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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
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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Deiss Peloquin McCollow
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
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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DURING the 193 9-40 school year River Falls has had the largest and rnost successful
intramural program in its history. The success of an intramural program is not
measured by new records in individual or team scoring, but by the number of students
who take part in the sports. The slogan has been of a double nature-Participation For
All-A Sport For Everyone. This theme was carried out under the able guidance of
Clifford Juedes, who took advantage of the rather limited resources in the line of equip-
ment and aroused the interest of a large percentage of the men in the student body.
The program was varied enough to bring into prominence not only physical skills but
also mental skills.
The system of point awarding made it necessary for the men to enter as many
events as possible in order to have a chance to earn an award at the close of the season.
One hundred points were given each participant in any of the events on the program
and additional points were given to each winner as well as to those who ranked high
in the standings in the event. This made it possible for one man to enter all events and
win the high point trophy at the end of the year without ever winning a first.
The program began with the organization of a touch football league in the fall.
Seven teams were organized and a round robin schedule run off. The Gophers, captained
by Orville Grassl, took top honors. The other members of the championship team were
Kuselik, Boles, Van Sickle, Kulbeck, Johnson, Hopkins, Ericson, Dempsey, H. Grassl,
A horseshoe singles tournament occupied the off season between touch football and
basketball seasons. H. Hull replaced last year's champion, "Doc', Schmidt, who contented
himself with second place.
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