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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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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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ASKETBALL again drew the greatest number of participants. Twelve teams of ten
players each were organized into two leagues. Each league played a round robin
schedule and at the completion of this the top three teams in each league were matched
in a championship tournament, while the bottom three teams in each league were matched
in a consolation tournament. The Grand Champion team was the Bucketeers, captained
by Ed. Jacobson. Other members of the team were Diermeier, Wills, Doornink, Peterson,
Dueholm, O. Grassl, and B. Boettcher.
At the completion of the regular intramural basketball season an open tournament
was held in the same sport. Seven teams entered the straight elimination tourney and
Ed. Jacobson's "P.K." team took the championship in a close game with Dubbe's "Park
Trotters." Other P.K. members were Deetz, Gardner, Wessels, Schroch, Berklund, Demp-
sey, Bergstrom, and Dobberstein.
Bowling held the attention of about forty men during the winter months. Leo
Kelly's "Sparers,' emerged as the winner at the close of the season. Interest in this sport
developed slowly, but at the end of the season many enthusiasts were doing their best
to bowl over the pins.
A swim decathlon in the spring attracted the attention of eight men. Bob Ahlstrom
took top honors with John Schorta not very far behind. Recreational swimming in the
form of splash parties is being planned for the rest of the year. Last year many students
took advantage of this opportunity and a good turnout is expected at the forthcoming
Table tennis singles were run off in the fall with Bob Pla-tte defeating Wayne
Munger for the championship. Fourteen men entered the sport, and interest and compe-
tition were very keen.
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