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..-6IL.TEHNIAL EDITION (Hews, Mt. Pulaski, 111.) THURSDAY, ]ULY IS, INI BOASTED OUTSTANDING HES DOWN THRU YEARS Pulaski Township High boasted of some fine the past 30 years, some Compiling oustanding not only for Mount Pu- for the schools they the coaches within our Who were outstanding at other schools, we the following: who was the early 30's, did more than anyone to Pulaski high on a brought them state- that led to a Sweet Sixteeen. a newly-graduated the University of Ill- here in 1930, winning championship from following year Mt. their two games to 1932 they split with In 1933 a winning OVer Lincoln really got lasted for 10 years loss in that period. participating in Stanley, Halberg, and Yates. goes the credit for Hilltoppers on a Schedule which in- Big 12 teams, or much larger schools, all county corn- tad not entering Logan The school's Big 12 competition winning a big their games. went from here to of the Big 12. Woody, who was a fine baseball player and played in the Three-Eye League for a while, gave Mount Pulaski high its finest baseball teams. They won the county championshiP four straight years and placed high in district and sectional play. Frank Jones followed Woods and was here a couple of years. James Moore then came into the picture for a couple of years then went to Hartsburg-Emdem Loren Dittus, an alumnus, who graduated from Western, where he had starred in both basket- ball and baseball, and had coach- ed successfully at Beason, took over for three years, but stepped up to a finer position as baseball coach at Eisenhower high school in Decatur. He is now athletic director at Decatur High. Harry Manes, another alumnus and graduate of Western, who had coached Elkhart to some fine teams, came to his alma mater in 1957, and resigned at the end of the 1960 seasoru Jim Koch of Odin took over in the fall of 1960 with Don Oisen as assistant coach. One coach at Mount Pulaski high never coached a single game for the local school. He was Clem Thompson of Mount Sterl- ing, who after being hired, signed before school openoa, it was then that Vergil Fletcher be" came the new coach. Other coaches that preceded Dertinger in 1931, were: Ken Con- rey, Earl Beebe. TllVlZS-NEWS GAVE BROWS OF BASKETBKLL IN 1933 (March 16, 19) Basketball fans will want to ML Pulaski basketball fans preserve this record of cage gain- who lacked the necessary capi- es played with the Lincoln Rail- tal, means of transportation or splitters, their greatest rival were unable to get to Lincoln down thru the years. Saturday night for the district finals, took advantage of the next best bet and spent the even- ing at the local gym listening to a play by play telephone broad- of the game. The Times-News with the as- of Kenneth Stoll and Joe mechanical experts, who handled the receiving end and the amplification, were respons- ible for this new feature in giv- ing fans an additional bit of service on the district finals. Loren Harper, a former Spring- field radio station announcer, did the preliminary garnishing of the broadcast and filled in the time outs and at the quart- ers and the half with the nice kind of things that one expects to hear over the air. OTHER BRO00TS OF GAMES DURING DEPRESSING '30's The Times-News in cooperation with Kenneth Stoll, conducted a number of broadcasts of Hilltop out of town games that were of more than ordinary importance In the early 30's. The Canton - Mount Pulaski game was broadcast from Can- ton with a play by play account given by the publisher, H. J. Wible. The reception here was at the high school, where Kenneth Stoll had improvised a receiving set that brought the game to the fans assembled in the gym. The finals of the Pontiac tour- ney were broadcast back in the Schroth-Wagner era, the Pulas- kians whipping all opposition easily until they had worn them- selves out for the final game and Elgin defeated them badly. Sectional games were broad- cast from Decatur one year. A Ill., a school that a district winner in Decatur Respects Won the district the first of Went on to win a reg Cal00er ,.a00e a sectional to go to was then employed Teams In 1933 on another step up a fine showing there. (Feb. 2, 1933)  hOlph Stanley This is what the Decatur Re- r-StanleY,had Who followed view has to say about Mt. Pulas- most fabulous ki's veteran team of hoopsters: the 'h .anY coach here. He "nown in Mt Pulaski, a town special soundproof booth was It ; Ln 1935, and with the , me 1 445 "inhabitants, is a made with a glass front and just y-,,m that u,.  , " enough room for Bob Aitchison .,.L had been built ....... h;ch all Logan county m ru Pla " tcu,, .... this and the publisher to squeeze in.  Ymg stronger corn- ,, .... a -f and rightly so, for _ -' won . v ...... , " 1 Li , the 1936 sectional t Pulaski township high schooJ This booth was set on the floor --"m ...... ra at one end of the Decatur gym Ih  at  to enter the Sweet flv has built up qmte a reco M,- nampmgn. The team .,., ...... n aainst a long list with telephone connections into al a, - " rLm team won the i of strona opponents, the booth, and a play by play ac- 1 . aln the next year, but , " ..... easons for the count given the folks back home. nst " fie " 'une o m That was before the radio setup Splng Id m the . -- ^no,ed by ML ollo _ uyiorVllle ...... "^ch George en- L  .._ e went to T .... "'" great succes c j  - -- was giving that kind of coverage. ng . ruiasKx LS '' . The Times-News even broad- ta year and while ..... i.. of Ilhnois _ ,an n unbroken record SagruateUwnV:cae there in 1929. cast some games from the Lin- d  xt-nto the state tourn- rne omer .......... .,,, is a list of vet- coin gym for folks at home who Yam, thru it to win the couldn't make the trip or could lt not get into the crowded gym. :o yep---those were the days of basketball hysteria in Mount Pu- Col - & STAHL MOU.NT PULASKI - UNCOLN CAGE RECORD COMPILED FROM 1925-1960 From 1926 through 1939 Mount Pulaski high teams had a big edge on the county seat team, winning 21 while losing only 8. In that period Mount Pulaski won 9 straight games under Dertinger and Stanley. Since that time the games were about even until 1956, the locals having won but one game. Coach Carroll Wood wound up his career here with four consecutive wins over Lincoln. The biggest upset of recent years was when the Hilltopppers defeated Lincoln's finest team in 1951 by a 47-45 score on the local court. The Times-News issued a special edition that night, Be. lieve It Or Not. 1925 Mount Pulaski 29; Lincoln 20 1926 Lincoln 15; Mount Pulaski 13 Mount Pulaski 16, Lincoln 14 ---Conrey, Coach 1927 Mount Pulaski 29; Lincoln 28 (County Tournament) Mount Pulaski 21; Lincoln 16 1928 Mount Pulaski 21; Lincoln 18 1929 Lincoln 33; Mount Pulaski 11 Lincoln 25; Mount Pulaski 14  District Tournament) ---47.onrey, Coach 1950 Lincoln 24, Mount Pulaski 23 Mount Pulaski 18; Lincoln 16 (District Tournament) --Derringer, Coach 1931 Lincoln 34; Mount Pulaski 17 Lincoln 18; Mount Pulaski 16 (District Championship) 1932 Mount Pulaski 33; Lincoln 31 (Double Overtime) Lincoln 24; Mount Pulaski 22 (District Championship) 1933 Mount Pulaski 27; Lincoln 20 1934 Mount Pulaski 24; Lincoln 16 Mount Pulaski 37; Lincoln 17 (District Championship) --Derringer, Coach Mount Pulaski 25; Lincoln 21 Mount Pulaski 22; Lincoln 14 Mount Pulaski 28; Lincoln 18 (Regional Championship) Mount Pulaski 32; Lincoln 17 (Sectional Championship) Lincoln 52; Mount Pulaski 34 1951 Mount Pulaski 47; Lincoln 45 Lincoln 59; Mount Pulaski 49 1952 Mount Pulaski 42; Lincoln 32 Lincoln 57; Mount Pulaski 55 --Jones, Coach 1953 Mount Pulaski 58; Lincoln 54 1954 Lincoln 41; Mount Pulaski 33 Lincoln 77; Mount Pulaski 61 --Moore, Coach 1955 Lincoln 54; Mount Pulaski 47 1956 Mount Pulaski 51; Lincoln 67 Regional Finals, Mount Pul- aski 42; Lincoln 49 1957 Mount Pulaski 56; Lincoln 54 Regional Finals, Mount Pu- laski 72; Lincoln 75 1958 Mount Pulaski 53; Lincoln 66 Regional, Mount Pulaski 56; Lincoln 69 1959 Mount Pulaski 48; Lincoln 50 Regional, Mount Pulaski 58; Lincoln 72 1960 Mount Pulaski 42; Lincoln 63 Lincaln Wins First Since 1931 (lm 9, 1941) History was made hero Tues- day night when for the first time since 1931, a Lincoln high school basketball team defeated a Hill- top squad, on the local court, winning by the decisive margin of 43 to 27. : The last Lincoln victory here in 1931, was a two to one score of 34 to 17, with such high school stars as Froschauer and Dehner, carrying Lincoln's torch that If ancient history is at all con. ling it will be recalled that in 1937 the Hilltoppers, coached by Dolph Stanley, rolled up a score of 54 to 16 against a weak Lin- coln team. The sportsmanship of : Coach Anderson deserves a bit of praise for he took his star player, Schweikert out at the start of the last period and lat- er on substituted freely. Such was not the case in 1937 when the entire local first string was left in until the final seconds. The two Hahn boys, Darrald Staley, Harry Martin and Sack Zimmermann, formed the reg. xp of the State. Later, eran basketball players, all of nto semi-bigtime by them juniors and seniors. Mount Pulaski 53; Lincoln 14 ulars that year. ' Coaching duties at "Byron Blout, playing his Mount Pulaski 38; Lincoln 18 ge ia Wisconsin. His fourth year on the squad, is one e were conference of the best prep players in this and he grew in bas- part of the state. Standing 6 foot e. Later, he became 1 inch, this boY has established eetor at Drake Un- himself as a basket shooter of HISTORY (Regional Championship) MOUNT PULASKI WINS --Stanley, Coach TRACK HONOIL AT MEET 1958 Lincoln 22; Mount Pulaski 21 (May 19o 1932) Mount Pulaski 38; Lincoln 32 A large number from here at- a ,/, e retired to private repute. He weighs some 175 lbs. (Regional Championship) tended the county track meet at -"  and uses this weight to good ad- LOCAL  Halberg, Coach Atlanta last Saturday, where W; en took up coaching (Oct. 6, 1932) . " at Rockford. vantage. He teams with either 1959 they witnessed six new records   ,, .. Roy Beckers, another senior, .or Old.timers,here,. remenerntnhe Mount Pulaski 34; Lincoln 30 in speed events. Mount Pulaski 38; Lincoln 32 Byron Blout of this city; show- 7 lt=" r nme . Anderson a junior, wno tmous commnauon o a Iulu t , _ lk - oerg then came on as "" i. ..... th e .auad for three ad Stahl, whenever baseball of Lincoln was champion of the ed a clean pair of heels to the en- _tl , and was here for two "' " ........... the past is brought to ight. Big 12 this year. tire field in the mile race, run- l econd "ear the- de se,aons. . ....... ick Zim- "Jake" Stahl, as he was familiar- 1940 ning it in the fast time of 4:52, .oln two"   " At cenrer Is ereuc- also I known, was a product of Elk Lincoln 23; Mount Pulaski 21 breaking the old record of 5:15. ^_'. coln wo- ,ho m, o x.t . a , - ......... r this hart and caught many games 1941 Other point winners from here r ] _ ce and that was ---rm-nn a tall boy who is Y ashi.'p. Halber, went to wanmng up n p Pnse Zim- [or the local team. He made a Mount Pulaski 43; Lincoln 27 were: Anderson, 3rd in the pole - high in S rin field and une. A rower oil u,,- ' "but- vinderful record at the Univer- Mount Pulaski 43; Lincoln 19 vault; Connelly won first in the - a nUmborP f__ , , ,,,'^ mermannr el haSto mef late conTlnI,, "'" o gity of Illinois in baseball, and lFletcher, Coach high jump by clearing the bar Job. - ..... " ed lag y ...... " Page ,ent up to the big leagues. He at 5 feet 4 inches; Van Hook took . Y for the Mt pUlasK]a ......... il , eJ11 Fletcbe ....... " senior" Harry Van as manager o me cmcmnau Mount Pulaski 36; Lincoln 34 second in the shotput and third waaaell, a le, tcher followed Hal- Hook. iunior, and John Connel- P.ds and Brooklyn iDdgueewhen 194,1 in the discus throw. Ve " and.r ... ..... ...='^--....u. iv, sonn0m0re,--: a** .... .he 3 .uarus .. w,, v. ..... ............ LincolnMunt Pulaski 37; Lincoln 3536; Mount Pulaski 26 on:  and " . .  --  a. . ?aria . dd a fine ob. who play. . ,, .  Guy Renner who still resides l4Yates, Coach [ he ?Utbid Mount Pul- "The tow. people, ol. t. u n Mount Pulaski, also mado .eto.- -,cn tnere, tTom aski are always benma  ,uite a record. He was the "wiz" Lincoln 45; Mount Pulaski 23 Vl'e r went to Collins-teams, and the Lincoin games ;; -itchers in this section, and pi hip r iae has been for a are getting to be classics m ,la;ed two seasons with Dubu- Lincoln 40; Mount1945 Pulaski 27 Clmm ons [ aea rs and his teams themselves. A 27 to 20 victory .is ue and Rockford. One of his Lincoln 38; Mount Pulaski 33 (Oct. 9, 1947) , t( a''ong the top five in the achievement of Derringers eats still talked about locally Lincoln 46; Mount Pulaski 41 ,-'-ost every year. He 1932-33 team, over Lincoln, ana vas when he pitched but 91 balls 1948 Mount Pulaski high broke an- are ex to  Championship this the two schools .pectd.. e i'n a game against the Blooming- Lincoln 35; Mount Pulaski 34 other county record Tuesday aft. e finals o m eVg been a state clash again in th " . _._ ton Unions, the regulation num- Regional Finals, Mount Pul- ernoon when their baseball team e: der for several district tournament. All oz Mr. pitches being 137. aski 44; Atlanta 28 won the county championship second one year. Pulaski is anxious to add Decatur 1947 for the fourth consecutive year, to the victim list Saturday night, lliam T. Skinner, who taught Mount Pulaski 51; Lincoln 29 defeating Elkhart in what was another Johnson and some 400 of its backers are the high school here in the Regional, Mount Pulaski 46; the championship game, 7 to 6,. over and was expected to be in the armory period, stated in a letter to Lincoln 26 on the Elkhart diamond. He was fol- stands when the two teams clash the editor, Paul Beidler of the 1948 Pulaski's string of wins was Wood, who was Saturday night." News, that of the 40 be. Mount Pulaski 46; Lincoln 29 broken this season, the first lo His teams com- The Hilltopppers whipped De- inners entering the primary class Regional, Mount Pulaski 39; in four years of "play. New Hol- records until he catur 25 to 18. the grade school, only an av- where he of 10 pupils were in the Elkhart 43. land turned the trick and with time until re. The latch-string is always out an class the past 10 years. 1945 Elkhart being the only Later, he came when you come to ML Pulaski. Mount Pulaski 49; Lincoln 36 team in the county to have lt and took over Next week the "door" will be Mount Pulaski 42; Lincoln 34 only one game, the final game: wide --Woods, Coach was set for the county honor.