212 ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HISTORY

1947 - 1974

 

YEAR BY YEAR:
1964 - 1965

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Football        Back To Top

1964 212 Conference Football Champions:  Bird Island Panthers

The Bird Island Panthers won their 2nd 212 Conference Football Championship in three years.  Led by the fleet footed halfback, John Naujokas, the 6 and 1 Panthers  averaged 23.7 points per game for the season to lead the conference.  Runner-up Stewart led the conference defensively with a 6.3 per game average.  Naujokas scored 15 touchdowns and 5 extra points for a total of 95 points.  This total was only 14 points behind the 109 points set by Bob Bruggers in 1962.  Jim Macik had scored  101 points in the fall of 1963. Other standouts on the team were sophomore sensations Brad Danielson and Willie Sing,  and seniors Dave Lundquist and Tom Saunders.

1964 Conference Standings
Bird Island
Stewart
Brownton
Danube
Hector
Renville
Buffalo Lake
Sacred Heart
 
1964 All-Conference Team
John Naujokas, Bird Island
Mike Dahlheim, Hector
Tom Richards, Buffalo Lake
Howard Manthei, Danube
Bob Mulder, Renville
Bruce Schmidt, Stewart
Pete Jensen, Brownton
Mike Manthei, Danube
Jim Roste, Sacred Heart
Brad Danielson, Bird Island
Gerald Rosenow, Brownton
Gary Scharmer, Buffalo Lake
Jim Bruggers, Danube
Walt Milbrandt, Hector
Chang Van Zee, Renville
Daryl Lade, Stewart
Harlan Hallquist, Hector

Honorable Mention
Dave Lundquist, Bird Island
Tom Saunders, Bird Island
Willie Sing, Bird Island
Buster West, Brownton
Larry Schwartz, Brownton
Ron Bahr, Buffalo Lake
Dave Hegre, Buffalo Lake
Bruce Schendel, Danube
Reith Rusk, Hector
Dave Schoek, Renville
Ron Hoff, Sacred Heart
Steve Doerr, Stewart
Pete Kasal, Stewart
Howard Caldwell, Hector
 
7-1-1
6-2-1
6-3-0
5-3-0
4-4-0
4-4-0
1-7-0
0-9-0
 
 
12 Back
12 Back
11 Back
12 Back
12 Back
12 Back
12 Back
12 Line
12 Line
10 Line
12 Line
12 Line
12 Line
12 Line
10 Line
12 Line
12 Line

 
12
12
10
10
12
12
12
12
12
11
11
12
12
12
Conference Scoring Leaders
John Naujokas, Bird Island
Howard Manthei, Danube
Tom Richards, Buffalo Lake
Bob Mulder, Renville
Bruce Schmidt, Stewart
Mike Dahlheim, Hector
Pete Jensen, Brownton
Brad Danielson, Bird Island
Harlan Hallquist, Hector
Bruce Schendel, Danube
Dave Schoek, Renville
Tom Saunders, Bird Island
Dave Henke, Brownton
Keith Rusk, Hector
 
95
65
42
41
39
37
33
31
29
26
25
20
19
18

 

 

Wrestling        Back To Top

1965 Conference Wrestling Champions:  Hector Bulldogs

     The Hector Bulldogs ended the 5 year reign of Buffalo Lake by winning the 1965 212 Conference Wrestling Meet.  The Bulldogs won three weight class championships and had five 3rd place winners to score 89 points.  Brownton won the runner-up trophy with 73 points.  1964 Champion, Buffalo Lake finished in 3rd place with 70 points.  Of the seven returning champions only three won titles in the tournament.  Gerald Rosenow of Brownton won his second straight heavy weight title.  Pete Kasal of Stewart, moved up a class and won the championship at 154.  Hector's Walter Milbrandt moved up to the 175 pound class and won his second straight title. 

Olivia won the 1965 District 12 Tournament at Olivia, by three points over perennial champion Hutchinson.  Hutchinson won four of the past five championships in district wrestling.  Glencoe won the tournament in 1961.  This was the first year that the top three place winners advanced to the region tournament.  District 9 and 11 could send the top two wrestlers, while District 10 could  send one.  Olivia qualified 7 for the regional, Hutchinson 6, Stewart 6, Glencoe 5, and Hector 3.

 Tracy won the Region 3 Tournament that was held a Hutchinson.  District 12 Champion, Olivia finished 3rd.

1965 Conference Wrestling Tournament Results
Hector                  89 Points
Brownton             73
Buffalo Lake         70
Stewart                 60
Bird Island            34
Sacred Heart        18

Place Winners
95-1st-Pat Roiger, Buffalo Lake dec. Steve Williams, SH, 2-1
3rd-Jim Eitel, Stewart, dec. Dave Volkenandt, Hector, 9-4
103-1st-Dave Roiger, Buffalo Lake, dec. Paul Setzephandt, Bird Island, 4-2
3rd-Dennis Clark, Hector dec. Mel Schwarze, Brownton, 3-1
112-1st-Don Alsleben, Brownton, dec. Larry Schaufler, Stewart 4-0
3rd-Curt Henschke, Buffalo Lake, dec. Gary Augeson, Hector 4-0
120-1st-Bruce Bartels, Brownton, pinned Steve Baumgardt, Buffalo Lake, 5.20
3rd-Jerry Ginsberg, Hector, pinned Steve Peterson, SH, 5.50
127-1st-Andy Forcier, Stewart,dec. Lloyd Kadelbach, Buffalo Lake 2-0
3rd-Mark Miller, Hector, dec. Dave Lundquist, BI, 1-0
133-1st-Doug Klevos, BI, dec. Doug Smith, Hector, 3-2
3rd-John Hubert, SH, pinned Doug Kadelbach, Buffalo Lake, 3.50
138-1st-Gary Billimeier, Bird Island dec. Bob Raeth, Brownton, 6-4
3rd-Joe Johnson, Hector, won forfeit over Burt Hillman, BL
145-1st-Steve Johnson, Hector dec.Doug Bulau, Brownton, 4-2
3rd-Mike Tucker, Stewart pinned Duane Hoverstein, Buffalo Lake, 5.13
154-1st-Pete Kasal, Stewart dec. Mike Ness, Hector, 3-0
3rd-Don Husske, Brownton, dec. Bruce Markgraf, Buffalo Lake, 5-0
165-1st-Tim DeGroat, Hector, dec. Daryl Lade, Stewart, 2-0
3rd-Dan Hahn, Brownton, default over, Bruce Milbrandt, BL
175-1st-Walter Milbrandt, Hector pinned Bruce Schmidt, Stewart, 7.22 OT
3rd-Lowell Maas, Brownton, dec. Steve Richards, BL. 1-0
Hwt.-1st-Gerald Rosenow, Brownton default over Wayne Carrigan, Buffalo Lake
3rd-Larry Hable Hector, referee dec. over Don Burke, Stewart, 3-3
 

District Team Scores
Olivia                        93
Hutchinson                90
Glencoe                    63
Stewart                     47
Hector                      42
Brownton                 40
Buffalo Lake            30
Bird Island               19
Norwood                 15
Cosmos                     9
Sacred Heart             2

Region Qualifiers
95-3rd-Jim Eitel, Stewart
103-2nd Dave Roiger, Buffalo Lake
3rd-Paul Setzephandt, Bird Island
112-3rd Don Alsleben, Brownton
120-3rdDoug Kadelbach, Buffalo Lake
127-3rd Andy Forcier, Stewart
133-3rd-Doug Klevos, Bird Island
138-2nd Bob Raeth, Brownton
145-1st-Steve Johnson, Hector
2nd-Doug Bulau,, Brownton
154-3rd-Pate Kasal, Stewart
165-1st-Tim DeGroat, Hector
2nd Daryl Lade, Stewart
175-1st-Walt Milbrandt, Hector
2nd-Bruce Schmidt, Stewart
Hwt.-2nd-Gerald Rosenow, Brownton
3rd-Don Burke, Stewart
 

Region 3 Wrestling Tournament     
Tracy dominated the 1965 Region 3 Tournament with 72 points. Olivia finished in 3rd place with 39 points.  It was the 6th time that Tracy won the Region Championship with the present arrangement which was started in 1952.  Redwood Falls won the championship the other 6 years.  District 12 had 6 champions and 3 runners-up.


212 Place Winners
165-4th-Tim DeGroat, Hector
175-1st-Bruce Schmidt, Stewart

 

Basketball        Back To Top

1965 212 Conference Co-Champions:  Brownton Bears and Renville Indians

     The 1965 212 Conference Basketball race ended in a three way tie with Brownton, Danube and Renville ending the season with a 9-5 record in conference play.  Going into the last week of the season Brownton could have won the title outright, but was upset by Sacred Heart, 76-65.  The conference could have been a four way tie, but Stewart upset pre-season favorite Bird Island, 67-82 in the finale of the season.  Stewart's 66 junior center, Ted Burke, scored 42 points in that game.  The conference record for most points scored in a conference game is 49, held by Bob Bruggers in 1962. Never in the history of the conference had the league been as balanced from the top to the bottom of the standings as in 1965.  In District 12 play, Bird Island and Renville lost in the semi-final round to Norwood and Hutchinson.  Norwood won the district title.

Conference Standings
Danube
Brownton
Renville
Bird Island
Sacred Heart
Stewart
Buffalo Lake
Hector
 
9-5
9-5
9-5
8-6
8-6
5-9
4-10
4-10
 
12-7
12-7
12-7
10-8
10-8
12-10
  5-14
  5-11

 

All-Conference Team

Ken Johnson, Danube
Mike Dahlheim, Hector
Dave Henke, Brownton
Ted Burke, Stewart
Howard Dahlager, SH
Brad Danielson, BI
Rob Anderson, Renville
John Naujokas, BI
Larry Schwarze, Brownton
Bob Mulder, Renville
Matt Schnickels, Buffalo Lake
Honorable Mention
Pete Jensen, Brownton
Tom Richards, Buffalo Lake
Howard Manthei, Danube
Larry Maurice, Danube
 
All-Area First Team
Mike Dahlheim, Hector
Ted Burke, Stewart
All-Area Second Team
Matt Schickels, Buffalo Lake
Dave Henke, Browntn
 
12
12
12
11
11
10
10
12
12
12
12
 
12
11
12
11
 
 
12
11
 
12
12
 
G
F
G
C
F
C
G
F
F
F
G
 
G
F
G
G
 
 
F
C
 
F
G
 
510
61
58
66
511
64
57
61
511
510
60
 
510
61
510
58
 
 
61
66
 
60
58
Top Scorers
Ted Burke, Stewart
Matt Schnickels, BL
Harold Dahlager, SH
Mike Dalheim, Hector
Larry Schwarze, Brownton
Ken Johnson, Danube
Dave Henke, Brownton
Brad Danielson, BI
Rob Anderson, Renville
Howard Manthei, Danube
John Naujokas, BI
Ron Hoff, SH
Tom Richards, BL
Dennis Schuette, Brownton
Harlan Hallquist, Hector
Larry Maurice, Danube
Dave Nordin, BI
Bob Mulder, Renville
Dave Schoek, Renville
Pete Jensen, Brownton
Mark Van Den Einde, Renville
Gary Scharmer, BL
 
CP  Ave.  TP  Ave
387 27.6  570 25.9
290 20.7  391 20.6
289 20.6  364 20.2
268 19.1  308 19.2
245 17.5  329 17.4
241 17.2  310 16.3
241 17.2  289 15.2
230 16.4  323 16.1
223 15.9  293 15.4
223 15.9  281 14.8
221 15.8  298 14.9
170 14.2  208 11.5
196 14.0  277 14.6
193 13.8  252 13.3
185 13.2  210 13.1
185 13.2  231 12.1
184 13.1  248 12.4
166 11.9  231 12.1
162 11.6  224 11.8
162 11.6  224 11.8
139 11.6  204 12.0
140 10.0  185   9.7
 

 

 

Track             Back To Top

1965 212 Conference Track Champions:  Bird Island Panthers

     The Bird Island Panthers, winner of the first two track meets in 1952 and 1953, won the 1965 meet that was held at Buffalo Lake.  It was the first time that the meet was held on the Buffalo Lake track.  The track proved to be soft and times were somewhat slow for a conference meet.  The leading point winners for the Panthers were John Naujokas, who won the 440 and placed in three other events.  Brad Danielson won the high hurdles and placed in two other events. Tom Saunders placed in three events.  Stewart's Ted Burke threw the shot put 521 to break Larry Seehusen's (Danube) record of 513 set in 1956.  He also threw the discus 150 feet to break Gary Kaiser's (Danube) record of 1357, set in 1958.

Conference Standings
Bird Island
Renville
Danube
Hector
Stewart
Brownton
Buffalo Lake
Sacred Heart
 
56 5/6
32 2/3
27 1/3
26 1/3
23 1/3
22
19 5/6
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High Hurdles                       16.3
Brad Danielson, Bird Island
Gary Scharmer, Buffalo Lake
Keith Rusk, Hector
TomSaunders, Bird Island
Marlowe Kottke, Stewart
100 Yard Dash                       10.9
 Howard Manthei, Danube
Pete Jensen, Brownton
Doug Fuls, Renville
John Naujokas, Bird Island
Willie Sing, Bird Island
Mile Run                                 5.00.9
Larry Minnick, Renville
Mike Reinert, Bird Island
Larry Maurice, Danube
Bob Richards, Buffalo Lake
Jim Millerbrandt, Renville
880 Yard Relay                         143.0
Renville
Danube
Bird Island
Stewart
Brownton
440 Yard Dash             57.1
John Naujokas, Bird Island
Ron Lindamen, Brownton
Bob Mulder, Renville
Dennis Garberich, Bird Island
Jim Fischer, Buffalo Lake
180 Yard Low Hurdles              23.3
Keith Rusk, Hector
Tom Saunders, Bird Island
Brad Danielson, Bird Island
Gary Scharmer, Buffalo Lake
Bob Raeth, Brownton
880 Yard Run   2.13.4
Larry Schwarze, Brownton
Doug Gens, Renville
Dennis Johnson, Buffalo Lake
Danny Gauer, Bird Island
Jim Thipps, Hector
220 Yard Dash                             24.9
Howard Manthei, Danube
Doug Fuls, Renville
Pete Jensen, Brownton  tie with Willie Sing, Bird Island
Bud Setzephandt, Bird Island
Mile Relay                                  3.56.2
Bird Island
Renville
Stewart
Buffalo Lake
Danube
High Jump                                   54
Tie, Harlan Hallquist, Hector, Ken Lueck, Danube, Gary Scharmer, Buffalo Lake, Karl Dickman, Hector
Tie for 5th, Dennis Runke, Buffalo Lake,Howard Throngard, Renville, and Doug Fuls, Renville
Pole Vault                                   100
Pete Jensen, Brownton
Jim Knapper, Sacred Heart
Jim Hartung, Hector
Neil Schendel, Danube
Tie,Dale Hartung, Hector, Jim Grabow, Stewart, Tom Saunders, Bird Island
Long Jump                                    197
Bob Mulder, Renville
John Naujokas, Bird Island
Bob Schwidersk, Hector
Don Burke, Stewart
Jim Hengle, Bird Island
Discus                                          1500 NR
Ted Burke, Stewart
Harlan Hallquist, Hector
Willie Sing, Bird Island
Tom Williams, Buffalo Lake
Dennis Holmgren, Sacred Heart
Shot Put                                    530 NR
Ted Burke, Stewart
Don Burke, Stewart
Richard Dey, Renville
Dale Berg, Bird Island
Duane Lenz, Stewart

 

     Hutchinson won the District 12 Meet with 38 points.  They only had three first places in the meet, but showed their depth with three second places and 3 third places.

District 12 Standings
Hutchinson               38 Points
Glencoe                   27
Lester Prairie           27
Bird Island               24
Norwood                 20
Stewart                    11
Hector                     10
Olivia and Renville     7
Brownton,                 6
BL and  Silver Lake   4
Cosmos                     0
 
New Records
J. Knapper of Danube went 111 in the Pole Vault to break Dick Barnes record of Stewart with a height of 109 set in 1961.
Ted Burke of Stewart threw the Shot Put 49 9 to break Bob Bruggers of Danube record of 4811 set in 1962.
Sophomore Brad Danielson of Bird Island ran the 120 High Hurdles in 15.3 to break Gary Meiers record of Stewart 15.4.
212 Conference Place Winners
120 High Hurdles
Brad Danielson, Bird Island-1st -15.3
Saunders, Bird Island-3rd
Scharmer, Buffalo Lake-4th
100 Yard Dash
L.Manthei, Danube-1st-10.5
Mile Run
Maurice, Danube-3rd
Reinhart, Buffalo Lake-5th


Region 3 Winner was Redwood Falls
Ted Burke, Stewart-Shot Put-1st-538
Jerry Knapper, Sacred Heart-P.V.-3rd
Harlan Hallquist, Hector, HJ-4th
Brad Danielson, Bird Island-HH-1st-15.3
 
 

880 Mile Relay
Brownton-4th
Bird Island-5th
 
440 Yard
Naujokas, Bird Island, 1st-53.5
Bolder, Renville-4th
 
180 Hurdles
Danielson, Bird Island-3rd
 
880 Yard Run
Schwarze, Brownton-2nd
Minnick, Bird Island-4th
Gens, Renville-5th
 
220 Yard Dash
Manthei, Danube-3rd
 
Mile Relay
Bird Island-1st-3.42.3
Hector-4th
Danube-5th
 
Long Jump
Mulder, Renville-2nd
 
Pole Vault
Knapper, Danube-1st-111/2 NR
 
High Jump
Lueck, Danube-1st-57
Hallquist, Hector-2nd
Runcke, Buffalo Lake-4th
Dickman, Hector-5th
 
Shot Put
Ted Burke, Stewart-1st, 499 NR
Don Burke, Stewart-5th
Discus
4th-Burke, Stewart
Howard Manthei, Danube-100, 2nd
John Naujokas, Bird Island-440-4th
Larry Schwarze, Brownton-880-3rd
 

 

 

 

Baseball        Back To Top

1965 212 Conference Baseball Champions:  Danube Hawks

     The Danube Hawks and Renville Indians tied for the 212 Conference Championship on the last week of league play. Renville held a one game lead going into the last game when Danube won, 8-5.   Norwood won the District 12 and Region 3 Tournament.  All of the 212 Conference teams were eliminated after the semi-final round.  Renville was eliminated because of pitching rule violation that did not allow a pitcher to throw more than 14 innings within three days.  In District 12 play, Stewart beat Cosmos 3-1, when Ted Burke threw a 1 hitter.  It was Stewart's first win since 1962.

1965 Conference Standings
Danube
Renville
Bird Island
Brownton
Buffalo Lake
Hector
Sacred Heart
Stewart
 
6-1
6-1
5-2
4-3
3-4
3-4
1-6
0-7