Janet's early morning muffins, Sharon's fire-ups, Megan's F.Y.l. s, or Coach's crazy spirit is hard to say, but we all became close friends and played better than any other AHS volleyball team to date. The six seniors on the team all remember the first year of volleyball at Ames High. Nobody took Ames seriously. Through the years the team got Detter with a lot of sweat, pain, bruises and dedication. The teams that used to laugh when they saw Ames on their schedule now get out of the way when they see an Ames ball coming their way. The season is over now, and even though there are SIX seniors graduating we know that there are out- standing players ready to slip into those bunhuggers in our place. From now on everyone iS going to know that AHS volleyball is seri- ous stuff. 4 4 OE —— — —À —À — ae Á —Ó ETE ٦ ben. d s 4 E MAN. SS رہم‎ ’ D " y Es A i eut E rA R er e وس‎ ۱ ` ۲ i Fall Varsity Cheersquad. Assistant Coach Christy Griffith, Allison Bundy, Sarah Post, Whitney Olson, Heidi Shierholz. Toni Jackson, Kim Koch, Lori Schorpp, Stephanie Graves, Kim Carey, Laura McKliveen, Steph Davis, Cari Bauman. Coach Diane Wilson. o n ب-ب-بِ ی-تک---ط — س‎ t Sl s d 6ھ‎ - Winter Varsity Cheersquad. Front row: Jayna Jarnagin, Ann Kihl, Kari Konechne. Second row: Terri East, Chantel Jordan, Krista Allen, Liane Westphal. Back row: Kim Carey, Stacey Murray, Tara Hensley, Shannon Fultz, Whitney Olson Sophomore Fall Cheersquad. Front row: Kristina Smith, Lisa Moore, Kim Oldehoeft, Dawn Newhouse, Back Freshman Fall Cheersquad. Front row: Kelly Craig, Joanna Pelz, Amy Carey. Back row: Elaif row: Andee Moore, Staci Kepley, Tami Knorr, Nikki Praty. Powell, Betsy Niebergall, Krista Olson, Renee Ripp, Stephanie Seiler. ہے۔ ٭ Cheerleading Sports " —-—————R——— M M — j—— Save - " . MEE‏ بت |n " Adi و‎ CS rA éi 7 " t 4 |. | Cl i Ki 2 : € 4 5 4 d 3 $ d 1 A d E L ۲ T 5 %4 ا‎ s 5 reshman Winter Cheersquad. Front row: Elaine Powell, Sandra Deluca, Betsy Neibergall, aura Vermeer. Back row: Tiffany Scribner. Julie Nordyke, Stephanie Seiler, Carrie Booms. -Stacy Morford A visitor from DM Hoover once expressed surprise and a bit of in- timidation at all the streamers and banners that decorated our high school halls. And the decorations that sent the first chills to opposing teams did not appear there on their own. “The cheerleaders spend hours after school and on weekends ad- ding spirit to the school. We spent nine hours on a Sunday just decorat- ing the lobby for homecoming week, senior Allison Bundy said. While the signs depressed op- posing teams spirits, they inspired the Ames players. But banners wer- en t the only player motivation. " Before each game the sopho- more cheerleaders made popcorn or bought cookies and candy for the entire sophomore football team. It cheered the team up, and they ap- preciated us more for it, " sopho- more Staci Kepley said. If motivating players wasnt XS on spaghetti at Assistant Coach Christy Griffith's house, varsity cheerleaders Laura McKlveen and Allison Bundy prepare to cheer for the first football game. (Photo by Kim Carey) " IN A k H Le E .ھر‎ 1 AM the tough task of سس easy, improving sportsmanship among fans was nearly impossible. " We tried everything to show good school sportsmanship. We asked the fans not to shout rude comments and we stopped doing cheers like Get Out of My Face that put the opponent down, junior Shannon Fultz said. Showers of dog food and cyni- cal shouts were common, but a few words of gratitude could cover it all. " [he most important part about cheerleading was the feeling that we were appreciated by the teams. All the time we put in was worth it when someone came up and said thanks for coming, " senior Whitney Olson Said. All teams had goals for their seasons, often just to improve. The cheerleaders set out not only to im- prove their abilities, but to improve players’ spirits and fans’ attitudes as well. " When we started the season we had a lot of goals in mind. We wanted to support the teams, im- prove the schools sportsmanship and, of course, have a lot of fun, " freshman Tiffany Scribner said. “l think we did a fine job accomplishing them all. Sophomore Winter Cheersquad. Front ro w: Andrea Powell, Lisa Moore, Tata Rattanavongsa, Tami Knorr, Back row: Sheri Goshorn, Krista Handeland, Lauren Simonds, Tami Burnham Cheerleading Sports Pi ` um e E M AUN, es ke (ka A. 702 I - 0 { QE TT ےکس ےچ‎ AC Y d. EL A en gt AN (9 d oA EE Lt E d Ze ek اگ‎ p' " I " e " T OS نے س - ہے‎ Lage OVI. But Cool ` -Jodi Rhinehart A wonderful thing hap- pened to the girls basket- ball team this year — we had a baby. OK, we didn't have a baby, but our coaches did. Baby Bret came bouncing into the world and we adopted him with open arms. At practice, we warmed up with Lamaze exercises, and at games, we spotted our number one fan in the crowd decked out in his Little Cyclone sweat- er. Bret, we would like to leave you with a few helpful hints about basketball. Number One: Good luck charms don't win games. The season was a constant struggle; we were always a step away from success. When times got extra tough, we looked for advan- tages. We picked up good luck charms and created superstitious rituals. Donna donned three French braids. Stacia wore orange Jockey underwear, and Leah and | would stick plas- tic thimbles on the end of our pinkies, put them to- gether and chant, “Wonder Thimble powers activate form of a win!” Our efforts were futile. Number Two: When all else fails, try what the coach says (coaches do know what they re talking about). After several dis- couraging losses, a sug- gestion came that maybe our offense didn't work. Coach reassured us that the offense was not at fault and he was right. Over the next few weeks we played like a team and improved a great deal. Number Three: Keep the game In perspective. Through all the long prac- tices, sweat and exhaus- tion, we gained more than a winning record; we expe- rienced the excitement of competition and learned to work as a team. Although I'm sure you ll hear it thou- sands of times in years to come, remember, “Winning isn t everything. ` Well, Bret, you have a long life ahead of you and a number of games to look forward to. The team wishes the best in all that you do, but we want you to promise us one thing. Al- ways remember how spe- cial your parents really are because while they were raising you, they were also raising 12 teenage girls.4 18) Girls’ Varsity Basketball Sports 7 a home game against Mason City, sopho- more Jennifer Kellen looks for an outlet to pass to after grabbing a rebound. The Little Cyclones won 61-52. (Photo by Janet Ror- holm) Wi: two WDM Dowling Maroons guar- ding her, senior Leah Whigham tries to get a shot off. The team received their second de- feat from the Maroons with a score of 48-32. (Photo courtesy of The Daily Tribune) De: P E Py " 7 á ` " OS v. AUT 7 ` Ca 5 KN " fy BIEN LED “ss A , E " . ` D, AN " y Ce ` We, 7 7 4 e : " x " E EP, ar ہے‎ Wer - ké تک‎ De Ve amet ke d 7 , ae od At ۲ EN. CS me 5 ۲ A 7 H E K A ` qe OK? 8 7 ` 4 sche ` zi tns T w 2 a ٦+ D : Lä " 6 e " fs Cei " 2 ke Ze ah Kl E CA " t ہد gë: Getting psyched as they are introduced for a game against Mason City, junior Stacia Madsen and seniors Jodi Rhinehart and Don- na Kislingbury exchange high-fives. (Photo by Janet Rorholm) out two WDM Dowling Maroons‏ ظا for a defensive rebound, seniors Marty John-‏ son and Donna Kislingbury try to get the ball‏ quickly to start a fast break. (Photo courtesy‏ of The Daily Tribune)‏ Ser ou atm‏ س y‏ 9 ہس موجہ جح و wm‏ p m " s LZ? v c er» , a cr f y dës Tee -—— EE چم‎ EI on - وت ا سم a " af Girls’ Varsity Bas- ketball. Front Row: Allison Bundy, Toria Simmons, Donna Kislingbury, Nikol Schnieder, Cindy Harris. Second Row: Nicole Dev- ens, Marty John- son, Sara Ford, Jill Wall, Jodi Rhine- hart, Stacia Mad- sen. Back Row: Leah Whigham, Coach Laura Bal- lantine, Head Coach |, Rick Ballantine, IH Trainer Lori | 1 Smythe, Deb Forss- € man. Not Pictured: |) Jennifer Kellen. A lack of victories led girls to emphasize avi -Bryan Schabel The girls’ basketball team had a somewhat unfulfilling season judg- ing by their 5-16 record, but overall, their success was generally regar- ded plentiful. " Sure we didn't have that great of a record, but we had a blast during the season,’ senior post Toria Sim- mons said. " It s awesome winning a lot of games, but the most impor- tant part of being on a team is having fun ... and we did.” The season started off with a bad tone, as they lost their first four games to Marshalltown, WDM Val- ley, Fort Dodge and DM Roosevelt. And early losses sometimes lead to a poor season. " Ihe first few games really brought us down,’ senior forward Nikol Schnieder said. " We played top-10 teams in the very beginning of the season, SO we were destined to start off on the wrong foot. The season never did get on track; the girls continued a disappointing year. " It should have been better; we expected more,’ senior forward Marty Johnson said. " We had the potential and ability to end with a lot better record than we did. It was dis- appointing. ` Perhaps the team's goals were a bal too high; they didn't return any star- ters from the previous year’s squad and lacked the size they needed to compare with their opponents. “One major disadvantage was that we had no height, " Coach Rick Ballantine said. “Its hard to win in basketball when most of your team is smaller than the girl she is guar- ding. The majority of our opponents had at least one girl that was 6'0” tall, but our tallest girl was only 5'10 " . " Despite disadvantages, the team still relied on a little superstition to help them through the season. " Jodi (Rhinehart) and | always put these little plastic thimbles on our fingers and say: Wonder thimble powers ... activate... form of... a win! " senior center Leah Whigam said. " After that, we put them in our socks and played the game. " The team did have its fun times. At the end of the season, the team's traditional party also proved enter- taining. " At the party, the seniors all gave the juniors gag gifts, junior post Sarah Ford said. “I got a t-shirt with my name on it and it also said ‘I'm spectacular and ‘I m awesome be- cause | used to always joke around and say that | was the one who should be starting. ` But fun and humor wasnt always a part of the teams morale; they had to learn how to accept their losses. " We learned that winning isn't ev- erything and how to be good losers, if that counts for anything, " senior point guard Donna Kislingbury said. " To keep losing was hard, so we learned how to be good sports. " As the squad lost, they also im- proved. With a schedule including some of the state s top-rated teams, the competition was stiff. " Even though we lost, we still played well together, and as a team, " sophomore center Jennifer Kellen said. " As a result from our tough schedule, we had improved a lot by the end of the season. " The end of the season was the more successful part of the season. The team, came back from winter break and took off with two immedi- ate victories over Mason City and DM East and had a close game with DM Hoover at Hoover. “The break gave us a chance to start over,” junior guard Stacia Mad- sen said. 'We started off like it was a new season; this time we didn't have to start off with top-rated teams. ` On February 16, the season came to a close. And despite the statistical outcome of the season, the team still felt it was worth it. Girls’ Varsity Basketball 5 wins, 16 losses AHS Opp 44-50 45-65 37-55 42-56 61-52 47-42 47-50 58-52 52-55 34-44 51-63 50-67 50-54 57-44 40-66 43-61 46-43 42-71 42-48 34-48 53-58 Opponent Marshalltown WDM Valley Fort Dodge DM Roosevelt Mason City DM East DM Hoover DM North WDM Dowling DM East Cedar Falls DM Lincoln WDM Valley DM East DM Roosevelt DM Lincoln DM Hoover Fort Dodge DM North WDM Dowling Mason City -Janet Rorholm Unlike previous years, the '88- 89 boys’ varsity basketball team started the season without a lot of hype. No headlines screamed prom- ises of spectacular seasons. In- stead, the Little Cyclones quietly stepped out on the floor and silently built one of the best seasons boys basketball had seen in a long time. Because of little senior experi- ence, the Little Cyclones were pick- ed to finish fifth in the Metro Confer- ence by the Des Moines Register. They were also pinpointed to have a rebuilding season. Instead, the Little Cyclones had a season overflowing with high- lights. Ames beat DM North, 91-85, in a nailbiting game that went into overtime twice. They also beat rival WDM Valley twice, at home and away. But despite the many high- lights, the Little Cyclones cited clen- ching the Metro title and being rated number one in the Associated Press poll as outshining all the rest. “It felt good to finally get the recognition we felt we deserved. It showed everyone that Ames High could play basketball and it wasnt just a few good games put togeth- er, " senior Mike Gabrielson said. ‘It showed that we could play with any- one in the state.” Unlike teams who fold under the pressure of being rated, the Lit- Boys' Varsity Basketball 18 wins, 3 losses AHS Opp 62-45 71-68 56-61 67-53 60-66 91-85 65-61 73-43 92-55 81-44 64-53 86-70 87-62 80-64 85-61 79-64 93-65 80-64 Opponent Marshalltown WDM Valley Fort Dodge DM Roosevelt DM Hoover DM North WDM Dowling Ankeny Boone DM East DM Lincoln WDM Valley DM Roosevelt DM Hoover DM North WDM Dowling DM East DM Lincoln Districts Webster City Ankeny Sub-State Waverly-Shell Rock 80-54 71-67 60-74 tle Cyclones kept their goals fo- cused and continued to play their own style of basketball, seemingly oblivious to the attention they were beginning to receive. " Being successful didn't make us look past anybody. We went out to play our own game, although it did give us a lot of confidence, senior Monty Muller said. The Little Cyclones’ style of play was due to lack of height. Ames quickly adjusted and used it to their advantage though. " We were a pretty short team which effected the style of game we played. We liked to run a lot. It also made us play tougher defense, se- nior Jeff Isaacson said. According to team members, tough defense and unselfish play were major contributors to Ames success. It wasn't uncommon for a close game to break open after a few short inbound steals converted to two points. " We prided ourselves on our defense. One of our goals for every game was to hold the other team un- der their average scoring, and we usually did, Muller said. ‘If the oth- er team had an exceptional player we took great pride in stopping what that player could do. ` The opposition certainly had a tough time stopping AHS, especially at home where they were undefeat- ed. [he opposing team also had a Team unity, tough defense and high goals kept the varsity S tacking up vitlories tough time quieting the many fans who followed their team faithfully. " We had about twice as many fans as everyone else did, even away. They were great,’ junior Gregg Garn said. " When they start- ed getting really loud it got our adrenaline going, and we played a lot better. ` Despite their attempts at Mar- shalltown, the Little Cyclones ended their successful season in a loss at Sub-state against Waverly-Shell Rock. AHS started to come back in the second quarter from a large defi- cit but fell short, 74-60. According to team members, this was their only regret and would have liked to play the game over again. “In the first half against Wav- erly-Shell Rock we didn't play any- thing like we could have. A lot of it was nervousness; we weren t quite ready, junior Tom Joensen said. " They stifled some of the things we had done all season long, and we didn t adjust quick enough. The season may have ended before the team would have liked, but Ames still came out winners. With an overall record of 18-3, the team had the best season since 1976 (who went 24-0, won the Metro Conference, ranked number one and won State). The Little Cyclones left a hard act to follow. EK.) Boys' Varsity Basketball Sports Boys’ Varsity Basket- ball. Front Row: Manag- er Janine Tabatabai. Manager Pam Westvold, ۷ | Mary TE] Buck, Manager Toni X Scorekeeper Jackson. Second Row: Mike Gabrielson, Kent. Kavanagh, Fred Hoib- erg, Steve Klein, Jeff. Isaacson, Adam Langs- ton, Bran Hansen, Monty Muller. Back Row: Trainer Gary Van Der Heiden, Jeff Dale, Jason Bennett, Campbell, Tom Joen- sen, Jason Horras, Head Coach Wayne Clinton, Assistant Coach Bud Legg, Brian Krausman, Curro Benitez, Aare Clinton, Todd Wilkerson. Not Pictured: ot McGlothlen. Brian Gregg Garn. Eric Bappe, Trainer - i ! ` ۱ I ; äi dr Wi M ` =- RK | | , " a Î 4- NATIONAL BANK a. Ka S” a ea ty ۔‎ II p er سے‎ ] Lm d E EF A: SP X A gaing two more points to his total, soph- omore Fred Hoiberg shoots over his defend- er. Hoiberg led all scoring for AHS with 485 points. He was also named first team All- Metro. (Photo by Doug Adams) During the final minutes of the DM Roose- velt game, junior Eric Bappe comes in otf the bench. Bappe takes charge to set things up and run a play. AHS won the game 67-53. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) . det y " 7 a sectional game against Ankeny, senior Monty Muller shoots a three-pointer. The Lit- tle Cyclones consistently used the three- pointer in their offense and Ames won the game, 71-67. (Photo by Doug Adams) D a fast break in junior varsity game, ju- nior Jason Horras races past a Boone player. Ames won the game, 56-43, and their overall record was 5-5 for the season. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) Boys' Varsity Basketball Sports SS ae aa Te But Serious -Monty Muller The scene was an emo- tional one on the night of March 6. All our time and ef- fort, all those days of prac- tice seemed wasted. But then as Coach Clinton and Legg gave their post-game comments, | realized there was more to this season than wins and losses. During this time of pain and depression | realized not only the great strides we made, but also the com- radery that had formed be- tween all the members of the team. Along the course of the season we became more than teammates, we became close friends. After every game we would go for pizza and stay there til late hours of the night, talking, telling jokes and stories and learning more about each other. Af- ter the coaches talk we got together in our traditional " break down — hands joi- ned high above our heads, then one word said in uni- son, “Team.” A poem by a poet on-the- brink, alias Coach Legg, best summarizes the mem- ories of this season, ones I will cherish forever. Memories Live Long and Never Die There is one thing that | wish to say, | hope you remember for more than today. Look around and see the team we ve got, With the little we ve given, we ve gotten a lot! And now that the season's over, forget the score, We may have lost the game, but have much more. We have each other deep inside, If we say we lost everything — then we have lied. | hope forever we remem- Der, The things we started in No- vember. Don't look where we didn t go, just see where we have Deen, And pray that other AHS teams will be strong again. All the games in the season are over, but not in our head, The replays of great memo- ries will live long and never be dead.4 -Stacia Madsen Quick starts and missing coun- terparts plagued the sophomore girls' basketball team. Working with the motto " be active, the team took strides toward a successful season. The team began with a quick start and a close victory over Mar- shalltown, 49-44, and stormed by WDM Valley, 56-32. However, on December 10 they faced Fort Dodge who handed them a 35-42 loss. The season continued its up and down motion with big wins and big losses, including a 40 point victo- ry over DM North, 68-28, and a down-to-the wire rally in overtime against rival Valley, 53-52. " It was a very emotional sea- son, sophomore guard Jennie Jones said. “We had winning and losing streaks and our team play was never consistent from game to game. " Their new coach, Marvin Boull- lon, tried to help the team gain some consistency through his coaching. Bouillon generated the motto " be active " to motivate action from the squad. Along with encouragement from Bouillon, the five starters were helped by emotional support from the bench. " They (the reserves) worked hard. They did alotfor the team even though they didn't realize it. They Supported us all the time and pushed the starters to become bet- ter, which made us a better team, " sophomore guard Shay Grundmann said. Toward the end of the season, the sophomore team lost its starting center to the varsity team. Losing the services of Jennifer Kellen forced them to change their style of play. " It was hard when she (Kellen) moved up. We weren't confident without her. We just kind of gave up,” sophomore point guard Chris- tie Hunt said. Despite losing confidence, the team finished their season with an 11-8 record. On the other hand, the Fresh- man A team ended its season with an opposite record, 8-11, and the B team finished with a record of 3-10. Along with the sophomore team, the freshmen had big wins, big losses and a new coach, Vickie Johns. " She (Johns) wouldn't have a special play designed for one per- son. There was never any one per- son better than the other,” freshman point guard Bethany Muller said. C Coaches and competition made players By not putting any one person more important than another, Johns created a more relaxed attitude that served the team well. " Practice wasn't stressed out. We took it easy and | think we played better because we didn't get worked up over little things. We were re- laxed,”’ freshman guard Sara Olber- ding said. Relaxed attitudes also helped the team work well together, as well as unify the players. " Everyone on the team was friends. We all thought that we were equal, freshman forward Renee Ripp said. " There was no pressure from the coach which really helped us play together as a team. Even though the freshman team's record was plagued with losses they credited their successes to a their positive attitude. " We all went out to win. Al- though we didn't have a winning season we learned a lot and we had fun, and that's what it is all about,” freshman forward Tina Langston said. the start of the game, the sopho-‏ ہے more team huddles one last time to discuss‏ their strategy. Despite their efforts, they lost‏ to WDM Dowling, 34-49. 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Front row: Kelly Craig, Sara Ol- berding, Krista Olson, Amy Sheets, Marie Engelhorn, Tina Langston, Kate Gou- dy, Renee Ripp. Sec- ond row: Jennifer Remsburg, Anjie Gupta, Beth Muller, Al- ison Campbell, Jo- celyn Ely, Neena Paul, Pam Carlson. Back row: Manager Michelle Peters, Holly Forss- man, Karin Klocke, Joanna Pelz, Head Coach Vickie Johns, Megan Freeburg, Amy Biechler, Megan Miller. c ات‎ N - 4 7M y m (M 2 ور‎ ST TAS wtf 2 i " « bf A‏ ری ا ا A‏ ا e z‏ کے ساس و 0 m POL‏ ox D - = - - " Qu eeh, IP OT a To ےہ ند ہی‎ " m — Au mt eg Sie: . rip T , D. d E پر‎ ORT Lb t ME. a T SE vd ۵۸ a LJ ۲ھ‎ e 5 WENG -Jennie Jones Feet thump, shoes squeak and sweat drips after school in the gyms all winter as the freshman and soph- omore boys basketball teams im- prove their skills and endurance dur- ing intense practices. " We did a lot of running and conditioning, but we could go the whole game and just run and run while the other team hacked for air,” freshman forward Mike Pollmann sald. The sophomores didn t have it any easier and sophomore coach John Bachman prided himself on making them work. “Bachman said he'd have us in the best shape of our lives, and he lived up to that promise, " sopho- more forward John Seim said. A variety of drills was incorpo- rated to get the players in shape. " We ran separaters, did four corners, tip drills and scrimmaged each other every day, freshman forward Alex Garn said. In addition to the extra physical effort on the court, players had to think basketball off the court. " Before each of the games we had to be quiet and think about what we had to do in the game and to run over what we did in practice so that we could perform our best during Freshman Boys' Basketball 12 Wins, 5 Losses Opponent AHS Opp WDM Valley 61-43 DM Roosevelt 83-41 DM Hoover 87-35 DM North 61-60 WDM Dowling 51-74 DM East 50-48 WDM Valley 57-31 DM Roosevelt 62-56 Ankeny 76-60 DM Hoover 49-50 DM North 56-52 DM Lincoln 73-70 Miller 67-46 Lenihan 69-67 Anson 55-72 the games, freshman forward Scott Whiteford said. The stamina they built up pro- duced a winning 12-6 record for the sophomores and led them to third a place finish in the Metro conference. " We'd hoped to place higher in the Metro, but we lost a few games early on because we were missing one of our regular starters. That hurt our hopes for a higher finish,” soph- omore center Rob Kain said. Not working as a team plagued the sophomore team early in the season but they made a strong fin- ish by winning 10 of their last 12 games. " We had no real leadership so it took us a while to get together as a team but all the players learned to take responsibility through experi- ence, sophomore guard Jason Hansen said. The Freshman A squad ended a notch higher by grabbing second in the conference with a 12-5 record. The B team beat the .500 mark with a 10-7 finish. Both squads were sat- isfied with their performances at the season s end. " As a team we accomplished the goals we'd set and were physi- cally ready to challenge any team,” freshman guard Chris Bundy said. As a result both coaches were pleased with the way the players SPA i ' y PF. . 2 wo, 4 - - ENT BH) Frosh-Soph Boys' Basketball Sports Running, conditioning was rule not exception Working up a sweal progressed. " Coach Bruce Vertanen told us he was really proud of the way we competed over the season, fresh- man guard Ryan Carver said. Besides producing winning seasons practice also improved mental attitudes. " It gave me a more positive out- look on everything and | felt better about myself, " sophomore forward Brian Petrus said. Because of their hard work, the sophomores got a reward halfway through their season. " After we started winning most of our games, Coach Bachman only made us run during the drills and we didnt have to do additional condi- tioning, sophomore guard Mike Bergan said. The intense practices pay off. Then the thumps and squeaks come to a halt for another season. And the floor waits for its next round of abuse from the fresh recruits run- ning, dribbling and shooting their way to conference titles and physi- cally fit bodies. H. offensive drills he learned in practice are incorporated by sophomore Jason Han- sen as he dribbles against a DM East player. Ames High won the game 98-46. (Photo by Doug Adams) Freshman Boys’ Bas- ketball. Front Row: — Scott Whiteford, Bryce © Freeman, Chris Bun- . dy, Kiran Baikerikar, Jon Dale, Ryan Carver, © Eric Strong. Second Row: Eric Martin, Seth : Anderson, Chad Steenhoek, Mike Poll- mann, Guy Willey, Mark Milleman, Alex Garn, Peter Loutzen- hiser. Back Row: Man- ager Christy McGinnis, Assistant Coach Steve Whun, Adam Read- head, Eric Warme, Brian Coffey, Coach Bruce Vertanen, Man- ager Kari Daddow. Driving up for a quick basket in a game against WDM Valley is freshman Eric Warme, The freshman team went on to win the game 61-43. (Photo by Doug Adams) Being tailed by a Miller player doesn't affect fresh- man Adam Readhead as he goes in for an easy two points. The freshmen were victorious with a 67-46 score. (Photo by Doug Ad- | ams) 5 Sophomore Boys' H f ët Sophomore Boys Basketball. Front | Basketball e | - : + | Row: Mike Bergan, ۱ ۱ ۱ ; 1 Ka E ¥ Bj Ch | Tim Legg, Scott Lat- GE 12 Wins, 6 losses Mi | B uuo IB o p » 0 NN SE EH e | : i terell, Brian Petrus, S IE Marshalltown 71-67 | Jay Johnson, Fun- E TE WDM Valley 53-80 gai Muyengwa. 7 “ HE For Dodge 56-70 Back Row: Coach -j 7 į DM Roosevelt 40-55 John Bachman, G déit, DM Hoover 79-67 2 i EÊ DM North 64-69 Bona Lueth, Jason (i TE WDM Dowling 65-61 Hansen, Brandon G 2.001 87-81 Geise, Rob Kain 8 || core Aes Chris Ollila, Bryce ; GZ DM East 83-58 | Vita ty. x “88 DM Lincoln 77-51 Daniels, John Seim, p رسس ا‎ 67-71 Assistant Coach - " ot 009۷6۱ 80-71 ۱ Sat DM Hoover 67-54 John Waltz. 7 Wee DM North 56-60 P e f WOM Dowling 68-59 E E DM East 98-46 a ZE DM Lincoln 67-58 E Frosh-Soph Boys’ Basketball Sports Seoul -Paul Flugrad With the tension of in- tense workouts, cutting weight and pressure to win, wrestlers do not have a fre- quent chance to have a fun time. We did, however, find one form of entertainment. Every day before practice we would pull out two Nerf balls, pile on layers of sweats and play the forever infamous J-ball, commonly called the Eliminator. This game began in the gym on an early December morning. It started out as a giant game of elimination, but this soon became a bore. One day while | was sitting in the coach's office | noticed two Nerf balls in his desk. | grabbed the balls and J-ball in the wrestling room began. This game quickly became a pre-practice ritual and will always be remembered by the wrestlers. We would spend hours hurling the ball at one another while most of us lost at least two pounds Or SO. There were many careful- ly thought out rules in J- ball. 1) If you were hit, you had sit out until the person that hit you was hit. 2) For safety reasons we made a rule that the ball could not hit the ceiling. Many lights were demolished until we adopted this rule. 3) You could not run with the ball. You could only throw it. Each wrestler had his own strategy to win, some would team up, but no one would pass up the chance to back stab a friend. If twc people standing next to each other just happen to both have a ball one would turn to the other put their Nerf ball on the ground and tell the person, “If you don't hit me | won't hit you!” The person would then proceed to hit the other person in the back when he turned around. Isn't that just like a wrestler? Tim Randles and Bart Fowles were always the " most wanted. " Anyone hit by the Nerf balls became ridiculed and laughed at. These members mark the " family " feeling that we felt for each other. J-ball brought out the back Stabber and friend in all of US.4 Varsity Wrestling Sports Varsity Wrestling 8 wins, 6 losses Opponent Newton WOM Dowling OM Roosevelt Mason City DM Valley DM North Boone Carroll Kuemper DM Hoover Marshalltown DM East DM Lincoln Fort Dodge Marshalltown (State Dual) AHS Opp 55-10 9-51 28-35 22-25 17-40 72-0 47-24 43-18 46-12 27-32 47-15 31-22 38-13 19-384 (0 Champions Nims proc -Becky Dill You're dieting faithfully and working out diligently trying to lose weight. No, you re not trying to suc- ceed Oprah Winfrey, you're an Ames High wrestler. The Little Cyclone varsity wrestlers learned they had to make a lot of sacrifices in order to partici- pate in wrestling. They had long, hard practices, far away meets and had to shed those extra pounds. " | had to lose a fair amount of weight this season. When you Nav- en t eaten all day and then go to pra- tice you re really tired. But when you weigh in it's all worth it, " junior Brian Pattinson said. The varsity squad included five seniors, 10 juniors, four sopho- mores and one freshman. ; Most wrestlers had a variety of 1 ways to lose their weight, ranging D whistle blows at the Ames Invitational and junior Kon John prepares for a reversal against his WDM Valley opponent. John went on to place second in the 112-pound class. (Photo by James Watt) varsity Wrestlers. Front Row: Wainer Alison Sams. Scott Rams, Kon John, Tim Randles, Pott Belzer, Manager Libby ` Black Second Row: Assistant Dach Wes Worrell, Troy Mein- ard. Brian Pattinson, Eric Bebold. Paul Flugrad, Manag- " 4 TC er Jennifer Holden. Student Cou mM poach Dave Keele. Third Row: | La fudent Trainer Rob Lawton, pssistant Coach Mike Riddle, aui Gibbons, Danny O' Berry, Mat! Meinhard, Eric Peters, had Wilson, Assistant Coach IK Schatz Head Coach ack Mendenhall. Not Pictured gason Marin, Paul McGee, erald Thomas. Carl Forsling, ar Fowles, Manager Tonja from plain dieting to the extreme of fasting. However, one wrestler found a different way to cut weight. " | didn't eat anything but fruit and the only meal | ate was dinner. Ittook me about three weeks to lose the weight. | also did some extra run- ning on the side. It was pretty hard work. The tough part was keeping the weight off, " senior Adam Wag- ner said. Another member of the wres- tling team found a unique way of dieting. By simply chewing gum he curbed his craving for food. “| feel fortunate that | didnt have to lose a lot of weight. | really didn t eat or drink much and | found chewing gum helped me not to eat. it Supposedly triggers your enzymes and makes you very hungry, but | did itanyway, sophomore Tim Randles sald. A state finalist on the team found he could control his appetite by preparing meals for other people. Although he was not actually eating he imagined that he was. " | made (junior) Paul Clausius eat an entire sundae | created. It had Sex Se e ef Se " el o کرت‎ 7 Varsity Wrestling Sports Eating Lean Cuisine and yogurt, varsity wrestlers were Valthing Veit, weight about five scoops of ice cream, four toppings, whipped cream, nuts and everything. Sitting there watching him eat it helped me to not feel hun- gry, junior Scott Sams said. Once the weight was lost, the 89 wrestlers had to prove all those sacrifices were worth it. They start- ed out the season slowly but came back for a triumphant end. " We started out in the early sea- son with an 0-4 record but the team really pulled together later and man- aged to finish the season with an 8- 6 record. We really improved over time,” junior Brian Peter said. Despite the slow start, the var- sity wrestlers placed first at Disricts and sent five wrestlers on. Juniors Scott Sams and Kon John and sen- iors Danny O Berry, Paul Flugrad and Troy Meinhard all competed at otate. “We started out the season slow, but we made a great come- back. | think we showed everyone exactly what Ames can do,’ junior Kon John said. A: the Ames Invitational, senior Troy Mein- hard attempts to perform a leg sweep on his Newton opponent. Meinhard is going for a take down in the 145-pound class. (Photo by James Watt) 0 a DM Lincoln wrestler to make the first move at the Ames Invitational, junior Eric Ziebold wrestles at the 135-pound varsity level. (Photo by James Watt) " 7 " P " rr " 7 نے جج ہے‎ a Rs کے‎ . ditioning -Stacy Morford Excellence in athletics never comes naturally. It takes weeks of sweat and pain to prepare for the season. Wrestling practices pushed that level of pain to the point of being al- most unbearable to assure a fit team. " Our practices were the tough- est of all the sports. The coaches re- ally made us work so we could wres- tle our best, " senior Adam Wagner said. The wrestlers rarely complain- ed abouttheir practices, though they had plenty of reasons to do so. “In practice we did warm-ups, reviewed moves and did PH condi- tioning. PH meant pure hell. We did 50 sit-ups, 50 push-ups, we ran halls, wall sprints and foot fires, and it was pure hell, " sophomore Carl Forsling said. According to coaches, the con- helped add needed strength and shed excess weight, two areas vital to making a good wrestler. " It was important to pay close attention to weight, " sophomore Jason Holdrege said. " The night be- JV Freshman Wrestling 6 wins, 9 losses Opp AHS Opp Newton 26-48 WDM Dowling 9-24 DM Roosevelt 31-26 Mason City 23-36 WDM Valley 15-39 Boone 50-30 Carroll Kuemper 54-30 DM Hoover 39-36 Marshalltown 35-12 DM East 15-30 DM Lincoin 16- 9 Fort Dodge 21-45 WDM Dowling 17-27 Mason City 3-18 WDM Valley 3-58 JV Wrestling Sports‏ .گا fore one meet | was over by five pounds. The coaches had me ride the exercise bike with four pairs of sweats on for an hour. The day of the meet | was still over by a pound so | had to run for 20 minutes until | finally weighed in OK.” Reaching the necessary weight was not always this difficult if the wrestler was careful and worked his hardest. " Sometimes you could lose as much as four pounds just during a practice. And if that wasn't enough, relaxing in the sauna for half an hour would sweat off another pound or two, " sophomore Bart Fowels said. Achieving the lowest weight was important, but the effects of weight loss were sometimes detri- mental. " When you lose as much weight as quickly as wrestlers do, your blood sugar level goes way down. At first you got weak and shaky, but af- ter a few days you got used to it, " freshman Dragus Lawson said. All the work came down to ex- cellence in just 12 JV and three freshman meets. And wrestlers thought coaches were to thank for wins. " | really wasn't prepared at the Young talents worked weight off Keaping useless pounds beginning of the season. After a few weeks with the coaches help | final- ly knew what | was doing and could control my matches,’ freshman Nathan Pelzer said. The coaches weren't the only enforcers. Individuals took well to suggestions from their peers. " When we found that certain wrestlers were not wrestling up to their potential, we (the coaches) talked to them personally, and then left it up to captains. Their own teammates could usually pull them into line,’ Assistant Coach Mike Hiddle said. Being young, inexperienced teams, the JV and freshmen had dif- ficulty pulling together in the begin- ning. They soon found that that old rule of the ‘Three Musketeers’ was one to wrestle by. " We started the season as 13 individuals wrestling for ourselves,’ junior Brian Peter said. “At the end we were 13 individuals wrestling for the team. ` Å tter winning a tie-breaking match over WDM Valley, sophomore Bart Fowles re- ceives a hug from coach Kirk Schmaltz. (Photo by Amanda Jones) Freshman and Sopho- more Wrestlers. Fron row: Johnny Sund- burg, Christian Win- einger, Lennie Keltner Nathan Pelzer, Andy Hagen, Jeff Spencer, Jamie Weiss. Second row: Scott Belzer (V) Nick Nakadate, Mat Hill, Tim Randles (V) Eric Peters (V), De Keigley, Tommy John- son. Back row: Jim Meadows, Jason Ho Matt Anderson, Car Forsling, Sean Ken ealy, Jason Moore Jason Moutray. ` ` | | | 1 RK E , - ! 7 i ۰ D ` 1 Li , ۲ Zens his breath after an exhausting match, junior Gerald Thomas eyes his pinned Ankeny opponent, still on the mat. (Photo by Stacy Morford) 050+17 on his match, junior Paul McGee plots to pin his Fort Dodge opponent. (Photo by Stacy Morford) " er ST ۷ ` . voy a os re SE X 3 TS db p rA من‎ ONA Se 2 D vit ML EE 7 سار‎ DE EAS ei ei یک‎ l 7 rey aar ١ i ا اب‎ K Ae ` e T», E, 1 EE k PUR are x vs A 7 . 3 H ` dÄ - - T L T ۶ Fi 7 - ۴ A s E RAR ۱ ٠ - E Ba aw lll! T ae is not descrip- tive of wrestling as sopho- more Jason Holdrege dis- covers after breaking a DM Lincoln opponents nose. (Photo by Stacy Morford) « pha) p56 bees Li ۰ -Jennie Jones The Ames High pool was full of ‘guppies’ during the winter. No, not baby fish, but new swimmers. Out of a record 45 members on the team, there were eight seniors, only three being returning letterwin- ners. " We were real young this year with more sophomores than any other grade. We did better than | ex- pected though, despite our lack of experience, " junior Tim Johnson sald. The few seniors spent a lot of time putting in extra effort, and for one of them, it really paid off. " It was my last year so | worked real hard. At State | got lifetime bests in all my races sol was ecstatic, se- nior Boris Bachmann said. Underclassmen as well worked hard, enduring long, intense prac- tices to make up for the inexperi- ence. " Most of them weren't that bad; some of them were hell. They helped build character though, and made your body big,’ sophomore Jeff Brown said. The hard workouts were liv- Årer competing in the 100 meter butterfly, senior Boris Bachmann takes a breather along the ropes. Bachmann went on to take first in this event in the state meet. (Photo by Doug Adams) li aking a breath at midstroke while swim- ming the butterfly, sophomore Brian Carver looks for the wall during the last 10 meters of his race. (Photo by Doug Adams) ened up by practical jokes, and by the newcomers initiation. " All the ‘guppies’ got ‘swirlies’ from the upperclassmen, and some people got their underwear hidden. The worst was when someone had liquid heat put in their shorts. It was wild, " freshman Jason Burris said. For the lucky people who have not been exposed to the ‘thrills’ of a Swirlie', it's when a person s head is putin a toilet and the toilet is flush- ed on them. Those rites of initiation, as well as ‘shared torture, brought the team together. “The swim team was close. more so than other sports I’ve been in. Everybody supported each other allthe time, sophomore Joe Nelson said. The closeness also extended beyond the pool as the team got to- gether outside of practice many times. " After each meet we would go out to the Pizza House to eat. Some- times we got together and played poker. [hat was sort of the team game, sophomore Devon Alexan- der said. Get-togethers were often Newcomers made waves while wimming Toward improvement — spurred by the seniors, and they took their leadership roles seriously. “They provided the team spirit and gave us pep talks before each meet. They also kept the under- classmen in line by threatening 'swirlies', " sophomore Chris Hamp- son said. According to team members, that support, as well as Coach Mike Wittmer's famous whistle, helped provide some victories for the team. " We won a lot of races that we wouldn t have won without the spirit. It helped in many situations, ` junior Matt Clark said. Although inexperience plagued the team, it only made them work that much harder to succeed. Some members even said this team had more dedication than ever before. The workouts helped test that dedi- cation, and the members knew one of Mr. Wittmer's favorite sayings was true: if it was easy, everybody would be here. mW himself as he swims the 200 frees- tyle in a meet against WDM Valley is sopho- more David Jurgens. Despite his perform- ance, Ames lost the meet 62-110. (Photo by Doug Adams) PI = ۔‎ -— — gr e— S —— o —£——— Ee ee WP Boys’ Swimming. Front RE Travis Senne, Dan Sails David Abelson, Eric Pongi Brian Greving, Jim Krogma Managers Beth Dinsmome Heather Martin. Second Re Scott Sundstrom, Joe Nelst David Jurgens, Chris He son, Mark Robinson, S€ Gunnerson, Brian Third Row: Matt Clark, P Foote, Tim Johnson, Bé Bachmann, Pat Connolly, ER Hill, Eric Huang. Back Re Coach Mike Wittmer. 3M Brown, Mike Puffer, Quer Crowner, Dan Kliebenste Tom Friedrich. d? Mi n ou oe گے . جد‎ 2 us‏ کہہے o Boys’ Swimming 3 Wins, 6 Losses Opponent Ames Invitational WDM Dowling Bobcat Relays Fort Dodge DM Roosevelt WDM Valley DM North Fort Dodge Irivite DM East DM Lincoln DM Hoover Districts AHS Opp 5th 70-102 2nd 100-72 65-107 62-110 137-30 4th 115-49 71-100 75. 5-96. 5 5th Boys' Swimming Sports But Coniously -Tony Potter During the month of Oc- tober of our senior year, Pat Connolly and | made an in- Sane decision to go out for swimming for the first time. One of our initial fears was having to prance around in a scanty excuse for a swim- Suit. The football players had their pads, the basket- ball players had their jer- seys and yes, we had our Speedos. Pat recalls being SO scared to Duy a swimsuit that it took him two sepa- rate trips to The Sports Page to accomplish his mission. On the first day of swim practice, we were confron- ted with 30 new faces, and only three were familiar seniors. Little did we know that we were entering a closely-knit family. Of course, we were fortu- nate enough to join this closely knit family as elder parents and the freshmen and the sophomores were our little children who natu- rally needed a little disci- pline. Whenever a fresh- man left his towel out or generally ticked off a se- nior, he was forced to make a sacrifice to our freque ntly worshipped porcelin god. Once a particularly mouthy sophomore went home with a pinker than normal belly. Of course, these ‘disciplinary actions’ were few and far between and generally only love and good feelings flowed be- tween the members of the team. The practices were long and hard, but we ail shared in our pain (Some more than others). I'll never forget ‘the ever-smiling Paul Clau- sius, Tom Friedrich e dedi- cation and Boris Bach- mann's silent but strong leadership. As the months wore on, we saw improve- ments on times, sometimes in victory and sometimes in defeat. We were fortunate enough to host Districts, and we cheered Boris Bachmann, Brent Hill, Tim Johnson and Mark Robin- son on to State. Reflecting back on these months, | re- alize that | made 30 of the best friends that could be made. ہے ہے ہے س he P‏ ےک سز شرب ان ei‏ 0012928۵ | " wo ہ‎ TT - cal ctt " Ke ےہ‎ wg a Sy Cal Cr 4 D U — TESS omg kale? ke EC ded m EA " T " UE سض کین a r. ‏ Bam! Pow! Bop! Crunch! Crack! Kapow! No, this wasn't an- other episode of ‘Batman Robin. These sounds came from ‘checks and other methods of bodily harm that hit the walls of the Cyclone Area Community Center. However, unlike the Dynamic Duo, the Ames High hockey team had problems fighting the powers of evil. Frustration was evident throughout the season and caused discouragement within the team. " We had the talent, but we got started off on the wrong foot by los- ing the first five games, " freshman goalie Chris Winkler said. ' " Every- body wanted to hang up their skates and it got really discouraging after a while. " Another factor for frustration was a temporary coaching staff. Halfway through the season, Head Coach Bruce Carman left the team and Assistant Coach Rusty Moore was left in charge. “Things were pretty unstable with our coaches, sophomore right wing Brody Linder said. “Rusty was closer to uS age-wise and we were friends with him before so we worked harder for him and really wanted to win for him. strong team leadership was -Carrie Stidwell Hockey 0 wins, 22 losses Opponent Sioux City WDM Valley Dowling 0-15 Loyola Tournament 5th Place Urbandale DM 3-5 WDM Valley Dowling Urbandale DM Mason City Columbus Sioux City Dubuque Sioux City Dubuque Columbus Urbandale DM Sioux City Waterloo Omaha Tournament AHS Opp Ne On WU TOP Y mete NE SPI de mM NIE uL RkERooolooooóso0o00 ard P a (D Urbandale DM Mason City WDM Valley Dowling Waterloo 1- 8th Place — قب‎ i — State Tournament Hockey Sports also a major part of establishing a team attitude and promoting hard work. “The spirit was always high to win but our problem was that every- body depended on someone else to win, " sophomore defenseman Matt Lippman said. '[ wo or three people can change the attitude of the whole team, and if they got us going, we got motivated. ` Although hockey wasnt con- sidered an official school sport, an abundant amount of student fan Support appeared Friday nights at the Cyclone Area Community Cen- ter. Specially developed chants, cheers and other sounds emitted from the student section of the ice rink. However, during the middle of the season, notices were distributed to students from parent fans saying that student Support was appreciat- ed, but to clean up the language of the specially-designed cheers. After this was achieved, fan support still remained strong throughout the season. “The fans this year were awe- some!” senior goalie Brett Callison said. 'We got comments from other teams across the state on how great Our crowd was, even though our fans had been yelling stuff against them. It was motivating knowing that there were people backing us and it Despite discouragement and frustration, hockey players ged To succeed helped the losses come easier. " Fans also played a minor share in the amount of fighting that oc- curred during a game. " Fighting makes the game more exciting for the fans, " junior defenseman Jason Berg said. “If you re losing the game, it doesn't re- ally matter if you get in a fight or not. Sometimes we started playing for the crowd, instead of concentrating on the game. " The team played all of the eight lowa hockey teams at least twice during the season. They also trav- eled to Chicago and Omaha to play different teams in tournaments. " Tournaments bring a new as- pect to our normal hockey schedule. It's a ‘killer’ type of a situation; more intense. We usually had a better atti- tude and had to go full strength, " Callison said. Although their 0-22 record wasnt quite as dynamic as it could ve been, most teammembers found that attitude was the deciding factor of the season. " Everybody can be a good win- ner, but its hard to walk out with your head held high when you con- tinually lose, " senior center Jason Teal said. “I learned a lot from this experience. This season definitely built character. " Hockey. Front Row: Brett Callison, Chris- Winkler. Second Row: Matt Lippman, Jason Teal, Joe Koski, Matt Booth, آ‎ Brody Linder, Zach — Vegge. Back Row: - Coach: Assistant Rusty Moore, Chad Gibson, Brett Lin- der, Joe Ethington, - Derrick ` Hogberg, Jason John Will, Berg, Geoff Will, Head Coach Bruce Carman. A tter an official called a penalty, senior captain Jason Teal faces off in the corner against a Dubuque player at the Cyclone Area Community Center. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) PR after a goal against Dubuque, senior Joe Ethington and junior Jason Berg -Matt Booth converge on center ice to congratulate senior Brett Linder on his goal. (Photo by Chuck Be- volo) O.K., so maybe we had a bad season. But consider- ing the environment our team lived in, it doesn t sur- prise me in the least. For starters, we were not even considered an actual team by our own class- mates once we were away from Ames. Students seemed to find more impor- tant things to do, such as removing ear wax, than to support the Ames High Hockey team at its 10 away games. It was very hard to concentrate on the game when the opposing fans were screaming that they wanted to kill our mothers. Being one of the few teams in the league that isn't school sponsored, we were also left out in the cold by the school administra- RE: tion, forced to survive on m our own. I think any athlete " would agree that perform- p ing under the above condi- pim tions would be hard at best. um Outside of our regular ag league games, we traveled EU to Chicago and Omaha for کی‎ weekend tournaments. بت‎ Playing under an intense schedule of two games per | day, the spirit of the game FS was hard to keep alive at the end of the tournaments. | Aside from the cold show- Án ers, tiny locker rooms, lost Vs. water bottles, rude fans, S fast food and having to m sleep with obnoxious team- ds mates at night, we man- ee aged to pull away with a win ic at each tournament. Le When | look back at the E season, it's not the losses ue | that come to mind, but the پچ‎ ۱ fun times the team had de- 7 ۱ spite the inconveniences. Ka | The barbaric conditions Kë 5 that a hockey team must ps e endure seems to only pull E the players closer together. Ge Now that my competitive hockey days are over, | hope that the spirit of hock- ey and what it stands for continues for many genera- ———— bitu NY e ECH m ` E Uc P. " posce E ٤ =! bow B La v au KZ et ` a e = ` d .- ————— € | am " 777777 tions to come.a E : S d 0 A | Struggling for the puck, senior Brett Linder P A | becomes tangled with his Dubuque oppo- d FE nent. Linder was the team's leading scorer SS 7۶ | and received an honorable mention on the All- Lë : State team. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) $ ۱ ۲ A tter scooping up the puck, senior goalie A Brett Callison watches his teammate check a Dubuque opponent. Despite the aggression of the Little Cyclones, the team lost 2-5 (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) سے Hockey Sports eaa i ZH Rem E i NM But Sonioualy -Jenni Thiede At the beginning of the season, no one thought that we'd come as far as we did at the end of the season. On the first day of practice, we all agreed to set goals, but we knew they couldnt be too high. The 1989 girls’ tennis season was supposed to be a rebuilding season for all of us. We knew that we d have a lot of good hard practices, but we werent counting on too many wins. As the season got under- way, we needed new goals. We beat WDM Valley and WDM Dowling in very close matches and that gave us a good chance of winning the Metro title. As the season went on, our practices got harder and we worked together more. We had to support each other and help each other out. When it was time for meets, we always tried to watch each other play. That was sometimes hard, because sometimes you had to give yourself a pep talk before meeting your opponent. Through all the serious talk and important meets, we never forgot to have fun. We never forgot that senior leadership was a very im- portant part of all sports; we had to take on the re- sponsibility of making prac- tice fun for everyone. The main reason for doing this was to make the freshmen more comfortable, of course. After the fun was over, we practiced hard so we could be the best we could be. Although tennis is an in- dividual sport, we were all in it together. We lost to- gether and we won togeth- er. When the season was coming to an end, we re- membered all the doubts we had at the beginning of the season. We were all out to have fun — no serious commitments were in- volved. Then somehow we managed to win nine meets (our goal at the beginning of the season was to win sev- en); we won the Metro and placed third at Sectionals (although we thought we'd do better, we werent too disappointed). Seeing all this, there sno way one can say that 1989 was a rebuild- ing year. Varsity Girls’ Tennis 9 Wins, 3 Losses Opponent Boone WDM Dowling Marshalltown DM East WDM Valley Fort Dodge Sioux City Heelan Marshalltown DM Hoover DM North Fort Dodge DM Lincoln DM Roosevelt Sectionals AHS Opp — — Q O à OH نہ نہ‎ CoU = T Girls’ Tennis. Front Row: Medina War- meren. Sindy Pang, kennt Thiede, bd Debbie Dobbs, Jen- ny Lang. Second How: Michelle Ray- mons, Judy Pang, oach Len Thiede, Nicole Devens. E eidi Shierholz. Jack Row: Chris- tine Chen, Keri Dad- dow, Carrie Booms, 0 indy Jones, Jes- Sica McKee, Emily Olson, Nikki Sartori. Angie Kim, Jennifer cote, Brandee Griffin, Jennifer Kel- ۱ ۱ we KL e -Lilian Riad After losing eight of their 10 top players from last year, the 1989 giris tennis team wasn't too opti- mistic about the upcoming season. There wasn't 3 lot of experience on the team, so the whole team had to work together. " It took a lot of team effort to bring together our team. None of us was more experienced than others, SO it wasn t one person who lost or won; it was all of us, " junior Judy Pang said. Despite the lack of experience and optimism, the team set goals to play the best they could and have a rewarding season. " We didnt expect to have a winning season. We were deter- mined to play our best and by the end of the season be ranked some- where in the middle of the Metro, senior Sindy Pang said. Along with doing their best for the team, individuals set goals for themselves. " | wanted to win a least half of my matches and have a winning sea- A: the courts at Brookside Park, senior Jenni Thiede practices her hitting techniques. Theide was one of the five seniors who played on the team. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) the oddi son. | trained all winter so | was ready to start the season,’ senior Debbie Dobbs said. When the season began, the team won its first five meets, includ- ing meets against WDM Valley and WDM Dowling. After these impor- tant and unexpected wins, the team's doubts were beginning to fade and new team goals were set. " When we beat Valley and Dowling 6-5, we got really motivat- ed. We were determined to win the Metro title, and we didn't want to share it like we had in the past, ju- nior Heidi Shierholz said. Winning the Metro title was the season's highlight. Ames had only one loss in the Metro, which was one less than all the other confer- ence teams. [hat allowed Ames to be the sole winner of the title. As Sectionals rolled around, the team was optimistic. But a few unex- pected losses made them settle for third pla ce. “A third place finish was kind of disappointing because we thought we could do better. We had come a long way though, so it wasn't like we hadn't accomplished anything,” Shierholz said. Through the wins and the losses the team was like a family. They were supportive of each other SCH ا ا‎ naa m LEE pr E S Ce Deen LE BEE ER er Nee a ar nT m ma, ur e Kater بت‎ Al, se CSS e VO ACKK BA,‏ ےد " ےت ا م Ae a“‏ بے +٦‏ € Ss di ourprises helped girls to a winning season Beating whether they won or lost. " We always tried to watch each other play and congratulated each other on a job well done, " Sindy Pang said. ‘I’ve been on the team since | was a freshman and this is the first year that | felt that we were really a team, because we were always sup- portive of each other,’ Shierholz added. Little traditions helped the team become closer. Like families who do certain things on certain occasions, the tennis team did things together to help them have a family-like atmo- sphere. " After each meet we always went to the same McDonald's, sat in the same spot and ordered the same food. It was really fun and it brought us closer together, " Dobbs said. Although there were some dis- appointments, the season ended with a lot of accomplishments that the team never thought possible. Beating WDM Valley and WDM Dowling and having big wins over DM East, DM Hoover and DM North helped the team earn a 9-3 winning record. The 1989 girls’ tennis team, according to Shierholz, could be Summed up as one of " very pleasant surprises! ` During practice, sophomore Brandee Grif- fin works on her serve. Griffin was one of two sophomores who played on the varsity team. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) lou: is a rigorous sport. After a tough practice senior Debbie Dobbs cools off with a drink of water. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) Girls' Tennis Sports (35 MAN i ER» Boys' Tennis Sports Tough team tried for 1 but placed third second time around -Michelle Rayhons The sound of pounding tennis balls and grunts of competition echoed throughout the Brookside Park tennis courts. The boys tennis team had a reputation for being tough, and this year s team could be described as even more relentless. " We have a highly experienced team this year. We were all really used to the whole team and how ev- eryone played. If there was a year to win State, this was it, " sophomore Bob Black said. A few inexperienced teams were no competition for Ames. This allowed JV to play doubles against DM North. They won 11-0. Eight of last year's varsity players returned and a new student, sophomore Tod Berkey, joined the team. With all but one top player re- turning, the team had experience as well as depth. “The top team was pretty close within the top six. He (Coach Keith Hilmer) switched us around quite a bitin doubles towards the end of the season,” senior Eric Smith said. The varsitys experience paid Hitting a topspin forehand back to his op- ponent, sophomore Vaseem Baig plays num- ber two varsity doubles against DM North. He and his partner won the match 7-5, 6-3. (Photo by Doug Adams) Bo the net to hit a volley during doubles against Carroll Kuemper, senior Phil Berger assists Ames in placing first at Sub- State. (Photo by Doug Adams) off. Close to the end ot the season the varsity record was 8-0, with the stiffest competition ahead, DM Roosevelt and DM Hoover. " | haven't had a real hard match yet. Hoover beat Roosevelt and we hope to beat both Hoover and Roos- evelt, " Berkey said. Against these rivals, the team fought hard. They beat Roosevelt, 8- 3. " Roosevelt was our biggest win. It was our grudge match from last year, so we were really glad to win, Black said. But Ames lost to Hoover with a close score of 6-5. They were up 5- 2 and lost the rest of the doubles matches. The team ended with a re- cord of 10-1 and placed second in the Metro conference, behind Hoo- ver. " We had three doubles out on the court and we all figured every- one would win. We were disappoint- ed after losing to them (Hoover) be- cause it kind of shut down our ex- pectations for the season, " sopho- more Danny Wilson said. At Sub-State, Ames placed first, beating Carroll Kuemper, 7-2 and Missed opporluniliei Waterloo West, 5-4 and advanced to State to play among the top four teams. “Where we strive is in compet- ing this year. We won all of our close matches, especially at Sub-State against Waterloo West, " Wilson Said. The Little Cyclones ended their season at State, placing third. In the first round Ames lost 3-8 to Du- buque Wahlert, the team that even- tually took State. This allowed Ames to place either third or fourth. In the second round they beat Hoover, 6-5. " We beat Hoover and got some revenge, but we just didn't have a good day, ` senior Ranjan Dahiya said. " We thought that we were go- ing to win State and it was really dis- appointing. ` Despite a disappointing finish at state, the team was able to maintain its tough reputation with a 10-1 re- cord, proving that they were a tough team to beat. Paving aggressively at the net, sopho- more Tod Berkey volleys as senior Bryan ochabel prepares for the next shot. They paired together to play number two doubles at Sub-State. (Photo by Doug Adams) ' a ela ———— n———— M Áo D - ` " nm í Boys’ Tennis. Fre Row: Bryan Sc bel, Jeff 07 | | Eric Smith. Baci Row: Tod Berkey Jamie Lang, Bas eem Baig, Jas Burris, Josh ML phy, Bob Black, E Smedal, Ef Huang, Danny | son, Ryan Lan Sam Johnston. pictured: Phil E ger, Ranjan Dahl | ` a $ NN t | | j 13 wins, 2 losses Opponent Fort Dodge Boone WDM Dowling Marshalltown DM East WDM Valley Ankeny DM North DM Hoover DM Lincoln DM Roosevelt Districts Sub-State State Boys’ Tennis AHS O O «D «o‏ تہ C Qn — 4 O O Co‏ مب نکی OQ N‏ “¬ = جم جم OCH‏ نک LA‏ — مہہ مہ L|‏ 1 ! GO a N Ow Q But Seriously -Jeff Isaacson Tennis has never gotten very much publicity, so con- sequently the coach hasn't either. Mr Hilmer has a very impressive record. Three years ago when he took over as the tennis coach, the team won Districts and made it to the second round of Sub-State. The following three years he took the team one step further to the final four (State) in team tennis. If that doesn't war- rant some recognition, then | don't know what does. If someone did that in another sport, they would be con- sidered in the same class as John Wooden of UCLA. | know youre thinking that anyone could do that if you gave them the same players, but | don t think so. The tennis season isnt long enough to change many things in a person's game. The place where Mr. Hilmer has his impact is in making sure the players are physically ready for the meets and especially men- tally ready during the matches. As the coach, you must be able to tell a kid the right things that can help him pull through in a close match. In the team tennis state meet, Mr. Hilmer helped coach a player during a Cru- cial argument. It was the third set and the player's opponent had obviously screwed up the score be- cause he was deaf (and a freshman, | might add). Coach pulled through for the player by giving him the confidence to stick by his guns. The tennis coach has of- ten been regarded as a bab- ysitter. If so, Mr. Hilmer iS the best around.4 Boys Tennis Sports i A aW ی‎ = Cw @ T " 2x ` ! d A o $. ( » " 7. - e We c یی‎ E EEN P ENS 7 A DEUM At - کے سے‎ Hen ms nat t o C (-—M E FW tlt HUN AUN P ن ا ت ا‎ 1 $ ۰ " ` Li è ' " " ` ` LI | 1 -Donna Kislingbury We were going for num- ber three — our third straight state champion- ship. We were working to- wards it all year, and we knew we had the potential to win. Our first stroke of bad luck came Friday at State. One of the girls on the shut- tle hurdle relay team took a spill and the team failed to qualify. None-the-less, if we ran well in the rest of the events we could still cap- ture another state title. Saturday was the 4 x 800 final. We were seeded third, but if we ran well we could place higher. | looked back with 50 meters left and saw an lowa City girl coming up fast. | had to pick up my speed, but | couldnt. My legs just wouldn t move any faster. | fell before the finish line, sending six points down the drain. That was our second stroke of bad luck. But we still had hope. All was not lost, if we won the last two events, the 4 x 100 and the 4 x 400, we would win State by one point. If we got a first and a second, we would tie. The 4 x 100 was the clos- est race l' ve ever seen. To- ria Simmons came from be- hind to catch a Waterloo West runner at the finish line. It took 10 minutes to study the photo and the de- cision wasn't in our favor. So for the third year in a row, the meet came down to the 4 x 400. We still had a chance to tie by winning this race. We had qualified first, but Indianola sur- prised us in the finals and we ended up in second place. Our team finished third in the state. Although we lost, this was the biggest learn- ing experience of my life. | learned that a team is what wins championships, not individuals. In previous years we had won as a team, and this year we were defeated as a team. But that defeat wasn't the end of the world like | thought it was. This track season was just another learning experi- ence that makes your life stronger.4 printing the opening 200 meters in the JV distance medley, junior Robin Renz gives her team the lead. The medley team won the event with a time of 4:50.1 at the Ames Invite. (Photo by Doug Adams) Joes the last hurdle, sophomore Staci Kepley maintains the lead in the junior varsity shuttle hurdle relay. The JV team won the Ames Invite with 178 points. (Photo by Doug Adams) ۹ | 1 Ei the tape at the finish line, senior Toria Simmons anchors the 4 x 200 relay team to a victory. The win added 10 points, making the total team score 158 at the Ames Invite. (Photo by Doug Adams) Bier? a career best 5 feet 6 inches at the Ames Invite, senior Sharon Miller ties the school and meet record in the high jump. Miller later went on to State and placed third. (Photo by Doug Adams) 2 Ty hed Fi S asd d a E? 727 id " " d ` PUTA " el € wv ‘ae = a A Despite disappointment at State, the girls improved -Janet Rorholm In the middle of February, near- ly 100 girls assembled in the gym for practice. They looked nothing like the two-time defending State cham- pions and Metro champs that they were, but instead, a group of some- what out-of-shape girls. Determined to produce another successful sea- son, these girls went to work. To turn these bodies into fine form, the team ran the halls and did aerobics for conditioning. The im- mediate result, for most, was pain and a lot of sore muscles. " Stairs were impossible to climb,’ senior Nikki Schnieder said. " My calves and thighs were so tight. But shin splints were the worst! We started running the halls because of the weather, and cement has no cushion to it.” A couple of weeks, alot of warm baths and many heating pads later, Ames continued its winning WDM Valley. E the 1989 girls’ track team was ready streak at home at the Ames Invita- " Of course you always want to T for competition. Ames began their tional, beating DM Hoover by 56 win (State), but we had a lot of good 3 season indoors at the Drake Field- points. The Little Cyclones perform- performances. Unfortunately things T house. ed well in all events. According to just didn't seem to go well, " junior e " Running indoors is different Head Coach Jim Duea, depth was Lia Pierson said. " What es important 3 than outdoors. Handoffs feel differ- the key to Ames’ strong performan- is that in the past few years we've 5 ent, things are cramped because ces. showed that we have tremendous 7 lack of space and it seems longer, " It's hard to single any one per- depth. Each year we've graduated E like youre running longer dis- son out. A lot of our success has many key seniors but we just keep x tances,” sophomore Steph Alt said. But the Little Cyclones quickly - Giris’ Track. Front Row: J. Bernard, A. overcame the awk wardness of the indoor season and became Ames High's first-ever State Indoor cham- pions. The team then went on to per- form well, placing high in all events at their next three indoor meets be- fore beginning their outdoor season. " After starting off well in the in- door season we were ready to move outside. We started off a little slow, not doing as well as we would have liked. Then we went up against some more challenging teams and we got more psyched and ran a lot better, " Schnieder said. The team started with a win against Mason City at home, but a week later traveled to Mason City and lost by one point to rival Mar- shalltown. The loss didnt slow Ames, who came back even stron- ger at the Little Cyclone Invitational. They scored 121 points, twice as many as WDM Dowling's 60. been due to our sprinters, led by (To- ria) Simmons, (Lia) Pierson and (Donna) Kislingbury. The field events have also consistently con- tributed with Sharon Miller in the high jump. We ve also had solid per- formances in the hurdles and middle distances, Duea said. “That's been the key, good solid performances in all of the events. " Solid performances helped Ames beat Marshalltown at Districts 110-109. Ames qualified in 11 events for the state meet held at the Drake Stadium. According to Dis- trict results, Ames’ times made the 1989 Metro Champs and defending state Champs underdogs at the State meet with Bettendorf and WDM Valley being their main com- petition. State proved to be tough com- petition for the Little Cyclones and due to a series of mistakes, Ames placed a close third, two points be- hind Bettendorf and one point from coming back. We just continue to im- prove. " Girls’ Varsity Track ene ےچ‎ e 3; کم‎ p s CA NS. - n " e Pe Tii, am, x ey 5 d a SAT: $m camp m WA " مو رھ یۂ " cU‏ , T. Cruse, |. Fadeyi, T. Andrews, K. Holder, T. Franco, A. Bartsch, N. Ghoshal, L Faush, A. Wagner, J. Kamazire, L. Daza, LR. Ripp, V. Wilcox, W. Huang, F. Ramsey, S. ÜOtberding. A Cheville. Second Row: L. Mar- — fin, T. Carmean, R. Renz, R. Rieck, A. Bundy, Tf €. Hunt, R. Faltonson, J. Ely, J. Brakke, C. 7 First Places J. Brakke, S. Parks, J. Stiles, W. Zen- — E Long. ! | متا‎ TORT Tesi eus Mor. D. Wright. Mgr. L. Riad, Mgr. M. Mor Meet Place ۱ Gen. Asst. Coach A. Ballentine, Asst. Coach d L Middleton, Head Coach J. Duea, Asst State Indoor 1st Coach W. Clinton, Asst. Coach K. Schmaltz Drake Indoor Not Scored Bor ux D. ecelesia ene 5 Graceland Indoor Not Scored Oldehoef. Fourth Row: A. Whigham, T Dickinson Invitational Not Scored E D. Cadwell T ا‎ M. Dietz Mason City 1st Holder, S. Hunger, S. Ait, C. Woodman i itati K James. C. Melvin. C. McGinnis, T. Car oe Ei اط‎ | plo mean. C. Thompson. D. Dean. E. Kellerhals ttle Cyclone Invitationa S C. Fisher, J. Pugh, B. Walker. Fifth Row: N Indianola Relays 2nd E A. denn VE A. لت‎ Ames Invitational 1st Bury, N. Chowdhery, C. , A. Meyers B. Muller, C. Haws, J. Gowdy. K. Halliburton Drake Relay S Not Scored PP. Carison, N. Wiliams, C. Canow, J. Rems- Dodger Invitational 1st burg, E RE H. Dean, B. Carison. Last District 1st . Row: J. Nordyke, S. Miller, A. ference Meet ist Miller, N. Nilsen, J. Kepley, M Holz, S. Cook ناد‎ 00 3rd j d s Folkman. R. Lueth, L. Pierson Girls' Track Sports (AM BR.) Boys' Track Sports Dedication and desire to win -Heather Jesse The season started with great hopes and expectations. Could the 1989 boys’ track team seize the state title for the fourth consecutive year? It was a tall order, but they had dedication and desire which fueled them with the internal energy need- ed to maintain the tradition. It was this uniting force that made the dif- ference. In order to keep the winning tra- dition alive, the team began the sea- son with high goals: to remain unde- feated, win the Metro Conference ti- tle and repeat as state champions. Although the whole season seemed geared toward State, they had to ap- proach each meet with the same in- tensity. " Each meet is a stepping stone or a building block leading up to the ultimate, the state championship, " Head Coach John Sletten said. The state championship had long been in the history of the Ames High boys’ track team. Ames had 16 state championships. This was the most in the state of lowa. Along with the incentive to uphold this record, the talent and depth of the team gave them the power to succeed. " You know youre on a good Boys' Varsity Track 10 first places Meet Place Triangular 1st Dickinson Relays Not scored Wilkinson Relays 1st Hi Covey Relays 1st Bobcat Invitational ` 1st Drake Relays KEI Not scored AMA Classic — ' 1st Ames Invitational 1st Hawk Relays 1st Valley Relays 1st Metro Conference st State 4A I tst team and that everyone wants to beat you, so you go out there feeling you're the best, freshman Guy Wil- lie said. But the team didn t always per- form their best and sometimes found themselves slipping into mod- eration. They often fell behind at the beginning of the meets, like at the Bobcat Invitational when it came down to the last race. But the 4 X 400 team worked together to gain the needed points. It was this everlas- ting energy and pride that made the Little Cyclones different from all the other teams. " We don t screw off as much as other teams. While the people on other teams can't wait for the meet to be over, we can't wait for the next running event, sophomore John Barnett said. Another thing that made Ames different was their dedication. Even though they hated the repetition of the warm-ups and drills, the hard workouts and the pressure, they took it seriously. " Other teams don't have near the discipline that we do. We actually do our workouts, " junior Chris Nel- son said. Even though it was necessary for the team to function as a single e oed MOS,”‏ یی وپ مس ga r =e c Be, vore‏ کرو اکپ ”سے vs Lä WW رم‎ ا ھا‎ Y aec اھ‎ 10729 i dg سس ہی‎ A A MT A یکین‎ J| Got ي‎ ade The diference unit, individual discipline was very important. Each individual had to do their best in each event or the team would fall apart. “Track gives you a chance to succeed by yourself. Unlike other sports, such as football, you get a chance to receive more personal recognition, sophomore Jesse Pease said. But as the state meet ap- proached, individuals began to think more as a team. Team members were willing to give up their individ- ual glory in order to achieve the fourth consecutive state champion- ship for the whole team. “At first | felt a lot a pressure be- cause | could ruin the tradition for the team if | jumped the gun,” senior Mike Gabrielson said. “After we won | was relieved that we kept the String of victories and state cham- pionships alive.” The team also kept their other goals alive. These accomplishments included achieving their sixth Metro Conference title and maintaining their three year winning streak. The trophies and plaques they received for these victories not only recorded their accomplishments, they once again kept alive the team's pride and dedication. TRIC McFarla Running the JV 110 meter high hurdles at the Ames Invitational, freshman Adam Read- head concentrates on his form. The JV boys track team also remained undefeated. (Photo by Doug Adams) Bo -, the finish line at the Hi Covey Re- lays, senior Dave Knight breaks the school record for the 400 meter dash. He broke this record again at State with a time of 47.53 sec- onds. (Photo by Doug Adams) —— A. the Metro Conference meet, senior Eric Hawbaker gathers his strength before throw- ing the shotput. He was the only senior to compete in this event. (Photo by Doug Ad- ams) Despite the cold weather, sophomore John Barnett clears the bar at 6 feet. The ‚Ames Invitational was one of the coldest meets with the temperature in the 30's. (Photo by Doug Adams) i " 1 bul — ا ہے حم س‎ utu vo T m 5 ECT ui a -Ethan Clapp Coach Sletten's face wrinkled up, his eyes sear- ched the ceiling. 'Hawk Re- lays, May 9th of '86, " he said with a sigh. " That's the last one we lost. | smiled. What a record we were car- rying. When the season started out there were a lot of not- SO-positive attitudes about this years track season. We only had three returning lettermen, Robbie (Netusil), myself and Dave (Knight). The three of us had talked a few times before the sea- son had started, and we didnt have much confi- dence in ourselves or the team to win the fourth con- secutive state title. We had one glimmer of hope though. Mike Gabrielson had those ears. He could fly. Dickinson Relays, the first meet, partially eliminat- ed those negative thoughts. The outcome was a victory for the AHS boys track team. From then on, each meet slowly built our confi- dence until we found our- selves at Drake Relays. After two days of hot women, new records and over 30,000 people, the 80th Drake Relays were over. We walked away with " three firsts. Of course we also had some bad spots. (You can't run well on four hours of sleep.) | found myself in the last few weeks of my high school track career. | look- ed back over the years and recalled the good memo- ries. Wilkinson Relays had been the best bus rides of track. (Let's keep the secret guys.) | also remember the time when Dave accused the floor of making noises. And when Robbie fell flat on his face running to get Hoya's hat. But the best memory, the classic, is our man Josh Littrell. Remem- ber at practice he received a standing ovation for the major accomplishment over the weekend? Think hard, you'll remember. Well | feel it's proper to part with a quote from our immortal coach, John Slet- ten. " Maintain the tradi- tion. " A Boys’ Track Sports —— -— —-— ee em mm : i KL 0 A ES, (Ge " ocean -Marty Johnson At the end of our suc- cessful 1988 season, Larry, the lucky golf ball, was passed down to the juniors to continue our winning tra- dition in 1989. Larry used his magical powers to lead us to our third consecutive Metro title and state meet. Although we took slaughtering the opposition very seriously, if someone saw us out of competition, they would not believe that we were an un- defeated varsity golf team. This awesome team was composed of five super- stud golfers and a studly coach. Starting from the rear was Chantel " Rout Jor- dan, who received her name after the Ottumwa In- vitational when she whined on the way home as we drove through a severe thunderstorm. Janet “Bad Attitude” Rorholm earned her name over the past four years from her pessimistic atti- tude. After being hit by sev- eral balls, Janet not only disliked the game, but also had a fear of golf balls. Janea “Spot” Carter in- herited her name. With her parents’ names being Dick and Jane and the family not having a dog, Janea was pegged with Spot. Marty “Fidgety” John- son got her name from roadtrips. Marty hated rid- ing for a long time and couldnt keep still. To amuse herself, she found new seating arrangements and muttered to anyone who cared to listen. She never shut up! Reaching the front was Paige " You suck” Hoefle, who honestly believed that golf balls listened to her. Several greens away, one could hear her scream ‘Sit, bite, break, stop! OK then, off the green! You suck! " But we must not forget Coach Heiberger. No one will forgive him for his faulty addition when we almost lost a meet. We stood around in disbelief, imagin- ing the headlines until someone caught the mis- take. At the end of the season, Larry was once again passed down. | hope this winning tradition continues and that when stepping up to the tee they remember to " Be a happy golfer. a ' Golf Sports Girls’ Golf 15 first places Opponent WDM Valley Classic DM East DM Lincoln Ames Invitational WDM Dowling Marshalltown Ankeny Metro Conference DM Hoover DM Roosevelt WDM Valley DM North Ottumwa Invitational WDM Dowling Boone Sectional Regional State Place 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st ist 1st Destroying doubts and building hopes, the girls Ç wung جا‎ vidlou at Stale -Steve Wuhs unexpected success in the meet, Metro. Now we want to take State, " winning first place. That success in- junior Sarah Gitchell said. The girls’ golf season didnt spired them to work harder than And those hopes didn't appear seem like it would be a pretty one. they had been. to be out of reason. At the sectional sure, they had placed third at last " | think were in a state of meet May 15, the team won a year S state meet, but three of the shock. We're taking it alot more se- chance to compete in Regionals, top six players on that team graduat- riously now that we have a chance, " winning by a 16 stroke margin. ed. The team didn't have high hopes senior Janet Rorholm said. Hoefle also advanced as an individ- for the season. As the season progressed, the ual. " | had a lot of doubts. A lot of team's first victory turned out to be The regional meet also proved less-experienced people had to play more than a fluke. The team began a success for the Little Cyclones. varsity. | didnt know what to ex- to excel, both winning meets and The golfers beat their closest oppo- pect,” junior Paige Hoefle said. breaking records. Early in the sea- nents, Webster City, by 30 strokes. As aresult of the less than opti- son, the team of Hoefle, Rorholm, However, Hoefle didn't move on to mistic attitude, the team had low ex- Carter and senior Marty Johnson the state meet in individual competi- pectations for itself. Then they had broke the school nine-hole record, tion. their first competition of the year,the taking 161 strokes. The team was State was held on May 30 and WDM Valley Classic. encouraged even more by this ac- 31 in Ottumwa, and once again, " We were really excited be- complishment. Ames lived up to high expectations. cause we didn't expect to be as " Everyone's concentrating The girls captured the first State title good a team as last year, but we more and trying harder. Once we in Ames High history, beating run- were,’ sophomore Janea Carter started to break records, we started ner-up Dubuque Hempstead by 39 Said. working a lot harder, " junior Julie strokes. The team was surprised by the Hanson said. " Itreally capped off a great sea- But as they improved, expecta- son.We had all worked so much and tions rose also. The goals for many tried so hard, it really paid off, " jun- ۸ا۴6‎ her fairway shot, senior Marty Of the team members had changed or Chantel Jordan said. Johnson grimaces as she watches her ball since the season opened. veer off in the wrong direction. Despite the " When the season started. all shot, Ames cruised to victory. (Photo cour- : tesy of The Daily Tribune) we wanted was to do well in the T d " X. amer A ری ہے‎ t [ " 0 LA " iw Å E D ۷پ‎ E SÉ Ze Wi e ` لے‎ مو GC e VU Fa 2 ۱ e ET ad M D = 3 d | Sir s Golf. Front Row: Paige Hoefle, Sarah Gitchell, Julie Manson. Second Row: Amy Haus- man, Janea Carter, Wendy Christen- ben, Chantel Jor- an. Back Row: ww ane Rorholm, | Joach Gel Putting plays an important role in the game Jer, Kate Wilson, Ce | of golf, and a match could be won or lost on Krista Heinzig. 7 itis. eg the green. Junior Julie Hanson lines up and | ا‎ E | , . prepares to sink her putt. (Photo by Amanda Doo ME Jones) Åtter leading the Ames High golf team to its first State victory, number one golfer Paige Hoefle examines her medal, while alternate Sarah Gitchell and Judy Hoefle look on. (Photo by Janet Rorholm) am ote With wins and losses the Little Cyclones were fon pertection -Becky Dill and Janet Rorholm The lights of the stadium shine brightly on the field. As you ap- proach home plate you dust off your cleats, take a few practice swings and check the coach's signal. It's the bottom of the ninth, bases load- ed, two outs and you're up. You get ready for the pitch. The pitcher winds up and releases the ball. The ball is whirling at you and you swing hard. The sound of your bat and the ball connecting fills your ears. SLAM! It's gone, home run. For many this is just a dream, but for members of the 1989 boys baseball team this was something of a reality. The Little Cyclones belted out a 28-12 season record. They finished 13-8 in the Metro Conference, plac- ing third behind WDM Dowling and DM Hoover. The team also headed to the state tournament, beating both Marshalltown and Boone in District action before falling short to Fort Dodge at Sub-State, 3-4. But thatloss shouldn t overshadow their accomplishments. The '89 team chalked up Ames High's all-time highest team batting average of .349. This record surpas- sed the previous average held by the 1988 team. " | think that says a lot of our team, " senior Monty Muller said. " We proved we were as good a 17 Ores . | P P pun. 1 " RU مد‎ EEN 6 A d SR SE, c : ٦ 75 D = S 4 d " P o 4 1 3 e - Practicing his swing before the game, se- nior Mark Pollman gets ready to knock one out of the ball park. Many players found prac- ticing off the batting tee improved their hitting. Photo by Sarah Post) ( ER.) Baseball and Softball Sports team as the teams before us. " The Little Cyclones also en- tered the record books for slamming the second most home runs with 37. That number is second only to the 1987 team who belted out 56. The home run gave AHS the confidence they needed when they found themselves down on the scoreboard. " We always knew we could come back and hit the long ball in the late innings. With just one hit, we could come back and win the game, " senior Mike Gabrielson said. The Little Cyclones also had an abundance of pitchers. Throughout the season, Head Coach Phil John- son used 14 different pitchers. " |think having so many pitchers effected us in a positive way, Mul- ler said. “They all could pitch, and they all could pitch well ` Unlike the baseball team, the girls softball team had only two pitchers and the long ball was rarely seen. The season consisted of low- scoring games and long innings. In one doubleheader against WDM Dowling Ames lost the first game 10- 0. Then the Maroons and the Cyclones battled out the second game in an Ames High record-long game of 16 innings before Dowling handed the weary Cyclones another loss, 1-0. Softball. Front Row: Wendy Zenor, Kam Archbold, Nikki Sch- neider, Lori Shorpp, Kim Bauman, Jodi Reinhart, Marty John- son. Second Row: Janea Carter, Andee Moore, Shannon Fultz, Krista Pose- gate, Teri Pipitone, Kris Clatt, Stacia Mad- sen. Back Row: Jen- nie Jones, Sarah Ulen- hopp, Julia Ford, Jen- nifer Kellen, Niki Niel- sen, Sally Metzger, Amy Biechler. The '89 softball season w also a season of change for the Lii Cyclones. Wes Worrell replage long-time coach Bud Legg as hi coach. " He (Worrel) encourages have fun during the season, is a really good strategy, " juni Sally Metzger said. Have fun they did, accordingy teammates, despite finishing 6 enth in the Metro and 17-20 overe They did make it past sectional beating both Denison and Carre Kuemper to advance to regiona where they lost to Boone, 2-3, a Harlan, 0-1. " As Coach Worrel would £$ 'We didn't have any huge Deak any major valleys, we just playê E the same the entire year, " ۳ Marty Johnson said. “We had af oi} b 20 ballgames that we lost by WM runs or less. Those could've gor Me 3 either way. But those are ‘what-ifs, So despite all the wins losses for both the softball baseball teams, both had the chance to fulfill their dreams at ba کت KS T 5. During an Ames baseball practice, juni id Jason Berg throws the baseball back € forth with one of his teammates. Berg play both third bas: and catcher for the 7 Cyclones. (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) a ` LI LI » asa : SÉ No QM P — اس‎ ANE Ew og ebe, b " ` e P - But Seriously -Mike Herman " Take pride in your abili- ties. " " This cold weather is to our advantage.” “This hot weather is to our advantage.” " Don't be so nicey, nicey!” These are just a few of many quotes from Coach Johnson that will forever bring me back to high school baseball. Some of the seniors this year were wondering how the new juniors would fit in. It turned out really well, and we are a pretty close-knit bunch of guys. | think this comes through in our nicknames for each other and the coaches. The chief nicknamer is Darrin Pohar. The team goes as fol- lows: Coach Phil “Barney Rubble” Johnson Coach Jim " Fred Flintstone” SOSTE or سا کی‎ NC کت‎ Ee Scot “Herf” Angus T 5 si Ku NY v, SAW MC " Ki E ` ! M» H d 5 EE i Val 39 E A - وا‎ S » 3 » d ۱ 1 eh, ex A M. bd ink: Eric ‘Chilly Willy " Bappe‏ یں و ا جا et Craig " Pete Puma Barnum‏ کی ene Sui‏ PER Cr veras E ud PEER RE AC Ww QS Jason " Weasel " Bennett‏ uo B Ee ae ete cun uc Jason " Michelin Man " Berg‏ چک BOR E | oW oec E CP e E 9. uS 9 Brian " Snagglepuss " Bow-‏ SE eg || man‏ ری کت یٹس Ne‏ کا کی یں Mike ‘While E. Coyote Brower Tyler " Tasmanian Devil " Far- ner Mike " Blood " Gabrielson Brian " 30-pack " Hansen Mike “Mister Salty” Herman Joe “Radar” Highbarger Jason " Hoss Horras Tim ''Casper the Friendly Ghost” Jaspering Brett “Rhode Island Red” Linder John “White Flash " Mont- gomery Monty " Roger Rabbit” Muller Brian " Chicken Hawk” Peter Joe " Shaggy " Peterson Darrin “Elroy” Pohar Mark " Bam Bam” Pollmann Matt " Froid " or “Smelling” Smalling Lance ‘‘Van Halen” Van | Houten | j : iE, . یں یہ‎ = Vo. ] d een‏ سے ےم ے AT Ca AEG y D 4 1 Lët f AN ar کے‎ ےہ " S, Me Tee cmm tse ewe 8 4 D " m o 1 OTE -ELE Baseball. Front Row: g | Mike Gabrielson, Eric b Bappe, Darrin Pohar, EE a dd | We re out there every day | of the summer working hard | ۱ | j H ` E سا‎ SE Tim Jaspering, Brian —— ie | ٦ Even though the summer Pri vee ا‎ ynan: | sends Ames High students in econ ow: Jason hundreds of different direc- Berg, Scot Angus, tions, something about base- Lance Van Houten, ; ball brings them back togeth- Michael Brower, Brian er.A Hansen, Brett Linder, Joe Highbarger. Back Row: Tyler Farner, Jason Horras, Mike i Herman, Brian Bow- | I eipinc to load the a | Ames JV and varsity girls n. ہی‎ Softball teams onto the man, Joe Petersen, SS " | wd travel bus, assistant coach | et gi Monty Muller. " , Vicki Jons thinks about the el f Sé 4 teams,1 new game strat- 0 " - egy. Ames lost to Boone 4- 3. (Photo by Becky Dill) a — But -John Okiishi Soccer. It means differ- ent things to different peo- ple. To football and base- ball players, it's a fall and summertime activity for guys who arent good at any other sport. To a cer- tain Ames High track coach, it's a sport for " non- athletes. " To the girls at WDM Valley, (the kind of girls soccer players pray for nightly), soccer is a sport played by strapping young studs with bronzed bodies and rippling biceps. To an AHS soccer player, soccer means bruised shins, pul- led muscles, lots of sweat and North High " Bruce-Lee want-to-be s' sticking their cleats in your face and ask- ing you if you want to fight. This year s varsity soccer team was a young and struggling team. With only five seniors trying out and two still on the team, the younger team members didn't have much in the way of upper-classmen leader- ship. Many of the younger team members looked to other sources for role mo- dels, evidence being the " Metallica " t-shirts worn to practice and the team motto " kill em all. " Our season officially started on May 1. Practices consisted of a 45-minute lecture from the coach, half an hour of drills and a half an hour of scrimmaging. Conditioning was eliminat- ed from the program and we all felt the effects. None of us knew why our new coach ignored this, per- haps he felt that discipline would replace separators and push-ups. Although our outlook for the year seemed bleak, with a 1-4 record to date, we were all pushing hard and had the motivation and the attitude to win. Even if we didn t win any more games, at least we tied last year's (1-14) record. And to the team mem- bers: I'M TELLING YOU MAN, IF YOU SHOOT 300 TIMES AND ONLY THREE SHOTS GO IN, WE'LL SIILL HAVE STORIES TO TELL OUR KIDS. (That last part is dedicated to former goalie Jason Teal.)4 Dh a junior varsity game against the DM North Polar Bears, sophomore Kevin Greisch battles for the ball as teammate sophomore Chris Dieter waits to assist. (Photo by Marit Munson) Dropping a DM North player is sophomore Nick Nakadate. Teammate junior Kirk Thompson looks on waiting to help. The JV game was followed by the varsity game in which Ames won, 4-2. (Photo by Marit Mun- son) Attempting to steal the ball is sophomore Gustavo Riesco. During the play Riesco was penalized for unsportsman-like conduct. As a result, DM North received a direct kick. (Photo by Marit Munson) During their first game against DM North, junior Rob Van Auken fights for the ball. This game proved to be one of the most physical that Ames High played. (Photo by Marit Mun- son) EAEN d a Ye t Soccer Team. Front | Row: Kevin Greisch, ` E Andy Glatz, Gustavo Y Riesco, Chris Dieter, É Nick Nakadate, Joe " ER Kuhl. John Ramsey, — E Derek O'Riley, Bill Rob- | inson. Second Row: Ed- H Patter Es ernandez, Micheal ' Patterson, Tom Oak- ` land, Brad Lanxson, Bil ۱ d ] ۴ e| Farshid Khos- 5 a Tuan Larson, Jae ; E 2rnz d. Doug Bock, = m , Harris, Nathan P We ura, Brian Petrus. E E 3c row: Assistant Lj Abas Halloum, = d Jason Madison, Chris E De - Kruempel, Jamie a ۷ 3 Todd Schumer, Ollila, John Dkiishi, Jason Stetz- man, Head Coach Ghazi EH 1س " ‎ r ` d Ke 0 [ E em ] Lac i“ E e d e {kis nd T7. d. C The soccer team started its sea- son with a different look. Part of that look was a new coach, Ghazi Hal- loum. With the new coach came a better attitude and a different ap- proach to the game. " Ghazi has a different system than the other Metro coaches, ju- nior Doug Bock said. “He has a se- ries of of strategies. The plays are complex, but he does a good job teaching it. He has a different ap- proach than coaches in the past. He leaves more up to players. We work on conditioning and other skills on our own. ` The different approach and methods used by Coach Halloum were taught during practice. " We do a little conditioning dur- ing practice. We work on skill devel- opment, discuss the game we have the night before and we discuss good things and bad things about the game and how to improve on them, junior Kirk Foote said. The coach wasn t the only new face out on the field. The team had little e xperience. " We are a very young team, " freshman Jae Bernard said. " We have two freshmen, two sopho- mores and only two seniors, the rest are juniors. ` some of their -Stacia Madsen inexperience showed in the first couple of games. The Little Cyclones faced DM Hoo- ver first and lost. They then proceed- ed to go up against DM Lincoln and suffered a 3-2 defeat. The Little Cyclones’ first victory came against DM North, 3-1. Even though they lost their first two games the team was still confi- dent about their abilities. " Qur best game was against Lincoln,” junior Lance Schmidt said. " We made stupid errors. Our shots weren't going in. But we played more as a team. Even though we lost | thought that we played really well. We will beat them next time we play them. With each game and practice the team got better. Along with the coaches, the players tried to help each other whenever possible. Players helped each other to help strengthen the team. “The most important thing for any team is that players like each other, " Bernard said. “If someone is doing something wrong, someone will point it out and tell the person how to improve on it.” strength also came from the two seniors on the team. Along with having to demonstrate their experi- ence and leadership, dedication to the sport meant forfeiting their sum- mer to play for Ames High, although they had officially graduated. A new coach and new faces helped the soccer team hoot for succeed " It takes a lot of time, but | love to play and that's why | play, " senior James Watt said. This dedication to the game helped the Little Cyclones improve their record to a 8-8-1 record overall. The team also placed fourth in the Metro behind WDM Valley, WDM Dowling and DM Roosevelt, respec- tively. The junior-varsity team also had a good season with and 8-6-3 record. " It was quite a change from last year, Coach Halloum said, speak- ing of the previous year s record of 1-14. " You could say it was a dra- matic change. Our new strategy, along with their will-to-win determi- nation to have a winning season was the key. They struggled at the begin- ning of the season, but in the final part things started clicking. " Before the season had even be- gun the team set goals, not only to improve, but also to score a victory over the always tough WDM Valley. By the end of the season all goals had been reached. After a loss against WDM Valley in the beginning of the season, the Little Cyclones came back and upset the Tigers 4-3 the second time around. The 1989 soccer team had been shooting for success, and had won. Running downfield, junior Curro Beni- tez tries to edge out a DM North player as they head toward the goal. Benitez was an exchange student from Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Marit Munson) Soccer Sports (147) ml iE VF o d — MÀ PE ài T height against height as seniors Tony Potter and Phil Berger stretch for the tip off. Potter won the jump but in the end it was Ber- ger's team with the victory. (Photo by Doug Adams) Å tter being fouled, sophomore Pete Ege- land shoots a free throw. Making it to the fi- nals of frosh soph I Ball were the teams cap- tained by sophomores Chris Dieter and Mike Corones. (Photo by Janet Rorholm) ہر sas, s MÀ o‏ جس سد sadi d SCH e gf q س ہے ےب سمسیسے‎ ` vm gr Ó MÀ e M, ge, سی‎ ow - ]- + H پر سی ) و Å ter driving towards the basket, senior Kam Archbold quickly finds out it was the wrong thing to do and seeks an outlet. Arch- bold's team, whose record was 7-3, lost the game. (Photo by Janet Rorholm) | Ball Sports -Janet Rorholm Wednesday. Another half hour of sleep and three less minutes of class. During those chilly months of winter Wednesday took on a new meaning. Hostility and threats full of hot air warmed up the halls as bas- Ketball players geared up for anoth- er night of | Ball. “Its a tough-man contest. It gets pretty physical out there. No blood, no foul is how we play, " se- nior Seth Gilson said. “It's a lot of people getting out there trying to build up their egos.” After spending so many hours in the weight room, | Ball was a chance to flex those muscles, not to mention a change of pace from that daily routine. " For me and most other seniors who are sick of school, it was abso- lutely the only way to make it from weekend to weekend. It was party time at mid-week where you could play hoops and try to shoot as many points as possible or just pound on some people, senior John Niyo C ot Said. Cheap shots weren't the only reason students played | Ball. Many took it seriously, at least seriously enough to win. Rules weren t always an important factor in achieving this goal. “Fair is a word that quickly leaves the English language when you step into the gym on Wednes- day night,’ senior Ben Klaas said. " You see everything from Rob Netu- sil on Mike Urick's shoulders slam- dunking, to bogus scores reported as 108-106. " One thing that was not bogus to an | Baller was tourney time. Ten- sions ran higher as teams tried to make it to the final game. The lucky teams of Gilson and senior Bill Reece squared off in front of the school to strut their stuff and in the end it was Reece' s team, 53- 36. Hiding in the shadows of guys | Ball was girls’ | Ball, found at the middle school. These girls received a bad rep from their counterparts for their happy-go-lucky attitudes and | Ball was a chance to strut some stuff and howe hoops Style of play. " We were really mad at the guys for slamming us, " senior Tammy Scherr said. " Our team took it seri- ous because we were winning. Ev- ery Wednesday we were psyched up and ready to play.” Many didn't take it seriously though, and as a result four teams out of eight were kicked out of I Ball for an abundance of forfeits. Despite lack of competition girls’ | Ball con- tinued, and in the end it was a face off between Scherr's team and ju- nior Krista Posegate s team. Pushing, shoving, name-calling and threats yelled at the refs domi- nated the final game where Pose- gate's team remained undefeated. " |t got too serious at the end,” Posegate said. '| had no intention of it getting that ferocious or rough in our last game. We just wanted to have fun. " So instead of dreaming about a slow night of TV, students could look forward to a night full of fouls, whistles, freethrows, points and sweat. What could be more fun? N = RETN c : y ک V S ٦ E F aning for a ball fake by junior Rob Van Au- ken is junior Brian Bowman. Van Auken gath- ers his strength to take the ball up for two points. Bowman's team won the game. (Photo by Joe Highbarger) Despite being outnumbered by the oppo- sition, senior Jason Bauge races in for a lay- up. Ready to ruin Bauge' s quest for a couple of points are seniors Ethan Clapp and Ranjan Dahiya. (Photo by Doug Adams) | Ball Sports (149) a ze mm 0 سے سی ہس — e‏ ہے ہے ےپ سس F i‏ ` à A‏ ID. V m a f a s, س1ج‎ — Los ھا a ۷ ۶ہ ا‎ äer, - bé, CEA we) i YOO سے کسی‎ gy mo Áo Om رحس‎ e cmm am رم مو‎ AS - cr ا رپ اس‎ E ep " éi e KA i a E LT, d vi X WK P AE D EN d " M. d «ro o KN r ہے گے سے E‏ mm a, m m ہے‎ ————— ہے‎ AT چھمے مسج یی‎ EA OTE بی‎ oh کک‎ ee ES 7 ےس مہ " ا ”ي + — LI Lj ke, FP P i cv) 7 Ka pM e AS dii H ۲ H Ko ex = 8 dy E Ti « Wa t» macho -Bryan Schabel During Homecoming, a dra- matic change came over girls. In less than a week, the sweet, feminine teenagers transformed into hard-hitting guards and tackles, thirsty to pound in the opposing team's heads. Gone were the innocent, wide-eyed faces, replaced by faces with eyes of vengeance and streaks of mud from battle. It was Powd- erpuff — a time when the girls huddled up and said, " Let's get serious NOW. In the opening game, the so- phomores trounced the fresh- men 21-0. The sophomores were led by runningback Jam Stiles who rushed for over 100 yards. " | think the score was the best part of the game, sophomore Rachel Faltonson sald. ‘It proved that we're number one, and that the freshmen will never be better than us ` The freshmen received a rude awakening to their football car- eers with the harsh loss, al- though they did expect a similar conclusion to the game. L ike a real coach, senior Jason Teal calls the shots for his sophomore offensive line. Many football players volunteered to coach the all-girl teams. (Photo by Quentin Crowner) " | wasn't really surprised with the outcome, " freshman Amy Carey said. “I was surprised, however, by how rough it was. Even though | didnt really get touched, | heard a lot of com- plaints from our defensive line about the intensity of the sopho- mores' offense. " Intensity was very strong In the junior - senior game. All through the preceding week, the traditional " hitlists appeared in seniors’ hands, on the walls of the school or in garbage cans (if an included junior happened to find one of them). The hit lists designated certain juniors who were considered prime targets for physical punishment in the upcoming game. “The hit lists really didnt scare any of us,” junior Heidi Shierholz said. " Nobody actual- ly thought they were serious about it, so we weren t too wor- riled. ` The seniors, however, felt that the lists were influential to the juniors. " We gota note from the junior coaches apologizing for a note that their players wrote to us, f ` Z2 o ۲ ` Club, TE | 3 senior Tammy Scherr said. “They asked us not to take our anger out on their players .. SO obviously the lists got them wor- ried. We didn t accept the apolo- gy. In the end, the juniors upset the seniors 8 - 0, and the hit lists’ plans were not fullfilled. " | hated the game, senior Toria Simmons said. " Actually, it wasn t so much that we lost, just that we were so hyped up about beating up some selected girls and we didn't get a chance to follow through with it.” From the sidelines, however, the game was not always a con- test of physical ability, but of physical appearance. " Even though the juniors won, the seniors definitely had the looks as an asset, senior game announcer Josh Littrell said. “Overall its not whether you win or lose, but rather how your tights fit.” A: sophomore Tasha Terrones waits in the backfield, Cyndie Long plows through for a sack. The sophomores dominated the freshman offense to tri- umph 21-0. (Photo by Jamie Watt) x " گی‎ s z E . 4 » ` = B E a SÉ ST e E EE up, — l2 49 - B : | . | e 4 re ` K s d و‎ 0 7 ES $ s O TA ` ! y Ee a s . ` , E ` Pe- e " ۰ رکچ‎ iw Li ۲٦ " 5 e " ` A m e E RE WS E " E E ےا‎ we w ٦ — e 1 R AA گن و‎ ME Ki - رڈ AA‏ : ENE 3 ۶‏ " C. 4 Rech NS‏ du $ Bady?‏ a Ka | V 4 لہ‎ ` D athe Nt o Se Ei TX e v ۹ WW. e d M ) N INN DN ٦ d ` ` bh dé -John Weiss Like air escaping from a bal- loon, the intramural volleyball season fizzled to an end. With the lack of a uniform schedule, many of the 160 participants simply dropped out. But some hung in there and kept the | V- ball spirit alive. " We always had fun, espe- cially with the upperclassmen, ` freshman Sean Phipps said. " We made fools out of our- selves, but had fun doing it.” Many seniors also enjoyed the presence of the inexperi- enced underclassmen at the games, but for a different rea- (9 - his fury, senior Blair Greimann proves his aggressiveness to senior Jeff Isaacson and | V-ball coordi- nator Mike Riddle. (Photo by Janet Ror- nolm) i E wf H ۱ ۰ ô 7 ٦ 7 ANN dese mp wn aao . URE n s | FESSES Hae gay Dh ا رہ‎ kA i ` 4 LE ME ` ٦ NEST TEUER Kka Ais? کیا‎ e LA ` Letz 2 A i ارم‎ oy ۱ Ms woe ۹ er! K Ss Ko Wes ' e " s Wi ` Kë ` wiy | am 0 KK m M dd NS x: Ce M XS UE Si e Se Mae " n ۹ MT LW: ۹ 7 ۵ A یں‎ " 88 A T نہ‎ 3 یر‎ b X de vn déi d GSE NR SGAM ` BY ` o. Zë: oe 8 A 5 ` . Ñ d " af WC 3 ٠ Na: 3 1 A » D ON ی۰ی‎ S Wee JEN و یا‎ CITED E . ` ا انیقی‎ 7 T 4 ۱ ٦ ۰ è. ` Zë CZE E AC WW Ze 3 1 s " XS اپ‎ yy dt. re. ( D ۰۲ R ۹ ` NT ` ay F Ka 4 A dr Kai bol Wes, £ Y : V ۱ A : Wa 8 چ“‎ a S ` Dei H rN ۲ 5 T DN, son. " | especially enjoyed slam- ming on the underclassmen be- cause its soeasy todo, senior Bob Sansgaard said. Enthused over the idea of fun and sweat mixed together, teams were quickly formed. However, scheduling caused problems. | could never make it to the Saturday morning games. They weren t scheduled to begin with, plus | usually had to work,” se- nior Chuck Bevolo said. “It was too unorganized and | could never follow the schedule. That was the main problem. some participants felt that the teams were unbalanced, leaving two or three strong teams to dominate the two leagues. “The taller teams always won, SO it was just luck if you had a White going for the runner's flags, juniors Jessica Miller and Laura Zachary sandwich senior Debbie Dobbs. The jun- iors stopped the seniors 8-0, (Photo by Dan Ketelsen) ren the net, juniors Raji Gandhi and Ed Jackson get one behind senior Monty Muller. Muller s team, Demon Beasty, later became | V-ball cham- pions. (Photo by Janet Rorholm) " good team or not, Burnett said. The flavor of competition was Still there, however. Some teams kept their spirit alive by in- venting team names, body lingo and high-fives. " Our team was definitely the tallest, so we called ourselves the ‘Tallboys’, senior Angela Doyle said. Although the intramural vol- leyball season may have had its ups and downs and the phrase often used in the same sentence with | V-ball was " skip it, ' it was generally played in the spirit of fun. “There was no competition and | had a good time. [hat's what I V-ball is all about soph- omore JaTam Godwin said. | V-ball Sports " junior Dave LER Cua d ZC Kë? سے - Ze سے دس NR‏ نم مم Kaf AX oen ي“ +ھر‎ Ne Sa: bah Ce Ze C pee i -John Weiss On a bus trip you could have seen it all. Athletes in all sports had the privilege of riding in either the green school station wagon, a yellow Bertha , or the sleek silver-black chartered coach. But all of them were bus- es in one form or another and each ride was a little different from the last. " We (the track team) had to ride the yellow 'Bertha' bus be- cause the team was so large. It was always loud and bumpy, ` senior Dave Sedgwick said. The hockey team, on the other hand, got a more luxurious ride in a charter. " | liked the convenience of a bathroom, plus we had a poker table so we could play cards, " sophomore Matte Lippman said. Whether it was a friendly pok- er game, a sing-a-long or just conversation, each team made it's own entertainment on a bus. " We always made fools of ourselves. Wed sing the Flintstones, " senior softball o E ` j a sä K re 2 ) Mini-features Sports player Wendy Zenor said. In the winter, some buses doubled as ice houses, freezing the occupants inside. " Our basketball coach started to ride down in his car because the buses got so cold, senior Brian Hansen said. For the girls’ basketball team, a bus trip often meant a plate of goodies. " Ms. Buck, the team statisti- cian, would bake us cherry chip cookies for our bus ride if we won the game before, junior Deb Forssman said. The secure feeling of riding with an experienced driver was another advantage of a bus ride, most of the time. '' always felt safe until our bus got pulled over for speeding going to the cross-country dis- trict meet, " Sedgwick said. " We were going 78 m.p.h. in a 55 m.p.h. zone. " Batting in an electronic game of head-to-head football, sophomore bas- ketball players Nathan Koch and Scott Latterel pass time on a bus ride to Des Moines. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) | ٦ kt Yi. S T af j EE e 4 eh i Ei ا‎ iM " s d : AN 1 NOR SE xe وت‎ CF Tx d f Y a P d i d y ES یڈ‎ v bh - - y ۱ a $e و‎ 3 @ " 4 H ھ0‎ E » H : é ARETE 4? A ۱ we SS ud $. d zl dE LJ Bag. SN و2 HE ES $ E ie imply tou-Tadlic -Janet Rorholm The score is tied in the final seconds of the game and the opponent has possession of the ball. Suddenly AHS steals the ball and calls a timeout. The gym erupts into screams and high fives and the chant ʻA... H.. S fills the air. love competition and going to the games. It's a neat feeling when everyone gets together and is working toward the same thing, junior Heidi Shierholz Said. p against DM East are sen- iors Marty Johnson, Rod Harl, Mindy Woodworth, Jason Martin and Matt Ca- ble. Ames rallied to beat the Scarlets 20- 14. (Photo by Amanda Jones) A loping up Ze مہ‎ -Stacia Madsen With each new sport came a few very important people who helped keep the coaches and players going. Whether it was filling water bottles, taping players before games, taking statistics or issu- ing equipment, both trainers and managers had their own rea- sons for doing the work they did. " Atthe time | wasn't in a sport and | wanted to be involved with the school so | became a man- ager for basketball, sopho- more Andee Moore said. The trainers and managers fil- led their free time with a very ENS football practice senior Adam Wagner gets taped by senior Nikki Schnieder. Being a trainer was good practice for those interested in sports medicine. (Photo by Jamie Watt) Fans often combined their efforts to rattle the opponents, giving Ames the advantage needed at the right times. " You try to be obnoxious. You sit there and pick on a certain person til they get mad and start to do bad. Then their crowd gets mad at us and pretty soon it's our crowd against theirs, " se- nior Rob Netusil said. Ames didn't get the Good Sportsmanship Award but that didn t bother many fans as they continued their antics at the games. “They're great! They've got so much spirit. The majority of them are crazy, " junior Frank Genalo said. “They don't care what people think, they just go nuts, which makes it fun.” time-consuming job. They at- tended all the practices and games and ran errands for the coaches. Trainers also gave athletes treatments while man- agers helped check out uni- forms and took statistics. " | became a manager for wrestling because | love wres- tling and | really wanted to help the guys out, junior Tonja Morken said. But some people not only thought of the time they had now, but of the future and hav- ing a career in a related field. “I'm thinking of a career in athletic training because there is Such a demand for them and they are paid more,’ sopho- more trainer Colleen Berg said. Other managers didn't have any extra-curricular things to do and this was a way for them to fill that empty space. Another thing to do at games was watching the new outfits as they went by. Hats were the 'in thing with orange hunting caps, Gumby heads and of all things, pumpkins. “| was watching a Monday night football game and | saw some guys with watermelons on their heads. Watermelons would have been wet and gnarly but pumpkins were in season and the right color, " senior Bryan Schabel said. “They were kind of cold and slimy but it was worth it.” Whether wearing a pumpkin, carrying a pom-pon or just stomping their feet, AHS fans loved their teams. But for all the time spent man- agers and trainers didn't get much notoriety, but they didn't expect any. " I'm not doing it for recogni- tion, Ilm doing it because | like it, " junior trainer Becky Jorgen- sen said. However, there were rewards for the long hours and for being taken advantage of. " | love being part of a team and helping them along with the season. Its more rewarding when we have a good season, " Jorgensen said. And despite the outcome, all the long hours and hard work trainers and managers put in, most wouldn't want to quit for anything. " | wouldn't trade all the time | spent for all the memories | have from it,” senior trainer Pam Westvold said. Mini-features Sports ۲ ہس ہے ےم‎ “erry = 7 e aE EE کے بے M‏ پے٭ سے Es مت‎ eg - ا‎ qe a Sew ۹ 3 2 i LI 2) acht, ate ec Së " mmm سو‎ ge 72 " = - LS پا‎ H us? uess what? | got Restricted for the third time this j| | = semester for homeroom tardies. | guess that means that | | | Should start waking up earlier, eh? " " Get serious — even if you woke up at 5:30 a.m. you d still be late. ‘I'm just not a morning person. | can t help it. As a senior, | It's my duty to be late for class anyway. | couldn't imagine tak- | ing a full eight period class load like you. | mean, why do you | do it? I'll never understand why you re such a perfectionist.” " Well, at least I’m at school for more than 10 minutes a | day. You're always out to lunch with an open campus pass! If I'm lucky, | may even be able to graduate a semester early Ji with my 32 credits.” " Yeah, but then what will you do? Take college courses ; or work full time? " " No, ۱ thought l'd take a break and go on a vacation — maybe skiing in Colorado or sunning in Fort Lauderdale. But then again, ۱ suppose it would be more fun to hang out here in the cold, snowy, dreary lowa winter. ` " Ha, ha, ha, very funny. When | graduate, | plan on leaving lowa and going somewhere warm! Why trudge around in the snow when | could be lounging under palm trees or bumping into celebrities in Hollywood?’ " Hey now, don t knock lowa — think of all the fun we ve had in good ole’ Ames. | mean, out of the 1206 students at Ames High, you and | have managed to stay friends ever since Body Lingo's and J-4 Rollaway were ‘hip’. “| remember those days — how about the time you wiped out in front of the senior rail during your sophomore year! Your face turned so red, | thought it was going to stay that way for- ever. ` [hat was so embarassing! Thanks for reminding me, it's something IO rather forget. " “What are friends for? Just think — from Mistletoe to the ban of the ‘Big Squeeze’, the memories of our years at Ames High will be something we'll never forget.” Baute a cheerleader in senior Craig Neal's One-Act " Love is a Hot Fudge Sun- dae,” junior Gabi Kupfer tries to persuade " Rosie, " senior Stephanie Wessman not to commit suicide. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) 154) People Division IS going to Halloween haunted hous- es October 28, seniors Leah Whigham, John Weiss, Marty Johnson and Sindy Pang pre- pare a fire for their weenie-roast at Brookside Park. (Photo by Chuck Bevolo) A, a drummer for the band “Outrage, se- nior Brandon Miller entertains party-goers at the " Spirit " -sponsored Sweetheart Dance February 17 with the song “Tom Sawyer by Rush. (Photo by Doug Adams) H. varsity boys' basketball 93-65 victory over DM East created a party atmosphere. Seniors Janet Rorholm, Sarah Post, Rob He- fley and Chad Bouton celebrate after the game by getting down at the " Spirit " Sweet- heart Dance. (Photo by Doug Adams) e 5t = A rio ے١‎ vi v x E » « aw | A A COL. People Division Freshmen People Sue Abbasi Matt Abbott Mohamed Abdelsadek Solomon Abel Rebecca Allen Stef Allen Mike Amfahr Holly Anderson Matt Anderson Seth Anderson Tamara Andre Teresa Andrews Tim Arp Steve Baccam Kiran Baikerikar Jenni Ballantine Catherine Barnhart Amy Bartsch Jessica Beechum Scott Belzer Wystan Benbow Tom Bern Jae Bernard Peter Bernard Christopher Berrett Eric Bibler Amy Biechler Cassandra Biggerstaff Jeremy Boekelman Carrie Booms Leslie Booth Cheryl Bortz Paul Boyd Vesper Brace Barbara Brandys Nanette Brka Colin Brennan Sarah Buchwald Chris Bundy Chris Burkheimer Jason Burris Ann Buttermore Jon Cafferty Axa Caliva Alison Campbell Carolyn Canow Amy Carey Gus Carlson Pam Carlson Tara Carmean Michael Carson Ryan Carver Stacey Clouser Sarah Coats Brian Coffey Steph Coon Becky Dill - Students went on vacation to: ) relieve stress 3) scan the globe learn about their heritage 3) none of the above Many students went on a vari- ety of different trips during their ugh school careers. Some stu- jents went skiing during their facations, and had stories to tell hen they returned. — " | went to Austria to ski and he hotel we stayed at had a hot ub. One night | went to use the not tub and a couple of oldies vere already in the tub, buck na- ed! | felt very overdressed,’’ 2 John Barnett said. Another student's ski vaca- proved to be skiing and a rip to 'Hollywood' all in one. " During spring break | saw ome very famous celebrities king at Copper Mountain in 2olorado like Sally Struthers, icky Shroeder and Alan oe junior Craig Barnum C Bone students felt that bring- ng a close friend along on their | vacation made the trip more en- joyable. " I| went to Boca Raton, Florida with (senior) Tony Potter during winter break. We golfed, went to the beach and snorkled off a coral reef in the Atlantic Ocean. It was an awesome trip, " senior Bill Reece said. A few students left Ames dur- ing winter break to visit relatives who lived out of town. " | went to visit my father in San Jose, California. We did a lot of shopping at huge malls and we went on a whaling boat where we saw gigantic blue whales. It was really exciting. One of the whales almost hit our boat, freshman Ashley Myers Said. While most students traveled in the United States, some stu- dents were able to travel out of the country. One student got to go behind the iron curtain during the sum- mer and still lived to tell about it. " Last summer ۱ went to Rus- sia with my grandmother. We went to Leningrad, Moscow and southern Russia,’ junior Jennie Pelz said. Other students also traveled out of the country and received humanities credits from Ames High when they visited Europe. " | went all over Europe last summer and | had the time of my life. Being in a foreign country was really exciting. They have Amanda Cooper Kelly Craig Janel Crow Keri Daddow Jon Dale Lissa Daza Dawn Dean Marcy DeJoode Sandra Deluca Ben Drake Lisa Elbert Jocelyn Ely Marie Engelhorn Steve Eshelman Deborah Fackler Tina Fehr Amy Ferguson Darrin Fischer Cari Foote LeAnne Ford Holly Forssman Sonya Fox Theresa Franco Megan Freeburg Bryce Freeman Basem Gabal Ray Gardner Alex Garn Broadening horizons totally different laws. It was also fun to be out and around and away from Ames, " senior Pat Connolly said. Sitting on the beach in Boca Raton, Florida senior Bill Reece gazes at sur- fers as the tide rolls in. (Photo courtesy of Tony Potter) Freshmen People Jennifer Gladon Andy Glatz Jennifer Goehring Bob Goodfriend Kate Goudy Jay Greenfield Phil Greenfield Brian Greving Todd Guge Anjie Gupta Andy Hagen Shawn Hale Tabby Halsrud Scott Harris Joleen Hatfield Matthew Haubrich Erika Helmuth Kori Heuss Kendal Holder Andy Homan Ali Homer Brenda Jackson Jeff Jansen Jeff Johnson Kjersten Johnson Tommy Johnson Aaron Jones Mindy Jones Jeff Kaczmarek Juliet Kamezire Del Keigley Julie Kelso Farshid Khosravi Aaron Klatt Karin Klocke Summer Knudtson Jim Krogmeier Mike Kubera Jamie Lang Tina Langston Dane Larson Bret Larwick Andy Lee Amy Leeman Aaron Lehmkuhl Traci Leith Jason Leonard Brian Lewis Allison Lindley Peter Loutzenhiser Jay Lyon Andrew Maddux Marc Maehner Belinda Mansur Eric Martin Leigh Martin Andy Masmar Jon McAndrews Tim McDorman Kristi McGinness Jim Meadows Cathy Melvin Mark Milleman Lisa Millen Megan Miller Renee Millerbernd Tony Mitchell Jennifer Moehlmann Jason Moore Jeremy Moore Lisa Moore Marissa Moore Tammy Morrison Jason Moutray Bethany Muller John Murphy Ashley Myers Freshmen People A ا‎ t ۲ P à psing her car keys wasn t a problem senior Wendi Alleman. Alleman owns br 35 key chains measuring over two tin length. (Photo by Amanda Jones) bs -Lilian Riad " | started when | was in sev- enth grade. My grandma got me started, " junior Jenny Chen said. " | have a collection of foreign and antique coins. Some date back to the Ming Dynasty. " students collected anything from coins to stuffed animals, and each person had a different reason for starting their collec- tion. | collect owls because my mom got me started, and | col- lect books because | love to read, senior Danny OPBerry said. Some students collected items that held sentimental val- ue for them. " | keep old cards and letters that | get, also the gifts and or- naments from Homecoming and Winter Formal. | keep everything that may have sentimental value to me, " senior Shelley Country- man said. Collections of baseball cards and comic books were popular collections among some stu- dents. " | started collecting baseball cards and comic books with my neighbor about five or six years ago, freshman Eric Nasset said. " Its fun because some day they'll be worth something. ` While baseball cards, key- chains and comic books were K nick-knacks doodads relatively easy to collect and could be bought almost any- place, other collections were just a little more rare. Often this was due to the student's origi- nality. “I love dolphins. | collect any- thing with dolphins on it, but it's hard because there isn't any- thing like that in Ames, ` junior stacia Madsen said. some students took their col- lections seriously, while others added to them on a whim. " Its something | do uncon- sciously. | just get a craving to go out and get something to add to my collection, " O Berry said. Nick Nakadate Luisa Narro Kari Nass Betsy Neibergall Wendy Nelson Eric Nesset Truc Nguyen Jamie Niemeyer Greg Nikkel Juli Nordyke Stacey Nutt Sara Olberding Emily Olson Krista Olson Derek O'Riley Karen Owens Chris Palmas Brian Parks Stacey Parks Maribeth Patterson Neena Paul David Paulson Joanna Pelz Rabecca Pennington Michelle Peters Dave Peterson Robert Peterson Becci Peterson Christine Pfeifle Sean Phipps Mike Pollmann Elaine Powell Mischa Prochaska Jeanne Pugh Jessica Purdy Dawn Range Adam Readhead Beth Recker Chris Rehbein Jennifer Remsburg Joel Reynoldson Gustavo Riesco Freshmen People (159) eme os pg om ortos وچ‎ e ee Ow oe am Oe ey eR m m muU, یں جج‎ amm m mt mom — —————— —— — — س‎ ——MÀ —M—MÓM J AC 2a UR à Pm M RR = Henee Ripp James Robbins Mark Robinson Bill Robinson Alison Rohden Dayna Ross Troy Rutter Marcus Ryan Dan Sailsbury Alison Sams Joe Schafer Lynn Schomaker Kelley Schram Rob Schwarzenbach Chuck Schweikert Tiffany Scribner Steph Seiler Jennifer Sharr Amy Sheets Joy Siebert Mindy Sinn Michelle Smith Jeff Spencer Chrissy Spike Chad Steenhoek Mark Strahan Mike Stromley Eric Strong Pepita Stubben Johnny Sundberg Rob Swanson Meghan Sweet Jason Swift Amy Swyter Matt Thomas Brownies tried for A’ -Becky Dill " Mrs. Green, the answer is Napoleon, and might | add that's a lovely dress your wearing, ` Eugene said. The entire class let out a loud groan and gazed as Eugene's nose slowly turned a pale shade of brown. Eugene has commited an act that some students com- mit hundreds of times every day. Eugene has just brownnosed. " What's brownnosing? ` freshman Rob Swanson asked. Brownnosing was when a stu- dent acted extra friendly around a teacher to help ensure the possibility of a good grade. Those students were commonly called brownnosers. " | brownnose to get extra points and to get on the teach- ers good side, sophomore Fungai Muyengwa said. Other students brownnosed only when they felt it was