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NORMAL BOYS' BASKRT-BAI.L TEAM
L. D. SCHERER
L. D. Scherer, who lias succeeded in developing the best basket-ball team in the state and, according to Manager Shaw of the “Oregons,” the fastest in the Missouri Valley, came to the Normal in the fall of ’06 from the University of Chicago with an enviable football record. Professor Scbercr took two years’ work in the College of Medicine, and played guard on Stagg’s famous eleven in that 2 to o game when Chicago defeated Michigan, thereby winning the championship of the “Big Nine.” Prior to this lie played three years with the University of Washington, making his place at center on the “All Northwest” eleven for two years. Dr. Scherer is an excellent track man, holding weight records from the University of Washington in the hammer, shot and discus. Coach Scherer always acts the part of a gentleman and has won the respect of every would-be Normal teacher. His stand for clean athletics has made a telling impression upon the students that will have a far-reaching consequence over the high schools and the future athletics of the state. Both the boys’ and girls’ basket-ball teams of this year arc advertisements of the success of Professor Scherer as a basket-ball coach. Professor Scherer is rather modest of his work, but every Normal student is proud of the successes he has scored this year.
Roy Lee, captain of the team that succeeded in making the intercollegiate basket-ball pennant wave over the Peru State Normal for the first time, was born
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tures of the season were perhaps the personnel of the team, their good standing as students, and the kind of ball played. This can best be expressed in the words of Manager Fenton of the “Oregons,” “You have one of the best and cleanest teams that we have met on our trip through the United States, and the fastest one in the Missouri Valley.”
December 11, at Peru.........................Normal 93
December 21, at Auburn.......................Normal 76
January 7, at Shenandoah, la.................Normal 33
January 25, at Peru..........................Normal 91
February 5, at Uni. Place....................Normal 25
February 6, at Bethany.......................Normal 23
February 12. at Peru.........................Normal 40
February 17, at Peru.........................Normal 12
February 26, at Peru.........................Normal 68
March 4, at Peru.............................Normal 61
Auburn 5 Auburn 7 Shenandoah 28 Humlxddt 5 Wesleyan 24 Cotncr 13 Tabor, la., 19 “Oregons” 31 Central City 9 Cotncr 23
R. I7. Lee, Captain, '09 C. G. Beck
B. E. Swenson
C. P. Schott
C. F. McAdams, Captain
B. O. Helms T. L. Cartncy
B. E. Swenson
C. G. Beck
E. L. Meyer G. H. Wrightsman
A. B. Gel wick G. E. Stevens
C. P. Schott G. A. Parriott
A. B. Gclwick L. F. Garey G. E. Stevens
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on a farm southwest of Peru, September 18, 1889. He entered the Normal in the fall of ’05 and has made good both as a student and as an athlete. Mr. Lee played on the Normal '’ool football team in the fall of 07, but basket-ball seems to have greater ion for him. He played sub on the fast team of
’08. When the scasoi. tied he easily dropped into the position of guard. Lee was responsible in a large measure for the low score run up against us by the Oregons. Much of the success of this year’s team is due to his excellent floor management. Mr. Lee expects to teach during the coming year.
- EARL MEYER
Earl Meyer, another specimen of home talent, came through the Normal from the Model School up. Earl took a fancy to tennis and basket-ball and has upheld the honor of his class in at least three important contests, the last time winning the pennant for the class of ’09 when they were Sophomores. Earl played on the Normal team two years, and when he left in the middle of the season to take up his work at Fair bury the Normal lost probably one of the best forwards ever developed here.
C. P. SCHOTT
C. P. Schott hails from Shickley, the “land of sports," and is a living advertisement of what can be done with a student head upon an athletic body. Carl received his early training in Shickley High School, graduating from there in 1905. Basket-ball was introduced during his Senior year, and Carl became captain of one of the fastest teams of that section. He has had one year’s experience in guiding the youth of the land. He became a member of the class of ’ro in their Sophomore year and has made an enviable reputation. When the team of ’08 was organized, Schott easily made forward, and has been doing some stellar goal , tossing every since. Wesleyan's defeat was due to his star work, making a record of thirteen out of seventeen free throws. He was captain of the ’08 team and has looked after the financial end of this year’s team. Schott is also an excellent box artist, being the best pitcher the Normal has had for years. Schott will be in school next year.
C. Gordon Beck first saw sunshine some eighteen years ago, and has been looking about for something to keep him busy ever since. He has that happy combination of being a good story-teller and a fine athlete. He is worth his place on any team just for his ability of keeping the team in fine spirits, on the train, on the diamond, on the basket-ball court. Gordon has received practically all his training in Peru, having been ushered into the Normal by the Model School. He has played guard on both this year’s team and that of ’08. Beck is fast on the floor and is recognized as one of the fastest guards in the state, and helped materially in bringing the pennant to Peru.
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