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

 - Class of 1983

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Dif’rent Strokes Provide edge 5:30 A.M.-The alarm clock screamed into their ears. Each one dragged themselves out of bed and stumbled in the darkness for their clothes. They slipped on whatever they could find and trudged to school by 6:00. They put on swimsuits and wondered if they would make it through the vigorous workout. Forcingly, the managed to hurl themselves into the icy green chlorinated water, which quickly woke them up. The morning practice ended, as the members of the swim team got ready for school in a locker room, where electricity and hot water came in short supply. Both the girls' and boys' teams survived early workouts and vigorous schedules, which swimming called for, including after school and summer practices. Consisting of 13 underclassmen out of 13 members, the girls' team finished with a record of 6-5. By competing mostly at the Fresh Soph level, the boys' team gave top opponents like Davenport West and Peoria High problems, despite their 1-10 record. Swimming may have provided a hobby for team members, but other members took it seriously. The swimmers dragged themselves out of the now warm water, tired and sore. They quickly dressed, rushed to class in time for first period and fought off sleep for the rest of the day. The swimmers knew the next day, the routing would begin over again. BOYS' SWIMMING-FRONT ROW Man Kieffer. Jeff Taylor. Scott Col-linson. Dan Kniitlc. Glen Hopson. Da%e Barman. BACK ROW Mail Rowe. Jeff Atkinson. Fred Hynd, Jim Gripp. Da»c Lingafeltcr. Boys' Swimming Rl OPP Carl Sandburg 92 73 Andrew 92 74 Clinton 96 70 Dasenport Vest 63 64 Macomb 99 68 Moline 36 91 Bettendorf 42 89 Dasenport Central 99 69 Cedar Rapids Vashington 36 91 Peoria High 72 99 placed 3rd in Big 6 placed 3rd ai District I win-9 losses 4H Swimming

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Boy ' Cron Country-FRONT ROW Manager Hill Hall, Mall Kieffer, Brian Fillmcr, Sieve L. Carlson, Jamev Neal, Jeff Dupont. Harry Theus. Brad Howard SECOND ROW Manager Dave Barman. Man Rowe, Mike Stab-lem. Darren Davit, Jeff Aikinvon, Kevin Socken. Coach John Coolidge. GIRLS' CROSS COUNTRY-FRONT ROW: Jenny Gaylord. Marion McCan.Joel Aiup, Beih Plcchaty, Dawn Bosworth SECOND ROW Manager Krivu Nr Ivon. Mclivva Brown, Kelly Yeocum. Kriviin Kcvvler. Patty Smith, Coach Bob Wilson. During a practice run. both boyv and girlv crow country team members combine their effortv. Matt Rowe, Jamev Neal. Joel Axup. and Kevin Soeken run under the autumn' sun. Starting a meet against Allcman and Davenport Central. Rocky girls hold their own. Dawn Bovworth, Joel Axup, Kristin Kessler. Missy Brown. Beth Plcchaty, and Jenny Gaylord begin their pace. Cross Country 47



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Girls’ Swimming Rl OPR Clinton 72 51 UTHS 77 47 Assumption 44 69 Alleman SO 70 Central 55 69 Burlington 56 67 Moline 58 62 Peoria 69 55 Dasenport West 65 5N Macomb 65 60 Halcsburg 44 74 GIRLS SWIMMING-FRONT ROW Maggie Lardner. Tina Plechaty, Jane ( hrmcnwn. SFC( D ROM Li Sicken. Juan Lhbighausen. Robin Robinson. Darcy Dyson, Missy McKee. Coach .Marc Gilliam. BACK ROM Shelly Smith. Beth Bell. Cathy Larson. Liva Vacyaen. Sarah Fran . Kim Warren. Coach Marc Gilliam j;i ct a hit of advKc to team members. Jay Mov » ge and Jeff Taylor. Sstimming 49

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