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Junior Nine Features Teamwork
The opening of the 1954 spring athletic season
found a newly formed 6'B,7 baseball team, com-
posed entirely of sophomores, striving hard for
perfection on the diamond. The coming of a new
team brought a new man to join Normandy's fine
coaching staff. Mr. Cuffey, physical education
teacher from Washington Elementary School, was
chosen to guide the junior team.
Among the boys who showed special interest and
who tried hard to become better players were Don
Mahaffey, first baseg Bill Roberts, catcherg ,lim
Willenberg. pitcherg and Bob Foster, alternate
pitcher and shortstop.
At the time the Saga went to press, the "Bw Vik-
ings had played five of their ten-game schedule.
They had a record of two wins and three losses.
They got off to a slow start by losing their first
three games-University City, 4-2g John Burroughs,
9-Og and Country Day, 8-6. In the next game, how-
ever, they trounced Ladue. I5-l. and then forced
Maplewood to bow to them, 8-6.
HH7'f1-lI'iff'l7I!I Tom, is tl crmstmzf threat to his
oppon en ts.
For the remainder of the season, the Viking HB"
team looked forward to many victories. With the
experience they gained this year. they should be
well prepared to make the 1955 Varsity another top-
notch team for Coach Arthur Shipherd.
THIRD ROW: Aiken, Lumkie, Luebbert, Swobodo, Burton, Cooper. SECOND ROW: Bernard, Younq, Foster, Moyes Welch
Gitchotf, Blanton. FIRST ROW: Mcxhottey, Willenberq, Bergmeier, Leber, Roberts, Crose, Hunks.
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THIRD ROW: Toler, Taylor, Wetzler, Henning. SECOND ROW: Seaton, Hawks, Boque, Kribben, Lewis, Henderson,
Kcxmmer, Meyers, Fenwick, Vowell. FIRST ROW: Thiele, Polkinqhorne, Ptanstiel, Sanders, Schwidde, Iohnston, McGrath,
Diamond Stars Displa Finesse
0 BECOME Missouri State Champions the
l953 Varsity Baseball Team defeated McBride
by a score of 2-l. Although there were few ont-
standing players, the boys combined their talents to
achieve their desired goal.
it Viking is safe as he beats out the throw to
ln last year's Suburban League play, the Viking
nine won 19 of the 23 games they played.
Coached by Mr. Arthur Shipherd, the l951l1 team
was lcd by Captain Eugene Schwidde. It was very
fortunate in having eight returning lettermen---four
composed a veteran infield. Hoping to win another
state title, the following returned to the team:
Schwidde, center fieldg Polkinghorne, left fieldg
Thiele, third baseg Pfanstiel, second baseg Sanders.
short stopg Johnston, pitcher or first haseg and Mc-
Grath, catcher. Many non-lettermen bolstered the
team and gained experienee for next year. A MBT
team was formed to give more material for future
ln the Suburban League the top teams for 1954
were Vlfebster, Maplewood, U. City and Ritenour.
As the Saga went to press, a strong Normandy
team. filled with a fighting spirit, prepared to bring
home top honors.
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Nailing orer the top, Ilzlke sets ll nerr record.
HE l954f Varsity Track team had the misfor-
tune of not having enough hoys participating
to take care of their events. The opening of the
spring training season, howcvcr. found Coach Mel
Sheehanis team working hard and practicing long
hours to make up for the lack of men out for track.
Although the group did not elect a captain, the boys
cooperated well with each other and their very fine
Coach Sheehan made it his policy not to assign
any certain amount of workout. He allowed the
team members to decide how much they needed each
night and how many laps they must run in order to
The Normandy team had completed two meets of
their current season when the Saga went to press.
They were unsuccessful in both. C.B.C., the first
school, as usual, had a very powerful team. Then
the Vikings lost to Kirkwood, another tough op-
The Varsity team was invited to participate in
the Maplewood Relays. There they made a very
fine showing. The two-mile relay team placed sec-
ond in its event. Members of the team were Don
THIRD ROW: Cheiry, Ervin, Stroud, Picket, Henderson, Hughes, Nuesse, Sittner, Lduenstein, Misrtl. SECOND ROW: Poison,
Bradley, Iohnson, Schaffer, Wood, D. Ellis,, I. Ellis, Sharp, Tote. FIRST ROW: Davis, Paris, Girshner, Crider, Fickel, Dorries, Grohum.
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