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JOURNEYING to Superior for a return game with the Yellowjackets, the
Falcons again got the short end of the deal, taking a 40 to 34 defeat. The
Superior lads, scenting a tie for the championship, were not to be denied. Herkal
and Nystrom, the Falcon all-state stars, again played brilliant ball, getting
iifteen and ten points respectively.
Playing one of the best ball games of the season, the Falcons handed the
La Crosse Maroons their only conference defeat by a 34 to 28 score. The feat
was the more remarkable in that the game was played at La Crosse. The offensive
play of I-lerkal, Nystrom, and Cudney was outstandingg however, May and
Wulf shared honors with them by turning in fine defensive performances.
A second half rally which scored thirty-eight points, paved the way for a 53
to 41 victory over the Falcons by Eau Claire. This game closed the career of
Captain Walter Herkal, one of the finest players to ever represent the Falcons on
the hardcourt. He led a courageous lighting Falcon team in a brilliant battle,
but Eau Claire was not to be daunted. Nystrom turned in a marvelous game,
scoring seventeen points which gave him' conference scoring honors for the sea-
son. Cudney played the best game he had played all season, contributing eleven
points to a lost cause. Mert Wulf also turned in a fine performance in the last
game of his career. The whole team showed up well, but Eau Claire was hot
and was not to be defeated.
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S. TORGERSON, SKYBERG, NYSTROM
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NYSTROM and Herkal scored fourteen points each in turning back the
highly touted Northerners. The defensive work of May4was outstanding in
that he stopped many Yellowjacket drives for the basket.
Following the Superior game the Red and White Cagers journeyed to
Menomonie to play Stout. This was a slow, uninteresting game, which the
Falcons won by a 26 to 17 score, The Blue Devils presented a fair defense, but
not much offense. The defense did, however, succeed in holding the high scoring
Falcons way below their average number of points.
After the victory over Stout, the locals met the strong La Crosse squad on
the Falcon court, coming out this time on the short end of a 35 to 34 count.
This game was featured by one of the most unusual freak shots ever seen on a
local basketball court which proved to be the deciding factor in the game. Herkal
and Nystrom again paced the Falcons in scoring, getting twelve and nine points
In the return game with Stout, the Falcons chalked up their third conference
victory, turning in a 37 to 28 win. Coach Lowery used the whole squad in this
game and each one played good ball. Individual scoring honors were taken by
Nystrom, who scored fourteen points.
The Falcons suffered their second conference setback at the hands of the Eau
Claire Zornadoes in a tight game by a 45 to 43 score. Mert Wulf paced the
Falcon attack, garnering sixteen points. However, his loss on fouls with four
minutes remaining, was probably the main reason for the Falcon defeat.
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' Setterquist CCoachD, Lyga, Blaisdell, Fisher
Reichardt, Lansing, Thoeny, Nickerson, Thompson
THE freshman football team was under the direction of Harold Segerstrom,
former Falcon star. As usual the squad was a product of many different types
of coaching, but under his able direction it was molded into a compact unit
which provided excellent opposition to all opponents. Although there were no
individual stars, many men gave promise of filling in the holes in next year's
varsity left by those graduating this season. The frosh played two games with
Red Wiiig Training School, defeating them both times by the score of 18 to 6
and 6 to O. Outside of these two regular games a number of informal scrimmages
were held with the local high school.
The freshman basketball team was one of the best in recent years, It played
a schedule of seven games, winning six and being defeated only by Elmwood
Class "C" Championship team from this district. The "Greenies" opened their
season with a 30 to 22 win over Independence High School. They followed this
by handing the Intramural All-Stars a 24 to 9 defeat. The third game was a
29 to 22 defeat at the hands of Elmwood. The local National Guard provided
the opposition in the fourth game, being turned back 72 to 40 by the frosh.
In a return game with the All-Stars the freshmen were again victorious by a 48
to 36 count. The sixth game was with the Hammond High School, and that
team was given a 46 to 26 defeat. The final game of the season was playedat
Ellsworth against the high school of that city. This resulted in a 29 to 23
victory for the frosh. Besides these regular scheduled games the frosh scrim-
maged the local high school and Elmwood to give these teams practice against
The men who showed promise and should be of valuable help to next year's
varsity are Lansing and Reichardt, centers, Fisher, Nickerson, and Thompson,
forwards, and Lystad, Lyga, and Blaisdell, guards.
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