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Reitz's i954 Varsity basketball team and SIAC champs are, from left to right, first row: .lim Boyd, student man-
ager, Larry Higgins, Bob Fisher, Tom Greenberg and Ted Weiss, student manager. Second row: Jim Byers, Harold Hal-
brook, Jim Russell, Bob Martin and Wally Stramming, student manager. Third row: Head Coach Clarence Riggs, Gary
Sprinkle, Charles Graff, Bob Carnal, Ken "Skip" Knight, Dick Carroll and Assistant Coach Bob Gilham.
Rolling past Huntingburg 49-44, the Panthers made their
season opener a successful one. The Hilltoppers traveled to
Terre Haute and dropped their first game to the Gerstmeyer
state finalists, 5l-65. Bicknell then came to the Pant'her's den
and dropped a 68-54 engagement. Tell City invaded Reitz next
and went home on the short end of a 56-46 score, Washing-
ton's Hatchets fell before the Panther onslaught, 5l-47, in an
overtime affair as the Panthers continued their domination of
The Panthers met disaster in the Holiday Tourney, falling
to Princeton and Winslow 45-52 and 44-53 respectively.
Lincoln dropped Reitz 56-36, and then Terre Haute Garfield,
previously unbeaten, bowed to the Riggsmen 54-48. Still hop-
ping mad from last year's one point defeat, the Panthers rolled
past the Bosse Bulldogs for an avenging 55-44 decision. Travel-
ing to Bedford, the hot Panthers won their sixth straight SIAC
Princeton cooled Reitz off as they won their second game
from the Panthers in a tightly played ballgame 50-53. The
Reitzmen came back in a whirlwind to stop Boonville 48-35.
Jerry Clayton and the crew from Central, with twelve wins
and two losses ,challenged Reitz and went home on the short
end of a 5l-48 score, The red hot Winslow Eskimos put' the
freeze on Reitz for the second time, 6l-4l. New Albany fell
52-49 in a game that' had the fans screaming. Memorial
was the last victim of the Panthers in the regular season as
the Hilltoppers snowed them under in a 60-42 rout. Coach
Bud Ritter's Peru squad stopped Reitz 50-4l as the Panthers
couldn't hit the Tiger's basket, Jasper's Wildcats stopped
Reitz in the season's final game 57-4l as the Wildcats fin-
ished second in the Sl-AC.
Sectional time came with twelve teams all aiming at one
goal, the Evansville championship. Wadesville invaded E-town
to play the Panthers and went home dazed as the Reitzmen
unloaded a barrage of field goals and free throws for a 82-46
victory. Lincoln was the next opponent of the Panthers and,
putting on one of the longest and most amazing stlals ever
displayed at Central gym, they downed the Riggsmen 30-32.
This year's team won twelve games and lost nine. They
won the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference championship
with ten wins and two defeats in league play. They finished
second in the city race with three victories and one loss as
they played one game less than Central who had a four and
on record. They also placed one player on the all-city team
and one on the all-SIAC team.
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Reitz wrestlers broke better than even this year with
five victories and four losses. The team members are,
front row: Charles Ligon, Allen Happe, Larry Lyons
and Pat McDonald. Second row: Jim Bromm, Jerry
Maynard, Jim Pirtle, Bill Anderson, Don Siscel and
Noel McDonald. Third row: Phil Aramowicz, Arvel
Ellebrook, Tank Martin, Bob Koehler, Marvin Peter,
Bob York, Bob Fawcett and Coach Allan Horn, Bill
Taylor, Audrey Bell and Glenn Fulton were not
present for the picture.
Varsity runners on the 1953 Reitz Cross Country
team are, from left to right, front row: Larry Higgins,
Bob Fawcett, Tom Greenberg, Jim Russell and Jerry
Huff. Back row: Gary Moore, Harold Halbrook and
Reitz's i954 tennis team members are, from left
to right, Bob Schmitt, Bill lgleheart, Loren Moore,
Tom Greenberg and Coach James Barnett.
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Members of the l954 Reitz reserve basketball team are, from left to right,
first row: Ron Wilson, Paul Rice and Tom Terrell. Second row: Bill Goins, Ottie
Droste, Gary Moore, Bill Thurneck and Bill King. Standing: Ron Talley, Leonard
Deeds, Charles Graff, Mike Bentzen, .lim Harding, Russell Kuhn and Coach Bob
Members of the l954 Reitz freshman basketball team are, from left to right,
first row: Charles Scherer, manager, Don Pfohl, Andrejs Mezmalis, Bob Nichol-
son and Bob Veeck, manager. Second row: Richard Henderson, Albert Roehr,
Clifford Trainer and Don Matthews. Third row: Coach William Trott, Bill Loos,
Larry Schultz, Russell Dutton, George Bruner, Lowell Volkman and Tommy
Turpen. Mike Mobley was not present when the picture was taken.
Coach Robert Gilham's reserve team had a good
season and brought home another city championship.
The squad started the year with three victories, de-
feating Huntingburg 140-293, Bicknell f4O-363 and
Tell City C39-24l. They were defeated by a rugged
Washington team C52-379.
Not letting the defeat' affect them, they rolled up
four more victories before losing to Bedford C5l-3ll.
They completed the season with a total of nine vic-
tories and six losses. The Panthers had plenty of
height-ranging from 5 feet ll inches to 6 feet 4
inches. The team consisted of five juniors and nine
Junior-sized cagemen ended a good season for
Reitz by downing the Southern Indiana Conference
Champs, Central. Starting the season, the young
Panthers lowned two city teams in a row, Mater Dei
and Bosse. Then they traveled to Tell City to con-
tinue the trial of victory.
Returning to the city they met Memorial's Tigers
head-on, but the little Tigers fell to the wayside of
the strong shooting tactics of the Panthers. Lincoln
also felt the sting of defeat from the young Hill-
Then the Panthers had their first round with Cen-
tral's Bruins. lt was the Panthers' first loss for the
season. But' the tide turned and the Panthers snatched
two more victories from the hands of Mt. Vernon
Losing in the SIAC tourney, the Panthers bounced
back to win the four final city games, Coach William
Trott's boys had a good season.
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