Central High School - Red and Black Yearbook (St Louis, MO)

 - Class of 1954

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Athletics FOOTBALL 195 3 The 1953 Football Season saw Central mak- ing its most impressive showing of recent years, and saw several of our players earning the honor of being chosen for the All-District and the All'- Public League teams. In each game our "Redwings" battled until the last second of the clock ran out, but still they were unable to win a game out of the six played in the league, and were only able to tie two. In the first game, our Varsity fought McKin- ley, the 1952 League Champion, to a CO-OD checkmate. A strong Beaumont team defeated Central C14-Oj in the second game, and South- west, the strongest team in the league, passed over Central C34-181 in a gruelling game. Soldan-Blewett fought Central to a C14-145 standstill,, and the Redwing's last two games, though sharply contested, were lost to Cleveland and Roosevelt. i Central's "B" team showed their strength by winning four of ten games, losing only four and tying-the other two. With some of the "B" team moving up to Varsity next year, chances are that we will have a good season. Varsity letters were awarded to Les Bush- mann, Joe Crowe, Wayne Cupp, Bill Clarke, Jim Daugherty, Bob Griner, Ed Gambill, Bill Davis, Elmer King, Gene Knopp, Bob Lukitsch, Art Moser, Bob Panosh, Bill Root, Norman Wanger, Ronald Schnur, Bob Winter and Dave Grewe CManagerj. "B" Team letters were awarded to Ernest Fields, Don Fox, Jim Gambill, Farro Giannola, Leroy Killian, Gerald Lancaster, Don Mason, Mike Moran, Bob Murdock, Alan Polley, Charles Richardson, Fred Ryan, John Smith, Bob Tompkins, George Viviano, Charles Wal- ters, Larry Randazzo, Ray Stiffler, Glynn Miller, Don Svoboda and Tim Montelione. CROSS-COUNTRY 19 5 3 Central's Redwings ran a long way last year and made some good showings. But this year, as in past years, our Cross-Country team was suffering from Central's most dreaded disease, an undermanned team. While most high schools put ten or twenty men on the Held, we had only six. The six, R. Allison, E.Brunk, R. Norvall, J. Rimini, A.Rios and M. Tarpley, all lettered. And they earned their right to those letters by refusing to give up against all odds. Our Redwings were pretty tired by the time the season ended, for they had been able to cap- ture third in the City Meet, seventh in the East Side Invitational and eighth in the State Meet. When one of our boys had an off day and did not take his usual place, we lost many points. Other schools always had somebody to fill in a vacant spot. Central did not have a good season last year, but we had a good team - a team that never forgot it represented Central. SWIMMING 1953-54 In the 1953-1954 Swimming Season, Cen- tral's 'iMermen" captured third place in the City League, and tied for fourth in the State Meet. To show exactly how good our team was in the individual events of the City League, at least one of our men took either first or second place: and then in the stiff competition of the State Meet, we had two Hrst place winners. With all but a few of the boys returning next year, Coach Ray Clilfe has high hopes for just as good if not a better season in 1955. The first two City meets saw Cleveland and Beaumont swimming by our "Tankmen", but Central's swimmers came back in the third meet to defeat Roosevelt C61-265. In the last three meets, the Central' "Mermen" scored continually to overcome Soldan-Blewett C62-143, then Hadley C42-351 and, finally, McKinley Q68- 9l. The two extra meets against St. Louis U. I-Iigh, our "Mermen" won by the scores 41 to 36, and 43 to 34. Those receiving Varsity Letters were: R. Davidson, J. Hogue, C. Morgan, L. Smith, L. Bushman, W. Cupp, H. Bittick, J. Bittick, D. Mana, J. Wolfe, W. Freebersyser, J. Gunn and L. Killian.

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BASEBALL 1953-54 Though the Redwings' season of 1953 does not look impressive from its record, it must be remembered that Coach Bradburn had to rebuild on the remnants of the Championship teams of '50, '51 and '52. Using the remaining regu- lars that he had and working with mid-termers, "Brad" -as he is called by the team-gave every player a chance to gain experience from a high school game, thereby preparing for the sea- sons ahead. Of the fourteen league games played by the Redwings, our team won two while losing twelve. ln the first five games, Central lost to Soldan-Blewett, Roosevelt, Hadley, Cleveland and McKinley. But then the Redwings came back to defeat Beaumont C4 to 35 in a closely contested game. The next two games were lost to Southwest and Roosevelt, only for the team to overwhelm Soldan-Blewett C11 to 21 in a one-sided slugfest. But still, the season ended with Cleveland, Hadley, McKinley, Beaumont and Southwest, winning in that order. In our only State Game, St. Louis University High won by the score of twelve to six. Lettermen for the year were: L. Bushmann, T, Carroll, J. Goudy, D. Kahre, R. Mathews, A, Moser, R. Schnur, E. O'Connor, F. Pisciotta, R. Ritz, W. Root, H. Spink and R. Burling, Manager. TRACK 1953 The 1953 Track Team had a very successful season, winding up in third place in the Inter- scholastic Meet behind Roosevelt and Beaumont. In the District Meet the Juniors took seventh place and the Seniors took eighth place. In the Maplewood Relays, Vernon Reed tied for first place in the pole vault and Max Tarpley took fourth in the mile. The team won most of its dual meets, winning notable victories over Cleveland, McKinley, Southwest and Soldan- Blewett. Joe Crowe was high point man for the Juniors, scoring consistently in the 100, 220 Athletics and broad jump. Brunk scored in the broad jump and 880. Other good performers were Newmann in the low hurdles, Rimini in the 880, Dave Reed in the high jump, Ryan in the shot put, Skelly in the high jump, and Tomp- kins in the 100 and 220. The Seniors also had several real' stars. Vernon Reed usually won the pole vault and broad jump. Max Tarpley usu- ally took the mile and half mile, Harry Lemke scored in the high and low hurdles. In one meet Gary Couch took hrst in the four dashes and second in the high jump. Among the other Senior point winners were Choate in the hurdles, Rios in the 880 and Davidson in the hurdles and pole vault. TENNIS 1953 There can be no mention of Centralws Tennis Team without first speaking of its star and nucleus, Al Holtman. Al, an outstanding stu- dent as well as a great tennis player, has over a period of three years, twenty-One victories without a defeat - this is, of course, in league play. In that time he has captured the State High School Singles Championship three times running. And he still has one more season ahead. Last year he joined Hal McKeever, another fine Central player, in the Country Day Tourn- ament. They were able to pile up enough points to bring back the Tournament Trophy, though they only went as far as the semi-finals. Al' brought the singles cup back also. Unfortunately, Central has its same disease un the Tennis squad. We have a small team that needs more players, especially if we expect to win a couple of league championships. Of course, if you do not think that this sport offers enough challenge, why not go out for the team and find out. lf you expect to be any good you'll have to have strength, balance and perfect timing. Come on out and see if you have the stuff that it takes. Holtman and McKeever were the only letter- men.

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