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

 - Class of 1940

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Deiss Peloquin McCollow BASKETBALL 1939-1940 TRAVELING to Eau Claire, the Falcons again went down to defeat by the Zornadoes 42-36. This game was hotly contested and the first half was wild with the lead changing hands three times. The Zornadoes held a 16-14 lead at the half. The second half opened fast and was a repetition of the Hrst period. Rasmussen, Nelson, and King led the Falcon attack, but the Falcons were unable to overcome the accurate shooting of the Zornadoes and went down to defeat. In a rough and tumble type of game the Red and White were defeated by the Blue Devils of Stout Institute 38-37. The game was nip-and-tuck with little real basketball played by either team. River Falls, due to the accurate eye of Kroeger, led at the half 16-15. The second half was a repetition of the first with the Falcons holding a slight advantage. The powerful Yellowjackets of Superior accounted for the sixth defeat of the coura- geous Falcons by winning a 55-43 decision on the Falcons' floor. Nelson and Kroeger were outstanding for the Falcons by scoring eleven and nine points respectively. The Red and White finally broke into the win column by defeating Stout Institute 58-35. The game was exceptionally fast and rough, but the Falcons had the advantage at every turn and won easily under the leadership of Kroeger and Nelson. In a postponed game at La Crosse the Falcons were again defeated by the Indians 53-43. The game was fast with the Indians having the advantage of greater speed, which accounted for the loss of the final game of the season for the Falcons. Olson Noyes Schmidt

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Palm Rasmussen Schwartz BASKETBALL 1939-1940 HE Oshkosh Teachers of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, were the next victims of the Red and White. The Falcons were hard pressed to win by a narrow margin of 42-3 8. The lead changed hands several times and with but two minutes left to play was tied at 38 all. Successive baskets by hard driving Kroeger and Doc Schmidt accounted for the winning margin. Kroeger with his high score of fourteen and Nelson with his fine defensive play and leadership were the outstanding men on the Red and White. In the last non-conference game of the season the Falcons swamped the Augsburg College team 51-29. All the players on the Falcon team saw action in the game and Clown to the last reserve dominated the play. No one was especially outstanding as different combinations were tried by Coach Lowery in preparation for the coming conference season. The Falcons opened their conference season by losing to Superior Teachers to the tune of 67-35. Superior used ten men with no loss of efficiency and clearly demonstrated why they were considered conference champions. The Yellowjackets jumped off to an early lead and led at half time 30-14. With no let-up after the half they continued to bombard the bucket accurately and at the final gun had a thirty-two-point lead. Nelson garnered twelve points for the Falcons and also played fine defensive ball. The Red and White suffered their second conference defeat at the hands of the Eau Claire Zornadoes 59-45. The game started out fast and close, but in a scoring spurt before the half the Zornacloes built up a comfortable lead of 29-17. The accurate eye of Kroeger and the defensive play of Nelson kept the Falcons in the game, but the Zornmen put on another spurt and at the final gun held a fourteen-point advantage. The third conference defeat was suffered by the Red and Wfhite at the hands of the Indians of La Crosse 53-34. The first half was very slow and ragged, but early in the second half the smaller Indians hit their stride and with an amazing display of speed swamped the Falcons with their fast break. This game marked the appearance of Ken Rasmussen at the center post. He clearly demonstrated his ability as a defensive star and rebound man and showed promise of being a very useful man in future games.



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IIS' N.,-1. I J-- . - 'N Peierson, Peloquin, Nelson, Olson. Gray Treclcer, Kelly, Kroeger, Bartz, Horn, l-loagenson McCollow, Tobler, Froliclc, Bergman, Paulson, l-lagesefh, Kliszcz Hollander, Piacelt, Klucarich, Bario, Noyes, Solberg BASEBALL 1940 GNLY eight members of the 1939 baseball team returned to school this year. They formed the nucleus about which Clifford .Tuedes built his 1940 team. The returning men were Bartz, Gray, Hoagenson, Kroeger, Nelson, Peloquin, Peterson, and Trecker. New men who comprised the rest of the squad were: infielders, Hageseth, Kliszcz, Kelly, McCollow, and Ptacekg outfielders, Noyes and Hollander, catchers, Frolik and Toblerg pitchers, Olson, Horn, Paulson, Berklund, Drehmel, and Solberg. Last year, in the first year of conference play, River Falls took second place. Their record for the season, including non-conference games, was live wins and five defeats. Last year's team was coached by Mert Wulf, who acted as playing coach. This year Clifford Juedes has taken the task of coaching the Falcons. Conference games were scheduled with Eau Claire, Stout, and La Crosse, a home-and- home series to be played with each school. Non-conference games were scheduled with Concordia, St. Thomas, and Minnesota State Prison in order to prepare the Falcons for the conference season. River Falls opened the current season with an impressive 10-3 victory over Concordia College of St. Paul. The Falcons started fast, scoring two runs in the second inning. They added two more in the third, four in the fourth, and two in the eighth. The visitors' tallies came in the seventh and eighth. Highlight of the game was the splendid hurling done by Falcon pitchers, Peloquin and Olson. The former allowed but one hit in the Hrst five innings. Batting honors went to Kelly and Trecker, Falcons' first baseman and left fielder respectively, the former got three hits in Hve times at bat, while the latter got three in four times up. The River Falls nine was in poor form in the second game of the season, being trounced by St. Thomas College of St. Paul 12-1. Four pitchers, Gray, Peloquin, Olson, and Drehmel, worked on the mound for the Falcons. The Tommies were credited with nineteen hits, the majority of them received on ground balls. River Falls was able to get only eight hits off the slants of Maliousky and Wegner, St. Thomas pitchers. In the third game of the season, May 3, the squad lost a close one to Eau Claire 4-3. Peloquin turned in a good performance on the mound. The following day the squad journeyed to Stillwater to meet the strong Minnesota State Prison team. The Falcons came out on the short end of a 7-1 score. Olson turned in a good job of pitching, but River Falls did not seem able to get hits at the crucial time. Hits were rather scattered and as a result they were only able to push across one run.

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