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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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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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Thompson OH Wills Deefz
All Star Intramural Basketball Team
HE table tennis doubles attracted the attention of thirty-eight men. Orville Thomp-
son and Dewey Paulson defeated the Junkman-Enloe team for the championship.
Seventy men entered the volleyball meet and seven teams were organized. The North
Siders, captained by Marcel Nelson, emerged as winners with Bob Platte's Bachelors a
close second. This is a sport which is gathering a larger following every year and which
promises to be a favorite next year.
The mental giants had a chance to show their skill in the checker tournament.
Mervin Gilberts won first place in the field of thirty-two contestants with Drehmel
One hundred and five men entered the softball league and nine teams were chosen.
Play began in the third week of April and will continue through the third week of
May. The games are being run off in a backdoor tournament. This gives a team a chance
to win the championship even though it may lose one game. Interest is high and all
participants are really enjoying the sport.
A track decathlon will close the intramural season for the year. Already thirty men
have signed up and a total of forty is expected before the time limit expires. Each man
will compete in each one of the ten following events: the fifty, one-hundred, two-hun-
dred-twenty yard dashes, shot put, broad jump, high jump, discus, hop-step-and-jump,
push-ups, and baseball throw for distance and accuracy.
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