212 ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HISTORY

1947 - 1974

 

YEAR BY YEAR:
1955 - 1956

Football

Basketball

Track

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Football        Back To Top

1955 212 Football Champions:  Hector Bulldogs

     The Hector Bulldogs dominated the 1955 212 Conference with an 8-0 record.  Their toughest game of the year was against Buffalo Lake in the 4th game of the season.   Buffalo Lake finished the year with a 7-1 record. The Bulldogs shut out the Bison 25-0.  Hector scored a total a 225 points on offense for a 28.1 per game average.  On defense they gave up only 26 points for a 3.3 per game average.  Outstanding players for the 1955 Bulldogs were backs, Don Hennessy and Francis Krentz, End Steve Sprieter and guard, Gary Raitz.    Hector ended the season with a 19 game winning streak, and Coach Wayne Dietz won his 50th game of his career, his 45th in Hector.  It would be his the last year in Hector.  Coach Dietz came to Hector in the fall of 1948.

1955 Final Standings
Hector
Buffalo Lake
Sacred Heart
Renville
Bird Island
Danube
Stewart
Brownton
 
212 Scorers
Don Hennessey, Hect.
Larry Seehusen, Dan.
Dave Dahlager, SH
Doug Peterson, BL
Lee Raitz, Hector
Luverne Kienholz, BI
Dave Dahlager, SH
Larry Youngs, Renville
SheldonWickstrom,SH
Gale Damhof, Danube
Francis Krentz, Hector
Ken Lovald, BL
Karlo Fischer, BL
Steve Sprieter, Hector
Billy Bartels, Brt.
Gary Kaiser, Danube
John Eitrem, SH
Dale Johnson, BI
Tom Campbell, BI
Ron Sagness, SH
Gary Raitz, Hector
Duane Dean, Hector
Tom Goetsch, Renville
Arvin Buss, Stewart
Terry Frazee, BI
Gordon Klemp, BI
Dick Deason, SH
 
8-0-0
7-1-0
5-2-1
5-3-0
3-3-2
3-5-0
1-7-0
0-8-0
 
 
11
9
9
7
7
5
6
6
6
5
4
2
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
0
2
2
2
1
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3
3
1
1
0
7
0
0
0
6
7
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
12
2
2
2
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
69
57
55
43
42
37
36
36
36
36
31
19
19
18
18
18
12
12
12
12
12
14
14
14
  8
  7
  7
1955 All-Conference
Steve Spreiter, Hector
Harvery Refsland, SH
Gordon Klemp, Bird Island
Gary Raitz, Hector
Keith Gorder, Sacred Heart
LeRoy Karg, Stewart
Dale Moritz, Buffalo Lake
Don Irlbeck, Renville
Roger Deleeuw, Bird Island
Don Hennessey, Hector
Luverne Kienholz, BI
Larry Youngs, Renville
Francis Krentz, Hector
Larry Seehusen, Danube
Billy Bartels, Brownton
Honorable Mention
Royce Fuller, Renville
Ronnie Scott, Renville
Elroy, Kuglin, Danube
Leslie Schrupp, Danube
Gary Kaiser, Danube
Alvin Woller, Stewart
Glen Dovenmuehle, Hector
Dick Warner, Renville
Doug Peterson, Buffalo Lake
Warren Glaeser, Buffalo Lake
Cliff Kischer, Buffalo Lake
Dave Dahlager, Sacred Heart
Sheldon Wickstrom, SH
Dick Deason, Sacred Heart
Terry Frazee, Bird Island
 
Don Hennessy was chosen to the All-State Football Team.
The 511, 170 pound back also played in the North-South All-Star game.
 
 
 
 
E
L
E
L
L
L
E
L
L
B
B
B
B
B
B
 
E
E
L
L
E
E
E
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B

12
12
11
12
12
11
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12

 

 

Basketball        Back To Top

1956 Conference Co-Champions:  Buffalo Lake (11-3) and Sacred Heart (11-3)

     Sacred Heart and Buffalo Lake tied for the 1956 212 Conference Basketball Championship with 11 and 3 records.  Sacred Heart ended their season with a 13-6 final record and Buffalo Lake finished with a 14-7 record.  The Stewart Gophers broke a 39 game losing streak during the regular season by defeating Silver Lake 42-24.  In District 12 tournament play, Buffalo Lake beat Renville 61-54 in the semifinals and then lost to Hutchinson in the finals, 75-47. 

 

Final Standings
Sacred Heart
Buffalo Lake
Danube
Bird Island
Renville
Brownton
Hector
Stewart
 
All Conference
Billy Bartels,Brownton
Del Roelofs, Danube
Gordy Klemp, BI
Terry Frazee, BI
Steve Sprieter, Hector
Mel Bengston, Renville
Gary Kaiser, Danube
Ron Lovald, BL
Dick Deason, SH
Alvin Woller, Stewart
 
11-3
11-3
  9-5
  8-6
  7-7
  5-9
  5-9
 1-13
 
 
64
64
64
62
511
60
63
63
511
61
 
13-6
14-7
10-10
14-7
  9-10
  9-11
  8-11
  2-16
 
 
Sr.
Sr.
Jr.
Jr.
Sr.
Sr.
So.
Sr.
Sr.
Sr.
Scoring Leaders
Spreiter, Hector
Bartels, Brownton
Kaiser, Danube
Frazee, Bird Island
Deason, Sacred Heart
Lovald, Buffalo Lake
Fuller, Renville
Klemp, Bird Island
Eitrem, Sacred Heart
Seehusen, Bird Island
Knigge, Renville
Mueller, Buffalo Lake
Bruan, Danube
Woller, Stewart
Stockman, Stewart
Davidson, S H
Van Den Einde, Dan.
Dahlager, S H
Elliot, Sacred Heart
 
14
14
14
11
14
13
14
14
14
14
11
11
  9
13
12
13
13
14
14
 
 
300
295
265
204
220
203
215
199
195
188
143
143
109
156
126
135
135
138
130
 
21.4
21.1
18.9
18.5
15.7
15.6
15.4
14.7
13.9
13.4
13.0
12.4
12.1
12.0
10.5
10.4
10.4
  9.9
  9.3

 

 

Track             Back To Top

1956 212 Track Champions:  Buffalo Lake Bison

     The Buffalo Lake Bison won their 3rd straight 212 Conference championship by dominating the meet held at the Bird Island fair grounds.  Seven records were broken on a perfect day for track in Bird Island.  The most impressive record breakers were Larry Seehusen of Danube who broke the shot put record by 10 feet with a throw that went        51 feet, 8 inches. Gale Damhof of Danube also had an impressive day when he went 202 in the long jump for a 212 Conference record.  All 5 runners that placed in the 440 yard dash broke the conference record with Stewart's Arvin Buss placing 1st and breaking the record with a 54.2.  Buffalo Lake's Dale Moritz won the Mile event over Hector's Paul Novotny in a photo finish and a new record with a time of 5.06.6.

Conference Standings
Buffalo Lake
Danube
Stewart
Bird Island
Brownton
Sacred Heart
Hector

56
45
26
22
13
13
  4

 

Pole Vault           96  NR
   First Place tie
   Buss, Stewart
   Ulrich, Buffalo Lake
   C. Fischer, Buffalo Lake
   4. Lueck, Danue
   5. Dols, Stewart
     Wigen, Danube
120 High Hurdles       17.6
   1.C. Fischer, Buffalo Lake
   2.Damhof, Danaube
   3.Glaeser, Buffalo Lake
   4.Lovald, Buffalo Lake
   5.Enzenous, Bird Island
Discus             1160     NR
   Tie
   Kaiser, Danube
   Eitrem, Sacred Heart
   3. Bredeson, Danube
   4. G. Johnson, Bird Isalnd
   5. Hagberg, Buffalo Lake
Shot Put           518      NR
   1. Seehusen, Danube
   2. Siegel, Buffalo Lake
   3. Braun, Danube
   4. Gehrke, Brownton
   5. Karg, Stewart
 
 
Long Jump           202   NR
   1.
  Damhof, Danube
   2.
  Johnson, Bird Island
   3.
 Peterson, Buffalo Lake
   4.
  Wickstrom, Sacred Heart
   5.
  Fischer, Buffalo Lake
High Jump           53   NR
  1.  Waller, Brownton
   2. Ulrich, Buffalo Lake
   3. Reins, Bird Island
   4.  Eitrem, Sacred heart
   5.  Rodmyre, Bird Island
220 Yard Dash             24.2
   1.
   Buss, Stewart
   2.
   Kienholz, Bird Island
   3.
   Fredrichs, Stewart
   4.
   Maurice, Danube
   5.
   Peters, Brownton
880 Yard Run             2.16
   1.
  Bredeson, Danube
   2.
  Stockman, Stewart
   3.  Starrett, Buffalo Lake
   4. E. Braun, Danube
   5.  Lueck, Danube
880 Relay                1.43.2
   1.
   Buffalo Lake
   2.
   Bird Island
   3.
   Sacred  Heart
   4.
   Danube
 
 
 
 
100 Yard Dash              11.3
   1.
  Wickstrom, Sacred Heart
   2.
  Kienholz, Bird Island
   3.
  Larson, Brownton
   4.  Peters, Brownton
   5.  K. Fischer, Buffalo
Wickstrom broke the record in the 100 Yard Dash in the preliminaries with a 10.5 time.
Mile Run             5.043   NR
   1.
   Moritz, Buffalo Lake
   2.
   Novotny, Hector
   3.
   Fredrischs, Stewart
   4.
   Lingenfelter, Danube
   5.
   Vath, Buffalo Lake
440 Yard Dash       54.3      NR
   1.
   Buss, Stewart
   2.
   Nielson, Buffalo Lake
   3.  Sell, Blo Lake
   4.  D. Johnson, Bird Island
   5.  J. Ulrich, Buffalo Lake
180 Yard Low Hurdles         23.6
   1.
   C. Fischer, Buffalo Lake
   2.   Damhof, Danube
   3.  K. Fischer, Buffalo Lake
   4.  E. Bruan, Danube
   5.  Stockman, Stewart

     Hutchinson won the District 12 Track Meet in a rain soaked meet at Hutchinson.  Larry Seehusen broke the shot put record at 489.

 

 

Baseball        Back To Top

1956 Conference Baseball Champions:  Hector Bulldogs

                                                Front Row:Norm Anderson, George Beske, Jeff Johnson, Bruce Rueber, Bob Novotny, Jerome Carlson, Gary Raitz, Paul Olson 
                                                Second Row:Jeff Rusk, Karl Raitz, Greg Keltgen, Ray Grundeman, Jon Dahlheim, Lee Raitz, Ted Hauer

 The Bulldogs won the eastern division of the 212 baseball conference by defeating the Brownton Bears 6-3.  In the championship game they defeated Renville 18-1.  In 1955 Renville defeated Hector in the finals in 10 innings.  Outstanding players for 1956 Bulldogs were pitcher- outfielder, Gary Raitz and pitcher- shortstop, Steve Spreiter.  The team featured 6 sophomores in the starting line-up that eventually won the district championship in 1958.