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Page 89 text:
B-Team Builds Future Varsity Players
The 1963-64 Tiger Cubs were: Kneeling: M. Weaver,
S. Shafer, I. Wilson, D. Teal. Standing: R. Danielsen,
B. Schmitz, D. Hunt, Coach lohn Rigel. B. Bakehorn
was absent when the picture was taken.
Basil Bakehorn gets off a shot as his Huntington
opponents rush to the attack.
"lust try to get it." says Ierry Wilson, sophomore
reserve, as he starts to cut for the basket.
Necessary for a successful team are exper-
ience and depth, both of which Were serious
shortcomings of the Tigers this year. left Henry
was the only senior on the squad, and he and
Iunior Mike Eikenberry were the only two re-
turning lettermen. Although this fact presented
insurmountable problems this year, it means
that the whole team, except for Henry, will be
back next year.
Sophomore Bob Schmitz showed promise this
year and displayed some fine rebounding.
Gayle Bomar, a junior, transferred here from
Kentucky and played his first season of PHS
athletics this Winter.
Iuniors Kenny Day, Tom Hayes loltn Hent-
gen, Alan Kinney and Bob Hcckenbaizgli als
Page 88 text:
Finish Season with 6 Wins, I4 Losses
Lone senior Iefi Henry displays his shitty basketball
tactics as he speeds around an opponent,
The next week saw Hartford City, also a con-
ference team, hand Peru its second deteat of
the season. Rival Logansport tell victim in an
exciting contest. Henry scored 30 points in this
game. A strong Tipton team had a hard time
subduing the Tigers the next week.
During Christmas vacation coach Robert Bid-
dle's men painted a picture of inconsistency at
the Columbia City 4-way tourney. ln the after'
noon game Peru lost to the tourney champions,
Columbia City, 89 to 84. Looking immeasur-
ably better in the evening game, the Tigers
defeated Albion in the consolation game by a
high-scoring lU8 to 84.
Getting back into regular seasons play,
Peru began a seven-game losing streak by fall-
ing victim to Port Wayne Central, Michigan
City, Muncie Burris, and Wabash. Then they
lost to Warsaw, Kokomo and Oak Hill.
lnstead of despairing at their woeful record,
the Tigs mustered up enough spirit to come out
on top of Plymouth, 78 to 75,
Although they played a spirited first half,
the Tigers could not hold Huntington back in
the second half. The final score was 53 to 77.
Following a trip to Indianapolis Tech only to
lose 70 to 92, the Bengals won a well-matched
game against Rochester. Elwood downed Peru,
49 to 58 in the last scheduled game.
Thus ending their regular season, Coach
Biddles men prepared for the sectional, This
year the Peru sectional was eliminated, and
the various teams were absorbed by surrounde
ing sectionals. Perus new site was Logansport.
Pioneer defeated Peru in their first game and
later won the sectional crown.
Recipe for an exciting Friday evening at PHS tive Tigers, five opponents two referees, a packed Tig-Arena of
enthusiastic fans, and that invisible presences .spirit
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Page 90 text:
The 1963 Trcrcktecxm was Rowl T Thompson D Iordan S Phill1DY I Winters N Blaski M Yater I Latta
T Haye A Denny B Hanson D LaCo s D Snyder Row 2
Mangene G Hammond D Enyart M Hayes B Iones I White
P Wall-:er Row 3 M Body K Dove L Fry B Conklin I Hughe
Schram I Ratlill I Pattison B Siders Coach Clifford Snyder
C W ll-' I Brownlee
Trackmen Erase Two
During 1963 two school track records were
set. Keith Bird ran the 440-yard run in 52.2 se-
conds, shaving .8 second oft the old record.
Bird, Mike Yater, Dale Landis, and Mike Hayes
comprised the mile relay team that broke the
school record. This time was 31409,
Coach Brentis Berkshires boys placed fourth
in the CIC meet. Bob Mangene placed filth in
shot put, Gregg Hammond placed third in the
l00-yard dash and tied for second in the 220-
yarcl dash, and Gary Stewart had a fifth in the
l00. ln the high jump Denny Hunt captured a
second-place ribbon, while Bird and Landis
placed second and fifth respectively in the 440,
and Hayes came in third in the hall-mile run.
The relay' team was fourth, and the half-mile
Practicing his high lumpmg form Sophomore Denny
F9131 llVSl- Hunt clears the bar
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