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Page 65 text:
Top RowiJ. Heusted, B. Russell, S. Opperman, G. Bates, Mr.
Bottom Row---H. Streeter, A. Glazier, L. Smith, J. Honsinger,
The 1937-38 basketball squad consisting almost entirely of vete-
rans of the last year, had bright prospects for a strong team. Although
the season was not a spectacular one, the team played good ball through-
out the season and the orange and black supporters may be justly proud
of their record. The team ended the season with two victories each
over Millington, Mayville and Sebewaing, winning once from Cass City,
while losing to Caro twice, Cass City, Marlette, Fairgrove, Sandusky and
Brown City, each once.
One of the best games of the season was played with Cass City
on Vassar's home floor. The game went into an overtime period with
Vassar finally winning out, 20-19.
The Class C and D District Tournament was held at Vassar on
March 3, 4 and 5. The only Class C game held on Thursday night,
March 3, was between North Branch and Vassar. Although we received
plenty of opposition, we defeated them 29-19.
On Friday, the second night of the tournament, Vassar was paired
with Millington, and Fairgrove with Mayville. Although both games
were close, Vassar and Fairgrove emerged the victors and were sched-
uled to fight it out Saturday night with the tournament at stake.
The game between Vassar and Fairgrove was the outstanding
game of the tournament, with both teams fighting for the lead until the
final whistle blew. The game ended in a deadlock 26-26. In the over-
time period, neither team was able to score, although both came close
several times. Officials decided the game by the honor point method.
Vassar was awarded five points for making the greater number of field
goals, while Fairgrove received three points for making the greater per-
centage of foul shots and four points for having the least number of per-
sonal fouls. Thus Fairgrove was awarded the extra point giving them
the game and the tournament.
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Top Row-W. Reif, J. Hcusted, C. Reif, G. Bates.
Second Row-Mr. Pemberton, M. Stange, S. Opperman, H, Tromb-
ka, W. Freeland, Mr. Wernet.
Third Row-A. Lambert, J. I-Isnsinger, H. Streeter, C. Gunneil,
L. Smith, A. Glazier.
Bottom Row-Earl Bates.
The 1937-38 football season was launched successfully under o.1r
new Coach, Mr. Wernet. The team developed nicely and much credit is
due Mr. Wernet for his fine coaching. The lettermen returning to back-
field positions were Captain Streeter, Smith, Freeland and Honsinger.
Those returning to the line were Opperman and Dafoe. Opperman,
forced to give up most of the season because of a knee operation, re-
turned in time to give a good account of himself in the last two games.
We started the season off by defeating a highly touted Mt. Morris team,
32-13. The next Friday we encountered a heavy Sebewaing team for
our first home appearance, and won a hard-fought game 6-0. We scored
in the third quarter on our favorite play, a pass from Streeter to Dafoe.
The game ended with Sebewaing knocking at our goal line. We received
our first defeat at the hands of Cass City at their field. Although the
game was close for three quarters, we finally lost 27-13. The outstanding
play of the game was Smiths interception of a Cass City pass and 80
yard run for a touchdown.
We took the next three teams in our stride, Marlette, Sandusky,
and Owendale before meeting up with our traditional rival, Caro. The
scores were 13-0, 21-0 and 19-0 rezpectively.
The big game of the season arrived. We played a heavy and
experienced Caro team Nov. 3. Hopes were high, but the Caro power
was too great with the game ending 24-0 in their favor. The ffnal game
of the season resulted in an upset when an inferior Millington team de-
feated an over-confident Vassar team 6-0.
A few final figures show we won 5 games and lost 3. -In league
play we won 3 and lost 3. Although we flnished 4th in the league, we
were in second place two weeks before the finish.
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Top Row-J. Miller, L. Curvin, N. Miihlbach, K. Smith, N.
VandeBunt, M. Seney, J. Titsworth, A- Seymour.
Second Row-Mr. Werent, A. Hunkins, W. Hoover, W. Freeland,
C. Tremonti, A. Glazier, T. Slafter.
Bottom Row-A. Lambert, J.Honsinger, H. Streeter, S. Opper-
man, C. Gunnell, C. Rausch, G. Bates.
The baseball team coached by Edward Wernet played through a
successful season. The squad, that reported for practice late in March
consisted of about thirty-five boys. All of last year's team with the
exception of two were available this year, and with the help of the new
boys the team won their share of the games.
The lettermen from last year's team are Captain Opperman, Free-
land, Hunkins, Lambert, Streeter, Bates, Rausch, Gunnell and Honsinger.
The pitching staff was strong this year consisting of Freeland,
Hunkins and Bates, who also plays in the infield.
The first game of the season was played at Reese, April 14. The
game was close in the first two innings, neither team scoring, but fin-
ally the Vassar boys found their batting eye and drove in thirteen runs.
The game ended thirteen to nothing. Hunkins, our pitcher allowed
Reese only three hits while we collected fifteen.
Sebewaing came to visit us for our first home game and although
we collected seven hits to their three, errors bv the infield resulted in de-
feat. The game ended six to three in their favor.
We next played at Fairgrove and returned home the victors by the
score of nine to two. We were defeated in the next game by Marlette
with a score of six to nothing.
Vassar came through the victors in the Frankenmuth game, which
was played before an exceptionally large crowd, with the score of six
to two. .
Other games played were Caro, May 10, Frankenmuth, May 17,
Cass City, May 20, all of which were played away, and Millington, May
12, and Mayville, May 26, both of which were home games.
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