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  • Home | Recent Looks Back | Looking Back at Waseca Sports History - 11/21/11 - 11/27/11

    Looking Back at Waseca Sports History - 11/21/11 - 11/27/11

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    1936/ Cage Squad to Open against New Richland; 1961/ Bluejays to Open Cage Season Friday at Fairbault High; Central Awards 21 Grid Letters; Ramseth Paces U Bombers to 12-6 Victory Friday; 1986/ Hayes makes elite volleyball team; Seven Bluejays selected to All-Conference Football Team; Bluejay MVPs; Bluejay Grapplers.

    1936/ Cage Squad to Open against New Richland; Maidl and Wynnemer Head What Promises to Be Waseca's Most Brilliant Team

        Waseca will will open its 1936-37 basketball season against New Richland on the local floor Monday, November 3. They have a new coach, Alchon Lucas, and the style of the Dairylanders' play this season will probably be that employed by Mankato Teachers' College of which Lucas is an alumnus.
        Coach Lee Krough has a wealth of material at the local school this year. This should be Waseca's year and the team promises to be one of the most brilliant since Waseca held the state championship in 1918. Seven veterans along with a score of promising new men from last year's second team are making strong bids for first squad positions.
        Heading the letter winners are co-captains Glenn Maidl and Bob Wynnemer. Maidl is a forward and Wynnemer a guard. Sam Boruff, a reserve forward last year is likely to get the other forward berth. Clifford Gehring, huge six foot four inch center, seems to be the most promising candidate for the pivot position. Krough has not picked any definite guards as yet.
        - 75 years ago, November 25, 1936, Waseca Journal

    1961/ Bluejays to Open Cage Season Friday at Fairbault High

        Coach Manny Beckmann, will unveil his 1961-62 Central Bluejay cagers in a non-conference opener at Faribault Friday evening...
        Beckmann, in entering his fifth year as head coach at Central, has not lost to a team from Faribault during that time. In all, his teams have defeated the Falcons of the Big Nine 10 straight times...
        Waseca appears to be headed for a rough season compared to running up a 13-7 overall mark last year. Only two returning lettermen are on the club along with two freshmen.
        Beckmann took his club to Albert Lea Friday night for a scrimmage and came back holding this tongue in his cheek. "We looked bad," he said. "They had the advantage on both boards with their height. About the only boys who did look good were Steve Wolf and Bruce Kugath. Wolf especially did a good job and has won a starting job at one of the forward spots," Beckmann commented.
        At this time it appears the Jays will line up like this against Fairbault. At the other forward along will be either Gary Draheim or Dennis Cole. Draheim is a 6-0 junior while Cole is a 5-11 sophomore.
        Dean Youngberg, one of the two lettermen back, will open at center. He is a 6-0 senior. At the guards will probably be Craig Manke and Kugath.
        Craig Spry, the only other letter winner, is still out of action due to running a temperature and it's doubtful he'll see much action if any, against the Falcons.
        - 50 years ago, November 22, 1961, Waseca Journal

    1961/ Central Awards 21 Grid Letters; Draheim Tops Scoring With 25 Points

        Twenty-one members of the Waseca Bluejays football squad were awarded letters for the past season. Of the group, 11 were seniors, six were juniors and four were sophomores.
        Also awarded letters were Jerry Fleming and Tom Sommerstad, managers.
        The seniors were: Larry Anderson, Larry Lutgens, Doug Miller, Dan Murphy, Marshall Olson, Dennis Quickstead, Dennis Schuller, Craig Spry, co-captain, Karl Standke, Don Sutter and Dean Youngberg.
        Juniors: Dennis Allen, Gary Broughton, Gary Draheim, Myron Kamrath, Bruce Kugath and Jim Murphy.
        Sophomores: Jim Curran, Bob Klinger, Mike Muedeking and Gerald Roemhildt.
        Four other members of the team completed the season but did not qualify for letters. They were: Gary Brecke, Eldar Krueger, Larry Torgerson, seniors; and Paul Swenson, sophomore.
        The Bluejays had one of their worst seasons in history this past fall, finishing with an 0-8 record...
        Leading scorer for the Jays was Gary Draheim with 25 points on four TDs and one conversion. Other scoring came from Dean Youngberg with 14 points, Spry with 13 and Kugath with 12.
        - 50 years ago, November 22, 1961, Waseca Journal

    1961/ Ramseth Paces U Bombers to 12-6 Victory Friday

        The grandson of a former Wasecan minister, sparkled Saturday as he directed his Bomber squad to a 12-6 win over the freshman unit at the University of Minnesota.
        Paul Ramseth, grandson of the late Rev. Iver Ramseth, scored both touchdowns for the winners on runs of 16 and 6 yards.
        Paul is a sophomore quarterback and his home is at Redwood Falls.
        Playing with the freshman unit was Jerry Cawley, a star for Coach Don Larsen's Waseca Bluejays last season. Cawley was an all-stater at that time and is a guard on the freshman team.
        - 50 years ago, November 22, 1961, Waseca Journal

    1986/ Hayes makes elite volleyball team

        Bluejay Julie Hayes was selected to the South Central All-Conference Volleyball Team.
        Julie was one of the Bluejays' co-captains, a second-year letter winner, County News All-Area selection, a leading setter and leading passer for the Bluejays this season.
        She had a 92 percent average for setting the ball up and an 82 percent average in passing.
        "Julie is very deserving of the honor," coach Karen Simmons said. "She did a super job for us the season. She was the best hustler on our team and was our quarterback."
        - 25 years ago, November 25, 1986, Waseca County News

    1986/ Seven Bluejays selected to All-Conference Football Team

        Seven Bluejays made the South Central All-Conference Football Team selected by the coaches, however a coach does not vote for his own players.
        Making the offensive team were: Chris Fuchs and Andy Rieck on the offensive line with Trent Clausen winning honorable mention honors.
        Greg Vilt was selected to the offensive backfield.
        Kipp Johnson made the defensive line with Doug Tramp being selected on the defensive backfield. Monte Dufault was honorable mention in the defensive backfield.
        - 25 years ago, November 25, 1986, Waseca County News

    1986/ Bluejay MVPs 

        The most valuable players were announced at the fall sports banquet last week. [They were] Lucas Miller, football; Julie Hayes, volleyball; Jenny Tobin, swimming; Phoebe Ring, tennis; Charlie Haag, boys cross country; and Mici O'Grady, girls cross country. [Photo caption]
        - 25 years ago, November 25, 1986, Waseca County News

    1986/ Bluejay Grapplers

        Bluejay wrestling is on the upswing having won the South Central Conference the past three years and coach Gary Meurer thinks his team has another shot at it this season.
        "We have nine lettermen returning, but lost some good people and we have some big shoes to fill," he said...
        Waseca high school letter winners who will be leading the wrestling team this season are... Shawn Murphy, Blaine Root, Jason O'Brien, Jason Borglum, John Hayes, Todd Breck, Kipp Johnson and Mike Gehloff. [Photo caption]
        - 25 years ago, November 25, 1986, Waseca County News

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