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Page 212 text:
Grade School Skills
Despite early morning practices, four weeks of rained
out games, seventy per cent of the practices held indoors,
and some minor iniuries - Benson's Frosh Baseball Team
achieved a 5 win, 2 loss record.
The enthusiasm and desire to play ball was at a high
level most ofthe season after an opening loss to Madison.
Tim Taylor, the team's Most Valuable Player, led the team
offensively, while Steve Nakata and Mike Hoglund made
key plays defensively.
The pitching was paced by Scott Brusse's winning T3-Ol
fast ball. Bob Ventrella, John Tercek, Jerry Beal, and Neal
Hoisington also contributed key plays throughout the
season. With the continued hustle and desire of this
season, this team has a bright future ahead.
ABOVE: FROSH BASEBALL TEAM - FRONT ROW: Mike Freemont,
Steve Nakata, Bill Beatty, Mike Hoglund, and Bob Ventrella,
ROW 2: Burns Busselaar, Don Svetich, Dave Hutchins, Randy
Sweet, Tim Taylor, ond John Tercek, ROW 3: Mark Seely, Steve
Domogalla, David Proby, Randy Curl, and Mike Frye. TOP ROW:
Terry Sneer, Dale Aplet, Steve Johnston, Kent Scott, Neal Hois-
ington, and Tom Hinson.
- 210 -
Page 211 text:
Traek Sirivee For Excellence
The Benson Varsity Track team, according to Mr. Merlin
White, had a fairly good season this year. Even though the
team had a 3 win, 4 loss record, every team member had
better timing over last year.
This year the team had meets on two sunny days, the
rest of the time they had to compete in their events in cool
and rainy weather.
Twenty-six letters were awarded to the Varsity team
members at the end of the season. Nine of the team
members qualified for the City Meet which is State quali-
fying. Mr. White stated that Bob Fulton and Tim Tyler were
the best for State competition.
To help pole vaulters increase their skills the school
received over S500 worth of new pale vaulting equip-
ment. More equipment for other phases of track will be
received eventually so all members of track will have up-
Jefferson 72 60
Wilson 97 48
City Relays - 21 points - Ninth Place
Lincoln 87 54
Washington I3 132
Jackson 91 54
Cleveland 49 Q6
TOP: Dennis Dinsmore Il ll hopes for big distance on the long
iump. MIDDLE RIGHT: Virginia Wylam IIOJ practices on Buckman
Field after school. ABOVE: Two Techmen pull ahead of the
Raiders on the hurdles at the Jackson meet. BOTTOM: VARSITY
TRACK TEAM - BOTTOM ROW: Brent Parker, Mark Purvis, Curt
Blackwill, Don McGinness, Bill. Mallon, and Robbie
Langenhuysen. SECOND ROW: John Farrell, Benny Choy, Mike
Lowe, Tom Moore, Tom Kosmos, Tim Tyler, ond Nicholas A.
Johnson III. THIRD ROW: Jim Cockerham, Kelly McLarney, James
l.aBough, Jim Egger, Dan Webb, and Bill Aney. FOURTH ROW:
Kenneth Savoy, Marty Miller, Randy Gray, Bryan Canoy, Kern
Borunda, Ron Curl, and Steve Scheurman. FIFTH ROW: Steve
Kienberger, Michael Weber, Anthony Gilmore, Dan Marsh, and
Steve Suchy. SIXTH ROW: Jim Horn, Mike Courtney, James
Mallos, Bob Fulton, and David Lee. SEVENTH ROW: Nick
Jacobsen, John Swanson, and Dennis Dinsmore. MIDDLE LEFT:
Jim Cockerhom Il It runs a couple of laps around Buckman Field
next door to Benson.
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J .Y. Baseball
Builds For 1977
Season Record Won-7 Lost-4 Tied-I
Benson- I4 Clackamas- 4
Benson- 3 Clackamas- 3
Benson- 4 Jackson- I
Benson- 7 Cleveland- 8
Benson- I Madison- 8
Benson- 8 Lincoln- 0
Benson- 22 Adams- 2
Benson- O Marshall- I
Benson- 9 Franklin- 0
Benson- 3 Grant- 4 -
Benson- I5 Jackson- 2
Benson- 7 Jefferson- 5
Runs 93 38
AB H AVG.
Team Avg. 348 I I2 ,322
Individual Batting Stots
AVG, R 28 3B HR. S.O
O 2 0 5
.I87 3 O O O 8
.387 I2 2 0 0 9
.276 6 0 O I 4
.282 8 3 O 0 7
.394 9 I O 0 2
.526 7 2 0 O 5
.381 6 1 O O I
.333 6 0 0 0 5
. I54 3 0 O 0 4
.600 6 I O O 0
.500 1 O O 0 0
.357 5 3 O O I
.313 8 3 O 2 7
.222 2 O 0 0 3
BELOW: J.V. BASEBALL TEAM - FRONT ROW: Kirk Bonnin, Bo
Barrett, Mike Dietz, Dennis Nakata, Kenneth Odell, and Kevin
Smith. ROW 2: David Dodd, Mike Landstrom, Bob Rollins, John
Durig, Scott Miller, and Keith Guthrie. ROW 3: Doug Norton
Mark Brauckmiller, and Scott Goodwin.
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