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HAMMER BARTOSH LUND BEERS
t b 7 ITH the completion of the new 60 by 20 pool, swimming at River Falls has
gained considerable prominence as a minor sport. Many Falls seals have
received valuable aquatic training in the pool where a combination of crawling,
choking, sputtering, and swimming is in progress all at the same time. An innova-
tion in this yearis swimming program was the class meet between the freshmen,
sophomores and juniors. The events were very closely contested, being won by
the sophomores by a 42-39 score.
Hammer, Lund, Bartosh, Klimper, and Beers were the outstanding swimmers
in the meet. They carried the brunt of their class events and came through with
several firsts. Plans are under way for expansion of the swimming program at
River Falls. Next year it is hoped that tank meets can be scheduled with neigh-
boring schools. In the forty yard free style Lund won first place for the second
year class when he swam the distance in the record-breaking time of 263i; seconds.
He was closely followed by Klimper who copped second place for the juniors.
Crowell won third place for the freshmen.
"Bucky" Bartosh gave the second year class first in the forty yard breast stroke
when he beat Thomas and Kreuger who won second and third respectively for
When "Johnny" Hammer swam the twenty yard back stroke in thirteen seconds
the first year class copped first place. Alfonse who won second for the sophomores
was closely followed by Kreuger who ranked third for the frosh.
The sophomores led the field in the eighty yard free style when Bartosh defeated
Hill and Goodwin, freshmen, who gave him a close race.
Displaying true diving form, Lund copped first for the sophomores. Kreuger
and Schlicht kept the freshmen in the running by winning second and third place.
Hammer plunged through the pool to give the frosh first in the plunge. Beers and
Lotz gave the sophomores second and third in this event.
First place in the eighty yard relay went to the first year class, Schlicht,
Sutherland, Krueger, and Hammer carrying of the colors for the class of '31.
However, in the 160 yard relay the sophomores turned the tables on the frosh.
Beers, Bartosh, Lund, and Lotz furnished the punch that enabled the sophomores to
win the event and score a close tank victory over the freshmen.
One Hundred Twenty-Seven
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WILLIAMS THOMAS WANDREY VUCHETICH
TEN N IS
TENNIS is the outstanding minor sport at the River Falls State Teachers
College. After weeks of preliminary practice the season culminates in a sin-
gles and doubles tournament in which both faculty and student players. compete.
uunng Inelast t"i'i yurs 1 eres in e spor as increase. 0 suc an ex en a
both spring and fall tournaments are held. a
After Professor Williams and George Thomas had fought their way through a
field of sixteen entries, the final round of the 1928 season was postponed due to
bad weather. They were, however, given stiff competition from such veteran play-
ers as Fred Wandrey, Frank Vuchetich, Professor May, Professor Prucha, and
In the upper bracket the veteran, Fred Wandrey, was vanquished by George
Thomas 2-1. The match was tensely fought, nearly every game going to deuce.
Wandrey played a cool, heady game. He possesses a fast, cutting service that
he can place almost anywhere in the court with either a backhand or a forehand
stroke. Thomas was a resourceful player, whose "never say die" spirit pulled
many games out of the lire. His hard driving, slashing court game, combined with
his speed and ability to return any volley, made him a hard player to beat.
Professor Williams conquered Frank Vuchetich in straight sets to enter the fm-
als from the lower bracket. Prof. was a tall tangy player. At serving his lighte-
ning fast service was unreturnahle, and when it came to volleying he had no equal
at the net. Vuchetich relied chiefly on his cannon-ball service. His ease in cov-
ering all corners of the court, and his ability to return hard baseline smashes were
all in his favor.
Other disciples of Bill Tilden were Professor May, Professor Prucha, and Mar-
shall Norseng. They all played a good, consistent brand of tennis, and could be
relied upon to give anyone a close battle. The 1928 fall tournament was- the
closest and most thrilling ever held on the local courts. The sixteen contestants
played the game for sheer love of it rather than any hope of reward.
Plans for the 1929 spring tournament are already under way. The courts
have been worked into excellent condition and indications are that entries in both
the couples and singles matches will exceed that of past seasons. Prospects are
also bright of sending a River Falls tennis team to the state tournament held at
Madison this June.
One Hundred Twenty-Six
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BACK Row-HMcLaughlin, Alfonse, Warner, Peterson, Coach Diobold, Case, Kahl, Biss
MIDDLE RoweFarrall, Paulson, Schnur, Freeberg, Claflm, Nyht. Standish, Jensen
FRONT Ronk-"Bud" Mam'on, King, Knerr, Mullendore, Larson, Landis, MacDonald
EVEN veterans answered Coach Dieboldts call for spring baseball practice,
ing the nucleus tor the 1928 baseball nlne at tuver raus. 1116 ned and 'v'v'iuu:
diamond stars were handicapped by poor weather throughout the season, and as a
result they were unable to secure the fielding and batting practice needed to put
them in first class condition for the coming year. However, under the able coaching
of Mr. Diebold the home boys were playing high class ball by the time the season
Led by Captain "Winkiett Claflin, the Falls mound staff was of high class
calibre. ttWinkie" was the possessor of a lightning-fast ball and a sharp breaking
curve. "Lefty" Case was the portsider of the squad, who had a world of stuff and
a tantalizing change of pace. The third pitcher on the staff was Clarence Nyht,
a dependable right hander, who worked as a relief pitcher. Behind the bat Norman
Kahl, a high class receiver, completed the Red and White battery.
There were six infielders on the team. mVicn Knerr and Clayton Peterson held
down the initial sack in veteran style. Coach Diebold,s keystone combination was
the class of the infield. Landis at second base and ttBud" Manion at short were
smooth working fielders who were all over the infield, smothering hard hit liners.
John MacDonald played the hot corner in stellar style, his strong whip cutting
off many legitimate base hits. The utility fielder was Schnur who could play any
inheld post, and do a good job of it.
'The hard-hitting Alfonse played right field while Larson, the slugger de luxe
of the team, patrolled the left garden. In center field was the brilliant fielder,
"Bill" Biss, who was all over the field snaring Hys. Mullendore and Paulson were
other outfielders of tried ability.
Although the lack of practice prevented the Falls attack from functioning in
a smooth manner at the start of the season, they showed great promise as the season
advanced. As a leadeoff' hitter "Bud" Manion was sure to get on base. When
runners were parked on the bases, Larson, Alfonse, and Claflin could be relied upon
to furnish the scoring punch.
Games were played with Carleton, St. Olaf, Macalester, St. Johns, and the
Minnesota Prison team. -
One Hundred Twenty-Eight
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