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A. Zora Choy 4129 plays tennis in her life-time sports class. B. Eric
Shamsud-Din 1121 lifts weights in the weight room. C. A student
plays basketball during Mr. Dick Gray's P.E. class. D. An overview of
a freshmen P.E. class doint sit-ups under direction of Coach Vernon
Conditioning For Life
Aim Of P.E. Classes
Physical education plays an important part in
contributing to human growth and development.
There were several types of physical education classes
at Benson High School. They were: basic physical
education, weight training and conditioning, lifetime
sports and basketball.
Basic physical education and lifetime sports kept in
focus the four phases of physical growth and
development: physical, motor and mental
development and human relations. lt presented basic
skills in a variety of activities. These programs mainly
directed themselves to lifetime sports and physical
fitness. Activities included tennis, archery, soccer,
bowling, softball, badminton, volleyball, weight
training, table tennis and indoor and outdoor
Basketball provided students with the opportunity to
specialize in the sport of basketball. Points of
emphasis included: ball handling, dribbling, passing,
shooting and rebounding skills. Footwork, body
balance, individual moves, conditioning and defense
also were covered during individual and team
Weight training and conditioning was designed to
improve physical fitness and understanding the
concept and meaning of wellness. The purpose was to
improve fitness in following areas: cardiovascular,
agility, flexibility, quickness, strength and all body
"Fitness for life. Find it now and keep it forever,"
stated Ms. Cathy Jo Peterson and Mr. Dick Gray.
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Benson 225 Franklin 241
Benson 229 Cleveland 265
Benson 223 Marshall 230
BENSON 228 Lincoln 201
BENSON 242 Madison 234
BENSON 232 Grant 206
Benson 243 Roosevelt 252
Benson 217 Jefferson 273
BENSON 220 Wilson 211
Young Golfers Win,
Kelly, Phan Named
The Benson Golf team was a very young
team but won four of nine matches. All the
team members will return next year.
Le Phan 191 was designated by Coach Robin
Hill as the golfer who had shown the most
improvement. Byron Kelly 1111 was named the
Most Valuable Player.
A'Being on the Golf Team was fun and I met
many people. At the end of the season I was
happy that I had been on the team,"
commented Aaron Vail 191.
A. GOLF TEAM- Le Phan 191, G.W. Hartley 191, Marcus
Polk 1111, Aaron Vail 191, Byron Kelly 1111, and Garth
Bachman 1101. B. "They went that-a-way", seems to be the
meaning ofMr. Robin Hill 's pointed finger. Actually heis
pointing out where to drive the ball and where the best
landing area would be. C. G.W. Hartley 191 completes his
drive. D. Le Phan 191 keeps his eye on the ball. E. Aaron Vail
191 concentrates on a long drive. F. Byron Kelly 1111 was
the school's representative to State. He was 2nd low
Metalist in city.
Page 174 text:
arsity Almost Makes It To Play-offs
Halfway through the Varsity Baseball season
Benson tallied a 4-5 record but Coach Bill Ranta was
quoted, "We still have a good chance of making the
play-off contests". Even though they were in seventh
place, they were only three games out offirst place and
one game out of fourth.
With seven veteran players Ranta had hopes of a
X' 1""""""""" " "1 STATISTICS
- Benson 8 Jefferson 1
Benson 14 Jefferson 8
Benson 3 Grant 9
Benson 5 Grant 4
Benson 0 Wilson 4
Benson 8 Wilson 2
Benson 2 Madison 7
Benson 9 Cleveland 2
Benson 9 Marshall 2
Benson 11 Franklin 17
better second half. Moving Denver Skalbeck 1101 to
shortstop helped. With only two games left, they held
the play-off spot with a 9-7 record, one game in frontof
Lincoln. The end came with a 17-11 loss to Franklin.
The season was finished with a 9-10 record.
A. VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM-ROW 1: Mike James 1101, John
Riggs 1121, and Rudy Lacaden 1111. ROW 2: Kelly Bonnin 1121, Tim
Butler 1121, Jackie Hawkins 1121, Robert Herder 1121, David Burton
1121, Jerry Smith 1121, and Mike Heyer 1121. ROW 3: Joe Armstrong
1111, Chris Moore 1101, Steve Harmier 1111, John Anderson 1111,
Cody Cain 1111, and Scot Thorburn1111.B.JV BASEBALLTEAM-
ROW 1: Shane Patrick 191, Brian Ragel 1101, Joe Armstrong 1111,
Derek Thielen 1101, Govanni Mastronardi 1101, and Troy Caster1101.
ROW 2: Mike Claflin 1101, Merrill Hale 1101, Mike James 1101, Roger
Evashenko 1101, and Jeff Lee 1101. ROW 3: Tracy Miller 1101, Darryl
McWilliams 1111, Todd Hensley 1101, Buddy Hoffman 1101, Dennis
Vasbinder 1101, and Jim Coryell 1101. NOT PICTURED: Mike Ingram
1101, Mike Reeves 1101 and James Rowell 1111. C. Mr. Bill Ranta,
varsity coach. D. Mr. Vernon Melvin, JV coach. E. Mr. Stuart McNeil,
Frosh coach. F. Mike Claflin waits for a throw for field. G.
FRESHMAN BASEBALL TEAM-KNEELING: Steve Berquist 191,
Gregg Assad 191, Tim Niermann 191, Tige McSwain 191, and Mark
Staples 191, ROW 2: George Flunyon 191, Ty Baxter, Aaron Brashear,
Jeff Palmer, lan Roach, and Chris Brustad. ROW 3: Guy Nelson,
Ryan Davis, Shawn Saucier, Pete Collins, Fred Schroedl, Jeff
McLenithan, and Matt Asay. NOT PICTURED: Shawn Ebner, Troy
Brelin. H. Batter makes connection fora hit. I. Mike Heyer beats the
ball to base.
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