Wisconsin State Teachers College - Meletean Yearbook (River Falls, WI)

 - Class of 1937

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BASKETBALL 1 93 7 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. I ASSISTANT COACH SETTERQUIST . 51461

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,aff eff-ev aww fuffvffffv . . ff S. TORGERSON, SKYBERG, NYSTROM BASKETBALL 1 9 3 7 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 respectively. ' 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. L1451



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2 ' Setterquist CCoachD, Lyga, Blaisdell, Fisher Reichardt, Lansing, Thoeny, Nickerson, Thompson ERESHMAN ATHLETICS 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 outside opposition. 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. W . law? It M

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