Rock Island High School - Watchtower Yearbook (Rock Island, IL)

 - Class of 1967

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Harriers Harvest Rewarding Results THE MEMBERS OF the varsity Cross Country and Fall Track are: FIRST ROW: Jerry Boxman, Mark Pealstrom. Rich Hansen, Don Rhode. SECOND ROW: Brad Schamp, Peter Beckman, Howard Lundeen, head coach; Bill Todd, Glenn Hunter. Howard Lundeen’s Cross Country and Fall Track squad accomplished the greatest season in the history of the sport at Rock Island High School. The varsity cross coun¬ try team lost only one dual meet in Fall Track competition. The Rocks captured the Quad City and Mississippi Valley Confer¬ ence Fall Track Meets while maintaining a near-perfect record of 7-1. Coach Lundeen then turned toward the Cross Country title. Seniors Rich Hansen, Jerry Boxman, Mark Pealstrom and Don Rhode came on strong to lead the Rocks to a perfect 6-0 dual meet record. Rocky gained the Quad City, Mississippi Valley, and Dis¬ trict Cross Country crowns, and in the state meet placed 12th in a field of 30 teams. SCOREBOARD Cross Country—1966 Dual Meet Competition Rock Island 15 Clinton 55 Rock Island 20 West 50 Central 70 Rock Island 18 Galesburg 45 Rock Island 16 East Moline 47 Rock Island 26 Moline 30 Rock Island 18 Alleman 65 Geneseo 55 Quad City Meet Placed 1st (5 teams) 35 pts. Mississippi Valley Meet Placed 1st (10 teams) 34 pts. District Meet Placed 1st (26 teams) 46 pts. State Meet Placed 12th (30 teams) Fall Track — 1966 Dual Meet Competition Rock Island 33 West 31 Rock Island 33 Central 64 Rock Island 16 East Moline 47 Rock Island 20 Moline 37 Rock Island 15 Clinton 55 Quad City Meet Placed 1st (5 teams) Mississippi Valley Meet Placed 1st (10 teams) 212

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Soph Gridders End Season with 3-5 Record MEMBERS OF THE SOPHOMORE football squad are from left to right, ROW ONE: Ezell Turner, Harvey Chaney, Chuck McDowell, Mike Boultinghouse, Ted Larson, John Schafer, Dan Downing:, Dan Schladt, Mike Crawford. ROW TWO: Randy Foreman, Jim Armstrong:, Irwin Spady, Eric Sapinski, Steve Buller, Randy Entler, Cliff Nice, John Gunter, Walt Stradley. ROW THREE: Glenn Perkins, Bill Sowards, Ron Beswick, Rick Miers. Bob Carbone, Jess Hansen, Jeff Gahn, Frank Riley. ROW FOUR: Head Coach Merle Aller, Assistant Coach Jerry Janacke, Rick Hood, Jim Swift, Mike Gordon, Jim Reed, Joe Lukenbill, Howard Waxenberg, Assistant Coach Hugh Johnson, Assistant Coach Dan DeTaeye Pebbles Improve Despite Lack of Size Although the season record was 3-5 the 1966 Sophomore football squad displayed some fine individual performances. The backs, led by left half-back Charles Atkins, and quarterback Cliff Nice showed fine form. However, because of a small line it was diffi¬ cult to get holes open consistently. Defensively the deep backs were good, and Jim Purcell was outstanding as an end. The team finished in a tie for 5th in the Mississippi Valley Conference and 2nd in the Quad City Conference. SCOREBOARD RI 13 Alleman 27 RI 13 Jefferson C.R. 28 RI 19 Moline 12 RI 6 East Moline 0 RI 13 Clinton 26 RI 26 West 19 RI 7 Washington C.R. 43 RI 0 Central 33



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Sophomore Runners End Perfect Season SOPHOMORE TEAM MEMBERS ARE: FRONT ROW: Larry Begyn, Ben Farrar, Kevin O’Heam, and Gary Cox. ROW TWO: Ken Enstrom, Gary Greenleaf, A1 Schamp, and Rick Park. The Sophomore Cross Country team re- mained undefeated and untied throughout the Fall Track and Cross Country season. Trained by Head Coach “Hod” Lundeen, the Pebbles paced to the finest record ever in the history of the school. In Fall Track, the “Little Rocks” were 5-0 in dual meets. They also won the individual and team titles in the Quad City and Mississippi Valley Con¬ ference Fall Track meets. Staying in winning form by practicing long and hard, the R.I.H.S. sophomores moved into the Cross Country season. In Cross Country dual meet competition they maintained a 6-0 record. Led by the top five runners: Larry Begyn, Ben Farrar, Gary Greenleaf, Kevin O’Hearn, and Rick Park, the Pebbles swept the Quad City and Mis¬ sissippi Valley Conference crowns in the one-mile Cross Country race. 213

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