Weequahic High School - Legend Yearbook (Newark, NJ)

 - Class of 1959

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II ii s k el lia 11 The 1958-1959 basketball season was the most successful in Weequahic’s history. The team went undefeated in City League competition to the crown for the third straight year. In the Essex County Tournament, Montclair upset Weequahic by two points. This team had beaten Weequahic that week by the same two points scored by the same opposition player. Weequahic bounced back in the State Tournament to beat Orange, the Essex County Champs, in a sudden-death overtime thriller. The boys went on to trounce Bloomfield, defending State Champs. Westfield. Union-County Champs, and Bayonne. Section I. Group IV Champs. These victories were decisive. and Weequahic became known as the "Cinderella Team” after having been rated as an underdog in all three contests. In the finals, Weequahic met its match and lost to a great Camden team. In any event, the team holds the honor of being North Jersey Champs, a feat no other Weequahic team has been able to accomplish. There are five senior players on the team who deserve recognition: Steve Berkowitz. although not a starter, supplied spirit and added to our team’s depth. Harvey Glassman. our playmaker, exemplified a fine backcourt man. Harvey’s best game was against St. Benedict’s, when he scored 12 points. Danny Enzer and Jerry Field played an important part in Weequahic's control of the backboards and offensively were a valuable asset. Enzer. the sparkplug of the team, was consistently good on defense and played an outstanding game against Bayonne. Jerry Field. 6’2" forward. had his best game against the Union County Champs. Westfield, where he scored 1 7 points and was the key man in the team’s offense in the first half. The fifth man of the senior players is Gerry Greenspan, our 6'5" center, who this year made All-City, All-County, and Second Team Group IV. All-State. Greenspan used his height to great advantage taking down the greatest percentage of the team’s rebounds. Gerry will be remembered, above all, for his excellent performance in the Orange game when he put in the winning basket. It is said that this year Weequahic was one of the best teams in the state, and so. it must be said: A tribute to Coach Lcs Fein. 107 STEVE BERKOWITZ Forward C

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Baseball MIKE MINTZ Co-Captain The baseball team and Coach "Spike" Schwartz anticipated a good '59 season. This year the team had five senior players which meant much. The most experienced of these seniors was Mike Klein, who twice won All-City honors at first base. Mike merits praise for his pitching as well as his fielding and hitting abilities. Mike Mmtz, the team’s All-City shortstop who batted "400" last season, was always a terror for opposing pitchers. To round out the seniors playing in the infield there is Ed Karlik, our classy third base-man. who acquired an outstanding fielding average that contributed much to the team's success. In the pitching department the team boasts two fine senior pitchers, Al Cohen and Mark Steinberg. Mark started the season with a no hitter against East Side and is the backbone of the pitching squad. Al Cohen, finishing his high school pitching career, hopes to continue his fine record. Cheers for a hard-playing group! MIKE KLEIN Co-Captain 106

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Soccer Coach Joe Nerenberg's Soccer Team of 1958 completed the season with a 9-4 record. But this does not tell the full story. In City League competition Weequahic lost only one game, and that to West Side. Due to the team's fine record, the boys were invited to play in the state tournament. In the first round, the boys were eliminated by a fine Kearny team which eventually won the state tournament. At the end of this season, three of Weequahic's top senior men, who had been playing for three years, were recognized in the all-county and all-state selections. Gil Wilson, halfback, received honorable mention All-County and All-State. He was elected co-captain together with Barry Green, a fleet veteran. Allan Cohen, fullback, won honorable mention All-County, for he saved many a game with his fine defensive work. Oleh Dutkewych. a newcomer to our school, added some valuable goals at the right moments to earn himself a place on the second team All-County, and honorable mention All-State. Playing in the halfback position, both Al Kurtz and Mike Brown contributed valuably to the team's play. Larry Weitzner and Bob Smorodin. both three year veterans, were valuable assets to the team. On offense. Bobby Gold. Elliot Urdang and Jerry Kaufman provided a strong second line; on defense. Howie Mandelbaum, fullback, and Bob Gabriner. goalie, contributed to the tight defense. Arthur Hodes, manager for three seasons, helped to boost the team's spirit. BARRY GREEN Co-Captain BOBBY MACK Co-Captain Cron-Country This year under the guidance of Coach Meyer "Spike" Schwartz, the Weequahic Cross-Country Team had its most successful season. The squad finished first in the City, second in the County, and fourth in the State. And it had its second straight undefeated season to make twenty-three consecutive dual meet victories. The team was paced by co-captains Bob Mack and Frank Howard. This year Mack successfully defended his City-County and State cross country titles for which he holds the records. Frank Howard, in his third year of competition, was a valuable point winner all during the season, and finished twenty-fifth in the state. FRANK HOWARD Co-Captain 108

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