212 ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HISTORY

1947 - 1974

 

YEAR BY YEAR:
1969 - 1970

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Track

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Football        Back To Top

1969 212 Conference Champions:  Renville Indians

Row One: L.Bratsch, R.Steinkamp, P.Olson, M.Maquire, B.Schmidt, M.Kashmark, C.Johnson, C.Johnson, mgr. F.Fischer. 
Row Two: Z.Zaske, R.Berger, L.Abbas, P.Degree, R.Schmidt, D.Randleman, D.Wertish, D.Reetz, Asst. Coach Sylvester. 
Row Three: P.Haug, D.Smith, M.Dolan, J.Smith, M.Santjer, L.Throngard, J.Peterson, P.Peterson.
Row Four: S.Kleinhuizen, R.Blankenship, K.Raske, S.Mulder, P.Brettin, L.Hoffman, D.Agre, L.Mulder, Head Coach Vanek.

     The Renville Indians won their first 212 Conference Championship since the fall of 1954.  Basketball Coach, Jerry Vanek took over the football duties for the season and finished the 212 league schedule 7-0 and 8-1 for the year.  Renville's toughest game of the year was an 8-0 victory against runner-up Brownton on the first game of the conference schedule.  Great team depth and outstanding running speed allowed the Indians to dominate conference statistics and standings.  Speedy halfbacks Doug Wertish and Dan Smith led the running game, and quarterback Mike Dolan passed for 1044 yards on the season. The Indians scored 274 points on offense for a 30.5 points per game average.  On defense they gave up 48 points for a 5.3 per game average.  Brownton finished up with a 7-2 season record.  They averaged 25.1points of offense and gave up 5.8 points of defense.  Brownton's only losses of the season came to an undefeated Gaylord team in the Tomahawk Conference and an 8-0 loss to Renville.

Final Conference Standings
Renville
Brownton
Hector
Bird Island
Buffalo Lake
Danube
Stewart
Sacred Heart
 
1969 All-Conference Team
Offense

Ends
Glen Alsleben, Brownton
Dan Smith, Renville
Backs
Keith Sharpe, Bird Island
Doug Wertish, Renville
Mike Dolan,Renville
Bill West, Brownton
Steve Bussler, Brownton
Linemen
Mark Peterson, Hector
Garry Severson, Stewart
Lonnie Carrigan, Buffalo Lake
Bob Tepfer, Danube
Bob Erickson, Bird Island
Bob Kienholz, Bird Island
Tom Vacek, Stewart
Defense
Lineman
Rich Roste, Sacred Heart
Tom Vacek, Stewart
Greg Bauman, Bird Island
Glen Bulthuis, Danube
LeRoy Abbas, Renville
Lee Hochsprung, Brownton
Linebackers
Bob Tepfer, Danube
Mark DeGroat, Hector
Mark Katzenmeyer, Brownton
Defensive Backs
Dave Aalderks, Sacred Heart
Steve Frank, Hector
Mark Coil, Bird Island
Honorable Mention
Erv Knutson, Sacred Heart
Steve Mulder, Renville
Larry Ewert, Stewart
Steve Hackbarth, Buffalo Lake
Al Klammer, Stewart
Mark Schwiderski, Hector
Pichard Penkert, Hector
Wayne Buboltz, Buffalo Lake
Kevin Peterson, Sacred Heart
Ron Trail, Brownton
Chuck Dahlgren, Bird Island
Lowell Hoffman, Renville,
Bob Wiehr, Hector
Jeff Schwarze, Brownton
Kevin Raske, Renville
Ron Knick, Brownton
Mark Dokken, Buffalo Lake
 
 
7-0
6-1
5-2
4-3
2-5
2-5
2-5
2-5
 
 
 
Conference Scoring
Doug Wertish, Renville
Dan Smith, Renville
Otto Naujokas, BI
Al Klammer, Stewart
Mark Schwiderski, Hector
Steve Bussler, Brownton
Mark DeGroat, Hector
 
Gaylord's Ken Rodning led the New Ulm Area in scoring with 28 touchdowns.
 
Rushing Leaders
Steve Bussler, Brownton
Doug Wertish, Renville
Keith Sharpe, Bird Island
Greg Bauman, Bird Island
Mark Schwiderski, Hector
Rich Penkert, Hector
Dave Aalderks, SH
Mark DeGroat, Hector
Al Klammer, Stewart
Otto Naujokas, Bird Island
Galen Swoboda, Danube
 
Passing Leaders
Mike Dolan, Renville
Kandy Kaugn, Danube
Bill West, Brownton
Mark Katzenmeyer, Brownton
Neil Nyhus, Stewart
Jerry Vandervoort, Hector
Mark Olson, Bird Island
Dave Loe, Sacred Heart
 
Pass Receiving
Dan Smith, Renville
Glen Alsleban, Brownton
Galen Swoboda, Danube
Steve Mulder, Renville
Kevin Raske, Renville
Scott Johnson, Hector
Larry Severson, Stewart
 
 
12  8
  9
  8
  7
  7
  7
  7
 
 
 
 
 
 
597
589
585
557
502
490
481
464
433
418
409
 
 
905
426
419
343
305
300
208
158
 
 
447
310
286
219
213
170
100
TP
90
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
56
81
91
110
89
74
106
67
82
75
61
 
 
140  57
  86  26
  63  25
  25  17
  94  32
  70  32
  49  15
  63  24
 
 
14
16
11
11
19
14
16

 

 

Wrestling        Back To Top

1970 212 Conference Wrestling Champions:  Bird Island-Tournament, Brownton-Dual Meet

Front Row: Rick Beckler, Mark Bauman, Larry Plumley, Jeff Beckler, John Beckler, Greg Buboltz.
Second Row: Bob Erickson, Greg Bauman, Bob Kienholz, Mike Clancy, Jeff Erickson, Mike Sing, Mgr. Rick Hendrickson

Front Row: S.Alsleban, J.Bartels, J.Guerrero, R.Guerrero, B.Dwinnell, B.Decker.
Back Row: Coach Beshey, J.Lietz, M.Katzenmeyer, J.Schwarze, G.Alsleban, L.Hochsprung,
F.Bipes

     The Brownton Bears won the 1970 Dual Meet Conference Championship with a perfect 7-0 record in the conference and a 13-0 over all record.  Top wrestlers for the Bears were Lee Hochsprung, 175, Fred Bipes, Hwt., Glen Alsleben, 165, Mark Katzenmeyer, 145 and Jeff Guerro, 112.  Bird Island won its third straight conference championship by rolling up 96 points.  Brownton finished a distant second with 75 points.  The Panthers, coached by Jerry Smith, put seven wrestlers in the final round.  Brownton put six wrestlers in the final round, but only two came out with a championship.

     The Bears from Brownton also made history by winning their first District 12 Wrestling Tournament.  Coach Jim Beshey's boys put together their finest outing by outscoring 1969 champion, Olivia, and Bird Island, Hutchinson and Glencoe.  Olivia was leading the meet with two matches remaining.  Brownton's Lee Hochsprung won over arch rival Steve Hackbarth of Buffalo Lake, 5-3. The heavyweight match would then decide the District 12 championship as number one seed, Brownton's Fred Bipes and number two seed, Curt Draheim of Olivia, would wrestle in a winner-take-all match, Bipes won, 1-0 in overtime.

     Canby won the Region 3 meet held at Hutchinson.  It came only a week after Canby dethroned perennial champion Tracy in the District 9 meet.

212 Dual Meet Standings
Brownton
Bird Island
Hector
Sacred Heart
Renville
Buffalo Lake
Danube
Stewart
 
7-0
6-1
5-2
4-3
3-4
2-5
1-6
0-7
 
212 Tournament Standings
Bird Island
Brownton
Hector
Sacred Heart
Renville
Buffalo Lake
Danube
Stewart
 
 
96
75
70
44
33
27
25
  0

1970 212 Wrestling Tournament Results
95-1st-Rick Beckler, Bird Island dec. Leo Schwiess, Hector 2-0
    3rd-Keith Holien, Sacred Heart dec. Greg Kodet, Danube 4-2
103-1st-Marv Pootvilet, Danube dec. Paul Dokken, Buffalo Lake 7-2
    3rd-Curt Johnson, Renville dec. Mark Bauman, Bird Island 4-0
112-1st-Larry Plumley, Bird Island dec. Jerry Guerro, Brownton 4-2
    3rd-Jim Kodet, Danube dec. Dale Frieborg, Hector, 2-1
120-1st-Jeff Beckler, Bird Island dec. Paul Olson, Renville 5-4
    3rd-Roy Guerro, Brownton dec. Dan Frank, Hector 4-2
127-1st-Gary Abel, Hector dec. John Beckler, Bird Island 9-6
    3rd-Wayne Anderson Sacred Heart dec. Brent Dwinnell, Brownton
133-1st-Dave Aalderks, Sacred Heart dec. Bob Decker, Brownton 6-4
    3rd-Greg Buboltz, Hector dec. Bill Schmidt, Renville 3-1
138-1st- Bob Erickson, Bird Island dec. Dave Skolberg Sacred Heart 4-1
    3rd-Wayne Walter, Hector dec. Ron Kurtz, Buffalo Lake 2-0
145-1st-Mark Katzenmeyer, Brownton, dec. Greg Bauman, Bird Island 4-1
    3rd-Gary Anderson, Sacred Heart dec. Gary Frieborg, Renville, 6-2
154-1st-Mark Peterson, Hector dec. Bob Kienholz, Bird Island 4-0
    3rd-Rick Zenk, Danube dec. Jeff Schwarze, Brownton, 3-2
165-1st-Mark DeGroat, Hector dec. Glen Alsleben, Brownton 6-4
    3rd-Jim Smith, Renville pinned Mike Clancy, Bird Island 5;14
175-1st-Lee Hochsprung, Brownton dec. Gary Neuberg, Hector 3-1
    3rd-Jeff Erickson Bird Island dec. LeRoy Abbas, Renville, 2-0
Hwt.-1st-Steve Hackbarth, Buffalo Lake pinned Fred Bipes, Brownton 2.52
    3rd-Rich Roste, Sacred Heart pinned Bruce Lentz, Renville 4.48   
 

District 12 Standings
Brownton
Olivia
Bird Island
Hutchinson
Glencoe
Hector
Sacred Heart
Cosmos
Norwood
Danube
Renville
Buffalo Lake
Stewart
212 Place Winners in District 12
Rick Beckler, Bird Island, 3rd-95
Jim Bartels, Brownton, 1st-103
Larry Plumley, BI, 3rd-112
Roy Guerrero, Brownton, 3rd-120
Paul Olson, Renville, 4th-120
Gary Abel, Hector, 3rd-127
John Beckler, Bird Island, 4th-127
Dave Aalderks, SH 1st-133
Steve Frank, Hector, 4th-133
Dave Skolberg, SH, 3rd-138
Greg Bauman, Bird Island-4th-145
Mark Katzenmeyer, Brownton. 3rd-145
Mark Peterson, Hector, 2nd-154
Rick Zenk,Danube, 3rd-154
Mark DeGroat, Hector, 1st 165
Glenn Alsleben, Brownton., 2nd 165
Mike Clancy, Bird Island, 3rd-165
LeRoy Abbas, Renville, 4th-175
Lee Hochsprung, Br., 1st-175
Steve Hackbarth, BL 2nd-175
Rich Roste,SH 4th, Hwt.
Fred Bipes, Brownton, 1st-Hwt.
 
 
 
 
78
74
53
53
45
40
40
32
30
15
11
11
  1
 
Region 3 Standings
Canby
Appelton
Olivia
New Ulm
Redwood Falls
Tracy
Hutchinson
Glencoe
Gaylord
Hector
 
212 Place Winners in Region 3
Dave Aalderks, SH, 3rd-133
Bob Erickson, Bird Island 2nd-138                       Mark Peterson, Hector 1st-154
Mark DeGroat, Hector 4th-165
Lee Hochsprung,Brownton 4th -175
 
 
 
55
40
39
35
31
28
28
26
23
21

 

 

Basketball        Back To Top

1969-70 212 Conference Champions:  Bird Island Panthers

Back Row: Jon Coil, Randy Manderschied, Jeff Stien, Mark Coil, Chuck Dahlgren, Mark Olson, Bryan Flann, Otto Naujokas, Dan Smith, Keith Sharpe. 
Front Row: Coach Wohler, Mgr. Dale Lidbeck, Coach Gomarko

     The Bird Island Panthers won its second 212 Conference Championship in the 24 year history of the league.  The other title came in 1957.  The Panthers clinched the title with two weeks remaining on the schedule when Danube beat the only challenger left, Buffalo Lake, 68-57.  With four Panthers averaging in double figure, BIHS averaged 83.1 points per game on offense. Their average winning spread was 26 points per game.  Hector led the league on defense with a 52.5 average per game.

      In District 12 Tournament action, Bird Island was upset by Danube, 60-59, in the quarter final round.  Bird Island had beaten Danube by 22 and 19 points during the season.  Renville got by Danube, 56-49 in the semi-finals, with Glencoe beating Hutchinson, 66-49, in the semi finals.  Glencoe went on to win the District Tournament by winning over Renville 69-44.  Glencoe lost to Redwood Falls in the first round of the Region 3 Tournament.  Marshall won the Region Tournament.

Final Conference Standings
Bird Island
Renville
Buffalo Lake
Danube
Hector
Brownton
Sacred Heart
Stewart
 
1970 All-Conference
Mark Olson, Bird Island
Bryan Flann, Bird Island
Keith Sharpe, Bird Island
Doug Wertish, Renville
Steve Mulder, Renville
Mike Dolan, Renville
Bill West, Brownton
Daryl Lippert, Danube
Shawn Specht, Hector
Lonnie Carrigan, Buffalo Lake
Paul Williams, Buffalo Lake
 
Paul Williams and Daryl Lippert were All-Area selection.
 
13-1    16-3
11-3    17-5
10-4    11-8
  9-5    14-7
  7-7      9-10
  3-10    3-16
  2-12    4-15
  1-13    3-15
 
 
11
11
11
11
12
12
12
12
11
12
12
Scoring Leaders
Daryl Lippert, Danube
Paul Williams, BL
Mark Olson, Bird Island
Doug Wertish, Renville
Bill West, Brownton
Lonnie Carrigan, BL
Brian Flann, Bird Island
Terry Dombrowski, SH
Otto Naujjokas, BI
Shawn Specht, Hector
Keith Sharpe, Bird Island
Bob Swanson, Hector
Lowell Hoffman, Renville
Al Klammer, Stewart
Dan Rickert, Brownton
Scott Johnson, Hector
Mike Knapper, SH
Steve Mulder, Renville
Mike Dolan, Renville
Dave Schwartz, Brownton
 
324  23.1
303  23.3
272  19.4
266  19.0
214  16.5
206  15.8
191  13.6
189  13.5
184  13.1
172  15.6
171  12.2
166  11.9
158  11.3
157  11.2
155  11.1
153  11.8
150  10.7
147  10.5
145  10.4
141  10.1
 

 

 

Track             Back To Top

1970 212 Conference Track Champion:  Renville Indians

Row One: T.Smith, D.Reetz, M. Santjer, D.Smith, P.Haug, L.Abbas, S.Mulder, T. Hemingsen. 
Row Two: J. Smith, L.Hemingsen, J. Ruter, P.Brettin, L.Hoffman, L.Throngard, S.Dueth, D.Reetz.
Row Three: K.Mulder, T.Berger, D.Wertish, A.Rosaasen, L.Mulder, S. Kleinhuizen, S.Link, G.Eekhoff.
Row Four: R.Mulder, G.Mulder, D.Wolter, M. Rosaasen, C.Raske, P.Olson, K.Branick, L. Bratsch, J.Feldman, Coach Sorenson.

     The Renville Indians won their 3rd straight conference champion at the Buffalo Lake track.  Under new head coach, Dave Sorenson, the Indians scored a record setting 141 points. The other seven schools in the conference totaled 114 points together.  Renville took first place in 11 of 16 events and placed second in 10 of 16 events.  Dan Smith led the scoring with four first places and 24 points.  He set the only record in the 180 Yard Low Hurdles with a 20.3 time, breaking the old record, 20.9, held by Denton Jakobitz of Buffalo Lake set in 1962.

     Glencoe won the District 12 Track Meet held at Hutchinson with Renville finishing second.  Glencoe also won the Region 3 meet that was held at Winthrop's all weather, rubberized track.  Renville finished in 11th place, which was the highest of any 212 conference school.

1970 Conference Track Meet Results
Renville
Hector
Bird Island
Buffalo Lake
Stewart
Brownton
Danube
Sacred Heart
 
Track Meet Results
120 Yard High Hurdles

    1. Dan Smith, Renville
    2. Ruter, Renville
    3. Agre, Renville
    4. DeGroat, Hector
    5. Klammer, Stewart
100 yard Dash
Jim Smith, Renville
Hemingsen, Renville
Dahlgren, Buffalo Lake
Heerdt, Hector
Rosaasen, Renville
Mile Run
Lipke, Stewart
Reetz, Renville
Swanson, Hector and Hoberg, Sacred Heart Tie
Sindear, Danube
880 Yard Relay
Hector
Renville
Buffalo Lake
Bird Island
Stewart
440 Yard Dash
Peterson, Hector
J.Smith, Renville
Dahlgren, Sacred heart
M.Wertish, Renville
Berger, Renville
180 Yard Low Hurdles
D. Smith, Renville
Ruter, Renville
Kleinhuizen, Renville
Nicolai, Hector
DeGroat Hector
Sprint Medley Relay
Hector
Renville
Stewart
Buffalo Lake
Sacred Heart

212 Place Winners in District 12 Meet
D.Wertish, Renville, 4th-PV
Kalenberg, Hector, 5th PV
Brettin Renville, 2nd Discus
S.Mulder, Renville, 3rd-Discus
Dan Smith, Renville, 1st-HH
Ruter, Renville, 4th-HH
Lipke, Stewart, 2nd-Mile
Santjer, Renville, 3rd-Mile
D.Wertish, Renville, 4th, HJ
S.Mulder, Renville, 3rd-SP
Brettin, Renville, 4th-SP
Hector, 1st-880 Yard Relay
Renville, 3rd-880 Yard Relay
Bird Island, 5th-880 Yard Relay
Dan Smith, Renville, 1st-LH
D.Wertish, Renville, 3rd-LJ
Peterson, Hector, 3rd-440
J.Smith, Renville, 5th-440
180 Yard Low Hurdles
D.Smith, Renville, 1st LH
Phil Williams, Buffalo Lake, 2nd-880
Fischer, Buffalo Lake, 3rd-880
Hector, 2nd-Sprint Medley
Renville, 4th Sprint Medley
K.Branick, Renville, 3rd, 2 Mile
P.Branick, Renville, 4th-2 Mile
Smith, Renville, 3rd-220
Renville, 2nd Mile Relay
Buffalo Lake, 5th Mile Relay
 
 
 
141
  38
  26
  22
  12
    7
    5
    3 1/2
 
 
15.8
 
 
 
 
 
10.7
 
 
 
 
 
4.54.2
 
 
 
 
 
1.39.9
 
 
 
 
 
53.7
 
 
 
 
 
20.3
 
 
 
 
 
4.03.5
 
 
 
 
 
 
220 Yard Dash
D.Smith, Renville
Dahlgren, BL and Hemingsen, Renville tie
Bratsch, Renville
Paul Williams, BL
Two Mile Run
Kevin Branick, Renville
Pat Branick, Renville
R.Setzephant, BI
Voltz, Danube
Buboltz, BL
Mile Relay
Renville
Buffalo Lake
Bird Island
Hector
Stewart
Shot Put
Brettin, Renville
St. Mulder, Renville
Bipes, Brownton
L.Mulder, Renville
Lofgren, Hector
Discus
S.Mulder, Renville
Ryan, Buffalo Lake
Bipes, Brownton
Brettin, Renville
Wiehr, Hector
High Jump
S.Mulder, Renville
D.Wertish, Renville
L.Mulder, Renville
Phil Williams, BL
DeGroat, Hector
Long Jump
Dan Smith, Renville
D.Wertish, Renville
Hemingsen, Renville
Schwiderski, Hector
Warner, Brownton
Pole Vault
D.Wertish, Renville
Kalenberg, Hector
Link, Renville
Slagter, Sacred Heart
 
Region 3 Team Standings
Glencoe
Madison
Montevideo
New Ulm
Morton
Hutchinson
Gaylord
Ortonville
Tracy                                              Winthrop
Renville
 
212 Place Winners in Region 3            Dan Smith, Renville, 2nd, LJ
Dan Smith, Renville, 3rd, HH
Dan Smith, Renville, 5th, LH
Hector, 880 Yard Relay, 4th
 
23.3        
 
 
 
 
 
10.39.5
 
 
 
 
 
3.51.6
 
 
 
 
 
430
 
 
 
 
 
1210
 
 
 
 
 
59
 
 
 
 
 
1910
 
 
 
 
 
99
 
 
 
 
  
40
21
21
15
14
12
11
11
10
10
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Baseball        Back To Top

1970 212 Baseball Champions:  Bird Island Panthers

Front Row: Dale Lidbeck, Tom Smith, Paul Weis, Keith Buboltz, Randy Manderschied, Mike Flann. 
Second Row: John Maier, Jerry Peterson, Jim Ryan, Greg Bauman, Bryan Flann, Darrell Peterson, Steve Koehlerr. 
Third Row: Coach Gomarko, Jerry Lingl, Dan Smith, Wayne Weis, Mark Olson, Mark Coil, Otto Naujokas

     The Bird Island Panthers won the 1970 212 Conference Championship with a 7-0 record.  The Panthers toughest game of the conference season was the first game of the year when Paul Weis of Bird Island and Renville's Mike Dolan matched up in a battle of the two best lefties in the conference.  Bird Island managed an unearned run late in game for a 1-0 win.
     Pitchers Paul Weis and Bryan Flann, catcher Jerry Lingl, infielders Keith Sharpe and Mark Coil, and outfielder Darly Peterson led the Panthers to a 13-1 season record.  Their only loss came to eventual region champion, New Ulm.
     The top seeds in District 12 were; Bird Island #1, Olivia #2, Norwood #3, and Hutchinson #4.  All of the top seeds advanced to the semi final round.  In the semi-finals Bird Island beat Hutchinson, 5-4, and Norwood beat Olivia, 4-1.  In the finals Norwood scored a 5-0 victory over the Panthers.  Norwood's Steve Knight threw his 5th no-hitter of the season against BIHS.  Norwood would lose to eventual Region Champion, New Ulm, in the first round.
 

1970 212 Final Standings

Bird Island
Brownton
Renville
Stewart
Hector
Buffalo Lake
Danube
Sacred Heart
 

 

 

7-0
5-2
5-2
4-3
3-4
2-5
1-6
1-6