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

 - Class of 1968

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SCOREBOARD TENNIS- 1967 SPRING - 17-0 (dual) Rock Island 7 Davenport West 0 Rock Island 8 Sterling 0 Rock Island 7 Dubuque 0 Rock Island 9 Dixon 0 Rock Island 9 R.l. Alleman 0 Rock Island 7 C.R. Jefferson 0 Rock Island 7 Iowa City 0 Rock Island 5 East Moline 0 Rock Island 6 Moline 1 Rock Island 7 Davenport West 0 Rock Island 7 Davenport Cen. 0 Rock Island 9 R.l. Alleman 0 Rock Island 7 Moline 0 Rock Island 7 Davenport Cen. 0 Rock Island 6 East Moline 1 Rock Island 7 Assumption 2 Rock Island 6 Washington 1 Mississippi Valley 1st Quad-city 1st District 1st State 5fh FALL-9-0-1 Singles Rock Island 6 Davenport West 0 Rock Island 4 R.l. Alleman 0 Rock Island 3 Moline 3 Rock Island 6 East Moline 0 Rock Island 6 Dav. Central Doubles 0 Rock Island 3 Davenport West 0 Rock Island 3 R.l. Alleman 0 Rock Island 2 Moline 1 Rock Island 3 East Moline 0 Rock Island 2 Dav. Central 1 Quad ' city Champions Despite few returning regulars, Rocky ' s girls ' tennis team was able to make a good showing in Quad- city play. The girls ended their sea¬ son at 4-4 and owned wins over Mo¬ line, East Moline, and West in sin¬ gles; and also downed Moline in doubles play. Returning letter win¬ ners for the Rocks were Chris Loren- tzen, Ellie Herman, and Cathy De- necker. Ruth Ann Morris, Debbie Bennett, and Diane Deyo backed up the seniors throughout the season and helped win several matches. In the Quad-cities singles tourna¬ ment this fall senior Chris Lorentzen placed first, while junior Debbie Bennett finished second. SCOREBOARD GIRLS ' FALL TENNIS-1967 Singles Rock Island 2 Dav. Central 5 Rock Island 4 East Moline 3 Rock Island 5 Moline 2 Rock Island 7 Davenport WestO Doubles Rock Island 2 Davenport West3 Rock Island 5 Moline 0 Rock Island 1 East Moline 4 Rock Island 2 Dav. Central 3 Rocky Girls Finish Strong in QC Singles Huffman SECOND ROW- Joan Wriaht iTntK D t ' c j Bowman, Canto Stevens. Cathy Deneckere, Stephanie Templeton, Patty Lorentzen, Dione Deyo. BACK ROW: Jody Sfooboch CoVoTyn PotterChriritoSlI 217

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Domination Continues, Capture QC Crown CHAMPS AGAIN, THE Rocks ' tennis team and coaches are, STANDING: Ass ' t. Coach James Jae¬ ger, Duane Stevens, Jim Brenneke, and Coach Robert Motz. KNEELING: Bill Martin, DeArmond Briggs, and Steve Flack. BOB HOTLE Senior JOHN MORDHORST Senior For the tenth consecutive year Coach Bob AAotz produced a fall tennis squad that captured the Quad-City title. The team, consisting of mostly lettermen, continued to be tops in the area posting a 5-0 record In doubles competition and a 4-0-1 slate In singles. The only blemish on the Rocks ' record was 3-3 tie against the AAoline AAaroons. Junior DeArmond Briggs continued in the number one position, while John AAordhorst provided a good backup man in the number two slot. Other members of the varsity squad who contributed to the fine season were seniors Bob Hotle, Bill Martin, Jim Brenneke, Duane Stevens, and junior Steve Flack. In singles competition this fall the Rocks recorded four shutouts and the tie with Moline. In doubles play the Rocks shutout Alleman, East Mo¬ line, and Davenport West. To com¬ plete their undefeated season the Rocks stopped Moline and Daven¬ port Central by a score of 2-1. At the Quad-city Conference match held at Rocky, John Mordhorst walked off with the singles ' title to add more glitter to a very successful season. Coach Motz ' s spring squad of 1967 was perhaps the strongest in recent years, as i t compiled a per¬ fect record in dual competition, with a 17-0 slate. The ' 67 netsters were again led by Briggs and Mordhorst but Tom LaDage, a senior, was at the top most of the season giving assistance to the top two. Senior Tom Conrad also helped the squad In the number six slot. Hotle and Martin were also instrumental in preserving the perfect record. This edition of the Rocky tennis team captured the Mississippi Valley crown, the Quad-City title, and first in district competition. They went on to cop a fifth place finish in the state meet held at Champaign in May. The strength of this squad is unquestionable due to the fact that of their seventeen victories, thirteen were shutouts. Their domination over their opponents is evident in that they defeated Moline, East Moline, Rock Island Alleman, Davenport West, and Davenport Central each twice. Both the fall and spring squads of 1967 were highly success¬ ful with a total record of an as¬ tounding 26-0-1. 216



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MEMBERS OF THE 1967-68 wrestling squad are, FIRST ROW: Steve Lomas, Ezell Turner, Jim Rankin, Steve Velge, Dave Sajak, Mike Boultinghouse, Jim Rich, Jim McGee, Gary Hodge, Jeff Edwards, Dan Bradley, and Ed Hines. SECOND ROW: Bob Gathright, Bruce Huff, Rick Huff, Chuck McDowall, Chris Hegg, Dale Bacon, Ervin Dixon, Rick Bevans, Larry Williamson, Rick Gibson, and Dick Work. THIRD ROW: John Bloom, Dennis Bradley, Al Nel¬ son, Milton Brown, Dale Gance, Dave Schafer, Keith Atkins, Mark Parr, and Rick Stanforth. BACK ROW: Managers Jim Metz and Melvin Grimes, Coaches Schultz, Gerber, and DeTaeye. Grapplers Achieve The 1967-68 Wrestling squad lost the state champi¬ onship but had a very successful season nonetheless. Coach Chester Schultz ' s team finished the season in fine style winning 7 of their last 9 matches. Last year ' s state champion team had a season ' s record of 6-7; while this year ' s squad had a 12-7 slate. In tournament action the Rocks could do no better than third, finishing third in all four tournaments in which they participated. The Rocks finished third in the Quadrangular Meet, the Davenport Invitational, the state district, and the state sectional. This year ' s squad was led by 180 pound Dan Brad¬ ley. Bradley ended the season with an excellent record of 25-2-1. Following Bradley was Jim Rich at 138. Rich compiled a 20-5-1 slate. Dick Work, in his first year of wrestling, compiled a 16-0-1 record to be the only Rocky wrestler to go undefeated. Other mainstays of the Rocky squad were Ezell Turner (15-7) at 112, Gary Hodge (14-8- 1) at 156, and Jim McGee (16-5-1) at 165. McGee, Rich, Bradley, Hodge, and Rick Bevans represented the Rocks at the sectional meet but only Rich, Bradley, and Hodge could advance to the state meet. Of the 3 Rich was the only winner. At state Rich was the only Rocky grappler to win but he failed to reach the semi-finals. 12-7 Season Record SCOREBOARD Varsity Wrestling — 1967-68 Dual Competition—12-7 Rock Island 13 C.R. Kennedy 32 Rock Island 39 Savanna 12 Rock Island 11 C.R. Jefferson 32 Rock Island 30 Davenport West 13 Rock Island 19 Sterling 23 Rock Island 26 Dixon 20 Rock Island 6 Iowa City 38 Rock Island 24 Clinton 17 Rock Island 24 Dubuque 19 Rock Island 5 Davenport Central 26 Rock Island 39 Prophetstown 8 Rock Island 29 Galesburg 18 Rock Island 31 East Peoria 14 Rock Island 20 Moline 19 Rock Island 24 East Moline 20 Rock Island 19 Reavis 21 Rock Island 8 C.R. Washington 38 Rock Island 27 R.l. Alleman 14 Rock Island 42 Fulton 0 Tournaments Quadrangular 3rd Davenport Invitational 3rd Illinois State District 3rd Illinois State Sectional 3rd

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