Aquinas High School - Trumpet Yearbook (La Crosse, WI)

 - Class of 1944

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The 1943 tennis team, left to right: Bob Schelble, Father Bingen, coach, Gene Serres, Bill Opitz and Bob Hanus, Not pictur d a Bob Schaefer and Sonny Beranek. Racquet men .... The Blugold netmen came out of the 1943 season with a record of one win and five losses. The racqueteers had one returning letterman, Bob Hanus, besides Bob Schelble, Bill Opitz, Gene Serres and Bob Schaefer. Aquinas got off to a good start, defeating the Logan netters 4-1, May 5, when the match- es were called off because of rain. Bill Opitz, Gene Serres and Bob Schelble won, while Bob Hanus lost a close match, 3-6, 6-1, 9-7. Bob Schaefer was victorious 5-7, 6-4, 7-5. Central gave the Blugolds a 7-0 beating on the Teachers' college and Myrick park courts. Bill Graham defeated Bob Hanus, 6-0,6-0, and Bob Schaefer lost 6-1, 6-1. The Central boys also won both doubles matches. May 12 the Aquinas netmen lost to Ona- laska 6-1. Bob Schelble took the only winning match 4-6, 6-1, 6-2. Opitz, Hanus, Serres, and Schaefer were beaten by the winning team. Logan edged out the Aquinas boys in the Logan courts, 5-4. Bob Schelble and Bill Opitz scored for the Blugolds, while a combin- ation of Serres and Opitz won the third point in their doubles match. May 18 Onalaska. defeated Aquinas 6-1. Gene Serres captured the only Blugold point, goiing fhree sets to hold Bob Gullickson 2-6, 6- , 6- . Central gave the Blugolds a second 7-0 beating May 27. Bill Graham, Central's num- ber one man, trounced Bob Hanus 6-0, 6-0. Opitz lost to Sib Felton and Ben Overton downed Bob Schelble. The 1944 Aquinas mittmen are, left to right, back row: L. Bott, J. Dayton, R. Justin, L. Knutson, N. Gittens, R. Proksch, Coach Michuta.. Front row: J, Dolan, C. Boma, J. Wanner, R. Boma, V. Sweeney, and G. Cina, mittmen .... Aquinas fight fans got their first eyeful of the 1944 mittmen Friday, March 24, when 30 hopeful leather slingers battled it out for po- sitions on the Blugold ring squad. Len Knut- son and Lawrence Bott battled to a draw in three furious rounds. Jim Knutson, Ray Boma, Erwin Volk, Jim Wanner, Jim Dayton, Jim Bennett, Ralph Shedivy, Bob Bagniefski, Bill Knothe, Bill Buckner, Bob Justin and Jim No- lan defeated their opponents in the other bouts. In the initial match, the mittmen fell be- fore the Viroqua team 71,0-315. Vincent Sweeney started things out right for the Blu- golds by winning his 92-pound match from Viroqua's Norm Sidie, while Ray Boma lost to Everson at 100 pounds. In the 108-pound division Charles Borna dropped a decision to Groves, as Bob Justin fought Brinkley to a draw in a 116 pounder. Gabe Cina, plucky Blugold pugilist, pounded out a decisive win over Orrin Arne- son at 132 pounds. The Aquinas team took it on the chin in the following bout when Kelley Morrison of Viroqua scored a TKO over Lawrence Bott. Len Knutson then fought Lyle Wanner to a draw, as Bill Knothe lost to Lefty Owen. The Michutamen avenged their defeat by edging out Mauston in a close match 6-5. Sweeney again started the evening out by gain- ing a point for the Blugolds, this time defeat- ing Sorenson at 92 pounds. Gittens was the next Aquinas winner, defeating Grefe in a close match, while Bob Justin gained a de- cision over Steiner. Gabe Cina, scored a TKO over R. Mauer in the second round of their 132- pound scrap.

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Slug ers . . . . The Aquinas diamondmen finished the 1943 season with a record of six wins and two losses. West Salem formed the Blugolds' first opposition April 22. Aquinas won 7-2 with Walljasper and Hecht leading the La Crosse nine with two hits apiece. Johnston and Wall- jasper handled mound duties for Aquinas. April 30 the Blugolds defeated Winona at Copeland park 8-2. Three runs were scored in the third inning and two in the fourth and three more in the fifth. Quinn, Ingham and Schmikla had doubles. Walljasper and John- ston shared hurling duties. Logan diamondeers, aided by "Babe" Rieber's one-hit hurling, outscored the Blu- golds 2-1. Schmikla scored Aquinas' only run in the last inning. In a return game with West Salem, the Blugold nine defeated them 8-1. Frank Quinn knocked a long one into the left field fence that gave him a home run and brought in Pavela for Aquinas' first two scores. In the fourth, Walljasper walked to load the bases after Wright had doubled and sent Shimshak to third. Finn brought in two runs and Pavela's bingle the third. The 1943 edition of the Blugold diamon men r , e o rig 3 d 21 e 1 ft t ht front rowz G. Hecht, W. Wright, C. Walljasper, F. Quinn, D. Finn, and E. Dwyer, Standing: Coach Michuta, C, Schmiokla, R. Monsoor, R. Shimshak, K, Ingham. G. Johnston, d J, Pavela. May 14, the Aquinas boys played error- less ball on the Hixon diamond, defeating the Central Red Raiders 16-3. Johnston, the Blu- gold hurler, allowed only two free passes while giving up ten hits. The Central nine began scoring but Aquinas held a sizeable lead the rest of the game. Traveling to Winona, the Aquinas nine outplayed Winona 8-3. Johnston pitched for the Blugolds, giving up 7 hits. The Minneso- tans were ahead during the first five innings, when walks by Quinn and Ingham were fol- lowed by Wright's triple. Meeting Central a second time, Aquinas again beat the Raiders, this time 7-5. Central started scoring and the Blugolds got their first run in the third. Finn singled in the fifth to bring in Ingham. Both teams got two runs in the sixth. June 2 Aquinas came out second best in the intra-city competition, losing to Logan -1-3. The Blugolds got all three runs in the third. Logan scored two runs in the fourth and two in the sixth. N g f ? K Take unto you the Helmet of Salvation in Crusading for Peace. -wt. 9 I 72



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