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

 - Class of 1983

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Harriers venture to State Tracksters grasp winning season The miles added up. the practice courses grew longer, and the sweat poured off more ahundantly. And one by one, the track meets became history. The hurdlers, weightmen. and runners fought off the cold and snow in early season practice to prepare for the indoor meets of early March. While the guys took to the practices on the all-weather track, the girls tracksters did not just stand on the sidlelines cheering 'hem on. they were out there running along side their male counterparts. They worked just as hard, striving for the edge that eventually took them to a distric championship. On the feet of hurdler Angie Lewis, the endurance of Dawn Bosworth. the speed of Michelle Braud and Rita Jett as well as the support of Coach Ransome. the girls one by one tore down the Big 6 teams. At the WIU meet, the only meet in which they did not place first, they captured a fourth place out of fourty-four teams. With the tracksters capturing winning records, their seasons ended on high notes. Yet. the season became history and the training for the next season again began. Working our ihc kink following an early veavon practice, venior divcuv and vhot putcr. Bret McKinley uta-luev the leg prew in the weight-room. The half mile, a median between vprinnng and long divtancc. uvually require a vpnnt the full divtance. Joel Axup poors it on to catch an opponent. Girls’ Track Rt OPP Davenport Central 62 63 Gcnevco. Rock Fall 94 47. |8 Moline 71 S7 UTHS. Galcvhurg 81 SO. 2S Kockridgc. Allcman 84 48. 32 Macomb 91 37 Sterling 46 82 7 Wins-0 Lowe UTHS ln national placed let Kock Fall Invitational-placed let Rock Ivland Invitational placed Ivt W I II. Invitational-placcd 4th Moline Invitafional-placed let Gcnevco Inviiaiional-placed let Big 6 Conference-placed let Divtrict’placcd Ivt Boys’ Track Rl OPP Gcnevco 28 118 Davenport Wevt 88 40 Sterling 86 60 Galevhurg. Allcman 96V, 34VS. 34 irms 112 12 Moline 83 63 Davenport Central 67 70 Big 6 Indoor-placed 2nd Big 6 Outdoor placed 2nd Davenport Kclayvplaced 2nd Woodruff Kclayvplaced 2nd Sterling Rclayvplaccd 2nd Homewood Invitational-placcd Ivt Divtric t-2nd 7 Wine-1 Low 68

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Girl ?' Bowling. FROXTROB'.TcifM Stamper,Julie Park. Kohbm Frenih. Dawn Summerv Tracy Blancke. Liu Ziegler. HACK ROW; Coach Jim Bran, Kathy Painter. Gail Bowling. Thertea Johnton. Rhonda Ret cal. Becky Uilcon. Kita Bulkhead GIRLS GYMSAST1C FROXT RO X. Coach Fred Fnedrichien. Jean Ran u»ne. HACK ROW. Laura Stewart. Chri» Andre. Angie Kollenhach. Nancy LeVarn. Dawn Quimby. Leah Acquiih. Coudi Meinri. Shellee Stowolter. Ann McDicot. 14 Rocky iiudenn disco cr the challenges of bowling. "Strike'' TFiai's the kind of bowling that that put the bowling team where they are now. the third best team in the state. This year Becky Vilson carried on the team pride by qualifying for state compitition. Like a dance, but not quite Swan Lake. Tracy Blancke lines the ball up to bring home a strike. The Bowling team practised at the Town and Country Lanes after school i days a week. Concentration The name of the game "Best learn we ever had” Maced gymnastic coach Fred Fricdrichsen. The gymnastic team set 11 records this year. Among them were. Highest score ever 157.75 plus team records on the vault, beam, uneven bars, and the floor exercise. Holding the highest score for their years arc Dawn Quinby, 4 years. Nancy LcWarn, 3 years. Leah Asquith. 2 years, and And McDivot 1 year. Leah Asquith holds the highest score ever recorded by a Rocky gymnast in vaulting. Ann McDivot holds the highest score ever in the floor exercise, uneven bars and the beam. The Girls Bowling team had a season that averaged 2 matches a week and finished off with 4 matches in 6 days. They traveled by van to Sterling and Galesburg. Dixon and Abington. The girls challenged and improved their individual games. We should be better next year” said bowling coach Jim Bract. Girls' Gymnastics Girls' Bowling 6?



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