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

 - Class of 1968

Page 247 of 280

 

Rock Island High School - Watchtower Yearbook (Rock Island, IL) online yearbook collection, 1968 Edition, Page 247 of 280
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Page 247 text:

SCOREBOARD Spring Track—1967 Dual Record 9-1 INDOORS Rock Island 90 Davenport West 31 Rock Island 77 Davenport Central 41 Rock Island 79 East Moline 33 OUTDOORS Rock Island 159 R.l. Alleman 24 Assumption 40 Rock Island 103 Davenport Central 99 Rock Island 152 Davenport West 50 Rock Island 92 Moline no Rock Island 102 Clinton 100 Rock Island 108 East Moline 94 Mississippi Valley Indoors Meet 2nd Mississippi Valley Outdoors Meet 3rd Clinton Gateway 4th Sterling Relays 4th State District 3rd State Meet 16th Quad-City Metropolitan 4fh Davenport Relays 3rd Hopes High for 1968 BILL SCOTT GRIMACES under the strain of throwing the shot before a small crowd at the District meet. JOHN RUSSELL IS captured working out to prepare himself for the spring season. 243

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SEVERAL OF THE distance men for this spring ' s squad are, FRONT ROW: Pete Beckman, Larry Begyn, Jim Rich, Gary Greenleaf. BACK ROW: Ben Farrar, Coach Lundeen, Ted Larsen, and Ken Enstrom. Trackmen Experience Fine Season in 1967; MEMBERS OF THE 1968 track team are, FRONT ROW: Gary Class, Ron Severtsgard, John Swift, Bruce Huff, Reggie Boswell, Mike Schroder, Larry VanCoillie, Pat Quinlan, and Frank Francis. SECOND ROW: Dennis Metz, Marty Karon, Scott Boxman, Dale Howard, Bill Johnson, Don Havemann, Bob Jones, Brad Appier. THIRD ROW: George Herring, Dan Tomich, Fred Cueno, Steve Kean, Lewis Miskowicz. FOURTH ROW: Paul Mayes, Dave Washburn, Kevin Eckart, Jerry Carpenter, Carl Moeller. FIFTH ROW: Louis Wingerter, Craig Brown, Melvin Stet¬ son, Bob Scott, and Al Nelson. Rock Island High School produced one of the finest sophomore track teams in recent years. Coach lundeen ' s sophomore squad compiled an impres¬ sive 6-1 dual meet record. Excellent depth and several star performers enabled the Pebbles to snare the soph¬ omore Quad-City championship. The Lit¬ tle Rocks also were able to capture the Mississippi Valley championship, which is possibly some of the toughest compe¬ tition found in the Midwest. Outstanding sophomore trackmen, who on several occasions helped the Varsity squad, were Kevin O ' Hern and Larry Begyn, distance runners; Frank Riley, who backed up Don Allbritton and Mike Chaney in the pole vault; Marc Gilliam, sprinter; and Ken John¬ son, high and low hurdles. These ath¬ letes and many other Sophs will help the varsity squad in the upcoming sea¬ son. 242



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Single Letterman Leads Rocks in Baseball MEMBERS OF THIS year ' s varsity baseball squad are, FRONT ROW, Dennis Cromer, Jeff Reed, Cliff Nice, Walt Stradley, Larry Day, Chuck McDowell, Larry Whitney, Mike Day, and Mike Brown. BACK ROW, Dan Rettig, Don Kelly, Cary Cox, Billy Sowards, Jess Hansen, Paul Meincke, Randy White, Dave Howell, John Secor, and Greg Langston. With only one returning letterman from last year ' s squad coming back. Coach Carl Aronson spent most of March working on an entirely new lineup for the 1968 baseball season. Last year ' s team consisted of almost all seniors. Dave Howell was the only underclassman to receive a major letter and Coaches Aronson and Jerry Janecke hope that he will be able to lead this year ' s inexperienced club. Other team members that the coaches are relying on are seniors Dennis Cromer, Paul Meincke, Mike Day, Mike Brown, and Greg Langston. Cliff Nice appears to be the most promising junior candi¬ date for a starting berth on this year ' s starting nine. Due to the unseasonally nice weather the Rocks have been able to utilize the outdoor facilities Instead of the usually used balcony In the boys ' gym. Last spring the Rocks experienced an up-down sea¬ son and ended their schedule with a below .500 mark. Tom Messmer and Larry Milligan shared mound chores throughout most of the season and both demonstrated fine stuff. Jim Knox, Rich Louck, Bob Bevans, and Terry Denoma led the Rocks at the plate. FORMING THE NUCLEUS for this year ' s squad are seniors Dennis Cromer, Mike Day, Greg Langston, Dave Howell, and Mike Brown. 244

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