McKinley Technical High School - Techite Yearbook (Washington, DC)

 - Class of 1927

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McKinley Technical High School - Techite Yearbook (Washington, DC) online yearbook collection, 1927 Edition, Page 108 of 142
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'TRACK TEAM OR the past three years Tech has held the supremacy of the cinder Nw paths. With this showing as an incentive, the team has been striv- ing to set a record-breaking pace for the other schools to follow. With the new Tech and its fine athletic field fast becoming a reality, it is hard to predict whether or not the future teams Will surpass those that have been before. To train under the extreme difficulties that are now encountered seems to build up a determination to win in each and every contest. One of the chief worries of Tech's personnel seems to be whether the traditional Tech spirit will or will not die at the birth of the Greater Tech. If the life of this prominent factor can be insured, then our school may well be certain of a championship team in at least one or more of the branches of athletics. Although, only Captain Blackistone and a hurdler, Blandford, remain from last year's team, judging by the performance up to date, we are con- fident of having another championship team.. Every day we may see Coach Hardell putting his charges through their respective paces. He does this with a sureness and precision only acquired through deep and thoughtful study of athletics and the athlete. So when such a combination of fine coaching and good material is found, we may rest assured that, barring accidents, a championship team will be the resu t. Page 9 8

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l r l FOOTBALL TEAM Scores Tech ........ 6 Western ...,.. 6 Tech ........ ...... 0 Central ..,..... .... 0 Tech ....,... ...... 3 4 Eastern ........ U Tech .,,.ee.. ...... 3 4 Business ...,. .... 7 Total-Tech .................,..,,....,... E1 Opponents .................... 13 HE team of 1926 was decidedly victorious and is to be commended ,WA for its fighting spirit, teamwork, and clean, hard playing. Some of ' the handicaps which the team has had to undergo in the past years were removed when, through the kindness of the Washington Baseball Club, the team was granted the use of the Griffith Stadium for training purposes. Although the first two practice games were lost to Episcopal High School and Baltimore City College, it was there that the "Tech fighting spirit" was fully aroused. This traditional Tech quality enabled the team to crash through the inter-scholastic series without a defeat on its record. Our able football mentors, "Hap" Hardell and his assistant, Warren Spencer, cannot be praised too much for their untiring efforts, patience, and strategy throughout the football season. We are proud to state that Coach Hardell's teams have lost only one inter-high game during his entire period of coaching at Tech. We sincerely hope that his record will con- tinue without another blemish during the coming seasons. In tying for the championship with Western High School, the team won two games and tied two of the total series games. Tech scored more points than all the other High Schools combined. Page 0 7 Q



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' ,':i'?'fPH BASEBALL TEAM ALBERT GEORGENS A..., ..,,..... M anager CHESTER MILLS ..... . ........ Captain out for a month and fast progiess had been made toward the team co-ordination. For the first time in years a captain had to be chosen by the coach, due to the graduation of all the letter men of last year's team. Chester Mills, a promising player of last season's nine, was selected to bear this responsibility. In the primary practices and games, Coach Glenn was systematically building up the weak points in his slugging nine. In this work Mr. Glenn is well fitted, having been a star in the minor leagues for a considerable time. This valuable and practical training has fully established his ability as a producer of winning teams. At first sight it appeared that the coach had lacked experienced play- ers, however, he had a wealth of material from which he selected his choices, since no less than sixty candidates, aspiring for berths on the varsity team came out for the early spring training. There was such keen competition for these places that the last cut in the squad was no easy task. Manager Georgens arranged a schedule of thirteen games with local freshmen and prep school teams by which our nine can get in shape for the inter-scholastic series. HEN this article was written the baseball candidates had only been Page 99

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