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Page 49 text:
"Plenty of pep" was generated by the Blue Drag-
ons this year by the several changes made in the
club. New rulings made it possible for any sopho-
more to join and to wear a cap that was adopted
for the sophomore section alone. The old members
are to vote at the end of the year on the eligibility
of the sophomores to join the junior and senior sec-
tion. Sophomores will be judged on merit alone.
Those wearing the uniform consist of the juniors
and seniors that had returned.
June Limbocker, sophomore, Ward Haylett, jun-
ior, and Mary Beth Walker, senior, were elected by
the student body as our cheerleaders for the foot-
ball and basketball seasons.
The oflicers heading the sixty-seven members and
as elected by the club were Dorothy Ratliff, presi-
dent, Dorothy Drake, vice-president, Charlene Spel-
The climax of the year's work was the banquet in
honor of the M. H. S. basketball squad. One hun-
dred and fifty-eight guests were present at the ban-
quet, held Monday, March 6.
Girls Intramurals were sponsored by Miss Opal
Gaddie, and many sports were enjoyed by the girls
who participated in them. The sports that were
played during their alloted season were: fall and
spring tennis, fall and spring softball, volley ball,
basketball, and shuffle board.
After signing up for intramurals, the girls were
divided into five teams, Yanks, Cubs, Phantoms, M.
H. S. All Stars, and Sluggers. For basketball only,
another team was organized.
Fall tennis singles were won by Shirley Marlow,
and fall tennis doubles were won by Shirley Marlow,
and Marjorie Goldstein. Fall softball championship
was won by the Sluggers, and the volley ball cham-
pionship was won by the Yanks. Spring tennis,
spring softball and shuffle board haven't terminated
Members of the Yanks are: Iva Fenton, Jean
Smith, Beatrice Bamber, Mary Wheeler, Lenora
Tucker, Shirley Gessell, Margaret Avers, and Grace
Members of the Cubs are: Dorothy Ratliff, Bar-
bara Bower, Gladys West, Maude York, Catherine
Nabours, Katherine Martin, Julia Doryland, Jean
Hosier, Ellarose Hollis, Fayetta McGinty, Irene
Ward, Hilda Layman, Winifred Travis.
Members of the Phantoms are: Marjorie Goldstein,
Dorothy McIntyre, Betty Madden, Winifred Soder-
berg, Rena Bottger, Marlene Spelman, Betty Larson,
Donna Coon, Rosemary Gilman.
Members of the M. H. S. All Stars are: Kather-
ine Jolley, Katherine Kramer, Virginia Saathoif,
June Bell, Ona Scritchfield, Maurine Pence, Eva
White, Anna Roberts, Zelda Anderson, Frances
Platt, Patsy Lolley, Lorine Nixon, Anita King, Anna
Members of the Sluggers are: Thelma Bottger,
Eleanor Blockolsky, Maxine Good, Betty Teeter
Peggy Pearce, Goldie Spears, Frances Boles, Mona
Nelson, Margaret Gates, Hattie Woods, Pauline Se-
crest, Margaret Dunn.
Sixty girls are playing shuille board. The girls
and their partners are Gilman-Reboulg Nelson-Se-
crestg Kistleman-Lewisg Brown-Donhamg Gates-T.
Bottger, McKeeman-Drakeg Sullivan-Bamberg Lol-
ley-Tuckerg Coon-Domenyg Boles-Johnson, Spelman-
Scritchfieldg Martin-Gessellg Summers-Mack, Krey-
McQueeng Fenton-Dorylandg Hollis-Larson, Bell-
Teeter, Pence-Soderbergg Gemmell-Hoover, West-
Hosierg Ward - Crevistong Lancaster - Flemming:
Winkler-Bairdg Hanson-Hanson, Limbocl:er-Ellis-
ton 3 Wheeler-Poppenhouseg Madden-McIntyre g
Spears-Fairbanks, York-R. Bottger, and Saathoff-
Page 48 text:
A Successful Basketball Season
Basketball lettermen returning for the 1938-39
season included Don Kastner, Bob Gahagen and Den-
zil Bergman, Coach Prentup built with these boys
and se-veral reserve lettermen a fighting team that
was victorious in nine out of ninteen games.
Manhattan started the season right by winning
three of their first five games. The first game of
the year was a thriller staged at Clay Center, De-
cembtr 163 as the closing seconds ticked away, Pri-
deaux swished a long shot from the center of the
court giving us a 21 to 20 victory. During the
next two weeks the Blues dropped both games of an
exchange with Abileneg losing the first game on
the home court 25 to 28, and the other at Abilene
27 to 30. Manhattan made a successful week-end
trip to Nebraska defeating Wymore Friday night
January 6, 45 to 333 Beatrice Saturday night by
the score of 29 to 13.
The MHS squal played their first conference game
the next week on the home court, bowing to Law-
rence, 22 to 315 but the following week the Blues
defeated Junction City on their rival's court, 27 to
18. Hard luck set in and Manhattan lost the next
three in a row, the first on January 20, to Ottawa,
13 to 185 then to Topeka, 16 to 27, and finally drop-
ping the third to Emporia, 23 to 27. Fighting mad
over their three conference losses, the Blues came
back to beat Junction City, February 4, 19 to 18,
and Clay Center the next week, 37 to 35. Again
Manhattan weakened and dropped a game to Law-
rence in a hard-fought battle which ended 17 to 19.
The Blues came back to down Ottawa, February 24,
for their only conference victory by the score of 24
to 19, but Emporia and Topeka proved too strong
for the Jr. Wildcats, and won by the scores of 26
to 30, and 27 to 37, respectively.
Manhattan looked good in their first two games of
the regional tournament at Clay Center, winning
from Beloit, 33 to 27, and Concordia, 28 to 185 their
luck didn't last, however, and Clay Center, who had
previously been beaten twice by the Blues, won the
final game by the score of 24 to 28.
Prideaux was the individual high scorer for the
.season with the average of 7.58 for 17 games, he
made a total of 120 points.
This year's first string was composed of Jim Pri-
deaux, Bob Gahagen, Don Kastner, Neal Hugos,
Denzil Bergman, Elmer Lutz, Dick Doryland, Bob
Kendall, Howard Hamlin, and Bob Nelson, the sec-
ond team included Bill Adams, Paul Cibolski, Phil
Charlton, Earl Maholand, Charles Holtz, Harold
Smith, Dale Ham, Pat Farrell, Ken Oberg, Bill
Payne, and Earl Miller. Assistant coach Bruce
Smith who had charge of the second string developed
some promising material: the future stars that were
on the second string included Phil Charlton, James
Smith, Robert Wells, Bill Wickers, Harold Hunt,
Clyde Rodkey, Arthur Lewis, Warren Taylor, Henry
Chapman, Richard Lund, Herbert Ford, J. B. Wol-
berg, Wayne Oberhelman, Robert Toburen, Warren
Toburen, Robert Finn, Wendall Obenland, Marshall
Walker, Bill Faubion, Charles Hoffman, Donald Mal-
lon, and Franklin Scofield.
Prospects for next year's team are not dim be--
cause of boys like Nelson, Hamlin, Kendall, Oberg,
and Payne who will probably be the main-stays dur--
ing next year's basketball season.
The Boys' Intramural Association was organized
a few years ago to give the boys who don't go out
for varsity teams a chance to take part in various
sports. Mr. Mordy, American history teacher, spon-
sors this movement: Elmer Lutz was elected presi-
dent of the intramural association this year and
Donald Willis, secretary. Sports included in the as-
sociation's functions are: touch football, basketball,
basketball free throw, baseball, horseshoes, and
Intramural touch football brought out 76 boys who
were divided into two leagues and several teams.
The Bachelors won in the National League, the Ind-
ians, the American Leagueg the play-off game be-
tween these two teams for the championship proved
the Bachelors to be superior. The members of the
Bachelors team were Paul Jorgenson, Ken Oberg,
Roy Jones, Lawrence Funk, Clifford Jenson, Leon-
ard Clark, Philip Van Winkle, Perry Peine, Bob
Keith, Ward Haylett, Elmer Lutz, Lawrence Math-
ews, Bu1'ton Scofield, Fred Huber, Howard Tea-
garden, Harold Suboterg the members of the Indians
team were James Foster, Don Ross, Dan Muller,
Norman Neimeier, James Mall, Charles Burson,
Dale Ham, Phil Charlton, James Scott, Bill Grifiing,
Continued on page 48
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Track with eight points. Lake got fifth in the half mile,
The Blues track squad jumped into a rather heavy
season with ten meets on the schedule this year. Don
Kastner was elected captain. Don started in his
sophomore year by running the 220 yard dash in
less than 22 seconds and being a consistant point
winner throughout the season. In his junior year
due to injury he was out practically all of the sea-
The season opened with Manhattan dropping their
first dual to Junction City 52 to 82. The teams were
very evenly matched in the track events, but the
Blues lost in the field. Kastner won the 220 yard
dash but dropped a close race to Sullinger in the
100 yard dash. Johns and Keith won their respec-
tive races, the 880 yard run and the 220 low hurdles.
Grandfield and Kendall took the 4401 yard dash and
the pole vault. Manhattan won one of the three re-
lays, the medley.
Following the Junction meet a small group went
to the Sterling Relays. Johns set a new record in
the medley relay Manhattan started out well and in
the half mile 2:04.'. The old record was 2:0i7.2. In
all probability would have shatered the present rec-
ord of 3:37.5 if a small boy had not run into the
anchor man and caused him to break stride and lose
valuable seconds. The boys who ran in the relay
were Kastner,'220 yards, Keith, 100 yards, Grand-
field, 440 yards, and Lake the 880 yard run.
In the Salina invitation Kastner got second in the
100 and 220 yard dashg Grandfield, third in the 4-410
yard dash gJohns, first in the half mileg Payne
fourth in the high jump and the third in the med-
ley relay. The showing was good under keen comp-
We had two duals, Onaga and Clay Center. The
Blues beat Onaga bad and lost a close one to Clay
76 to 64. In the Onaga meet we won all the track
events but the high hurdles, the mile run, and the
half mile relay. Winning in the field events the
meet was rather one sided. With Clay Center the
Blues won all the track events except the mile run
and the half mile relay. The men from Clay cleared
the field events to get the winning points.
Nine members of the track team went to Law-
rence to enter the K. U. relays. The boys returned
earning one pointy Kastner pulled a fourth in the
100 yard dash for two pointsg and the medley re-
lay fKastner, Keith, Fenton and Johnsj won for
The boys had a big day at the Emporia invitation
getting second behind Emporia's first. Capt. Don
Kastner had a busy day winning the 100, 220 and
440 yard dashes. Kendall got first in the pole vault
and Johns a first in the half mile. The Blues placed
all relay teams: the mile got first, the medley sec-
ond, and the half mile fourth. Keith got second in
the low hurdles.
Three meets are scheduled for the end of the sea-
son. The league meet at Emporia, the Regional
here at Manhattan and those who have qualified for
the State meet will travel to Topeka at the end of
the school year.
Continued from page 46
and Ray Zabel.
The basketball season was fairly successful with
65 boys participating. The Giants won in the Amer-
ican league, and Standard Oil won the National
league g the latter defeated the Giants in the champ-
ionship gameg the champions played the faculty
being nosed out in a third overtime period. The
members of the Giants team were Jr. Lovell, Jimmy
Blazing, James Foster, Robert Marshall, Gabe Sel-
lers, Perry Peine, Elton Catt, Dunae Caldwellg play-
ers on the Standard Oil team included Roy Jones,
Archie Wolfing, Lawrence Funk, Hall Milliard,
Leonard Clark, Clifford Jenson, Don Groesbeck.
Dale Knight won the free throw contest for his
second consecutive victory in this sport. Competing
in a field of about sixty boys. Ignacia Silva won
second, with third place winner Bob Charlton close
At the date of publication of the Senior M comp-
etition in baseball, tennis, and horseshoes was not
completedg the final results were not available, but
there were 96 boys out for baseball, 17 boys out for
tennis, and 14 boys out for horseshoes.
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