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Page 229 text:
R.I. Basketball Squad Reigns As M.V.C. Champs MEMBERS OF the varsity squad are KNEELING: mgrs Rick Weindruch and Dave Lofgren, Head coach Bob Riley, Jim Scott, Terry Denoma, Pete Gillis, Tom Dreessen, Vernis Hoskins, Jim Slack, and Assistant coach Thad Crews. BACK ROW: Ed Thomas, Jim Spurgetis, A1 Minick, Steve Gotthardt, Frank Skafidis, Bill Scott, Bruce Woods, Ed Hamming , Dave Jagger, Paul Meinke, Don Albritton, Steve Forward, and Dennis Cromer. The 1966-1967 varsity basketball squad boasted a 19-5 record and tied for the Mis¬ sissippi Valley Conference title with C.R. Jefferson. The R.I. cagers also won the Quad- City Championship ahead of Moline. Jeffer¬ son, probably the finest basketball team in Iowa, was only beaten once throughout the regular season —this defeat came from the Rocks. The Rocks won all M.V.C. games except one to the Moline Maroons. Other R.I.H.S. losses came at the hands of Quincy, Rock¬ ford Auborn and Galesburg, 90-80. Leading the Crimson and Gold were seniors Tom Dreessen, Jim Scott, Pete Gillis, Terry Denoma, Vernis " Peaches” Hoskins, and Jim Slack. Dreessen and Scott were elected to the All-M.V.C. 2nd team. Scoring averages for the Rocks this year are as fol¬ lows-Dreessen 14 pts., Scott 17 pts., Gillis 15 pts., Denoma 10 pts., Hoskins 8 pts., and Slack 6 pts. A1 Minick averaged 5 pts. " Peaches” Hoskins was a consistent leading rebounder for the Rocks. VARSITY BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD 1966-67 Season Record Rock Island 54 Alleman 51 Rock Island 41 Quincy 68 Rock Island 73 Dubuque 47 Rock Island 61 Rockford Auburn 62 Rock Island 60 Davenport Central 54 Rock Island 70 Jefferson 65 Rock Island 57 Moline 61 Rock Island 61 East Moline 58 Rock Island 58 Iowa City 54 Rock Island 95 Washington 63 Rock Island 53 Clinton 52 Rock Island 67 Davenport West 62 Rock Island 70 Davenport Central 65 Rock Island 90 Dubuque 70 Rock Island 59 Moline 49 Rock Island 80 East Moline 69 Rock Island 69 Clinton 67 Rock Island 71 Washington 49 Rock Island 74 Davenport West 63 Rock Island 80 Galesburg 90 Rock Island 63 Alleman 53 Regional Tournament Rock Island 73 Riverdale 45 Rock Island 92 Geneseo 75 Rock Island 45 Moline 54 225
Page 228 text:
SENIOR SWIMMERS are, FRONT ROW: Roger Elsbury, Craig Shoemaker, Don Madelung. Mike Crow, and Lee Hedquist SECOND ROW: Palmer Boynton, Bob Graves. Jerry Boxman. Jerry Murphy, and Dwight Anderson, head mgr BACK ROW: Dave Johnson, Tom Wilson, Mike Conrad, Dave Webb, Steve Gilliam, and Steve Frink. R.I. Sends 8 to State; Place 6th in Finals MEMBERS OF the district team take a breather between work¬ outs. The Rocky Dolphins placed 2nd at district. 224 COACHING CAN be a back-breaking chore - just ask Coach Ackerson.
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JUNIOR CENTER Bill Scott drives up court in an attempt to score. PETE GILLIS leaps high over the Central Blue Devils for two points. R.I. Cagers Cool-off Torrid Blue Devils ATTEMPTING THE Minuet are Rocky cagers (dark uniforms) Pete Gillis (33), " Peaches” Hoskins (45), and Terry Denoma (55).
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